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Canadian Coast Guard dedicates third interim icebreaker


The Canadian Coast Guard yesterday held a dedication for service ceremony to officially welcome the second of three interim icebreakers, CCGS Jean Goodwill, to its fleet. The vessel, originally delivered by Havyard Leirvik A.S., Hordaland, Norway, in 2011, is one of three former offshore AHTS ships — Viking II, Balder Viking and Vidar Viking —acquired by Davie Shipbuilding in Lévis, Quebec, from… Read More

Svitzer Tugs Reduce CO2 Emissions by Slow Steaming to and from Jobs

World ,

The shipping industry is discussing slow steaming as a means of reducing emissions and beginning to meet CO2 reduction targets for long-distance ocean routes. Now comes word from A.P. Moller-Maersk’s tugboat operations, Svitzer, that it has been able to achieve similar results for its tugboats during a trial program that they are rolling out across… Read More

MudCat 115c Dredge Installed at Hannibal Marina Boat Ramp

MO, United States

The boat ramp at the Hannibal marina was closed from 7-10 a.m. Friday for the installation of dredging equipment. Dredging will begin in October. A nine-ton piece of equipment was placed with the help of a large crane, according to Hannibal Parks and Recreation officials. The Mud Cat MC 115D Dredge and accessories were purchased… Read More

DARPA moves to next phase of unmanned surface vessel project

United States

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving into Phase 2 of the No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program. The aim is to build and demonstrate a revolutionary new medium unmanned surface vessel (MUSV) that can go to sea and perform missions with unprecedented reliability and availability, while carrying a significant payload. The agency… Read More

CUSTOM DREDGE WORKS Announces the Delivery and Launch of a 12″ Electric Cutter Suction Dredge for YORK BUILDING PRODUCTS

MD, United States

Custom Dredge Works is excited to announce the delivery and launch of a 12” Electric powered Cutter Suction Dredge at Eastern Shore Sand & Gravel, which is owned by York Building Products. This dredge has an 85 foot long ladder capable of comfortably mining in water depths up to 62 feet. A Cutter Suction Dredge is a floating… Read More

Silverback Marine unveils industry-first collared landing craft

WA, United States

Tacoma, Wash., aluminum boat builder Silverback Marine has released details of its latest brainchild for the small commercial workboat market: a fully collared, large-door landing craft. Collared RHIB style boats are widely used, particularly in law enforcement, and landing craft type vessels have a broad range of applications. Silverback’s innovation combines both vessel styles into… Read More

Ribcraft enters production phase of $80 million Navy contract

MA, United States

Marblehead, Mass.-based rigid inflatable boat specialist Ribcraft USA reports that it recently entered the production phase on its five-year IDIQ contract with the United States Navy to build the standard 7-meter RIB. Under the multi-year contract, Ribcraft will build up to 278 of the 7-meter rigid inflatable boats worth approximately $80 million. This is thought to be… Read More

Algoma Central Corporation And Furetank Establish Product Tanker Joint Venture With Sustainability Focus


Algoma Central Corporation (TSX: ALC) today announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement to construct four dual-fuel ice class 1A 17,999 DWT climate friendly product tankers with Furetank AB (“Furetank”) of Sweden. Algoma will own 50% of the joint venture, which is to be named FureBear. This joint venture, with a leader… Read More

Shell Signs On to Test All-Robotic Platform for Subsea Inspection

United States

Uncrewed offshore survey and inspection company Nauticus Robotics has reached an agreement with Shell on a program to develop and mature its systems for inspecting subsea infrastructure. Working with inspection tooling service providers, Shell and Nauticus will work on operational qualification for Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut autonomous platforms. Nauticus has ordered an initial production run… Read More

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $1.4 Billion to Build U.S. Navy Ships

CA, United States

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it received $1.4 billion in U.S. Navy contract modifications for construction of a sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship (ESB 8) and two additional John Lewis-class fleet oilers (T-AO 211 and 212). This award comes in addition to $600 million already received to procure long-lead time materials for… Read More

Glosten to design new California coastal hybrid-hydrogen research vessel

CA, United States

UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography today announced that naval architecture and marine engineering company Glosten has been selected as the naval architect for the university’s new California coastal research vessel (CCRV). The new vessel will be an innovation in the maritime industry with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. With this selection, Glosten will provide the… Read More

Navy conducts unmanned logistics prototype trials with pre-delivery EPF

United States

Even before it is formally delivered to the Navy, the future USNS Apalachicola (EPF 13) is performing a series of planned test events assessing autonomous capabilities integrated into the shipboard configuration, demonstrating that a large ship can become a self-driving platform. Shipbuilder, Austal USA was awarded a $44 million contract last June to deliver autonomous capabilities to the… Read More

Vuyk Engineering expands business to United States with contract for new cutter dredge for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Netherlands , United States

Great Lakes has contracted Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam to design a large Cutter Suction Dredge (CSD) Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes” (NASDAQ: GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, has contracted Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam B.V. to design a large Cutter Suction Dredge (CSD) for potential expansion to their current… Read More

Blount Boats delivers buoy tender/icebreaker to Maryland

MD, United States

Blount Boats Inc., Warren, R.I., delivered the steel-hulled 94’x27’x10′ buoy tender/ice breaker Eddie Somers in May to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The boat was designed by BMT Designers & Planners Inc., Arlington, Va., with a 4’6″ draft and a 157 LT displacement. The boat will serve as the primary icebreaking asset for Crisfield Harbor and Smith Island, in… Read More

Chouest vessel wins MSC contract with $38 million potential

United States

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) affiliate Alpha Marine Services LLC, Cut Off, La., has been awarded a $12,656,010 firm-fixed-price option (P00005) with reimbursable elements contract for the long-term charter of one U.S.-flagged Jones Act offshore supply vessel, M/V Gary Chouest, to support Navy fleet requirements for towing, diving and salvage operations, submarine rescue, and training exercises. The… Read More

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