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Pasha Hawaii Announces Delivery of LNG-Fueled ‘Ohana Class Vessel ‘MV George III’ at Keppel AmFELS

HI, United States

Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii, together with Texas-based Keppel AmFELS, today proudly announced the delivery of the MV George III, the first Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) powered vessel to fuel on the West Coast and the first to serve Hawaii. The 774-foot LNG-fueled containership is the first of two new ‘Ohana Class containerships to join Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, serving… Read More

U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of Lead Ship in New Class of Fleet Oilers

United States

The U.S. Navy has taken delivery of the USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship in a new class of fleet replenishment oilers. The new John Lewis-class T-AOs will be operated by Military Sealift Command to provide diesel fuel and lubricating oil, and small quantities of fresh and frozen provisions, stores, and potable water to Navy… Read More

Callan Marine Sets House On 32” CSD General Arnold

TX, United States

General Arnold Construction on Track for Q4 2022 Launch Callan Marine recently launched the hull and set the house on the 32” cutter suction dredge General Arnold. The General Arnold is on schedule for launch in 2023 and will join Callan Marine’s additional 32” CSD, General MacArthur . At 290’ feet in length and 72’… Read More

Master Boat Builders to Construct New Tugboat for Suderman & Young Towing Company

TX, United States

Master Boat Builders, Inc. today announced that it has executed a contract to build a new tugboat in its Coden, Ala., yard for Suderman & Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Master Boat Builders currently has three tugs under construction of a different design for Suderman & Young. “We at Master Boat Builders take pride… Read More

U.S. Navy Growth Plan: Retire Unwanted Ships, Add 150 Uncrewed Vessels

United States

The U.S. Navy has released another update of its long-range shipbuilding plans, which have been a source of friction between the Navy, the other service branches and congressional officials in recent years. The service’s top-line numbers now stand at 350-plus conventional ships and 150 uncrewed vessels, for a combined fleet size of about 500. The… Read More

New Coast Guard Cutters Visit Lebanon for 1st Middle East Stop

World ,

Fast response cutters USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146) and USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147) are the newest additions to a slate of Coast Guard ships supporting U.S. 5th Fleet from Bahrain. “The John Scheuerman crew is excited to begin operations in U.S. 5th Fleet where we will have the opportunity to collaborate with our… Read More

Austal USA awarded $156 million contract option for two U.S. Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS)

AL, United States

Austal USA was awarded a $156 million U.S. Navy contract option for the construction of two Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS). With the award, the company is now under contract for four T-ATS having received awards for T-ATS 11 and 12 in October 2021. T-ATS will provide ocean-going tug, salvage, and rescue capabilities… Read More

St. Johns Ship Building Announces Keel Laying Ceremony for Jones Act Compliant Crew Transfer Vessels

FL, United States

St. Johns Ship Building hosted a keel laying ceremony for the first Incat Crowther 30 Crew Transport Vessel (CTV) built in compliance with Jones Act regulations in the United States. St. Johns Ship Building was recently acquired by Americraft Marine Group, a maritime subsidiary of the U.S.-headquartered privately-owned business group, the Libra Group which has 45 years of… Read More

Navy Issues Ingalls, Bath Iron Works Contracts for DDG(X) Design and Engineering

United States

The Navy on Friday announced contract awards to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works to work on the design and engineering of the service’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer, also known as DDG(X). The award is for the “shipbuilder engineering and design analysis in order to produce design products in support of the Guided… Read More

All American Marine delivers whale-watching boat to Puget Sound Express

WA, United States

Bellingham, Wash., based All American Marine (AAM) has delivered another whale-watching vessel to the Hanke family’s Puget Sound Express (PSE). This latest vessel, the Swiftsure, is modeled after the AAM-built, Teknicraft-designed Saratoga, delivered in the spring of 2018, but, at 77 feet long, is slightly longer than the 73-foot Saratoga. The hull design is complemented by Teknicraft’s signature integration of a wave… Read More

Keel-laying ceremony held in Louisiana by Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC (TMC) for new NOAA oceanographic ship

LA, United States

NOAA and Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC (TMC) held a keel-laying ceremony in Houma, Louisiana, today for NOAA’s newest oceanographic research ship, Oceanographer. During the ceremony, the initials of the ship’s sponsor, Linda Kwok Schatz, wife of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, was welded onto a steel plate that will be incorporated into the ship during… Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding lays keel for third Heritage class OPC

FL, United States

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. (ESG), Panama City, Fla., hosted the keel authentication ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), USCGC Ingham (WMSM-917) on July 15. The vessel is the third in the new Heritage Class being built at Eastern’s Nelson Street shipyard. The keel authentication, also known as keel laying, represents the ceremonial start… Read More

Conrad Shipyard awarded $34.8 million for two more YRBM barges

LA, United States

Conrad Shipyard LLC, Morgan City, La., has been awarded a $34,872,992 modification to a previously awarded contract covering the detail design and construction of two additional Yard, Repair, Berthing, and Messing (YRBM) craft. Work will be performed in Amelia, La., and is expected to be completed by September 2024. Fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy)… Read More

Foremost Group orders two eco-friendly capesizes at Namura

NY, United States

New York City headquartered Foremost Group yesterday signed an order with Namura Shipbuilding for two new 185,000 dwt capesize dry bulk carriers that will be among the most eco-friendly in the world. Foremost also signed a charter party agreement with NYK for each ship to be time chartered to NYK for seven years The newbuilding order and… Read More

SF Bay Receives Grant to Establish Battery-Electric Ferry Network

CA, United States

California is awarding a grant to support the development of one of the nation’s first high-frequency electric ferry networks servicing the fast-growing neighborhoods around San Francisco. The grant is the latest in a series of steps being taken to support the development of the San Francisco Clean Ferry Network, which is designed to be a… Read More

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