Nuclear power for merchant ships?

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Coast Guard awards fourth National Security Cutter contract
Northrop Grumman gets $480 million fixed price contract

Tightening labor market ahead for shipping?
BIMCO/ISF manpower study update is released

Eidesvik doubles up on Kleven order
exercises option for second LNG-fueled PSV

Pirate gets 30 year sentence
Thought Navy ship was merchant ship

Vinashin's woes have ripple effect
Threat to be late on a payment is credit negative for Vietnamese banks

Canadian ferry project makes progress
Two units building at Kiewit are on budget but behind original schedule

DryShips unit to drill off Falklands
$70 million, two well contract

Petrobras unseals bids for presalt rigs
"build in Brazil" requirement results in significantly higher than market prices

Singapore invests in marine fuel cell research
Up to US$4.5 million to seed and encourage projects

Canada awards design contracts for research vessels
Robert Allan, Alion and STX Canada Marine get awards

Keppel FELS books order for jack-up rig
Øystein Stray Spetalen joins in jack-up ordering party

U.S. court convicts five Somalis of piracy
attacked USS Nicholas

Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding names set for revival
Northrop Grumman moves along with spin-off planning

Salazar tries to cut offshore wind red tape
launches "Smart from the Start" initiative

DryShips buys options to build up to four drillships
slaps down $24.8 million apiece to reserve building slots

Indian warship fires warning shots ahead of Restis bulker
left Mumbai without unloading coal cargo

Landrieu to put new pressure on Salazar
Interior Secretary fails to deliver promised relief for shallow water drillers

Spanish Treasury using PSC as piggy bank?
P&I correspondent says any silly excuse is used to detain vessels

Salazar meets with shallow water drillers
industry still waiting for permits

OSX Brasil buys Vela VLCC's for FPSO conversion
and decides to locate its shipyard in Acu, Rio de Janeiro

Ezra to add four platform supply vessels to fleet
books $51 million in AHTS and PSV charters for offshore operating unit

SS United States to have casino role?
Conservancy unveils feasibility study

Aluminum Chambered Boats ceases operations
employees sent home

Survey sees crew costs set to rise
other ship operating costs also likely to rise

New York moves ahead on offshore renewables
Governor's Office hosts task force meeting with BOEMRE

WSF takes ferry experts advice, up to a point
says it will look at bidding shipbuilding contracts nationwide - in 15 years time

Polarcus orders two advanced seismic ships
export credit financing helps secure order for Norwegian shipyard

Intersleek delivers for NSCSA
VLCC performance analysis shows significant fuel savings

Incat building LNG-fueled, gas turbine powered cat
99 m passenger auto ferry under construction in Tasmania

Panel finds flaws in management of deepwater drilling risk
NAE-NRC committee issues interim report on Deepwater Horizon study

ACP starts commissioning new tugboat series
powered by GE diesels

Farstad orders four PSV's at STX OSV
deal includes first Rolls-Royce wave-piercing PSV

New FDNY fireboat arrives in New York Harbor
sister ship to Three Forty Three

Splendor voyage cancelations will hit Carnival earnings
cruise ship hit by engine room fire out of service until January 16

Maersk says fuel cost crisis threatens
time to look at MGO flash point limit

Ezra buys Houston fabrication facility
gets 65,000 sq ft facility at "distressed price"

Buzzards Bay spill costs Bouchard $6 million more
part settlement of damage claims from 2003 spill

Seadrill and Transocean order jack-ups
Seadrill places two, option two more, order at Dalian and Transocean picks up under-construction unit at PPL

World's largest cruise ships meet
Royal Caribbean releases video

Crowley Maritime promotes Ayala
Former Teamsters President in San Juan moves up corporate ladder

Consortium explores nuclear power for merchant ships
small modular reactor (SMR) could be key

Petrobras on $3.46 billion FPSO hull ordering spree
new strategy for the construction of presalt production units

Senator Landrieu keeps up pressure on drilling permits
puts hold on nomination of new OMB director

Northrop Grumman cuts jobs at Newport News
some salaried employees offered hourly-paid jobs

Rolls-Royce to collaborate with Shanghai Bestway
plan to develop new designs for environmentally friendly, energy efficient ships

Rongsheng raises $1.8 billion
has 15.1 million dwt orderbook

Carnival Splendor limps into San Diego
big question now is what caused engine room fire

Pirates hijack chemical tanker
was closer to India than Somalia

New inland waterways clean ship concept
Small ship, big cargo hold, Volvo Penta power

Seadrill orders two drillships at Samsung
contract includes options for two more

MTU Detroit Diesel opens new Gulf Coast center
located in the St. James Industrial Park just west of New Orleans

White House doctored moratorium report, says IG
report points finger at office of Carol Browner

Two Suisun Bay ships to be recycled at Mare Island
Allied Defense Recycling gets $3.1 million contract

Maersk reports rebound in revenues
in the attacking zone and ready to take more territory, says Group CEO Nils S. Andersen

Tidepower innovator seeks shipbuilder
Neptune Renewable Energy is looking for a manufacturing partner

Carnival Splendor to be towed to San Diego
Carnival changes plans for crippled cruise ship

Boost for Maryland offshore wind plans
BOEMRE issues map and RFI

Bourbon reports increased offshore segment revenues
but market environment is still difficult

Engine room fire ends Carnival Splendor voyage
giant cruise ship to be towed to Mexico

Fuel scammer sent to slammer
Former Royal Caribbean fuel buyer defrauded cruise line of more than $600,000

Wave power project moves forward
Ocean Power Technologies and Mitsui Shipbuilding sign new contract

ABS fleet sails past 170 million gt mark
remains most favored classification society for new construction

Harris swoops on Schlumberger satcom unit
will wrap it into Caprock

Yachtsman rescued from Somali pirates
reports of his death were greatly exaggerated

Somali pirates extort record ransom
More than $9 million paid to free Samho Dream

$2.1 million penalties in Gould pollution case
Galliano, La., vessel operator must pay fines, make community service payment and serve three years probation

Drydocks World launches jack-up construction vessel
first job will be planting wind turbines in North Sea

Navy says more about two-shipyard LCS acquisition plan
down select goes on in case Congress won't buy 20 ship proposal

New Mitsui bulker design cuts CO2 emissions
uses less fuel than smaller predecessor design

Pirate hostage dies of malnutrition
Hijacked ship runs out of supplies as owner refuses to pay ransom

Election brings changes to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
heads that rolled in polls included Chairman's

Two shipyard LCS award no big problem for Congress, says Senator
"minor kind of change," says Herb Kohl

Donjon-SMIT OPA 90 program gets new partners
SEACOR Marine and Seabulk Towing now alliance partners

Hornbeck Offshore revenues get boost from GoM response activities
but now company is set to stack some vessels

Now Navy wants to make two design, two shipbuilder LCS buy
ten from Austal, ten from Marinette Marine

TAI unveils advanced OSV
series of 295 ft vessels building at Thoma-Sea for GOL

Catering contractor offers healthier eating at sea
Garretts International extends range of healthy eating products supplied to ships

USCG sets out policy on banning substandard foreign ships
Three strikes and you're out

Shipbuilding champion Gene Taylor loses re-election bid
Seapower panel chairman out after 11 terms

Gulf jack-up operator looks at strategic alternatives
Seahawk Drilling hit by slowdown in issuance of shallow water drilling permits

Salazar proposes Ocean Energy Safety Institute
learning the lessons of Deepwater Horizon

Tug Mary Ann Moran enters service
fourth Intercon vessel to be delivered to Moran by Washburn & Doughty

Concordia Maritime secures financing for Suezmax
70 percent over seven years

OSG results reflect tanker market challenges
$31.8 million third quarter loss

ABG Shipyard reports jack-up rig order
two Friede & Goldman units worth $220 apiece

Incat Crowther gets crew boat design contract
20 m monohull building at VeeCraft Marine, South Africa

Oaktree Capital takes majority stake in Gulmar Offshore
Sharjah, U.A.E., based offshore and subsea services specialist gets $100 million cash injection

K-Sea reports improved earnings
tank barge operator believes market declines now over

Samsung model tests $1.1 billion residential ship
sees Utopia project as entry way to cruise ship market

COSCO books more bulker orders
three 57,000 dwt units for Asian shipowner

Tuna vessel opens fire: pirates back off
Hot lead continues to send pirates a meaningful message

Shipping Corporation of India poised for newbuilding splurge
tankers from Jiangsu Rongsheng and containerships from STX, says press report

Davie Yards gets extension of protection from creditors
Quebec Superior Court extends stay of proceedings ordered under CCAA

Meyer Werft floats out new Disney cruise ship
Disney Magic leaves covered building dock

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