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PVA: Improve USCG Form 2692 Requirements

In a letter responding to a Federal Register notice about the renewal of Coast Guard Form 2692, Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) President Jay Spence insisted that the Coast Guard issue new instructions

ICS: Flag States Must Enforce Rules

A balance has to be struck between the commercial advantages of shipowners' selecting a particular flag state and the need to discourage the use of flags that do not meet their international obligations, warns the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

Bill Introduced To Protect American Maritime Jobs

Working to create and preserve American jobs, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D, MD-7) and Jeff Landry (R, LA-3) today introduced the American Mariners Job Protection Act (H.R. 3202), a bill with bipartisan

Navis for 9 Damen Sea Axe Boats

Navis Engineering, a Finnish DP systems supplier, was contracted by Dutch integrator Alphatron Marine to supply nine DP1 systems for the innovative ‘Sea Axe Fast Crew Suppliers,’ currently under construction at Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem.

Zentech Acquires Derrick Barge 23, Renamed ZEE RIG 3

Zentech, Inc.  has acquired the former Derrick Barge 23 and renamed it ZEE RIG 3. “We intend to upgrade the vessel in two phases, first for use as a crane barge with increased lifting capacity, and later as a much larger self-propelled jackup vessel for wind farm installation service,

S. Korea Still Dominates World Shipbuilding

While China has aggressively built its shipbuilding infrastructure in the past 10 years, the most important number, top winner in contract value, still remains the domain of South Korea, which has reportedly logged $37.

This Day in Navy History

October 14 1918 - Naval Aviators of Marine Day Squadron 9 make first raid-in-force for the Northern Bombing Group in World War I when they bombed German railroad at Thielt Rivy, Belgium. October 15 1917 - USS Cassin (DD-43) torpedoed by German submarine U-61 off coast of Ireland.

APL Named Best Global Ocean Carrier

International maritime experts named APL the world’s best shipping line, and honored it for outstanding innovation. The Singapore-based container carrier received the Global Ocean Carrier of the Year

Dockwise Vanguard Books Second Journey

Dockwise announced its second project for the new-build vessel Dockwise Vanguard. Directly following the transportation of the Jack & St. Malo platform to the Gulf of Mexico in 2013, the Dockwise Vanguard will return to Korea to load and transport the Goliat floating,

New Orleans: Right Venue at the Right Time for IMCA

Delegates from all over the world will be gathering in New Orleans in a matter of weeks for the 19th Annual Seminar of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).   With its theme ‘The Future of Marine & Subsea Operations’,

IMCA Publishes DP Station Keeping Incidents 2009

Input for next report is requested. The sharing of information on incidents is essential as an aid to improved safety, with each one improving the knowledge base of other organisations undertaking similar activities.

Global Floating Production Spend To See Huge Growth

Latin America will account for half of the projected floating production Capex over the next five years according to a new Douglas-Westwood report. DW director Steve Robertson commented, “The dominance