Author: Professional Mariner Staff

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,…

Genoa Design joins Seaspan's polar icebreaker team

(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards and Genoa Design of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement in a bid to design and build the Canadian Coast Guard’s future polar icebreaker. Genoa will provide…

Laborde Products expands with Marine Systems Inc. agreement

(COVINGTON, La.) — Laborde Products Inc. has entered into an agreement with Marine Systems Inc. (MSI), parts and service, for its Chesapeake, Va., Thorofare, N.J., and Tampa, Fla., branch locations. MSI will provide complete service and support for Laborde Products’…

MacGregor receives new orders from Asia, Scandinavia

(SINGAPORE) — MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured two new orders, one from Asia for two ro-pax ferries and another from Scandinavia for a group of Linkspans. Both orders are booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2020 order intake, with deliveries…