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October 2014 NEWS BITTS

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Massachusetts enacted its tank vessel laws after Bouchard Transportation’s B. No. 120 barge drifted off course and hit a shoal, releasing 98,000 gals. of No. 6 fuel oil into Buzzard’s Bay in 2003.

Signet tows aircraft carrier to texas scrap yard

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Industry, Coast Guard hold Polar Code workshop

10/1/2014

On Aug. 14, the U.S. Coast Guard held a public meeting in Seattle to update the commercial marine industry on the development of a mandatory international code for ships operating in polar waters, both Arctic and Antarctic, and to take comments.   Continued »

 
Signet tows aircraft carrier to texas scrap yard

Feds to fight against Massachusetts tank vessel laws

10/1/2014

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), other marine groups and the U.S. Justice Department want to reopen cases challenging the constitutionality of Massachusetts tank vessel laws enacted after a 2003 oil spill in Buzzards Bay.   Continued »

 

NMC cuts credential inventory in half

10/1/2014

The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has cut its inventory of credential applications in half in the past few months.   Continued »

 
The key feature of the Unalaq is the 27'x24' landing ramp, the end of which isn’t decked to reduce weight, prevent sand accumulation and allow officers on the bridge to see through it while operating with the ramp up.

Bowhead Transport gets 150' landing craft from Nichols

10/1/2014

In August, a large group of Alaska natives from Barrow, Alaska, congregated in Seattle to christen their newest vessel, the Unalaq, a 150'×50'×8' landing craft with a loadline draft of 5'6".      Continued »

 
The Harvey Stone, a 212'x59' multipurpose field support vessel with a hybrid power system, is being built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group.

Eastern to build hybrid power multipurpose OSV for Harvey Gulf

10/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 
Speed and handling for a new Massachusetts patrol boat is enhanced by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. The docking joystick can move the boat in any direction with one hand.

Patrol boat features new Volvo IPS propulsion

10/1/2014

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.,   Continued »

 
LNG transport barge will feature four pressure tanks, each sized at 750 cu. meters.

BOATBUILDING BITTS

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