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Venerable Floating Radio Station Ship Repair Job

Damen subsidiary Oranjewerf Ship Repair to overhaul the former Radio Veronica ship 'Norderney'. The legendary former Radio Veronica base-station ship was built in 1949, and after duty as the Iceland trawler MV HH 294 Paul Müller,

Maersk Shipping Investment Plans on Hold

A.P. Moller-Maersk will not invest significantly in its shipping business over the next five years and will focus on its oil, drilling rigs & ports. Maersk intends to move away from the shipping side of things and go towards sectors which generate higher profits and are more stable,

Aker Acquires Thrum Energy to Increase Atlantic Canada Footprint

Aker Solutions is buying Canadian asset integrity management (AIM) company Thrum Energy Inc. Thrum Energy is a St. John's, Newfoundland-based asset integrity management company. The company provides a diverse portfolio of quality services to both onshore and offshore assets in Canada.

Oman-owned Dutch Megayacht Shipyard Set for Expansion

Oman's MB Holding Company, set to expand its newly aquired Oceanco. Rotterdam, shipyard facility. MB Holding Company, one of the largest oilfield services firms in the Middle East, has acquired Oceanco,

Tug & Barge Aground Alaskan Coast Await Inspection

US Coast Guard Unified Command deploy survey & response inspection crews to the vessels aground on Ukolnoi Island, 40 miles east of Cold Bay. The five-person crew of the tugbboat Polar Wind was rescued Nov.

Incat LNG Ferry a World First

Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd launch world’s first high speed passenger Ro-Ro ship powered by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas). The vessel will be the first installation of LNG powered dual fuel engines in an Incat high speed ferry,

GD Contracted for Submarine Missile Compartment Development

General Dynamics receives US$ 62-million US Navy contract for common ballistic missile compartment development. The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a US$ 61.7-million contract modification

Carnival Ship Hoists Turkey, Make Thanksgiving Food Donation

Cruise ship 'Carnival Breeze' hoists 50' inflatable turkey aloft while Carnival Cruise Line donate 137,500 meals to 'Feeding South Florida'. The 1,250-pound nylon turkey — wearing a straw beach hat and

USN Accepts First MUOS Satellite for Operations

U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has accepted the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for initial operational use.
 MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical communications system designed to improve communications for U.

New Dutch Waterway Container Terminal Opened

The MCS container terminal in Leeuwarden & a winding hole for 110-metre container ships officially opened for business. The winding hole [turning basin] is at the junction of the Zwette and Van Harinxma canals.

Somali Pirate Craft Sunk by EU NAVFOR Warship

Warships hunt down pirate skiff off the coast of Somalia, take 9 suspected pirates into custody and sink their boat. Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand, under command of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR)

WSV's in Difficulty in Moderate North Sea Weather

UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency report Yarmouth Coastguard's response to recent WSV's in distress. Yarmouth Coastguard  coordinated the response for two Windfarm Support Vessels (WSV) working at offshore