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China's Sinopacific Shipbuilding reports that its Zhejiang Shipyard started work May 9 on the manufacture of the first in a series of SPP17 PSV offshore support vessels for Paris-headquartered Bourbon Company. The platform supply vessel…
The Gard P&I Club has reminded shipowners that May 1, 2011 saw the entry into force of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) - Special Area under MARPOL Annex V: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution…
Singapore-listed, Norwegian headquartered shipbuilder STX OSV Holdings Limited announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 that included an increase of 21percent in operating revenue to NOK 3,192 million. EBITDA jumped 54 percent …
Metro Machine Corp., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $78,836,991 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-4416) for amphibious landing ship USS Ashland's (LSD 48) modernization, upgrades, preservations, and alterations in support of the multi-ship, multi-option…
Still one of the world's largest cruise ships, Princess Cruises' Grand Princess is back in service with a new, somewhat sleeker, look. The ship sailed from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, following a 24-day drydocking at…
Norway's SpareBank 1 SR-Bank is looking for "long term ownership solutions" for two seismic vessels. Presumably that's bank speak for "looking for a buyer."On Friday, May 6, Artemis Shipping AS, which is wholly owned by…
Braemar Shipping Services Plc Group has announced what CEO Alan Marsh calls "a very exciting development for the technical division" -- the GBP 2.4 million purchase of the business and certain assets of BMT Marine…
NAVSEA announced Friday that it had terminated for convenience the LPD 17 Class multi-ship, multi-option (MSMO) maintenance contract with prime contractor Earl Industries, LLC (Earl) of Norfolk, Va.   According to a NAVSEA release, the termination…
EU Naval Force (Eu Navfor) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have collaborated to develop an integrated maritime monitoring service (MARSURV) to allow Eu Navfor to track merchant vessels in the pirate-infested High Risk…
The U.K.'s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its report on the investigation of the fire and explosion on board Yeoman Bontrup at Glensanda Quarry, Loch Linnhe in western Scotland on July 2, 2010,…
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