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Hercules Offshore cold-stacks five jackups

1/23/2015

Yesterday, Hercules Offshore announced that it has cold-stacked five jackups — the Hercules 120, Hercules 200, Hercules 214, Hercules 251 and Hercules 253.   Continued »

 

NTSB releases report on 2013 crewboat allision

1/22/2015

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has posted the report of its investigation into the allision and sinking of the crewboat Celeste Ann in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2013.   Continued »

 
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Chesapeake to build two more tugs for Vane Brothers

1/22/2015

Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md., announced today that it has signed a contract with Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md., to build two new 94’x32’x13' tugs.   Continued »

 

Crowley holds keel laying ceremony for first of two LNG-powered ships

1/22/2015

On Jan, 21,  the keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime’s liner services group was laid during a ceremony at ship-builder VT Halter Marine's facility in Pascagoula, Miss.   Continued »

 

Zukunft emphasizes Western Hemisphere priorities

1/22/2015

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft addressed transnational threats and maritime challenges at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of the Maritime Security Dialogue, Friday.   Continued »

 
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Video: Remembering the USS Constellation

1/22/2015

This documentary, made for U-T San Diego, tells the history of the USS Constellation as told by US Navy veterans who served on the ship.   Continued »

 

Incat Crowther delivers catamaran passenger ferry for Explore NZ

1/20/2015

Incat Crowther has delivered D6 to Explore Group NZ, built by Aluminium Marine in Queensland.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard completes second leg of cellular trials at sea

1/20/2015

Last week, the Coast Guard collaborated with Palm Beach County, Fla., to complete the second leg of three in trials focused on ensuring mariners in distress have the ability to contact emergency dispatch.   Continued »

 
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Video: High speed boat operators

1/20/2015

This video showcases some highlights of the HSBO (high speed boat operators) forum held last spring in Sweden.   Continued »

 

Crowley increases capacity of Puerto Rico service

1/20/2015

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group announced today it will add a 400 FEU capacity, flat deck barge to its South Atlantic Puerto Rico service in the first quarter, increasing the rotation between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan to four sailings each week.   Continued »

 
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