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April 23, 2014
Sewol: Prosecutors widen net as death toll rises
APRIL 23, 2014 — The death toll in the Korea's Sewol ferry disaster has passed a grim turning point, with the number of deaths now exceeding the number of those missing. As of 5.00 p.m. New York time, Arirang News was reporting 159 dead, 143...
April 23, 2014
BIW gets two more Navy contracts
APRIL 23, 2014 —  General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, has been awarded Navy contracts for fleet maintenance support and for LCS class design services. BIW was awarded a $28,716,385 delivery order under a previously awarded basic...
April 23, 2014
Baku Shipyard books first major contract
APRIL 23, 2014 — Azerbaijan's Baku Shipyard LLC has secured a contract worth US$378 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd, the operator of the Shah Deniz gas field development, to design and build a Subsea Construction Vessel...
April 23, 2014
Marcon brokers sale of ocean deck barge
APRIL 23, 2014 — Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, reports that Pacific Coast Maritime, Inc., Seattle, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, has concluded the sale of its 240' ABS ocean deck barge "HML 240-2" (ex-Aqua 242, MK-242,...
April 23, 2014
Viking Welding delivers two Response fire/rescue boats
APRIL 23, 2014 — Fire Departments in South Carolina and Minnesota have recently taken delivery of Response FR-28 and FR-31J fire/rescue boats built of welded aluminum by Viking Welding & Fabrication, Kensington, NH, and designed by Response...
April 23, 2014
Bayonne Bridge: Too many ships hitting span
APRIL 23, 2014 — USCG Sector New York has issued a bulletin noting that the Bayonne Bridge has been struck twice within the past four months by ships with an excessive air draft and warns that in future such incidents it will likely seek civil...
April 23, 2014
Videotel reports passing of Chairman Len Holder
APRIL 23, 2014 — Videotel reports that its Chairman, Len Holder, died April 21 after a short illness. Mr. Holder dedicated his lifetime in the maritime industry to developing better training practices. After serving at sea for 10 years, he...
April 22, 2014
Turkish shipyard delivers first two in six ferry order
APRIL 22, 2014 — Turkey's Ares Shipyard has delivered the first two of eight 51-passenger ferries that will serve Qatar's new Anantara Doha Island Resort & Spa, 11 km east of Doha. Designed by BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT...
April 22, 2014
MAN Diesel & Turbo ready for IMO Tier III
APRIL 22, 2014 — IMO's MEPC  (Marine Environmental Protection Committee) has adopted amendments to the MARPOL convention that will require ships built from 2016 onwards to meet "Tier III" standards for NOx emissions.  "We are ready...
April 22, 2014
Carnival on track to meet GHG reduction goal
APRIL 22, 2014 — In an Earth Day announcement, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, reports that it will meet its goal of reducing its rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...

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