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June 29, 2015
Tanker back in service after conversion to LNG fueling
JUNE 29, 2015 — Norway's Bergen Tankers AS has completed the successful conversion of the 4,447 dwt chemical/oil products tanker Bergen Viking from diesel-electric to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-electric propulsion. The 95 m vessel is now back...
June 29, 2015
Burke and Clott get SUNY Maritime ABS Chairs
JUNE 29, 2015 — The State University of New York Maritime College says that Dr. Richard Burke and Dr. Christopher Clott have been selected as its inaugural ABS chairs.   The chairs have been funded with the help of a $3 million endowment from...
June 29, 2015
Atlantic City wind farm decision headed to NJ Supreme Court
JUNE 29, 2015 — Fishermen's Energy is taking its case to build a 25 MW offshore wind farm off Atlantic City to the New Jersey Supreme Court after being rejected twice by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). Fishermen's Energy is a...
June 29, 2015
VHF recordings leaked following cruise ship collision
JUNE 29, 2015 — Though one passenger reportedly said the experience was "like being on the Titanic," video shows that a collision between the elderly cruise ship Celestyal Crystal and a 38,734 dwt Scorpio Tankers owned chemical products tanker...
June 29, 2015
Svitzer orders two more Damen ASD tugs
JUNE 29, 2015 — Towage and emergency response specialist Svitzer has ordered two more Damen ASD 3212 tugs with 80 tonnes bollard pull performance. They are being built at Damen's Song Cam shipyard in Vietnam and will be delivered to Svitzer UK...
June 29, 2015
Prison for captain 10 years after fatal barge explosion
JUNE 29, 2015 — More than 10 years after a January 19, 2005 barge explosion in which a crew member died, the captain of the tugboat pushing the barge has been sentenced to six months in prison. The family company for which he worked was put on...
June 28, 2015
LNG infrastructure projects to be explored for Panama Canal
JUNE 27, 2015—The U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal.  When the third set of locks are completed next year, the...
June 28, 2015
Viking Ocean floats out its second ship at Fincantieri
JUNE 27, 2015—Viking Ocean Cruises’ second ship—the 930-passenger Viking Sea—was "floated out" at traditional ceremony on June 25, at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard in Italy—little more than a month after the new ocean line christened its first...
June 26, 2015
John Dane is going sailing
JUNE 26, 2015 — It's no surprise about what John Dane III is going to do following the news that Harvey Gulf International Marine is acquiring the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group and Trinity Yachts (see earlier story). Dane says he's retiring as...
June 26, 2015
NTSB issues report on barge sinking
JUNE 26, 2015 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on the June 8, 2014 sinking of the tank barge Nash, which was under tow, along with barge Kenny by the towing vessel Calvin at the time of the incident. In its...