Maritime News

Four charged in $200,000 Coast Guard credentialing scheme

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Four individuals have been charged for their respective roles in a conspiracy to sell phony U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credentials in Norfolk. According to allegations in the unsealed indictment, Lamont Godfrey, 42, of Portsmouth, Eugene Johnson,…

Man reported overboard from Maersk containership in Savannah

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after falling overboard in the Port of Savannah, Ga., on Tuesday. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification at approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday from…

IMO working group proposes new measures to cut ship emissions

(LONDON) — New mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been agreed by an International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group. This marks a major step forward, building on current mandatory energy efficiency requirements to further reduce…

EPA unveils new vessel discharge rules

(WASHINGTON) — On Oct. 26 in the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed vessel discharge regulations. The new regulations are being implemented pursuant to the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) of 2018. The EPA is soliciting public…

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…

US groups call for strong response to China's maritime ambitions

(WASHINGTON) — Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) President Matthew Paxton on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the new Navy League U.S. report "China's Use of Maritime for Global Power Demands a Strong Commitment to American Maritime": “The U.S. Navy…

Latest FRC from Bollinger bound for Bahrain

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards on Thursday delivered USCGC Charles Moulthrope to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. This is the 164th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 41st fast…

Call for collaboration results in Global Maritime Information Coalition

(WESTON, Conn.) — In response to last week’s repeated calls for industry collaboration at SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference and Exhibition , its chief evolution officer, Carleen Lyden Walker, announced the formation of the Global Maritime Information Coalition (GMIC)…

NOAA, local council to improve marine navigation near Valdez

(VALDEZ, Alaska) — A new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, also known as PORTS, aims to improve maritime safety and efficiency off Valdez, Alaska. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council partnered…

MarAd awards $220 million in grants for US ports

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 16 states and territories through the Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Port Infrastructure Development Program. U.S. maritime…

Vigor delivers pair of launches to Los Angeles Pilot Service

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The Los Angeles Pilot Service has taken delivery of two customized 56-foot Camarc Design pilot boats built by Vigor Industrial at its Vancouver, Wash., facility, located on the northern side of the Columbia River. The pilot service…

Seaspan delivers Canada's third offshore fisheries science vessel

(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards on Friday officially delivered the third offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV) to the Canadian Coast Guard. CCGS John Cabot is the third OFSV delivered by Seaspan Shipyards in the past 15 months and completes…

Maid of the Mist launches all-electric tour boats

(NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.) — Maid of the Mist, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York Power Authority and ABB announced that Maid of the Mist, the iconic boat tour that has navigated the waters…

IMO hit by cyberattack; CMA CGM suspects data breach

(LONDON) — Two key players in the global shipping industry are trying to restore computer networks and assess the damage from separate cyberattacks this week that are adding short-term complications to supply chains already straining ahead of peak season for…

Edison Chouest to build wind farm service vessel for Northeast

(CUT OFF, La.) — Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Orsted and Eversource have announced the execution of a long-term charter agreement for the provision of a U.S.-flagged Jones Act-compliant service operations vessel (SOV). The SOV will be engineered, constructed and operated…