Product and Technical Innovation
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Challenging Operations affect efficiency

Many vessels spend time in challenging and complex environments, or are deployed in difficult operational profiles, where hull fouling can have a marked impact on efficiency and raise fuel costs....

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A new robot may help keep ships’ bottoms clean

It stops shellfish and seaweed from growingALL SHIPS suffer from fouling: the build-up below the waterline of shellfish, seaweeds and other organisms. This causes drag, which slows the affected...

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Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry dock

LA, United States

Bollinger Quick Repair, LLC, a Bollinger Shipyards LLC company, has taken delivery of a new 3,400 ton floating dry dock. The dry dock is named Mr. Eddie in honor of long-time Bollinger employee...

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Bollinger delivers first of three FRCs to be homeported in Guam

FL, United States

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC Myrtle Hazard to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. The Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three that will be homeported in Apra Harbor,...

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C&C Marine and Repair delivers first of 15 towboats for Maritime Partners

LA, United States

C&C Marine and Repair’s Belle Chasse, La., shipyard last month completed the first in a series of towboats of the same design that it will deliver to Metairie, La., Maritime Partners. Named...

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First SHARKUDA dredge now in operation

LA, United States

DSC Dredge say latest technology set to revolutionize hydraulic dredging industry DSC Dredge, a world leader in customized dredging solutions, say their first SHARKUDA dredge is now operational and...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...