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Havyard to construct hybrid battery powered Arctic PSV


Havyard has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF.    Continued »

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Navy christens USS Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works


On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the Navy christened the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.   Continued »

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Conrad delivers 75' pushboat to Harley Marine NY


Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, today took delivery of the river style pushboat, HMS Justice, from Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, La.   Continued »

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Eastern launches HOS Black Rock for Hornbeck


On March 28, Eastern Shipbuilding Group launched HOS Black Rock (Hull 207) for Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

Carol Armstrong, ship sponsor for R/V Neil Armstrong, breaking the bottle across the bow.

Research vessel Neil Armstrong christened


A christening ceremony for the 238'x50' oceanographic research vessel AGOR 27, named in honor of Neil Armstrong, was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash., on March 29, 2014.   Continued »

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Eastern to build ATB dredge for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock


On Jan. 10, 2014, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) signed a contract to construct a new trailing suction hopper dredge ATB unit consisting of a 433’x 92’x 36’ trailing suction hopper dredge barge and a 158’4”x 52’x 32’9" 15,600 bhp CPP tug at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities.   Continued »

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Video: Leevac launches Ram Nation for Aries Marine


Leevac Shipyards Jennings launched the Ram Nation on Tuesday, March 18.   Continued »

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Conrad delivers 300' deck barge to Gray Offshore


Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Shipyard has delivered a 300'x100'xl9'10" ABS-classed ocean deck barge to Gray Offshore.   Continued »

Sikuliaq departs the shipyard at Menominee River in Wisconsin to embark on five days of preliminary acceptance trials on Lake Michigan.

Ice-class research vessel completes preliminary acceptance trials


The National Science Foundation's ice-capable research vessel Sikuliaq conducted preliminary acceptance trials on the Great Lakes at the end of February, and NSF planners hope to have her in the Washington, D.C., area for a summer visit while completing the remainder of her testing along the east coast.   Continued »

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Kirby to build 29 more 30,000-bbl. tank barges


Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced yesterday the signing of agreements to construct 29 additional 30,000 bbl. inland tank barges with a total capacity of 830,000 bbls. for delivery throughout 2014.   Continued »

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South Korean ferry tragedy raises more questions
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A sad tug tale
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Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial. Author: Leslie Taylor
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Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent. Author: Gene McKeever
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