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


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

Stanships to pay $700,000 in pollution case
not best way to handle leaky stern tube and faulty OWS

Keppel FELS books semisub contracts
US$101 million to complete and refurbish two semisubmersible drilling rigs.

Jacksonville takes delivery of fireboat
Metal Craft Marine delivers FireStorm 70

STX Europe considers Singapore listing for OSV unit
has received "eligibility to list" letter

Nuclear power for LNG carriers?
Babcock International Group completes feasibility study

International Paints boosts antifouling product line
more solids mean fewer coats and less overspray

Teekay's Bjorn Moller to retire
Peter Evensen named next Teekay Corporation CEO, Bruce Chan next Teekay Tankers CEO

Pirates seize asphalt tanker
pirate activity picks up as monsoon season winds down

Bob Dudley shakes things up at BP
new safety organization and a restructured Upstream segment are among them

Classification surveyor convicted in pollution conspiracy
could get six year prison term

Survey shows ship operating costs fell in 2009
Moore Stephens says biggest fall was in repair and maintenance costs

Seaspan orders four new tugs for Vancouver Harbor
goes to Turkish yard for RAstar 28 m vessels

Hamburg Süd cooperates in EPA tests of low sulfur fuel
containership used LSMGO with a sulfur content of 0.1 percent, entering and departing Santos

Singapore's ASL Marine in expansion move
agrees to buy property and vessels from Koon Holdings Group

DryShips drilling subsidiary wins contract
finds work for first of newbuild drillships due from Samsung in 2011

Sembawang Shipyard wins FPSO contracts
two jobs worth total $57 million

Navy awards Gulf yards contracts for post-Katrina improvements
$121 million for Northrop Grumman and $8.4 million for VT Halter Marine

Austal USA starts construction of JHSV 2
marks start of serial production

Pirates abandon hijacked ship
defeated by crew security procedures

Operating incidents hit Rand Logistics earnings
include boom hoist failure on Saginaw

Norden partners with Glencore to convert bulker to ice class
joint venture targets carriage of Russian coal exports

Water taxi hits Seattle pier
seven incur non-life-threatening injuries

OSG makes organizational changes
commercial management of LNG tankers no longer stand-alone business

SeaBridge Freight to modify barges
benefits from initial round of Marine Highway grants

Ingram barge cuts towboat emissions
Diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) units prove effective

Coast Guard Commandant meets with Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
under discussion: USCG ship force structure needs

Seafarers' Rights International Center is launched
independent forum has many links to ITF

Gibdock completes OSV upgrade and overhaul
ROV/Subsea Service and PSV Toisa Vigilant in yard for three weeks

Anti-piracy petition gets 930,000 signatures
presented to IMO Secretary General

Bruno takes Chair at Marine Board
National Research Council names Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute to prestigious role

Bourbon AHTS attacked off Nigerian coast
Three French crew members kidnapped

Whistleblower's cell phone photos showed Coast Guard how magic hose was used
Irika Shipping sentenced to pay a $4 million penalty serve five years probation

$7 million boost for America's Marine Highway
Grants give short sea shipping initiative a jump start

Metro Machine gets $7.2 million Navy contract mod
USS Carr (FFG 52) drydocking

Container giants coordinate antipiracy efforts
announcement comes as NATO warns of another mother ship on prowl

BP to join industry well containment initiative
makes equipment from Deepwater Horizon response available

Gulf Island Fabrication gets authorization letter for deepwater topsides project
doesn't disclose value of potential contract

Sustainable Shipping Initiative launched
Maersk Line, Gearbulk, BP Shipping, Lloyd's Register and ABN Amro working with Forum for the Future

Thome is first ship manager to get DNV SeaSkill accreditation
competence management system approved by DNV SeaSkill

Dockwise planning giant heavy lift ship
Novel design and bigger than Blue Marlin

Salvage pioneer David Gray Parrot dies at 65
Founded Titan Salvage as one-tug operation in 1980

Allen: Macondo well is dead
BOEM will oversee the continuing decommissioning of Deepwater Horizon well and its associated relief wells.

BAE Systems seeks role in Brazil Navy shipbuilding plan
offers warship procurement package with emphasis on building in Brazil

Global Industries names deepwater pipelay vessel
Keppel Singmarine completes first of two advanced units

Incat Crowther to design crewboats for Nigerian service
Cape Town-based Veecraft Marine to build two 30 m units

USCG awards Bollinger Shipyards $166.1 million FRC contract option
Four more Sentinels

Frontline and Golden Ocean restructure newbuilding agreements
Fredriksen companies reshape programs at Zhoushan Jinhaiwan Shipyard Co

Louisiana lawmakers get key Navy commitments to Avondale
two LPDs at yard will be completed there

Senate bill includes $35 million for Aker Philadelphia
money was originally intended for FastShip project

Administration report downplays impact of moratorium
but industry casts doubt on accuracy of report

BOEM edict on "idle iron" calls for well-plugging and platform dismantling
but not seen as much of a jobs saver for workers idled by moratorium

MAN Diesel & Turbo introduces the Diesel Switch
designed to eliminate fuel changeover problems

Lockheed Martin team submits LCS bid
final proposal revision for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fiscal year 2010-2014 contract

Davie Yards and Irving Shipbuilding end cooperation
Davie still hopes to be key player in Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

Navy finds hull damage in Cyclone patrol vessels
halts or restricts operations pending repairs

Seacoast Electric acquired by EIS
shipboard and offshore cables and electrical equipment supplier now part of Genuine Parts Company group

Transpetro picks start-up yard to build waterways fleet
Estaleiro RioTiete bids $239.1 million to build 20 pusher tugs and 80 ethanol barges

SEACOR Holdings appoints Oivind Lorentzen as CEO
Charles Fabrikant to remain executive Chairman

DHS Inspector General reports clear USCG Judges of misconduct
but make recommendations for better handling of mariner license suspension and revocation

Atwood Oceanics picks name for newbuild DP semi
ExD Millennium class unit building at Jurong to be Atwood Condor

STX Europe books another order for LNG-fueled PSV
now has five LNG fueled vessels under contract

Vale gets $1.229 billion Chinese financing for ore carrier newbuilds
twelve 400,000 dwt ore carriers building at Rongsheng shipyard

EU to name and shame shipowners with poor port state control record
part of new, harmonized port state inspection system

Two kidnaped from dredge in Cameroon harbor
GAC Protective Solutions says area a hot spot of pirate activity

DRD Towing enters guilty plea
two years after towboat Mel Oliver involved in spill that closed Mississippi

Shallow water drillers to Bromwich: Rethink
BOEM disregarding history and geological facts

BOEM: No moratorium on shallow water drilling
but will not approve applications until and unless they fully comply with new requirements

Resolve Marine opens New Orleans base
hires Matthew Hahne as Director of Regulatory Affairs

Alcoa Defense joins SSC team
teams with Textron and L-3 to compete for Navy's next-generation landing craft

Alaska files suit challenging offshore drilling moratorium
follows similar suit by Texas

Operator of towboat that struck DUKW refuses NTSB interview
invokes Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination

Tidewater to raise $425 million in private placement
taps institutional investors

Rapp Hydema to suppy winches for Alaska Regional Research Vessel
is Scientific Handling Services Integrator for project

Rolls-Royce power for LNG-fueled ferry
more details of propulsion plant in Fjord 1 newbuild

BP releases Deepwater Horizon investigation report
says a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties led to the explosion and fire

Furuno supplied Chinese made equipment to Navy, USCG
whistleblower gets award

Management changes at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock
CEO and CFO both replaced

Stone Marine NPT propellers promise increased efficiency
cavitation-friendly profile sections

Damen books first order for Twin Axe Catamaran
Marineco UK orders HSSV well suited for wind farm work

Deepwater Horizon: Lessons learned
Clay Maitland slams "Beancounteritis" and other corporate cultural ills

Harland & Wolff wins order for offshore wind farm platforms
to have stiffened panels typical of shipbuilding and offshore structures

GL issues first EEDI certicate
step in effort to reduce ship GHG emissions

Former manager gets prison term for dumping dredge spoil from barges
saved time then, doing time now

Deepwater Horizon BOP successfully recovered
Coast Guard releases video

Feds take custody of Deepwater Horizon BOP
piece of engineering now a piece of evidence

Resolve Marine Group starts Clipper Adventurer salvage
awarded LOF contract on cruise ship grounded in Northwest Passage

BOEM to investigate Mariner platform fire
will be led by newly created Investigations and Review Unit

Robert Allan Ltd. appoints Senior Naval Architect
Henry Reeve, P.E. joins Vancouver, B.C., firm

Bouchard hires Matt Zash
hires lacrosse gold medalist for sales and business development role

Fire on Mariner production platform extinguished
No injuries -- and no oil sheen

Fire on Gulf production platform
Mariner Energy says crew safe

K-Sea gets $100 million cash injection
partnership between First Reserve and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors puts up $100 million in cash in exchange for convertible preferred units.

Klevin Maritime wins order from Olympic Shipping
new design Multi Purpose Field Supply and Construction Vessel plus option

Enbridge joins CNG shipping alliance
Coselle system gets boost as gas distribution giant takes stake in Sea NG Corporation

International Paint offers a simpler way to a smoother hull
Linkcoat allows application of Intersleek over traditional antifoulings without prior blast cleaning of the underwater hull

Trinity Marine launches barge for Maxum Petroleum
will supply distillate marine gasoil and marine lubricants on U.S. West Coast

Teekay Offshore signs shuttle tanker agreements
new master agreements with Statoil and long term charters with Petrobras

EC approves Abu Dhabi Mar takeover of ThyssenKrupp shipyards
deal doesn't breach EU competition rules

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