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Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires Nalfleet

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nalfleet, the marine division of Nalco, the world's largest sustainability services company. Together with its Unitor chemical range, this will further strengthen and enhance Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s marine chemicals portfolio.

ABS Nautical Systems Expands in Vancouver, Shanghai

ABS Nautical Systems opened offices in Vancouver, BC Canada and Shanghai, China as part of the company’s continued efforts to expand its global footprint.  The Vancouver office will serve local clients including Teekay Corporation, Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.

SAIC: $2m DARPA Contract for AUSV

Science Applications International  Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] announced today it was awarded a prime contract by  the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design a concept for a new autonomous unmanned surface vessel to help counter the modern threat submarine.

Diamond Offshore Orders New Deepwater Rig from HHI

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) today announced that a subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Limited, has entered into a turnkey contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for construction

VT Halter Appoints Laborde Board Director

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced the appointment of Cliffe F. Laborde to its Board of Directors. Laborde is owner and co-manager of Laborde Marine Services, LLC and Laborde Brothers Crewboats, LLC.

Nissan Launches Eco-Ship To Transport EVs

Nissan (NYSE:NSANY) has unveiled a new environmentally-friendly ship to transport its all-new Leaf electric vehicle across Europe. Thanks to its unusual design, “The City of St. Petersburg” is expected to curb fuel consumption by 800 tons — the equivalent of 2,500 tons a year of CO2 emissions.

CNOOC: A Deepwater Gas Finding in Qiongdongnan Basin

China's CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 0883) announced a deepwater gas discovery on Block 64/11 offshore China after the Lingshui 22-1-1 exploration well drilled by its partner, BG Group (BG) , encountered gas-bearing sands.

India to set up R&D Center for Warships

On Monday. January 4, 2011, the foundation for what will be a new R&D Center for warships will be laid in india. According to a report on http://frontierindia.net,  AK Antony, Union Defense Minister will

Captain, Chief Engineer Killed on Ship

Last week a ship reportedly was diverted to Bermuda following the death of its captain and chief engineer, according to a report on http://bermudasun.bm. Bermuda Maritime Operations were contacted by agents for the Greek ship Aegean Angel.

Torghatten Nord Names LNG Supplier for Ferry Fleet

Barents NaturGass AS reportedly won a contract to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Torghatten Nord AS for seven new LNG ferries in one of Norway’s busiest waterways, according to a report on www.

World's Largest Shipyard Expects 54% Order Boost in '11

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipyard, expects to boost orders 54 percent in 2011, driven by new ship and offshore demand, according to a recent report on Bloomberg. The news agency, citing a regulatory filing by HHI, reports that new contracts may total $26.

10 Vessels Reportedly Trapped in Ice

As the maritime industry seeks to expand its presence into Arctic waters, a report today from Russia may be cause for pause.According to an Itar-Tass report, more than 600 crewmembers are aboard the 10 vessels trapped in the ice in the Sea of Okhotsk.