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SHIPTECH 2012 Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

Oct 20, 2011

ShipTech 2012 will be held on February 14-15 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL. Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to October 28th 2011. ShipTech 2012 is

New Retractable Tunnel for Inland Shipping

Oct 20, 2011

The Inland WaterWays division of Van der Velden Marine Systems in the Netherlands has introduced an innovative new retractable tunnel specially developed for inland vessels.

NASSCO Wins $37m for USS San Diego Fitting-Out

Oct 19, 2011

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), won a $37m contract by the U.S. Navy for the fitting-out availability of the

LNG in marine propulsion: Disruption to Maritime Industry?

Oct 18, 2011

According a new forecast by MEC intelligence nearly 10,000 vessels could be adopting LNG propulsion by 2020 triggering a huge growth in the market. Companies in

Gibdock Completes Boluda Tug Overhaul

Oct 17, 2011

Gibdock completed a complex propulsion system job, following the recent docking of the 57-ton bollard pull capacity Boluda group harbour tug Siroco. The 2001-built Siroco,

Bulk Carrier to Ride on Bubbles to Reduce CO2 25%

Oct 17, 2011

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a new bulk carrier which it repotes will enable reductions in CO2 emissions by about 25% compared with conventional averaged bulk carriers.

Navis DP1 Systems for Nine Damen Crewboats

Oct 14, 2011

Finnish DP (dynamic positioning) systems supplier Navis Engineering has been contracted by Dutch integrator Alphatron Marine to supply nine DP1 systems for the

MetalCraft Unveils First Electric Powered Patrol Boat

Oct 14, 2011

Patrol Boat-1 is really the first, the first ever electric powered patrol boat. MetalCraft Marine designed and built the boat for the City of Annapolis’ Harbormaster.

Type Approval for Kongsberg's Bearing Wear Condition Monitor

Oct 12, 2011

No open-up inspections required following Type Approval. Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that it has received system Type Approval for its Bearing Wear Condition Monitoring (BWCM) system.

New Fireboat Delivered to MassPort

Oct 12, 2011

In October 2011, the new RAnger 2400 Class Fireboat, American United was delivered to the Massachusetts Port Authority by the builder A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd.   The vessel,

Durrell, Irving Shipbuilding Eye $35B Shipbuilding Deal

Oct 11, 2011

5 Minutes With Steve Durrell, President, Irving Shipbuilding As it is the builder of 80% of Canada’s current Surface Combatant fleet, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based

Wärtsilä Donates Engine to SUNY Maritime College

Oct 09, 2011

Wärtsilä to donate diesel engine and equipment to SUNY Maritime College Engineering Department; Donation valued at $1 million.   Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider,

Knight & Carver Acquired by Hybrid Firm

Oct 09, 2011

Arc Light Acquisition Adds Capabilities to Marine Compnay's Existing Services.   San Diego marine hybrid systems pioneer Arc Lite Power, LLC has signed an agreement

Yakima Ferry Removed from Service for Repairs

Oct 07, 2011

The Yakima ferry was immediately removed from service this morning after maintenance crews discovered signs of abnormal wear on the journal bearing, which supports the propulsion shaft.

Harvey Gulf Inks Deal With Trinity Offshore

Oct 07, 2011

In a contract worth $110 million, Trinity to build two dual fuel LNG-powered PSV’s for Harvey Gulf. Wartsila to supply integrated system that includes the dual-fuel machinery.

Wärtsilä to Equip First U.S. LNG OSV

Oct 07, 2011

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading gas solutions provider, will deliver an integrated propulsion system based on the use of LNG for two offshore support vessels

Mill Log Marine Partnership with Thordon Bearings

Oct 06, 2011

Mill Log Marine announces Thordon Bearings components are now available in British Columbia.   Mill Log Marine, Burnaby, BC (www.milllog.com) announced that Thordon Bearings Inc.

Jensen Appoints Babcock to Management Role

Oct 05, 2011

Dan Babcock to Lead Company's Business Development Efforts.     Jensen Maritime, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, has appointed Dan Babcock as manager of business development,

Boston to Receive 69' CBRN Fireboat from MetalCraft

Oct 05, 2011

City of Boston is purchasing a new state of the art fireboat with Chemical, Biological, Radiological emergency response capability for the Boston Fire Department.

MAN L27/38 for Heavy-Duty Offshore Propulsion

Oct 05, 2011

Dubai-based Grandweld Shipyards has been appointed to build two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels for undisclosed offshore operators. The AHTS newbuildings, will

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