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Boatbuilders are always looking for new markets. After being contacted by brokers in South America, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding found a new one — Colombia.
Swiftships has built a 35'×8' aluminum special operations craft (SOC) prototype that can be operated by remote control. The remote controlled version of the yard’s Anaconda (AN-2) is the first step in developing an autonomous watercraft.
While tank barges for carrying LNG are just starting to be developed, the design and construction of inland tank barges for hauling liquid petroleum are fully mature. And business is booming.
It’s the age old chicken-or-the-egg dilemma: Which comes first, LNG supplies for marine fuel or marine operations that require supplies of LNG?
Bruce Buls speaks with David Mosely, outgoing head of the Washington State Ferries.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will host two public workshops to discuss the voluntary confidential near-miss reporting system.
Response teams were out early Monday morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands.
On Jan. 10, 2014, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) signed a contract to construct a new trailing suction hopper dredge ATB unit consisting of a 433’x 92’x 36’ trailing suction hopper dredge barge and a 158’4”x 52’x 32’9" 15,600 bhp CPP tug at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities.
Leevac Shipyards Jennings launched the Ram Nation on Tuesday, March 18.
Oil spill responders established a Matagorda Bay Forward Branch in Port O’Connor, Texas, today to coordinate protection of the environment of the Matagorda Bay area, as a portion of the oil spilled on Saturday in a ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas, moves south along the Texas Coast.
A sad tug tale
The sad end to an able tug from New York Harbor speaks to a larger issue that confronts many waterfront communities.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
April 17, 2014
Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial.
Author: Leslie Taylor
April 15, 2014
Changing a vessel's mission?
Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent.
Author: Gene McKeever
April 15, 2014