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STX Canada Marine expands team

STX Canada Marine, Vancouver, B.C., reports that Scott Newbury will be joining its team this month. Scott  was most recently a a Senior Naval Architect at Art Anderson & Associates near Seattle,

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317,000 dwt VLCC has 100,000 ton BWT

Oman Shipping Company (OSC) today took delivery of a 317,000 dwt VLCC from Hyundai Heavy Industries. According to the shipbuilder, the tanker is the first to be equipped with a new ballast

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Carnival moves Seabourn headquarters to Seattle

Carnival Corporation is relocating the headquarters of its Seabourn brand to Seattle, the home of Carnival’s Holland America Line brand. Though the two cruise operations will maintain independent brand management teams at

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Washington State may transfer WSF to new ferry district

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing handing over the state ferry system from the Washington State Department of Transportation to a newly created regional ferry district. As we reported in November,,

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Layoffs at BIW as DDG 1000 design work drops

Effective January 21, 2011, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me., will be laying off around 130 workers. Local media quote BIW President Jeff Geiger as saying that the layoffs at the 

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Allure of the Seas adds solar panels

Electricity for the shopping district of mega cruise ship Allure of the Seas is now being provided by photovoltaic panels. The United Solar Uni-Solar brand photovoltaics were  installed by BAM Solar of

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APL and ports see how seawater scrubber stacks up

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are funding a long term test of the  effectiveness of seawater scrubbers in reducing vessel air pollution. The technology uses seawater to filter pollutants

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Pentagon to spend less on gold braid, more on ships

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today a series of what the Pentagon calls “efficiencies decisions” designed to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the next five