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UAE-based rig manufacturer Lamprell reported $66.5m net profit in 2015, a very healthy result although not matching the $93.2m that the company recorded in what it described as an ‘exceptional’ 2014. 

Rolls-Royce has outlined its vision of a land-based control centre for unmanned ships, including the use of shipboard drones, in a video released today.

A vessel impairment of $71m pushed Topaz Energy and Marine to a $58.5m loss in 2015, versus $52.1m profit in 2014.

Sovcomflot (SCF) booked $354.5m in profit in 2015, a year-on-year increase of more than four-fold compared to $83.9m in 2014.

Cyber-threats, crewing practices and increasing activity in the Arctic could all pose major safety and security threats in the coming years, an Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report has warned.

Norway’s Songa Offshore has filed $65.8m in counterclaims against Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), in a dispute over semi-submersible rigs Songa Equinox and Songa Endurance.

Hellenic Carriers is mulling de-listing from AIM - the London Stock Exchange market for smaller, growing companies - after its losses doubled to $33.9m 2015 from $16.9m the previous year.

Car carrier Höegh Osaka, which developed an uncontrollable list off Southampton in January 2015, fell victim to miscalculations on weight, ballast levels and centre of gravity, according to a Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report.

Sovcomflot (SCF) technical management subsidiary SCF Unicom recently marked its 25th anniversary with a reception in Limassol last week.

Tanker operator Euronav booked a $350m profit in 2015, its best since 2008, in what ceo Paddy Rodgers described as a “landmark year”.

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