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Ulstein Debuts Heavy Lift Designs

ULSTEIN HX104 heavy lift vessel design

  Ulstein introduces the HX103 and HX104 designs, DP3 vessels with heavy-lift capability and large outreach combined with a large open deck space and accommodation for 350 and 500 people. With the

US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

A view of Havana, Cuba. Photo: Shutterstock/claffra

 The United States Treasury Department has authorized passenger ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century, in a major step in improving relations between the two countries.

Seattle Gums Up Shell's Arctic Ambitions

Photo by ShellNo Action Council‎

 Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit before hosting rigs.    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray,

Shipbuilding

Japan to Hand Over Data Ahead of Australia Submarine Bid

Japan will agree this month to give Australia classified submarine data, an unprecedented step signalling Tokyo's intent to join competitive bidding to sell Canberra a fleet of

VT Halter Launches Barge for Bouchard Transportation

Photo courtesy of Bouchard Transportation

Bouchard Transportation Co., announced the launch of Barge B. No. 270, the first of two

Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma on BWM

Ballast water management. Picture by DNV GL

The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations (comprising BIMCO, the International

Contracts

Modernization for Two Swedish Icebreakers

Protacon, a company based in Jyväskylä, Finland, informs it has received an order from Swedish Maritime Administration for the modernization of electric and automation systems of

Proserv Delivers Opening Phase of Record Contract

Photo: Proserv

Proserv has completed the first phase of one of its largest contracts yet to provide subsea

Oil Bulls Drive Crude to 2015 High

U.S. crude stocks fall by 1.5 million barrels - API. Oil prices rose more than a dollar to 2015 highs on Wednesday, as a month-long rally gained further impetus from a fall in U.S.

Technology

M-I SWACO Unveils Fluid, Cuttings Separator

SCREEN PULSE Fluid and Cuttings Separator

M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, announced today the release of the SCREEN PULSE fluid and

ENSCO 110, ENSCO 104 Contracted for UAE & M.E.

ENSCO  104

Ensco plc has entered into a three-year contract with NDC for a new premium jackup, ENSCO 110.

Van Oord Develops Deep Dredging Solution

Van Oord has developed deep dredging solutions

Over the past few years, Van Oord has developed a new technique for dredging at great water

Legal

US Navy Settles Environmental Violations

A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Navy will help reduce potentially harmful discharges of ozone-depleting substances and ensure the safe

Rowan Revenue Jumps on New Rig Performance

Rowan Companies Plc's quarterly profit more-than doubled, helped by revenue from three new ultra-deepwater rigs. The company's revenue rose 45 percent to $547 million for the

Maersk Issues 'letter of undertaking' to Iran

Maersk Line said on Wednesday it had provided a letter of undertaking in relation to uncollected cargo that has led to the seizure by Iranian authorities of the vessel Maersk

People & Company News

Carstens: Mexico Needs to Implement Energy Reform ASAP

Mexico's landmark energy sector opening needs to be implemented as soon as possible, the country's central bank governor Agustin Carstens said on Wednesday

Oil Train Derails in North Dakota, Small Town Evacuated

A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Wells County, North Dakota on Wednesday, according to local media reports. Five tank cars came off the rails

Libya's Coast Guard Detains Almost 600 African Migrants

Libya's coast guard detained on Wednesday almost 600 illegal African migrants, among them pregnant women and 18 children, who had tried to sail to Europe on a fishing boat