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Will Congress end its ban on OCS drilling before George W. Bush leaves office?




STX unveils Aker Yards plans
To become STX Europe and STX France Cruise

Maersk names jackup at Jurong
second of two Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 offshore rigs

S.S. Badger back in service
Underwater repair rectifies stern bearing problem

Keppel FELS delivers jackup ahead of schedule
Second in series of four high efficiency offshore rigs for Maersk Contractors

K-Sea plans to raise $50 million
coastwise tank barge specialist makes 2 million unit public offering

Hyde Marine names Global Sales Director
Pekka Tyllilä will be based at new sales office in Finland

Red ink quarter for B+H
$4.3 million loss on the unrealized value of put option contracts didn't help

One dead in collapse of Quincy Goliath crane
A leg of the giant Quincy shipyard Goliath crane collapsed as it was being dismantled, killing one worker and injuring four more

Maritime mystery picture: Suggestions so far
Readers' thoughts on the holes in the hull of the Corona Emblem

Austal USA names Director of Commercial Sales
Mike Pinkham hired to strengthen Mobile shipbuilder's commercial focus

Conrad reports increased earnings
marks 60th year in business by achieving $93.9 million backlog

Shake up at Davie Yards
Interim COO appointed following revelation of major operating losses

ENSCO orders seventh ultra deepwater semi at Keppel FELS
To be delivered in 2012 at total project cost of $560 million

Last coal-burner under repair
SS Badger drydocked following stern bearing failure

Republicans step up pressure for offshore drilling
Threaten filibuster that would shut down government unless they get a vote

American cadets to sail on Hapag-Lloyd ships
MARAD signs MOU with world's fifth largest container shipping operator

Aker Philadelphia reports profit
Looking at Generation II shuttle tankers and Jones Act containerships

Coast Guard special unit gets river rolling again
Thank the MTSRU for the Coast Guard's success in getting Mississippi River traffic moving again after the massive July 23 oil spill

Perdido spar heads for deepwater
Perdido Regional Development Spar has departed Ingleside, Texas, on its way to its final work site

U.S. Shipping Partners names new CEO
Paul Gridley keeps chair but hands CEO hat to Ronald L. O'Kelley

Meyer Werft undocks Celebrity Solstice
largest cruise ship built in Germany

Russia sinks Georgian missile boat
said to have violated security zone and ignored warnings

Metro Machine gets $80.9 million Navy job
work on USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) in support of the Multi-Ship Multi-Option (MSMO) Mid-Life extension.

Aker Yards Board recommends STX mandatory offer
Europe's largest shipbuilder seems set to come under Korean control

Maritime mystery picture
What are those holes?

Blount makes a double delivery two Puerto Rico
uses a ferry to ferry a ferry

Foss Maritime creates new management positions
aims to strengthen safety, compliance and environmental programs

Navy assignments include new PEO Ships
Rear Adm. William E. Landay III is being assigned as Program Executive Officer for Ships

Mercator coats second tanker with Intersleek 900
Says savings from first ship coated with product are "obvious"

Navy releases LCS 1 speed trials video
Dramatic shots of Lockheed Martin team LCS on Lake Michigan

General Maritime and Arlington Tankers to combine
Stock-for-stock combination will create 4 million dwt tanker company

General Maritime and Arlington Tankers to combine
Stock-for-stock combination will create 4 million dwt tanker company

Squire Sanders law firm starts New York maritime practice
Three Holland & Knight partners jump ship

Dual fuel engines for Flex LNG FPSO's
Big order for Wartsila-Hyundai Engine Company

Upgrades planned for VT Halter and Signal International yards
County applies for post-Katrina grants

USCG commissions Bertholf
Milestone for first National Security Cutter

Vale orders twelve 400,000 dwt ore carriers at Rongsheng
Boost for China's largest privately owned shipbuilder as it plans IPO

Fincantieri to buy Manitowoc Marine for $120 million
Lockheed Martin to take minority stake in shipyard group

Gang of Ten plan could see OCS drilling ban eased
Bipartisan energy initiative would open up more waters for drilling

USCG releases Mississippi spill probe findings
Preliminary findings of fact and VTS video and audio of collision

Mississippi ship channel open
Spill clean up and barge salvage efforts continue after big spill

States to sue EPA on ship GHG emissions
California sends EPA formal 180 day warning--Connecticut and Oregon and others join action

New Chief Surveyor at Germanischer Lloyd
Norbert Kray moves into key role

Fincantieri and Lockheed said to be in deal to buy Manitowoc Marine
Italian report says announcement could come in days

Navy explains why it's capping DDG 1000 at two ships
design sacrifices capacity for increased capability in an area where Navy already has, and is projected to have, sufficient capacity and capability


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