Thursday, January 27, 2011
Defense

Top U.S. Navy Officer says new, more intense, techniques need to fight piracy off Somalia

By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON (NNS) — Pirates off the coast of Somalia are using bigger vessels to extend their criminal

January 27, 2011
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News

Maersk joins UN disaster relief team

The A.P. Moller – Maersk Group is has announced it has joined a team of international companies, designated as a disaster relief support network under

January 27, 2011
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News

Caterpillar to Provide Combined Marine Propulsion Systems for Scandlines Ferries

MaK™ M 32 C Engines Equipped with Cat® Common Rail Chosen to Power Two Car Ferry Newbuilds Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to

January 27, 2011
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
News

Schat-Harding calls for consensus on lifeboat hooks

Leading lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding says IMO and some parts of the shipping industry need to move more quickly to a consensus on

January 26, 2011
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Defense

Northrop Grumman-Built Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) Completes Successful “Super Trial”

The Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sails the Gulf of Mexico during sea trials last week. Source: Northrop

January 26, 2011
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News

Pride International accepts delivery of new deepwater drillship

HOUSTON, TX, Jan 25, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) today announced that the company has dedicated and accepted

January 26, 2011
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Defense

U.S. Coast Guard seeks improved shore access for mariners

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued an ALCOAST bulletin advising captains of the port to enforce legal requirements that port and maritime facilities provide

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
News

Shipping industry reacts to successful action against pirate hijackers; warn oil cargoes still at risk

Editor’s Note: The following is a joint statement issued by shipping associations BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO

January 25, 2011
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News

‘M/V Beluga Nomination’ pirated in Indian Ocean

After 4 days of uncertainty regarding the exact status of the crew, MV Beluga Nomination is now believed to be pirated. On the afternoon of 22 January 2011,

January 25, 2011
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News

Hanjin Shipping receives 8,600TEU class containerships

Hanjin Shipping announced that it received two 8,600TEU class containerships on January 18th. Named Hanjin Hamburg and Hanjin New York, are the second and the

January 25, 2011
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News

DP World handled 50 million TEU in 2010; 14% gain over 2009

Dubai, UAE, 25 January 2011: – Global marine terminal operator DP World today announced it handled 49.6 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container

January 25, 2011
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News

PaxOcean orders two Rolls-Royce designed offshore vessels

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced an order from Singapore-based offshore company, PaxOcean, to provide the ship design, propulsion

January 25, 2011
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News

PFC Energy 50 Ranking of World’s Top Energy Companies: ExxonMobil Regains Top Position From PetroChina; Petrobras Climbs to #3

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire) – ExxonMobil, with a market capitalization of $368.7 billion, regained the top position it has held almost every year

January 25, 2011
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News

McDermott to Perform Subsea Engineering and Installation of Flexible Pipelines and Umbilicals for Petrobras Offshore Brazil on Multi Year Contract

HOUSTON (BUSINESS WIRE) — McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR), this week announced that its subsea construction vessel “Agile” has been

January 25, 2011
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Defense

Military Sealift Command welcomes new Executive Director

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command welcomed its new executive director John Thackrah Jan. 24. Thackrah – a member of the Senior Executive

January 25, 2011
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News

Iridium to Establish Worldwide Network of Maritime Service Centers to Support Iridium OpenPort(R) Products

Signs Service Agreement With Radio Holland to Provide Shipboard Service in More Than 50 Ports Worldwide MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

January 25, 2011
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Monday, January 24, 2011
Incidents

Shortcut through the Great Barrier Reef results in fine for Chinese crew of the Signe Bulker

Hong Kong-based bulk carrier, Signe Bulker, took a wrong turn over the weekend while transiting the Great Barrier reef and ended up in hot water with

January 24, 2011
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Sunday, January 23, 2011
News

Keppel to build two jackups for Clearwater worth US$360 million

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured new orders from Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC (Clearwater) to build a pair of premium KFELS B Class jackup

January 23, 2011
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Friday, January 21, 2011
News

Piracy update for week ending January 19

Below are summaries of worldwide maritime crime developments and incidents that occurred in the week ending January 19. Details on each development are posted

January 21, 2011
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News

Maersk opens offshore survival training center UK

MAERSK, the Danish oil and shipping group, has opened a £750,000 offshore survival training centre in Portlethen, near Aberdeen, according to a report from

January 21, 2011
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