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IHC Merwede launches first of five pipelayers

September 27, 2013—IHC Merwede has successfully named and launched the pipelaying vessel Sapura Diamante in a ceremony at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The 550 t pipelaying vessel—ordered by Sapura Navegação Marítima, a joint venture between SapuraKencana and Seadrill—is the first in a series of five fully integrated offshore vessels that will be completely designed, engineered and built by IHC Merwede.

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USCG exercises FRC option with Bollinger

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USCG exercises $250.5 million FRC option with Bollinger

September 26, 2013—The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a contract option worth $250.7 million with Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA, for the production of six Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) and deep insurance spares. The six FRCs will be delivered in 2016. The option brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 24 and the total value of the contract (to date) to $1.1 billion.

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Bell Helicopter Showcases Bell 429 at Monaco Yacht Show 2013, Announces Agreement for First VIP Bell 429 in Switzerland

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MONACO (September 26, 2013) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its participation in the 23rd annual Monaco Yacht Show, held September 25-28. Bell Helicopter will showcase a spacious and versatile Bell 429 in corporate configuration aboard the 247 ft. (75.4 m) superyacht, Northern Star, with exclusive access for attendees.

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