Schettino returns to Concordia “as a defendant”

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Commandant delivers his final State of the Coast Guard address

February 27, 2014—U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered his final State of the Coast Guard address at Coast Guard Headquarters, St. Elizabeths Campus, Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Papp provided an overview of programs and issues of the last four years and also looked ahead to what the Coast Guard may face in the future. Emphasizing that this year the Coast guard became the first military service to achieve a clean financial audit, Papp remarked that the Coast Guard provided a sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars, an “achievement that required an all hands effort across the




Schettino returns to Concordia “as a defendant”
Though Captain Francesco Schettino did not return to Costa Concordia when ordered to by a Coast Guard official on the night the cruise ship grounded, today he was back on board accompanying experts during an authorized inspection.

BC Ferries orders cable ferry
BC Ferries has awarded Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards of North Vancouver a $15 million contract for the construction of a new cable ferry to service its Buckley Bay–Denman Island route.

Sembcorp Marine books jack-up, drillship orders
Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has signed two contracts for US$540 million each to build two drillships with options for three additional units from a subsidiary of Transocean.

Sure Wind takes delivery of second Damen newbuild
Sure Wind is a specialist in the German offshore wind market and now has ten dedicated wind farm service and crew transfer vessels.

Crowley promotes Scott Hoggarth
Hoggarth has been promoted to vice president, West Coast harbor ship assist and tanker escort services—he will be responsible for marine operations and engineering functions, as well as commercial results for Crowley’s tug services offered in major U.S. West Coast ports.

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