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Vole au vent starts North American offshore wind tour

VA, United States

Jan De Nul has deployed its offshore jack-up installation vessel Vole au vent to install the wind turbines on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project offshore Virginia, US. The AIS data shows that Vole au vent is currently en route from the UK to Halifax, Canada. The wind farm’s turbine components and the… Read More

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All American launches first of two distinctive excursion vessels

United States

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has launched the first of two 80 foot x 27 foot aluminum catamarans for Great Western Attractions (GWA). The second sister ship is set to launch in June. Designed by Teknicraft in Auckland, New Zealand, the identical Subchapter T certified vessels will operate as passenger excursion vessels in Puget Sound… Read More

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ASD-90 tug joins Foss Maritime fleet in Long Beach

CA, United States

The Jamie Ann, the first of four new ASD-90 tugs constructed by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders for the Saltchuk group of companies, arrived Saturday in her new homeport of Long Beach, Calif. With her 6,866 horsepower and 90 ton bollard pull, the Jamie Ann is powerful enough to escort the largest tankers and containerships calling… Read More

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Metal Shark Alabama delivers inland towboat to FMT

LA, United States

Metal Shark’s Bayou La Batre, Ala., shipyard has delivered its first newbuild, a 120- by 35-foot river towboat for Florida Marine Transporters Inc. (FMT) of Mandeville, La. Designed by John W. Gilbert Associates Inc., the four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter M-compliant Stephanie Pasentine is Louisiana-based Metal Shark’s first-ever steel newbuild and also its first inland towboat…. Read More

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Crowley to install FleetXpress on a majority of its vessels

FL, United States

Following successful trials on its Aframax tanker California in Alaska, and on the recently reflagged containership Rio Grande Express, which it manages, Crowley Maritime Corporation has agreed a contract to install Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service on a majority of its owned or managed fleet of 200 vessels. The trials helped showcase the combination… Read More

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Custom Dredge Works Announces the Launch of a New 12-inch Electric Cutter Suction Dredge for Tuckahoe Sand & Gravel

NJ, United States

Custom Dredge Works (CDW) and Tuckahoe Sand & Gravel are excited to announce the launch of a new 12” Electric Powered Cutter Suction Dredge in Tuckahoe, NJ. In just the past three years Custom Dredge Works has sold five new custom designed Cutter Suction Dredges in New Jersey to four separate mining companies.” — Cash… Read More

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Metal Shark building new 55-foot pilot boat

LA, United States

Jeanerette, La., headquartered shipbuilder Metal Shark is building a welded aluminum 55 foot x 17 foot pilot boat for the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi. Designed in-house, the new 55 Defiant Pilot represents the latest evolution in Metal Shark’s pilot boat lineup. The distinctive vessel incorporates the“faceted hull” design initially developed by Metal Shark… Read More

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Weeks Marine & Eastern Shipbuilding Announce Contract for Construction of Sister Ship to TSHD Magdalen

FL, United States

Weeks Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (Eastern) announced they have signed a contract to construct a sister ship to Weeks Marine’s TSHD MAGDALEN, the twin screw trailing suction hopper dredge built by Eastern and placed into service in 2018. The new vessel will be constructed at Eastern’s Allanton Panama City, Florida facility. The contract to… Read More

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Crowley takes delivery of Alaska fuels market ATB from Bollinger

FL, United States

Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LLC yesterday delivered an articulated tug-barge (ATB) unit capable of transporting multiple clean petroleum products in the Alaska market to Crowley Fuels LLC – the Alaska-based petroleum transportation, distribution and sales unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation. The ATB is the first in Crowley’s fleet to be dedicated to the Alaska market. The… Read More

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EEW SPC sends off first monopile foundations for US waters

VA, United States

Rostock-based EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH has manufactured and delivered the first monopile foundations to be installed off the United States. EEW SPC built the two heavy monopile foundations and two transition pieces for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project offshore Virginia. The load-out of the heavy steel structures has recently been completed… Read More

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NYC Ferry takes delivery of first Tier 4 compliant vessels

NY, United States

Designer Incat Crowther reports that the the still expanding NYC Ferry by Hornblower has taken delivery of its first EPA Tier 4 compliant vessels. Named H401 and Curiosity, the 29 meter ferries were built with an Incat Crowther digital design package that allowed identical vessels to be constructed at independent shipyards; Halimar Shipyard of Morgan… Read More

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Conrad Shipyard delivers 6,000 hp Canal Barge towboat

LA, United States

Morgan City, La., headquartered Conrad Shipyard has delivered the 6,000-horsepower towboat H. Merritt “Heavy” Lane, Jr. to Canal Barge Company, Inc. (CBC) of New Orleans. Built at Conrad’s Amelia, La., shipyard, the Subchapter M-compliant vessel measures 166 feet x 49 feet x 12 feet and is powered by EPA Tier IV-compliant EMD engines. The H…. Read More

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Crowley develops concept for rapid response medical support barge

FL, United States

Crowley Maritime Corp. has developed design and operations capabilities for rapid response medical support barges to serve government and commercial providers delivering aid related the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Based on Crowley’s multi-function fleet of ten 400-foot barges and one 260-foot barges, capabilities of these barges would include providing housing units capable of accommodating more… Read More

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ESG to start build of second OPC, order LLTM for third

United States

The U.S. Coast Guard modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) April 2 to begin construction of the second Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and to acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. Contract delivery of the second OPC, to be named Chase, is scheduled to occur in 2023. The total value of… Read More

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Bollinger Delivers USCGC Harold Miller

FL, United States

Bollinger Shipyards on Thursday delivered the USCGC Harold Miller to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. This is the 161st vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35 year period and the 38th Fast Response Cutter delivered on the current program. The USCGC Harold Miller is the third of… Read More

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