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Bellingham, Wash., boatbuilder Aluminum Chambered Boats has ceased operations. Its 35 employees were sent home Monday. Interim president Tom Latham told local media that the recession, mounting debt and the company's inability to make a…
Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 3.2 percent this year and by 3.5 percent in 2011, Crew costs are the category most likely to produce the highest levels of increase. Those are some…
New York's plans for offshore renewable energy are moving along. Yesterday, BOEMRE held its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting in partnership with New York's Office of the Governor. The task force was established…
Though Washington State Ferries (WSF) says it will work to implement a majority of 36 recommendations made by an independent expert panel to improve ferry operations, it is not rushing to deal with one suggestion:…
Dubai-based, Oslo-listed seismic vessel operator Polarcus has ordered two new high-end 3D seismic ships. Like the company's exisiting existing POLARCUS ASIMA and POLARCUS ALIMA, they will be constructed to the X-bowed ULSTEIN SX134 design, but…
Australian high-speed catamaran pioneer Incat is set to notch up another first. Under construction at its Hobart, Tasmania, shipyard is Hull 069, a 99 m cat that, says Incat, will be "the world's first high…
Eight Very Large Crude Carriers are achieving Very Large Carbon Cuts. A detailed performance analysis of a National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) tanker confirms that the company has achieved substantial fuel savings--and thus…
The tug Fairplay-22, which capsized on November 11 while it was assisting the superferry Stena Brittanica to its terminal at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands, has been refloated by Smit Salvage using the sheerleg Taklift 7.…
The numerous technical and operational breakdowns that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill from the Macondo well in the Gulf suggest the lack of a suitable approach for managing the inherent…
Calovebora, the first in a series of thirteen Z-Tech tugboats built for ACP (the Panama Canal Authority) by Cheoy Lee Shipyards of Hong Kong is now in Panama. The 26-engine order for the tugs' twin…
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