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OSV stacks keeping Gulf quiet; Jones Act cargo ships gain spotlight

OSV stacks keeping Gulf quiet; Jones Act cargo ships gain spotlight

In a familiar refrain, it was tough to find torches burning at Gulf Coast shipyards during the past year.

Icebreakers cometh for US, Canada as Arctic opens wide

Icebreakers cometh for US, Canada as Arctic opens wide

As Polar Star, America’s only operational heavy icebreaker, faltered again mechanically on its annual resupply mission to Antarctica last winter, lawmakers were finally voting to do something about it.

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2020 Ship of the Year: Pyxis

2020 Ship of the Year: Pyxis

With the sun rising, Pyxis made its way up the Napa River and docked at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal.

Rodanthe

Rodanthe

On a blistering June day, a sizable crowd gathered in the shade of an outdoor shelter fronting the Hatteras Ferry Terminal on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

U.S. shipyards will produce only a few offshore supply vessels (OSVs), which are considered the lifeline to oil and gas rigs, this year.

Ferries/excursion

Ferries/excursion

Ferry operators on all U.S. coasts have expanded their fleets over the past year with sleek, cleaner-running vessels that meet the rising demand for new commuting options, particularly in the largest cities.

Fire/pilots/patrol

Fire/pilots/patrol

Building activity in the fireboat, pilot boat and patrol boat sectors was slow but steady during the past year.

Research/survey

Research/survey

It took more than nine years, but Canada has taken delivery of the first ship constructed under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Megayachts

Megayachts

Rebuild, repair, repaint, refit. These seem to be the buzzwords of the year in North America’s private megayacht sector.