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Marine Predator Evolution Tracks Ancient Ocean Changes

This marine scene shows an assortment of marine tetrapods that lived in Cretaceous oceans near the end of the "Age of Reptiles," including a sea turtle, an early flightless marine bird, a large mosasaur and a long-necked elasmosaur. (artwork by Karen Carr)

Smithsonian scientists show how repeated marine predator evolution tracks changes in ancient and anthropocene oceans   For more than 250 million years, four-limbed land animals known as tetrapods have repeatedly conquered the Earth’s oceans.

Hands Across the Water

The Metal Shark 165 Defiant, which is an offshore patrol vessel based on Damen’s Stan Patrol 5009. This is one of the Damen designs which will be built at Metal Shark’s Franklin yard.

U.S. firms leverage Netherlands-based Damen Shipyard’s vessel designs and technical support. For nearly 40 years, Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands has licensed its vessel designs and technical support to yards owned by other companies.

Arctic Offshore Rig Gets USCG Escort

(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Port Angeles)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) crews escorted heavy lift ship Blue Marlin as it toted a controversial 38,000-metric-ton drilling rig into Port Angeles, Wash., Friday. Blue Marlin, Dockwise’s 674-foot semi-submersible heavy lift ship,

Shipbuilding

Vigor’s Tacoma Yard Delivers Breasting Barges to Foss

Photo courtesy of Vigor Industrial

Vigor Industrial expands its newbuild capacity in Washington; Tacoma yard delivers three breasting

New Milling Disc from IN.MOTION

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IN.MOTION Technology Distribution, LLC, announced the launch of a new milling disc designed for

Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Sen. Inhofe

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) today hosted Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.   The senator, a military veteran

Contracts

Icebreakers Ordered for Neft’s Novy Port Project

Image: Aker Arctic

Aker Arctic’s icebreaker design selected for Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port project   Aker Arctic and

Kvichak Wins Contract to Build Two Ferries

Image courtesy of Incat Crowther

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Industrial Company, was awarded a contract by the Water

CWind Orders Four Crew Transfer Vessels

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has placed an order for four new crew transfer vessels from Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC)

Technology

Transocean's Latest Fleet Update

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Transocean Ltd. today issued a comprehensive Fleet Status Report which provides the current

Keppel Post 1Q 2015 Results

Shell's Depletion Compression Platform

The Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited have reported the following unaudited results of the

Variable Bore Rams is 35

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Variable Bore Rams, Inc. (VBR), one of the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ram and

Legal

Texas House Approves Gutting Municipal Fracking Bans

The Texas House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday that would give the state the exclusive right to regulate the oil and gas industry, and gut the power of municipalities

Argentina Launches Lawsuit Against Falklands Oil Drillers

Argentina announced on Friday it had started legal proceedings in one of its own courts against five British and American companies drilling for oil and gas in the Falkland

Schahin Files for Bankruptcy Protection in Wake of Scandal

Twenty-eight units of Brazilian engineering firm Grupo Schahin filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday as fallout from a corruption scandal at key client Petróleo Brasileiro SA

People & Company News

Hempel CEO Jullien Plans Retirement

Pierre-Yves Jullien (Photo: Hempel)

Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in

BP Shareholders Back More Disclosure on Climate Change Risks

BP shareholders voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to publish regular updates on how its strategies were affecting climate change from next year, making it one of the first global

British Independent Energy Supplier in Stake Sale Talks

Independent British energy supplier Ovo Energy, one of the leading challengers to the country's big-six energy groups, is in talks to sell a minority stake in a deal that would