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MARINE LOG NEWS STORIES AUGUST 2008

 

First ferries leave Austal Tasmania
Headed for Hong Kong on lift ship

Matson parent A&B announces management changes
Andrasick takes Matson chair, Cox becomes its president

Atlantic Marine Mayport gets FFG 56 repair contract
DSRA worth $9.77 million--$13.57 million if all options exercised

Canada to double reach of Arctic shipping regs
will require mandatory reporting from ships destined for Arctic waters within 200 nautical mile limit

Standard and Poor's lowers Teekay ratings
reflects aggressive use of debt to finance acquisitions and expand fleet

Austal USA promotes Caccivio
named Vice President of Global Defense Programs.

Liberia suspends negotiations on LISCR deal renewal
website allegations under investigation in Liberia and U.S.

Maersk makes offer for Broström
Combination will create world's largest product fleet

Pride orders fourth drillship at Samsung
secures 2011 delivery date

Todd Pacific gets aircraft carrier maintenance contract
long-term overhaul and maintenance to Nimitz Class carriers homeported or assigned for maintenance in Puget Sound

USCG enforces nontank vessel response plan rule
Focus on ships of 1,600 gt and above

Hyundai Heavy to enter bidding for Daewoo Shipbuilding
World's number one shipbuilder to make offer for number three

Court upholds Jones Act eligibility of Aker Philly, NASSCO tankers
Case against Coast Guard ruling fails

U.S. Shipping ATB completed on schedule
starts long term charter to oil major in September

Harvey Gulf Marine buyout complete
private equity firm backs $500 million purchase

MAN Diesel acquires Metalock Denmark
specialty is in situ crankshaft repair

Coalition steps up anti-piracy efforts
Creates new patrol area as pirates range further and get more violent

Canada cans two major shipbuilding programs
Scuttles procurements of Joint Support Ship and Coast Guard mid range patrol craft

Management changes at Austal
As John Rothwell takes on a non-executive role, Bob Browning moves up to run the Australian shibuilder's global operation from Mobile while Joe Rella becomes President as well as COO of Austal USA

Plug-in power comes to Germany
Luebeck is first port in Germany to commission shoreside power supply system for ships

Maritime academy grads find jobs
Total employment for 2008 licensed graduates is already more than 95 percent

Austal promotes Perciavalle
named Vice President of Operations for its Mobile, Alabama, shipyard

Western Gulf lease sale attracts big bids
but only on 10 percent of offered tracts

Somali pirates grab third ship
German-owned vessel third to be taken in same day

Former Coast Guard CWO sentenced
lied to Coast Guard about discharges from cutter

Frontline reports record quarter
but all time high second quarter net income of $318.4 million disappoints analysts

Pirates seize two more ships
Japanese tanker and Iranian bulker are latest victims

Senior USCG officer faces cocaine charge
had been serving as Pacific Area's chief of response

Foss hybrid tug to have LR Green Passport
will be first in North America with LR Green Passport

U.S. Coast Guard seeks change in passenger weight rules
With Americans getting heavier, passenger boats will have to revise their capacities downward

$13.99 million Navy contract for BAE Norfolk
alterations and repairs for the USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79)

Somali pirates strike again
MISC tanker seized

Chamber of Shipping of America seeking green ships
invites nominations for environmental awards

Plans for Texas offshore oil port
Two single point mooring buoys 36 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

U.S. Army tug sold
1981-built former AHTS has been at remote Pacific atoll since 1987

Now it's back to three DDG-1000's
Deputy Secretary of Defense writes letter to Senator Susan Collins saying Navy will seek three of the costly destroyers after all

Think tank slams Navy shipbuilding policy
conceptual disconnect between strategy and reality

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