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October 25, 2014
Crowley delivers first of eight gates for Panama Canal
OCTOBER 25, 2014—Crowley Maritime Corporation’s 400-foot-long by 105-foot-wide heavy lift barge 455 4 recently transported the first of eight gates for the ongoing Pacific side of the Panama Canal expansion. At 22 meters high and 2,300...
October 25, 2014
Bids sought for LNG equipment for Staten Island ferry
OCTOBER 25, 2014—New York City’s plans for the convert one of its smaller ferries to burn Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are moving ahead, after the city’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), Division of Ferries, issued two separate...
October 25, 2014
Kvichak to build more skimmers for U.S. Navy
OCTOBER 25, 2014—Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc., Seattle, WA, was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to build twelve 30 ft Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months. The contract has options for up to 30...
October 24, 2014
P&I club says VDR data should be preserved
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Failure to preserve Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) data in the event of an incident can compromise the owner's position in the event of a claim, says the London P&I Club. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the...
October 24, 2014
Diamond giant orders offshore mining vessel
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Diamond company De Beers plans to go looking for diamonds and other minerals in an area off the coast of Namibia and has enlisted Norway's Marin Teknikk and Kleven Verft in the effort. Marin Teknikk says it was approached by...
October 24, 2014
Genesis Energy buys Jones Act tanker
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Houston headquartered Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) reports that it has agreed to acquire for approximately $157 million the M/T American Phoenix from Mid Ocean Tanker Company (MOTC) and two related charters and...
October 24, 2014
HMD to install Clean Marine scrubbers in two tankers
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Lysaker, Norway, headquartered Clean Marine AS  says it has been selected by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) for two new 40,000 dwt MR tankers owned and...
October 24, 2014
Fredriksen swoops on Flex LNG
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Billionaire John Fredriksen is poised to add Flex LNG to his empire. Geveran Trading Co Ltd, which is indirectly controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksen for the benefit of his immediate family, said in a stock...
October 24, 2014
DNV GL approves design of new steerable thruster
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Classification society DNV-GL has approved the design of the Wärtsilä WST-14 thruster, indicating that the design fully complies with classification rules. This is an exceptional case since the approval has been granted...
October 23, 2014
GD BIW gets another $35.5 million for DDG 1000 work
OCTOBER 23, 2013 — General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, is being awarded a $32,512,320 modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract N00024-11-C-2306 to exercise options for DDG 1000 class services. This work will...

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