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DECEMBER 5, 2014 — President Obama today announced his nomination of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. To a large extent, the Secretary of Defense is…
DECEMBER 5, 2014 — Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit is to build five coastal patrol boats for the Croatian Coast Guard. A shipbuilding agreement covering construction of the vessels was signed earlier this week by Minister of…
DECEMBER 5, 2014 — Boat manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the company will construct at its Franklin, LA, shipyard. "We are proud to offer globally…
DECEMBER 5, 2014 — The European Court of Human Rights yesterday ruled that nine Somali pirates apprehended by French forces should get thousands of euros because they were not immediately brought before a French judge…
DECEMBER 5, 2014 — The Paris MOU Secretariat said yesterday that two ships had been banned from the Paris MOU region. In both cases the ships had been detained by port state control authorities in…
DECEMBER 4, 2014 — Royal Caribbean Cruises brand Celebrity Cruises has signed of a letter of intent (LOI) with French shipbuilder STX France for two ships in a new class of vessels. Though Royal Caribbean…
DECEMBER 4, 2014 — Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA, is being awarded a $7,997,357 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for nuclear propulsion and complex modernization work on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) continuous…
DECEMBER 4, 2014 — General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, CT, is being awarded a $44,547,142 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4308) for non-nuclear submarine repair work on Groton-based submarines under the New England…
DECEMBER 4, 2014 — Seattle, WA, based aluminum vessel specialist Kvichak Marine Industries has appointed Craig Miller as Director of Engineering. A twelve-year veteran of Kvichak, Mr. Miller formerly led the Response Boat-Medium program at…
DECEMBER 4, 2014 — Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, revealed the first rendering of its new ship, Seven Seas Explorer, ordered last year from  Fincantieri at a contract price of some $450 million (see earlier…
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