News and Features List

Advanced Search

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 »

 
News Image

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 »

 
News Image

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 »

 
News Image

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 »

 

Matson to purchase Horizon Lines

11/13/2014

Horizon Lines (HRZL) this week announced that it has entered into definitive agreements for a series of transactions that will result in the sale of the entire company, the first being the sale of its Hawaii business to The Pasha Group, followed by Horizon Lines, Inc.'s subsequent acquisition by Matson (MATX).   Continued »

 
News Image

Video: George Washington Strike Group participates in Keen Sword exercise

11/13/2014

George Washington Strike Group works operates alongside their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts during a bilateral field training exercise, Keen Sword, Nov. 11.   Continued »

 
News Image

Navy orders more RIBs from Willard Marine

11/11/2014

The Navy has awarded Willard Marine a contract for a new generation of 11-m RIBs for standard ship’s boat operations.   Continued »

 
News Image

Video: Nautica Queen hauled out at Great Lakes Shipyard

11/11/2014

On Nov. 10, the cruise ship Nautica Queen was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity Marine Travelift at Great Lakes Shipyard.   Continued »

 
Featured Content
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
Shipyard and training program welded together
Shipyard's on-site training facility is impressive. Author: Ken Hocke
November 20, 2014
Let there be light
Nav lights that tell the rest of us what your vessel is, how big it is and what it’s doing so we can maneuver accordingly. Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
November 20, 2014
Ship owner not immune from its medical staff
No doubt there's worried boardroom talk following the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal's decision declining to apply the Barbetta rule.  Author: John K. Fulweiler
November 18, 2014
Realigning oil services’ big three
To say that Halliburton’s planned $35 billion deal to acquire oilfield services’ rival Baker Hughes is a result of lower oil prices is oversimplification. Author: Dr. William J. Pike
November 18, 2014

 
 
Diversified Business Communications