Edison Chouest Offshore’s new 300 ft Class PSV
September 26, 2014—Back in May, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA, delivered the Ms. Charlotte, the first in a series of four 300 Class deepwater platform supply vessels for Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Galliano, La. The 4,999 dwt Ms. Charlotte is one of seven vessels—four 300 ft Class and three 270 Class platform supply vessels—acquired by ECO from Bee Mar, LLC, Broussard, LA, a vessel operating unit of Bollinger Shipyards.
K-Line cops plea, agrees to $67.7 million fine
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line), has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $67.7 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers, and rig bids of international ocean shipping services for roll-on, roll-off cargo.
DDG 1000 marks another milestone
NAVSEA reports that the Navy’s Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to achieve key shipbuilding milestones. The first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt, completed ship generator light-off on September 23.
Panama Canal Authority issues Ebola advisory
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an Advisory to Shipping (No. A-22-2014) on Measures for the Prevention and Protection against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Siem to acquire German shipbuilder FSG
German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) said yesterday that it has a new owner: Norwegian controlled, Cayman Islands registered Siem Industries, Inc.