Oman Air delivers major report on progress and future plans

OmanAirPress ConferenceMuscat, 28th September 2016: Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, has delivered a key report on the airline’s progress and plans for continued expansion. Mr Gregorowitsch’s update was provided at a major press conference, held on 27th September 2016 in Oman Air’s Catering hall near Muscat International Airport.

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General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Fourth ECO Class Product Carrier to American Petroleum Tankers

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, September 26, General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the fourth vessel in a series of five ECO Class product tankers under contract with American Petroleum Tankers. The Bay State was delivered during a special signing ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA.

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From Under the Sea to Up in the Air: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Underwater Unmanned Aircraft Launch from Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

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Lockheed Martin successfully launched Vector Hawk (left), a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), on command from the Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV, at right) during a cross-domain command and control event hosted by the U.S. Navy. Image courtesy Lockheed Martin.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In a testament to the versatility and adaptability that its unmanned systems bring to complex missions, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully launched Vector Hawk, a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), on command from the Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) during a cross-domain command and control event hosted by the U.S. Navy. In addition to Marlin and Vector Hawk, the Submaran, an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) developed by Ocean Aero, provided surface reconnaissance and surveillance.

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Passenger vessel, ex. patrol boat Orion Two.

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KBV 271, Tullskär

Ex. Coast Guard vessel in very good condition. Currently registered passenger in Poland with certificates for 24 passengers. Two Volvo TAMD 121, 1988 main engines. Approximately 21 knots top speed. Refitted and certified in Poland, new passenger areas, toilet facilities and fine woodwork.

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Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas

 
Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas
Hamble, Hampshire, UK 
 
Report: Jonty Sherwill
Images: Chris Gillingham
 
The inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta got off to a glorious start over the weekend of 24-25 September with a big entry, big parties, and big weather to match. A total of
65 boats ranging from two tiny Herreshoff gaffers to the mighty Swan 65 Desperado put on show the most inclusive range of classics of recent Solent-based regattas.

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Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement; First Air Warfare Destroyer on builder’s trials

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Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement
September 26, 2016 — Kirby Inland Marine L.P. has agreed to pay $4.9 million in Clean Water Act civil penalties and to implement fleet-wide operational improvements to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel (168,000-gallon) oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.

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Training inspectors to boost domestic ship safety in the Pacific

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IMO and the Pacific Community (SPC) are supporting enforcement of ship safety standards in the Pacific region with a two-week training exercise for flag State inspectors, in Suva, Fiji (19-28 September). Fourteen technical officers are being equipped with the skills to verify ship conditions and equipment, and to ensure compliance with the relevant international and regional ship safety standards. There are around 2000 registered domestic vessels providing transport between the many islands in the region.

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