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IMCA Moves to Larger Headquarters

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies, has moved to new and larger offices. Their new address is: IMCA - International Marine Contractors Association, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU, UK.

Pedersen BIMCO Deputy Secretary General

BIMCO has appointed Lars Robert Pedersen as new Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO as of 1 February 2010. Lars Robert Pedersen is currently Director of Regulatory Affairs in Maersk Maritime Technology at A.

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 21

1861 - Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor, the Nation's highest award, for Naval personnel. 1943 - USS Grayling (SS-208) sinks fourth Japanese ship since 18 December. 1951 - First helicopter landing aboard a hospital ship, USS Consolation.

Marlink Announces U.S. Contract

Marlink, global provider of satellite communications to the maritime industry, announced the signing of a new contract with U.S. company, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC (NYSE: HOS) for the supply of communications for two of its Multi Purpose Support Vessels.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 21

1936-Ice breaking by the Coast Guard was authorized by Executive Order No. 7521. 1960- The tanker Pine Ridge, with 37 crewmen on board, reported it was breaking in two about 120 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Omega Navigation Release of Q3 Results

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONAV) (SGX: ONAV50), a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced that it will release its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009, after the close of the market on Friday, December 18, 2009.

Persian Gulf Tanker Rates 11-Month High

According to a Dec. 17 report from the Nigerian website, www.punchng.com, the cost of delivering Middle East crude to Asia, the world‘s busiest route for supertankers, rose to an 11-month high because of reduced supply of vessels for hire.

First Non-Military Standard, Underwater Noise

A new voluntary consensus standard for the measurement of underwater noise from ships is now available from the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Int’l Register of Shipping New Norway Office

International Register of Shipping has opened an office in Norway as it continues to expand its international presence in the world’s main maritime centers. The office in Bergen will be run by Noralf Lekva and Kjell Jensen, a master mariner.

NG Logistics Support Contract for U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) support for navigation and steering systems installed on U.

DonJon Shipbuilding, Repair on Lake Erie

Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a global marine services provider based in N.J., announced the creation of Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair, LLC (DSR).  Through an agreement with the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and the acquisition of the assets of the former Erie Shipbuilding,

MTU Engine with Centrifugal Oil-Separation

MTU Series 60 engines for the marine market now feature a centrifugal oil separator that is 99 percent efficient at de-oiling crankcase ventilation gases. The oil-separation system prevents contamination of the turbocharger,