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MARAD Tests Alternative Power for Ships

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The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is testing state-of-the-art, environmentally efficient technology onboard the Training Ship (TS) Kennedy.   The National Defense Reserve Fleet vessel was provided

Saipem Awards BMT Riser Monitoring Contract

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BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT) was selected by Saipem to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for the Total Egina development located 150km off the coast of Nigeria. Riser integrity

Arctic Oil: Bourbon to Enter Arctic Market in 2016

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Bourbon plans to enter the growing Arctic Offshore market in 2016 with a new Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel built by the Vard shipyard. This AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) was specially designed for operations in polar waters,

Shipbuilding

Keppel FELS to Build $240m Jackup

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Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel

Mitsubishi Exits Cruise Business; Books $357m Loss

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced its decision to book an extraordinary loss from its cruise ship business in the company's consolidated financial results for the

Wärtsilä Propulsion Equipment for 2 Fishing Vessels

Lunar Fishing

Two new 78 metre purser/trawler fishing vessels being designed and built at Karstensen Shipyard

Contracts

PDVSA Splits Algerian Crude Discharge

The tanker Carabobo carrying Algerian light crude to Venezuela has finished unloading at Jose terminal and has set sail to the Caribbean island of Saint Eustatius

Wärtsilä, Diesel United Renew Pact

Martin Wernli, Vice President, 2-stroke, Wärtsilä Ship Power and Takashi Nakanishi, President of Diesel United

Wärtsilä and Diesel United Ltd in Japan have signed a ten-year renewal of their co-operation

IMCA Inks Pact with China's CDSA

Photo: Jane Bugler, IMCA Technical Director

During meetings held at the China International Diving, Salvage and Offshore Summit 2014

Technology

IMarEST Acquires HA

L-R  Tim Sydenham, Business Partner for Research and Innovation at Plymouth University; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor David Coslett; Professor Simon Handley, Head of the School of Psychology; and IMarEST’s Chief Operating Officer Paul James.

IMarEST has  announced its acquisition of Plymouth University’s Hydrographic Academy (HA).

Ship Emissions: Chevron Lube Gains Key Approval

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A new Chevron Marine Lubricants 100 BN cylinder oil, which is designed to offer ship owners the

GAC Starts Hull Cleaning Op'ns in Oman

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GAC EnvironHull hull cleaning operations using the brush-and-diver-free HullWiper system starting

Legal

Italy Ending Med Sea Rescues

Rights groups warn of risk of more deaths; EU mission Triton will have more limited scope. Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Extend Strike Deadline

The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.m.

Total CEO: EU Must Fight US Crude Export Law

First major public appearance of new Total head; he challenges European politicians to fight US ban. The new head of French energy major Total challenged Europe to fight

People & Company News

U.S. Drillers Cut Rigs to Lowest since August

Energy companies have reduced the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States to the lowest since August, shifting more rigs in favor of natural gas as crude prices dive

Nova Oceanographic Center Adds Guy Harvey

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Artist, scientist and conservationist offers generous financial gift to aid Undergraduate and

Exxon Capex Won't Exceed $37 billion

The recent slide in crude oil prices has not affected Exxon Mobil Corp's plans to spend a little less than $37 billion over the next several years, an executive told investors on