Author: Professional Mariner Staff

NMEA names 2020 Product of Excellence Award winners

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — Manufacturers scored big at the 2020 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Business Meeting held on Sept. 26, following the NMEA Virtual Education Week. Nineteen products received the top award, and the NMEA Manufacturer of the Year…

Offshore charging buoy would reduce vessel emissions

(LYNGBY, Denmark) — Maersk Supply Service A/S and Orsted, a world leader in offshore wind, have formed a partnership to test an innovative charging buoy that can bring green electricity to offshore wind farm service vessels and potentially to a…

MetalCraft delivers pair of patrol boats to Mississippi agency

(KINGSTON, Ontario) — MetalCraft Marine U.S. has just delivered two of its 34-foot high performance patrol RIBs to the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Police. The two boats will be used in the coastal bay areas and offshore checking on…

Metal Shark delivers custom tender for new research vessel

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has delivered a new research tender to New York-based nonprofit ocean exploration initiative and media organization OceanX. The custom 38-foot Defiant-class welded aluminum monohull pilothouse vessel will be…

Unions: Detain ships to stop humanitarian crisis at sea

(LONDON) — An influential group of unions has called for ships to be detained in ports if seafarers have been on board longer than international treaties allow. Marking World Maritime Day on Sept. 24, the Nautilus Federation of 22 maritime…

LAD delivers dredge barge designed by The Shearer Group

(HOUSTON) —  The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) has announced the delivery of a 200-by-60-foot walking spud dredge barge built by LAD Services of Louisiana. LAD contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge, which has the capacity to lift…

Shipbuilding News, March 2016

Study: Regulations don’t harm US-flag fleet’s competitiveness In a recent blog, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Thomas highlighted an independent study that said Coast Guard regulations “are not an impediment to the competitiveness of the U.S.-flag registry.” The Transportation…

Maritime Casualty News, September 2014

Coast Guard calls for action on air-draft-related accidents Over the past 11 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has counted 205 air-draft-related accidents at bridges, including fixed, swing, lift and drawbridges. There have been several additional incidents in which vessels have…

Maritime Casualty News, August 2014

Mass. ferry twice leaves passengers stranded at sea  A Massachusetts passenger vessel has suffered two casualties this summer. The 83-foot Cetacea is a ferry that also serves as a whale-watching boat. On July 28, with 163 people aboard for a…

ASR 2007-2008 Top 50 index

The American Ship Review register lists significant commercial or civilian-crewed vessels built by North American shipyards over the last year. Identical vessels built by the same yard may not all be listed. ACO Isaure Bienvenu, 185'OSVDesigner/Builder: Master Boat Builders, Bayou…

Ship's master killed by door

The captain of a cruise ship being laid up in Florida was killed Oct. 27 when an automatic, watertight bulkhead door closed on him as he was securing the engine room. Watertight door closes automatically when power is cut. The…