Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement; First Air Warfare Destroyer on builder’s trials

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Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement
September 26, 2016 — Kirby Inland Marine L.P. has agreed to pay $4.9 million in Clean Water Act civil penalties and to implement fleet-wide operational improvements to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel (168,000-gallon) oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.

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VIDEO: First Air Warfare Destroyer on builder’s trials
Built around an Aegis combat system modified for Australian needs, the ships are based on the Navantia designed F100.

Kotug Smit tackles Ghent recycling plant fire
A pair of Kotug Smit Towage tugs received a call from the Ghent port authority, requesting assistance in fighting a fire at an iron and steel recycling plant at the port.

MacGregor to hold hackathon in Hamburg
A “hackathon” is an event where software developers, graphic designers, service designers, business developers and the host collaborate on innovative new concepts that solve the challenges provided by the hosting company.

Composite construction Water Bus starts trials
The Damen Water Bus has a slender hull, less weight than a traditional aluminum ferry vessel and low resistance, ensuring the vessel is fuel efficient.

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