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Marine Log

Fred Olsen cruises to stretch Braemar
Places contract with Blohm + Voss

SEACOR and Nabors in OSV venture
SEACOR subsidiary will manage new U.S. coastwise qualified company

Hornblower wins Liberty Island ferry contract
Circle Line loses National Parks Service franchise

Coast Guard orders eight CPB's at Bollinger
Adds to long series of Marine Protector Class boats

Wärtsilä expands Chinese propeller production
inaugurates new propeller factory at Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province

Smit contracted to salvage Bourbon MPSV
Grounded at 10 m water depth off Pointe Noire, Congo

Coast Guard responds to Baltimore Sun report
Challenges numbers cited by newspaper

K-Sea to acquire Smith and Sirius
$205 million deal adds 770,000 bbl to K-Sea fleet capacity

USCG announces new Deepwater contract
Changes the relationship with ICGS joint venture

Cummings promises hearing on USCG administrative law system
Responds to charges that system is stacked against mariners

Aker Philadelphia delivers second products tanker
Overseas Long Beach joins sister vessel

Davie Quebec to build accommodation vessels
$225 million order from Ocean Hotels

Keppel wins rig orders worth $534 million
drilling/production jack-up for Skeie and tender rig for Seadrill Asia

VT Halter gets FMS award for FMC
$41.5 million for Egyptian missile craft command and control systems

Another Røkke shocker
He's not getting out from under Aker-Kvaerner, he's growing it

K-Sea orders four at Jeffboat
Four 50,000 bbl tank barges for $40 million

Petropod to build CJ70 jack-up at Jurong
Capable of drilling in water depths to 150 meters in harsh environment

Transocean goes to Daewoo for fourth drillship newbuild
Will work on BP contract off Angola

Elliott Bay to design well stimulation vessel for ONGC
Concept already completed

LeTourneau delivers jack-up rig to Mexican customer
$130 million export is backed by $54 million Ex-Im Bank loan guarantee

C&G Boat Works gets $18.2 million Academy award
To build two YP Class Training Craft for Annapolis

OSG to pay $10 million as part of massive pollution penalty
Part of $37 million criminal settlement

Converteam electric propulsion for Knutsen LNG ships
Systems based on induction motors and PWM type MV7000 converters

Australia picks Navantia designs for new naval ships
Beats out designs from Gibbs & Cox for AWD and Armaris for LHD

Nancy Morovich joins Tidewater as Senior VP
Will handle strategic planning and analysis

USCG names senior procurement executive
Claire M. Grady to be senior procurement executive and head of contracting activity

Record breaking crane vessel
5,000 t capacity single mast crane is largest ever

New software extends DNV capabilities
computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution to provide accurate and reliable estimation of slamming and sloshing loads

$6.14 million contract for BAE Norfolk
60 day overhaul of T-AOE 8

GAO reports on Deepwater
Having sufficient USCG staff to execute new and expanding responsibilities now critical

First Japanese shipbuilder adopts FORAN
SENER wins breakthrough order from Sanoyas

QE2 sold to Dubai World
Will become floating hotel

Algoma Tankers orders newbuild in Turkey
Replacement for single hulled vessel

Indicment in barge benzene leak case
Leak allegedly concealed and patched

BrasFELS christens giant FPU
P-52 floating production unit on track for third-quarter delivery

B+H acquires product tanker
1990-built, double-sided 45,000 dwt unit

Venezuela downplays Russian submarine purchase
Not planning purchase "at this moment"

First Hawaii Superferry en route
Alakai leaves Mobile

More Deepwater legislation
Oberstar, Cummings seek structural changes and reforms to USCG acquisition program.

Puget Sound shipyards to make joint proposal for WSF newbuildings
Todd Pacific to be prime contractor with Nichols and Martinac as subcontractors

Ship Finance inks boxship newbuild contracts
Five from China

Venezuela set to order Russian subs
Nine diesel sub newbuilds under negotiation

Prison term for tanker chief engineer
Five months plus fine for attempted pollution cover-up

Nordcapital orders AHTS's in Korea
Adds anchor handlers to growing offshore industry involvement

USCG orders RHIB's
$9.8 million contract goes to Aluminum Chambered Boats

IMB seeks naval crackdown on Somali pirates
... and launches maritime security hotline

RTM STAR Center certified to SIGTTO LNG standards
First U.S. training facility to meet rigorous international standard

Ulstein points X-Bow at new markets
Effort spearheaded by Ulstein Es-Cad, Istanbul

Cecon orders third ship at Davie
Exercises first of four options at Quebec shipyard

DNV says shipping has short timeframe to cut emissions
Two to three years, says DNV COO

Ulstein Verft vessel named "Ship of Year"
Normand Seven takes Norwegian shipbuilding into new territory

Havila Leirvik to build advanced DSV
Ice class hull and DP3

BC Ferries newbuilds to promote 2010 Winter Olympics
Ferries being wrapped with giant decals

Cal-Dive swoops on Horizon Offshore
$650 million merger plan

Another $197 million for DDG 1000
Contract mod awarded Bath Iron Works

ACL lowers earnings guidance
and announces stock repurchase program

Carnival exercises option at Fincantieri
2,100 passenger cruise liner for 2010 delivery to HAL

ASA and USCG formalize partnership
Execute Marine Salvage and Firefighting Quality Partnership with MOU

Julin takes helm at Aker Yards
President of Cruise and Ferries business area moves up

Grounded bulker has hull breach
...but authorities say little risk of pollution from Pasha Bulker

Rábago named Deepwater PEO
former Coast Guard Engineer of the Year

Cosco Zhousan adds $1.2 billion to order book
$669 million of ships for Cosco International and $525 million for other owners

Teekay Shipping Corporation changes name
now it's just Teekay Corporation

Tanker owner, engineer indicted in waste oil dumping case
charges also include obstruction of justice

Ottawa acts to support shipbuilders
Extends ship financing program, proceeds with C$3 billion of ship procurement

New Arkansas River barge yard
Construction set to start on Fort Smith Shipyard

ENSCO orders ultra-deepwater semi
Goes to Keppel FELS for fourth ENSCO 8500 series

Round Table seeks prompt action on IMO issues
Shipping association chairmen meet in London

Guilty plea in marine products bid rigging case
Third executive cops a plea in ongoing probe

Incat Crowther to design overnighter
46 m cat for New Zealand operator

Senator Collins receives Bateman award
Honored as "a consistent, strong advocate for the shipbuilding industry of the United States"

Mariner training standards for LNG
Marad, unions and academies sign agreement

Contract placed for first Twin Marine Lifter
Developed for installation and removal very heavy objects with weights up to 20,000 tonnes

Port of Spain pilots get fast RIB
Almar delivers third of three 43 ft boats

NGSS gets another $191.1 million for DDG 1000
Contract modification

FMS award for MTU Detroit Diesel
Propulsion packages for Kuwait Navy fast interceptors

Wartsila racks up orders for 82 cm bore engines
52 engines with an aggregate output of 1,726 MW

USCG posts FRC-B presolicitation
Up to 58 vessels

Dry dock upgrade at Norfolk Navy yard
Taking a (bulbous) bow will cost $23.7 million

Tidewater Controller now a VP
promotion for Demarest

Northrop Grumman gets $2.4 billion LHA 6 award
Amphibious assault ship with enhanced aviation launch capabilities

MacGregor establishes offshore division
based on Hydramarine and Plimsoll acquisitions

Aveva introduces new marine portfolio
design and production products combined with lifecycle management solutions

Seaspan orders 6,000 bhp tractor/escort tug
Robert Allan Z-Tech 7500 design

Austal hands over first Hawaii Superferry
Will enter service later this summer

First X-bowed seismic ships
Ulstein Design enters seismic market with quartet for Eastern Echo

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