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In the wake of the Costa Concordia grounding that has killed at least 12 passengers, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) sent a letter on January 19 urging U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert J. Papp…
General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego hosted a keel laying ceremony January 19 for the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship. Mrs. Pat Mills was the honoree for the ceremony. She is the wife…
Singapore based offshore services specialist Otto Marine Limited has issued a profit warning about the financial results of the company and its subsidiaries for the financial year ended December 31, 2011.The group is expected to…
The U.S. Coast Guard and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) have announced an agreement to co-develop and implement outreach, training and educational materials aimed at reducing maritime pollution.Under a memorandum of understanding,…
A keel laying ceremony at the Arctech Shipyard,Helsinki, Finland on January 19 marked the start of construction of an ultramodern multi-functional icebreaking supply vessel.The ship is specially designed to service the oil drilling platform located…
The Costa Concordia accident "has called into question our company's safety and emergency response procedures and practices," says Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. Carnival Corporation yesterday announced a comprehensive audit…
Rolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts to design and equip seven vessels for Brazilian shipowner Navegação São Miguel Ltd. The contracts, for four oil spill recovery vessels and three bunker tankers, are worth GBP 23…
W&O, Jacksonville, FL, has been recently named the exclusive distributor for Pres-Vac of its pressure/vacuum valve and inert gas systems in the U.S., as well as the only factory-authorized service center in North America.  “We…
Development of large, LNG-fueled containerships moving ahead. Classification societies DNV and Bureau Veritas have each given approval in principle to designs for such vessels. Kawasaki Heavy Industries has gotten approval for a 9,000 TEU ship…
Norway's Ulstein Verft has delivered M/V Blue Fighter to Blue Ship Invest, another company within the Ulstein Group. The ship is the first of two medium-sized platform supply vessels (PSV) of Ulstein's new PX121 design."The…
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