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Kongsberg books Mystic Cruises equipment contracts

Kongsberg Maritime has won contracts worth approximately 300 MNOK (about $32 million) to equip three adventure cruise ships, with a fourth to follow. Built by WestSea Viana Shipyard in Portugal and destined

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Coronavirus: Sea Japan 2020 postponed

The organizers of Sea Japan 2020 say that they have decided that it is not possible to hold the exhibition as scheduled on March 11-13, 2020. This follows a request from the

NTSB issues report on towboat sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on the sinking of the 1968-built towing vessel Tom Bussler, owned by McGinnis Equipment Company, Inc. and operated by National Maintenance & Repair

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Ray Fitzgerald returns to Crowley as COO

Crowley Maritime Corp. reports that Ray Fitzgerald will rejoin the company March 1 as chief operating officer. Fitzgerald, who began his career with Crowley, most recently served as president and chief operating

Mariners sue Bouchard for unpaid wages

Bouchard Transportation’s problems continue to mount. In addition to being the subject of multiple Captain of the Port Orders (see earlier story), the company faces a lawsuit brought on behalf of several

Ecochlor appoints VP of Global Service

Maynard, Mass., headquartered ballast water management systems specialist Ecochlor has appointed Michael (Mick) Madely to the newly created position of Vice President of Global Service. “We are very happy that Mick has

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen dies at age 82

The fourth-generation owner of Norway’s Wilhelmsen group, Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, passed away on February 22 at the age of 82. Although from a very young age, he held many positions in the company