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SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the first Armstrong-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) ship will be named Neil Armstrong. Mabus named the future R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR…
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 — London headquartered maritime training specialist Videotel Marine International has added three new courses to its STCW (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) portfolio. The company notes…
September 25, 2012

Car carrier will earn more

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 — Norwegian Car Carriers ASA reports that it has entered into a time charter contract for its 100 percent-owned car carrier NOCC Pamplona for a duration of about 6 months, commencing in…
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla., based Resolve Salvage & Fire reports first 600 tons of steel from the bow section of the Rena wreck off Tauranga, New Zealand. This comes after six weeks…
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau have announced that BOEM will offer 38 million acres in the Central Gulf of…
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 — The Navy is looking at the possibility of  turning seawater into jet fuel at a production cost in the range of $3 to $6 per gallon. According to the U.S. Naval…
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 — MTU parent Tognum AG has renamed its SKL Motor GmbH subsidiary in Magdeburg, Germany, as MTU Reman Technologies GmbH and has re-equipped its plant for the standardized reconditioning of MTU engines…
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 — The U.S. Navy commissioned its third Littoral Combat Ship – USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) – in Galveston, Texas Saturday officially placing the ship into active service. Fort Worth is the…
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 — John Fredriksen's Seadrill has entered into a turnkey contract to build a new ultra-deepwater drillship at Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries. The project value price is estimated to be around US$600 million…
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 — The world's largest container manufacturer, CIMC (China International Marine Containers) is getting into the shipowning business. It has placed a $330 million order with Chinese shibuilder STX Dalian, a subsidiary of…
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