Philly Shipyard nominates new chairman

The following is the text of a news release from Philly Shipyard ASA: (PHILADELPHIA) — Philly Shipyard ASA announces that Jim Miller has been nominated to be chairman of the board of directors of Philly Shipyard. Miller previously held this role from 2011 until 2014. This nomination is expected to be approved at an extraordinary general meeting on Feb. 1.…
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Sector Long Island Sound joins Coast Guard icebreaking effort

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard: (NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is currently participating in the winter icebreaking season which officially kicked off on Dec. 15. During the Coast Guard’s 2015-2016 winter icebreaking season, known as Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW), the Coast Guard will…
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Harley Marine acquires six barges, four tugs from Enterprise Marine

(SEATTLE) — Harley Marine Services has purchased 10 vessels from Enterprise Marine Services, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported. The deal includes six petroleum barges and four tugboats; an unspecified number of employees who work on the boats will join Harley as well. Enterprise Marine Services is a subsidiary of Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners. Click here to read the story.
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SAFE Boats delivers two interceptors to Bahamas police

SAFE Boats delivers two interceptors to Bahamas police

The following is the text of a news release from SAFE Boats International: (BREMERTON, Wash.) — SAFE Boats International, a manufacturer of high performance, aluminum, patrol and response boats, recently manufactured and delivered two new 41-foot center-console offshore interceptors for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, adding to their growing fleet of SAFE Boats.   The vessels' primary mission is counter-narcotics…
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ABS, Chinese design group sign cooperation pact

The following is the text of a news release from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS): (SHANGHAI) — ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industry, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC) to expand collaboration, focusing on operational efficiency and environmental performance in both the…
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Lakes/Seaway iron ore trade down 8.5 percent in 2015

The following is the text of a news release from the Lake Carriers' Association: (CLEVELAND) — Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 54.4 million tons in 2015, a decrease of 8.5 percent compared to 2014. Shipments slipped 7.8 percent compared to the trade’s five-year average. Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 47.1 million tons,…
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Navy chief names first next-gen fleet replenishment oiler

Navy chief names first next-gen fleet replenishment oiler

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Navy: (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Jan. 6 the first ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers (T-AO 205) will be named USNS John Lewis after the civil rights movement hero and current U.S. representative of Georgia's 5th Congressional District. Mabus made…
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ACL faces $20.7 million fine for illegal discharges

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois: (FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill.) — James L. Porter, acting United States attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Tuesday that the United States has filed a Clean Water Act (CWA) complaint in the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of…
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ClassNK updates containership strength rules

The following is the text of a news release from ClassNK: (TOKYO) — Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on Dec. 25, including structural strength requirements of container carriers. In response to a large containership casualty in June 2013 (MOL Comfort), ClassNK established…
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