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The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $179.7 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards for the production of four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). This option award brings the total number of FRCs under…
Crowley Maritime Corporation this week awarded three California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships during the Containerization and Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards presentation in Long Beach, Calif.The students, Drew Kerlee,…
On-going tests show that the Wärtsilä two-stroke gas engine performance is in compliance with the upcoming IMO Tier III NOx emission limits, setting a new benchmark for low-speed engines running on gas.Wärtsilä has successfully tested…
While welcoming the new mandatory requirement to have ECDIS as the principal means of navigation on board merchant vessels, the UK P&I Club is warning shipowners and managers about potential problems with its implementation.Karl Lumbers,…
Offshore service vessel giant Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) says that fiscal second quarter financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2011, are currently expected to reflect vessel revenues that are below the $255 million…
American Commercial Lines Inc. has appointed Robert M. Blocker as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service.An industry veteran, Mr. Blocker served in progressively responsible sales roles with ACL from 1988 to 1995. He…
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a delivery order valued at approximately $24 million on September 20 to Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., for the production of 11 additional Response Boats-Medium (RB-M).  With the exercise of…
French-flag boutique cruise line Compagnie du Ponant has ordered another "latest generation" mega-yacht size cruise ship with 132 staterooms and suites from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The yet-to-be-named new ship will be joining sister ships Le…
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) reports that it has entered an agreement to acquire MetroMachine Corp., a leading East Coast surface-ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va. The value of the…
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has booked contracts worth $23 million to build two new 50-ton bollard pull ASD tugboats for Seacor Holdings affiliate Caribbean Tugz, LLC. To be built simultaneously, they will be used…
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