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A balance has to be struck between the commercial advantages of shipowners' selecting a particular flag state and the need to discourage the use of flags that do not meet their international obligations, warns the…
Trinity Offshore, LLC and Signet Maritime Corporation recently christened the escort tugs M/V SIGNET STARS & STRIPES and M/V SIGNET CONSTELLATION  in a double ceremony at Trinity's Gulfport, Miss. shipyard.Mrs. Gayle L. Wicker, wife of…
After little more than a year in the job, Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. is leaving his position as Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has…
Two officers of the Costamare-owned 3,032 containership Rena face charges laid by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ). The 236 m ship struck the Astrolabe Reef, near Tauranga Harbor, around 2.20 am, October 5, resulting in what…
Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) reports that its joint venture  with Marubeni Corporation is to acquire ownership interests in eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers from A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, for an aggregate purchase…
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has laid the keel of a 60-foot work boat for the Port of Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin awarded the contract in June 2011.  The vessel is scheduled for…
Harvey Gulf International Marine has released more details of its agreement with Trinity Offshore covering the construction of two offshore supply vessels capable of operating exclusively on natural gas (see earlier report).The agreement, signed October…
The London-headquartered Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) has selected  National Security Inspectorate (NSI) as its independent assessor of maritime security companies, after a competitive tendering process.SAMI was established in 2010 to serve as…
A container barge carrying thousands of pounds of Navy munitions was refloated today after it ran aground five miles southwest of Anacortes, Wash., in the Rosario Strait, on Monday.The mishap occurred about 5:20 a.m. when…
A new RAnger 2400 Class fireboat, American United, has been delivered to the Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston by shipbuilder A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd., of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, Canada. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd.…
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