NTSB reports on expensive hang up of oil barge on lock sill; Thai GDMA exec extradited as “Fat Leonard” probe continues

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Glosten
NTSB reports on expensive hang up of oil barge on lock sill

When the bow of a tank barge got caught up on the sill of a lock gate as the water level was sinking, the lock was put out of service for 18 days and the bills that came in totaled about $4.4 million. Full Article

Mororka
Thai GDMA exec extradited as “Fat Leonard” probe continues

A years’ long bribery scandal that rocked the Navy continues to wind its way through the courts. Full Article

JA Moody
Shell to charter in ten LNG-fueled VLCC newbuilds

Shell today signed agreements with International Seaways and two other tanker companies to charter in 10 newbuild crude tankers powered by dual-fuel LNG engines. Full Article

Bristol
$5 billion “moon shot” proposal for shipping decarbonization

IMO urged to set up R&D fund financed through $2-per-ton mandatory level on marine fuel. Full Article

Elliot Bay Design Group
First U.S.-built Chartwell 24 CTV goes to work

Blount-built Jones Act CTV goes to work for Atlantic Wind Transfers on Dominion Energy contract. Full Article

NCP
VIDEO: Vard delivers second Coral Expeditions ship

Vard’s Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam has delivered the second of two Vard 6 01 design expedition cruise vessels ordered by Australia’s Coral Expeditions. Full Article

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