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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Made in China: COSCO Shipyard to Construct Four PSV’s for American Shipowner
Engineering News

Made in China: COSCO Shipyard to Construct Four PSV’s for American Shipowner

Singapore-listed COSCO Corporation says that four shipbuilding contracts signed by its COSCO Shipyard Co. located in Guangdong, China with a so far undisclosed

Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Exxon Valdez Sold for Scrap
Blog

Exxon Valdez Sold for Scrap

The Oriental Nicety, aka the former Exxon Valdez, has been sold for scrap, almost 23 years after running aground on Bligh Reef and forever reserving its place

March 21, 2012
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Blog

BNWAS – Can The Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System Prevent Fatigue?

On April 3rdh, 2011, bulkcarrier “Shen Neng 1” hit a coral reef off the Australian west coast. In its final report on the grounding the

March 21, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Stolt Valor Declared “Total Loss”, Fire is Out

Stolt Tankers B.V., a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) and owner and operator of MT Stolt Valor, reported today that the fire on the

March 21, 2012
Total Views: 206

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Collision

Nigerian Navy Collides with Total-Owned Vessel

One person is still missing after a Nigerian warship, NNS Thunder, collided with a Total-owned vessel on Nigeria’s Bonny River.  According to local

March 21, 2012
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Incidents

American Offshore Managers Detained By Brazil

Chevron’s George Buck and Transocean’s Michael Legrand top the list of offshore managers banned last Friday by Judge Vlamir Costa Magalhaes from

March 21, 2012
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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News

Cairn Puts the Brakes on Arctic Drilling After Unsuccessful $600 Million Campaign in 2011

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Cairn Energy PLC (CNE.LN) Tuesday shrugged off the disappointment of a $1.19 billion full-year loss, insisting that there were

March 20, 2012
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News

Dockwise Vanguard Booked to Transport Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen Spar

How might you get a 45,000 ton, 193-meter long steel tube from one side of the planet to the other?  The world’s largest transport ship of course,

March 20, 2012
Total Views: 168

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News

Rongsheng Heavy Anticipates Delivery of 11 Super-Ore Ships by Year’s End for VALE

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)–China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd. (1101.HK)–China’s biggest non state-owned shipbuilder by order

March 20, 2012
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Monday, March 19, 2012
Cruise Ship Collides with Cargo Ship off Vietnam [REPORT]
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Cruise Ship Collides with Cargo Ship off Vietnam [REPORT]

With a spotlight on cruise passenger safety, a luxury cruise liner owned by Silversea Cruises reportedly collided with a local cargo ship while navigating in

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 55

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Engineering News

STX OSV Adds to their Backlog, DOF ASA Sends Newbuild Order for Subsea Construction Vessel

In their second contract announcement so far today, Norway-based STX OSV adds to their offshore vessel newbuild orderbook with a NOK 650 million contract for

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 36

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Monday, March 19, 2012
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Ship Breaking In Bangladesh – The Graveyard of Giants

The Graveyard of Giants By Jan Møller Hansen – Click HERE for the full photo slideshow. [dropcap]S[/dropcap] hip breaking in

March 19, 2012
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News

Hey Fugro…Ever Seen the Movie “The Perfect Storm”?

You’d better take your seasick pills with you because that’s where Statoil is sending you to go shoot seismic… It’s a $40 million

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 23

New Try To Solve Earhart Mystery
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New Try To Solve Earhart Mystery

What became of Amelia Earhart’s plane when it disappeared over the Pacific 75 years ago has long intrigued aviation fans. On Tuesday, U.S. government

March 19, 2012
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Drydock and Tug Sink at Vigor’s Everett, WA Shipyard [INCIDENT PHOTO]
Engineering News

Drydock and Tug Sink at Vigor’s Everett, WA Shipyard [INCIDENT PHOTO]

A drydock housing the 140-foot Crowley tug Invader sank over the weekend at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., bringing the tug and an estimated

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 186

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News

Dockworker Pensions in Jeopardy While Greek Ferries Remain at Anchor

ATHENS (Dow Jones)–Greece’s ferries remained anchored at the country’s ports Monday as dockworkers launched rolling 48-hour strike action in

March 19, 2012
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Monday, March 19, 2012
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Engineering News

Island Offshore Sends Contract to STX OSV for Newbuild Subsea Support Vessel

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–STX OSV Holdings Ltd. (MS7.SG) Monday said it had got a new contract for the construction of an advanced subsea support vessel for

March 19, 2012
Total Views: 46

Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Defense

St. Paddy’s Day was Good for Austal Shipbuilding, Two More Littoral Combat Ships Confirmed

Austal Shipbuilding had plenty of reason to drink green beer this weekend following the US Navy’s confirmation of two more orders for Austal USA-built

March 18, 2012
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MSC Cruises Buys Ex-Gaddafi Ship, Sans Man-Eating Sharks
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MSC Cruises Buys Ex-Gaddafi Ship, Sans Man-Eating Sharks

MSC Cruises says that it has finalized contract negotiations with STX France to take over a 140,000 ton cruise ship after the termination of an agreement with

March 18, 2012
Total Views: 95

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Finance

Halul Offshore Secures $60 Million for OSV Fleet Expansion

Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milaha (previously known as Qatar Navigation), has secured an eight year US$ 60 million (QAR 220

March 18, 2012
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News

Better Late than Never, Total Goes for Gas Play Offshore Mozambique

BEIJING (Dow Jones)–French oil and gas major Total AS (TOT) plans to drill its first offshore East Africa exploration well early next year, hoping to

March 18, 2012
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