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December 22, 2014
Huntington Ingalls makes VP appointments
DECEMBER 22, 2014 — Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Board of Directors has elected Kellye Walker to serve as corporate vice president and general counsel and Charles R. "Chuck" Monroe Jr. to serve as...
December 22, 2014
Astilleros Gondan launches sail training vessel
DECEMBER 22, 2014 — Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan last week launched the sail training ship that its Figueras Shipyard (Castropol) is building for the British Marine Society & Sea Cadets. The launch ceremony was attended by...
December 22, 2014
Sekimizu welcomes change of ICS stance on ballast water
DECEMBER 22, 2014 — IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed a decision by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)  to "no longer actively discourage" Governments  from ratifying theInternational Convention for the Control and...
December 22, 2014
Wärtsilä solutions picked for new LNG fueled RoPax
DECEMBER 22, 2014—The LNG fueled ferry ordered at China's Guangzhou Shipyard International last month by Sweden's Rederi AB Gotland (see earlier story) will have a Wärtsilä integrated solution includes a complete LNG powered propulsion- and...
December 21, 2014
OSG makes management changes
DECEMBER 21, 2014 — Tanker operator Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT:OSGB) announced several key management changes Friday as it continues to execute its strategy following emergence from bankruptcy in August 2014. Douglas Wheat has...
December 21, 2014
Video: First massive gate installed for Panama Canal
DECEMBER 21, 2014—The Panama Can Authority reports that the first steel rolling gate has been installed on the new locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal Expansion Program, marking another milestone in the massive project. The...
December 21, 2014
Dutch shipyard to upgrade FPSO for Brazil
DECEMBER 21, 2014—Dutch shipyard Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, was recently awarded an EPC contract by Petrojarl I LLC to upgrade the FPSO Petrojarl I for redeployment to the Atlanta field offshore...
December 19, 2014
Havyard books order for wind farm service vessel
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — Norway's  Havyard Ship Technology AS has signed a contract with the Danish shipping company ESVAGT for the design and building of a further Havyard 832 SOV wind farm service vessel. ESVAGT will use the vessel on a...
December 19, 2014
VT Halter Marine cited by OSHA following crane incident
DECEMBER 19, 2014 —  Following two employees being critically injured, when two cranes collapsed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula on June 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration  has...
December 19, 2014
Carnival orders two new cruise ships at Fincantieri
DECEMBER 19, 2014 —  Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today reported placing orders for two new cruise ships with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Two Carnival brands — Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line —...

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