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Keppel Clinches Petrobras & Saipem Contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel Verolme BV (Keppel Verolme), has secured two contracts worth a total of about $165m. The first project, secured by Keppel Shipyard from repeat customer Petrobras Netherlands B.

Shwartz New Regional Sales Mngr, Alps Wire Rope

Alps Wire Rope Corporation announced John Shwartz as Northwest Regional Sales Manager. Shwartz, has over 25 years of sales experience in the crane industry including selling experience in boom trucks, carry decks, rough terrains and crawler crane markets.  

Imtech Fields Order to Upgrade Naval Vessels

Imtech (technical services provider in Europe and in the global maritime market) has commissioned substantial orders to upgrade and expand technical solutions on board existing naval vessels of countries including the Netherlands, South Korea, Australia and Thailand.

New USACE Contract

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Inc., Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded on Nov. 23, 2009 a $20,143,303 firm-fixed-price contract for the beach re-nourishment for Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Ocean Isle Beach and maintenance dredging of Masonboro Intel and Sand Bypassing, Brunswick County, N.

EU NAVFOR Neutralizes Indian Ocean Pirates

On November 25, 2009 EU NAVFOR Greek warship HS Adrias neutralized a suspected Pirate Attack Group approximately 260 nautical miles North-East of Seychelles. MV Eclipse, a France flagged Ro-Ro Cargo Ship was approached the day before by a suspected skiff.

Northern Offshore Contract in Azerbaijan

Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) announced that its subsidiary, Northern Offshore U.K. Ltd, was awarded a contract with Caspian Drilling Company Limited (CDC) for the provision of support services for drilling operations in the Caspian Sea.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Liferaft Exchange

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has secured a five-year agreement with Delphin Kreuzfahrten GmbH to supply 16 liferafts to the MS Delphin cruise liner. The liferafts are being supplied to the Germany-based company as part of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s Liferaft Exchange Programme (LRE).

Sister to Record-Setting Dredger Sets Sail

October 2009 saw the launching of the dredger, Leiv Eiriksson, from Spain’s Basque country. A sister ship to the record-breaking Cristóbal Colón that was launched in July 2008, the Leiv Eiriksson shares common specifications,

This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov. 30

1837-Two early complainants on the efficiency of the American lighthouses, E. and G.W. Blunt, publishers of Blunt’s "Coast Pilot," submitted a statement to the Secretary of the Treasury. They argued that "the whole lighthouse system needs revision,

This Day in Naval History – Nov. 30

1942 - In Battle of Tassafaronga, last major naval action in Solomons, U.S. force prevents Japanese attempt to reprovision the Japanese troops on Guadalcanal. Six U.S. ships are damaged in the action. (Source: Navy News Service)

Faststream Expands Oil and Gas

Global recruitment group Faststream has expanded its presence in the oil and gas industry and is recruiting for the sector from its offices in the UK, U.S., Norway and Singapore. Faststream Chief Executive

Irving Shipbuilding Delivers Tugs to Nordane

East Isle Shipyard in Prince Edward Island , Canada, a division of Irving Shipbuilding Inc., has delivered the first of four tugs to Nordane Shipping, Svendborg, Denmark on the 8th of September 2009.