Kirby to acquire Savage tank barge and towboat fleet; All American Marine awarded Phase I deal for MLB SLEP program

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Kirby to acquire Savage tank barge and towboat fleet

The company said it will pay $278 million in cash and the assumption of leases for fleet consisting of 90 inland tank barges with approximately 2.5 million barrels of capacity and 46 inland towboats. Full Article

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All American Marine awarded Phase I deal for MLB SLEP program

As Coast Guard’s fleet of 47-foot motor lifeboats nears the end of its 25-year service life, work starts on program to add another 20 years to their lifespan. Full Article

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Damen converts 2013-built PSV into a fish feed carrier

The less than seven-year-old offshore industry vessel is being extensively rebuilt to carry feed to fish farms. Full Article

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Brazilian-built PLSV gets contract after being in lay-up since 2018

DOF Subsea reports that Skandi Vitoria has won a two-year contract from TechnipFMC. Full Article

Offshore wind: Port of Virginia and Ørsted in lease agreement

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam hails agreement as “a big step towards making Virginia a leader in wind energy and offshore wind manufacturing.” Full Article

IMO 2020: Debunkering deadline looms

“Owners have a little over a month in which to arrange to debunker high sulfur fuel and would be best advised to start planning those operations (if not already in hand) now,” law firm cautions. Full Article