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March 2007 - WorkBoat Looks Back(2)


• On Feb. 24, a Treasury Department order that transferred responsibility for admeasurement and documentation of vessels and certain other technical marine functions from the Customs Bureau to the U.S. Coast Guard went into effect. • Two high-speed 59’ ×   Continued »


NEWS BITTS - NEWS BITTS - Lockheed Martin gets TWIC contract


The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin a contract to supply Transportation Worker Identification Cards.   Continued »


March 2007 - WorkBoat Looks Back(3)


• What is believed to be the first all-aluminum towboat of its type will be built by Bryant Boats Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala. Bryant will build the 55’ boat in cooperation with Kaiser Aluminum. The vessel will be designed   Continued »


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TWICs are worth it if they make America safer As a merchant marine captain, I have to go through some tough background checks to work in this industry. I understand the importance of the (TWIC) cards, and I agree   Continued »


NEWS BITTS - Superior Energy acquires Warrior Energy


Superior Energy Services Inc., Harvey, La., has acquired Warrior Energy Services Corp., Houston, a natural gas and oil well services company.   Continued »


NEWS BITTS - Two charged in October 2005 capsizing


On Oct. 2, 2005, the 40’ sightseeing vessel Ethan Allen capsized and sank in Lake George, N.Y., killing 20 of the 49 elderly passengers aboard.   Continued »


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The U.S. Navy in January ordered an immediate 90-day halt to construction of a vessel being built at Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. Work on the Littoral Combat Ship-3 stopped because of significant cost overruns on two LCSes under contract to   Continued »

Catamaran prototype carries its own self-contained

BoatbuildiNg Bitts


One of the most distinctive catamarans ever seen in the U.S. was unveiled in San Francisco in January. Called the WAM-V (wave adaptive modular vessel), the structure includes two inflatable hulls or pontoons (built by Wing Inflatables) connected by two   Continued »

Epic Divers & Marine Services employees gather in
    New Orleans during christening ceremonies.



Bollinger Shipyards Inc., Lockport, La., delivered the 220’ × 45’ × 21’ dive ship Epic Diver to Harvey, La.-based Epic Divers & Marine Services LLC in January. The vessel, built in 1976, underwent retrofitting and refurbishing at Bollinger Algiers.   Continued »

The 154x39 Iyanough runs from Hyannis, Mass., to
    Nantucket Island.

On the Ways


Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., Somerset, Mass., has built 34 high-speed ferries. The most recent to hit the water is the 393-passenger Iyanough. Designed by Incat-Crowther , the 154’ × 39’ × 5’ boat is the largest fast ferry that Gladding-Hearn   Continued »

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