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Singapore Oilfield Firms Struggle to Refinance Debt

Swiber, Ezra bond trades show concerns on refinancing; bond, equity markets' volatility may push firms to pvt placement. By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE, Jan 26 (Reuters)

Irving Celebrates Canadian AOPS Build Contract

Government of Canada & Irving Shipbuilding mark signing of $2.3 billion AOPS build contract; 3,600 Jobs across Canada generated from Irving’s NSPS commitments to

Ghana's Navy Frees Hijacked Tanker

The Ghana Navy has foiled a pirate attack on a Nigerian cargo vessel, MT Mariam and captured all eight bandits.  The pirates were armed, but no one, including a nine-member crew aboard MT Mariam,

Canada Picks Irving to Build Arctic Patrol Ships

Canada has picked Nova Scotia's Irving Shipbuilding Inc to build at least five Arctic patrol ships for the country's navy for C$2.3 billion ($1.9 billion) and has

Two Damen Patrol Vessels Built in Cape Town

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has completed the build of two FCS 5009 Patrol vessels, the first of their type to be built in South Africa. Another of the same

BMT to Support Hong Kong Government Ship Design

BMT Group subsidiaries BMT Asia Pacific and BMT Nigel Gee have been appointed to provide vessel design consultancy services to the Hong Kong government.   The contract,

IMB: Asia Maritime Piracy Attacks on the Rise

Piracy, armed attacks on ships in Asia at highest since 2006. Asia accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings

Bollinger Delivers 12th USCG Fast Response Cutter

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the Isaac Mayo, the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) 12th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) on January 13, 2015 in Key West, Florida.

Increasing Maritime Piracy in Southeast Asia

Does piracy off the coast of South-East Asia pose a threat? The answer is yes. Shipping lanes in Southeast Asia, one of the world’s busiest trade routes, have been

Nigerian Navy Arrests 84 Vessels for Maritime Offences

 About 84 vessels have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy within maritime domain of the nation for committing various illegal activities during 2014, says Nigerian Navy source.

Shipbuilding: Sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat Launched

Austal has launched the sixth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the company’s Australian Defense Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. The launch of

Seychelles Anti-Piracy Exercise

On Thursday 8 January, a counter-piracy exercise was carried out jointly by the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force and Police together with the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta-,

Cuban Migrant Dead in Capsizing off Caymans

A Cuban migrant drowned after a makeshift vessel with four passengers overturned in rough seas off the Cayman Islands on Saturday afternoon, local officials said.

Italy Rescues Another Abandoned Migrant Ship

As many as 450, including women and children, on board. Ship being taken to Italian port. A ship carrying hundreds of migrants has been abandoned by its crew

HMAS Launceston Assists Ill Mariner

  HMAS Launceston assisted in the medical evacuation of a critically ill Chinese mariner from a Chinese fishing vessel, 80 nautical miles south-east of Christmas

Migrants Found Dead on Packed Ship

Four migrants were found dead on a cargo ship which was taken to Italy after apparently being abandoned by its crew in Greek waters, the Italian Red Cross said on Wednesday.

GSL Builds Fast Attack Crafts for Mauritius

The keel laying ceremony for first of the series of Two Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (WJFAC) being built by GSL for Mauritius Police Force was held at GSL on December 18, 2014.

Java Sea Body, Luggage Could be AirAsia Debris

Objects resembling a body, luggage, a life vest and debris suspected to be part of an AirAsia jet that disappeared over the Java Sea were spotted by a pilot involved in the search operation,

Five Dead, 22 Remain on Board Stricken Ferry

Fire started in early hours of Sunday; rescue efforts hampered by bad weather. Five people were confirmed to have died in car ferry that caught fire off the

1,250 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean over Christmas

Nearly 1,250 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean over the Christmas period and five bodies have been recovered, Italian officials said on Friday. The

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