China May Support Nation's Struggling Shipbuilders
Citing an An Economic Information of China report, Asiais.com says that a 'Three-Year Plan to Strengthen China’s Shipbuilding Industry' is in the final stage of mediation…
China, Korea, Yards Place Kongsberg Maritime Contracts
CIMC Yantai Raffles in China and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Korea have selected extensive dynamic positioning (DP), automation, new generation safety system, integrated navigation, hydro-acoustic positioning and latest riser management solutions from Kongsberg. The contracts are in regard to two new Frigstad D90 Design drilling rigs and one Bassoe Technology BT-UDS Design drillship. The total value of the contracts is in excess of MNOK 150.
MSC Ship Repair Contract for BAE Systems
A Department of Defense, Navy, contract has been awarded to BAE Systems, San Francisco, for a regular overhaul & drydocking of 'USNS Carl Brashear'. BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, San Francisco, Calif., is being awarded a $10,772,461 firm-fixed-price contract for a 56-calendar day regular overhaul and dry docking availability of Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7).
Sunken Mississippi Tugboat Causes Cruise Ship to Divert
Passengers aboard the 'Carnival Conquest' cruise ship returning from a 7-day Caribbean vacation got an unexpected detour to Mobile, Sunday, a diversion required by the closure of a 10-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, reports 'The Times-Picayune'. The US Coast Guard reports that they received a report Saturday at 12:10 p.m. from a passenger vessel near the 48-foot tug boat C-Pec that capsized and sank in the river at mile marker eight above Head of Passes near Venice. The U.S.
China Firm Buys Scana Machinery Co. Stake
Norway Headquartered Scana Industrier ASA has entered into an "Equity Sale and Purchase Agreement" with Leshan Zhi Yuan Gao Di Mining Co. Ltd. regarding a sale of…