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The National Shipbuilding Research Program Executive Control Board has selected 15 new research and development projects to receive awards totaling approximately $1.4 million. A brief description of each newly awarded project follows:  Single Coat Tank…
Rolls-Royce has received orders worth around GBP 18 million (about $28.5 million) for the supply of azimuth thrusters to power 18 new tugs being built in Chinese shipyards.Qingdao and Yingkou Ports will take delivery of…
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond have received confirmation from the Department of the Navy that any federal funds provided for the closure and conversion of the Avondale Shipyard may…
Hamburg shipowner E.R. Schiffahrt has christened its first two 13,100 standard container mega carriers in Ulsan, South Korea. At 366 meters long, 48.2 meters wide and 15.5 meters draft, they are among the largest containerships…
Singapore-headquartered Thome Ship Management reports that Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt has been appointed Managing Director with immediate effect. He replaces Bjorn Hojgaard who has resigned from the group to pursue other interests.Mr. Ostenfeldt becomes Managing Director…
Anacortes, Wash., shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries, Inc., is being awarded a $74,141,319 fixed-price modification to a previously awarded Navy contract (N00024-10-C-2201) for the detail design and construction of the ocean class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research…
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) last week issued the initial group of violations resulting from the findings of the Joint Investigation on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The violations were…
A balance has to be struck between the commercial advantages of shipowners' selecting a particular flag state and the need to discourage the use of flags that do not meet their international obligations, warns the…
Trinity Offshore, LLC and Signet Maritime Corporation recently christened the escort tugs M/V SIGNET STARS & STRIPES and M/V SIGNET CONSTELLATION  in a double ceremony at Trinity's Gulfport, Miss. shipyard.Mrs. Gayle L. Wicker, wife of…
After little more than a year in the job, Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. is leaving his position as Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has…
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