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Rolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts to design and equip seven vessels for Brazilian shipowner Navegação São Miguel Ltd. The contracts, for four oil spill recovery vessels and three bunker tankers, are worth GBP 23…
W&O, Jacksonville, FL, has been recently named the exclusive distributor for Pres-Vac of its pressure/vacuum valve and inert gas systems in the U.S., as well as the only factory-authorized service center in North America.  “We…
Development of large, LNG-fueled containerships moving ahead. Classification societies DNV and Bureau Veritas have each given approval in principle to designs for such vessels. Kawasaki Heavy Industries has gotten approval for a 9,000 TEU ship…
Norway's Ulstein Verft has delivered M/V Blue Fighter to Blue Ship Invest, another company within the Ulstein Group. The ship is the first of two medium-sized platform supply vessels (PSV) of Ulstein's new PX121 design."The…
The second of two advanced Rolls-Royce designed UT 788 CD AHTS being built by China's Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co. has grounded in a shipyard incident.. Its sister vesse (pictured here) was successfully launched in November…
In what could be the first of many Congressional actions spurred by the Costa Concordia incident, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) said today his committee would conduct a hearing…
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was placed under house arrest yesterday as investigation of the accident continued. Prosecutors reportedly are considering charges that could include manslaughter, abandoning ship before all others, and causing a shipwreck.…
Dramatic footage released by the U.K. Ministry of Defense January 16 shows the arrest of Somali pirates a Royal Navy task force in the Indian Ocean after a dramatic chase. A boarding team of Royal…
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced that its subsidiary, Hyde Marine, Inc., has been awarded a contract to supply a total of six Hyde Guardian(R) Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Systems for two LR2 Aframax tankers…
Both Singapore-listed STX OSV and its majority shareholder, Oslo-listed STX Europe, have moved to downplay media reports suggesting that a sale of the company is imminent -- likely to either Keppel or Sembawang.Today, STX OSV…
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