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Ship Repair: Inside the $60m Refit of RV Roger Revelle

The R/V Roger Revelle pictured at sea for a 10-day

This month MR dives inside the $60 million refit of RV Roger Revelle, a project which leverages a treasure trove of ‘lessons learned’ from recent refits in the academic research vessel fleet and highlights the value of slimming the vendor list.

China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

(File photo; William Colclough / U.S. Coast Guard)

China passed a law on Friday that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could make the contested waters around China more choppy.China has maritime

Biden's Transportation Secretary Pick Buttigieg Supports the Jones Act

Pete Buttigieg (Photo: U.S. Senate)

Pete Buttigieg, President Joe Biden's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Transportation, has voiced his support for the Jones Act, a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States.

Shipbuilding

Interview: Tim Leach, Glosten, Discusses Efficient Refit by Design

RV Roger Revelle in drydock. Image courtesy Gloste

From 3D laser scanning to Computational Fluid Dynamics, an efficient and successful major mid-life

DNV GL Awards AIP to KSOE for Wing Sail Propulsion

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Classification society DNV GL said it has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea

Expedition Cruise Ship Ocean Victory Ready for Sea Trials

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Expedition cruise vessel Ocean Victory, under construction at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China

Contracts

Cashman to Expand Its Fleet with New Hopper Dredge

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Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., LLC said it has signed a design contract with IHC

Sovcomflot, Total Ink Timecharter Deal on LNG Transport

Igor Tonkovidov, President and CEO of PAO Sovcomfl

PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) and Total have concluded a time charter agreement for up to seven years

MARAD Green Lights Two More NSMV Builds

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on Tuesday authorized the

Technology

Inmarsat Milestones: 10k Ships with Fleet Express Installed, 'Fleet Data Academy' Launched

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Ship data consumption is booming, and as digitalization and data trends increasingly drive the

ABS Grants AIP for DSME’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

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Classification society ABS informs it has granted approval in principle (AIP) to solid oxide fuel

Arklow Chooses Satcom Global Aura VSAT

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Ireland headquartered ship owner and charterer Arklow Shipping has contracted communications

Legal

Biden Administration Suspends Federal Oil and Gas Permitting

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The Biden administration has temporarily suspended oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal

Biden Administration Names Lessley as MARAD Deputy Administrator

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Lucinda Lessley has been named Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Biden Announces Return to Global Climate Accord, New Curbs on US Oil Industry

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced America's return to the international Paris

People & Company News

V.Group Hires Sprotte as CEO of Ship Management

Bjoern Sprotte (Photo: V.Group)

Ship management company V.Group has announced the appointment of Bjoern Sprotte as chief executive

Boluda Towage Acquires Iskes Towage & Salvage

Iskes tug Ginger (Photo: Iskes Towage and Salvage)

Boluda Towage SL on Thursday signed an agreement to acquire Iskes Towage & Salvage's port towage

Fruergaard to Take Over as CEO of Pacific Basin

(Photo: Pacific Basin Shipping)

Hong Kong-headquartered dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin announced Wednesday that Martin

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