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MARINE LOG NEWS STORIES
MARCH 2010

Administration to open up new areas for offshore drilling
four more lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico by 2012 plus one off Virginia and one in Cook Inlet

Foss Maritime attains environmental milestone
earns ISO 14001 certification

Northrop Grumman gets $13.2 million more for Enterprise EDSRA
total estimated amount of contract will be $654,854,987

Genoa Design wins Iraqi OSV design contract
will provide production design and lofting

Stena prototype tests air cushion concept
15 m technology demonstrator is prototype for 182 m ship

Catamaran caters for beach lovers
latest Incat Crowther delivery has foredeck mounted passenger ramp

World Ocean Council to hold Sustainable Ocean Summit
Broad ranging industry grouping seeks to attract more members

Alaska sues Derecktor and MTU
cites problems with fast ferry propulsion systems

Promotion at Horizon Shipbuilding
Ron Gunter named Vice President

VT Halter Marine gets $165.3 million FMS award
fourth Egyptian Fast Missile craft

Green light for Maine Maritime tidal energy venture
FERC clears the path for the start of immediate testing activity

Gulf Island to build RiverHawk OSVs for Iraq
two 60 m vessels to protect Iraqi ports and terminals

GE to invest $450 million in European offshore wind turbine manufacturing
4 MW gearless design is core of expansion plan

Keppel O&M books orders worth $140 million
FPSO conversion for Bumi and two semis for Stena

Siemens delivers technology for Italian submarines
fuel cells, Permasyn motors and more

Pirate found dead after shoot out with security team
merchant ship that shot back had twice been hijacked

Bollinger completes ATB conversion
asphalt barge and accompanying tug returned to Bouchard as ATB

OceanFreight orders three VLOCs
time charter agreements in place for long term employment on delivery

T&T Bisso and Foss Maritime in cooperation agreement
T&T Bisso will position lightering and marine firefighting packages at several Foss facilities

Pirates hijack two ships
one taken in Indian Ocean, other in Gulf of Aden

Gibdock promotes John Taylor to Production Director
will focus on meeting challenges of more complex offshore projects

Keppel Verolme to build wind farm platform
Mobile Offshore Application Barge (MOAB) for a new offshore wind farm in the German North Sea EEZ

Energy efficient Variable Speed Drive for shipboard motors passes Navy test
breakthrough technology promises major energy savings

Kvichak appoints Art Parker Sales Manager
will focus on North American business development

Wärtsilä and SHI to develop LNG-fueled ships
large bore, dual fuel engines will power environmentally friendly gas-fueled ships

Coastal cruise ship gets Haiti mission
Former American Classic Voyages ship gets first employment since 2002

Keppel in new Azerbaijan shipyard JV
will build vessels ranging from offshore support vessels to tankers

Titan Salvage completes Port-au-Prince clean-up
removes gantry crane and other hazards to navigation

STX Europe reports cost overruns at French shipyard
and may face losses in Wadan Yards bankruptcy

U.S. citizen scouted Mumbai terrorist landing sites
entered Mumbai Harbor details into GPS device while on boat tours

Prosecutions and piracy threaten seafarer recruitment and retention
Intermanager warns that seafarer shortage is being exacerbated

Scorpio Tankers raises IPO target
expects to raise $172.9 million

Polar Tankers to pay $588,000 in 2004 spill
settlement agreement in Puget Sound spill case

Horizon Shipbuilding delivers 140 ft towboat
second in FMT series delivered wihin two weeks of launch of third

Central Gulf lease sale draws $949 million in high bids
interest in deepwater and deep gas in shallow water

Bergen Group to build two cruise ferries for Fjord Line
Hulls for 1,500 passenger, 600 car RO/RO's will be built in Poland

Navigating officer charged in Queen of North deaths
criminal negligence charge comes four years after sinking of BC Ferries vessel

$8.28 million Navy award for BAE San Diego Ship Repair
modification of DDG 108 post shakedown availability contract

Management change at Aluminum Chambered Boats
Founder Larry Wieber steps down as CEO

Governors urge offshore wind development
Governors' Wind Energy Coalition releases recommendations

U.S. inland barge fleet shrinks
628 additions in 2009, but 1,126 retirements

Marinette Marine breaks ground for indoor shipbuilding expansion
will be able to work on two LCS hulls simultaneously

Cecon gets independent advice on Davie newbuilds
retains Fincantieri and others to make assessment

Mermaid Offshore buys Qatar subsea operation
acquires Subtech Qatar Diving and Marine Services

Remedial Offshore assets to be auctioned
Retains Clarkson Offshore to manage Chapter 11 sale of elevating support vessels and other assets

Brazil's Transpetro invites bids for new tug and barge fleet
plans to build 80 barges and 20 tugs for ethanol transportation

$7 billion deal with Devon swells BP deepwater portfolio
enters Brazil offshore market and adds to U.S. Gulf acreage

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy facilities "at a tipping point"
Panel finds Kings Point physical plant in dire need of significant repair and replacement

Farrell Lines adds two ships to its fleet
Maersk Lines Limited is breathing new life into a time-honored name in U.S. shipping

Guam Shipyard to modify submarine tender
ship to be equipped to suit MSC manning profile

Cruise industry reports strong Wave Season bookings
CLIA says this year may break all records

Bourbon buys out partner in Brazil JV
Now 100 percent owner of Delba Maritima Navegacao

Baltic Trading prices IPO
Genco spin-off will focus on dry bulk spot market

Tidewater promotes Jeff Platt to COO
responsible for overseeing day-to-day marine and shipyard operations of offshore services giant

T&T Marine Salvage helps clean up Port Arthur Spill
operations were performed around the clock

EPA seeks comment on vessel discharge study
final report will provide Congress with information it may use for the regulation of incidental discharges from certain vessels.

Shell signs contracts for floating LNG project
Samsung nearer to $4 billion shipbuildingaward

RWE Innogy awards design contract for wind farm vessel
consortium of Wärtsilä and IMS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, to provide basic design and consultancy services for jack-up crane ship

North Florida Shipyards seeks $4 million loan
seeks share of Jacksonville ARRA funding for development proect

ABS holds Athens seminar on low sulfur fuel issues
learning to live with SECA's and ECA's

MARINE LOG RADIO: Interview with RADM James A. Watson USCG
podcast interview with the Director of Operations, USCG Atlantic Area

European shipbuilder reschedules bulker deliveries from COSCO Zhoushan
four 57,000 dwt bulk carriers pushed back 18-19 months each

Atlantic Marine Philadelphia wins $12.7 million contract
fleet oiler to be reactivated for counter piracy support

RiverHawk awarded $70 million FMS contract
two vessels for Iraq Navy

Senate move to promote offshore wind
legislation introduced to provide incentives for offshore wind investment and production

Novakovic to succeed Heebner at GD Marine Systems
management changes at defense contractor

Austal USA to be prime contractor for next LCS bid
move allows BIW to bid as second source contractor for FY 2012 contract

Submarine suppliers hit The Hill
members of Submarine Industrial Base Council meet with lawmakers

Terror threat to Malacca Strait tankers
Singapore Shipping Association receives Navy warning

STX Europe to build new Brazil shipyard
will build LPG tankers as well as offshore vessels

Shipbuilders testify on Navy 30 year plan
fewer ships spell work force reduction and industry restructuring

INTERTANKO protests Trieste ruling on sulfur
says rigid interpretation of EU rule threatens safety

Fatality prompts safety alert
broken light fixture electrocutes one mariner, severely shocks would-be rescuer

SS United States may soon be scrapped
Conservancy launches campaign to refurbish ship as stationary attraction

Larry Glosten dead at 91
founder of The Glosten Associates designed FLIP ship and Hughes Mining Barge

Nichols Brothers looks ahead
will unveil development plans at public meeting

Salazar inches Cape Wind process along
concludes historic preservation consultation on proposed offshore wind farm

STX France to build new large ship for MSC Cruises
LOI for Fantasia class cruise ship comes just days after delivery of fourth in smaller Musica class

Solar cat is test bed for next generation submarine batteries
HDW has important role in PlanetSolar project

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

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