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August 19, 2014
Iron Man technology comes to shipbuilding
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Technology reminiscent of Marvel's Iron Man could become a part of the everyday shipbuilding scene. An exoskeleton developed by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will soon be under evaluation at U.S. Navy shipyards while, in Korea,...
August 19, 2014
Oil spill closes 15 mile stretch of Ohio River
AUGUST 19, 2014 — The Coast Guard, EPA and Ohio and Kentucky officials are responding to a reported 8,000 gallon diesel spill from the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station near Cincinnati, Ohio. Duke Energy says the spill occurred about...
August 19, 2014
Rolls-Royce inks agreement with Polish ship repairer
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Rolls-Royce Marine and Poland's Nauta shipyard in Gdynia have signed a cooperation agreement. Rolls-Royce Marine will gain exclusive rights to provide services on all Rolls-Royce equipment coming into the shipyard. In return,...
August 19, 2014
U.S. ship destroys Syrian chemical weapons
AUGUST 19, 2014—The White House confirmed yesterday that the specially outfitted U.S. Ready Reserve Force vessel M/V Cape Ray (T-AKR 9679) destroyed the "most lethal declared chemical weapons possessed by the Syrian regime"at sea during its...
August 19, 2014
Swiber puts five vessels under Mexican flag
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Singapore based Swiber Holdings Limited is putting five of its vessels operating in Mexico under Mexican flag The derrick pipelay barge Swiber Concorde, previously under Panamanian registry,was the first Swiber vessel to...
August 19, 2014
Rajang Maju delivers six tugs to Coastal Contracts
AUGUST 19, 2014 — Malaysian shipbuilder Rajang Maju Marine Industries Sdn. Bhd. has delivered six Cummins-powered tugs to Coastal Contracts Bhd, The tugs are classed by ClassNK as NS*(TUG) MNS, Tug Unrestricted Navigation. They are 32 m...
August 18, 2014
One dead in tanker engine room fire
AUGUST 18, 2014—One crew member is dead, following a fire in the engine room of a 485 ft Bahamian flag chemical tanker, according to a report by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard sent air and cutter forces to assist the 22-person crew of...
August 18, 2014
Crude offloading suspended at LOOP
AUGUST 18, 2014—Crude offloading operations have been temporarily suspended at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port’s Offshore Marine Terminal while an inspection and repairs are performed on the LOOP pipeline. Estimates are that marine offloading...
August 18, 2014
Ebola virus impacts ship sailings
AUGUST 18, 2014—The largest, most severe outbreak of the ebola virus has impacted the sailings of Mercy Ships, which operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO)...
August 18, 2014
Quantum of the Seas floated out at Meyer Werft
AUGUST 18, 2014—Longer than three U.S. football fields, the 167,000 gross ton, 4,188-passenger  Quantum of the Seas was recently floated out at the Papenburg, Germany shipyard of Meyer Werft. Scheduled to make its debut out of its...

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