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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Engineering News

13 Ships, $1.7 Billion in New Orders Placed YESTERDAY

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and China’s STX Offshore and Shipbuilding had a heck of a day yesterday with 13 new shipbuilding

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
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Blog

Mercy Ships – A Vessel of Hope and Healing

– by Nancy Predaina, Mercy Ships Editor Imagine a ship that sails into the poorest nations on earth to deliver world-class health care.  Now imagine

February 13, 2012
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News

Port of Hamburg Regains Market Share, Views Positive Future [REPORT]

The Port of Hamburg regains market shares and foresees a positive annual balance on total seaborne cargo throughput… In 2011, Germany’s largest

February 13, 2012
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Defense

US Coast Guard Collaborates to Expand Maritime Pollution Outreach

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association announced an agreement to co-develop and implement

February 13, 2012
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Incidents

Captain and Chief Engineer of Bulk Carrier Shot by Pirates off Nigeria

According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau this morning, a bulk carrier was fired upon by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea this morning,

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 15

Market Update: Saipem Achieves Record Profits in 2011 [REPORT]
Finance

Market Update: Saipem Achieves Record Profits in 2011 [REPORT]

Saipem, the offshore energy contracting arm of Italian integrated energy company ENI, reported record profits in 2011.  Their adjusted net profit for 2011

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 49

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Monday, February 13, 2012
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Engineering News

Kvaerner Wins NOK 1.2 Billion Contract for Hild Jacket Delivery Offshore Norway

Total E&P Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner an EPSC-contract (Engineering, Procurement, Supply and Construction) of close to NOK 1.2 billion for delivery of a

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 259

Engineering News

Swire Pacific Contracts ST Marine for Additional Anchor Handling Tugs

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced today that its marine arm, ST Marine, has won two shipbuilding contracts worth about S$75m

February 13, 2012
Total Views: 15

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Working Offshore on the Skandi Vega – Timelapse Video
Blog

Working Offshore on the Skandi Vega – Timelapse Video

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/33955961[/vimeo] Nice work by Andreas Storebø on DOF Subsea’s Skandi Vega. Background on the Skandi Vega… The Skandi

February 12, 2012
Total Views: 56

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Blog

A Possible Cure for Seasickness…Royal Caribbean’s Gyroscopic Pool Table

I had heard rumors in the past that some ships had outfitted their rec rooms with pool tables, but I never quite believed it.  Why the heck would you

February 12, 2012
Total Views: 57

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News

Qatar Increases Stake in LNG Carriers

Milaha, previously known as Qatar Navigation, today announced that its fully-owned subsidiary, Qatar Shipping Company, has signed an agreement to increase its

February 12, 2012
Total Views: 61

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Saturday, February 11, 2012
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News

Sete Brasil Prepares to Become one of the World’s Largest Drilling Companies

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)–Fresh from winning one of the world’s single-largest orders for drilling rigs, investment company Sete Brasil plans to

February 11, 2012
Total Views: 101

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Engineering News

DSME and China’s Rilin Group to Jointly Invest in North Korea [REPORT]

SEOUL (Dow Jones)–South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (042660.SE) and China’s Rilin Group will jointly invest in

February 11, 2012
Total Views: 15

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News

Asia Outlook: Fuel Oil To Consolidate, Naphtha Likely Firm [REPORT]

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–The Asian fuel oil market is likely to consolidate with a bullish stance next week; traders say the product’s spreads look

February 11, 2012
Total Views: 7

Friday, February 10, 2012
Quiet! Your Noisy Ship is Really Stressing Out the Whales
Blog

Quiet! Your Noisy Ship is Really Stressing Out the Whales

Do loud noises tend stress you out?  If so, turns out you’re not alone. Researches working with the New England Aquarium have linked increased and

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 7

Fighting Piracy with Education: University of Greenwich Offer World’s First Masters Degree in Maritime Security
Blog

Fighting Piracy with Education: University of Greenwich Offer World’s First Masters Degree in Maritime Security

The University of Greenwich says it will soon be offering the world’s first Masters degree in Maritime Security that is designed to help the

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 62

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Friday, February 10, 2012
Global Cruise Industry Voluntarily Adopts New Muster Drill Policy

Global Cruise Industry Voluntarily Adopts New Muster Drill Policy

Associations representing the global cruise industry have announced a new drill policy requiring mandatory muster drills for embarking passengers prior to

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 63

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Blog

The Future of Remote Monitoring of Marine Engines

– by Jaime Tetrault, Director – Marine Product Support, CAT Marine There are limitations in the amount of data that a human can process in a

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 115

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Defense

Australian Warship Busts Drug-Runners in Northern Arabian Sea

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF), one of three Task Forces within Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) conducted a successful disruption of a vessel carrying illicit

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 31

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News

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens Off the British Coast

The £1 billion Walney wind farm, which is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50.1%), SSE (25.1%) and OPW ( 24.8%), is being officially opened by Edward

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 4

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Horizon Reliance Responds to High Seas Distress Call, Rescues Family of Three [VIDEO]
Incidents

Horizon Reliance Responds to High Seas Distress Call, Rescues Family of Three [VIDEO]

Horizon Lines’ Chief Mate Steven Itson gives a replay of the rescue at sea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPNb_uRhG_c The crew of the 38-foot sailboat

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 98

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