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Marine Log

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to return to cruise ship construction
Nikkei says it will start taking orders next year

North Korean crew overpowers hijackers
ship said to have been seized by security guards hired to protect it

Superferry legislation steams ahead
Hawaii Senate and key House committees pass measure

China completes first large bore, two stroke diesel
MAN B&W 7K90MC-C6 delivering 31,990 kW

ACB ships first CB-L to Coast Guard
starts delivering large order of RHIB's

Navy in pursuit of Somali pirates
North Korean ship is hijacked as Arleigh Burke follows seized tanker into Somali waters

Crowley Maritime makes changes in purchasing organization
Matt Jackson promoted to VP of procurement

SembCorp Marine takes stake in Pipavav
To invest US$20 million for 3.31 percent of Indian start-up super yard

Dubai Drydocks swoops on Singapore's Labroy
$1.63 billion acquisition

Aker Yards wins order for three LNG-fueled ferries
To be built at Aker Lorient, France

BAE to upgrade San Francisco dry dock to take mega cruise ships
Princess Cruises books slots for two 109,000 grt ships

Hawaii Superfrry bill passes key Senate vote
must still go to full Senate, then House

USCG nixes Weaver's Point LNG proposal
cites navigational safety challenges

Transocean takes JV stake in to drillship newbuilds
Exercises option with Pacific Drilling

Bourbon orders two MPSV's in France
To be built at Socarenam, Boulogne

Hornblower lands Oklahoma City ferry contract
Three year contract to operate three river cruisers

COSCO books bulk carrier orders worth $1.34 billion
29 ships for deliveries between 2009 and 2011

Korea's STX takes 39.2 percent stake in Aker Yards
says it intends to remain as a significant minority shareholder

Danaos orders five 12,600 TEU containerships
"large international liner company" to charter all the vessels for 12 years each

SembCorp Marine fires finance director
alleged to have entered into unauthorized foreign exchange transactions

Canal Barge acquires ConocoPhillips inland marine fleet
seven inland towboats and fourteen inland tank barges

Carnival Corporation names senior VP--corporate shipbuilding
Bo-Erik Blomqvist to be based in Southampton

TSB concerned by ferry crew cannabis use
issues formal notice of Board Concern to BC ferries

Ulstein plans to take majority stake in Sea of Solutions
adds expertise in heavy offshore sector

DOF orders PSV's at Cochin Shipyard
Deliveries in 2010

FLEX LNG orders third ship
Orders third SPB floating LNG producer at SHI

Keppel Nantong books order for eight tugs
worth around $75 million total

Costa orders two more
Carnival unit orders two 3,780 passenger ships at Fincantieri

Bollinger yards convert tug and barge to ATB
Fifth retrofit unit for Bouchard

IMB reports sharp rise in piracy attacks on ships
crew assaults, kidnaping and ransom rise dramatically

India's Bharati and Apeejay in shipyard JV
plan VLCC-size building and repair facility

Tidewater gives earnings guidance
reduced vessel utilization related to higher levels of regulatory drydockings

Quintana Maritime weighs strategic alternatives
retains Citi and Dahlman Rose

Blank check shipping company buys bulkers
Excel-sponsored Oceanaut to buy nine bulkers from Restis associates

Schwarzenegger promotes Bay Area ferry move
newly signed bill brings most ferries under new Water Emergency Transit Authority

OSG to train U.S. cadets on international vessels
Signs landmark agreement with Marad

BLT to acquire Chembulk Tankers LLC
$850 million deal

Salvors elect new leaders
ASA elects new officials and executive committee members

Etter quits
Resigns from post as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition

$108 million OSV order for Malaysia's Coastal Contracts
Two subsea support vessels and two AHTS's for Swiber

Schwarzenegger signs maritime bills
more compliance burdens for vessels calling California

Hawaii Superferry lays off 249 employees
59 retained to handle administrative and operational needs

Samsung Heavy Industries boosts CFD capabilities
opts for ANSYS

Deepwater CapEx predicted to reach $25 billion
New study from Douglas-Westwood

Hawaii Superferry pins hopes on special legislation
Judge's ruling threatens future operations

Bharati Shipyard books AHTS order
Four Havyard Design AHTS's for SCI

Cunard orders new Queen Elizabeth
2,092 passenger liner slated for 2010 delivery from Fincantieri

ASA honors Rep. Elijah E. Cummings
Rapid Response Award presented at National Maritime Salvage Conference

Rowan enters guilty pleas in pollution case
Criminal fines, penalties and probation

Single hull tanker is now born-again bulker
Vulkan Material's latest self-unloader is a former Panamax tanker

Austal USA names new COO
Joe Rella joins Mobile, Alabama, shipbuilder

Australia signs amphibious ships contract
deliveries of Tenix-Navantia LHD's slated for 2013 and 2015

New management structure at Lloyd's Register America
Strengthens marine business organization

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding books box ship orders
Chinese yard's order book now worth $4.9 billion

American shipbuilding loses a Congressional champion
Rep. Jo Ann Davis dies at 57

Aker American Shipping ASA to become two companies?
Board ponders separate listed entities for shipowning and shipbuilding activities

OSG gets Jones Act shuttle tanker contract
Will convert two tankers on order at Aker Philadelphia

U.S. Shipping J.V. gets charter for another Jones Act NASSCO newbuild
Four of nine on order at NASSCO now have charters

TWIC enrollment set to start
Starts October 16 at Wilmington, Delaware

BAE Systems to upgrade Navy dry dock
ARCO (ARDM-5) floating dry dock to be refurbished to service Virginia-class submarines

OSG orders two more Jones Act tankers from Aker Philadelphia
but February plan for three ships plus three options expires

California, environmental groups, seek EPA regulation of ship greenhouse gas emissions
Separate petitions seek EPA action

Cat ferry gets some subsidy cream
Government of Nova Scotia gives Bay Ferries a $2.5 million operating grant for Nova Scotia--Maine service

Bush sends IMO anti-terror protocols to Senate
seeks advice and consent for ratification of 2005 SUA Protocol and 2005 Fixed Platform Protocol

SEC raps Tidewater and its CFO
failed to disclose material information about older vessels

First order for new MAN Diesel 50ME-B engines
6S50ME-B engines for seven 50,500 dwt TORM tankers

Casco Bay Lines reviews suicide incident
Victim had pistol concealed in shoulder holster

SembCorp Marine in new Brazil yard venture
plans joint venture with Brazilian civil engineering giant

Rolls-Royce acquires Seaworthy Systems
financial terms not disclosed

Credit Suisse to provide $1 billion financing for Vinashin
inks MOU with Vietnamese state shipbuilding corporation

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