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January 2015 BOATBUILDING BITTS

1/1/2015

January 2015 BOATBUILDING BITTS   Continued »

 

Faith-based towing — Part II

1/1/2015

So what exactly is faith-based towing? According to Merriam-Webster, faith may be defined as a “firm belief in something for which there is no proof.”   Continued »

 

Mariners continue to have licensing problems

1/1/2015

Recently, several mariners contacted me about the difficulties they are having with license processing at the National Maritime Center (NMC) in West Virginia.   Continued »

 
International Paint's Interfine 5703 shows excellent color and gloss retention after seven months in service.

Coat of Arms

10/1/2014

An important component of any workboat, one that is often taken for granted until it looks like hell and you realize it can’t be ignored, is paint.   Continued »

 

Vigor to build two Alaska state ferries

9/23/2014

Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced the selection of Vigor Alaska to build the state’s two newest day ferries.   Continued »

 
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Incat christens world's largest fast crew boat

9/18/2014

On Sept. 15, the 70m fast crew boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard in Hobart, Tasmania.   Continued »

 

Ingram to build 20 tank barges

9/18/2014

Ingram Barge Company announced today that they will be building 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments.   Continued »

 
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Kvichak to build seven more TPSBs for Coast Guard

9/11/2014

Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., was awarded a five year contract by the Coast Guard for the construction of 32’ Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011. Kvichak has delivered 52 vessels to date. The USCG recently awarded an additional seven vessels to the contract.   Continued »

 
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Condor Ferries purchases Austal trimaran

8/21/2014

Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) yesterday announced it has completed the sale of “Austal Hull 270”, the company’s 102 m trimaran stock vessel to Channel Islands' ferry operator Condor Ferries, for $61.5 million.   Continued »

 
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Fourth National Security Cutter completes acceptance trials

8/19/2014

The fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, successfully completed several days of rigorous acceptance trials Thursday to ensure the cutter meets its contractual requirements and is ready for delivery to the Coast Guard.   Continued »

 
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Mariners and marijuana: A moral perspective
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January 20, 2015

 
 
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