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Marine Log

Bourbon splashes out in India
Orders five AHTS's at Bharati Shipyard

RCMP investigates BC Ferries sinking
Possible breaches of Criminal Code and Canada Shipping Act

More LNG ship propulsion orders for Wartsila
Sixteen engines for four ships in first two months of year

Smit adds 18 new vessels
Expansion and renewal program continues

Many dead in Bahrain tour boat tragedy
Investigation of dhow capsizing gets underway

Crowley christens ATB
First of six from VT Halter Marine

Qatar's Nakilat to order world's largest LNG tankers
Six 265,000 cu.m vessels at $300 million each

OSG orders Aframaxes in China
Will be built to new Common Structural Rules

Lloyd Werft to repair Star Princess
Out of service until May 15 European cruise

Bush withdraws Maritime Administrator nomination
More fall out from DP World furor

PGS to float off FPSO business
FPSO activities to be demerged

Keppel gets second Indian jackup order
$184 million order from Jindal

EC approves Chantiers de l'Atlantique takeover
Gives its OK to Aker Yards acquisition

Sea Containers to quit ferries, delays filing 10K
Takes $500 million charge, classifies Silja as "held for sale"

UK MAIB to lead Star Princess fire probe
NTSB will assist in investigation

Maersk places eight ship AHTS order
NOK 3.3 billion contract at Aker Yards AS

Stolt-Nielsen loses round in antitrust battle
Court reverses injunction blocking antitrust indictment

One dead in cruise ship fire
U.S. Coast Guard sends investigators to help

Fuel costs hit Carnival profits
$82 million increase in fuel costs

SeaDrill orders fourth jack-up at Keppel
Exercises option under Odfjell contract

Wallenius to pay $6.5 million in magic pipe case
Chief engineer faces jail

Chemical tanker gets Green Passport
Largest tanker built in Turkey and first Italian ship to get Green Passport

Boulogne to be hub for high speed freight routes?
NorFerries says it will order high speed monohulls

Cape May Lewes ferry RFP
DRBA seeks marine master planning services proposals

Retlif acquires RSI
Radiation Sciences International will now operate as wholly owned Retlif subsidiary

Canadian ferry sinks
All passengers and crew reported safe after Queen of North hits rock

B+H Ocean to double hull products tankers
...and with earnings up, fleet expansion continues

Aker Kvaerner drill package for Frigstad semi
Ultra deepwater semisubmersible to be built at Yantai Raffles

BW Gas to take stake in Angelicoussis VLGC newbuilds
50% ownership in four 84,000 cbm newbuilds at Daewoo

Sherwood retires from Sea Containers
Says smooth transition to new leadership is now complete

Still questions on Port Security Grant process
DHS Inspector General finds improvements, but makes further recommendations

PGS orders Ramform newbuild
Third generation Ramform seismic vessel to be built at Aker Yards Langsten

Keppel and Qatar Gas Transport in shipyard venture
Major facility at Ras Laffan

Navy opens fire on pirates
One suspect killed, 12 detained

Horizon Line to bareboat Hyundai Mipo newbuilds
Deal with Fredriksen-controlled Ship Finance International

Nelson puts Marad nomination on hold
Concerns over DP World deal

ST Marine wins conversion order
Will convert fishing vessel to seismic research ship

UN Security Council acts on piracy off Somalia
Responds to IMO resolution with request for naval action

Aker books construction vessel orders
One to be built in Norway, one in Brazil

Deep Sea Supply acquires 22 newbuild contracts
...deal with Fredriksen

DP World gives details of port business sale
...and Carlyle says it has "zero interest"

Kleven to build MPDSV for Sealion
Multifunctional Diving Support Vessel (MPDSV) of MT 6016 L design

MSC orders third Musica class cruise ship
Order plus option at Chantiers de l'Atlantique

Harvey Gulf in $200 million expansion program
Gearing up for deepwater requirements

ACL in towing agreement with Canal Barge
Joint service will improve tow size utilization

Pride International delays filing 10-K
Investigating allegations of improper payments

GAC opens Houston bunker office
First GAC bunker office in Americas

TOP Tankers in massive sale and leaseback
$550 million sale of ships is followed by immediate leaseback

Pride of Hawaii leaves Meyer Werft
Largest U.S.-flag passenger vessel ever built heads for sea trials

Labroy to build two jack-ups
Deliveries in 2008/2009

Management changes at Sembcorp Marine
Promotions announced

Dubai owned Inchcape draws media attention
Old line British port services provider Dubai-owned since January

New CEO for Golar Management
Golar LNG Board recruits Gary Smith from STASCO

V. Ships buys UMC International
adds underwater repair and engineering to Marine Services portfolio

Scan-every-container act introduced
Nadler, Oberstar introduce container security measure

DP World to cede control of U.S. port operations
says they will be transferred to "a U.S. entity"

Alion buys some Incat Designs assets
Retains Herkus as consultant

Aker Kvaerner to supply arctic bow loading systems
Will be used in Sovcomflot shuttle tankers

Samsung books $550 million drillship order
Most expensive ship ever ordered from Korea

Bush hopes for DP deal turn to Senate
Massive opposition in House

Keppel FELS gets more jackup orders
India's Discovery Hydrocarbons orders KFELS class B and Awilco exercises option

Brazil yards poised for $3 billion Venezuela deal
36-ship contract for PDVSA is in the works

Republicans rebel on DP World
Measure to kill ports takeover may be tagged onto spending bill

Bourbon orders four Ulstein PSV's in China
$52.4 million contract for Ulstein Design

Wartsila diesels for Celebrity post-Panamax
Four common-rail Wartsila 46 engines

$7.28 million MSC contract for Detyens
Repair, overhaul and drydock of USNS Spica

Court move to block DP World takeover fails
Eller denied permission to appeal

TMM buys out Seacor interest in offshore joint venture
buys five OSV's, too

Conrad books orders worth $32.3 million
Yard's backlog now $38 million

Lockheed Martine launches SLICE crewboat
First of two for PEMEX contract

Another Rokke shocker
Steps down from Aker ASA board to free up time for "new and exciting projects"

DP World takeover of P&O put on hold
British Court of Appeals will consider matter on Monday

Duncan Hunter opposes DP World deal
Another high ranking Republican shows his hand

MAN B&W to expand service operations
Five new service centers to open this year

TTS in Brazilian manufacturing agreement
Reaches agreement with Techlabor Engenharia Equipamentos e Servicos Ltda

Kirby buys out partner in Dixie Fuels
Operates four tug and barge units

GloblSantaFe orders ultra deepwater semi
Awards Keppel FELS contract for DSS-51 design semisubmersible

More newbuilding orders for Port Weller
Carisbrooke Shipping exercises options

Transocean gets contract for new construction drillship
Will build at Daewoo for Chevron contract

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