Maritime News

Bouchard Transportation files for Chapter 11

(MELVILLE, N.Y.) — Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc., the nation's largest independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, on Monday announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions to restructure under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code…

Offshore charging buoy would reduce vessel emissions

(LYNGBY, Denmark) — Maersk Supply Service A/S and Orsted, a world leader in offshore wind, have formed a partnership to test an innovative charging buoy that can bring green electricity to offshore wind farm service vessels and potentially to a…

MetalCraft delivers pair of patrol boats to Mississippi agency

(KINGSTON, Ontario) — MetalCraft Marine U.S. has just delivered two of its 34-foot high performance patrol RIBs to the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Police. The two boats will be used in the coastal bay areas and offshore checking on…

Metal Shark delivers custom tender for new research vessel

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has delivered a new research tender to New York-based nonprofit ocean exploration initiative and media organization OceanX. The custom 38-foot Defiant-class welded aluminum monohull pilothouse vessel will be…

Unions: Detain ships to stop humanitarian crisis at sea

(LONDON) — An influential group of unions has called for ships to be detained in ports if seafarers have been on board longer than international treaties allow. Marking World Maritime Day on Sept. 24, the Nautilus Federation of 22 maritime…

LAD delivers dredge barge designed by The Shearer Group

(HOUSTON) —  The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) has announced the delivery of a 200-by-60-foot walking spud dredge barge built by LAD Services of Louisiana. LAD contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge, which has the capacity to lift…

MarAd renews GPS warning, reports 'multiple instances' of interference

(WASHINGTON) — Multiple instances of significant GPS interference have been reported worldwide in the maritime domain. This interference is resulting in lost or inaccurate GPS signals affecting bridge navigation, GPS-based timing, and communications equipment. Satellite communications equipment may also be…

Metal Shark debuts catamaran expedition yacht

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has introduced a 48-meter (158-foot) aluminum catamaran expedition yacht. The new Metal Shark M48, named Magnet, is the first build in the company’s Metal Shark Yachts portfolio of high-speed, long-range catamaran expedition yachts. The new…

Bollinger gets award to build four more fast response cutters

(LOCKPORT, La.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Bollinger Shipyards four additional Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs). This announcement brings the total number of FRCs awarded to Bollinger up to 60 vessels since the program’s inception. The Coast Guard’s…

Brownwater News, September 2020

Bipartisan bill would boost Great Lakes icebreaking capacity  The Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) is among numerous organizations expressing strong support for a bipartisan bill that would pave the way for increased icebreaking capacity for the Great Lakes fleet. By codifying…

Genoa Design joins Seaspan's polar icebreaker team

(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards and Genoa Design of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement in a bid to design and build the Canadian Coast Guard’s future polar icebreaker. Genoa will provide…

Laborde Products expands with Marine Systems Inc. agreement

(COVINGTON, La.) — Laborde Products Inc. has entered into an agreement with Marine Systems Inc. (MSI), parts and service, for its Chesapeake, Va., Thorofare, N.J., and Tampa, Fla., branch locations. MSI will provide complete service and support for Laborde Products’…