Former Keppel Shipyard exec faces corruption charges
Singapore media report that a former Keppel Shipyard senior procurement officer, Neo Kian Siong, was charged with 395 offenses involving corruption and money laundering.
GAO reports on USCG polar icebreaker plans
In a report released yesterday, the GAO looks at the status of the U.S. Coast Guard’s polar icebreaking fleet, at its heavy polar acquisition program and its plans to extend the life of its icebreaker Polar Star to bridge the gap until the first new vessels are delivered.
Samsung Heavy books order for six MSC mega box ships
In a regulatory filing, South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co, said it had won a 1.1 billion-won (US$968 million) deal to build six containerships for delivery by the end of 2019.
Passed over for promotion, Pacific Fleet commander will retire
Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet since 2015, has been passed over for promotion to the more senior post of Commander, U.S. Pacific Command and has submitted a request to retire.
HHI books very large order for Very Large Ore Carriers
The ships will be designed as LNG-ready eco-friendly ships and equipped with a ballast water management system and a scrubber.