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Korean Shipbuilding Faces Tough Future

According to a May 12 report from The Korean Times, Korean Shipbuilding companies face a tough future. In the 2000s, the shipbuilding business was a cash cow for Korea Inc., which accommodates many of the world's foremost players ― Samsung Heavy Industries,

Pirates Hijack MV Eleni P

The Liberien flagged, Greek owned, Eleni P was reported to have been hijacked 250 nautical miles off the coast of Oman on the morning of 12 May. The bulk carrier of 72,119 deadweight and crew of 26 (23 Filipinos, 2 Romanian and 1 Indian) was on route to Kandla in India when taken by pirates.

King River Class by Foss & Cruz Marine

Vessel designed for hostile and remote environments incorporates what Foss has learned in  nine decades of work in the Arctic Foss Maritime and Cruz Marine LLC have partnered to launch the first of the King River class of tug: a shallow draft vessel designed specifically for remote,

Antiphon AB’s Sound Damping Sandwich Steel

The Swedish company Antiphon AB has introduced a new product for structure borne sound damping; antiphon MPM (metal-polymer-metal) foiled, a sheet metal laminate with a thin foil on one side. The core

Transocean On Post-Explosion Treatment of Crew

On May 11, Transocean Ltd issued a statement in response to several reports that detail Transocean's (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) treatment of crew members immediately following the April 20, 2010 explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon,

Taisei Engineering & Bludworth Cook Partnership

Taisei Engineering of Tokyo Japan and Bludworth Cook Marine of Houston, Texas have partnered to provide sales, service and support in the United States for the ATB systems manufactured by Taisei Engineering of Japan.

Signal Awarded Contract to Build Power Barges

Signal International has been awarded $30m contract by Waller Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas. Under the contract Signal will build and support the outfitting of two 300 ft X 100 ft power barges.  Each barge will have a single GE 7FA Gas Turbine and 171 MW generator.

This Day in Coast Guard History – May 13

1905- An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to the noncontiguous territory of Guam Island. 1952- The Coast Guard announced the establishment of an Organized Reserve Training Program, the first in U.

This Day in Naval History – May 13

1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean.

BP Ships Second Containment Dome to Gulf Spill Site

According to a May 11 report from Reuters, BP Plc said it has finished building a smaller dome designed to trap oil spewing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and plans to try placing it over the relentless leak.

Will MMS be Split in Two?

The first political backlash from the recent explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon appears to be the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service, as it movement is reportedly underway to split the agency that polices the offshore drilling industry,

Wind Farm Positioned with Ashtech ProFlex

Five Ashtech ProFlex 500 GNSS receivers are helping guide the operations of the self-propelled jack-up vessel Bard Wind Lift I, the first construction vessel specially designed for installing offshore wind turbines, to build the first commercial wind farm in the German North Sea.