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Marine Log

USCG puts DP World quote in context
Says excerpt released by Collins "does not reflect full, classified analysis"

Bollinger gets repeat order from K-Sea
Delivers one 100,000 barrel barge, books order for a sister

Navamar buys Davie
Deal gives Montreal based repairer drydock capabilities in Levis

DP World seeks new security review
Move could take heat off Administration

Seafarers get a "Bill of Rights"
Shipowners and unions hail new ILO convention

Efforts to block DP World deal continue
Critics unimpressed by "segregation" move

DP World delays control of U.S. acquisitions
will "segregate" U.S. operations from rest of P&O deal

Court challenges to DPW Newark take over
State and Port Authority take legal action

Stolt to double skin three tankers
Exercises option to buy three chartered vessels

Senator seeks hold on Maritime Administrator nomination
Says Sanborn cofirmation should be put on hold

Philadelphia float out
Aker Philadelphia's fourth containership is floated out

Lawmakers undeterred by Bush veto threat
King and Schumer to introduce emergency legislation on DP World deal

MAN B&W diesel delivers more than 100,000 bhp
Now in service in 9,000 TEU containership

AHTS orders for Fincantieri
Moss Maritime design units for Rimorchiatori Riuniti

U.S. Shipping Partners places ATB contracts
Barges from Manitowoc Marine, tugs from Eastern

Bush threatens veto to protect ports deal
Holds Air Force One press conference to defend DP World ports takeover

Frist wants ports deal put on hold
Seeks greater Congressional involvement in approval process

Fincantieri to develop Pentamaran ships
Signs agreement with BMT Nigel Gee

Opposition to Dubai ports takeover mounts
Rising chorus of concern

Teekay in FPSO joint venture with PGS
Focus is on new projects

Maritime labor convention set for adoption
Consolidates and updates 65 earlier accords

Cunard unveils Queen Victoria
First Cunarder from Fincantieri

Aker Yards adds to PSV orderbook
Seventeenth contract with Island Offshore

Shore power door for Norwegian Star
Second NCL ship to get TTS side shell door

End of the line for carrier John F. Kennedy?
Warner introduces bill to end 12 carrier requirement

Kirby boosts stake in Osprey Line
Exercises option to increase holding in COB specialist to 66 2/3 percent

Menendez and Clinton seek to block Dubai ports deal
Bill would bar foreign government controlled companies from operating U.S. ports

Crowley orders heavy lift barges
Designed to handle offshore industry project work

Bangladesh bans S.S. Norway
Won't be allowed into Bangladeshi waters for scrapping--under any name

Celebrity Cruises orders second post-Panamaxship at Meyer
Exercises option for another 118,000 grt cruise liner

Senators seek water resources reform
...seek to put Corps of Engineers on a low pork diet

Chirac orders ex-Clemenceau back to France
...but not via Suez

Hyundai delivers new design HiMSEN gensets to Turkey
First examples of new 120 kW/cyl engine line

$1.6 million award for advanced cargo scanner
Passport Systems gets Phase B award

USCG proposes rule change for lease-financed, coastwise-endorsed vessels
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is published

Transpetro competition narrows
One winner declared thus far

Seaspan acquires 3,500 TEU newbuilds
Simultaneous 12 year charters arranged

Kleven books order for multifunctional ROV support vessel
MT 6016 L for Siem Offshore

$93.8 million LHA(R) award for Northrop Grumman
Engineering and initial design

China's DNS extends use of AVEVA
New contract includes training and onsite consulting

USCG stops runaway cruise ship
NOLA cops get unexpected mini-cruise

Bollinger books bunkering barge order
28,000 bbl unit for Progressive

Matson adds ro-ro capacity to box ship
C-9 to be converted to ro-ro containership

IMO help in ferry disaster investigation
Egyptian cabinet meeting raises question of criminal responsibility in loss of Al Salam Boccaccio

Navy submits Long Range Shipbuilding Plan
Would require $13.5 billion a year

Tetra Technologies adds to heavy lift fleet
Unprecedented demand for well abandonment and decommissioning

Wartsila power for ROV mother ship
Will have DNV Clean Design notation

New warning on marine lubricants
Price rises and shortages ahead

VLCC shortage ahead?
Owners reluctant to order at current prices

BP charters for two OSG Jones Act newbuilds
"Strong commercial interest" in Phladelphia-built ships

Management changes at Bollinger
Three move up

Washburn & Doughty delivers escort tug
New 98 ft design for Elba Island LNG terminal

Washburn & Doughty delivers escort tug
New 98 ft design for Elba Island LNG terminal

Ports critical of FY 2007 budget
Port security and channel maintenance underfunded

Sinvest unit exercises rig option at PPL
Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jackup

Moran orders tank barges at Manitowoc
Will be built at Bay Shipbuilding

Atwood signs LOI at Keppel AmFELS
LeTourneau Super 116 jackup rig

Budget requests seven Navy ships in 2007
$11.2 billion shipbuilding request

UK P&I Club adds to U.S. staff
Moves to new Jersey City offices

Royal Caribbean orders $1.08 billion cruise ship
To be delivered from Aker Yards in 2009

Horizon Offshore to buy DP2 vessel
To acquire Sea Wrangler for PEMEX job

Alaska tanker refloated
Seabulk Pride now safely anchored

Pentagon releases QDR
Spells out vision for Navy with big implications for shipbuilding

IMO reacts to Egyptian ferry disaster
Regrets, prayers ... and promises of future action on lessons learned

Wartsila acquires Aker Kvaerner unit
Buys power and automation systems unit

Egyptian ferry sinks in Red Sea
Many lost

$10 million "Magic Pipe" fine
Court approves MSC Ship Management (Hong Kong) plea deal

New push on diesel emission limits
State and local officials send report to EPA

Tanker grounds in Alaska
Hit by ice floe while loading

TODCO reactivates cold stacked jackup
Shallow water specialist now reactivating two jackups, two semis and an inland barge rig

American Club makes preemployment medicals mandatory
PEME program has yielded substantial savings

Royal Caribbean reports record earnings
releases Alstom from Mermaid suit in partial settlement

Manitowoc Marine posts modest profit
on track for solid performance in 2006

ST Marine to build Airbus RO/RO's
Two specialist carriers for Hoegh-LDA venture

L-3 SAM wins cruise ship orders
NACOS systems specified for seven newbuilds

Scorpion orders fifth jackup
Exercises option at Keppel AmFELS

M80 Stiletto set for further trials
Key component of OFT's Wolf PAC project

Jail in ferry sewage dumping case
Operations manager of Fishers Island ferry sentenced to 30 days

NASSCO gets ninth T-AKE
Navy awards $317 million contract option

L-3 completes Sam Electronics acquisition
Takes over Hamburg based marine electronics specialist

Industry group recommends inert gas for small chemical tankers
Additional safety measure