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NOVEMBER 25, 2014—The largest floating drydock in North America—the 80,000-ton lifting capacity Vigorous—got busy on November 17 with its first drydocking, after being christened by Vigor Industrial at its Portland, OR, facility. The 946 ft…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the William Trump, the eleventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. "We are extremely happy to announce the delivery of the latest…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) today announced a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises, Ltd. to purchase the 684 passenger Ocean Princess for its newly acquired Oceania Cruises brand. Norwegian Cruise…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Russian sailors waiting in St. Nazaire, France, to take delivery of a helicopter carrier look set for an extended stay. According to an announcement today by the office of French President…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Singapore's Penguin Shipyard International has delivered three 38 m Flex Ferries to their new owner, Horizon Ferries, following successful sea trials in Singapore. Designed by BMT Nigel Gee of Southampton, England,…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — The 50,601 dwt U.S.-flag bulker Liberty Grace was recently involved in the rescue of more than 230 Syrian refugees from a a Turkish fishing trawler that was adrift 120 nautical miles…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Classification society DNV GL says that stricter limitations on sulfur emissions (SOx) will pose many challenges to ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs).  If not handled with care, switching from…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Things are getting heated in the debate over whether Australia should build its next-generation submarines at government owned shipbuilder ASC or buy them overseas. In an exchange in Senate question time…
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is stepping up its efforts to enforce Jones Act requirement on OCS operations. Law firm Blank Rome is encouraging owners and operators of vessels engaged in…
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 — A shipyard in Louisiana has built what SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk describes in a tweet as an "autonomous space port drone ship." SpaceX plans to land the latest version of its…
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