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Malacca Strait Claims New Lives

Malacca Strait Claims New Lives

Three people died, with eight still missing, when an overcrowded boat carrying Indonesian migrant workers heading home for the coming Eid-ul Fitr, sank in the Malacca Strait off southern Malaysia, the Malaysian Insider reports.   Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency managed to save ten passengers from the capsized boat off Johor, Malaysia. “An intense sea and air search […]

ACM-Braemar Merger Moves Ahead

ACM-Braemar Merger Moves Ahead

ACM Shipping Group (ACM) announced that at a hearing held on Wednseday, the High Court of Justice in England and Wales sanctioned the scheme for a recommended merger pursuant to which Braemar will acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of ACM.   The merger is still dependent on the formality […]

USCG Back at Bollinger for More

USCG Back at Bollinger for More

The U. S. Coast Guard has awarded a USD 255 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La. for the production of six more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).   This option award brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 30, with a current contract value of USD 1.4 billion. The FRCs […]

Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Deckhands in Port Hedland have voted to take industrial action, after failing to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with tugboat operator Teekay Shipping.   In a secret ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, 98% of Maritime Union of Australia members voted to take action. The members endorsed an unlimited number of 2 hour […]

Crowley First to Order Mitsui’s ME-GI Engines

Crowley First to Order Mitsui’s ME-GI Engines

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  has received the first order for electronically controlled gas injection diesel engine (ME-GI) from Crowley Maritime Corporation.   MAN B&W 8S70ME-C8.2-GI will be installed on 2 x 2,400 TEU + 400 vehicles ConRo ships to be built by VT Halter Marine Inc. ME-GI is a diesel cycle dual fuel engine based […]

Christening of LNG Hybrid Barge Set for SMM

Christening of LNG Hybrid Barge Set for SMM

Visitors of this year’s SMM trade fair in Hamburg will be given a special treat, as an LNG Hybrid Barge is scheduled to be christened during the fair, Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems announced.   “We have developed special drive systems for this and are happy to be presenting our LNG Hybrid Barge at SMM,” said […]

Fleet Clear-Out at Frontline

Fleet Clear-Out at Frontline

Frontline Ltd. has agreed with Ship Finance International Limited to terminate the long term charter parties for the 1999 built VLCCs Front Opalia, Front Comanche and Front Commerce. Ship Finance has simultaneously sold the vessels to unrelated third parties.   The charter parties are expected to terminate in the fourth quarter of 2014. The decision […]

Van Ord Boasts Order Intake

Van Ord Boasts Order Intake

Van Oord has won two orders in Brazil and the Bahamas, worth a combined worth EUR 100 million ( USD 134.6 million).   The activities involve dredging work for the construction of a new shipyard in Aracruz, Brazil. The client is Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard from Singapore. […]

Singapore Sees New Eco Partnership

Singapore Sees New Eco Partnership

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of global marine and offshore classification services, and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation.   Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime R&D in the […]

N-KOM, GIS Seal USD 110Mln Offshore Deal

N-KOM, GIS Seal USD 110Mln Offshore Deal

Gulf Drilling International Limited (GDI), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS),  has awarded two contracts worth USD 110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N- KOM), a joint venture shipyard between Nakilat and Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).   The first contract is for the construction of a self-propelled and self-elevating liftboat, […]

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