Navy awards GD Electric Boat $2 billion contract mod; MAN ME-GI engines in EPS newbuilds will feature new LNG fuel supply solution

March 20th, 2019 — The award modifies a contract awarded in 2017 that provides funding for long lead time material for steam and electrical plant components, main propulsion unit and ship service turbine generator efforts and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical system components. This modification brings the overall contract value to approximately $3.2 billion.

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Nordic American Tankers Ltd (NYSE: NAT) – Comments on Scrubbers

Nordic American Tankers Ltd (NYSE: NAT or the “Company”) communicated its view on the new Sulphur requirements, effective from 2020 in our Press Release October 24, 2017 and in a NAT conference call held February 20, 2019. The Company is steadfast on its decision that scrubbers are not a solution for NAT based upon a conservative financial policy. NAT does not take on risk it does not have to.

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March AsianYachting Grand Prix News

March 2019 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2018-19 AYGP Microsite

2018/2019 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Goto 2018-19 AYGP micrositeAYGP – The Best of the Best in Asian waters…
By AY MultiMedia
March 20th 2019: Although regatta entries are generally on the decline and less boat owners are moving around, to compete on multiple events, the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings keeps rolling along. This is a unique scoring system to Asian waters, that annually grades big boat Skippers and Yachts throughout the season, into a performance based scoring system. Although the Standard Insurance Subic Bay Int. Regatta didn’t produce anyone rising to the top of the rankings, it did introduce nine new Skippers and Yachts to the pointscore and some big movements in the AYGP Rankings. With five wins under their belt, Ridgely Balladares PSA 1, dominated the Far East 28R class to become the Highest AYGP Scorer at the SBC Regatta.

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Newport News installs upper mast of CVN 73; Woodside Energy tenders for LNG bunkering vessel

ML Daily March 18th
March 18th, 2019 — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has reached a highpoint in its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The shipyard installed the final piece of the ship’s new main mast which raises the ship’s distinctive profile 123 feet above the flight deck. The RCOH now is 50 percent complete.

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GGR Day 260. Istvan Kopar finish ETA 09:00 UTC 21st March


 MEDIA ALERT: Istvan Kopar due to reach Les Sables d’Olonne finish at 09:00 UTC on 21st March

Dateline: 18/3/2019 Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 Puffin making good progress towards the Les Sables d’Olonne finish line today.

This will be Istvan’s second circumnavigation – and probably the toughest.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston pictured by Bill Rowntree on April 22 1969 at the finish of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Sir Robin, now 80, recounts his story on BBC Radio 4

Day 260: At 04:00 UTC today, American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 yacht Puffin was within 250 miles of the finish line and expected to reach Les Sables d’Olonne around 09:00 UTC on Thursday 21st March.

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Bouchard takes delivery of a further ATB; Navy issues RFI for Large Unmanned Surface Vessels

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March 15th, 2019 — M/V Evening Breeze left VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula Shipyard facility on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, and will meet and pair up with B. No. 252 before sailing to join Bouchard’s fleet service in New York. The 4,000 hp Evening Breeze meets U.S. EPA-Tier 4 requirements, measures 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler System.

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