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The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are responding to a potential environmental hazard following the sinking of a 200 ft dry dock at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., Sunday. The…
Jeffrey Lantz, director of the Coast Guard's Office of Commercial Regulations and Standards, says that a just-released final rule on ballast water discharge will protect the marine environment and is consistent with the IMO discharge…
The Navy reports that it has issued contract modifications to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective littoral combat ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year…
The newly delivered 135m-long cruise ship River Discovery II  will be christened on March 18 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The River Discovery II is the first in a series of four cruise ships built by…
The UK P&I Club has issued a loss prevention bulletin on the dangers of pressing up ballast tanks. In a recent case, says the bulletin, an entered vessel pressed up its ballast tanks in order…
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, recently completed the winter layup and repair of the tug John Spence and barge Niagara Spirit for McKeil Marine, Hamilton, ON, Canada. The project was the first major ship repair…
ABS is to class a first-of-its-kind Arctic Containment System (ACS), slated for deployment in June 2012 to serve all exploration activities in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas offshore Alaska. The non self-propelled ice-strengthened barge will…
Resolve Maritime Academy opened its new Simulation Training Center this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA facility adjacent to Port Everglades.Sharing the ceremonial scissors in our photograph are (L to…
The emergence of Colombo, Sri Lanka, as a hub for container traffic, is making leading containership operators consider using Colombo Dockyard for their repair requirements, both afloat and in dry dock, now that earlier war…
The tides of the New Jersey shore have enough energy to power 200,000 homes says a new study released by Natural Currents Energy Services, LLC, a company focused on developing tidal power generation. The report…
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