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RAL, Ausenco Sandwell Team for CG Bid

One of Canada’s most storied naval architecture firms, Robert Allan Ltd., and Canada’s leading arctic and offshore engineering firm, Ausenco Sandwell, formed a joint venture -— Canada’s Arctic SAGE Team -— to bid for the design of  the Canadian Coast Guard’s new flagship icebreaker.

Bollinger Issues Statement on Fast Response Cutters (FRC) Award

Statement from Bollinger Shipyards, Inc, Executive Vice President, Chris Bollinger:   “The Bollinger organization is very pleased that the U. S. Coast Guard has awarded four additional Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to our on-going contract.

Contract Option Awarded for Four More Fast Response Cutters

Fast Response Cutter under construction. The Coast Guard awarded a $179.7 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., September 22 for the production of four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).

Tidewater Projects Lower than Expected Revenues

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) said that fiscal second quarter financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2011, are currently expected to reflect vessel revenues that are below the $255 million to $260 million range provided by the Company during its August 4,

ONR: Back to School for Science Education

Enlisting the aid of experts from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), a Maryland-based nonprofit rolled out a series of educational science competitions for area middle and high school students Sept. 17.

Shipbuilders Lead Asian Market Decline

Seoul shares finished down 5.7 percent on Friday, their biggest daily percentage loss in five weeks, with foreign investors taking flight as concerns about global economic stagnation deepened, according to a report on Reuters.

Richard Steinke Receives 2011 Connie Award

More than 200 turn out to for Port of Long Beach Executive Director Honored by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute.      The Connie Award was presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) to Richard D.

UK P&I Club: Concerns about ECDIS

The UK P&I Club recently completed a series of three short articles which provide a user friendly guide to the mystery surrounding electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS). These have

DryShips: Details of Partial Spin Off of Ocean Rig UDW

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced the details of the partial spin off of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

This Day in Navy History - September 23-25

September 23 1779 - Captain John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1931 - LT Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs on board USS Langley while underway.

Confidence Dips as Uncertainty Fuels Overtonnaging Fears

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to the latest shipping confidence survey by leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.

VSTEP Introduces NAUTIS Port Security Software

Virtual Training and Simulator developer VSTEP will be demonstrating its new NAUTIS Port Security Awareness simulation software during the Small Vessel Threats Security Conference from 28-29 September in San Francisco.