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Marine Log

Bourbon on 46 vessel ordering spree
Three series of OSV's

Austal buys Tasmanian shipyard
Finalizes contract to buy facilities of North West Bay Ships

ACL initiates scheduled barge service
Part of effort to capture more freight from road and rail

P&I Club warns on pilotage problems
North of England Club stresses importance of berth-to-berth passage planning

Navy contract for BAE San Diego
Fitting-Out Availability of LPD 18

V.Ships Leisure to manage Windstar vessel operations
Announcement from Ambassadors International

New York City can't cap liability in Staten Island Ferry accident
May appeal U.S. District Court ruling

Approval for STX Vietnam yard project
900,000 dwt annually in Phase I

OSG to acquire Heidmar lightering operation
Says acquisition will add synergies

Wartsila training for BW Gas personnel
Courses for 300 people from 72 ships

U.K. detains Golden Ocean Group bulker
More than 30 deficiencies

Bourbon Offshore and Oceanteam Power & Umbilical in cooperation agreement
Offshore services giant cooperates with niche specialist

Maersk Odense yard plans job cuts
140 white collar jobs may go

Norfolk repairer plans expansion
Marine Hydraulics International seeks to add to dredging permit

LR signs agreement with Turkish class society
Cooperates with Turk Loydu

Aker books order at Ukraine yard
Combi-freighter for Briese

Disney Cruise to add two new ships
LOI with Meyer Werft

SEACOR reports fourth quarter results
$58.4 million net income

Carnival sells Windstar to Ambassadors International
Exits another niche

U.K. revamps its ship register
More convenient?

DNV and Vietnam Register sign cooperation agreement
Ceremony in Hanoi

Maine shipbuilder makes expansion move
Washburn & Doughty signs agreement for 14 acre site

Guilty plea in marine products bid-rigging case
Former fendering company president to serve prison term, pay fine

Brostrom and Offen in partnership deal
Brostrom adds eight to European fleet

Hornblower wins Cape May-Lewes Ferry contract
Will be Marine Master Planner

Arctic order for MacGregor
Hatch cover sets for icebreaking containerships

Australian focused inspection campaign
Focus on working with mooring equipment and in heavy weather

American P&I Club reports "robust" renewals
Uplift in average premium rate per ton

STX books first LNG ship order
$225 million order from European owner

New electric propulsion system for NCL cruise newbuilds
Converteam solution uses high torque density induction motors

Navy contract for Vericor
24 ETF40B marine gas turbines for LCAC SLEP

Harbor Maintenance Tax under fire at Short Sea Shipping hearing
HMT seen as obstacle to developing new SSS projects

Golar sells LNG newbuild contract to Angelicoussis unit
145,700 cu.m ship under construction at Daewoo

Radio Holland ready for S-VDR boom
Enters Global Distribution and Service Agreement with Danelec

Jeffboat and Teamsters in three year agreement
Average wage increase of 11 percent

More South American shipbuilding business for Rolls-Royce
UT design and equipment packages for six offshore vessels

Austal wins new ferry orders
New World First Ferry back for two more

Tenth LPD 17 heads Navy's unfunded programs wish list
Two more T-AKE 1 ships also on FY 2008 Unfunded Program Requirements list

Hoegh to sell LNG ship
Hoegh Galleon to be used for temporary LNG storage

TTS upgrades for Wallenius car carriers
Work includes new watertight doors

New American Club publication
Protecting the marine environment

Aker Yards reports soaring revenues
Fourth quarter 60 percent up on 2005

Kerry calls on Coast Guard to end Deepwater contract
Says USCG should also explore every legal option to re-coup funding from Lockheed/Northrop

Norway to implement ballast water controls
Won't wait for international implementation of IMO standards

Allen announces Coast Guard changes
Atlantic and Pacific Commands to be unified

Skeie orders another jackup at Keppel FELS
$392 million repeat order

Earl gets Kennedy decommissioning award
$15.3 million for deactivating and draining activities

Another worrying report on Deepwater
DHS OIG investigates whistleblower's complaints

Britain plans to ban smoking on ships
Department for Transport issues consultation document

ACL buys twenty McKinney towboats
$15 million cash deal

Yantai Raffles inks $300 million LOI
Two semi-submersible heavy lifters

Samsung Heavy Industries wins $400 million FPSO order
Undisclosed Norwegian owner

$43.2 million Navy award for Electric Boat
Support for submarine research, development, test, and evaluation

Excel Maritime sponsors "blank check" company
IPO for Oceanaut, Inc. in works

Donjon salvages dinner cruise vessel
Refloats Sunset Queen

ACL persuades more shippers to switch to barges
Organic growth initiative yields results

Bill aims to boost short sea shipping
Seeks breaks on HMT

McGregor wins Color Line order
Linkspans and gangways

Keppel Philippines appoints Nelson Yeo as Chairman
Succeeds Charles Foo

Federal agencies collaborate on ballast water regs
APHIS, NOAA, EPA work with Coast Guard

Aker American secures product tanker financing
Closes senior secured credit facility of $770 million

Omega breaks into Panamax ice class
Takes over two STX newbuilds

Coast Guard gives LR FOI authorization
May review plans and conduct inspections on USCG's behalf for floating offshore installations in U.S. waters

Fantasy and Repentance in New Orleans
Cruise ship damaged in barge collision

$300 million contract for Sembcorp Marine's SMOE
Construction of an offshore platform integrated deck

VT Group acquires MILCOM
Adds C4ISR specialist to U.S. operations

Seajacks plans North Sea liftboat fleet
Has two GustoMSC-designed units on order in Dubai

Carnival plans Spanish joint venture
Plan to grow Iberojet Cruceros

Waxman weighs in on Deepwater
Says Coast Guard renewal program has "produced a series of lemons"

Aker Philadelphia delivers first product tanker
Overseas Houston set to go to work for Shell Oil

Baydelta exercises option for tug
Second 6,800 hp harbor tug newbuild

NCL to plug in to shoreside power in L.A
Norwegian Star to cold iron while in port

Aker Ukraine yard books order
Three multipurpose vessels

USCG again suspends salvage and firefighting rule
Response plan requirement deferred for another two years

Smit Internationale profits soar
High winds blow in big earnings

Tough questions on LCS cost overruns
House panel wants to know how a $220 million ship got a $400 million price tag

Kvichak completes 10-boat MPF series
High speed landing craft with 40 knot light flank speed

Offshore boosts Bourbon revenues
Offshore division revenues rose 35.8% in 2006

Fake license means prison term for ferry captain
Hoboken, N.J. water taxi captain had fraudulent master's license

Bowditch Award for Judge Charles S. Haight
Presentation at Merchant Marine Museum dinner

$3.5 billion more for Navy shipbuilding
$12.5 billion requested in FY2008 budget

Aker Philadelphia to build more tankers
Three plus three for OSG

Bill to implement MARPO: Annex VI
Oberstar and Cummings introduce legislation

Heavy lift merger in works
Awilco and Blystad units to be combined

ICS urges goals for ship air emissions cuts
Asks IMO to take holistic approach

AAPA: Budget underfunds port security, dredging
Port leaders critical of Administration proposals

Statoil signs LOI for emergency response vessels
Esvagt will employ X-bowed newbuilds

Korean yards book more LNG ship orders
Four for Samsung, five for Daewoo

New union agreement for Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
Union members ratify new collective bargaining agreement

Blount books another order from Puerto Rico
Twenty-second vessel for Puert Rico Marine Transportation Authority

Conrad wins more barge contracts
Backlog at yards now $83 million

Vietnam repair yard hit by pollution fine
Surface preparation blasting affected neighboring communities

Incat TSV leaves U.S. Arny for civilian role
Being refitted in Hobart as fast ferry for Trinidad and Tobago

MAN Diesel wins first order for 32/44 CR
Will replace damaged engine in diesel electric ferry

Transpetro orders first ten tankers in expansion program
$1.2 billion order for Pernambuco's Atlantico Sul

NEWS STORIES FOR JANUARY 2007