Author: John Snyder

Shipbuilding News, April 2014

Bollinger delivers ninth Fast Response Cutter to U.S. Coast Guard Bollinger Shipyards Inc. announced the delivery of the USCGC Kathleen Moore to the Seventh Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla., on March 28. The 154-foot patrol craft Kathleen Moore…

Shipbuilding News, March 2014

Jensen Maritime to design LNG bunker barges Seattle-based Jensen Maritime has been awarded a contract to design some of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barges in the U.S. for LNG America LLC, a Houston-based LNG fuel supply and…

Shipbuilding News, February 2014

Metal Shark expanding in the shipbuilding sector Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, La., is investing $10 million to expand its operations and acquire a large waterfront parcel to accommodate the production of larger vessels. The company plans to enter…

Shipbuilding News, January 2014

Eastern Shipbuilding Group launches Bravante VII Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. of Panama City, Fla., announced the Dec. 20 christening and launching of Bravante VII for Boldini SA, Bravante Group of Brazil. The event was held at Eastern’s Nelson Street Facility.…

Shipbuilding News, December 2013

Marinette Marine delivers new NOAA ship The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) took delivery of Reuben Lasker in November. The vessel is the agency’s newest high-tech fisheries survey vessel and was built by Marinette Marine Corp. (MMC), a Fincantieri…

Shipbuilding News, November 2013

Eastern Shipbuilding delivers HOS Red Rock to Hornbeck Offshore Services On Oct. 10, Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Fla., delivered HOS Red Rock, the second of four vessels designated as the HOSMax 300 series offshore supply vessels (OSVs). The…

Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Next year will see the first of two huge new Robert Allan Ltd.-design fireboats for the Port of Long Beach that will dwarf any recent deliveries.

Shipbuilding News, October 2013

Jensen awarded construction management contract for Jones Act tankers Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle has been awarded a new construction management contract for four new 330,000-barrel, Jones Act product tankers, to be built by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. Construction is…

Shipbuilding News, September 2013

Carnival to dry dock 32 ships by 2016 In and effort meet new emissions regulations, Carnival Corp. earlier this month reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard to develop its own…

Shipbuilding News, August 2013

Twelve U.S. shipyards to receive MarAd grants The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) announced on July 24 that it would award $9.46 million in grants to 12 shipyards in 10 states for infrastructure improvements and equipment upgrades. The grants, provided through…

Shipbuilding News, July 2013

Austal lays keel for 4th Littoral Combat Ship Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the fourth Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Montgomery (LCS 8) on June 25. This is the second LCS of 10 awarded by the U.S. Navy…

Shipbuilding News, June 2013

New dry dock to boost VT Halter’s ship-repair business VT Halter Marine Inc. announced on May 16 the arrival of a 12,000 metric ton floating dry dock transported by a heavy lift vessel from the Philippines. The dock dimensions are…

Shipbuilding News May 2013

Derecktor builds new catamaran for aquarium Robert E. Derecktor Inc. announced on April 5 that it has been chosen to build a new 63-foot catamaran for research and to serve as a floating classroom vessel for The Maritime Aquarium in…

Shipbuilding News April 2013

Great Lakes Shipyard completes winter work on American Courage The American Steamship Co. laker American Courage departed Cleveland March 23 after two months of layup at Great Lakes Shipyard. The shipyard was contracted by American Steamship to perform winter work…

Shipbuilding News March 2013

Guido Perla & Associates Inc. to design PSVs The Seattle naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Guido Perla & Associates Inc. (GPA) was won a contract to deliver the design, regulatory design and production engineering for two GPA 675J…

Shipbuilding News February 2013

Crowley christens new U.S. flag tanker in Philadelphia Crowley Maritime Corp. christened its newest tanker, Florida, Jan. 30 at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. The 330,000-barrel ship will serve a major energy customer in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S.-flag vessel…

Shipbuilding News January 2013

Signet continues Gulf Coast fleet expansion Signet Maritime Corp. announced on Dec. 12, 2012, a contract with Patti Marine Enterprises Inc. in Pensacola, Fla., to build two Robert Allan Ltd. designed tugs. This marks the ninth design by Robert Allan…

Shipbuilding News December 2012

Gladding-Hearn delivers 250-passenger fast ferry to Yankee Fleet Massachusetts-based Yankee Fleet has taken delivery of a new 250-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. The ferry, Yankee Freedom III, will make the daily 70-mile run between Key West, Fla., and the…