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December 13, 2017 10:51 AM ET

Coatings & Corrosion Control Take Center Stage

Efficiency gains, CO2 reduction and invasive species drive development   Marine coatings increasingly are center stage, not simply to maintain the integrity of vessels, but as a means to make ship ops more efficient and environmentally benign. Maritime Reporter had questons,

December 13, 2017 10:38 AM ET

Connecting Boatbuilders to the New Gold Standard

Victaulic’s forward-thinking vertical integration remains, at the same time, solidly connected to a rich and varied past.    It is still common to hear waterfront stakeholders refer to alternative pipe connection systems as temporary or simply as ‘a new development.

December 13, 2017 10:28 AM ET

The Best Options for Safe Mooring

Benefits of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene ropes in reducing shipboard injuries   The use of High Modulus Synthetic Fiber (HMSF) mooring lines, including Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWP) lines continue to make one of the most dangerous evolutions aboard ships safer.

December 13, 2017 10:20 AM ET

Bowles Named Director of Donald L. Blount & Associates

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of its Chesapeake, Va. division, Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).   Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute Naval Architect and

December 13, 2017 10:03 AM ET

Sydney’s Newest Ferry Begins Operations

A newbuild 27-meter catamaran passenger ferry has been delivered to the Australian Public Company Sealink, and has commenced operations on Sydney Harbor.   Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Aluminium Marine, Nancy Wake is a 280 passenger vessel

December 13, 2017 9:26 AM ET

US Invests $18.5 Mln in Offshore Wind Research

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $18.5 million in new Department of Energy (DOE) funding for a consortium that will conduct research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the U.S.   As it seeks to capitalize on momentum in the offshore wind market, the U.

December 13, 2017 9:11 AM ET

Seadrill Bondholders Propose Alternative Debt Restructuring

An unofficial committee of Seadrill's unsecured bondholders has submitted a binding alternative proposal for the company's restructuring, two sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters on Tuesday. Norwegian-born billionaire John Fredriksen and a group of hedge funds proposed on Sept.

December 13, 2017 8:56 AM ET

First Mobile MTU Gas Engines for Rederij Doeksen

The first two preproduction units of the new mobile MTU gas engine from Rolls-Royce have completed performance tests and were accepted by the customer at the beginning of December.   MTU delivered the first two of a total of four 16-cylinder Series 4000 gas engines,

December 13, 2017 8:53 AM ET

William P. Doyle Appointed as DCA Executive Director & CEO

The Dredging Contactors of America’s (DCA) has selected the Honorable William P. Doyle, Sr. as its new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   William Doyle currently serves as a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission

December 12, 2017 7:37 PM ET

Skangas to Source LNG at Import Terminal on Isle of Grain

 Skangas has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with National Grid Grain LNG. Under the terms of the LoI, Skangas is to source LNG at the Grain LNG import terminal on the Isle of Grain in the UK.    Skangas, which produces LNG, struck

December 12, 2017 7:36 PM ET

ABS Partnership Enhances Safety in Ghana’s Offshore Industry

 ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, formed a joint venture with Notabene Classification Limited to offer regulatory and technical support services, including key classification services to the upstream oil and gas market in Ghana.

December 12, 2017 7:36 PM ET

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to Washington

 Washington-based ships assigned to Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 returned Dec. 10, just in time for the upcoming holidays following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf.   The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68),

December 12, 2017 7:35 PM ET

Mitsubishi, Wärtsilä Joins for Improved Power and Propulsion Solution

 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., LTD (MHI-MME) and the smart technology group Wärtsilä have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the commercial marketing of a new energy solution for ships.    The solution

December 12, 2017 7:35 PM ET

All-women Crew Tarini Departs From Lyttelton

 The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Lyttelton on 12 December 2017 for its onward journey to Port Stanley (Falklands). INSV Tarini had arrived at Lyttelton on 29 November 2017 after completion of second leg of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.

December 12, 2017 7:34 PM ET

NAT Announces Public Offering of USD 100mln

 Nordic American Tankers (NAT) announced an underwritten public offering of $100 million of its common shares pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement.    At the Company’s request, the underwriters have reserved for sale an aggregate of approximately $1.

December 12, 2017 7:34 PM ET

Combating Illicit Maritime Activity

 Prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa is on the agenda at a meeting of the G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea in Lagos, Nigeria (11-12 December).   The meeting is reviewing

December 12, 2017 4:22 PM ET

World’s Largest Crane Vessel under Development

Holding OOS International Group B.V. said it is working with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) to design and build what will be the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), OOS Zeelandia.   OOS unveiled the OOS Zeelandia during

December 12, 2017 3:17 PM ET

Proposal for 355-ship US Navy Signed into Law

Included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed today by President Donald Trump is policy to grow the U.S. Navy fleet from its current 279 ships to a minimum of 355. “With his signature, President Trump has confirmed the United

December 12, 2017 3:02 PM ET

Austal, JR Kyushu Jet Ferry Developing New Vessel Concept

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Austal Australia and JR Kyushu Jet Ferry will see the two firms develop a new high speed trimaran passenger ferry concept for JR Kyushu Jet Ferry’s South Korea to Japan service, one of Japan’s busiest international routes.

December 12, 2017 2:33 PM ET

Crowley Scholarships to Four USMMA Cadets

Four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets were awarded with 2017 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships during yesterday’s Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, N.J.   Jenny Terpenning, supervisor, marine recruiting at Crowley Maritime Corporation,

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