Vessels

USCG’s New Cutter Pulls into Boston

The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) latest 418-foot National Security Cutter James (WSML 754) entered Boston Harbor August 3 ahead of her commissioning scheduled for August 8.

Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) largest ship and currently the third largest in the world—the Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016,

GE Gas Turbines to Power US Navy’s New Destroyers

The U.S. Navy’s new DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be powered by eight LM2500 marine gas turbines supplied by GE Marine, who also received

TSB Investigating Ferry, Pleasure Craft Collision

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Laval, Quebec, following a collision between the ferry Paule II and a pleasure craft which occurred on August 1.

First Vessel of New Rescue Class Launched

Global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has launched its first F-Class vessel, the Grampian Fortress. The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and

Tanker Retrofitted with Dual Fuel Engine

Caterpillar Marine informs it has begin a dual fuel engine retrofit conversion onboard the 472-foot Fure West tanker, owned by Furetank Rederi A/B. The MaK M 43

Ceona Joins Forces with Interoil Angola

Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has expanded its West African reach after entering into a strategic partnership with Interoil Angola Lda.

Strategic Marine: Stock Program Full Power Ahead

Strategic Marine confirmed its stock program of personnel transport vessels is market-ready.  “Our stock program currently incorporates two class leading designs

Inspections Campaign to Target Enclosed Space Entry

The Paris and Tokyo MOUs on Port State Control announced they will launch a joint concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on crew familiarization with enclosed space entry.

Renovated Research Vessel Sets Sail

French scientific research vessel completely renovated in life extension project. French research vessel Marion Dufresne II left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part

Diana Charters Containership to Maersk

Container shipping company Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with Maersk

Ondimar Firms Order Suezmax Quartet at Navantia

  Navantia and Maritime Transport Ondimar LDA (shipping company Ibaizabal Group) today ratified the contracts signed in late June and the financial structure for

Boxships Collide in Port Klang, Malaysia

The container ships MOL Empire and Northern Democrat collided at around 1430 LT Aug 1 in Westport harbor at Port Klang, Malaysia, reportedly while mooring.   Container or containers fell overboard,

NMDC Breaks Several Records on New Suez Canal Project

 UAE dredging and marine construction firm National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has announced the completion of the New Suez Canal project.   The $8bn (£5bn)

Ross is Fleet Manager, Heidmar

  Heidmar announced the promotion of Duncan Ross to Fleet Manager. Duncan joined Heidmar’s London office in 2012 as vessel manager.  Prior to joining Heidmar,

Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney

A fire broke out Saturday aboard U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC20) while the ship was dry docked for maintenance in Rijeka, Croatia, the U.

LR First to Certify Small Caribbean Ships

  LR is the first class society to certify small commercial ships operating in the Caribbean After becoming the first classification society to issue Cargo

Diana Shipping Nets 2Q Loss

  Diana Shipping Inc. today reported a net loss of $14.1 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $15.5 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net loss of $5.

Tug-Barge Design Optimized for South America

Some veteran Mississippi pushboats and barges have been transported to South America for second careers. However, conditions on a great river like the Paraguay-Paraná are different.

Royston's Enginei Fuel Management System

Growing ship owner focus on vessel performance issues, with accurate bunkering and fuel management reporting, has prompted an upsurge in interest in marine engine monitoring systems.

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