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Navy selects Willard Marine to build demo combatant craft

10/22/2014

Willard Marine has been selected through a competitive solicitation process to supply a demonstration model of a new, advanced combatant craft for the U.S. Navy under an SBIR contract modification awarded to Structural Composites.   Continued »

 

Donald L. Blount releases book on high-speed powerboat design

10/22/2014

Donald L. Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, announced the publication of "Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels" will be introduced on Oct. 30 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.   Continued »

 

VT Halter begins work on LNG ships for Crowley

10/22/2014

VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems (VT Systems), has commenced construction on the first of two LNG-powered, combination Container Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) vessels for Crowley following the signing of the contract, which took place in November 2013.   Continued »

 

GulfMark announces third quarter results

10/21/2014

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (GLF) yesterday announced its results of operations for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30, 2014.   Continued »

 
The German U-576 departs Saint-Nazaire, France, on the Atlantic coast, circa 1940-1942.

Two vessels from WWII convoy discovered off North Carolina

10/21/2014

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.   Continued »

 
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Incat Crowther delivers two ferries for Angola

10/21/2014

Incat Crowther has delivered Macôco and Panguila to Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola. The pair of 30m catamaran passenger ferries, built by Astilleros Armon in Spain, will be operated by subsidiary TMA Express.   Continued »

 
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Video: Fireboat battles warehouse fire

10/21/2014

On July 28, 1993, the fireboat Commencement battled a multiple alarm warehouse fire on Dock St. in Tacoma, Wash   Continued »

 
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New research vessel delivered to USGS

10/21/2014

The oceanographic research and fisheries assessment vessel Arcticus, designed by JMS Naval Architects (JMS) of Mystic, Conn., completed her sea trials and was delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center on Oct. 17.   Continued »

 

LNG America and Buffalo Marine ink bunker fuel deal

10/20/2014

LNG America has signed an agreement with Buffalo Marine Service (Buffalo Marine) to cooperate on the design of an LNG bunker fuel network for the U.S. Gulf Coast region.   Continued »

 
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Cargo vessel Simushir rescued by Barbara Foss

10/20/2014

Foss Maritime's ocean-going tug, the Barbara Foss, is towing the Russian cargo vessel, Simushir, which lost power late Thursday night off the west coast of Haida Gwaii.   Continued »

 
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