Author: Professional Mariner Staff

US plans up to seven new offshore wind lease sales by 2025

(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on Wednesday outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030. During a speech at…

Report finds COVID-19 accelerating digitalization of maritime industry

(LONDON) — A new report published by Inmarsat pinpoints the impact of COVID-19 in accelerating global shipping’s digital journey. Written by maritime innovation consultancy Thetius and sponsored by the Inmarsat Research Program, "A Changed World: The State of Digital Transformation…

Robert Allan designs methanol-fueled crew transfer vessel

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — With support from the Carbon Trust, United Kingdom and the Offshore Wind Accelerator program, Robert Allan Ltd. has brought the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain with the development of…

Austal USA wins contract to build two T-ATS for Navy

(MOBILE, Ala.) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Austal USA a $144 million detailed design and construction contract for two towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). This contract award marks the first steel new-ship construction program for the company.…

Navy selects MITAGS for firefighting and damage control training

(BALTIMORE) — The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide mission-critical firefighting and damage control training to Navy and Coast Guard sailors stationed in the Seattle area. Training standards require…

Pilots-in-training – Maryland Board of Pilots

MARYLAND BOARD OF PILOTS 2021 PILOT-IN-TRAINING APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE  The Maryland Board of Pilots is accepting applications for Pilots-in-training through December 31, 2021, for the current selection process.  Applications received after that date will not be accepted for the current…

ACL to redesign, refit fleet of classic paddewheelers

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines (ACL) has announced that its fleet of four classic paddlewheelers will be undergoing a major redesign, refit and rebranding. The new interior design will bring paddlewheel cruising to the same standard already exhibited on…

Ocean Group acquires Samson Tugboats of Vancouver

(QUEBEC CITY) — Ocean Group has announced the acquisition of Samson Tugboats Inc., a Vancouver-based company specializing in harbor towing in the Vancouver area since 2011. In March 2020, Ocean Group announced that it had been awarded several major contracts…

Coast Guard Foundation launches ME3 Jackson P. Haughey Endowment

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, has announced the establishment of the ME3 Jackson P. Haughey Endowment. The endowment honors the memory…

Eastern cuts steel for Coast Guard's third OPC

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) on Monday commenced construction of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham (WMSM-917), Hull 3 of the Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program. The event was observed by leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard…

NMEA names 2021 product award winners at annual conference

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — Twenty products garnered top honors in three separate award competitions at the 2021 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held last week at the Orlando Doubletree Universal Hotel in Florida. NMEA members cast their votes online…