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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 »

The GX2200 VHF from Standard Horizon features a built-in GPS receiver.

Stronger Backbone


The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) represents major marine electronics manufacturers such as Furuno and Simrad, as well as marine electronics dealerships around the U.S.    Continued »

The big bow fender, supplied by Schuyler, is needed for LNG and other work.

The I’s Have It


Signet Maritime has been more than happy with the highly maneuverable and efficient Signet Weatherly built at its Mississippi yard in 2012. The 4,720-hp Robert Allan Ltd. RAmparts 3200-class ocean towing and escort tug and its 61 MT of bollard pull have exceeded expectations.   Continued »

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Video: Signet Polaris


The Signet Polaris is a 105'×38'×17'8", 6,800-hp tug built by Patti Marine Enterprises for or Signet Maritime Corp. at its Pensacola, Fla., shipyard.      Continued »

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