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Wilson Sons delivers second tug in Damen ASD 2411 quartet

OCTOBER 20, 2017 — Wilson Sons Guarujá, Brazil, shipyard, has delivered the Damen ASD Tug 2411 design SST-Aruá, the second of four tugboats on order for SAAM Smit Towage Brazil. The first tug in the series, SST-Aimoré, was delivered in June this year. "It took just over 18 months to deliver the second tugboat from the moment of signing the contract....

Wärtsilä inks eight ship maintenance agreement with GasLog LNG

OCTOBER 20, 2017 — Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement with Monaco based GasLog LNG Services, covering eight LNG carriers with Wärtsilä dual fuel engines. The agreement covers Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP), technical support and secured availability of spare parts and specialized technical personnel around the clock along with constant...

Environmentalists urge slow-steaming to cut ship GHG emissions

OCTOBER 20, 2017 — A study to be presented to IMO next week indicates that greenhouse gas emissions from three ship types – containerships, bulkers and tankers – could be reduced by a third, on average, by reducing their speed. The study, "Regulating speed: a short-term measure to reduce maritime GHG emissions," has been carried out by Netherlands-based...

PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract for USS Boise (SSN 764) Overhaul

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $59.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy for planning and executing the overhaul of the submarine USS Boise (SSN 764). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would...NEWPORT...

Newport News Shipbuilding makes leadership team promotions

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports two promotions to the leadership team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Dave Bolcar is promoted to vice president of submarine construction, which now encompasses both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs. Bolcar most recently served as director of the Columbia-class...

Consultancy sees "constructive shifts" in tanker market

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — London based consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) says that an unusually high level of disruption from the hurricane season in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico has shaken up the tanker market. Turbulence has impacting the spot market while time charter rates remained stable, reflecting weak fundamentals. However,...

Edie Rodriguez joins Ponant Americas

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — Former Crystal Cruises President & CEO Edie Rodriguez is joining French-owned cruise line Ponant as its new Americas Brand Chairman and Corporate Special Advisor. With her more than 30 years of experience in the cruise industry, she will will be responsible for increasing Ponant's brand awareness in the Americas, especially...

John Deere adds three new marine engines to its line-up

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — John Deere Power Systems has added three new marine engines to its range. The new 4.5 liter PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new boat construction, and is well-suited for planing and semi-displacement hulls. Two new auxiliary engines, the 6090HFM85 and 6135HFM85, are specifically designed...

Another BWMS gains U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued the sixth U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A. The approval came after a detailed review of the manufacturer's type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060....

Hyundai Vinashin launches d'Amico LR1 trio

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — Milan Stock Exchange listed d'Amico International Shipping (DIS) today launched the first three LR1 (long-range) vessels in its history in a ceremony at the Hyundai Vinashin shipyard in Vietnam. The d'Amico Group's team of Italian engineers cooperated with the Vietnamese shipyard to design the new generation eco-ships, which represent...

Planned maintenance software gains ClassNK Type Approval

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — Victoria, BC, Canada, maritime software company, Helm Operations, has received ClassNK Type Approval for its Helm CONNECT as a recognized planned maintenance software system after a detailed review process. Helm Operations has been a wholly owned subsidiary of ClassNK since July 1, 2014. ClassNK is a member of the International...

Bollinger awarded NCDOT ferry contract

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, LA, a $9.7 million contract for construction of a new river class vehicle ferry for the N.C. Ferry Division. Due to be delivered by March 1, 2019, the new ferry will be 183 feet long and have room for 38 regular-sized vehicles. It will serve...

Oil States Revises Third Quarter 2017 Guidance Due to the Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) announced today updated guidance for third quarter 2017 primarily due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread damage and logistical challenges in Houston and the surrounding region during the quarter. Oil States was impacted by lower revenues...HOUSTON,...

Newport News gets submarine contract worth potential $385 million

OCTOBER 17, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $59.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy for planning and executing the overhaul of the submarine USS Boise (SSN 764). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total value of the contract to $385...

Pasha Hawaii provides Jones Act ship for Puerto Rico relief efforts

OCTOBER 17, 2017 — Honolulu, Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii has announced that it will be providing the U.S. Jones Act vessel Horizon Spirit to ship hundreds of containers from the U.S. West Coast in support of hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The Horizon Spirit normally serves as a reserve ship for Pasha Hawaii's container service...

Gulf Island picks Rapp to supply key Regional Research Vessel systems

OCTOBER 17, 2017 — Rapp Marine has been selected by Gulf Island Shipyard, LLC, as the Overboard Handling System Single Source Vendor (OHS SSV) for Oregon State University's (OSU) 193 ft x 41 ft multi-mission Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV). Under the scope of the OHS SSV, Rapp Marine is responsible for integrating the systems required for science...

Liberia launches computer based cyber and ship security training

OCTOBER 17, 2017 — The Liberian Registry has launched a Cyber and Ship Security Computer Based Training (CBT) program. It provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues, including malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security. "Cyber-attacks have been identified as among the most...

BBC Chartering and Jumbo form Global Project Alliance

OCTOBER 17, 2017 — Project shipping specialist BBC Chartering GmbH of Leer, Germany, and Schiedam, Netherlands, based heavy lift specialist Jumbo have agreed to an exclusive strategic cooperation; the "Global Project Alliance," effective immediately. The two family-owned companies say the cooperation brings together established and reputed heavy-lift...

McDermott Announces Date for Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Conference Call

HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) will report financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.President and Chief Executive Officer David Dickson and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stuart Spence will discuss the third quarter 2017 results...HOUSTON,...

DNV GL to roll-out e-certificates across entire fleet

OCTOBER 16, 2017 — DNV GL has commenced the roll out of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet. The classification society says that the widespread use of electronic certificates will result in significant efficiency gains for shipowners, charterers, regulators and crew, cutting down administrative burdens,...