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Marine Design: Air Supported Vessels Impress

Effect Ships International AS (ESI) is reporting extraordinary results from tank testing of two Air Supported Vessel (ASV) hull forms, a catamaran- and a mono candidate.  A reduction in hull resistance of up to 50%; or more than 40%  net powering cut,

SIS Sets up Home in Brazil

Star Information Systems (SIS) has established a new base in Rio de Janeiro to serve Brazil’s thriving offshore sector. To support the manuever, SIS sent Hans-Kristian Fjaerem, one of the firm’s most experienced consultants,

Alfa Laval, Spliethoff Deal for Cleaner Ships

Alfa Laval signed a contract with Spliethoff, a leading player in the transport market. It covers the retrofit of a multiple inlet PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system on board one of Spliethoff’s vessels which operates mainly in the North European ECA area.

Excel Announces Bulk Carrier Contracts

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation  services for dry bulk cargoes, has entered into four new period charter agreements  for four of its Kamsarmax vessels.

ASA Member Completes WA Recovery Operation

American Salvage Association member salvages Hydrogen Reactor outside of Seattle. A member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) responded to a call on December 9 to salvage a 485-ton, 140-foot long stainless steel reactor vessel that rolled off a barge,

ST Engineering Wins $60m Shipbuilding Contracts

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) reports that its marine arm, ST Marine, has won two shipbuilding contracts worth about $60m from Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited.

OIG Makes Executive Appointments

Offshore Installation Group said that Steve Preston will join the company in the position of Chief Executive Officer and John Smith will join the company as Executive Vice Chairman. Both Steve and John will take up their positions in  March 2012.

MACC 2012 Cancelled

ASNE Announces New ASNE Craft Expo in 2012   One of the country's top in-water boat demonstrations, Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC), has again been cancelled for 2012, as the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and NSWCCD Combatant Craft Division (CCD) report that despite best efforts,

Springsteel Joins Liquid Robotics as CFO

Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider marine today announced that Steven R. Springsteel, former CEO of Chordiant Software Inc. and President/CFO of Verity,

Northrop Grumman Delivers IBS for Turkish Megayacht

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has delivered a suite of navigation electronics for a new megayacht being built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts in Turkey. The new megayacht

S3 Scoop Subsea UK Award

Specialist Subsea Services (S3) celebrated success at the Subsea UK awards after being named winners of the much coveted New Enterprise award. S3 was recognised for its vision in business development and its contribution to the subsea sector, both in the UK and internationally.

TOTE Names Armstrong President

TOTE, Inc. welcomes James Armstrong to top leadership role at TOTE Logistics.   James Armstrong has joined TOTE, Inc. as President for TOTE Logistics.  Armstrong comes from Southern California where he served as Senior Vice President,