Foss tug tows disabled Russian vessel to safety

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Marinette Marine launches LCS 7

October 20, 2014—The Lockheed Martin-led industry team has launched the Navy’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the Detroit, into the Menominee River at shipbuilder Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC). The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, wife of U.S. Senator Carl Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship’s bow just prior to the launch.

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Foss tug tows disabled Russian vessel to safety
The Barbara Foss was towing the 9,405 dwt Russian cargo vessel, Simushir, which lost power late Thursday night off the west coast of Haida Gwaii.

Carnival Cruise Line passenger tests negative for Ebola
Healthcare authorities boarded the cruise ship to conduct a final health screening of the lab worker from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has been at the center of an Ebola scare.

LNG America and Buffalo Marine to cooperate
The agreement will incorporate Buffalo Marine’s logistical, commercial, and administrative expertise regarding bunkering operations with LNG America’s experience with LNG as fuel for high horsepower applications.

Virginia awards ferry design contract to Alion Science
According to Laurie Simmons, VDOT spokesperson for the Hampton Roads District , the new ferry is expected to be similar in design to the 1995-built Pocohontas, VDOT’s newest, largest capacity boat.

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