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JANUARY 30, 2013 — A next generation Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) vessel, designed for operations in the harshest environments, was named at a ceremony today in Stavanger, Norway. Co-owned by Subsea 7 and Eidesvik,…
JANUARY 30, 2013 — Resolve Maritime Academy has joined the Transas Global ECDIS training network, known as Get-Net. The academy recently expanded its Fort Lauderdale, FL, training facilities, adding a second ECDIS classroom with Transas…
JANUARY 30, 2013 — It looks like it's time for Tokyo-headquartered classification society ClassNK to roll out the celebratory sake barrel again (see earlier story). The society has just reported its official registration figures for…
JANUARY 30, 2013 — GE Marine has signed an agreement with Echogen Power Systems, Akron, Ohio, to be the exclusive provider of Echogen's exhaust heat recovery system for use on commercial and military marine vessels…
JANUARY 30, 2013 — Chinese shipowner Centrans (Tianjing) Ocean Shipping has received EEDI compliance certificates for two 180,000 dwt newbuildings, an achievement it reports as being a world first in the Capesize segment. The bulk…
JANUARY 30, 2013 — All efforts to tow the minesweeper USS Guardian off a reef in the Philippines having failed, the Navy has decided that the only way remove the ship without causing further damage…
JANUARY 29, 2013 — BP today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has accepted the company's plea resolving all federal criminal charges against the company stemming from the Deepwater…
JANUARY 29, 2013 — Vane Line Bunkering Inc. of Baltimore, Md., is being awarded an estimated $13,139,993 firm-fixed-price contract for transporting Department of Defense owned fuel and marine diesel by tug and barge. Work will…
JANUARY 29, 2013 — Union, N.J., headquartered Mack Boring & Parts Co. has is to distribute commercial marine diesel engines from Austria's Steyr Motors on the East Coast, including Canada and the Caribbean. Mack Boring…
January 29, 2013

LaHood to step down

JANUARY 29, 2013 — Secretary Ray LaHood this morning told employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama’s Cabinet, he would not be staying on for the…
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