Author: Professional Mariner Staff

NOAA releases new condition models for mariners on West Coast, Gulf

(WASHINGTON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced two new coastal condition forecast models that will enhance critical decision making for mariners along the West Coast and northern Gulf of Mexico. The models provide continuous quality-controlled data…

All American Marine joins Bryton Marine Group

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) owner Matt Mullett has completed the private sale of the company to family-owned Bryton Marine Group. AAM, located in Bellingham, Wash., is at the forefront of aluminum vessel design and manufacturing. The company…

St. Lawrence Seaway opens 63rd navigation season

(ST. LAMBERT LOCK) — The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. (SLSMC) announced the opening of its 63rd navigation season Monday. The CSL Group’s Baie St. Paul, a Trillium‑class laker, was the first ship through the St. Lambert Lock in a…

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System reports strong 2020 season

(WASHINGTON) — American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System reported that overall tonnage during the 2020 navigation season was down just 1.7 percent compared to the 2019 navigation season, despite facing a challenging year. “The Seaway’s…

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Conrad Shipyard receives ISO 9001:2015 recertification

(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard has received ISO 9001:2015 recertification for its quality management program from ABS Quality Evaluations, the ANAB internationally accredited registrar. Conrad’s successful implementation of its quality management system to ISO 9001:2015 standards reflects the company’s…

Louisiana pilots order Chesapeake-class launch from Gladding-Hearn

(SOMERSET, Mass.) – The Associated Federal Pilots in Metairie, La., has ordered a Chesapeake-class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. The pilots’ first launch, built by the Massachusetts-based shipyard, is scheduled for delivery in July 2021. Since the Chesapeake-class pilot boat…

Crowley receives government award for hiring, retaining military veterans

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia has awarded Crowley the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion for its exemplary success recruiting, employing and retaining U.S. military veterans. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets)…

MarAd renews GPS warning, reports 'multiple instances' of interference

(WASHINGTON) — Multiple instances of significant GPS interference have been reported worldwide in the maritime domain. This interference is resulting in lost or inaccurate GPS signals affecting bridge navigation, GPS-based timing, and communications equipment. Satellite communications equipment may also be…

Inmarsat Fleet LTE service coverage extended to Gulf of Mexico

(LONDON) — Inmarsat, a world leader in global mobile satellite communications, will extend its "three-in-one" Fleet LTE coverage for offshore service vessels to the Gulf of Mexico following successful trials with V.Ships Offshore in the North Sea area. In conjunction…

Metal Shark debuts catamaran expedition yacht

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has introduced a 48-meter (158-foot) aluminum catamaran expedition yacht. The new Metal Shark M48, named Magnet, is the first build in the company’s Metal Shark Yachts portfolio of high-speed, long-range catamaran expedition yachts. The new…

Bollinger gets award to build four more fast response cutters

(LOCKPORT, La.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Bollinger Shipyards four additional Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs). This announcement brings the total number of FRCs awarded to Bollinger up to 60 vessels since the program’s inception. The Coast Guard’s…

Harken employees acquire company

From Harken co-founder Peter Harken: (PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Throughout the years, Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business. The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn’t…

Crowley completes challenging fuel delivery to US military in the Arctic

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Crowley successfully lightered and delivered nearly 4 million gallons of military specification fuel to Eareckson Air Station on the Aleutian Island of Shemya in Alaska, overcoming challenges that included Mother Nature’s destruction of the island’s shoreside dock,…