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Pauline Duclos, CFO of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, dies at 87

(WESTPORT, Mass.) — Pauline Delia (Duperre) Duclos, age 87, wife of George Duclos, the former CEO of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, died peacefully on April 24 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Claire (Paradise) Duperre, she…

Cummins introduces QSK60 EPA Tier 4/IMO III engine with SCR

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Cummins launched the QSK60 EPA Tier 4/IMO III engine at Cummins Marine’s virtual showcase on April 14. The new EPA Tier 4-compliant selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system is being paired with the already-proven QSK60 engine to…

Caterpillar Marine releases C32B 2,433 mhp engine

(HOUSTON) — Following the successful launch of the C32B 2,025 mhp engine, Caterpillar Marine has announced the release of the new Cat C32B 2,433 mhp (2,400 bhp) high-performance marine engine, with a rated engine speed of 2,300 rpm. With a…

Ecochlor launches EcoOne filterless BWMS

(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.) — Ecochlor has announced the launch of EcoOne, a revolutionary new ballast water management system (BWMS). “By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. While at the same…

Cummins announces advanced remote monitoring solution for vessels

(COLUMBUS, Ind.) — Cummins Inc. has announced the launch of PrevenTech Marine, an expansion of the PrevenTech portfolio. PrevenTech Marine is designed to boost uptime, reduce maintenance costs and improve the service experience. PrevenTech monitors Cummins-powered assets remotely, using connectivity,…

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…