The Somali pirates who hijacked the Beluga Nomination on January 24 have made their first indirect contact with the shipowner, reports Germany's Radio Bremen. Though the pirates made various demands, the Bremen-headquartered Beluga Shipping would…
Passengers from the MV Polar Star were expected to arrive in Ushuia, Argentina, on Sunday, February 6, 2011. They had been at the Polish Arctowski Station on King George Island after an underwater survey of…
Four LNG-fueled ferries to be built for the Norwegian operator Torghatten Nord AS at Poland's Remontawa shipyard will be the first ships to feature the Rolls-Royce Hybrid Shaft Generator (HSG), which produces electrical power with…
Offshore service vessel operator Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today third quarter net earnings for the period ended December 31, 2010, of $34.4 million, or $0.67 per common share, on revenues of $271.8 million. For the…
Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, Wis., recently signed a contract to build 350-passenger, 98 ft passenger vessel for Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago, Ill. To be called Chicago’s Leading Lady, the steel-hulled vessel will be styled…
Two BAE Systems Ship Repair yards have been awarded contracts for destroyer drydockings worth a potential $48.6 million if all options are exercised. BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $13,741,686…
Passengers from the antarctic cruise ship Polar Star were set to be disembarked from the vessel yesterday at King George Island in the South Shetland Islands., according to IATO, the International Association of Antarctic Tour…
The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has announced a rotation of the association's officers.Todd Hornbeck will succeed Otto Candies III as chairman of the Board, Robert Clemons will advance to Vice Chairman and Ben Bordelon…
Getting back to its brand roots, Canada's Washington Marine Group has changed its name to the Seaspan Marine Corporation, according to CEO Jonathan Whitworth. Seaspan Marine Corporation, North Vancouver, Canada,  is now the legal entity…
A collision involving the three-year-old multipurpose general cargo/container vessel Ems, owned by Werse Schiffahrts of Muenster, Germany, recently brought a new customer to Gibdock, the Gibraltar-based ship repair yard.The 94 m long, 5,500 dwt Ems …

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