Nuclear power for merchant ships?

A great idea whose time has come
A great idea day
A great idea ... not going to happen
Not a great idea anytime


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

Hapag Lloyd seeks to trim carbon footprint
fits containership with Dynamic Trim Assistant

Matson makes Senior VP promotion
Vic Angoco moves up

Tom Crowley honored for Haiti relief efforts
awarded the U.S. Navy League Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award

Two Senators seek full funding for destroyer program
Senators Snowe and Collins write Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee

New doubts about Deepwater Horizon cement job
Halliburton shares fall after release of letter to Oil Spill Commission

Conrad Industries delivers PRMTA ferry
600 passenger unit for Puerto Rico

Allure departure leaves big hole in Turku shipyard backlog
Viking Line order too late to fill production gap

Red ink at Genmar
battered by high fixed costs and weak spot market

$5 million in research awards for ocean renewable energy
support development of offshore wind and other ocean energy resources

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding signs MOU with Taiwan's CSBC
Mainland China's largest privately owned shipbuilder and Taiwan's largest shipbuilder are to cooperate

$67 million more for inactivating USS Enterprise
decommissioning process won't be cheap!

Prison term for drunk captain
14 days plus six months ban from U.S. waters

Aker Philadelphia backlog shrinks
gives "going concern" warning

NCL Corporation files for IPO
looking to raise up to $250 million

California Marine Highway project starts moving
Groundbreaking for Green Trade Corridor

DoJ reaches agreement with NCL on ADA violations
seeks Court approval of consent decree

Alcoa awarded JHSV tie down subcontract
award helps shipbuilder achieve lean manufacturing goal

Foss hybrid tug even greener than hoped
CARB report validates effectiveness of technology

VT Halter Marine parent eyes Brazil
setting up Sao Paulo based company

Keppel Verolme buys graving docks from Port of Rotterdam
Pays EUR 10 million

Bulker is millionth ship to transit Panama Canal
STX Pan Ocean's Fortune Plum makes milestone marking passage

No federal grant to convert SS Badger to diesel
Last coal burning steamship must find green way to dispose of ash

Tidewater earnings take a hit
impacted by settlement with Department of Justice and higher effective tax rate.

NCL to build two new cruise ships at Meyer Werft
will be largest passenger/cruise ships built in Germany

New leadership for Germanischer Lloyd
Hires Erik van der Noordaa from Damen Group to chair Executive Board

Viking Line throws STX Finland a lifeline
Cruise ferry agreement promises 2,600 man-years of work

Pirates hijack three vessels
victims include LPG tanker

Navy demonstrates use of alternative shipboard fuel
a "drop in replacement" is 50 percent algae-based and 50 percent NATO F-76 fuel

Defective metal fraudulently supplied for Virginia Class submarines
guilty plea in case involving falsification of heat treatment certification

Ezra Holdings to acquire Aker Marine Contractors
will pay $250 million for SURF and floater installation unit and take 50 percent stake in new construction vessel

Failure to report steamship grounding brings civil penalty
grounding went unreported for 121 days

Keppel FELS gets LOI for two jack-up drilling rigs
Mermaid Maritime Public Company seeks newbuilds for new joint venture

Crew member pleads guilty in R/V Gould pollution case
made false statements to U.S. Coast Guard

Chevron moves ahead on massive deepwater GoM project
gives go ahead for development of $7.5 billion Jack St. Malo project

Concordia Maritime takes delivery of P-Max tanker
ninth of series of ten from Brodosplit shipyard

DSME Russian shipbuilding JV books $800 million order
Zvezda-DSME to deliver 12 ships to Sovcomflot by 2014

U.S. Barge delivers double hull unit to Harley Marine
Barge Anne Elizabeth christened in Portland

Costamare files for IPO
Athens-headquartered containership operator looks to raise up to $260 million

Grain exports boost Seaway traffic
Seaway shipments of all commodities totaled 22.9 million metric tons from March 25 to September 30

World's largest ferry will use common rail engines
MAN Diesel & Turbo power for COTUNAV Ropax building at DSME

Flowserve licenses thruster technology to Russian shipyard
signs agreement with Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center

Profits up at NOL
container giant reports rebound in revenues and volume

Law firm investigates acquisition of ACL
class action in the wind?

Troubled trip for Costa Classica
After Chinese passengers do a runner on Jeju Island, cruise ship collides with Belgian bulker

$11 more for LPD 18 repairs
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair gets contract modification

ACL to be acquired by associate of Platinum Equity
deal has equity value of $777 million

BMT Nigel Gee gets Wind Farm Support Vessel contract
to design 26 knot catamarans for Turbine Transfers Ltd.

Somali pirates extend range
reaching as far as southern Red Sea, notes IMB

Wärtsilä sheds more jobs
400 jobs to go in support functions and information management services

Seadrill places potential $1 billion jack-up rig order at Jurong
four Friede & Goldman JU2000E based units with options for four more

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 signed into law
Commandant hails legislation, but White House has a couple of reservations

Northrop Grumman takes initial step in shipbuilding spin-off
files registration with SEC

MAN B&W engine retrofits reduce emissions
IMO regs mandate Approved Methods be retrofitted now they are available

LaHood announces $39 million in grants for ferry services
made under Federal Highway Administration's Ferry Boat Program

Clay Maitland receives Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award
honored for work with Coast Guard Foundation

Colonna's gets $15 million Army contract
drydocking, repairs and mods to LSV

MHI designs giant containership with air lubricated hull
14,000 TEU New Panamax size vessel

Crowley recognized for weather observation services
selected as a 2009 Company Award Winner for NOAA and NWS Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program

Coastal Environmental Services unveils new design skimmer
Near Shore Rapid Response Oil Recovery Vessel (NSRRV)functions as a skimmer, separator and transporter

Propeller Club honors James L. Henry
Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute named Maritime Person of the Year

Conrad Industries adds to shipbuilding backlog
barges for Corps as well as N.C. ferry

Davie customer agrees deal with bond holders
Cecon ASA board agrees terms negotiated with largest bondholders

Austal awarded construction contract for JHSV 4 and JHSV 5
Navy exercises contract options less than a month after start of construction for JHSV 2

Salazar lifts deepwater drilling moratorium
but skeptics fear BOEM bureaucrats won't let drilling actually resume any time soon

Canada short-lists yards to build large ships
five meet with National Shipbuilding Procurement Secretariat

Jurong books FPSO conversion order
US$268 million project for Teekay Petrojarl

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding acquires equipment manufacturer
Chinese shipbuilding giant seeks to lessen dependence on third party suppliers

Conrad Industries wins further North Carolina ferry order
Now building two 300 passenger Sound Class units

Hawaii Superferries sold at bankruptcy auction
Marad pays $25 million each

Carnival inks long term ship repair agreement with Sembawang
will send three to four cruise ships a year to Singapore shipyard

U.S. Caribbean ECA proposal moves along
could enter force as early as 2014

Crowley makes VP appointment
names Carl R. Fox Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing for liner and logistics units

Salazar signs Cape Wind lease
Nantucket Sound wind farm moves one step nearer to realization

Signal International to upgrade Transocean drillship
160-day job will involve both Pascagoula and Mobile shipyards

Technip wins GoM containment system engineering contract
front end engineering of Marine Well Containment Company system

Tidewater orders PSV's at Drydocks World
$100 million contract for four UT 755CDL design vessels, plus options

Ulstein unit gets DSME contract for Heerema vessel work
covers further vessel engineering and integration of Huisman-supplied mission equipment.

Buyer emerges for Northrop Grumman shipyards
Cleveland Ship confirms it has made offer

Canada waives import taxes on some ships
BC Ferries and Algoma Central get refunds

Feds sue diesel manufacturer and NASSCO
Fairbanks Morse Engines said to lack EPA-mandated certificates and labels

Donjon Marine hires Konzel as Vice President of Operations and Engineering
Kings Pointer with a broad array of experience and skills

MEPC considers U.S. Caribbean ECA
but big item on agenda is GHG reduction

MARINE LOG RADIO: Interview with Kirsi Tikka
We talk about ECA's with ABS's Vice President of Global Technology and Business Development

Crowley to build double hulled cargo/tank barges for Alaska
Two 165 ft x 52 ft units from Dakota Creek Industries

Salazar unveils new offshore drilling rules
cover drilling safety and workplace safety

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