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Marine Log

Aker Yards books $291.5 million AHTS order
Two AH 12 design vessels

ABG Shipyard delivers Diving Support Vessel
First of three vessels building for Vroon

OSG orders panamax product tankers
Four from SPP Plant and Shipbuilding, Korea

OSG orders panamax product tankers
Four from SPP Plant and Shipbuilding, Korea

Labroy beefs up offshore capabilities
Adds 40 engineers

Odense to build bulkers for Carras Hellas
180,000 dwt series

Green Passport for Crowley barge
First to be issued to tank barge by Lloyd's Register

Hawaii Superferry suspends services
Court order blocks it from one port, protesters from another

NASSCO starts construction of first of products carrier series
Keel laying slated for December

Samsung wins $1.34 billion containership order
Eight ships for 2012 delivery

Daewoo to build $149 million floating dock
438 m x 64 m

Austal sues Incat
sues over report sent to Norwegian ferry operator

APL orders world's most powerful diesels
eight MAN B&W 14K98ME-C7 engines each generate 84,280 kW or 115,000 BHP

Austal launches first ferry for Cotai Strip
ten vessel program on track to meet tight delivery target

PPL Shipyard books jack-up rig order
Offshore Group Corp back at Sembcorp Marine subsidiary

NASSCO and Navy agreement on T-AKE options
covers up to five more dry cargo ammunition ships

COSCO Shipyards announces $780 million of orders
Bulker newbuilds and major conversions

L&T books repeat RO-RO/LO-LO
Two more for RollDock

Stena orders RoPax vessels at Samsung Heavy Industries
Will enter service in 2011

Cocaine seized from semi-submersible smuggling boat
Five tons of cocaine, four arrests

$10 million criminal penalty in Selendang Ayu grounding
IMC Shipping enters guilty plea

Joe Angelo named INTERTANKO Deputy MD
former USCG Director of Standards moves up

ASA and OSHA renew alliance
promotes cooperative relationships between shipbuilding management, labor, and OSHA

TEN takes delivery of ice class product carrier
immediately enters three year profit-sharing time charter

Gdansk shipyard faces EC threat
Yard tells EC it can't close two of its three slipways for "a few years"

Dockwise awarded float-over contract
19,000 ton MDPP deck to be transported and installed by Black Marlin

Francois named CEO and President of Delta Towing
Hercules Offshore announces appointment at subsidiary

BAE Systems wins $2.1 million Coast Guard drydocking contract
drydocking phased maintenance availability of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Monsoon

Petrobras picks BW Offshore to provide U.S, Gulf FPSO
Deepest water ever for FPSO

Apollo Management takes $1 billion stake in NCL
After buying Harrah's, private equity giant makes a bet on Star Cruises' subsidiary

Deep Sea Supply takes delivery of AHTS newbuild
First of nine from India's ABG shipyard

Fairmount HT slams progress of conversion project
Says final sail away of FJELL from Malta Shipyards will now be October

FLEX LNG plans private placement
May order further ships

$110 million more for FY2007 port security grants
August 29 deadline to submit applications

New hires at W&O Supply
Maritime supplier creates two new positions

WSF Steel Electric woes continue
Stern tube repairs to one 80 year old prove problematical

Stolt Nielsen explores new markets
LPG and bitumen

Valve manufacturer pays $7.5 million in false claims case
Crane Company settles with Justice Department

Another Chinese MAN Diesel licensee
Wuxi Antai Power Machinery will deliver small-bore two-stroke engines to small yards

Casino boats back in business
Meet Coast Guard requirements after earlier problems

Maersk Line Limited adds more U.S.-flag ships
New weekly service to Middle East

Thule Drilling jackup project hits problems
Yard in Sharjah says it's "completely out of funds" and will close

Solstad Offshore orders OSV's at Aker Yards
books one Platform Supply/ ROV Vessel and one Offshore Subsea Construction and Maintenance Vessel

Texas Governor signs port security district legislation
empowers local authorities to partner with private sector companies

Genco buys six more
Agrees to acquire three Supramax and three Handysize dry bulkers

Navios secures significant time charters
orders four capesizes

U.S., too, pursues Arctic ambitions
Four week cruise to map Arctic seafloor

Keppel AmFELS to build $190 million jackup for Mexico
LeTourneau Super 116E for Perforadora Central

Rigdon Marine new delivery PSV chartered by international oil major
First in series of ten from Bollinger

STX to build nine 12,400 TEU containerships
$1.5 billion order from Greek owner

OSG America L.P. files IPO registration statement
Proposes ofering 7,500,000 common units

With profits soaring, HHI will add giant building dock
Hyundai Heavy Industries is adding a 1,000,000 dwt building dock

MAN Diesel PrimeServ adds New York Service Center
Located in Brooklyn

Gard warns of quality risks with low sulfur fuels
Refiners turn to new processes to meet growing demand

Horizon Lines completes refinancing
Ups earnings and free cash flow guidance

Coast Guard CWO indicted for lying about vessel pollution
Hawaii grand jury brings in two count indictment

Bourbon reports soaring revenues
First half up 29.7 percent compared with 2006

USCG awards $337 million contract for third national security cutter
and awards $255 million for continuation of first two national security cutters

Ikdal named President of Gulf Marine Fabricators
Takes helm at Gulf Island Fabrication's South Texas facility

Port states plan ISM inspections
Concentrated Inspection Campagn starts September

American Club warns on Ukraine ballast penalties
Owners hit in Crimean crack down

Executive Board changes at GL
Schöndube retires

Guilty plea in Navy bid rigging case
prison for plastic pilings plotter

Eagle Bulk fleet expansion could get even bigger
agrees options for up to nine more Supramax bulkers

Korean yards book orders worth $33.2 billion
Global surge in demand boosts first-half performance

IMO sets up Stowaway Focal Point
One year trial period

Milestone contract for new Ezra vessel
Lewek Champion gets key role in subsea installation project

DryShips buys eight
$620 million expansion move

Keppel books orders at AmFELS and Singmarine
Semisub modifications and PSV's

Singapore's Swiber buys North Shipyard
EPCIC provider makes strategic acquisition

Homemade sub nears Queen Mary
Breaches exclusion zone

Incat delivers 112 m wave piercer
Largest catamaran built in Australia

Punj Lloyd takes stake in Pipavav Shipyard
$99.7 million boost for Indian shipyard project

House passes critical waterways measure
authorizes key modernization projects

NYK takes 100 percent of reefer venture
Lauritzen exits NYKLauritzenCool

Bharati wins repeat PSV order
Ultrapetrol unit places $44.03 million order

Russian mini-subs plant flag on North Pole seabed
Russia eyes polar offshore hydrocarbon and mineral wealth

Hornbeck Offshore reports second quarter results
Increased revenues and net

Stern tube leak sidelines 80 year old ferry
WSF's Ilahee in for repairs at Todd

Donjon delivers aircraft carrier
tows ex-Kennedy from Mayport, Fla. to Norfolk, Va.

Stolt-Nielsen under SEC investigation
says it will continue to cooperate

GE power for LCS 4
Two LM2500 gas turbine modules will be supplied to Austal USA

Bollinger delivers first of two 35,000 bbl barges to Bouchard
Sister set to follow in 2008

Koreans accused of leaking shipbuilding secrets to China
Engineer said to have tried to sell computer files

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