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Metal Shark opens new Louisiana shipyard

7/30/2014

Jeanerette, La.-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark has commenced operations at its new shipyard, where the first of its recently announced Endurance-class catamarans is now in production.   Continued »

 

Gladding-Hearn builds new pilot boat for Delaware pilots

7/30/2014

The Delaware pilots association has ordered its third pilot boat of the popular Chesapeake class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation.   Continued »

 

Harding awarded important framework agreements

7/30/2014

Harding recently signed three framework agreements to carry out regular assignments for oil companies Statoil and Petrobras and shipping giant A.P. Møller Mærsk.   Continued »

 

GTT introduces SloShield real-time monitoring of liquid motion in tanks

7/30/2014

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) and its partner Cryovision announce the launch of an innovative monitoring system to help reduce the effects of liquid motion in LNGCs (Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers) , including extra boil-off of LNG cargo, due to “sloshing” inside the vessel’s tanks.   Continued »

 
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Metal Shark hires new director of commercial sales

7/30/2014

Jeanerette, La.-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats has hired marine industry veteran Carl Wegener as its director of commercial sales.   Continued »

 

Seafarer shore leave survey report available

7/29/2014

Recent data collected by the Seamen's Church Institute shows that not only are shipowners failing to pay for crewmember visas as required by the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006, but also flag states are failing to enforce the requirement.   Continued »

 

NMC updates FAQs on STCW final rule

7/29/2014

The National Maritime Center has updated its Frequently Asked Questions on the STCW final rule.   Continued »

 

Burger Boat lands contract for Chicago passenger vessel

7/29/2014

Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of an 89' steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill.   Continued »

 

‘Nuisance flooding’ an increasing problem

7/29/2014

Nuisance flooding, which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s due to rising sea levels.   Continued »

 

BOEM seeks nominations for Beaufort Sea oil and gas lease sale

7/29/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) last week issued a call for information and nominations for potential Oil and Gas Lease Sale 242, proposed for the Beaufort Sea Planning Area off Alaska in 2017.   Continued »

 
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