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USMMA Welcomes Incoming Class of 2016

274 plebe candidates take part in "Indoc Day" at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy   The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomes its incoming Class of 2016, consisting of 274 plebe candidates representing 47 states,

EnerMech Targets India in Latest Expansion

Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, is to open its first office in India as a first step in developing a presence in the country’s fast expanding oil and gas sector. The Mumbai office, headed up by newly appointed Country Manager Steve Watson,

OLF Lockout Means Statoil Production Shutdown

Statoil preparing to halt production after notice of lockout.   Statoil is preparing to shut down production on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) following a notice of lockout. The Norwegian Oil

Stena Bulk, Concordia Team to Order 10 Chemical Parcel Tankers

As shipyards around the world struggle for business, Stena Bulk and Concordia Maritime confirmed an order of up to 10 in-house designed chemical tankers. The ships will be built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China with deliveries beginning from spring 2014.

Russia to Develop Unmanned Ships

Unmanned ships to be developed by a United Shipbuilding Corp. & Tranzas Company joint venture Speaking at the international engineering technology forum taking place in Zhukovsky, Moscow region, Yevgeny Komrakov,

Wärtsilä Awarded Pacific Radiance Contract

Wärtsilä to supply integrated power and propulsion systems for three Pacific Radiance offshore service vessels Wärtsilä is to supply complete and fully integrated power generation and propulsion packages for three vessels being built for Pacific Radiance Ltd.

Federal Court Gives Delaware River Dredging Go-ahead

Long-delayed deepening of Delaware Ship Channel allowed to proceed, Wilmington to become accessible by bigger ships The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of the U.S. Army

This Day in Naval History - July 03

From the Navy News Service:   1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet. 1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict.

Fairmount Delivers drillship Peregrine 1 to Singapore

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered drillship Peregrine 1 safely in Singapore. The Peregrine 1 was towed to from Salvador in Brazil to Singapore. For this job the Fairmount Sherpa was mobilized from Rio de Janeiro where the tug had delivered rig ODN TAY IV.

BMT ARGOSS Secures DNV Accreditation for PC REMBRANDT

BMT ARGOSS has announced that its marine manoeuvring simulator, PC REMBRANDT has been granted DNV accreditation in accordance with Class S- Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 January 2011.

OW Bunker Strengthens Presence in Taiwan

OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, announced on July 3, 2012 that it has opened a new representative office in Taiwan. OW Bunker's new office in Taipei will be managed by Mr. Victor Huang, who has over 16 years of experience across the shipping industry.

Phil Cowan Returns to Moore Stephens

Corporate finance specialist Phil Cowan has returned to shipping accountant and consultant Moore Stephens as Head of Corporate Finance. Formerly Group CFO of V.Group Limited and Chairman of V.Ships Capital,