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VIDEO: Florida shipyard launches landing craft for Bahamas Ferries
VIDEO: Florida shipyard launches landing craft for Bahamas Ferries
August 10, 2017 — Designed for service among the Bahamian islands, the 190 ft vessel launched by St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, FL, is ideally outfitted for Caribbean transportation. She features a forward, hydraulic bow ramp and offers 6,400 square feet of cargo space.

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Oman Sail team celebrate top five Fastnet Race finish in competitive Class 40 division

Pictures of the Sultanate of Oman Class40 race yacht skippered by Sidney Gavignet during the start of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race Credit Lloyd Images

Oman Sail’s Class 40 team are celebrating a competitive top five finish in the challenging Rolex Fastnet Race after completing the 605-mile course in a little over three days.

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Kleven finds new buyer for newbuild; Two Houston Pilots to receive IMO award for exceptional bravery

Kleven finds new buyer for completed newbuild
Kleven finds new buyer for completed newbuild
August 9, 2017 — Norway’s Kleven shipyard has found a buyer for its Yard no. 379. The Marin Teknikk MT 6015 design offshore multipurpose vessel has gone to an unnamed “international player.” It was originally ordered by a Malaysian customer.

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NAT Announces TC arrangements with major oil companies.

Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT”) announced today that it has entered into two Time Charter arrangements (TCs) with Shell Oil for a period of 18 months for each vessel, commencing in August/September this year. The terms of the confidential contracts include upside for both parties as well as downside protection. NAT now has three TCs with Shell.  NAT has six TC arrangements with large oil companies – from three months up to 18 months.  In addition to TCs for ExxonMobil and Shell, we do business with major oil companies in the West and in the East.  

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U.S. Coast Guard issues Jones Act build and rebuild guidance; Floating dry dock will be largest in Baltic

U.S. Coast Guard issues Jones Act build and rebuild guidance
U.S. Coast Guard issues Jones Act build and rebuild guidance
August 8, 2017 — In the latest Maritime Fedwatch from law firm Winston & Strawn, partner Charlie Papavizas dispels some of mystery surrounding the ways in which the U.S. Coast Guard determines what can and what cannot be done to a U.S.-built ship, using foreign components or in a foreign shipyard, without forfeiting its Jones Act privileges.

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One third perfect, two thirds to work on for Team ENGIE

PRESS RELEASE – MONDAY, AUGUST 07, 2017

One third perfect, two thirds to work on for Team ENGIE

We have said it over and over again, the extremely high level of racing is unforgiving. Sébastien Rogues and his Team ENGIE crew are only too aware of this, finishing overall in 7th place in the third event of the GC32 Racing Tour. Still looking for their first major victory on this constantly demanding circuit, Team ENGIE’s foiling catamaran nevertheless had a good start to the competition, even taking the lead at the end of the first day of racing. But the exceptional level of their international competition leaves no room for the slightest error.

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Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series team head to Hamburg on a high

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act4. Barcelona, Spain. Pictures of Oman Air Sailing Team skippered by Phil Robertson with team mates Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski racing close to the city of Barcelona on day 2 of racing.
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The Oman Air team are heading into the second half of the Extreme Sailing Series on a high after rebooting their campaign with an emphatic victory last time out.

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Russian trawler duo to have Wartsila propulsion package; Master fined after failing breathalyzer test

Russian trawler duo to have Wartsila engines, propulsion systems
Russian trawler duo to have Wartsila engines, propulsion systems
August 7, 2017 — Two new fishing trawlers being built for Murmansk, Russia-based Nord Pilgrim Ltd. will be fitted with Wärtsilä engines and complete propulsion packages, including the propulsion control system. The ships are to be built at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia. The 80 m long trawlers will be reinforced to Ice 3 class, thereby enabling them to extend their fishing operations in the Barents Sea and North Atlantic.

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