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Marine Log

$1.5 million fines and penalties in magic pipe case
Pacific-Gulf Marine in plea agreement

New initiative on container security standards
International Container Standards Organization formed

U.S. Shipping Partners reserves shipbuilding slots
Puts down $5 million

Conrad Industries adds to order book
Fourteen vessels added in second quarter

GAO reports on FRC program problems
Questions about composites

Bollinger to build LCS
Second LCS contract for Lockheed Martin led team

Report: Port security focus should be on recovery
Public Policy Institute of California releases study

Bush picks Kings Pointer for Marad slot
intends to nominate Sean T. Connaughton to be Maritime Administrator

Noble to build third jackup
construction backed by two year drilling contract

Farstad orders construction vessel
New Rolls-Royce UT design

International Shipholding to move HQ from New Orleans
Closure of MR-GO prompts relocation to Mobile

Senior managment changes at ABS
Somerville makes early announcement

USCG awards RB-M contract
Manitowoc and Kvichak to build up to 250 45 ft boats

Andrasick to keynote Global Greenship
President & CEO of Matson to keynote Marine Log event

USCG appoints Lantz as standards director
key senior executive service position

Transocean to order another drillship
awarded major drilling contract by Hydro

Aker Yards enters chemical tankers market
to acquire Klevin Floro and Klevin Design

Heidmar to be acquired
in exclusive negotiations with Morgan Stanley unit

Stolt-Nielsen denied rehearing
Antitrust immunity battle continues

NASSCO delivers USNS Lewis and Clark
First of an expected 11 dry cargo ammunition ships

Harvey Gulf leases at Port of Fourchon
Support for deep water ops

More orders for Labroy
Contracts for four vessels

Bush to keynote Kings Point ceremonies
First sitting President to visit USMMA campus

Surcharge on some antifoulings
International Paint responds to surge in copper prices

Bringing maritime industry back to Brooklyn
Atlantic Basin to play key role

Skaugen gets approval for Chinese yard venture
Newbuild program already underway

Cruise industry associations merge
CLIA and ICCL to merge--move to Miami

Coast Guard rethinks FRC
Assessing available existing designs after tow tank testing identifies problems

India's great Eastern orders jackup
Goes to Keppel FELS for first newbuild drilling rig

Austal USA installs HSF engines
Unusual technique gets job accomplished smoothly

Ice class containership christened
First of three containerships built to ice class 1a Super

Fire breaks out on commuter ferry
Seventy rescued

Teekay plans shuttle, FSO spin off
To create Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.

Carnival orders ships for Costa and Aida
Places newbuilding orders with Fincantieri and Meyer

ABG books repeat order from Vroon
Diving support vessel plus option

ASL announces orders for nine vessels
Three AHTS's included

Cargotec to acquire BMH Marine
Dry bulk handling specialist will become part of MacGregor

Sea Containers sells Silja
Core fleet goes to Tallink

Washington State proposes new spill prevention rules
Public comment period ends July 26

Bollinger delivers 28,000 bbl barge to K-Sea
Gets orders for four more

ACL awarded $11.3 million in state expansion incentives
Up to 1,100 new jobs--mostly at Jeffboat

Jeffboat to add jobs
Governor to make announcement

Samsung announces box ship orders worth $1.5 billion
14 post-Panamax and Panamax ships

Hornbeck picks Cianbro for tanker-to-MPSV conversions
Bath Iron Works to be primary subcontractor

Aker yards wins ROV vessel contract
$66.3 million order from Olympic

GATX unit buys Oglebay Norton lakers
ASC now has largest U.S. flag Great Lakes fleet

Half of all maritime training providers under perform
DNV study points to training provider deficiencies

Royal Caribbean job for former FBI official
Bald is new VP of Global Security

Acergy charters construction vessel newbuild
Under construction for Dofcon at Aker Soviknes

Crea is USCG Vice Commandant
First woman to serve as second-in-command of a U. S. military service

Trent Lott introduces repair duty bill
Exempts work performed by regular crew of U.S.-flag ships

ABS issues new guide
Guide for Vessels Operating in Low Temperature Environments.

ABS issues new guide
Guide for Vessels Operating in Low Temperature Environments.

Fincantieri eyes Philly site
LCS construction at former Metro facility?

Davie saved--again
Trustee accepts Teco Management AS offer

Aker to take stake in Ukraine yard
Damen Okean yard will become joint venture

$2.49 billion Navy contract for Northrop Grumman
Two new LPD-17 class ships plus long lead time materials for another

Polar Alaska and Polar California to be Smart FPSOs
Acquired by Aker Floating Production

GlobalSantaFe in massive jackup deal
Four units to mobilize to Saudi Arabia for four year contracts

Aker completes Chantiers deal
New Aker Yards SA backed by Euros 550 million construction financing

MARAD sells two ships for scrap
High price of scrap steel means MARAD won't pay for recycling

Yantai-Raffles names rig builder as CEO
Yong-Jin Cho appointed