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On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Leevac Shipyards, Jennings, La., launched the second of four new platform supply vessels for Lafayette, La.-based Aries Marine into the Mermentau River.
Jeanerette, La.-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark has commenced operations at its new shipyard, where the first of its recently announced Endurance-class catamarans is now in production.
The Delaware pilots association has ordered its third pilot boat of the popular Chesapeake class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation.
Harding recently signed three framework agreements to carry out regular assignments for oil companies Statoil and Petrobras and shipping giant A.P. Møller Mærsk.
GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) and its partner Cryovision announce the launch of an innovative monitoring system to help reduce the effects of liquid motion in LNGCs (Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers) , including extra boil-off of LNG cargo, due to “sloshing” inside the vessel’s tanks.
Jeanerette, La.-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats has hired marine industry veteran Carl Wegener as its director of commercial sales.
Recent data collected by the Seamen's Church Institute shows that not only are shipowners failing to pay for crewmember visas as required by the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006, but also flag states are failing to enforce the requirement.
The National Maritime Center has updated its Frequently Asked Questions on the STCW final rule.
Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of an 89' steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill.
Nuisance flooding, which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s due to rising sea levels.
TWIC and manslaughter
Allowing those who served time for manslaughter to apply for and receive a TWIC card was irresponsible.
Author: Ken Hocke
July 31, 2014
More crew injuries in August?
The dog days of August seem to be the time when more preventable injuries occur.
Author: Gene McKeever
July 31, 2014
Finding tomorrow’s welders
It is no easy task for shipyards to find, train and retain good welders. But there is hope.
Author: David Krapf
July 29, 2014