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OCTOBER 8, 2014 — Two dry bulk companies in the John Fredriksen empire, Golden Ocean Group Limited (OSE: GOGL) and Knightsbridge Shipping Limited (Nasdaq: VLCCF), have entered an agreement that will see them merge. Knightsbridge…
OCTOBER 8, 2014—Detyens Shipyards, Inc., Charleston, SC, was recently awarded a $14,737,872 firm-fixed-price contract by the Military Sealift Command for a 170-day drydocking and overhaul of USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7). The contract (N62387-15-C-7505) includes nine options,…
OCTOBER 7, 2014 — In a position paper published today by the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA), European shipowners ask EU Member States to adopt a clear, long-term and above all harmonized position on the…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—Carnival Corporation & plc, Miami, FL, will begin construction next year of a new world class training facility for its deck and technical officers, following its purchase of a seven-acre tract of land…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—The first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives was christened today in Charleston, SC. A new offshore emergency response craft, the Fort Ripley is a…
October 7, 2014—A tug that serves as a memorial to British Columbia's towing industry has received a touch up thanks to a donation from Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards. The North Vancouver-based yard recently completed volunteer repair…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—New Orleans-based offshore marine service company Tidewater Inc. recently named Latif Benhaddad  as its Vice President of Engineering. As Vice President of Engineering, Benhaddad reports to Tidewater COO Jeff Gorski, and is responsible for global…
OCTOBER 7, 2014—U.S.-based Renewable NRG Systems and Belgium’s FLiDAR recently entered an exclusive partnership for the distribution of FLiDAR’s offshore wind measurement buoys in the Americas. The deal calls for Renewable NRG Systems to provide…
OCTOBER 6, 2014—There are now more than $3 billion worth of orders at North American shipyards to build new vessels that will burn Liquefied Natural Gas or be readily convertible to do so. But the…
OCTOBER 6, 2014 —  Iskes Towing & Salvage has taken delivery of a Damen ASD 3212 tug named Mercurius. The Netherlands-based tug operator's fleet now includes three Damen builds, all constructed in the last four…
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