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Progress on Port Everglades Dredging Must Continue | Opinion

FL, United States

It wasn’t that long ago when the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and other South Florida business interests worked hard to amend the federal Water Resources Development Act to begin a major dredging and widening project at Port Everglades. Our efforts to ensure that these infrastructure improvements continue have moved to a new front…. Read More

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Gulf Island Shipyards starts construction on Rhode Island research vessel

LA, United States

Construction officially began yesterday in Houma, La., on the 199′ research vessel Resolution, a new research ship being built at Gulf Island Shipyards and for the University of Rhode Island. The Regional-class research vessel (RCRV) will support scientific studies such as the tracking of ocean currents, ocean-atmosphere interactions, climate-induced changes in the oceans, fish migration,… Read More

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VT Halter Marine Details Coast Guard Icebreaker Bid

MD, United States

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Coast Guard’s next icebreaker is based on a German research vessel, features a unique Finnish propulsion design and is driven by American diesels, shipbuilder VT Halter Marine told USNI News on Tuesday. Ron Baczkowski, the shipyard’s chief executive, outlined the Polar Security Cutter design the company is set to build… Read More

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W&D two-tug Moran contract includes options for eight more

CT, United States

Washburn & Doughty (W&D)(, East Boothbay, Me., reports that it has executed a new vessel construction contract with Moran Towing Corporation, of New Canaan, Conn., to build two 86’ x 36’ ASD-Type Ship Assist and Escort Z-Drive Tugs, with options to build up to eight additional vessels. The first two 86’ tugs will be delivered… Read More

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Innovative Underwater Camera System Provides Unique View of Alaska’s Murky Depths

AK, United States

Accurately capturing and recording an underwater ecosystem is a difficult task and one made more difficult when it involves the deep, cold and dark waters of Alaska. This is the challenge presented to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District and Matt Ferguson, a biologist with the Environmental Resources Section in the Civil… Read More

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$1.5 million to fight flooding and climate change in Hampton Roads will go to these six startups

VA, United States

Six new concepts to fight sea level rise and climate change will be coming to Hampton Roads after the state recently announced $1.5 million in grants to a half-dozen companies. Nearly a year ago, the local non-profit RISE gathered dozens of entrepreneurs, experts, university professors and representatives from MIT at the Slover Library to hone… Read More

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Savannah District Completes Dissolved Oxygen System for SHEP Mitigation

GA, United States

On February 14, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District completed construction of the Dissolved Oxygen Injection System on Hutchinson Island and began testing the plant to verify proper operation. The Speece cones at the Hutchinson Island Dissolved Oxygen Plant, which can process about 150 million galls on water per day. As part of… Read More

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Ross Labs Adds Echogram Transmission to 825C Sounder

WA, United States

Ross Labs, LLC has upgraded its 825C single beam sounder to include Ethernet transmission of echograms — digitized analog data — to the HYPACK Single Beam Editor program. “This feature allows the transfer of the echogram data to Hypack Survey in real-time so it can be displayed, time-synced and stored along with the other raw… Read More

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Microsoft Joins Tech Race to Clean Up Shipping With Big Data

NY, United States

Cargo ships brace for cleaner fuel requirements, higher costs Hitachi, NVIDIA also backing startups designed to improve data At noon every day — when the sun is directly overhead — the world’s fleet of commercial maritime ships report their position, speed and weather conditions. It’s the primary way ships track how much fuel they’re burning… Read More

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A Sneak Preview of the NEW VALEPORT PRODUCTS ahead of 2019 Ocean Business

United Kingdom

Leading UK manufacturer of underwater measuring equipment, Valeport, will be unveiling an exciting collection of new optical sensors at this year’s Ocean Business exhibition. Read on to find out about the NEW PRODUCTS VALEPORT will be showcasing at their booth M1 at Ocean Business ’19. A Sneak Preview of the NEW VALEPORT PRODUCTS ahead of… Read More

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Seattle startup ioCurrents raises $5M to bring big data to the high seas

WA, United States

For Cosmo King, maritime data is both personal and professional. King grew up sailing in Virginia and is now the owner of “Northern Lights,” a vintage Coronado 41 sloop that he restored. He’s also the CEO and co-founder of Seattle startup ioCurrents, which today announced a $5 million investment to grow its platform for collecting… Read More

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Good Man, Big Heart, Big Texan – Great American Dredger

TX, United States

Randy Boyd, president of RLB Contracting based in Port Lavaca, Texas is a fighter. He’s a dredger and marine construction entrepreneur. Proud and strong, Randy Boyd, takes on the risk and keeps his workers employed rebuilding equipment for the Jones Act dredging industry. Last year, on April 17, 2018, RLB Contracting’s JONATHON KING BOYD (JKB)… Read More

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Ellicott Major Projects Group Releases New Video About Large Custom Cutter Dredges

MD, United States

Our latest company video, “Ellicott’s Major Projects Group,” highlights Ellicott’s commitment to building a reliable heavy-duty dredge. In addition, viewers will have an opportunity to see our team in action as they work together to produce a dredge that exceeded our customer’s expectations. Ellicott Dredges, one of the oldest and most successful global dredging manufacturers… Read More

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Caterpillar AVD™ Scalable Power System Provides Superior Fuel Savings

IL, United States

Caterpillar Marine has introduced the Advanced Variable Drive (AVD™), a fully-integrated hydro-mechanical propulsion system that can be customized for any engine application large or small, including dredges, auxiliary vessels and river towboats. The AVD incorporates a planetary gear set that allows seamless clutch engagement of main engines, auxiliary engines, or both to provide a scalable… Read More