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OFFSHORE WIND
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MARINE LOG NEWS STORIES
FEBRUARY 2010

Waterways Council airs new TV commercial
gets word out on industry in Washington, D.C., market

Harvey Gulf buys Dolphin Marine's fleet
Former New Orleans mayoral candidate John Georges sells five vessel towing and anchor handling tug fleet

Two GD shipyards get Navy contracts
launches one cruise ship, cuts first steel for sister

Fincantieri hosts double ceremony for Oceania Cruises
NASSCO gets $824.6 million for two T-AKEs and BIW gets $114 m for DDG 115 long lead materials

Cummings "deeply, deeply concerned" by proposed Coast Guard cut backs
no way to sugar coat impact says Subcommittee Chairman

First Tier II compliant MAN Diesel set for delivery
will power Teekay shuttle tanker with Clean Design class notation

Davie Yards files for protection from creditors
1,590 employees to be laid off

ABS verifies effectiveness of CSNOx exhaust gas treatment system
first load point verifications on tanker show dramatic reductions in SO2, CO2 and NOX emissions

European shipyards seek aid for offshore wind vessel construction
European Wind Energy Association joins plea to European Commission and European Investment Bank

NASSCO delivers T-AKE 9
USNS Matthew Perry joins Military Sealift Command fleet

Carnival reports strong wave season bookings
will increase some cruise prices

Washburn & Doughty delivers LNG escort tugs
built outdoors following 2008 shipyard fire

Chris Pemberton named GM -- Austal Service
leads business unit with growing global role

Incat Crowther crewboat builds in Brazil
with support from Morgan City, La.

GC Rieber secures financing for Freire newbuilds
$107 million "club deal" for two subsea IMR vessels

MAN Diesel and DSME cooperate to broaden owners' fuel choices
making it practical to use LNG as fuel in wide range of ships

Tsakos and Schoeller in ship management JV
form Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement SA

Aker Philadelphia eyes wind turbine installation vessels
needs something to follow Jones Act tanker series

Clipper brings blackmail charges against pirates
focuses on element of multinational case that can be pursued under Danish law

DSME to build five 190,000 dwt tankers for Sonangol
inks $344 deal in Lisbon

Damen introduces Stan Tug 1205
replaces both Pushy Cat 1204 series and the Stan Tug 1404

Salazar to work with Atlantic states to speed offshore wind permitting
meets with representatives of eleven states

Fleet Management to pay $10 million in Cosco Busan case
felony violation of OPA followed by cover up

Shipowners face criminal penalties under EU directives
UK P&I Club issues legal briefing

NATO issues new piracy warning
NATO Maritime Commander tells shipowners not be complacent

NTSB adds to marine "most wanted" list
seeks Safety Management System requirement for domestic vessels

Burning clean fuel can mean big problems
BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys expert warns of troubles ahead

Trico Marine benefits from Norwegian tax ruling
but reports fourth quarter red ink

Fincantieri to build two 3,600 passenger ships for Princess Cruises
Carnival Corporation signs Memorandum of Agreement

Maritime projects get TIGER funding
but only a handful make the cut

Hose company cops plea in price fixing case
One-count felony charge filed against Parker ITR

Navy puts first in new tug series to work
YT 802 Valiant enters service in Puget Sound

How Fraser Shipyards will spend $2 million
briefs Congressman on how funding will be used

J. Arnold Witte joins Noble Maritime Collection trustees
Donjon president and CEO joins board of working waterfront museum and study center

Crowley orders next generation tugs at Bollinger
two plus options for more

STX Europe delivers Tidewater Enabler
Tidewater picks up a bargain

Chinese ferries to have MAN Diesels
Augsburg-built main propulsion units for two RoPax vessels

Wärtsilä to offer ballast water treatment system
partners with muncipal UV water treatment specialist

Allen presses case for USCG fleet renewal
Commandant delivers his final State of the Coast Guard Address

Cape Wind promises big savings on electric costs
study analyzes effect of offshore wind farm on wholesale prices

Titan Salvage works to open up Port-au-Prince
navigational hazards include collapsed gantry crane

Moosally named President and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group
will be based in Washington, D.C., not Wisconsin

Tugboat sinking closes Houston Ship Channel
divers recover body

Argentina bars ship said to support Falklands drilling
Tried to pick up pipe in Argentina

Fred Olsen orders wind planters
Orders two GustoMSC jack-up units at Lamprey with options for two more

Australia bars ship with beetle on board
denies entry when master reports burnt pine longicorn beetle on Schulte ship

China to build sixth LNG tanker
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding gets order for 147,000 cu.m unit

China sets rules for offshore wind
initial decisions to be taken at provincial level

Dredge naming is royal occasion
Queen Beatrix names trailing suction hopper dredge

Jones Act offshore services segment has major economic impact
new study says fleet and shipyards generate $18 billion in annual spending

American Commercial Lines beats analysts' expectations
share price soars

Maryland study finds huge potential for offshore wind
could meet state's entire need for electricity

Schumer threatens to block Coast Guard budget proposal
slams plan to move New York MSST to Boston

Washburn & Doughty offers new Z-drive tug design
80 ft x 33 ft design admeasures under 150 gt

Coast Guard selects new three star admirals
will serve under Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, when he becomes Commandant

Chemical tanker newbuild bought for bunkering role
Ciane buys second 3,100 dwt IMO II chemical tanker from Cicek

Danish special forces storm pirated ship
no shots fired and crew unharmed in safe location

AMEC to perform P-63 FPSO topsides engineering
awarded contrac by QUIP

Coast Guard budget could face rough ride
House Republican leaders sharply critical of cuts

AMEC to perform P-63 FPSO topsides engineering
awarded contrac by QUIP

Sembcorp Marine to build new Brazil Shipyard
acquires Espirito Santo site with 1.6 km of coastline

Bay Shipbuilding announces more layoffs
targets 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions Fincantieri unit to shed a further 116 jobs

Samsung Heavy Industries to build only eco-friendly ships from 2015
targets 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Coalition slams Corps budget proposal
continues to inadequately invest in water resources infrastructure

Pirates hijack North Korean ship
seized just south of Yemeni coast

Bristol Harbor helps modify PSV for subsea work
Trico Moon now supporting subsea work off Mexico

Deltamarin books ferry design contracts
Owners in Scotland and Quebec retain Finnish firm's services

Bollinger delivers 55,000 bbl tank barge
OPA 90 compliant unit joins Midstream Fuel Service fleet

Navy submits long range shipbuilding plan
projects a battle force of 301 ships in far term

Budget ax whacks MARAD
but $6 million included to repay Midshipman fee overcharges at USMMA

Budget boost for offshore wind
deepwater oil and gas fare less well

Three promoted at OSG
Smith, Nugent and Dienis move up

Keppel AMFELS delivers first rig of 2010
LeTourneau Super 116E for Perforadas Central

Pentagon's FY 2011 budget seeks ten ships
but CG(X) future cruiser faces cancellation

European shipyards to investigate Korean pricing
will assess realistic production costs for what seem to be irrationally low-priced contracts

Keppel FELS and J.Ray win $1 billion TLWP contract
first dry tree floater completion development offshore Brazil

Crowley lighters Haiti relief containers ashore
landing craft transfer 202 containers across beach to Port au Prince

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