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In Pictures: Superyacht Vava II - Superyachts

By Gemma Fottles, photos by Giovanni Romero / SuperYachtPhoto.comLaunched in 2012 in Plymouth, England, the impressive six deck 96 metre superyacht VavaII is the very last vessel to be produced by the British shipyard Devonport before the company was acquired by Pendennis. She features naval architecture by Devonport, exterior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon…

Republicans love firefighters. But firefighters aren’t too sure about the Republicans.

At a cattle call for prospective presidential candidates on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Republican hopefuls couldnt say enough good things about the members of one powerful public sector union: the firefighters."God bless firefighters, said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), gazing out upon a sea of burly first responders seated at long tables in a hotel ballroom.

Cruise Ship Internet is Getting Faster and Cheaper, Providers Say

PHOTO: Cruise passengers are accessing the Internet more than ever. Shown is the FunHub on Carnival Dream and four other Fun Ships. (Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)Is cruise ship Internet access faster and less expensive now? It is, based on information released by two shipboard communications providers.MTN Communications…

State lawmakers: Offshore drilling could bring thousands of jobs - | Charleston, SC

It could bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to South Carolina, but those against offshore drilling say that would come at the risk of harming marine life. Congressman Jeff Duncan says thousands of jobs could be created because of the work that goes into drilling on and off the shore. On Wednesday, Duncan along…

Community News: Thursday, March 5, 2015

The 2015 St. Patricks Day on Main Festival will be 4:30-9:30 p.m. March 17 in downtown Rock Hill.The festival will kick off with a lone bagpiper and will feature live Irish/Celtic music from the Federal Clan Kings and Carolina Ceili, an Irish/Celtic folk band from Asheville, Irish dancers from Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing and Rince na hEireann Dance School of Traditional Irish Dance…

Houston Ship Channel closed for second day

Ships waiting to transit the Houston Ship Channel increased as the waterway remained closed for a second day following a vessel collision.As of 0600 local time on 11 March, 37 vessels were waiting to enter and 30 were waiting to exit the channel, considered America's busiest gateway for the petroleum industry.A 7.2 km (4.5…

Nigeria, Angola And Ghana Account 87% Of Subsea Market

According to the latest Infield Systems report, Nigeria, Angola and Ghana projected to account for 87 per cent of West Africas capital expenditure (capex) demand.The Interim Subsea Market Report says that in the global oil and gas industry, subsea is used to describe the exploration, drilling and development of oil and…

ABC Congratulates 2015 National Craft Championships Winners, Craft Instructor and Craft Professional

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of its National Craft Championships and named its Craft Instructor of the Year and Craft Professional of the Year during the Careers in Construction awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ceremony took place March 6 at the conclusion of ABCs Workforce Development Conference.Washington, D.C.

Southern Maryland home sales - The Washington Post

These sales data, recorded by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, were provided by Black Knight Financial Services. For home sales elsewhere in the Washington area, go to CountyBROOMES ISLAND AREABroomes Island Rd., 8851-Bank of New York Mellon to Jan Cardona and Teresa Karmenzind…

Beach Haven authors return from Cuba

Leer es crecer, To read is to learn, is the motto of the Havana International Book Fair. See more photos on page 4.(Photo: COURTESY NJ MARITIME MUSEUM)Since President Barack Obamas announcement that relations between Cuba and America are reopening, many have wondered what Cuba is like today.Beach Haven residents Deborah Whitcraft and Gretchen Coyle can tell them.
In this Aug. 29,1991, photo, Tommy Thompson, left, stands at the helm of the Arctic Explorer as Bob Evans, center, and Barry Schatz look on in Norfolk, Va. Thompson, a deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive, has returned to Ohio to face the investors he's accused of bilking out of millions of dollars in gold. [Associated Press]

Fugitive treasure hunter leaves Florida, returns to Ohio for legal fight

In this Aug. 29,1991, photo, Tommy Thompson, left, stands at the helm of the Arctic Explorer as Bob Evans, center, and Barry Schatz look on in Norfolk, Va. Thompson, a deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive, has returned to Ohio to face the investors he's accused of bilking out of millions of dollars in gold.

First Call Rating Update on Willis Group Holdings Limited

Willis Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:WSH): First Call has given a rating of Buy to Willis Group Holdings Limited, according to the consensus released by the firm.Willis Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:WSH): The stock price is expected to reach $ 47.64 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 11.

Subsea Control Systems Market by Types, Application, Components & by Region- Global Trends and Forec

NEW YORK, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report estimates the subsea control systems market, in terms of market size. The market has been segmented into types (underwater & topside), applications (production, processing, & others), components (subsea control module, umbilical termination assembly, umbilical, master control systems…

Back to base: Cutter Alert returns after two-month patrol off Central and South America

»  Local NewsPublished:March 11, 2015 7:44AMJOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily AstorianThomas Anderson waves to his father, Cmdr. Brian Anderson, as the Coast Guard Cutter Alert prepares to dock in Astoria Sunday. Buy this photo JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily AstorianCmdr. Brian Anderson greets his children aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alert after returning to Astoria Sunday.
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Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 Security

Built by Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 Security is a versatile patrol vessel designed for patrolling in exclusive economic zones (EEZs).DSCT completed the construction of two FCS 5009 patrol vessels in January 2015. The vessels are first of their kind to be built in South Africa for use within Africa.

Keystone isnt the only pipeline proposal out there High Country News

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Senate failed to override President Obamas veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial projects fate in the presidents hands. Obama has said he will make a final decision once the State Department finishes its assessment of whether or not the pipeline is…

Inland Marine Expo (IMX) at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo -- FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 11, 2015 /PRNe

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Inland Marine Expo will be held at Union Station from 15 to 17 June and registration is now underway at IMX is an "annual trade show for the inland and intra-coastal marine transportation industry." Be sure…

First Call Rating Update on Dril-Quip, Inc.

Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) has received a Buy rating from First Call in their declaration. The rating agency has disclosed the information in the equity research recommendation.Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ): 10 Brokerage firm Analysts have agreed with the mean estimate for the short term price target of $86.7 in Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ).
Charles A. Robertson (center) receives the America and the Sea Award in New York City on Nov. 5. Pictured with Robertson are Mystic Seaport president Steve White (left) and Board Chairman J. Barclay Collins (right).

Mystic Seaport honors American Cruise Lines founder

Posted on November 25th, 2014Charles A. Robertson (center) received the America and the Sea Award from Mystic Seaport on Nov. 5 in New York. He is shown with Mystic Seaport president Steve White (left) and board chairman J. Barclay Collins. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport/Dennis A. Murphy.Mystic Seaport honored Charles A.

Vessel Combating Illegal Narcotics Returns Home

By MarEx 2015-03-10 09:45:00 The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, one of the Coast Guard’s newest vessels, is scheduled to arrive at Naval Station Mayport at 8 a.m., Sunday.The crew of the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter seized nearly $40 million worth of illegal narcotics in the Eastern Pacific Ocean early in their recent counter-drug deployment.