Maritime News

Maine Maritime Academy names new president

(CASTINE, Maine) — Maine Maritime Academy’s board of trustees has announced that Jerald S. “Jerry” Paul has been named as the college’s 15th President. Paul, current president of Capitol Access and a 1989 graduate of the institution, will take office…

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers LNG bunkering barge

(STURGEON BAY, Wis.) — Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has delivered Clean Canaveral, a 340-foot liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering barge, to Polaris New Energy. The 5,500-cubic-meter vessel is the largest of its type ever built in the United States, and will…

NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

(SAN DIEGO) — General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) on Wednesday, the fifth ship of the Navy’s reclassified expeditionary sea base (ESB) program. Dennis DuBard, a longtime NASSCO employee and the start…

Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by San Diego-based Abrams Marine Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “MAMA is a great training organization with a highly regarded team and…

ICS: 'Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

(LONDON) — Following the conclusion of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 77, the International Chamber of Shipping released the following statement from ICS Secretary-General Guy Platten: “We are disappointed that the words and commitments made by…

Fincantieri Marine Systems expanding repair operations in Florida

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) — Fincantieri Marine Systems North America (FMSNA) will expand its marine repair operations on the East Coast. The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Jacksonville, Fla., providing commercial and government vessels a much-needed marine repair…

Hydrogen fuel cells approach maritime industry milestone

Two vessels that will operate on the West Coast are pioneers in the maritime industry’s push to adopt zero-emissions propulsion.  In mid-August, All American Marine launched the 70-foot Sea Change, a 75-passenger ferry powered entirely by hydrogen fuel. It…

Mass. offshore wind tender promises maritime industry boost

Massachusetts regulators and utilities are vetting competing proposals from two offshore wind developers to supply clean energy to New England ratepayers.  Both proposals, offered by Mayflower Wind and Vineyard Wind, would bring significant benefits to the maritime industry, such…

World's first methanol-fueled towboat to launch in 2023

(SEATTLE) — Maritime Partners, in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), e1 Marine and ABB, has announced that M/V Hydrogen One, the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat, will join Maritime Partners’ fleet and become available for charter in 2023 to…

Master Boat Builders, RAL develop new battery hybrid tug

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders, together with naval architect and marine engineering firm Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), has announced the creation of a new battery hybrid tugboat, the ElectRA 3000-H. This design has been developed over the past several…

Metal Shark delivers 55-foot newbuild to Pascagoula pilots

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has delivered a 55-by-17-foot welded aluminum pilot boat to the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi. The second Metal Shark pilot boat to join the Pascagoula Pilots fleet, Singing River Island represents the latest evolution…

RAL, Svitzer sign design agreement for methanol fuel cell tugs

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Svitzer have signed a design agreement for a new generation of methanol fuel cell tugboats. Utilizing a combination of fuel cells, batteries and electric propulsion in a new and unique towing…