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ASTM Seminar on SOLAS and Navy Vessels

The ASTM International seminar, Fire Testing for SOLAS and Navy Vessels: New Test Procedures and Material Approval Process, will be held Dec. 7 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology,

Manila STCW Workshop Held in Jamaica

Amendments to the STCW Convention have been made at the right time to make it relevant for today's and future needs, according to Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica.

When a Mariner Builds a Tug

Captain Jack Davies is the consummate boatman. Of himself he says, “I love running boats, and being involved in the marine industry.” Davies wears a number of “hats” in the marine industry, and often he is aboard one of the tugs with which he has some ownership involvement.

Panama Approves Specialized Nickel Ore Bulker

Vessel built by Naikai Zosen for Nissho Shipping will become first NK classed ship to incorporate special construction for carriage of liquefiable cargoes.   A new vessel being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation for shipowner Nissho Shipping Co.

BIMCO’s Hunter Joins ESS Group

BIMCO’s Grant Hunter joins Executive Committee of ESS Databridge Development Group. Addition of shipping documentation and contracts expert will bring further relevant expertise to ESS’s industry user group.

Vessel operating costs expected to rise

Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 3.8% in 2011 and by 3.7% in 2012, with lube expenditure and crew costs identified as the categories most likely to produce the highest levels of increase, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.

AMP Awards 2011 AOTOS to James Henry

Most Prestigious Award Given in the Transportation and Maritime Industry.   The American Maritime Partnership congratulated its Chairman James Henry for receiving the 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award

CARB Taps CMA to Assess Ship Fuel Regs

The California Maritime Academy (CMA) was contracted to evaluate issues associated with the implementation of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) ship fuel regulation. While most vessel operators are successfully complying with the regulation without incident,

RBG Appoints New Finance Director

RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services (STS), has appointed Sandeep Sharma as its new finance director.

SAILOR 90 Sat TV World

Global maritime satellite TV has become a reality with the launch of the new Thrane & Thrane SAILOR 90 Satellite TV World. An extensive internal development program has resulted in a number of ground-breaking

MHI Wins Order to Build LNG Tanker Pair

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has agreed with Osaka Gas International Transport Inc. (OGIT), a group company of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd to build two new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

Statoil Makes Tender Offer for Brigham Exploration

Statoil ASA and Brigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ: BEXP) announced that an entity controlled by Statoil, Fargo Acquisition Inc., has commenced the previously-announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.