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Video: Swiftships' fast supply vessel

11/20/2014

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.     Continued »

 
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Judge denies BP's request for new trial

11/18/2014

A federal judge has refused to reconsider his finding that BP acted with gross negligence and willful misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.   Continued »

 

Appeals court rules in favor of Blessey Marine

11/18/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Willard Marine to supply SOLAS fast rescue boats for NOAA

11/18/2014

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).   Continued »

 

CMM orders five Damen oil spill response vessels

11/18/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Video: Sea trials and interior of HOS Black Foot

11/18/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Marad awards grant for hybrid tug modification

11/14/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Eastern launches and delivers more Hornbeck OSVs

11/13/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Texas pilots order new 53’ pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn

11/13/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Navy contractors sentenced to prison for bribery scheme

11/13/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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