Blount Boats, Inc., Warren, R.I., has reached an agreement with South Boats Special Projects, Ltd., Cowes, U.K., that makes it the exclusive shipyard to manufacture U.S. flagged aluminum catamarans of South Boats designs for the…
Netherlands-based IHC Merwede and BAE Systems have entered a cooperation agreement to meet the demands of the offshore construction vessel market in the U.S.  IHC Merwede will be responsible for the design and build of…
Lévis, Québec, shipbuilder Davie Yards said yesterday that discussions that would have seen it acquired by Fincantieri are over. "The interested parties have concluded that it is not possible to reach an agreement within the…
Matthew R. Devlin was charged today in Philadelphia with one count of misconduct of a ship operator causing death, in relation to the "Duck boat" accident on the Delaware River on July 7, 2010, announced…
Ballast water and incidental discharge management was the focus of a joint hearing held yesterday by he House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and the Water Resources and…
Austal has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of three purpose-built 21 m offshore support vessels (OSVs) for Turbine Transfers Limited, based in Holyhead, United Kingdom. Due for delivery in May 2012,…
Pirate attacks on the world's seas totaled 266 in the first six months of 2011, up from 196 incidents in the same period last year, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime…
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) says it has determined the exterior and basic design of a car carrier aiming at zero emissions while berthed. The solar hybrid ship has benefited from a subsidy from Japan's…
KMI Leasing Co., LLC, Seattle, Wash., part of Kvichak Marine Industries, recently added a new 30’ Rapid Response Skimmer—Wide version outfitted with a Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt oil recovery module to their lease fleet.  The rapid-response skimmer…
Wärtsilä has acquired Gothenburg, Sweden, headquartered Cedervall, a leading manufacturers of shaft seal and bearing systems for the marine industry. Cedervall i has subsidiaries in Spain, China and Singapore, with manufacturing facilities in Sweden, China…

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