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Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) reports the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the offshore drilling rig Ocean Columbia from a subsidiary of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO - News). The purchase price…
The California Air Resources Board has received $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds to help clean up a variety of boats and vessels that operate in California's ports and harbors. These funds…
The U.S. Coast Guard is tightening its vigilance on ships that may infringe MARPOL regulations, the American P&I Club has warned its members. The club's managers warn that there has been a "significant increase" in…
Heavy lift specialist Dockwise Ltd. reports that it has received six new contract awards, totaling $57 million, for execution in the first half of 2012 and in 2015. The wins include a reservation contract, securing…
InterManager President Alastair Evitt says that any move by governments to ban the payment of ransoms to pirates would have a "massively detrimental effect on the risk to the world's seafarers and the global economy."…
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards under the U.S Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grants Program. "In cities and towns across America, shipyards are creating jobs…
DOF Subsea Rederi AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of DOF Subsea AS, has sold a ship under construction at STX OSV (yard no. 771) to the Government of Australia. Delivery from the shipyard is set…
Island Offshore, in which the Chouest and Ulstein families are partners, has ordered an advanced subsea support vessel from STX OSV. To be built to the Rolls-Royce UT 737 CD design, it will have an…
The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are responding to a potential environmental hazard following the sinking of a 200 ft dry dock at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., Sunday. The…
Jeffrey Lantz, director of the Coast Guard's Office of Commercial Regulations and Standards, says that a just-released final rule on ballast water discharge will protect the marine environment and is consistent with the IMO discharge…
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