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Helsinki shipyard to build two icebreaking supply vessels

Russia’s Sovcomflot has ordered two Multifunctional Icebreaking Supply Vessels (MIBSV) from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy, the 50/50 joint venture formed last week by STX Finland and United Shipbuilding Corporation. The order is

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Vancouver Shipyards Co. books barge contracts

Canada’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. reports two new construction contracts. The first project is to build a double hulled oil barge, followed immediately by three 1200 unit chip barges for Seaspan. Construction

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U.S. brings civil suit against BP and others

Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. Justice Department has brought a civil suit in New Orleans federal court against BP Exploration and Production Inc. and eight other companies involved in the

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Carnival Splendor needs additional repair time

Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled additional departures of the Carnival Splendor, the ship that had to be towed back to San Diego after a November 8 engine room fire. To allow for

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Mica new chair of Congressional Committee

A new figure will be at the helm of a powerful House Committee that will steer maritime issues in the new Congress. U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) has been selected as the

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Remontowa lays keels of Ezra MPSV pair

Polish shipbuilder Remontowa has laid the keels of two multipurpose platform supply vessels it is building under a contract with Lewek Shipping Pte Ltd., a subsidiary of Ezra Holdings of Singapore. The

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Testing services in strategic alliance

Ronkonkoma, N.Y., headquartered Retlif Testing Laboratories, an independent leader in EMC and Environmental testing since 1978, has announced a strategic alliance with Acme Testing of Acme, Wash. The arrangement brings Retlif’s range

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Pride International orders ultra-deepwater drillship

Pride International, Inc. (NYSE:PDE) says it has reached agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) for the construction of a fifth ultra-deepwater drillship. Like the four other ultra-deepwater drillships that Pride has