Which of these could best lower shipbuilding costs?

 Staying with proven technology
 Multiyear fixed price contracts
 Reform Navy acquisition



Samsung receives LOI for $1.1 billion cruise ship
105,000 gt residential cruise ship for Utopia Residences

Boston Towing takes delivery of two Neptune LNG tugs
One from Derecktor, one from Martinac, both Robert Allan designs

Tuna vessel fires back at pirates
Private security team repels pirate attack

Austal patrol boats show their capabilities
new video released

Sembawang in India East Coast joint venture
Sembmarine Kakinada to establish and operate a marine and offshore facility

Rowan Gorilla VI approved for Norway operations
Super Gorilla set for Norwegian Sector North Sea operations

Double naming at Dubai
First two Polarcus vessels named

Inside look at cruise ship upgrade
Princess puts a drydocking on line

ITF: Indian Ocean unsafe for seafarers
Labor organization issues statement on piracy

Keppel FELS Brasil to upgrade Noble drillships
BrasFELS wins $304 million two ship contract

Fatal explosion at VT Halter Marine
Three die in tugboat explosion

LCS 2 completes acceptance trials
Commissioning expected January 16

Donjon sells interest in Port Albany terminal
retains associated tugs and barges

U.S. condemns ransom payments to pirates
calls for "no concessions" policy

Salvage crews free grounded Crowley barge
La Princesa set to resume voyage

Maersk Alabama shoots back
embarked armed security unit returns pirate fire

New designs set to slash offshore wind installation costs
Seven new foundation designs have the potential to revolutionize the construction of offshore wind farms

Northrop Grumman wins Navy award worth potential $635 million
nice news for Newport News

STX Finland to build polar vessel for South Africa
to be delivered from Rauma in 2012

Imtech to supply Rainbow Warrior green systems
to supply the entire "green" technical infrastructure on board Greenpeace's new flagship

Incat Crowther gets utility catamaran order
second for Offshore Unlimited

MAN Diesel opens Seattle service center
fifth North American PrimeServ location

Shipowners told to exercise due diligence in investigating counterparty financial condition
American Club warns of limits of FD&D cover

BIMCO issues three new Piracy Clauses
responds to the continuing threat

Davie Yards gives "going concern" warning
but CEO says future looks promising

Rediscovered: WWII Japanese submarine aircaft carrier
sunk after war by U.S. Navy to keep technology from Soviets

Brennan to be next Maine Maritime Academy president
job goes to former NOAA Administrator

U.S. Shipping exits Chapter 11
now named U.S. Shipping Corporation

STX books eight VLOC order
thought to be backed by Vale contract with STX Pan Ocean

shots fired at Norwegian RHIB's

International Shipholding buys bulker newbuild trio
pays $90 million for three handy size newbuilds, has option on fourth

Boskalis and Smit agree to merge
this time around there's no talk of break-up scenarios for Smit

Maersk navigates a sea of red ink
full year loss expected to be $1 billion

Nichols Bros adds to labor force
aggressively bidding on several projects, says new CEO

India bars entry of former S.S. Independence
Kiribati registration papers alleged to be fake

CMA CGM takes delivery of new flagship
not only very big, but very green

Ribbon cutting at Austal USA
Mobile, Alabama, shipbuilder inaugurates Modular Manufacturing Facility

Kings Point Superintendent steps down
After a year in the job, Admiral Worley resigns from USMMA post

Heavy weather delays Oasis of the Seas arrival
no effect on inaugural events or revenue sailings

Pipavav signs OSV design contract with Wärtsiläa
12 ships for ONGC

Yantai Raffles acquires jack-up yard
buys Sanlian Longkou shipyard in Shandong, China

Todd reports increased income
higher volumes of ship repair and new construction activity

Kaj Shah named President of Ingram Barge
responsibilities will include customer service, sales, and motor vessel operations and engineering

ABB and Fincantieri cooperate on shoreside power
sign agreement on high voltage shore connection systems

Feeder ship used to smuggle arms
Israel releases seized ship after unloading concealed cargo of weaponry

Maritime debt collection service starts operations
SeaDebt Management established

Lloyd's Register approved to issue IAPP certificates to U.S. flag vessels
signing ceremony at USCG Headquarters

IRS to probe foreign-flag OCS operations
OMSA applauds move

Future USS New York arrives in New York
commissioning ceremony ahead for ship incorporating WTC steel

OSG reports loss making quarter
hit by declining spot rates

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