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NOIA, Virginia Support Offshore Development

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Tom Fry issued the following statement on Feb. 23 in response to the Virginia State Senate’s passage of a Virginia State House Bill supporting

Inauguration of the Costa Deliziosa

Feb. 23 saw the staging in Dubai of the inauguration ceremony for the Costa Deliziosa, the new diamond of the Costa Cruises fleet. The Costa Deliziosa has a 92,600 gross tonnage and a total guest capacity of 2,826.

STX Emergency Gen-Sets

Relative to the huge MAN B&W ship engines manufactured at the STX Engine Company factory on the southern coast of South Korea, their emergency generators are small in size. But in the event of a crisis on a deep-sea container, bulker or tank ship, they can literally be lifesavers.

Pemberton General Manager – Austal Service

Austal announced the appointment of Chris Pemberton to the position of General Manager - Austal Service. Pemberton previously held senior positions within Austal’s Sales and Marketing team and brings to the role more than 15 years experience in the aluminium vessel industry.

Boskalis Launches Public Offer for Smit

Boskalis Holding B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis and Smit announced that the Boskalis is making a public cash offer for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares with a nominal value of $3.11 each in the capital of Smit.

Transocean Ltd. Q4 & Full-Year 2009 Results

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) reported net income attributable to controlling interest for the three months ended December 31, 2009 of $723 million, or $2.24 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.733 billion.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 25

1799- President Adams authorized by Congress to place revenue cutters in the naval establishment. 1825- Congress empowered the Revenue Marine to enforce state quarantine laws. 1942- Wartime port security delegated to Coast Guard by Executive Order 9074.

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 25

1861 - Saratoga, member of U.S. African Squadron, captures slaver sloop Express 1933 - Commissioning of USS Ranger, first true aircraft carrier 1959 - USS Galveston fires first Talos surface-to-air missile (Source: Navy News Service)

Air Bubbles to Reduce CO2 Emissions

NYK and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. are to begin experiments on an air-lubrication system to reduce CO2 emissions during marine transport. Jointly developed by the two companies, the system effectively

Management Change at Davie Yards

Davie Yards Inc. (TSX:DAV) announced that Alain Tanguay has tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation, effective February 26, 2010, to pursue other career opportunities. The Corporation has begun a search for a new CFO.

MOL Carriers Rescue Students

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its woodchip carriers Hokuetsu Delight and Crystal Pioneer searched for survivors of a training ship 550 km southeast of Rio de Janeiro in the South Atlantic, and rescued all 64 who had been aboard,

Offshore Wind Demo Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a notice stating that it intends to prepare a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC Offshore Wind Demonstration Project for construction of up to three power generating wind turbines within Pamlico Sound,