Industry News

World's first LNG hybrid tug to feature Schottel drive system

(SINGAPORE and SPAY, Germany) — Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine has selected Schottel’s azimuthal hybrid drive system SYDRIVE-E for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hybrid tug. With this first in a series of 12 vessels, Sembcorp Marine will build the…

Elliott Bay Design Group names Robert Ekse as president

(SEATTLE) — The board of directors of Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has appointed Robert Ekse as president of the firm. Ekse will assume the position from current president and chief engineer Brian King, who is retiring after 33 years…

Helm Operations, ShipTracks launch new harbor automation tools

(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — Marine operations software developer Helm Operations and AIS services provider ShipTracks have launched a new set of integrated features for harbor docking companies designed to ensure that companies “never miss another job” in their ports. The…

Cruise ship guidance from the CDC

On Oct. 30, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a conditional sailing order for cruise ships operating or seeking to operate in U.S. waters. The order introduces a phased approach for resuming passenger cruises. Passenger operations continue to…

Humphree provides stabilizers for new East Coast CTV

(SELBYVILLE, Del.) — Humphree USA was selected by Atlantic Wind Transfers to supply advanced stabilization systems for its latest crew transfer vessel (CTV) for offshore wind power generation fields on the U.S. East Coast. The Humphree stabilizers provide a smooth…

Sea Machines, HamiltonJet partner on pilot-assist system

(BOSTON) — Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics and Christchurch, New Zealand-based HamiltonJet have signed an agreement to develop a new pilot-assist product that utilizes computer vision and autonomous command and control technologies to move waterjet vessels to the forefront of 21st-century…

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…

Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship open to applicants for 2021

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — The Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship award is now open for applications until June 30. The scholarship was created in 1982 by a bequest from the late Robert F. Allan with additional support from his friends and…

Bellingham Marine announces Australasia transition plan

(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — After 25 years of exemplary service, John Spragg, Bellingham Marine president of Australasia and the Middle East, has announced his retirement effective July 1, 2021. Following his retirement, he will continue to serve as a director…

Coast Guard Foundation elects new members to board of trustees

(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 addition of nine new trustees to its board this year. The foundation has…

C-MAP launches new high-resolution range of chart cards

(EGERSUND, Norway) — C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has launched new high-detail C-MAP Discover and C-MAP Reveal charts for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G chartplotters. The Discover and Reveal charts include new features like custom depth…

Propspeed continues US expansion with two new hires

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Propspeed, a leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, has announced expansion of its United States operations with the appointment of Alan Ferland as Southeast regional sales manager and technical support, and Bobby Matos as Gulf Coast…

Navico launches new sustainable packaging program

(EGERSUND, Norway) — Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands, recently announced its renewed focus on becoming a more sustainable company, dedicated to preserving the joy of being on the water for current and future…

Sea Machines hires Moran David as chief commercial officer

(BOSTON) — Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for commercial vessels, has hired Moran David as chief commercial officer (CCO), reporting to the company’s CEO Michael G. Johnson. Effective immediately, this new position…

JMS provides design to convert OSRV to pilot station vessel

(MYSTIC, Conn. and NEW YORK) — The conversion is nearly complete of the former oil spill response vessel (OSRV) Maine Responder to a pilot station vessel for the Sandy Hook Pilots Association of Staten Island, N.Y. The conversion work contract…