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Seaspan: Orders 4 New Tugs for Vancouver

  Seaspan International announced the largest tug build commitment of a single class of vessels in over 35 years. The company signed a contract with Sanmar Denizcilik Shipyard, of Istanbul Turkey; to build four state-of-the-art ship assist tugs.

Dryships Wins Offshore Drilling Deal

DryShips's (NASDAQ: DRYS) fully-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. received a Letter of Award from a U.S. exploration company for a four well contract for exploration drilling offshore West Africa for a period of about 300 days, commencing in the first or second quarter of 2011.

JHSV 2: Austal Starts Construction

  Less than one year after beginning fabrication of Spearhead (JHSV 1), Austal has commenced construction on Vigilant (JHSV 2), the second of up to ten 103-m Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). Austal was selected as prime contractor in November 2008 to design and build the first JHSV,

NSRP Issues New Research Announcements

 The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a new Research Announcement (RA) on September 24, 2010. The RA is posted on the NSRP website (http://www.nsrp.org/Solicitation/ra0901_solicitation.

Is Your Email Putting You at Risk?

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says that shipbrokers run the risk of exposure to substantial liabilities as a result of inadequate monitoring of their email communications. In the latest issue of its Claims Review,

Obituary: David Parrot, Founder and Former Chief, TITAN Salvage

David Gray Parrot, 65, founder and former chief of TITAN Salvage, passed away in Maine in the comfort of family and friends. Parrot is survived by his wife Penny, sons Hunter and Gage, and a network of friends and family.

PUBLIC TENDER N° TR31028395

  “TIME CHARTER SERVICE OF A TANKER VESSEL BETWEEN 40.000 AND 55.000 M3 FOR CLEAN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS” According to article 3, second paragraph of the Chilean Merchant Marine Development Law (Ley de Fomento a la Marina Mercante – Decree Law N° 3.

PUBLIC TENDER N° TR31028394

“TIME CHARTER SERVICE OF A LPG TANKER VESSELS FULLY REFRIGERATED SEMI PRESSURISED BETWEEN 14.000 AND 33.000 M3 FOR LGP” According to article 3, second paragraph of the Chilean Merchant Marine Development Law (Ley de Fomento a la Marina Mercante – Decree Law N° 3.

Greenwood Joins Cortland/Puget Sound Rope

Puget Sound Rope announce that Michael Greenwood has joined Cortland/Puget Sound Rope as Technical Sales Manager. He has more than 34 years in the rope industry, beginning with the family rope company, Tubbs Cordage Company of San Francisco in 1976.

“Idle Iron” Mandate to Plug Wells Could Save Some GOM Jobs

Yesterday Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich announced a mandate – effective October 15, 2010 – that oil

Resolve Refloats Cruise Ship in Northwest Passage

  Resolve Marine Group refloated the Clipper Adventurer cruise ship recently.  The vessel had run aground on rocks in Coronation Gulf, in Canada's Northwest Passage on Friday, August 27.   The Resolve salvage team deployed four tugs at high tide, to free the stranded vessel.

Polarcus Receives 3-D Seismic Vessel

Drydocks World– Dubai delivered a 3D seismic vessel, Polarcus Asima, to Polarcus, a Dubai-based marine geophysical company. Polarcus Asima is the third in a series of six seismic vessels being built at the yard for Polarcus, following the vessels Nadia and Naila.