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Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., Seattle,has constructed and launched the first vessel in a new product line. The Patrol 28 is an all-aluminum vessel designed by Kvichak/Amgram Ltd., U.K. for effective operation in port and coastal…
Wärtsilä's new electronically controlled low speed engine, the Wärtsilä X35, has successfully passed its Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT). The tests of the two engines took place last month at both the 3.MAJ Engines & Cranes…
BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards and Moran Iron Works, Inc., have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate on the pursuit of plate steel fabrication projects for industrial plant customers. Together they will serve customers throughout the…
American Cruise Lines newbuild river cruise vessel Queen of the Mississippi recently left the pier at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, for its first sea trial. The vessel performed perfectly as the huge paddlewheel churned…
It was to have been a highspeed containership with a semi-planing hull, gas turbine power and waterjets linking Philadelphia and Cherbourg, France. At one time, there were hopes it could have been in service by…
China's COSCO (Guangdon) Shipyard Co., Ltd. is to build up to ten Rolls-Royce design UT 771 CDL Platform Supply Vessels for an as yet unnamed "American shipowner." A stock exchange announcement says that shipbuilding contracts…
Walsh & Sons, a U.K. construction and recycling company with a fleet of 60 trucks, is planning to beat road congestion by switching to river transportation. Last week, as part of that strategy, Walsh took…
Houston-headquartered Vantage Drilling Company (NYSE Amex: VTG) reports that it has signed a definitive agreement with Valencia Drilling Company to acquire the rights and obligations under the construction contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Dragonquest, which…
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is recommending enhancements to regulations about the reporting of casualties at sea. Specifically, CLIA is recommending that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) expressly and more clearly require flag states to…
Container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd turned in a net loss of €28.8 million (about $38 million) in 2011. According to the consolidated financial statements approved today by the Supervisory Board, Hapag-Lloyd increased its transport volume in…
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