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JUNE 26, 2012 — A 41 m high speed Austal aluminum passenger catamaran ferry, Vale Grand Sud, is now in operation in New Caledonia for mining company Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie. The vessel is designed to provide…
U.S.Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has named Colonel (ret.) Jim Helis, Ph.D., as the new superintendent for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. Colonel Helis, a 30-year Army veteran, will begin work at…
JUNE 25, 2012 — FMT Industries, LLC—one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group—has signed a contract with Trinity Offshore, LLC (now known as TY Offshore) to build an additional six 297 ft…
JUNE 25, 2012 —EXMAR Offshore Company, Houston, Texas has entered into an agreement with LLOG Exploration Company L.L.C., Covington, La., to design a new production semi-submersible hull for installation in the Gulf of Mexico in…
JUNE 25, 2012 — Norway's Simon Møkster Shipping AS has selected Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan to build an advanced platform supply vessel of UT776 WP design that it is to charter to Statoil under a…
JUNE 25, 2012 — Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactor (MBR) advanced waste water treatment systems to a 3,611 passenger cruise ship newbuilding under…
JUNE 25, 2012 — BIMCO announces today that the organization's new U.S. Liaison Officer is to be Vice Admiral Brian Salerno, who this month retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as its Deputy Commandant for…
JUNE 25, 2012 — Norway's Odfjell is adding a couple of gas tankers to its fleet of some 96 chemical tankers. It has acquired two modern 9,000 cu.m LPG/Ethylene gas carriers from two Singaporean companies…
 25, 2012 — Russia's RIA Novosti reported Friday that United Shipbuilding Company (OSC) is to build four seismic ships for Sovcomflot. The news agency reported OSC Deputy General Director Roman Trotsenko as saying the ships…
JUNE 22, 2012 – Tank barge giant Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) announced today that it expects 2012 second quarter net earnings to be in the $.80 to $.85 per share range, below its previously announced…
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