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House Seapower panel set to add second destroyer to Navy budget

United States

The House Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces today released its proposals for the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The subcommittee will meet tomorrow for its mark up of the bill and it looks set to follow the Senate Armed Services Committee’s example in passing a version of the FY 2022 NDAA that… Read More

Senate Armed Services adds a second destroyer to Navy budget

United States

The Senate Armed Services Committee has passed a version of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act that puts back the second Arleigh Burke class destroyer that the Navy had cut from its request. It also provides an additional $270 million for a further expeditionary fast transport vessel. There’s also pushback against the Navy’s plan… Read More

Gladding-Hearn builds new class of launch for Maryland pilots

MD, United States

The Association of Maryland Pilots has taken delivery of a new class of pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Mass., called the “Baltimore Class” after the pilots’ base of operations at the Port of Baltimore. With a length overall of 48’6″, beam of 15.6′, and draft of 4′, the all-aluminum pilot boat features… Read More

Corps Dredge “Potter” has active schedule in Upper Mississippi River

MS, United States

CHANNEL MAINTENANCE DREDGING USACE Dredge Potter Upper Mississippi River mile 0 – 300 1. Commencing on 9 July 2021 and continuing until further notice, the US Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Potter will perform channel maintenance dredging at various locations on the Upper Mississippi River from mile 0 to 300.0. 2. The Dredge Potter’s has… Read More

Conrad Shipyard Hosts GLDD for Multicat Steel Cutting Ceremony

Louisiana and Texas , United States

Morgan City, LA: Conrad Shipyard hosted a Steel Cutting Ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) at its shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. The ceremony signifies the start of construction of two Damen-designed Multi-Cat vessels, the first Multi-Cats to be built in the U.S. Deliveries are scheduled for Q3 and Q4 of 2022…. Read More

OMSA deploys Jones Act enforcement vessel

United States

The Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA) is to use a vessel that it has named the Jones Act Enforcer to gather video and photographic evidence of Jones Act violations. Evidence of violations will be submitted to authorities, made public and shared with the media. The Jones Act—which requires seaborne cargo shipped between two U.S. points… Read More

New NPS vessel has a full suite of Furuno electronics

LA, United States

The recently delivered National Parks Service passenger/utility vessel Annie Moore is outfitted with a complete suite of Furuno navigation electronics at its state-of-the-art helm. The 74-foot all-steel vessel was designed and built by TAI Engineers and constructed at Aluma Marine in Harvey, La. It serves the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and is named… Read More

NOAA Vessel Completes Successful First Trial for New Echosounder

FL, United States

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has reported that its new EM 304 MKII high-resolution deepwater multibeam echosounder system has just successfully completed its first trials on board the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer in the waters off the coast of Florida. Okeanos Explorer is the first vessel in the world to be fitted with the EM 304 MKII… Read More

VIDEO: Elon Musk gives sneak peek at new drone ship

United States

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to share video of the new SpaceX drone ship, but didn’t give many details. However, reports are that it was converted from a former McDonough Marine Services deck barge, the MARMAC 302, and that name can still be seen painted on its bows and stern in the video. You… Read More

World’s Most Advanced Autonomous Research Vehicle Completes Ocean Crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii

HI, United States

HONOLULU, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The uncrewed, autonomous, Saildrone Surveyor will arrive in Hawaii today after a groundbreaking maiden voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu. While ocean crossings are nothing new for Saildrone’s autonomous surface vehicles, the Saildrone Surveyor is a new, much larger class of vehicle optimized for deep-ocean mapping. During the 28-day voyage,… Read More

Crowley Will Build and Operate the First Fully Electric U.S. Tugboat

FL, United States

Zero Emissions Ship Assist and Escort Tug eWolf to Serve Port of San Diego Pioneers of innovative, high-powered ship assist tugboats, Crowley Maritime Corporation will lead the next generation of industry sustainability by building and operating eWolf, the first all-electric powered harbor tugboat that can complete a job without expending a drop of fuel. “The… Read More

Gladding-Hearn Starts Construction Of New Launch For Galtex Pilots

TX, United States

A Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system will give a launch now building for the Galveston-Texas City Pilots a top speed of over 30 knots while burning less fuel than their existing boats. The vessel will be the pilots’ fourth launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Mass. Delivery is scheduled for late 2022. With a… Read More

3D Model Class Process Used In Barge Modification

AK, United States

A barge modification project carried out by Valdez, Alaska, headquartered Stillwater Marine Services LLC for Brice Marine has been completed using the ABS 3D model-based class process. The barge has undergone a bulwark modification on its aft deck section. Stillwater Marine submitted the modification design to ABS’ New Orleans engineering office in 3D model format…. Read More

New app lets Alaska mariners report real-time changes in the marine ecosystem

AK, United States

Fishermen are the ears and eyes of the marine ecosystem as a changing climate throws our oceans off kilter. Now a new phone app is making sure their real-life, real-time observations are included in scientific data. The new Skipper Science smartphone app, released June 18, comes from the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island in… Read More

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