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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
MV Rena’s Senior Officers Plead Guilty in New Zealand Court
Lifesaving Incidents

MV Rena’s Senior Officers Plead Guilty in New Zealand Court

The Master and Second Officer of the cargo vessel Rena today pleaded guilty to 10 out of the 11 charges laid by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) against the men

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Finance

Impairment Charge Hits Seadrill in Q4, Stock Price Sits at Highest Level Ever

(Dow Jones) Seadrill Ltd. (SDRL, SDRL.OS) swung to a fourth-quarter loss as the offshore-drilling contractor booked a hefty impairment charge. However, the

February 29, 2012
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Wärtsilä Signs 10-year License Extension with HHI
Engineering News

Wärtsilä Signs 10-year License Extension with HHI

Wärtsilä said today that it has signed a ten year extension to a license agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine and Machinery Division to

February 29, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Blog

Sleeping With Your Containers – The Greenest Way to Travel

– By Feray Yuksekbas Kavas, Sales Executive, MTS Logistics What if I told you that there is a great option to travel other than flying, for those of

February 28, 2012
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Ship Photo of The Week – Antarctic Delivery
Navy

Ship Photo of The Week – Antarctic Delivery

  Here, the Military Sealift Command-chartered cargo ship MV Green Wave is in the process of offloading more than 6.8 million pounds of vital supplies,

February 28, 2012
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Fire on Russian Tanker Kills One
Fire Incidents

Fire on Russian Tanker Kills One

A fire on board a Russian oil tanker claimed the life of at least one crewmember in the Caspian Sea on Tuesday. Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing a

February 28, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Costa Allegra Update: Tugs Reach Stricken Cruise Ship

Costa Allegra Update: Tugs Reach Stricken Cruise Ship

Two tugs have joined the Costa Allegra and will help tow the broken down cruise ship to the Island of Mahe, Seychelles, the cruise ship owner, Costa Crociere,

February 28, 2012
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The Graveyard of Giants: A history of ship breaking in Bangladesh
Blog

The Graveyard of Giants: A history of ship breaking in Bangladesh

By Jan Møller Hansen Ship breaking in Bangladesh started back in 1960 when the Bay of Bengal was struck by a cyclone, which left a giant cargo ship beached

February 28, 2012
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News

Hyundai Merchant Marine Expresses Concern with Soaring Bunker Fuel Prices

SEOUL (Dow Jones)–Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (011220.SE), South Korea’s second-largest shipping firm by sales, expects the U.S. dollar to weaken

February 28, 2012
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Finance

Rowan (NYSE:RDC) Reports Increased Rig Utilization and Day Rates

(Dow Jones) Rowan Cos.’s (RDC) fourth-quarter earnings fell 21% as the offshore drilling company reported lower contributions from discontinued

February 28, 2012
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Finance

Transocean Shares Up 32% Since New Years, Impairment Factors in Q4 Loss

Transocean Ltd.’s (RIG) fourth-quarter loss widened sharply as the offshore-oil driller reported higher charges, mostly due to impairment, though revenue

February 28, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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News

Aker Solutions wins NOK 1 Billion Contract to Upgrade Snorre A Drilling Facilities

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Statoil to deliver replacement and upgrading of the drilling equipment and systems on the Snorre A platform in

February 28, 2012
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News

Technip and DSME awarded contract for the HEJRE project in Denmark

Technip, in partnership with DSME, was awarded by DONG E&P and BAYERNGAS, a contract for the HEJRE project development, offshore Denmark, at a water depth

February 28, 2012
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News

Apache Awards EMAS Subsea Installation Contract for Coniston Field Offshore Australia

SINGAPORE, 28 February 2012 – EMAS AMC, the subsea division of Ezra Holdings Limited (“Ezra”), today announces that it has been awarded a

February 28, 2012
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Monday, February 27, 2012
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News

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Threat Increases, United Nations Urges Regional Anti-Piracy Strategy

27 February 2012 – A comprehensive regional strategy is critical if countries are to successfully combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, a top United

February 27, 2012
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Blog

Oil Prices and the Shipping Industry

– By Rojda Akdag, Managing Director, MTS Logistics Crude oil prices have many affects on our daily life from gas that we use in our daily commute to

February 27, 2012
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Monday, February 27, 2012
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News

Ship Drops Anchor, Severs Internet Connection to East Africa

About 10 years ago, the ship I was assigned to was leaving San Diego when all of a sudden we heard a rather loud, and unexpected rumbling.  We were

February 27, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Costa Cruise Ship Adrift off Seychelles, Fire Breaks Out in Engine Room

Costa Cruises can’t catch a break. Just 6 weeks after the Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy, another one of their cruise ships, the Costa Allegra has

February 27, 2012
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News

Adani to Develop New Port Terminal in West India, $243M Investment

MUMBAI (Dow Jones)–Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. (532921.BY) said Monday it has received an initial letter from a government-run port

February 27, 2012
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News

Iranian Sanctions to Limit Japanese Insurance Club’s Coverage on Oil Tankers

LONDON (Dow Jones)–New European sanctions will limit coverage of Iranian oil ships by the Japan P&I Club, the club said Monday, as the measures start

February 27, 2012
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News

Seadrill Views Long Term Demand for Deepwater Drilling Rigs, Plans to Build Two More

Hamilton, Bermuda – Seadrill has in the last year seen a surge in long-term demand for tender rigs and modern ultra-deepwater drilling rigs. The

February 27, 2012
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