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Pirates Steal & Repaint Tug, Strand Crew

Primarina Trading Pte Ltd of Singapore reported that one of the company's tugs, Marina 26, was taken by pirates on March 22 off Tioman Island Malaysia. The crew was later left adrift and rescued. The crew reports that the tug had been repainted to green.

OCEANFREIGHT INC. Announces Fleet Expansion

March 29, 2011 - Athens, Greece - OceanFreight Inc., (NASDAQ:OCNF) a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase two resale newbuilding 206,

Deep-water Ports Give Region Competitive Edge

Managing new larger-draft ships, key to future growth of Mid East trade - technology and environmental issues also major challenges for region’s ports Senior executives from the region’s largest ports and shipping organisations,

Next step for SSPA Sweden AB

The 4th of April Helén Jansson takes on the newly established position as Communication and Market Manager at SSPA Sweden AB. It launches Step 2 in the company strategy; a more explicit communication of the broad SSPA knowledge base and all the service opportunities that are offered to the market.

120 To 175 Floating Production Systems Forecast Over The Next Five Years

The number of floating production systems in service continues to grow. There are now more than double the number of units ten years ago  – 250 units now vs. 120 units in 2001.  Order backlog, which now stands at 47 units,

Rhothetha Shows SAR, Tracking Solutions in Brazil

Rhothetha, with headquarters in Murnau, Germany and sales and service centers in Utah and Florida, will be exhibiting at LAAD 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The company provides Search & Rescue (SAR) and Tracking solutions,

ClassNK Mr. Ueda Speech as IACS Chairman at CMA Shipping

March 23 (Tokyo) – ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda recently spoke at the CMA Shipping 2011 conference held in Stamford, Connecticut in the U.S. from 21 through 23 March 2011.  Mr. Ueda spoke

Fatigue and Fracture Analysis of Ship Structures

BMT Fleet Technology Limited, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced the next Fatigue and Fracture Analysis workshop for Fall 2011.   This three-day workshop will be of interest to Naval Architects,

Over-Tonnaging Fears See Confidence Dip Again In Shipping Industry

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry dropped for the third successive quarter in the three months ending February 2011, to reach their lowest level for fifteen months, according to the latest survey by leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Launches Next Generation Cargo Vessel

(Lysaker, 23 March 2011): The Wilh. Wilhelmsen group has launched its 150th anniversary vessel, MV Tønsberg, into operation. The Mark V class is the most sophisticated vessel ever built in the roll-on roll-off segment.

FILM EVENT: America’s Women Seafarers Tell Their Stories

Wednesday, March 30 at 6.p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street,Manhattan Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www. workingharbor.org. This special Women at Sea program features

MPT to Invest $1.5m in Training Program

Maritime Professional Training (MPT), a DNV Approved Maritime Training Center and an ISO 9001:2008 Company, has committed another $1.5m to further enhance its “Project 2010 & Beyond”.  This project was