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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...
October 23, 2014
John Deere expands Marine Tier 3 engine lineup
OCTOBER 23, 2013 — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has introduced new propulsion ratings to its EPA Marine Tier 3 engine offerings. The new PowerTech 4045TFM85 propulsion ratings expand the John Deere Marine Tier 3 lineup with two ratings for...
October 23, 2014
Short sea operators hope for BWTS exemption
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Ferry operators and other short sea operators could be cut a break on the requirement to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) under the pending IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. In a joint submission to last...
October 23, 2014
Eastern Shipbuilding adds three more
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, has added three more vessels to its orderbook. In August, Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised an option for an additional...

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