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Petrobras Cancels Offshore Vessel Leases – Schahin

+-*Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras canceled leases with Schahin Petroleo e Gas SA for five offshore oil drilling and production vessels after a cash crunch forced the ship leaser to remove the equipment from service for nearly a month, Schahin said on Thursday.




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Nice Moves – Hybrid Tug RT Evolution Shows Its Stuff During Escort Trials

+-*Check out this video of escort trials for KOTUG’s new hybrid tug, RT Evolution. Built by Damen Shipyards, RT Evolution is 32-meter hybrid next-generation ART80-32 Rotortug designed by Rotortug B.V. in the Netherlands and Robert Allan Ltd in Canada. The tug is one of three hybrid Rotortugs operated by Netherlands-based KOTUG. RT Evolution will operated […]

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Maersk Containership Rescues Hundreds of Migrants Off Libya – Again

+-*  A 147-meter Maersk containership took aboard hundreds of migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea in the second such incident for the vessel in less than a year. Maersk Line revealed details of the rescue on Thursday. The company said that on April 9, the MV Maersk Regensburg was sailing from Al Khoms, Libya […]

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Remi Eriksen – Class Society DNV GL Appoints New CEO

+-*  International classification society DNV GL has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President and Chief Operating Officer. Eriksen is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring August 1 after 9 years in the role. Remi Eriksen was appointed by DNV GL’s Board of Directors following an extensive search that began in October […]

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