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Oil doldrums keep lid on OSV demand, but torches stay hot in other markets

Oil doldrums keep lid on OSV demand, but torches stay hot in other markets

For American shipbuilders, 2016 will go down as a year of haves and have-nots, a reality tied directly to global oil markets.

Eastern wins long-awaited OPC contract; icebreakers gain in Congress

Eastern wins long-awaited OPC contract; icebreakers gain in Congress

As the calendar flipped to September, all eyes in the world of military shipbuilding turned intently to Washington as the Coast Guard prepared to deliver the biggest procurement plum in decades: a contract potentially worth $10 billion to build up to 25 offshore patrol cutters.

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2017 Ship of the Year: Protector

2017 Ship of the Year: Protector

The “May grays” had dropped a heavy morning curtain on Port of Long Beach, but the lack of sunshine did little to tarnish the gleam of Protector, the harbor’s new fireboat.

Atlantic Pioneer

Atlantic Pioneer

On a blue-sea, blue-sky day at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, R.I., Atlantic Pioneer cleared the breakwater and entered Narragansett Bay.

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Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

A deafening silence has descended on shipyards along the Gulf Coast in the wake of the titanic sinking of the global oil market.

Ferries/excursion

Ferries/excursion

Hornblower Inc.’s preparations in 2016 for the new Citywide Ferry Service in New York included perhaps the largest single ferry order in U.S. history, while major West Coast operators moved ahead with plans to replace older vessels.

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