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New Icebreaker Could Keep Northern Sea Route Open

Russia's Baltic Shipyard starts construction of the first LK-60 nuclear-powered icebreaker. The LK-60 will be the largest and most powerful icebreaker ever built, making commercial traffic along the Northern Sea Route possible all year around.

Pirate Ship 'Black Pearl' Embarks on Piggy-Back Voyage

Yacht Path Marine Group were contracted to transport the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' 140-ft replica tall ship across two oceans. The 270-ton, 140-foot custom-build pirate ship 'Black Pearl', was loaded aboard a BBC heavy lift vessel in Barbers Point, Hawaii for the three-week voyage to St.

Marine Coatings Demand Forecast to Rocket

The need to reduce ship fuel consumption drives demand for marine coatings, says a new analysis. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations are boosting the prospects of high-value, eco-friendly coatings.

NOAA Ship 'Thomas Jefferson' Returns

The NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson wraps up an exceptionally eventful field season. After 193 days away from home, the hydrographic survey vessel completed 14, 768.9 linear nautical miles of survey that covered 352 square nautical miles of area in Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

IMO PaperSmart Meeting Restructures Sub-Committees

The IMO Council, meeting for its 109th session in London has endorsed, in principle, a restructuring of IMO's Sub-Committees. The Council meeting was the first “PaperSmart” meeting for the Organization, and was considered a success by delegates.

Atlantic Petroleum to Gain Foothold Offshore Norway

Atlantic Petroleum gains entry to Norwegian Continental Shelf energy exploration through acquisition of Emergy Exploration AS. Atlantic Petroleum has issued a voluntary offer for 100% of the shares in Emergy Exploration AS,

Craig Group Predicts Strong 2013 Growth

Aberdeen (Scotland) based global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has announced healthy results for the year ending April 2012. The privately owned, family-run business has reported turnover of £123.

New Offshore Construction Vessel Joins Multraship Fleet

Multraship takes delivery of Multrasalvor 3 built by Damen Shipyards for work offshore UK. Multraship continues to invest in its diverse fleet of towage and salvage vessels to help provide the highest levels of responsive service to the international shipping industry.

ROV Contract for Forum Energy

Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies contracted by Cummings Consulting to supply two Sub-Atlantic Mojave Systems ROV's. Both of the Mojave ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) will be equipped with job specific tooling systems such as; electric winches,

Shipham Valves' New Range of Wafer Check Valves

Wärtsilä subsidiary, Shipham Valves, completes development of a range of composite single plate wafer check valves. The new valves will be introduced to the market place at the Valve World Exhibition to be held in Düsseldorf at the end of November.

USS Anchorage Maiden Voyage Panama Canal Transit

Amphibious ship 'USS Anchorage' (LPD 23) transits the Panama Canal while in 4th Fleet's area of operations for the first time. USS Anchorage departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La.

Survey Shows Some Unaware of SEEMP Fuel Saving Potential

A NAPA Group survey shows SEEMP acknowledged as an industry priority, but knowledge gaps exist, smaller owners & operators lag behind. Software house for ship design and operations, NAPA Group, finds