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Gladding-Hearn delivered the first of six pilot boats to the Colombian navy late last year.

New pilot boat market and design for Gladding-Hearn

4/1/2014

Boatbuilders are always looking for new markets. After being contacted by brokers in South America, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding found a new one — Colombia.      Continued »

 
35' special operations craft can be piloted on board or by remote control.

Swiftships demonstrates special operations craft

4/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Crude oil transport spurs tank-barge construction

4/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 
New LNG bunker barge design from Elliott Bay has ABS approval in principle.

Gassed Up

4/1/2014

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?   Continued »

 
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Three WorkBoat questions for David Moseley, Washington State Ferries

4/1/2014

Bruce Buls speaks with David Mosely, outgoing head of the Washington State Ferries.   Continued »

 

Public workshops planned on near-miss reporting system

4/1/2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will host two public workshops to discuss the voluntary confidential near-miss reporting system.   Continued »

 
Task force members remove oil-contaminated sand from the beach on Matagorda Island, Texas, March 30, 2014. Cleanup operations are being directed by a unified command comprised of personnel from the Texas General Land Office, U.S. Coast Guard and Kirby Inland marine. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener.

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue on south Texas shore

4/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Eastern to build ATB dredge for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

4/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Video: Leevac launches Ram Nation for Aries Marine

3/27/2014

Leevac Shipyards Jennings launched the Ram Nation on Tuesday, March 18.   Continued »

 
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Oil from Houston Ship Channel spill projected to be pushed shoreward

3/27/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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