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Marine Log

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

Woodside commits to U.S.-flag for Oceanway
Regas ships would be first U.S.-flag LNG ships since 1999

Algoma exercises Turkish tanker option
Global Director of Technical Services

Trico Marine promotes Hoover
Second product tanker from Eregli

Bear Sterns to buy MC Shipping
$284 million all cash deal

Siem Offshore back at Kleven
Adds two more large anchor handlers to series

New Moss type LNG ship for Pluto project
Kansai Electric takes 70 percent stake in Kawasaki newbuild

Nordcapital orders eight 13,100 TEU box giants at HHI
$1.4 billion order is HHI's largest ever for commercial ships

Aker to build PSV for Portosalvo
U.K. subsidiary of Rimorchiatori Napoletani orders PSV 09 CD

Final negotiations for U.S. Gulf FPSO
BW Offshore expects agreement within weeks

COSCO christens Asia's first 10,000 TEU box ship
COSCO Asia set for August delivery from HHI

Over 90 percent acceptance of Dubai offer for PUM
Dubai Drydocks World will make compulsory offer for remaining shares

Pride acquires newbuild drillship
Ultra deepwater unit to be delivered from SHI in 2010

Eagle Bulk in $1.1 billion expansion
Agrees to acquire 26 Supramax bulkers

Hornbeck swoops on Sea Mar OSV fleet
Nabors changes mind about deal with SEACOR

Kassian to pay $1.3 million in magic pipe case
Second engineer could face five years prison

Tidewater names new GM at Quality Shipyards
Joseph R. Badeaux joins Tidewater

Edda orders purpose-built accommodation vessel
600 beds and five Voith Schneider Propellers

Scorpion Offshore low bidder on Petrobras tender
Will mobilize third LeTourneau Super 116 now building at Keppel AmFELS

Transocean and GlobalSantaFe announce merger
Merger creates $53 billion offshore drilling giant

DeepOcean to add construction vessel
Agreement with Volstad on newbuild for CTC Marine

Korea retakes newbuilding order lead
Now again outselling Chinese yards

Keppel Singmarine wins orders worth $230 million
Include Global's 163 m derrick/pipelay vessel

NASSCO takes $100 million T-AKE award
Long lead time material and labor for T-AKE 10

BIW to build DDG-1000 lead ship?
Navy reported to be considering switch

IMO reports on MEPC session
Panel studies, considers and agrees a slew of matters

Stolt splits Transportation Group
New organizational structure

Great Eastern orders PSV's at Singmarine
Two 4,600 dwt DP-2 equipped newbuilds

Container scanning requirement agreement
Will be in final version of law implementing 9/ll Commission requirements

Bourbon plans sale of harbor towage activity
to be acquired by Madrid-headquartered Grupo Boluda Corporacion Maritima

TWIC NVIC explained
Winston & Strawn briefing on latest USCG TWIC guidance

Congressional Shipbuilding Conference meets with manufacturers
Ship component manufacturers make case for increased Navy shipbuilding

Genco in $1.1 billion fleet expansion move
Acquires nine new Capesize vessels

Global Industries to build $240 million derrick/pipelay vessel
High bollard pull DP2 multipurpose vessel

CLIA names environmental and health programs director
Cruise association names Steve Collins as director of environmental and health programs

Austal USA opens new panel line shop
Newest addition to shipbuilder's Mobile, Alabama, facility

Acquisitions boost Dockwise's floatover capabilities
Sealift to acquire Offshore Kinematics Inc and Ocean Dynamics LLC

Danaos supersizes box ship order
upgrades order for four 6,800 TEU containerships to four 8,400 TEU post-Panamax vessels

Fatal explosion at Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard
blast burns four, kills another

OSHA maritime panel schedules meeting
open meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) and its workgroups

Rolls-Royce extends Kamewa FF range
extends the power range of FF axial flow aluminum waterjets to 1,800 kW

Another $116 million for Virginia Class sub
Contract mod for EB

ABS to class AHL Jones Act newbuilds
First to be built in U.S. to new CSR

Labroy gets PSV order
Two for German customer

Promotion for Amsec's Harris Leonard
Now vice president of Northrop Grumman Newport News' AMSEC Operations

First orders for MAN Diesel 7K80ME-C, Mark-9
Four for A.P. Moller containerships

Grounded tanker refloated
Successful lightering operation

$16.8 million for sub R&D at NNS
advanced technologies for current and future platforms

$49.3 million DDG 51 award for BIW
Technical assistance to follow yard

Navy awards NGSS $99 million for post-Katrina shipyard fixes
Infrastructure improvement awards for Pascagoula, Gulfport and New Orleans yards

Tanker aground in Ambrose Channel
hull breaches, but no pollution reported

Piracy attacks on rise
up 37percent in first quarter

Admiral picked for new acquisition post
and HASC leaders approve move

Jones Act proponents sue Coast Guard
Challenge recent coastwise endorsement decision

Witte named Chairman of American Club
Donjon President and CEO adds P&I Club role

Seadrill orders third drillship at Samsung
June 2010 delivery

ST Marine wins Ropax order
$111 million order from Louis Dreyfus

COSCO to convert VLCC's to ore carriers
Ten ships for "several international customers"

Navies may pursue pirates into Somali waters
New request to UN Security Council

Keppel wins drillship order
Hull being built in China

Guilty plea in Navy bid rigging case
Former executive accepts prison term in plea bargain

Canada to build Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships
Part of effort to assert Arctic territorial claims

Sea Cargo back at Bharati
Repeat order for two multipurpose cargo ships worth $43 million

Transocean licenses rig patents to Pride
Pride to pay $10 million for first rig plus 5 percent of dayrate

$8.1 million Navy contract for NASSCO
Work on USS Dubuque (LPD-8)

Kirby buys Gulf Coast diesel service specialist
pays $13.2 million for Saunders Engine and Equipment

CMB takes stake in Anglo-Eastern
secures its access to ship management and crew management services

Carnival's Bob Dickinson to retire
Gerry Cahill named president & CEO

LR releases ballast water treatment guide
reviews available and developing technologies

Daewoo books $1.49 billion box ship order
Nine containerships for 2011 delivery

MSC time charter for two USS Product Carriers NASSCO newbuilds
Daewoo designed newbuilds will replace aging T-5's

Aker Yards revises earnings outlook
Cites "challenges" with ferry projects at Finnish yards

Marine subsea back at Ulstein
Orders second offshore construction vessel

Delivery of 100th UT 755
Popular offshore workhorse sets a record

NTSB makes urgent safety recommendation following Empress grounding
Deficiencies in liferaft release units and evacuation slides

BAE Systems Ship Repair to overhaul USNS Arctic
60 day overhaul at BAE Norfolk

MISC orders eight products/chemical tankers in Korea
Eyes growing palm oil transportation market

DOF Installer exercises option at Aker Yards
High-end subsea installation and construction anchor handling vessels

India's L&T poised to launch new shipbuilding company
and will announce location of new yard in August

Warning on China shipbuilding overcapacity
Government to more strictly enforce investment rules

Eidesvik orders X-bow seismic ships
Two plus option order with Ulstein

GAO reports on Caribbean Basin port security
Issues include Islamic radical groups in region and poorly trained security guards

AHL Shipping to build three Jones Act tankers
Hull construction of modular design vessels at Atlantic Marine, Mobile

U.S. Shipping Partners takes delivery of ATB
Believed to be first IMO I ATB built in U.S.

Quintana Maritime in sale and leaseback deal
Covers seven of its oldest ships

Aker DOF Supply to own Vietnam-built anchor handlers
Aker Capital and DOF form new company

Mariner hits bridge, doesn't tell, loses license
R.J. Corman Railroad Bridge incident

Venezuela negotiating for Russian subs
Russian arms agency reports "big headway towards signing a contract."

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