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July 27, 2016

Court finds in favor of shipowner and DoJ in Athos I case

JULY 27, 2016 — U.S. Federal District Court Judge Joel Slomsky has ruled in favor of the shipowner and coplaintiff the U.S. Department of Justice, and against CITGO Petroleum and other CITGO-related parties, in a case involving a spill of...
July 27, 2016

Double ended hybrid ferry features dual AlphaBridge

JULY 27, 2016 — The 135 m double-ended CNG hybrid ferry Texelstroom, recently delivered by Spanish shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte—La Naval (see earlier story), features an advanced dual JRC/Alphatron AlphaBridge. The fully...
July 27, 2016

USCG gives guidance on when crew can work on ATB barges

JULY 27, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard yesterday issued a policy letter (CG-CVC Policy Letter 16-04) giving guidance on when personnel may conditionally occupy the barge unit of an ATB (articulated tug barge). The letter notes that by virtue of...
July 27, 2016

GulfMark sees "early signs of encouragement"

JULY 27, 2016 — Houston headquartered GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) has reported results of operations for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016. For the quarter, revenue was $30.5 million, and net loss was $47.6 million,...
July 27, 2016

NASSCO delivers another Kinder Morgan ECO tanker

JULY 27, 2016 — General Dynamics NASSCO marked a milestone Monday by delivering its seventh ship in the span of just over a year. The Garden State, an ECO Class tanker built for Kinder Morgan subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers, was...
July 26, 2016

VIDEO: Steamship Authority takes delivery of new ferry

JULY 26, 2016 — The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority has taken delivery of the 235 ft M/V Woods Hole.   Built by Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, LA, the ferry is the second designed for the Steamship...
July 26, 2016

Lamprell says equipment problem delays jack-up delivery

JULY 26, 2016 — United Arab Emirates(UAE) based Lamprell plc says that scheduled second-quarter 2016 delivery of a jack-up drilling rig has been delayed. The rig is in its final stages of commissioning and has undergone a series of equipment...
July 26, 2016

MTU series 4000 engine chosen for Eagle repower

JULY 26, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard's sail training barque Eagle is to be repowered with a Series 8V 4000 MTU propulsion engine for use when not operating under sail. The repower will also include the addition of the MTU Callosum – an...
July 26, 2016

HHI management improvement plan gets green light

JULY 26, 2016 — The world's largest shipbuilder, South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) reports that accountancy firm Samil PwC has told it that its 3.5 trillion won worth management improvement plan is good enough for HHI to make...
July 26, 2016

First LNG tanker transits expanded Panama Canal

JULY 26, 2016 — Chartered by Shell and carrying a cargo from the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, the 161,870 cu.m Maran Gas Apollonia yesterday became the first LNG carrier to transit the expanded Panama Canal. "The transit of the first LNG vessel...

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