Shells pulls out of Alaska; Coast Guard nabs another drug sub

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Vard gets $100 million order for Topaz twosome
September 28, 2015—Vard Holdings has won contracts worth over $100 million for the design and construction of two Subsea Construction Vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine.

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Shell pulls out of Alaska
Shell has decided to end its drilling program because of high costs and “the challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory environment in offshore Alaska.”

Coast Guard nabs another narco sub
The Coast Guard interdicted a drug sub on August 31 carrying around 15,000 pounds of cocaine.

Port captain uses drone to speed cargo hold inspections
A port captain has started using a drone fitted with a small video camera to speed up cargo hold inspections.

Kenya frees car carrier after undeclared UN arms found
Höegh Transporter has finally been released from detention in Mombasa, Kenya.

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