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45 Tonne Bollard Pull ASD Tug Delivered

Soco (ex-Ulupinar VIII), the third of three newbuilding Robert Allan Ltd. design 45 tonne bollard pull compact ASD tugs, has been delivered by Sanmar Denizcilik Makine of Istanbul, Turkey to Caucedo Marine Services, Ltd.

Latest LNG Carrier for GDF Suez

According to a Feb. 22 report from Lloyd’s List, French energy group GDF Suez has taken delivery of its newest liquefied natural gas carrier, the 154,200 cu m GDF Suez Point Fortin. The vessel is reportedly

Dockwise Results, Q4 & Full Year 2009

Dockwise Reported Financial highlights Q4 2009 Adjusted EBITDA of USD 42.1 million, with margin at 36% (Q3 2009: 43%); Net profit of USD 2.8 million before non-recurring items:     Deal & financing-related net cash costs of USD 4.

Newman Transocean CEO in March

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced the effective date for Steven L. Newman to become CEO is March 1, 2010. As previously announced, Newman will succeed Robert L. Long, who is retiring as CEO. In keeping with current corporate governance best practices,

World Finance Shipping Awards 2010

Over the last two years, credit markets have experienced contraction, deleveraging and reduced liquidity, and governments have taken highly significant measures in response to such events. The U.S. Securities

MarineSTAR System for Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas has completed her maiden voyage sailing from the STX shipyard in Turku Finland to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Fla., to commence a series of winter cruises in the Caribbean.

USACE Port of LA Crude Oil Terminal

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for development of a marine oil terminal at Berth 408 on Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles.

Proposed Alaska OCS Exploration Findings

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a notice announcing the availability of two Environmental Assessments (EAs) and associated Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs) for oil and gas exploration activities proposed on the Alaska outer continental shelf (OCS).

Port Management Software,U.S. Market

German-based INPLAN GmbH, specialist in Port Management software, has entered a co-operation with Logistics and Port Management Americas LLC (LPMA), Needham, Mass., to develop the American market. The operator of container terminals, LPMA will coordinate INPLAN sales activities in the United States.

MOL Drills on Emergency Response

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the company has completed a practice drill based on the scenario of its training ship Spirit of MOL being involved in a collision, fire, and oil spill incident just off Manila on February 18.

Damen’s Stan Tug 1205

The development of the Damen Stan Tug range of workboats has a history that dates back to the formation of Damen Shipyards in 1969. In those early days, among the most important standard designs for serial production were the Pushy Cat and original versions of the Stan Tug.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 23

1822- Congress authorized the Revenue Cutter Service to protect the natural environment by preventing "scoundrels" from cutting live oak, needed for cutters and Navy vessels, on Florida public lands. 1837-Congress