Celebrity Cruises' newest cruise ship, the 2,850-passenger, 122,000 gt Celebrity Silhouette today set sail—in reverse—from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, in preparation for official naming ceremonies in Hamburg and its inaugural cruise this…
The U.S. Military Sealift Command will charter a U.S.-flag, Ice Class-certified double-hulled product tanker from Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., under a one-year $15,348,703 firm-fixed-price contract. The product tanker will be used in worldwide bulk…
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options valued at about $313 million to fund the construction sixth and seventh Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSVs) at Austal USA, Mobile, Ala. If the Navy exercises additional options…
One of the world's largest well stimulation vessels, the 300 ft Blue Tarpon, was delivered  to Baker Hughes, Houston, Tex., earlier this month by North American Shipbuilding, Larose, La. Baker Hughes selected naval architectural firm…
IRSHAD, a joint venture between ADNOC and Lamnalco, took delivery of its latest high-performance terminal support/escort tug from Spain’s Astilleros Balenciaga SA.  The Alaryam is the latest delivery of the RAstar Class true escort tug…
Construction on the first new riverboat for the Mississippi River in 20 years is well ahead of schedule, according to American Cruise Lines, Guildford, Conn.The U.S.-flag small cruise ship operator said that both halves of…
Keppel Singmarine Brasil, Navgantes, Santa Catalina, Brazil, recently won two new construction contracts worth about S$140 million from Brazilian operators.Under the first contract, the new shipyard will build six 45-tonne bollard pull, twin-screw Azimuth Stern…
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) said today that it will raise the maximum civil penalty rate for Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) violations from $35,000 to $40,000 per day;…
Japan's Koji Sekimizu was elected  Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), effective January 1, 2012, during the 106th session of the IMO Council.The selection of Sekimizu will be submitted for approval to the IMO…
Maersk Line will invest $1.9 billion more in expanding its Asia-Europe containership fleet, after it exercised an option with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build 10 more Triple-E class containerships. Overall,…
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