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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.
Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced the selection of Vigor Alaska to build the state’s two newest day ferries.
On Sept. 15, the 70m fast crew boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard in Hobart, Tasmania.
Ingram Barge Company announced today that they will be building 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments.
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.
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.
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.
This weekend Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the company's fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), James.
Incat Crowther has launched the Mary Reibey and Annabelle Rankin, the second and third in a series of 24m catamaran passenger ferries for Captain Cook Cruises.
Mandeville, La.-based Florida Marine Transporters has exercised an option to add one more 90’x32’x10’ Canal-class inland towboat to the five vessel program currently under contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group
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