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Government and others feel that women are critical
to the future of the maritime industry.
As tug and barge operators and others in the maritime industry struggle to fill vacancies and worry about the future as older mariners retire, they should look to an underused source — women.Continued »
In late March, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla., signed a contract with Weeks Marine Inc., Cranford, N.J., to complete construction of the Magdalen, a 356' trailing suction hopper dredger. Initially, the vessel was to be built by BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard, Mobile, Ala., where the keel was laid in 2012. The new schedule calls for delivery in 2017. Dredge Technology Corporation (DTC), a member of the IHC Merwede International Group, is providing the design and detailed engineering. Continued »