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MAY 2013

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international Strike at Hong Kong Port Over Pay Employees at Hongkong International Terminals Ltd. (Hong Kong, China) went on strike to call for an increase in pay, Bloomberg reported. Dock workers at the port are calling for a 20 percent increase in pay to refect rising infation. Hong Kong is experiencing its worst economic disparities since 1971 as costs go up for consumer goods and real estate. Indonesian Shipping Company Seeks Protection from Creditors PT Berlian Laju Tanker (Jakarta, Indonesia), a shipping company, has fled for protection from United States creditors, Reuters reported. According to U.S. bankruptcy law, a foreign company may ask for a safeguard against a creditor attempting to seize its assets in the U.S. The court hearing came after a deal to restructure the company's $1.9 billion debt. The shipping company was struggling fnancially due to an increase in fuel costs and weakening freight rates. AKA and KOTUG Collaborate On Hybrid Advanced Rotortugs Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) of Owen Sound, Canada, announced its most recent collaboration with KOTUG International (Rotterdam, Netherlands) for the newbuild construction of two hybrid advanced Rotortugs. The partnership will provide the next generation of hybrid Rotortugs for KOTUG's feet on behalf of Elisabeth Ltd., based in Gzira, Malta. Given its active green policy, KOTUG was keen to incorporate AKA's XeroPoint Hybrid technology in its newbuild program. MacGregor Secures Two 100-Tonne AHC Offshore Cranes for Malaysian Shipbuilding Group A Malaysian shipbuilding and chartering group has taken up its option for two more 100-tonne active heave-compensated offshore cranes from MacGregor, part of Cargotec Corp. (Helsinki, Finland). This contract follows an identical one placed last year by the same company. ClassNK Approves First Application of NSSC 2120 to Tankers in Japan ClassNK (Tokyo, Japan) has approved the frst application of duplex stainless steel NSSC 2120 on vessels in Japan. Tankers built by the Japanese shipyards Sasaki Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Hiroshima, Japan) and Hakata Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Hakata-cho, Japan) were applied with the duplex stainless steel, which was manufactured by Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corp. (Tokyo). The two domestic vessels, a chemical tanker and an oil tanker, were launched in January. VideoRay and WFS to Promote Pro 4 seatooth Wireless Data Gathering Capability VideoRay (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) and WFS Technologies (West Lothian, Scotland) announced a co-marketing agreement to promote their Pro 4 seatooth wirelessly en- DEEPINGENUITY PROLIFICSOLUTIONS ROCK-SOLIDPERFORMANCE SCHEDULE YOUR FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TEST TODAY VISIT US AT BLUEFINROBOTICS.COM AND LEARN MORE www.sea-technology.com MAY 2013 / st 61

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