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Marine Log

U.S. backer for new Hartmann AHTS orders
Eight Moss 424's (plus two options) from Fincantieri

Former AMO officials get prison sentences
Michael McKay gets 78 months, brother Robert Mckay gets 15 months

Yantai Raffles Shipyard to build rock placing bulker
Flexible fall pipe bulk carrier for Van Oord

New Chinese diesel manufacturer racks up orders
CMD already has orders for 61 large bore engines

Car carrier chief engineers plead guilty in magic pipe case
Former chief engineers of two PGS plead guilty in pollution cases

Aker Yards to build fourth Musica class ship for MSC Cruises
MSC Magica to be built in Saint-Nazaire for 2010 delivery

Hoegh and MOL confirm Neptune LNG ship charters
Shuttle and regasification vessels slated for 2009 and 2010 deliveries

Milestone for 36.5 MW ship propulsion motor
High temperature superconductor motor completes key test

Bourbon invests in training
Initiatives include two anchor-handling simulators

Aker Philly adds containerships to new deal with HMD
More tankers...and exclusive rights for containerships

Request to use foreign-flag AHTS's off Alaska
Maritime Administration publishes notice

Neptune LNG gets Deepwater Port License
Provisions include agreement on employing U.S. merchant mariners

Clipper Group companies indicted on pollution cover up counts
Crew alleged to have acted as companies' agents in dumping cover up

Bourbon orders GPA Methanol PSV's
Design features special aft end tanks

Human factors primary cause of BC Ferries sinking
Company releases findings of internal investigation

VT Halter Marine wins PSV contract
285 ft unit for undisclosed owner

MAN Diesel opens Los Angeles service center
Full range of spares and services

Nakilat and Keppel O&M to develop Ras Laffan yard
$450 million yard part of massive port development

Icebreaker in Hawaii
Polar Sea crew gets some rest and recreation

Bill seeks to streamline mariner credentialing
Improving the process

Plea for ratification of antifouling convention
U.S. among nations yet to sign on

$76.6 million DDG-1000 award for Rolls-Royce
Main turbine generator sets

Gulf Offshore NS back at Aker
Orders two PSV's

USCG in major cocaine seizure
40 year old cutter was operating on one of two shafts

OSG whistleblowers awarded $437,500 each
Company sentenced to fines, probation

Offshore expansion boosts Bourbon
Reports soaring 2006 revenues

Ship Finance in seismic vessel sale and leaseback
Three Scan GEO newbuilds at India's ABC Shipyard

Stolt-Nielsen delays results release
Identifies errors in prior year financial statements

EC approves Thales-DCN move
Says military shipbuilding deal won't impede competition

New bidder for Rochester fast ferry
Talks with Euroferries break down

New hope for Title XI?
House panel holds hearing

Hercules Offshore and TODCO agree to merge
Deal will create world's fourth largest jackup fleet

Crowley plans to go private
Settles law suit, plans $2,990 per share tender

APL switches to low sulfur fuel in Seattle
Cutting particulate and SOx emissions

DP World completes U.S. asset sale
AIG unit renames business "Ports America"

OMI for sale?
Says it's evaluating "strategic alternatives"

Cosco to build round drill rig
Sevan unit will work in U.S. Gulf

Navy ready to lift stop work order on LCS
But Lockheed Martin must agree renegotiated contract

New CEO for Austal USA
Bob Browning to take up position in August

Coast Guard cancels FRC-B contract with ICGS
... and Kerry introduces legislation to rebid Deepwater contract

Vintage ferry back in service
Todd Seattle completes overnight repair to Klickitat

GAO says LNG tanker terror attack consequences need more study
House committee to hold hearing

Fincantieri announces cruise newbuild agreements
Two plus option for Oceania, one plus option for Silversea

Austal ferry for Istanbul completes sea trials
Achieves 43 knots on demo run

Aker ASA to sell its Aker Yards holding
Frees up resources for other ventures

Georgia, South Carolina propose new bi-state port
Would be located in Jasper County, South Carolina

Lloyd's Register introduces new coatings notations
Response to new IMO performance standard

Merchant mariner files lost
USCG opens investigation

Hull plating crack in veteran WSF ferry
WSF suspends service by 1927-built Klickitat

Shipowners ask Panama Canal Authority to rethink toll hikes
International Chamber of Shipping submits formal comments

Shipowners ask Panama Canal Authority to rethink toll hikes
International Chamber of Shipping submits formal comments

Ship repairer opens Bay Area office
Vigor marine expands operations

GE offers LM2500+G4 for cruise ships
Gas turbine offers 17 percent increase in power over LM2500+

Dredge/booster barge shipped to Cambodia
Heaviest shipment yet by John S. Connor

Samsung Heavy Industries books drillship order
Delivery set for 2010

Cummings calls for accountability on Deepwater
also voices concerns on USCG maritime safety programs

$142.8 million Navy contract for Amsec LLC
On board maintenance and overhaul and repair planning

Intership Navigation orders MAN Diesel simulator
ME-B simulator will be developed in parallel with building of first engine

Yantai Raffles delivers round FPSO
Sevan Hummingbird starts dry tow

Another magic pipe indictment
Charges against Kassian Maritime and bulker's second engineer

Conrad delivers liftboat
First of six for Offshore Marine Contractors

CNO: Lockheed LCS could be cancelled
Mullen says "all options are on the table"

Ingalls workers go on strike
But NGSS New Orleans workers vote to take offer

Keppel FELS delivers PetroVietnam rig ahead of schedule
Vietnam gets first newbuild offshore drilling rig

$150,000 in penalties for concealing cracks in ship's deck
Master ordered crew to tape them and paint them

Feedback forum on lifeboats
Shipowners, manufacturers seek comments from ships' crews

FBMA launches Ropax ferry
50 m all aluminum vessel for Australian owner

MacGregor in Vietnam joint venture
MacGregor-Vinashin set to start hatch cover production next year

OSG orders three ATB's
Three 290,000 bbl units at $90 million a copy

Gulfport yards seek expansion funding
Trinity Yachts and Chouest's Gulf Ship apply for grants

Trailer Bridge reports soaring income
Best quarterly results in company's history

IUMI reports continued fall in ship total losses
But increase in partial losses puts premiums under pressure

Megginson moves to Marad
Elizabeth Megginson named Chief Counsel

AHTS orders for Aker Yards
Two, option two more for DOF ASA

Bulker refloating effort begins
Responders start lightering grounded bulk carrier

U.S.-flag OSV operators set for $3 billion fleet expansion
OMSA study sees 150 new vessels ahead

Horizon Lines reports record earnings
Raymond hails "milestone year"

Aker Oilfield orders well intervention vessels
Three Aker companies team with DOF Subsea

Foss Maritime to build hybrid tug
L.A. and Long Beach kick in funding for eco-friendly "green" tug

Aker Innovation eyes new projects
Aker, Aker Kvaerner, and Aker Yards join forces

Austal confirms ten ferry order for Macau
"Mystery buyer" behind multiple orders is Venetian Marketing Services

TBS to build tweendeckers in China
Six 34,000 dwt vessels at $35.42 million each

Rochester fast ferry on move
German potential buyer on board

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