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In May, Bayou La Batre, Ala.-based Master Boat Builders delivered the 201'×48'×16', DP-2 Harvey Worker to Harvey Gulf International Marine, Harvey, La.
Diversified Marine in Portland, Ore., is due to deliver its fifth tug to Brusco Tug & Barge, Longview, Wash., in late September. Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, designed the tugs.
In June, the Multi-Agency Craft Conference was held at the Navy’s Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Va. That should be enough to tell you that this is an event with a serious military and law enforcement presence.
The Coast Guard ensured the safe return Tuesday of the passenger vessel Cetacea which became disabled about 13 miles east of Nahant, Mass., Monday at about 4:30 p.m.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is extending the public comment period for the Request for Information (RFI) and Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
The Department of Energy today issued a notice stating that it received an application from Gasfin Development USA requesting authorization to export liquefied natural gas by vessel from a facility to be built along the Calcasieu River in Louisiana.
Kenny E. Toy, 54, the former Afloat Programs Manager at the United States Navy Military Sealift Command, was sentenced today to serve 96 months in prison for receiving bribes.
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.
Will Mexico see more U.S. OSVs?
If Mexico's new oil reforms work, U.S. OSV operators will receive a nice boost and relocate more vessels to the region.
Author: David Krapf
August 28, 2014
Has the Coast Guard gone international?
I am increasingly concerned with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It’s not about the group’s regulation of international vessels but with the potential impact that emerging IMO rules might have on domestic U.S. vessel operators and mariners. The Coast Guard
Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
August 28, 2014
Wood boats, aluminum boats and Port Townsend
It's still summer, still a good time to be on the water, whether for work or pleasure. Last week, I got a chance to do both at the same time.
Author: Bruce Buls
August 26, 2014
What’s next for shipping assets?
Theories on optimal ownership structures for capital assets are like the shipping markets — they go in cycles. Since workboats are often ancillary to some larger business mission, I am always scanning the business news for clues about company architecture.
Author: Barry Parker
August 26, 2014