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Imtech Marine Group Service Office in Florida

Imtech Schiffbau-/Dockbau-technik, headquartered in Hamburg/Germany, will open a new Service Branch Office in May 2010. The branch will offer the full range of mechanical Imtech services, e.g. HVAC conversions, maintenance, and spare parts.

Prelude Floating LNG Facility

Shell signed two contracts with the Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries consortium for the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off the coast of Western Australia. These contracts formalize

This Day in Coast Guard History – March 12

1955-  Effective this date, all foreign and domestic ships were required to give 24-hour advance notice to the local U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port before entering U.S. ports.  This order was designed to improve the U.

This Day in Naval History – March 12

1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet to which he was appointed on 30 December 1941.

Deep-Sea Robot Lost at Sea

A deep-sea exploration robot — one of the first successful submersible vehicles that was both unmanned and untethered to surface ships — was lost at sea Friday, March 5, on a research expedition off the coast of Chile.

T&T Marine Salvage Responds to Oil Spill

T&T Marine Salvage helped clean up an oil spill after a collision between an oil tanker and a barge spilled 450,000 gallons of crude oil into the Sabine-Neches Waterway. T&T Marine Salvage responded to the oil spill by mobilizing 50 personnel.

MarineCFO Nominated, Tech Co. of the Year

MarineCFO has been nominated for the Louisiana Governor’s Technology Company of the Year Award. The Governor’s Technology Award honors organizations for their innovation and progress in the past year.

Ocean Carriers, Others Pay Penalties

The Federal Maritime Commission announced four compromise agreements in which an ocean carrier and intermediaries agreed to pay a total of $625,000 in civil penalties for alleged violations of the Shipping Act of 1984.

Hijacked UBT Ocean Arrives off Somalia

On March 8, the chemical tanker Marshall Island flagged UBT Ocean hijacked on March 5, was reported to be in the vicinity off the pirate stronghold east of Haradere. UBT Ocean has a crew of 21 and they are all from Myanmar/Burma.

Chemical Carrier Modified to FPSO

Major modifications have been completed on the first floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion in Mexico. The ECO III, classed by ABS, originally was built as a chemical carrier before being purchased by MARECSA (Maritima De Ecologia, S.

Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Two New Vessels

Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced the delivery of its 44th and 45th vessels, the Guayaquil Bridge and the COSCO Japan. The Guayaquil Bridge, a 2500 TEU vessel delivered on March 5, 2010, was built by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co.

Marlink's Sealink (TM) for Hellespont Tankers

Marlink, the global provider of satellite communications to the maritime industry, has recently signed a new five year agreement with Hellespont Hammonia GmbH & Co. KG. The contract includes the delivery