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GulfMark Offshore to file for bankruptcy

On Tuesday, GulfMark Offshore Inc. announced that it had signed an agreement on a financial restructuring that will be implemented through a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.The Houston-based offshore service vessel operator said the restructuring will strengthen the company’s competitive and financial position. Holders…

Navy may not get money to buy two carriers at a time

As members of Congress work on a blueprint for 2018 defense spending, they have plenty to consider when it comes to nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.Virginia lawmakers and the Navy are pushing for language to authorize the purchase of two carriers at once. A bulk purchase would save money over time, they say. It would provide certainty to Newport News Shipbuilding…

EnvironMolds Donates Reproduced Parts to Restore Grand Old Sternwheeler

SUMMIT, N.J., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mold and casting materials company EnvironMolds has taken on a specialized reproduction project for the Ohio History Connection. The company announced that it will be reproducing pieces of specialized parts designed to help restore the only intact, steam-driven sternwheel towboat in America. The Project Restoring the W.P. Snyder Jr. SternwheelerThe W.P.

USS Somerset commissioned by U.S. Navy in Philadelphia; ship honors 9/11 victims

PHILADELPHIA — A total of 12,035 tons of steel went into the making of the United States naval fleet's newest ship — the USS Somerset.But 25 tons of that steel comes from the wreckage of one of the planes that crashed during the 9/11 attacks, giving its name and the commissioning on Saturday much more meaning.The ship was officially commissioned for use in the U.S.

Maersk regional head calls for more high quality Peruvian ports

Tech giants and SoftBank commit to 14,000km Pacific subsea cable

SoftBanks latest investment will see it join forces with some of techs biggest names to lay a subsea cable spanning the Pacific Ocean.As part of one of the most ambitious connectivity efforts in years, Japanese telecoms and investment giant SoftBank has announced it will team up with Facebook, Amazon and a number of other tech companies to lay a subsea cable across a distance of 14…

Amazon and Facebook involved in US-Japan cable scheme » Digital TV Europe

November 1, 2017Amazon and Facebook are part of a powerful consortium building a new underwater cable that will connect America, Japan the Philippines and help deliver live and Ultra HD video.The high-capacity Jupiter Cable system will follow a new transpacific route and is scheduled to be service-ready by early 2020 timing…

A balancing act - OE Digital

Balancing digitalization, decommissioning, and a need to remain relevant and the lower “for the foreseeable future” scenario made for a complex range of topics at SPE Offshore Europe 2017.Bob Dudley. Photo from SPE Offshore Europe. The industry has worked hard to improve efficiencies and cut costs but, more needs to be done to ensure long-term health…

Efforts aim to limit the spread of fire ants in the US | Lubbock Online

They sting, damage crops and wildlife, and are extending their range in the United States.Imported fire ants are unwelcome guests here, and careless plant shipping helps them spread.A colony was discovered this spring in palm trees sent from Florida to Delaware, a state where the stinging insects have not yet become established.Two…

New Freedom Boat Club location set to open in Ponte Vedra

By Benjamin NaimA new Freedom Boat Club location is set to open in Ponte Vedra this month after holding a ribbon cutting ceremony with the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Ponte Vedra Beach Division in mid-October. Founded in 1989 in Sarasota, Freedom Boat Club is the oldest and largest boat club in America with locations across the country.

The F-35 May Not Deliver

Richard LevineSecurity, AmericasA U.S. Air Force pilot navigates an F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing into position to refuel with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 336th Air Refueling MoreThe F-35 program is a turning point in defense research, development and procurement.Turning Point: The F-35 May Not DeliverDuring WWII…

(DRQ) is unchanged at $41.50 Dril-Quip, Inc. Announces Results for

Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ):Dril-Quip, Inc. Announces Results for Third Quarter 2017. In the market the company is trading unchanged by 0.00% percent from yesterday’s close. Dril-Quip, Inc. (Dril-Quip), launched on August 12, 1997, designs, manufactures, sells and services engineered drilling and production equipment. The…

The farcical story of Scotland's ill-conceived colony in the jungle

The Pan-American Highway is a vast network of roads that stretches for 19,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, on the north coast of Alaska, to Ushuaia, the worlds most southerly city. It passes through 17 countries, providing an unbroken link from the 70th parallel north to the 54th parallel south... with one exception: the Darién…

Maersk's Barbara Pratt built her laboratory inside a moving shipping container to study cold storage

Shortly after graduating from Cornell University, Barbara Pratt was hired in 1977 by shipping company Sea-Land (now Maersk) to build a laboratory inside a standard shipping container. For years she traveled around the world inside of it, figuring out how best to ensure that perishable goods remained fresh on long journeys.

Secretary LaHood Announces $9.98 Million to Strengthen U.S. Shipyard Competitiion

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to pay for modernizations that will increase productivity and help the country’s small shipyards compete in the global marketplace. “In cities and towns across America, shipyards are creating jobs and keeping our nation's economy growing," said Secretary LaHood.

Find Home Design Trends at the Fort Lauderdale Home Show « CBS Miami

November in South Florida means less rain and cooler temperatures, making Fall the best time to begin some home improvement projects. Whether you are changing the décor or ready to renovate, the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show has it all. Take advantage of special show savings, scope interior design trends and transform your home in time for the holidays!

Edited Transcript of SKF B.ST earnings conference call or presentation 31-Oct-17 1:00pm GMT

Q3 2017 AB SKF Earnings Call50 Goteborg Oct 31, 2017 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of AB SKF earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:00:00pm GMTTEXT version of Transcript================================================================================Corporate Participants================================================================================*…

Scary or sacred? Witches' Castle in Utica has conflicting histories | News

UTICA Legend says that a coven of witches used to live in the crumbling stone structure hidden in the trees of Uticas riverside. The other bucolic residents didnt like the women and they burned down their home, earning the eternal ire of the sorceresses and giving their former house the infamous Witches Castle monicker.

Rowan Cos. Plc (RDC) Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Rowan Cos. Plc (NYSE:RDC)Q3 2017 Earnings CallNovember 01, 2017 11:00 am ETExecutivesCarrie Prati - Rowan Cos. PlcThomas Peter Burke - Rowan Cos. PlcMark A. Keller - Rowan Cos. PlcStephen M. Butz - Rowan Cos. PlcAnalystsIan Macpherson - Simmons & Company InternationalHaithum Nokta - Clarksons Platou Securities, Inc.Gregory Lewis - Credit Suisse Securities (NYSE:USA) LLCSean C.

Pier 33 Marina to Host Marine Technician Training Workshops Presented By Marine Career Training Inst

The Marine Career Training Institute of North America (MCTINA), has announced dates and technical training courses for the 2018 National Marine Service Expo. NMSE ’18 will be in St. Joseph, MI Jan. 23 thru 26 at Pier 33 Marina. This is the first time that the National Marine Service Expo will be held outside of Florida…