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Gibbs & Cox names Keith Harper VP of its design group

By WorkBoat Staff

Gibbs & Cox Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has announced the appointment of Keith Harper as Vice President and Group Manager of the Gibbs & Cox Design Group.

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Great Lakes Towing announces two new hires

By WorkBoat Staff

The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced this week that it has made two new hires. 

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DOT designates three marine highway projects

By WorkBoat Staff

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has designated three new Marine Highway Projects.

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Bristol Harbor-designed ATB unit underway at Conrad for John W. Stone

By WorkBoat Staff

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) is currently completing the detail design phase of a 399’ x 74’ x 30’ 80,000 BBL double hull oil tank barge and a 120’ x 40’ x 18’- 6” twin screw ocean service tug.

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2014 Great Lakes collision a failure to communicate, NTSB says

By Kirk Moore

A sudden patch of thick Lake Michigan ice and a missed radio call contributed to a 2014 collision of the bulk carrier Mesabi Miner and the Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock.

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Video: The LNG containership Isla Bella launch at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego

By WorkBoat Staff

On Saturday, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership, the Isla Bella, at a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. 

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Eastern launches first of two MPSVs for Hornbeck

By WorkBoat Staff

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. launched the HOS WARLAND on March 6 for Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC. The HOS WARLAND is the first of two 302’x76’x26’ multipurpose service vessels.

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Titan and Svitzer to merge salvage operations

By WorkBoat Staff

Crowley Maritime and Svitzer Salvage have reached an agreement to merge their salvage divisions.

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Video: The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon

By WorkBoat Staff

Five years ago yesterday, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers. The ultradeepwater semisubmersible rig burned for approximately 18 hours and then sank.

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IMO head calls for coordinated efforts to protect migrants

By WorkBoat Staff

The secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) yesterday called for coordinated action to safeguard migrants, following the most recent incident involving large-scale loss of life in the Mediterranean.

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