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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.
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.,
October 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS
Vice President Joe Biden joined U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D. Va., U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, Virginia Port Authority CEO/Executive Director John Reinhart and Paul "Chip" Jaenichen at the Port of Virginia in Norfolk on Wednesday. They were there to highlight the port’s role as an economic engine for the region and its continued development of facilities and services in anticipation of the need to move greater freight volumes.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Calvert County, Md, and related facilities at an existing compressor station and at metering and regulating sites in Virginia.
The Department of Energy has received an application from Louisiana LNG Energy to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a proposed LNG liquefaction plant to be located near mile marker 46 on the Lower Mississippi River.
On Sept. 14, five Signet Maritime ASD/Z-Drive tugboats, the Signet Enterprise, Signet Reliance, Signet Magic, Signet Weatherly and Signet Volunteer successfully completed the towout of LLOG’s Delta House semisubmersible production facility to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
On Sept. 15, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (NASDAQ: GLDD) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group cut steel starting the construction of a new trailing suction hopper dredge ATB.
WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf spoke with Atle Hjemdal, senior sales engineer, Air Products AS, at SMM held in Hamburg earlier this month.
With only 7% of corn crop and 3% of the soybeans harvested, grain barge freight rates escalated in anticipation of a widespread harvest of a possible record corn and soybean crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La.
Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice.
Author: Leslie Taylor
October 30, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive bureaucracy.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
October 28, 2014