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Gibbs & Cox establishes Houston office

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Gibbs & Cox Inc., a global leader in naval architecture and marine engineering, has expanded its services into Houston, Texas. The office will be led by Todd Carrico, a leading innovator in naval and offshore marine engineering…

Foreship deploys drones to enhance draft surveys

(HELSINKI) — Leading naval architecture and marine engineering company Foreship Ltd. confirms that draft surveys employing drones improve the accuracy of readings as well as the speed and safety of the survey process. Following successful trials, Foreship has added the…

Hybrid cargo vessel to be retrofitted with autonomous system

(NORWALK, Conn.) — Norwalk-based First Harvest Navigation, a marine transportation company that connects family farms to urban and suburban neighborhoods, has selected Boston-based Sea Machines’ technology to launch the first autonomous hybrid cargo vessel in the Unites States. Powered by…

Derecktor gets Army Corps approval for Florida haul-out basin

(FORT PIERCE, Fla.) — After 11 months of review, the engineering and plans for Derecktor Fort Pierce’s new megayacht haul-out basin have been officially approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, paving way for construction to commence once the…

Volvo Penta uses pilot technology in hybrid crew transfer vessels

(GOTHENBURG, Sweden) — In close collaboration with electrification experts Danfoss Editron, Volvo Penta is powering two hybrid vessels using pilot technology. Set to be launched in summer 2021, these vessels are an innovative combination of integrated electric Volvo Penta Inboard…

Schottel EcoPeller to be installed in inspection vessel for first time

(SPAY, Germany) — Schottel’s efficient EcoPellers will propel a new fishery inspection vessel ordered by the governmental Danish Fisheries Agency and under construction at Hvide Sande Shipyard. Beyond this, one Schottel rim thruster will provide maximum maneuverability and ensure low…

Vestdavit secures long-term service agreement with NOAA

(BERGEN, Norway) — Boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit has secured an agreement to provide service, support and spares for the variety of marine davits it has supplied to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA operates a…

Tidewater Transportation names Aaron Degodny as vice president, CCO

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, the largest barge transportation and terminal network on the Columbia-Snake River system, recently added Aaron Degodny as its new vice president and chief commercial officer (CCO). “Aaron is an extremely accomplished executive who…

Imtra supplies array of new pilot boats, retrofits

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — Imtra, a leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, was selected recently by multiple pilot boat organizations to supply equipment for newbuilds and retrofits. The products selected…

Wartsila delivers low-noise propulsion for Canada's OFSVs

(HELSINKI) — The technology group Wartsila has supplied specialized propulsion solutions for three offshore fisheries science vessels (OFSVs) built for the Canadian Coast Guard at Seaspan Shipyards in British Columbia. Low-noise propulsion is very important for the vessels’ primary mission,…

Southwest Shipyard names Scott Theriot as president, CEO

(CHANNELVIEW, Texas) — Southwest Shipyard L.P.'s board of directors has appointed Scott Theriot as president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 12. Theriot brings over 30 years of marine industry and executive leadership experience in the new construction and repair…

Southwest Shipyard delivers Shearer-designed tank barge

(HOUSTON) — The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) announces the delivery of a 250-by-54-foot, 23 ,000-barrel tank barge built by Southwest Shipyard LP of Houston. Southwest Shipyard contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge. The barge's primary mission is…

NY-based captain's group donates dues to food banks

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors of the Sodus Bay Maritime Captains Association (SBMCA) decided to use this year’s membership dues to assist the communities of its 51 members. Donations were made to…

Furuno wins five 2020 NMEA Product of Excellence awards

(CAMAS, Wash.) — On Sept. 26, Furuno wrapped up an unprecedented week of learning and dealer engagement during the 2020 NMEA Virtual Education Week by bringing home five NMEA Product of Excellence awards. This brings Furuno's total to an 235…

Two RAstar 3200-SX escort tugs arrive in Scotland

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Early September saw the delivery of Odin of Scapa and Thor of Scapa, a pair of Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3200-SX terminal support/escort tugs, to Orkney Island Council Marine Services. Following a rigorous tender process,…

C-MAP launches FleetManager 4.0

(EGERSUND, Norway) — C-MAP, a leading provider of commercial marine charting and cloud-based software solutions for fleet management and route optimization, has launched FleetManager 4.0, a web-based fleet management solution. A decade from the launch of the first FleetManager, this…

Icom's M605 wins excellence award for fourth year in a row

(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — At this year’s virtual 2020 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference and Expo, the marine industry once again honored several top products and manufacturers. One of those top products was Icom's M605 VHF marine transceiver, for the fourth year…

C-MAP releases NAVAREA Warning Service for IMS

(EGERSUND, Norway) — C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography for commercial vessels, has announced a new service, along with a number of improvements and features to its existing, next generation back-of-bridge voyage planning station. C-MAP IMS integrates with C-MAP’s…

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…