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April 21, 2014
Korean President slams Sewol captain's conduct
APRIL 21, 2014 — With her administration under fire for its handling of the response to the Sewol Ropax ferry disaster, South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the conduct of the captain and some crew members "utterly incomprehensible" and...
April 21, 2014
NTSB issues final reports on three marine accidents
APRIL 21, 2014 — The September 2012 sinking of a wooden fishing vessel that was originally built as a World War II U.S. Navy submarine chaser is one of three marine accident investigations on which the National Transportation Safety Board has...
April 21, 2014
Damen launches first vessel in 14-tug order
APRIL 21, 2014 — Damen Shipyards' Galati, Romania, yard recently launched the first in a series of 14 ASD tugs on order for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The vessel, an ASD Tug 3212, is the first of nine 80 t bollard pull tugs of this successful...
April 21, 2014
Arctech Helsinki books support vessel order from Sovcomflot
APRIL 21, 2014 — Finland's Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build an icebreaking supply vessel for the Russia´s largest shipping company, Sovcomflot. The new vessel will be built for the North East Sakhalin Offshore...
April 21, 2014
Hendry opens new drydock in Tampa
APRIL 21, 2014—Privately held Florida shipbuilder Hendry Corporation recently christened its new 2,500-ton drydock, “ Capt. F. M. Hendry” at its facility in Port Tampa Bay. The event marked not only the 252 ft x 72 ft drydock’s official...
April 17, 2014
TGE Marine books LNG fuel system packages
APRIL 17, 2014 — TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH, Bonn, Germany, has been awarded contracts by MAN Diesel & Turbo for the design and supply of high- and low pressure LNG fuel gas packages for the two LNG-fueled on Con-Ro vessels ordered...
April 17, 2014
MPT's Amy Beavers appointed MERPAC Vice Chair
APRIL 17, 2014 — Amy Beavers, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at Maritime Professional Training, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has been appointed by RADM Joseph Servidio, USCG, to the position of Vice Chair of the Merchant Marine Personnel...
April 17, 2014
Chief engineer gets jail term for Singapore bunker scam
APRIL 17, 2014 — A Singapore court has sentenced the chief engineer of a 105,365 dwt crude oil tanker to 18 months in jail for his role in a bunkering "buy back" scam. According to a joint statement by the Maritime and Port Authority of...
April 17, 2014
Royal Caribbean to homeport Quantum in Shanghai
APRIL 17, 2014 — Royal Caribbean International is to homeport its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, in Shanghai. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the...
April 16, 2014
Ensco orders jack-up duo at Lamprell
APRIL 16, 2014 — Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has ordered two high-specification jack-ups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141 at UAE shipbuilder Lamprell. Both rigs, which will incorporate Ensco's patented Canti-Leverage Advantage technology, are enhanced...

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