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Coast Guard issues OPC program RFI

Following the Department of Homeland Security decision to make changes in its Offshore Patrol Cutter contract with Eastern Shipbuilding, the U.S. Coast Guard has released a request for information (RFI) to gauge

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Cash buyer of scrap ships fined in illegal export case

Singapore headquartered Wirana Shipping Corporation, of the world’s largest cash buyers of vessels for scrap, has accepted and paid a Norwegian penalty of NOK 7 million (about $764,000). The Norwegian Maritime Authority

Veteran ferry gets new job

A 27-year old German coastal ferry is to take on a new life as a day cruise vessel. Germany’s Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum GmbH (WDR) reports that it has sold its M/V Rungholt

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Plaquemines LNG export project gets DOE approval

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday issued an order to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) approving exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Plaquemines LNG Project.

Castrol: Shipping must expect a “new normal”

Lubricants supplier Castrol says the shipping industry should expect a period of “new normal” where continuous change in environmental compliance standards is driven by regulation, adding layers of technical complexity for owners

Capsized car carrier to be disassembled

The capsized car carrier Golden Ray will not be righted and refloated in a fully intact condition. Salvage experts engaged in the response have determined that this cannot be done safely. Consequently,

Great Lakes ports had “robust” September

U.S. Great Lakes ports are on pace to beat 2018 cargo volumes following a robust September handling road salt, cement, stone, petroleum and wind energy components. “U.S. Great Lakes ports are reporting