USDOT’s Maritime Administration Announces $9.98 Million in Grants to Small
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $9.98 million in
grants to 13 small shipyards throughout the United States to help modernize
facilities, increase productivity, and help make the country’s small
shipyards more competitive in the global marketplace.

U.S. Files Lawsuit Against Shipyards for Material False Statements Made to
the Coast Guard
WASHINGTON – The United States has filed suit in U.S. District Court in
Washington, D.C., against Bollinger Shipyards Inc., Bollinger Shipyards
Lockport LLC and Halter Bollinger Joint Venture LLC, the Justice Department
announced. The suit alleges that Bollinger, which is headquartered in
Lockport, La., made material false statements to the Coast Guard under the
Deepwater Program.

Transocean: Offer to Acquire 100% of Aker Drilling
Transocean Services AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:
RIG) (SIX: RIGN), announced an all cash voluntary offer for 100 percent of
the shares of Aker Drilling ASA for NOK 26.50 per share.

Ecospeed and the RRS Ernest Shackleton
When British Antarctic Survey’s RRS (Royal Research Ship) Ernest Shackleton
was drydocked recently in Denmark, the superintendent, engineers and paint
specialists there to check the condition of the hull paint were amazed.

Ship Operating Costs Under Immense Pressure

Piracy: Second Red Sea ‘Mass Attack’ Suggests New Trend

EMAS Wins Chevron Contract

USS New Orleans, 11th MEU Train to Combat Piracy

Rolls-Royce Wins 15m Brazilian Order for Offshore Supply Vessels

ABB Inaugurates New Azipod Manufacturing Base in Shanghai