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Swiftships' 175'crew and supply vessel is an all-welded aluminum vessel designed to transport offshore support personnel, deck cargo and below deck cargo to offshore facilities.
A federal judge has refused to reconsider his finding that BP acted with gross negligence and willful misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
In what the American Waterways Operators has classified as a "significant legal victory for tank barge operators," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans ruled last week that work performed by vessel-based tankermen falls under the seamen’s exemption for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Willard Marine has been awarded contracts to develop two new sizes of Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) fast rescue boats for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).
Compagnie Maritime Monégasque SAM (CMM) has secured contracts with Petrobras to charter five new-build fast oil spill response vessels using the highly fuel-efficient Sea Axe design by Damen Shipyards Group.
The 302'x64'x26' HOS Black Foot, the second of six vessels designated as the HOSMAX 310 series by Covington, La.-based Hornbeck, is a diesel-electric powered, twin Z-drive OSV.
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a $450,000 grant to AEP Rivers Operations of St. Louis, Mo., to modify the tug Christopher Parsonage, into a fuel-efficient hybrid vessel that conserves fuel and reduces harmful vessel emissions.
On Oct. 24, Eastern Shipbuilding Group christened and launched the HOS Briarwood, the 10th HOSMAX launch in 20 months for Hornbeck Offshore Services. The same day, Eastern delivered the HOS Black Watch to Hornbeck.
Sabine Pilots, Port Arthur, Texas, has ordered a new pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The pilots’ first launch, built by the Mass.-based shipyard, is scheduled for delivery in late 2015.
A former contractor for the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) and a co-founder of a Chesapeake, Va., government contracting company were sentenced last week for their roles in a scheme to bribe and provide illegal gratuities to public officials to secure lucrative military contracts.
Reporting marine casualties
In 2012, the Hearing Office received 24 cases alleging violations of the requirements to report marine casualties. In 2013, they received 30 cases.
Author: Sound Off
November 25, 2014
Mariners, be thankful
U.S. mariners have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
November 25, 2014
All aboard a hybrid ferry
When I bought a train ticket recently from Hamburg, Germany, to Copenhagen, Denmark, little did I know that I was in for a ride on an award-winning hybrid ferry.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
November 20, 2014