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Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was detained on Saturday for questioning by prosecutors, along with First Officer Ciro Ambrosio. Prosecutors reportedly are considering charges that could include manslaughter, abandoning ship before all others, and causing…
The grounding of a cruise ship Costa Concordia should serve as a wake-up call to the shipping industry, says maritime professional union Nautilus International. As we reported earlier, the ship, carrying some 4,234 passengers and…
Three people are confirmed dead after the cruise ship Costa Concordia grounded off Italy Friday evening. Up to 70 were reported missing as of Saturday morning, though a cabin search of the ship was continuing.The…
Matt Nichols has something to smile about. The former owner of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash., has been back at the helm of the company as CEO since Wednesday, Jan. 10.Matt and brother, Archie…
Drydocks World has entered into a contract with Aibel, a Norwegian provider of services to the energy industry, that will see the Dubai shipyard build a Wind Power Offshore Platform to receive power generated from…
The U.S. Navy accepted the delivery of missile range instrumentation ship USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25) Jan. 10.Constructed by VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., T-AGM 25 will be the replacement for the existing…
Sweden's Rederi AB TransAtlantic (STO:RABTB) has taken delivery of Brage Viking, the fourth in a four vessel AHTS series from Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamakona S.A. The vessel will be flagged up in the Danish register…
At first light on January 2012, Somali pirates opened fire on the Spanish Navy combat replenishment ship Patino, which is serving as the current flagship of EU  Navfor.Patino had just completed the escort of a…
Seaspan Marine Corporation, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, and the Canadian Government formally recognized and celebrated the completion of an Umbrella Agreement that sets out the terms under which Seaspan’s shipyards in North Vancouver and Esquimalt,…
Paris-headquartered offshore services giant Bourbon has set up a new organization, Bourbon Docking, to help it achieve its target of 95 percent vessel availability. Located in Dubai, Bourbon Docking will manage the class dockings of…
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