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Burger Boat lands contract for Chicago passenger vessel


Burger Boat Company has received a contract for the construction of an 89' steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill.   Continued »

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Video: Construction of the Kieffer E. Bailey


This time-lapse video shows the construction of the pushboat Kieffer E. Bailey at the Master Marine shipyard in Bayou La Batre, Ala.   Continued »

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Video: Costa Concordia en route to Genoa


This video shows the Costa Concordia under tow from an aerial drone.   Continued »


Bay Shipbuilding to build two ATB units for Kirby


Bay Shipbuilding Company (BSC) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG), has been awarded a contract to build two 155,000-bbl. capacity barges and two 6,000 hp tugs for Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX).   Continued »


Corps to christen new vessel to honor Thomas George


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will christen its newest named vessel in honor of the late Thomas George, captain of the Corps’ dredge Potter, in a ceremony to be attended by his family, his peers and Corps teammates at the St. Louis Service Base July 15.   Continued »

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Atlantic Towing orders four Damen PSVs


Atlantic Towing has selected newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC).   Continued »

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Vigor Fab to construct fireboat for San Francisco Fire Department


Vigor Fab has been awarded a contract to build a fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department. Construction of the 88’x’25x’14’ vessel will begin this fall in Seattle.   Continued »

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American Cruise Lines launches new Mississippi riverboat


American Cruise Lines announced Tuesday the successful launch of the new paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.   Continued »

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Eastern launches fourth 302' OSV for Hornbeck


On June 6, Eastern Shipbuilding Group launched the HOS Black Watch (Hull 208) for Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

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Ingalls to build eighth Coast Guard NSC


Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division today received an $76.5 million fixed-price contract from the Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for the eighth National Security Cutter, Midgett (WMSL 757).   Continued »

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Reflections on the Costa Concordia and Sewol
Maritime disasters on opposite sides of the world were in the news this week. Author: Bruce Buls
July 29, 2014
Finding tomorrow’s welders
It is no easy task for shipyards to find, train and retain good welders. But there is hope. Author: David Krapf
July 29, 2014
Safety doesn't have to cost a bundle
Safety reminders are simple and cost nothing. Author: Gene McKeever
July 29, 2014
Can you be pro-development but anti-tar sands?
The city council of South Portland, Maine, has voted to ban tar sands from the city. Despite overwhelming support for the ban, I believe most city residents understand the importance of a working waterfront. Author: Melissa Wood
July 24, 2014
Lease sale for the Atlantic?
It's time to explore the waters off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas.  Author: Ken Hocke
July 24, 2014

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