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MAY 14, 2013 — Vessel Management Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, has sold the twin screw tug Sinuk to King River LLC of Palmer, Alaska. The 85.8 ft x 28.5 ft x 10.0 ft depth,…
MAY 13, 2013 — Shipowners will soon know whether there is to be any easing of the schedule for fitting the Ballast Water Management system required under the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. IMO's Marine…
MAY 13, 2013—U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda will be stepping down later this month. Deputy Administrator Chip Jaenichen will be taking over as Acting Administrator. Over his three years as Administrator, Matsuda was often criticized…
MAY 13, 2013—China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding is starting the construction of two jackup drilling rigs based on a new design from Zentech, Inc., Houston, TX. The new R-550D jack up rig, which…
MAY 13, 2013 — Following on from the strategic partnership with Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd announced in January (see earlier story), Austal has now secured similar agreements with Unithai Shipyard and Engineering in Thailand…
MAY 13, 2013 — Norway's Ulstein Group has delivered the fourth in a series of six PX-121 design ax-bowed platform supply vessels from its Ulstein Verft shipyard. Named Blue Thunder, the vessel was built for…
MAY 13, 2013 — The European Commission today unveiled what it calls "a maritime strategy for the Atlantic," it has adopted an "action plan to revitalize the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean…
MAY 13, 2013 — Canada has started enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) standards and the requirements of Annex VI of the MARPOL convention. The announcement was made last week in Halifax,…
MAY 10, 2013 — China's COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd. (left) has won a contract worth over $23 million from a Malaysian shipowner covering construction of a float over launch barge. The float over launch…
MAY 10, 2013 — Recent amendments to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) have created a tougher regime for shippers and crews over discharges into the sea.…
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