Maritime News

SAFE Boats delivers first Stormer workboat to US customer

(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) — The town of Hempstead harbormaster recently took delivery of the first Stormer Marine workboat built under a license agreement by SAFE Boats International. The 22-foot Porter 68S, delivered in late January, was recently put into service in…

Washburn & Doughty launches new ferry for Maine service

(EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine) — On Friday, Gov. Janet Mills and the Maine Department of Transportation in conjunction with its contracting partners at Washburn & Doughty Associates launched the ferry Capt. Richard G. Spear. Fabrication began in August 2018 at Washburn…

Northwest ports commit to phasing out maritime emissions by 2050

(TACOMA, Wash.) — The Northwest Ports of Vancouver (British Columbia), Seattle, Tacoma and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050. In collaboration…

NOAA releases new condition models for mariners on West Coast, Gulf

(WASHINGTON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced two new coastal condition forecast models that will enhance critical decision making for mariners along the West Coast and northern Gulf of Mexico. The models provide continuous quality-controlled data…

Eastern launches third Ollis-class ferry for Staten Island

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group has launched Dorothy Day (Hull 221) at the company's Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla. Dorothy Day is the third of three new Ollis-class ferries for the New York City Department of Transportation…

MarAd announces $230 million available in port infrastructure grants

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) has announced a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) encouraging states and port authorities to apply for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through the…

Conrad delivers deck barge to Ashton Marine

(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard has delivered an ABS deck barge to Ashton Marine LLC, a marine transportation company based in Muskegon, Mich. The 240-by-60-by-14-foot AM 3600 will carry 3,600 tons of bulk materials and project cargo throughout the…

MetalCraft delivers fireboat to Vietnamese province

(KINGSTON, Ontario) — The fire department of Quang Ninh province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam has received its first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high performance fireboat, for the island of Tuan Chau in Ha-Long Bay. The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived…

St. Lawrence Seaway opens 63rd navigation season

(ST. LAMBERT LOCK) — The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. (SLSMC) announced the opening of its 63rd navigation season Monday. The CSL Group’s Baie St. Paul, a Trillium‑class laker, was the first ship through the St. Lambert Lock in a…

Blount delivers CTV to support Virginia offshore wind farm

(WARREN, R.I.) — The crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor was recently delivered to the Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm to support two Siemens Gamesa turbines 27 miles off Virginia Beach. The 65-foot vessel will provide operations and…

SAFETY ALERT: See-Me PFD light failures due to battery issues

(WASHINGTON) — In October 2020, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach found 11 noncompliant See-Me 1.0 LED PFD lights. The bottoms of the lights were missing, cracked or bulging. The lights are manufactured by AOB Outdoor Products & Accessories Inc. and may…

NTSB names Morgan Turrell director of Office of Marine Safety

(WASHINGTON) — Longtime mariner and investigator Morgan Turrell has been named director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Marine Safety. The office investigates major marine accidents within the United States and its territories, as well as accidents involving…

Crowley, ESVAGT to develop service vessels for US offshore wind

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — U.S.-based Crowley and Danish shipping company ESVAGT have announced plans to directly bolster purpose-built Jones Act vessel availability in support of the emerging offshore wind energy market through a joint venture. The partnership will bring together two…

Three more plead guilty in Coast Guard exam-fixing scheme

(NEW ORLEANS) — Three people pleaded guilty on March 5 on charges related to a test-score fixing scheme at a U.S. Coast Guard exam center in Mandeville, La., bringing the total number of defendants convicted in this matter to 19.…

ABS evaluates US readiness for growth in offshore wind market

(HOUSTON) — The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published a report evaluating the U.S. offshore wind industry’s readiness to deliver the 40 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity the International Energy Agency estimates will be installed by 2040. "Offshore Wind…

Kari Wilkinson named president of Ingalls Shipbuilding

(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Friday that its board of directors has elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, effective April 1. She will succeed…

Philly Shipyard cuts steel for second academy training ship

(PHILADELPHIA) —Philly Shipyard on Wednesday marked the start of fabrication for the second national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV) with a brief steel-cutting ceremony. Representatives from Philly Shipyard, TOTE Services and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) gathered around the yard’s plasma…