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Panama City, Fla.-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has signed a contract with Harvey Gulf International Marine to build a new 212'7"×59'1"×25'7" Rampage 6400 multipurpose field support vessel (MPFSV). The Harvey Stone will be the 14th offshore service vessel Eastern has built for New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf over the past 13 years.
In July, MetalCraft Marine delivered a new aluminum 50'8"×15'10" patrol boat, the Thomas Paine, to the Massachusetts Environmental Police for coastal fisheries enforcement. The boat’s design is based on the Sentry patrol boats, which are a joint venture between Kingston, Ontario-based MetalCraft and Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Edgewater, Fla.,
October 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS
Vice President Joe Biden joined U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D. Va., U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, Virginia Port Authority CEO/Executive Director John Reinhart and Paul "Chip" Jaenichen at the Port of Virginia in Norfolk on Wednesday. They were there to highlight the port’s role as an economic engine for the region and its continued development of facilities and services in anticipation of the need to move greater freight volumes.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Calvert County, Md, and related facilities at an existing compressor station and at metering and regulating sites in Virginia.
The Department of Energy has received an application from Louisiana LNG Energy to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a proposed LNG liquefaction plant to be located near mile marker 46 on the Lower Mississippi River.
On Sept. 14, five Signet Maritime ASD/Z-Drive tugboats, the Signet Enterprise, Signet Reliance, Signet Magic, Signet Weatherly and Signet Volunteer successfully completed the towout of LLOG’s Delta House semisubmersible production facility to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
On Sept. 15, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (NASDAQ: GLDD) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group cut steel starting the construction of a new trailing suction hopper dredge ATB.
WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf spoke with Atle Hjemdal, senior sales engineer, Air Products AS, at SMM held in Hamburg earlier this month.
With only 7% of corn crop and 3% of the soybeans harvested, grain barge freight rates escalated in anticipation of a widespread harvest of a possible record corn and soybean crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Workboat sighted in Houma
Heading to Houma, La., to do a story on a new OSV at Gulf Island Marine Fabricators.
Author: Ken Hocke
October 1, 2014
Coast Guard casualty reporting confusion
A Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) regional meeting last week touched on an issue that’s near to every operator’s aspirin supply: Coast Guard casualty reporting requirements, specifically -- Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 2692.
Author: Dale DuPont
September 30, 2014
Digital selective calling
Digital Selective Calling technology can reduce the number of missed mayday calls.
Author: Joel Milton
September 30, 2014
Hamburg’s economic lifeline
Hamburg, the second biggest container port in Europe and the 11th largest in the world, is truly impressive.
Author: David Krapf
September 25, 2014