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August 28, 2014
KKR and Borealis acquire nine containerships
AUGUST 28, 2014 — Investment firm KKR (NYSE:KKR) and Borealis Maritime today announced the acquisition of a portfolio of nine feeder container vessels in a sale process coordinated by Commerzbank. The vessels were previously owned by a number...
August 28, 2014
New Norderney ferry to have Voith Schneider Propellers
AUGUST 28, 2014 — German ferry operator Norden-Frisia AG has again chosen Voith Schneider propulsion for a slightly longer sister to its double-ended ferry MS Frisia IV. Under construction at shipbuilder Cassens Werft GmbH in Emden for...
August 28, 2014
Coast Guard responds to capsized tug
AUGUST 28, 2014 — The Coast Guard yesterday responded to the capsizing of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago in which two crew members were able to escape and swim to shore. The Coast Guard is not releasing the...
August 28, 2014
Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Harvey Gulf
AUGUST 28, 2014 — Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC. It covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose...
August 27, 2014
Textron awarded $21.9 million LCAC contract mod
AUGUST 27, 2014 — Textron Inc., New Orleans, LA, is being awarded a $21,904,620 modification to a previously awarded Navy contract (N00024-12-C-2401) for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector...
August 27, 2014
WR launches new on-stack scrubber emissions monitor
AUGUST 27, 2014 — Norfolk, VA, based WR Systems (WR) is launching a new variant of its Laser Based Emissions monitor at the upcoming SMM event in Hamburg, Germany. Called the Emsys-iS, the new system is designed specifically for exhaust gas...
August 27, 2014
USCG vessel fires on Iranian dhow
AUGUST 27, 2014 — The USCG Mononomoy, which is attached to the U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Arabian Gulf yesterday fired on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move after the crew of the Iranian vessel trained a...
August 27, 2014
Rolls-Royce to supply cranes for nine Brazilian built PSVs
AUGUST 27, 2014 — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Guido Perla designed platform supply vessels (PSVs) under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda. shipyard, in Itajaì, Brazil. The...
August 27, 2014
Consortium eyes up to five jack-up newbuilds
AUGUST 27, 2014 — Singapore listed SBI Offshore Limited says that a consortium of Middle East and Chinese parties has expressed its interests in building up to five jack-up rigs capable of drilling in water depths of up to 110 meters. Earlier,...
August 27, 2014
DNV GL launches sea spray icing project
AUGUST 27, 2014 — Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges facing vessels, rigs and offshore platforms operating in Arctic conditions. "Sea spray icing poses a threat on multiple levels, from blocking the operation of essential...

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