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March 03, 2015
Bordelon christening continues Susan G. Komen partnership
MARCH 3, 2015 — Bordelon Marine, New Orleans, LA, is partnering with Susan G. Komen to christen the MV Shelia Bordelon on Friday, March 20, at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA.   As part of a continuing partnership (which we reported...
March 03, 2015
EU states must act on Mediterranean humanitarian crisis
MARCH 3, 2015 — The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea is spiralling out of control. EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees seek to escape to...
March 03, 2015
Wärtsilä gets first contract for EX-proof BWMS
MARCH 3, 2015 — Eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers under construction by an Asian shipbuilder will be fitted with Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) that have each been certified for explosion proof (EX)...
March 03, 2015
Genting buys Crystal Cruises, will add newbuild to fleet
MARCH 3, 2015 — Genting Hong Kong (GHK), the owner of Star Cruises and a major shareholder in Norwegian Cruise Lines, is buying two ship luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises, Inc. and will add a newbuild cruise ship to its fleet. The acquisition...
March 02, 2015
NNS Apprentice School graduates 157
MARCH 2, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that it hosted commencement exercises Saturday to graduate 157 apprentices from the company's Apprentice School located at Newport News Shipbuilding. The graduation, held at the...
March 02, 2015
Owners of floating strip joint indicted
MARCH 2, 2015 — A  federal grand jury in Anchorage, AK, has returned a three-count indictment against Kimberly Christina Reidel-Byler, 46, and Darren K. Byler, 54, both residing near Kodiak, AK, charging them with offenses relating to the...
March 02, 2015
Faulty space heater led to processing vessel fire
MARCH 2, 2015 — The National Transportation Security Board has issued a report on an incident in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 28, 2013, when the 138-foot-long fish processing vessel Juno, operated by Juno Tendering LLC, caught...
March 02, 2015
Strategic Marine makes executive appointments
MARCH 2, 2015 — Specialist shipbuilder Strategic Marine has appointed two senior executives to boost its presence in key international maritime markets. Jim Fraser and Rob Boersma have both been appointed as business development managers in...
March 02, 2015
Royal Caribbean to sell Splendour of the Seas
MARCH 2, 2015 — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its cruise ship Splendour of the Seas to TUI Cruises in the second quarter of 2016. The ship will then be leased to...
March 02, 2015
MOL to add six 20,000 TEU box ships
MARCH 2, 2015 — The move to giant containerships continues — and so does the trend to LNG fueling. Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is to add six 20,000 TEU box ships to its fleet and notes that the main engines "have the specifications...