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The Harvey Stone, a 212'x59' multipurpose field support vessel with a hybrid power system, is being built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group.

Eastern to build hybrid power multipurpose OSV for Harvey Gulf

10/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 
Speed and handling for a new Massachusetts patrol boat is enhanced by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. The docking joystick can move the boat in any direction with one hand.

Patrol boat features new Volvo IPS propulsion

10/1/2014

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.,   Continued »

 
LNG transport barge will feature four pressure tanks, each sized at 750 cu. meters.

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10/1/2014

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Vice President Biden champions maritime at Port of Virginia

9/30/2014

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.   Continued »

 

FERC authorizes construction of Cove Point LNG export project

9/30/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Louisiana LNG Energy applies for authorization to export LNG

9/30/2014

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.   Continued »

 
Signet Maritime’s Tractor fleet escorts Delta House to the Gulf of Mexico.

Signet transports second LLOG rig to Gulf of Mexico

9/30/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Eastern cuts steel for Great Lakes ATB hopper dredge

9/30/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Video: Three questions for Air Products at SMM

9/30/2014

WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf spoke with Atle Hjemdal, senior sales engineer, Air Products AS, at SMM held in Hamburg earlier this month.   Continued »

 

Grain barge rates leap in anticipation of harvest

9/25/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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