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P & I Club Identifies Dangerous Onboard Practice

The American Club has issued an urgent alert to its members about the operation of oxy-acetylene equipment without flashback arrestors.   This results from a recent casualty leading to a claim and through recent survey inspections,

Global Diving & Salvage Welcomes Ryan Smith

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. Welcomes Ryan Smith as new Gulf Coast Region General Manager. Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., based in Seattle, WA, announces the hiring of Ryan Smith as general manager for its Gulf Coast Regional office, based in Houston, TX.

Obama's Title XI Policy Challenged by AFP

American Flagship Project challenges President Obama to explain why his Administration has blocked America’s entry into the $40 billion-a-year foreign-dominated cruise sector. The Obama Administration

New Bunker Trader with A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.

New Bunker Trader with A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., Copenhagen A/S Dan Bunkering has announced that as from 15 August 2012 Oscar Obregon, 29, has been employed as Bunker Trader in A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.

Port of Kiel Marketing Chief Retires

PORT OF KIEL Marketing Chief leaves the bridge; Reception marks Heinz Bachmann’s retirement .   Heinz Bachmann, 64, for many years the Port of Kiel’s Marketing- and Operations Director is retiring at the end of themonth after 34 years in the service of the Port of Kiel.

Will Watson joins AdvanFort as President

Maritime professional will lead the next generation of global security solutions.   The AdvanFort Company today announced that maritime professional William Hughes (Will) Watson has joined the company as president.

Drew Marine Funded to Acquire Chemring’s Rescue Division

Babson Capital provides US$12-million In subordinated debt to support Drew Marine acquisition of Chemring Marine Group’s Rescue Division. Babson Capital Management LLC, a global investment manager with $149 billion in assets under management and operations on four continents,

China Navigation & Swire Offshore Join World Ocean Council

Leading Asian shipping companies China Navigation & Swire Pacific Offshore expand the global industry alliance on ocean sustainability. The China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (CNCo) and Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO),

Workboat Engine MTU Series 4000 Upgrade by Tognum

Tognum to make upgraded MTU Series 4000 workboat engines available summer 2013. Tognum will enhance its MTU Series 4000 Ironmen workboat engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations.

Russian Naval Exercises in Barents Sea

Northern Fleet (NF) surface ships with a nuclear submarine accomplish tactical training tasks in the Barents Sea. The exercise was held by a search/attack ship group comprising ASW corvettes Naryan-Mar and Onega.

Ship Service Provider GAC Announces Senior Appointments

The GAC Group announces key management appointments for its head office and local operations in Oman and the United Kingdom. Group Vice President for Human Resources Jan Farnelid will retire on 31 August and take on a consulting role with the Group until the end of the year.

FPSO US$674-million Contract for Sembcorp Subsidiary

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong do Brasil Prestacao de Services Ltda (JDB) awarded FPSO module contract by Tupi B.V. The contract is for the construction of a total of 8 modules and module integration