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September 02, 2014
Van Oord orders rock installer at Sinopacific
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Rotterdam headquartered Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors bv has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel from Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group's Ningbo shipyard in China. Delivery is set for 2016. Subsea rock...
September 02, 2014
DNV GL approves underwater wet welding procedure
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Classification society DNV GL says it has completed a joint research and development program with Subsea Global Solutions LLC (SGS), that will allow permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain...
September 01, 2014
Samsung Heavy in merger with Samsung Engineering
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Korean shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries has officially announced that it will merge with Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd, the first and largest engineering company in Korea. Samsung Heavy will absorb Samsung...
September 01, 2014
Ultra Deep orders DSCV in China
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Singapore based Ultra Deep Solutions says that it has entered a contract with Chinese shipbuilder Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) covering construction of an Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support...
September 01, 2014
Videotel launches new fire fighting series
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Maritime e-learning specialist Videotel Marine International, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: Fire Fighting At Sea. Made with support and expertise from marine fire specialists and...
September 01, 2014
HOS OSVs win Navy contract
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, Covington, Louisiana, is being issued a $19,754,900 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-08-C-2007) to exercise a 180-day option to extend services for...
September 01, 2014
NASSCO gets $140 million Navy contract mod
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $139,953,434 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract N00024-08-C-4410 for USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)...
August 29, 2014
Vigor completes repower of AMHS ferry
AUGUST 29, 2014 — Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) reports that the repower of the M/V Columbia has been completed. EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services for the ferry's...
August 29, 2014
Eastern launches replica of historic schooner
AUGUST 29, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, FL, has launched Columbia (ESG Hull 981), an exact steel hull replica of the historic wooden Gloucester fishing schooner of the same name that was launched ninety-one years earlier in Essex,...
August 29, 2014
German owned box ship banned from Australian ports
AUGUST 29, 2014 — The Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) has issued a direction to the containership Vega Auriga (IMO 9347786) that prohibits the ship from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to...

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