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Marine Log

Commandant comments on Deepwater and CRS reports on options
Deepwater woes in perspective

Liftboat list worstens
Latest report says vessel listing at 90 degrees

Grimaldi holds majority of Finnlines shares
Must now make unconditional offer for remaining shares

USCG monitors listing liftboat
Crew safe

Trailer Bridge joins EPA green partnership
Will help in adding maritime category to SmartWay

Electric Boat gets Navy orders worth $1.3 billion
Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia class

Varun to acquire VLGC
Fleet expansion continues

Geo ASA sells two seismic vessels
Makes $20 million on sale of two vessels

Korea to build research icebreaker
Ministry picks Hanjin to build Antarctic vessel

Jurong wins two FPSO conversion orders
Contracts from Tanker Pacific are worth $58 million

Dockwise sold to 3i
Heerema and Wilh. Wilhelmsen sell heavy lift specialist

FERC reg process kills CaroLinks barge plan
Plan to ease truck congestion "dead in water"

Siem Offshore back at Kleven
Orders sister MPSV

MOL gets set for Panama Canal expansion
Orders two 116,000 dwt "Handy Cape" bulkers

Yantai-Raffles gets more funding
"Strategic cooperation agreement" with China Construction Bank

Wartsila to expand Brazil workshop
New shop, new plant and expanded staff in Manaus

Suez LNG to provide on board training for U.S. mariners
Agreement with MARAD

Keppel Verolme to build decommissioning heavy lifter
$591 million contract from MPU

OSG to pay $37 million in pollution penalties
Reaches comprehensive settlement with DOJ

USCG withdraws Great Lakes live-fire training proposal
Responds to public concerns

Syncrolift ship lift for Techport Australia
Rolls-Royce wins A$50 million order

SCORE up again
GlobalSantaFe offshore rig profitability index ticks up again

Carnival books another giant
Orders second 130,000 gt cruise ship at Fincantieri

Aker Yards books construction vessel order
Second OSCV 3 for DOF

Norwegian merger creates world's largest offshore operator
Hydro's oil and gas activities to go to Statoil

Louisiana yard to build kit cat ferries for Mexico
Australia's Incat Crowther supplies the aluminum and the design

Keppel-led consortium completes "offshore hotel" ahead of schedule
Pemex accomodation platforms leave Keppel AMFELS

Herz is GL majority shareholder
Now holds 90 percent of shares in classification society

Germanischer Lloyd fends off take-over
Herz takes 40 percent stake in classification society

Carnival and TUI form German market cruise JV
New brand gets firs 3,000 PAX ship in 2010

Austal mystery buyer adds to order
Undisclosed owner adds ferries worth US$60 million to earlier order

MMS approves Petrobras FPSO concept
First approval for U.S. Gulf FPSO

Keppel Singmarine to build ice-class FSO for Lukoil
28,000 dwt unit for Caspian operations

Wartsila and Becker cooperate
Will develop optimized propeller rudder systems

BAE and VT in talks
Discuss combination of surface ship and naval support activities

Frontline gets into heavylift
Second single hull tanker to be converted

BP charters first U.S. Shipping NASSCO newbuild
First ship in $1 billion, nine vessel series

BAE Norfolk wins $6.7 million Navy contract
Overhaul and drydock of T-AO 195

Northrop Grumman cooperates with aluminum boat builder
Eyes anticipated Navy riverine program

Carnival orders one more for Costa
Exercises option at Fincantieri

DP World finds buyer for U.S. operations
POPNA goes to AIG unit for undisclosed sum

Bureau Veritas to increase its offer for Germanischer Lloyd
Says it "expects shareholders to take charge of the matter."

Jurong to build $500 million semi for Noble Drilling
Conversion of Bingo 9000 baredeck hull

"Structural flaws" in first National Security Cutter
New York Times reports on problems besetting USCG's Project Deepwater

Derecktor to build second Bermuda cat
Government exercises option for another newbuild ferry

Austal USA to build LCS 4
$208 million Navy amendment to Bath Iron Works contract

Bollinger-led consortium to compete for JHSV
Bollinger teams with Australia's Incat Australia and Revolution Design plus Gladding-Hearn, Nichols and Kvichak

Promotion at Northrop Grumman
Williams named Senior VP Engineering at Ship Systems

Kleven adds to OSV order book
First order from Troms Offshore and tenth from Rem

Hamburg billionaire makes offer for Germanischer Lloyd
Friendly offer aimed at thwarting BV takeover

Navy contract for Detyens Shipyards
Post Shipyard Availability T-AKE 1

Senate panel syas Australia should build its own warships
In Australia's national interest to maintain viable industry

Dockwise vessel sinks after offloading drilling platform
All 21 crew of Mighty Servant 3 reported safe

Wartsila to acquire SCHIFFKO
Acquisition supports aim of growing as a systems integrator

Bermuda Marine Police Unit has a new Guardian
Austal 16 m patrol boat now in service

EC approves state aid for Maersk's German yard
German regional aid for Volkswerft Stralsund

Yantai-Raffles books jackup order
$137 million unit for Uni-Arab Group

Newbuild AHTS to be converted
Will become seismic vessel

TT Club offers "dirty bomb" insurance
Mutual claims an insurance industry first

Keppel FELS wins $371 million jackup order
First KFELS N Class will be largest jackup built in Singapore

Jurong to build jack-ip barge
$180 million award from Saudi Aramco

Wartsila researches methanol fuel cells
EU grant for work on methanol

Daewoo books orders worth $600 million
Four tankers and two car carriers

Teekay offshore unit files IPO registration
Shuttle tankers ... and more

Intrepid set for new tow attempt
39,000 cu. yards of material dredged

Hoegh Autoliners orders PCTC's in Vietnam
Long term strategic cooperation with Vinashin

RXT charters second advanced seismic ship
86 m Multi Maritime design

Heerema plans $1 billion crane ship
Lift capacity "at least" 14,200 tons

USCG suspends operations of converted cutters
Structural damage discovered in hulls

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