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March 03, 2015
Merger sees Kvichak become wholly-owned Vigor subsidiary
MARCH 3, 2015 —  Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, Portland, OR, under a merger deal that would unite the companies' strengths in the design and fabrication of aluminum workboats,...
March 03, 2015
NNS's Suzanne Beckstoffer wins Engineer of the Year award
MARCH 3, 2015 — Suzanne Beckstoffer, engineering director of process and tools at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been named the Virginia Peninsula Engineer of the Year by the Peninsula Engineers Council....
March 03, 2015
Delfin LNG signs MOU with Lithuanian customer
MARCH 3, 2015 — Delfin LNG LLC says it has signed a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with natural gas supply and trading company LITGAS, part of the Lithuanian state controlled Lietuvos Energija energy company group. Under the terms of the...
March 03, 2015
USCG issues safety alert on fuel switching
MARCH 3, 2015 —Making the required switch from conventional to ultra low sulfur fuel oil before operating within Emission Control Areas is causing  headaches.  The Coast Guard says that recently, there have been several reported incidents...
March 03, 2015
Arctic drilling opponents seek to block Foss terminal lease
MARCH 3, 2015 — A coalition of conservation organizations opposed to Arctic drilling filed a lawsuit yesterday in Washington State Superior Court against the Port of Seattle and the Port Commissioners with Foss Maritime Company named as a...
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...