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Comparing natural and man-made islands on the Mississippi River

United States

Story by Melanie Peterson Environmental scientists Aaron McFarlane and Eric Hanson, recently surveyed natural islands in Pool 5, near Fountain City, Wisconsin, and Pool 10, near Guttenberg, Iowa, and man-made islands in Pool 8, near La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Pool 9, near Eastman, Wisconsin, along the Upper Mississippi River. The man-made islands in pools 8… Read More

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VIDEO: Latest USCG national security cutter completes sea trials

VA, United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successful completed builder’s sea trials of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter, Stone (WMSL 758). The ship spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing propulsion and auxiliary equipment, as well as various shipboard systems. “Every successful sea trial is… Read More

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Harvey Gulf converts four PSVs to lightering support vessels

LA, United States

New Orleans, La., headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine has begun converting four 220-foot DPS-2 platform supply vessels into lightering support vessels. They will be capable of stowing one set of four Jumbo fenders (4.5 meters diameter x 9.0 meter length) and one set of four smaller Jumbo fenders (4.5 meters diameter x 6.3 meters length)… Read More

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New system to repair dredger discharge pipes

United States

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Harvey Gulf to convert PSV to offshore fuel supply vessel

LA, United States

Harvey Gulf International Marine reports that, in addition to its new 2 million gallon diesel bunkering facility in Port Fourchon, La., it will now offer a full-service fuel carrying vessel solely dedicated to offshore fuel and water deliveries, through the conversion of its 300-foot PSV Harvey Hawk. The vessel will be able to carry 800,000… Read More

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New 250W Open-Array Pulse Compression Marine Radars

KS, United States

Garmin has launched its highest-powered solid-state marine radar: the new Fantom 254/256 series. It uses Garmin’s signature MotionScope™ technology to detect and highlight moving targets in different colours, helping users avoid potential collisions, find flocks of birds and track weather. Now with more than double the power of the existing Fantom 124/126, new features include… Read More

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Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. Delivers Hybrid Solution to the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

United States

The USACE recognized that a hybrid solution could provide benefits to its fleet when replacing vessels with certain operating profiles and requirements. The benefits of this new direction are improved vessel efficiency and reduced engine emissions while still enabling the multi-mission capabilities necessary for USACE mission execution. In 2017, the program was initiated to provide… Read More

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Blount Boats delivers icebreaking tug

RI, United States

Warren, R.I., shipbuilder Blount Boats reports that, on Friday, August 28, the 56-foot, twin-screw tug Breaker II completed its delivery voyage to the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, operated by New York Power Authority. The 56 foot by 18.5 foot shallow draft tug was designed by the Bristol Harbor Group of Bristol, R.I., and has… Read More

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Using natural forces, sediment to restore coastal marsh habitat

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Jeff Corbino, environmental resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District, shares several examples of Engineering With Nature (EWN) to restore coastal marsh habitat as a key part of the district’s navigation mission. Corbino is the environmental… Read More

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Diversified Marine to build two more tugs for Brusco

WA, United States

Brusco Tug & Barge, Longview, Wash., has signed an agreement to build a pair of Robert Allan Ltd. designed 78’x40’x14? tugs at Diversified Marine Inc. The new boats will be the 9th and 10th Robert Allan designed tugs built at Diversified Marine for Brusco Tug & Barge. The three companies have a history dating back… Read More

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Brusco Tug & Barge orders two more Robert Allan Ltd. tugs at Diversified Marine

OR, United States

Portland, Ore., shipbuilder Diversified Marine Inc. has booked an order to build a pair of Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) RApport 2500 design tugs for Brusco Tug & Barge of Longview, Wash. They will be the ninth and 10th RAL designed tug ordered at Diversified by Brusco. The first, the Wynona Spirit, was ordered back in… Read More

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C&C Marine Delivers Towboat to Maritime Partners

LA, United States

Belle Chasse, La. shipyard C&C Marine and Repair said it has delivered the second vessel in a series of 15 towboats it is building for Metairie, La. based Maritime Partners, LLC. The 2,600-horsepower, 84’ x 34’ towboat Brooks M. Hamilton was designed by Entech Design, LLC, based in Kenner, La., with the 3D modeling and… Read More

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C&C Marine delivers second of 15 tugs to Maritime Partners

LA, United States

Belle Chasse, La-based C&C Marine and Repair has delivered the 84’x34? Brooks M. Hamilton, the second in a 15-boat series that the shipyard is building for Maritime Partners LLC, Metairie, La. The new towboat was designed by Entech Design LLC, Kenner, La., with the 3-D modeling and production drawings done by C&C Marine’s engineering department…. Read More

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Mitsubishi introduces 1,260 hp EPA Tier 4 marine engine

IL, United States

Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America (MTEA) has announced the introduction of Mitsubishi’s new, mechanically controlled, EPA Tier 4, 1,260-horsepower heavy-duty marine propulsion engine. The Tier 4, Mitsubishi S12R Tier 4 is a 49-liter, V-12, 1,260-horsepower marine propulsion engine operating at 1,600 rpm. While the engine offers simple mechanical controls and big displacement, it meets the… Read More

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Tetra Tech Invests In Smart USV Technology

CA, United States

Tetra Tech’s marine services division has taken delivery of an Inception Class MKII Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) with a bespoke cooling system and two additional survey instrumentation pods for harbour survey projects. The equipment has been supplied by UK company Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS). The first payload pod has been fitted out with an R2SONIC… Read More

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