Hong Kong: SITC International Holdings has confirmed an order to build two 1,800 teu container vessels at Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corp.

Singapore: John Fredriksen is continuing his newbuilding binge with Singapore-listed Golden Ocean Group ordering two newbuilding 60,000 dwt supramaxes from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU).

Singapore: Singapore-based Otto Marine has sold a multi-purpose field support and ROV support vessel for about $50m to RY Offshore Limited.

Singapore: Malaysia-based offshore vessels shipbuilder Nam Cheong scored a $72.1m deal to sell six vessels for two of its existing customers.

London: Lloyd’s Register has released a guidebook to advise on the management of asbestos, which, it says, offers “considerable room for improvement.”

Singapore: Four people were injured, and three are missing after a fire at Tanoto Shipyard in Singapore.

Guangzhou: China State Shipbuilding Corp unit Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) saw 2012 net profit plunge 98% to RMB10.33m ($1.66m) from RMB518.33m previously as newbuilding prices fell and costs rose.

Hong Kong: As flagged, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries sunk into the red in 2012 turning to a full-year net loss of RMB572.58m ($92.11m) from a RMB1.72bn profit the year before.

Ulsan: South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) received a letter of award for a $1.3bn order for a floating production unit (FPU) and a $700m order for a tension leg platform (TLP) from Total E&P Congo on Tuesday.

Taipei: Taiwanese state shipbuilder CSBC Corporation's net profit in 2012 plummeted sharply as the yard failed to boost its orderbook.

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