Author: John Snyder

Shipbuilding News, February 2016

Bullish on subs, Electric Boat to hire 4,000 workers General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) expects to hire nearly 4,000 people in the coming years as it ramps up production of new Navy submarines. The shipyard is projecting a positive outlook…

Shipbuilding News, January 2016

Bollinger delivers 16th fast response cutter Bollinger Shipyards delivered CGC Winslow Griesser, the 16th fast response cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard in December. “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger…

Shipbuilding News, December 2015

New Bay-Houston escort tug launched at Eastern Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. announced the launch of the escort tug H. Douglas M (Hull 236) for Bay-Houston Towing Co. on Nov. 17. This series of Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400-class…

Shipbuilding News, November 2015

NASSCO christens first tanker in five-vessel Jones Act order General Dynamics NASSCO's San Diego shipyard hosted a christening ceremony on Oct. 9 for the first of five Jones Act product carriers for Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers (APT). …

Fire/pilot/patrol

While demand for newbuilds to service the U.S. oil patch hit the pause button in 2015, security never sleeps.

Shipbuilding News, October 2015

NOAA awards Willard Marine contract for three survey ships Willard Marine of Anaheim, Calif., was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum hydrographic survey launch ships (HSL). The three 28-foot HSLs will…

Shipbuilding News, September 2015

Seaspan cable ferry to operate on world's longest run BC Ferries’ cable ferry, the 150-passenger, 50-vehicle Baynes Sound Connector, was towed from Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, arriving at Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island on Aug. 25. When it…

Shipbuilding News, August 2015

Bollinger delivers 14th fast response cutter to Coast Guard Bollinger Shipyards, of Lockport, La., delivered Heriberto Hernandez, the 14th fast response cutter (FRC), to the U.S. Coast Guard on July 30. The announcement was made by Bollinger’s president and chief executive,…

Shipbuilding News, July 2015

Harvey Gulf acquires two Gulf shipyards Harvey Gulf International Marine is entering the shipbuilding segment following the purchase of two shipyards along the Gulf of Mexico.   The New Orleans-based company is acquiring Gulf Coast Shipyards in Mississippi as well as…

Shipbuilding News, June 2015

Miss. governor signs bill supporting ‘Shipyard of the Future’ Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant visited Huntington Ingalls Industries/Ingalls Shipbuilding division's Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard in late May for the ceremonial signing of a $20 million bond bill supporting Ingalls' "Shipyard of the…

Shipbuilding News, May 2015

Kvichak to build two passenger ferries for San Francisco Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Industrial company, announced the award of a contract by San Francisco’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) for the design and construction of two all-aluminum 400-passenger ferries.…

Shipbuilding News, March 2015

Eastern Shipbuilding introduces z-drive inland towboat design Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. (ESG) announced on Feb. 12 its vision of the future for inland waterways with a 120-foot, 4,200-hp inland towboat design, Thunderbolt. The new towboat combines twin electric V-pod propulsion…

Shipbuilding News, February 2015

Vane Brothers orders two new tugs from Chesapeake Chesapeake Shipbuilding signed a contract in late January with Vane Brothers to build two new tugboats, marking the 13th and 14th tugs that Chesapeake will have built for Vane Brothers in the…

Shipbuilding News, January 2015

Bollinger Shipyards gets new ownership, CEO Bollinger Shipyards Inc. announced in late December that Ben Bordelon will assume the duties of chairman, president and chief executive officer. Ben Bordelon, along with the Chouest family from Galliano, La., has acquired all…

Shipbuilding News, December 2014

Bollinger delivers 11th fast response cutter Bollinger Shipyards Inc. announced delivery of William Trump, the 11th fast response cutter (FRC), to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 154-foot patrol craft William Trump is the latest in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC…

Shipbuilding News, November 2014

Burger Boat delivers RV Arcticus Burger Boat Co. delivered a 78-foot research vessel to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on Oct. 17. RV Arcticus replaced the 38-year-old RV Grayling and brought the USGS Great Lakes Science Center’s (GLSC) large…

Pilots, fire, patrol

Among the noteworthy builds in the past year is Foss Maritime’s new offering for the Port of Long Beach, Calif. — a 108-foot, Robert Allan Ltd.-designed fireboat that will be one of the world’s most powerful.

Shipbuilding News, October 2014

Two tugs delivered to Signet Maritime This past summer, Signet Maritime took delivery of Signet Arcturus and Signet Polaris, the eighth and ninth tugboats designed for the company by Robert Allan Ltd., to add to its fleet of 37 conventional…

Shipbuilding News, September 2014

Eastern delivers new towboat to Florida Marine Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. announced the delivery of M/V Kimberly Hidalgo (Hull 188) to Florida Marine Transporters Inc., of Mandeville, La., in August. The towboat is one of a series of three vessels…

Shipbuilding News, August 2014

Harvey Gulf orders hybrid MPFSV at Eastern Shipbuilding Harvey Gulf International Marine Inc., of New Orleans, has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a contract to construct a hybrid Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) of Robert Allan RAmpage 6400 design. The vessel…

Shipbuilding News, July 2014

Senesco builds tractor tug for McAllister McAllister Towing commissioned its newest tractor tug in late June. The 5,150-hp Buckley McAllister is a Jensen design and is named for company president Buckley McAllister. The vessel length is 96 feet overall with…

Shipbuilding News, June 2014

VT Halter delivers new ATB for Bouchard Bouchard Transportation Co. on May 30 took delivery of the oceangoing 112-foot Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Denise A. Bouchard, from VT Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc. A sister vessel…

Shipbuilding News, May 2014

Huntington Ingalls to explore opportunities for Avondale redevelopment Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced in April that it will conduct a study with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP to explore redeveloping Huntington Ingalls' Avondale shipyard in Louisiana. Since announcing its plans…