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Gladding-Hearn begins construction on CTV for Patriot Offshore

MA, United States

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding (Duclos Corp.), Somerset, Mass., has started construction on its first crew transfer vessel (CTV) for Patriot Offshore Maritime Services LLC, New Bedford, Mass.. The CTV will operate year-round, roundtrip service from New Bedford for 24 wind farm technicians and cargo to support Vineyard Wind’s construction, operation and maintenance of an 800-MW wind farm 15 miles off the coast… Read More

ISS issues RFP to construct North America’s first zero-emissions towboats for Zeeboat, LLC

NY, United States

ISS is soliciting proposals from U.S. shipyards for the construction of up to four fully-electric towboat hulls, the first zero-emissions towboats to serve North American waters. The bespoke design eliminates diesel engines onboard the vessel, with 100% of power supplied by high-energy-density battery cells. The towboats will be constructed for New York-based Zeeboat, LLC, who… Read More

NOAA requests proposals for design and construction of new ocean survey ships

United States

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals from U.S. shipbuilders for the design and construction of new ships for the agency. The new vessels will primarily support NOAA’s coastal, continental shelf and deep ocean data collection requirements. The solicitation, which opens today and closes on August 16, 2022, is for a firm, fixed-price… Read More

Callan Marine’s 28” General Bradley Launches

TX, United States

General Bradley Joins Callan Marine’s CSD Fleet in Morgan City Ceremony GALVESTON, TX – May 18, 2022 – Callan Marine ceremoniously christened its newest fleet asset, the 28” cutter suction dredge named The General Bradley in Morgan City, Louisiana this Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The General Bradley will immediately commence work at the Port Bolivar… Read More

Australia, US and UK Joint Mission Tests Autonomous Naval Technologies

World ,

Over the next 11 days, Australia in cooperation with the United States and the United Kingdom is conducting joint exercises at sea and its naval college, HMAS Creswell, testing the newest technologies in autonomous warfare. This Royal Australian Navy (RAN) led Exercise will test and evaluate uncrewed, robotic and autonomous systems in Jervis Bay, in… Read More

U.S. Coast Guard, Desperate For New Polar Icebreakers, Eyes A Used Ship

United States

As America’s Polar Security Cutter Program faces increasing delays, the U.S. Coast Guard is seeking to buy a commercially available icebreaker. Envisioned as a short-term gap-filler as the Coast Guard’s last remaining heavy icebreaker, the 46-year-old USC SC -1.7%GC Polar Star (WAGB-10) ages out, the Coast Guard is eying the used icebreaker market. Though the used icebreaker market is vanishingly small,… Read More

All American Marine Delivers Second 87’ Innovative Catamaran for Major Marine Tours

AK, United States

All American Marine (AAM) has completed construction, launched, and delivered the Skana, a 150-passenger hydrofoil-assisted catamaran for Major Marine Tours. This is the second delivered to Major Marine Tours by All American Marine in two years, and a sister ship to the Spirit of Matushka, delivered in the Spring of 2021. This vessel will also operate out of… Read More

Empire Wind Selects Edison Chouest Offshore to Provide Plug-In Hybrid Service Operations Vessel

NY, United States

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has awarded a long-term service operations vessel charter agreement to US marine transportation provider, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The plug-in hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) will be the first in the US offshore wind sector capable of sailing partly on battery power. The… Read More

MOL and CAEM signs a contract for development and use of new Marine Exhaust Treatment System for car carriers in California

CA, United States

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that MOL has agreed a contract to provide the funds for Clean Air Engineering Maritime, Inc (CAEM; Head office; California, U.S.A), a ship-auxiliary generator exhaust treatment company, to develop a new-generation Marine Exhaust Treatment System (Drawing 1) for use on MOL operating car… Read More

Vigor Successfully Completes Largest Ship Repair Project in Its History, USS McCampbell

OR, United States

Vigor has completed a comprehensive modernization of USS McCampbell (DDG 85) at Swan Island, sending the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer on to its new homeport at Naval Station Everett, Wash. The 18-month, more than $155 million project was the largest ever completed by Vigor’s Ship Repair team, and the largest of its kind at Swan… Read More

DEME and Barge Master Introduce a High Tech Feeder Solution for U.S. Offshore Wind Market

NETHERLANDS , United States

DEME Offshore US has taken a major step forward in the further development of a US Jones Act compliant feeder solution for the upcoming offshore wind projects by entering into a long-term agreement with Barge Master. The two companies will work closely together to develop motion compensation technology which will be deployed in a pioneering… Read More

HII launches Virginia-Class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)

VA, United States

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 28, 2022 — HII (NYSE:HII) announced today that Virginia-class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and… Read More

Viega press fittings gain additional NAVSEA approval

United States

Viega, the first press fitting system to meet the standard for use on U.S. Navy combat ships, has won approval for additional components to be used onboard. Last year, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the use of Viega MegaPress CuNi press fittings in sizes 1⁄2″ to 2″ to be used in surface combatant… Read More

Greenbrier Gunderson Marine shipyard launches new 620teu barge ‘Haleakala’ for Matson

OR, United States

Matson has invested more than $1 billion in new vessels and infrastructure at its hub terminal in Honolulu to support its Hawaii service Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Greenbrier Gunderson Marine christened and launched a new flat-deck container barge in a ceremony at the Greenbrier Gunderson Marine shipyard… Read More

VIDEO: Largest high-speed ferry in the U.S. showcases Furuno electronics

LA, United States

Delivered in December, Seastreak Courageous, the largest capacity high-speed ferry in the U.S., is guided by quality Furuno marine electronics. Built by the Midship Marine shipyard in Harvey, La, the 720-passenger vessel boasts many upgrades from earlier designs in the Seastreak fleet including a comprehensive suite of Furuno electronics, installed by Michael Matta and his… Read More

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