Wabtec Corp. and Latin American channel partner Marinsa International, recently signed a contract to supply the primary power for 10 new hybrid tractor tugs for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). Under the contract, Wabtec will deliver two 8L250MDA marine engines for each tugboat.

Austal USA named Jim Blastos as the shipyard’s vice president of supply chain management. Blastos will oversee procurement, strategic sourcing, warehousing, logistics, material management, and production control activities for the company.

Iridium Communications Inc., a data satellite communications company, announced the launch of the Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Academy (GMDSS Academy). The GMDSS Academy is dedicated to ensuring maritime students receive the required Iridium GMDSS safety instruction for working aboard Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) class vessels.

C-Innovation, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, has named Lucas Cribley as its new business development manager.

Boston Whaler introduced its newest model in the Vantage lineup – the 210 Vantage, a dual console model designed with core Boston Whaler features.

Martin Bloem takes over as group director corporate affairs at Damen Shipyards Group effective January 2024. This is a new position at the largest shipbuilding concern in the Netherlands.

Martin Bloem. Damen photo.