Esnaad Buys Two Rolls Royce Tugs

Monday, July 03, 2006
The UK based Rolls Royce Group has sold two UT780 tugboats to the UAE's Esnaad, a unit of the Abu Dhbai National Oil Company, according to agency reports. The boats, which will be able to handle high temperatures, are being built in Indonesia and will be ready in Q1 2008. Although the value of the deal was not disclosed, the purchases are the first part in a $200m fleet replacement program. Source: AME Info.

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El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

Navy Discovers Malaysian Tanker

Indonesia's navy has found a tanker carrying almost US$400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute, says a report in AFP.

Philippines: Sea Dispute Won't Shift Ties with China, U.S.

The Philippines' territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea has not caused Manila to rebalance diplomatic ties with either its ally, the United States,

 
 
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