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Survitec Zodiac escape slides have been selected for two 47 m fast ferries, Perle Express and Liberty, recently completed at Austal's Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard. The ferries entered service in October with L'Express des Iles…
DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) reports that Charlotte Rojgaard has taken over from Dag Olav Halle as the company's Global Technical Manager -- a position based in the DNVPS headquarters in Singapore. Mr Halle returned to…
Gibraltar ship repair yard Gibdock has added to its reputation as a Mediterranean cruise ship repair and refurbishment center with the recent docking of the 42,255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar…
Lafayette, La., based Moncla Marine has acquired an inland water workover barge rig fleet from TETRA Applied Technologies, LLC., reports Mike Moncla, COO of the Moncla Companies.The three 24-hour inland workover barge rigs will be…
The Costamare-owned 3,032 TEU containership Rena, which  grounded on Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga on October 5, 2011, now appears to be in danger of breaking up. Maritime New Zealand is "racing to remove as much…
China's COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. Ltd. has secured a contract valued over $220 million from an Asian company to build two Self Propelled Pipelay Heavylift Offshore Construction Vessels.The vessels are scheduled for delivery from the…
ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) says it has awarded type approval under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) to the world's first alternative coating system for ballast tanks. The approval, the first of its type to…
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has emerged as an increasingly important clean energy source, particularly following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan and triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. With the increasing…
Signal International L.L.C. says it has received news of "a complete victory" in a case against the company pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana that alleges human trafficking, slave labor and fraud, among other…
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, N.Y.,  today began work on a comprehensive strategic plan that will develop long-term objectives and institutional goals, says the U.S.Maritime Administration.  The USMMA will undergo its…
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