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Seven of the ten companies invited to submit plans to remove the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia are members of the American Salvage Association (ASA)."While terribly tragic, the capsizing and grounding of the Costa Concordia…
Bergen, Norway, based Forland Shipping AS has signed a contract for a 110 m subsea vessel to be built at Havyard's Leirvik shipyard in Sogn, Norway for delivery in August next year.To be built to…
A Danish shipyard that specializes in superyachts is entering the commercial market with a wind farm service vessel that will see its expertise in carbon fiber hull construction applied to a SWATH (Small Waterplane Area…
South Africa's 65 year old DCD-Dorbyl (Pty) Limited has completed a group restructure that includes a name change for Capetown's DCD-Dorbyl Marine, which is now DCD Marine.Whatever the name, the shipyard has built up an…
Austal has secured an order valued at around Euro 35 million for a highly efficient medium speed ferry for French Polynesian operator and existing customer, SNC Aremiti Ferry. The 80 m vehicle-passenger catamaran is scheduled…
The global cruise industry has announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry's announcement on January 27 of a Cruise…
Tanker giant Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG), says that its Board of Directors has suspended the payment of regular quarterly dividends.  No dividend will be paid in the first quarter of 2012.Commenting on the…
Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans, LA, ordered two additional 302 ft X 64 ft, dual fuel Offshore Supply Vessels from Trinity Offshore, Gulfport, MS. Harvey Gulf now has four dual fuel OSVs on order…
Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA, a Crowley company, has been chosen to design a custom "super pumper" fireboat to enhance the City of San Francisco Fire Department's (SFFD) marine fire fighting and response capabilities…
Bournemouth, U.K., based Neptune Maritime Security says it has "received information via credible channels that the vessel, MV FREE GODDESS (IMO 9107045), has been successfully hijacked by Somali pirates."FREE GODDESS is shown on the fleet…
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