Maritime News

Ballast water treatment technology advancing rapidly

Managing ballast water is an indispensable part of maritime operations. How that water is treated before it is discharged will grow in importance as new international rules come into effect.  The Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force internationally…

ACL to redesign, refit fleet of classic paddewheelers

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines (ACL) has announced that its fleet of four classic paddlewheelers will be undergoing a major redesign, refit and rebranding. The new interior design will bring paddlewheel cruising to the same standard already exhibited on…

Eastern cuts steel for Coast Guard's third OPC

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) on Monday commenced construction of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham (WMSM-917), Hull 3 of the Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program. The event was observed by leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard…

NMEA names 2021 product award winners at annual conference

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — Twenty products garnered top honors in three separate award competitions at the 2021 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held last week at the Orlando Doubletree Universal Hotel in Florida. NMEA members cast their votes online…

All Bollinger facilities open, operational after Hurricane Ida

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards on Friday announced that all 11 of its facilities are now open and operational following Hurricane Ida’s landfall last month near Port Fourchon, La., as a Category 4 storm. Bollinger’s facilities in Port Fourchon, Larose,…

Burger building new vessel for Michigan ferry operator

(MANITOWOC, Wis.) — Burger Boat Company has begun work on a new vehicle and passenger ferry for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority (EUPTA), located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The 92-foot U.S.-made steel ferry will operate year-round on the…

Coalition aims to make zero-emission shipping 'default choice' by 2030

(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Full decarbonization of international shipping is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from more than 150 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports and infrastructure. In…

REC New York reopens in new location

(NEW YORK) — Regional Exam Center (REC) New York has reopened for examination services in the Federal Building at 201 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan. Specific information regarding the REC’s physical address, hours of operation, and entry requirements can be…

New AMC campaign highlights key role of US-flagged shipping

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Congress (AMC) has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise public awareness about the key role the U.S.-flagged deep-sea shipping industry plays in the nation's economic prosperity, national security and future well-being. "We're excited to launch…

NMC cites possible issues with recent Pay.gov payments

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The National Maritime Center (NMC) recently became aware of a problem with the merchant mariner user fee payment form on the Pay.gov website. During the last 90 days, mariners who attempted to pay examination and/or issuance fees…

House panel approves $350 million for Great Lakes heavy icebreaker

(CLEVELAND) — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shoreside infrastructure nationwide and $350 million for a heavy Great Lakes icebreaker as part of its budget reconciliation bill, an action that the…

Sea Machines plans autonomous voyage around Denmark by ocean tug

(BOSTON) — Sea Machines Robotics will embark on a 1,000-nautical-mile autonomous and remotely commanded journey around Denmark later this month. Aptly named The Machine Odyssey, the voyage marks a landfall moment for autonomous transportation and is slated to prove that…