Ørsted to acquire Deepwater Wind; USCG and FDNY respond to tanker disabled by engine room fire

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Ørsted to acquire Deepwater Wind for $510 million
October 9, 2018 — Danish headquartered Ørsted A/S, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind farms, has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind for a purchase price of $510 million.

 

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Gondan launches powerful hybrid icebreaking escort tug
The 36 m vessel has a hull structure that exceeds Finnish-Swedish ice class rules and is capable of breaking 1 meter of ice at a speed of up to 3 knots.

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USCG and FDNY respond to tanker disabled by engine room fire
The ship was loaded with asphalt and was bound for New York Harbor.

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French court charges U.S. master and Carnival with sulfur violation
The charges follow a March 29 port state control inspection of the Azura in Marseille when sampling indicated that the cruise ship was using fuel with a sulfur content of 1.68 percent.

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American Cruise Lines’ new modern riverboat starts inaugural voyage
Built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding, American Song is the first ship in American Cruise Lines’ new modern riverboat series; the second ship in the series, American Harmony, is already well under construction.

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PG Flow Solutions BWTS picked for live fish carrier
HPG Flow Solutions AS is to supply the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for a wellboat (live fish transporter) that Norwegian shipyard Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted is currently constructing for Hordalaks AS.