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May 22, 2012 —A new, state-of-the-art ship given to Qatar University will transform marine research in the Arabian Gulf region. Built by Freire Shipbuilding, Vigo, Spain, the research vessel Janan – named after the island…
May 22, 2012 — Graig China Ltd (GCL), part of the Cardiff-based Graig Group, has been contracted by Hong Kong-based Global Union Shipping Limited to supervise the construction of ten 157,000 dwt suezmax crude oil…
May 22, 2012 — BMT Nigel Gee Ltd. (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., has signed an agreement to provide vessel designs to Estonia's BLRT Marketex, a subsidiary of BLRT Grupp AS. The relationship…
May 22, 2012—The American P&I Club has released a new e-learning module, Vessel General Permit (VGP), to enable members to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's discharge requirements for all vessels trading to the…
May 22, 2012 — Maritime simulator  and virtual training software developer VSTEP has successfully delivered a NAUTIS tug trainer simulator to T.O.S (Transport & Offshore Services) headquarters in Rotterdam. The NAUTIS tug trainer is a…
May 22, 2012 — Capt. Eric Christensen, chief, Commercial Vessel Compliance at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters has sounded what he calls a "high-level alarm for detentions of U.S.-flag vessels." Coast Guard analysis of recent actions…
May 22, 2012 — Using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as ship fuel is gaining more attention not only in Europe, but also in Asia and the U.S.A. Shipowners are currently facing a number of questions…
May 21, 2012 —Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) has signed a $247 million syndicated loan facility led by ING Bank. The facility provides the necessary liquidity to satisfy the outstanding payment obligations to Guangzhou Shipbuilding…
May 21, 2012 —An unwanted anchor chain accoutrement is preventing a 31,883 dwt bulker from heading for the U.S. from Brazil with a cargo of pig iron. Actor and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher has…
May 21, 2012—Rolls-Royce is to supply propulsion equipment for three new ships commissioned by the Turkish Navy. Istanbul Shipyard will design and build one Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MOSHIP) and two Rescue and Towing Ships…
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