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Eastern signs contracts for two Z-drive tugs and an inland towboat

10/23/2014

Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised their option for one additional Z-drive tug to be constructed with Eastern Shipbuilding Group. Florida Marine Transporters also signed an option contract with Eastern for an additional inland towboat.   Continued »

 

Barge rates drop from September highs

10/23/2014

Rain has delayed the harvest during October and has lessened any new demand for barge services, according to the USDA.   Continued »

 
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Video: Sinking barge in Port of Long Beach

10/23/2014

A maintenance and fuel barge for the Catalina Express ferry began taking on water last night. Crews are working to prevent it sinking in Long Beach Harbor.   Continued »

 
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Navy selects Willard Marine to build demo combatant craft

10/22/2014

Willard Marine has been selected through a competitive solicitation process to supply a demonstration model of a new, advanced combatant craft for the U.S. Navy under an SBIR contract modification awarded to Structural Composites.   Continued »

 

Donald L. Blount releases book on high-speed powerboat design

10/22/2014

Donald L. Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, announced the publication of "Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels" will be introduced on Oct. 30 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.   Continued »

 

VT Halter begins work on LNG ships for Crowley

10/22/2014

VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems (VT Systems), has commenced construction on the first of two LNG-powered, combination Container Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) vessels for Crowley following the signing of the contract, which took place in November 2013.   Continued »

 
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ASA Electronics hires new PR and digital marketing specialist

10/22/2014

ASA Electronics has hired Jannie Slone as their new public relations and digital marketing specialist.   Continued »

 

GulfMark announces third quarter results

10/21/2014

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (GLF) yesterday announced its results of operations for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30, 2014.   Continued »

 
The German U-576 departs Saint-Nazaire, France, on the Atlantic coast, circa 1940-1942.

Two vessels from WWII convoy discovered off North Carolina

10/21/2014

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.   Continued »

 
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Incat Crowther delivers two ferries for Angola

10/21/2014

Incat Crowther has delivered Macôco and Panguila to Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola. The pair of 30m catamaran passenger ferries, built by Astilleros Armon in Spain, will be operated by subsidiary TMA Express.   Continued »

 
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