Shipbuilding Newsletter

Shipbuilding News October 2021

Eastern Shipbuilding cuts steel on third Coast Guard OPC Construction on the third Coast Guard Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter (OPC) has begun at Eastern Shipbuilding in Florida. Shipyard workers cut steel for the future USCGC Ingham (WMSM-917) at Eastern’s Allanton…

Shipbuilding News September 2021

Crowley, Shell partnering on new LNG bunker barge Crowley Maritime has announced plans to build and operate the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering barge in the Jones Act trade. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding will construct the 416-foot barge, which will…

Shipbuilding News August 2021

Eastern delivers first of three new Staten Island ferries Eastern Shipbuilding has delivered the first of three massive passenger ferries destined to carry commuters between Staten Island and Lower Manhattan.  The lead boat, M/V SSG Michael H. Ollis, left the…

Shipbuilding News July 2021

Crowley adds  versatile  ATB  for Alaska service  For the second year in a row, Crowley has added a new articulated tug-barge to work in the Alaska market.    The 410-foot ATB includes the tugboat Aurora and 55,000-bbl barge Qamun. Master Boat Builders of Alabama delivered…

Shipbuilding News June 2021

Eastern lays keel on second Coast Guard OPC  Eastern Shipbuilding held a ceremony recently marking the authentication of the Coast Guard’s second offshore patrol cutter (OPC), USCGC Chase  (WMSM-916), that included remarks by Adm. Karl Schultz, the 26th commandant of the Coast Guard.   Eastern is…

Shipbuilding News May 2021

Bollinger acquires Gulf Island Fabrication shipyard facilities Bollinger Shipyards has acquired Gulf Island Fabrication’s shipyard facilities in Houma, La., in a deal valued at approximately $28.6 million. Under terms of the agreement announced on April 19, Bollinger acquired 437 acres…

Shipbuilding News April 2021

Eastern launches third new Staten Island ferry Eastern Shipbuilding has launched the third and final Ollis-class ferry for the New York City Department of Transportation’s Staten Island Ferry Division. Eastern launched the 4,500-passenger Dorothy Day from its Allanton facility in…

Shipbuilding News March 2021

Philly Shipyard cuts steel for second training ship Philly Shipyard has begun construction on the second of up to five national security multi-mission vessels (NSMVs) for the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd). The shipyard, located on the Delaware River, held a…

Shipbuilding News February 2021

Metal Shark delivers pair of futuristic 55-foot fireboats The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department has taken delivery of two head-turning fireboats from Metal Shark of Jeanerette, La. The 55-foot neon-green FB-21 and FB-73 replaced existing vessels in the department’s fleet. The…

Shipbuilding News January 2021

Keel laid for first US offshore wind turbine installation vessel Keppel AmFELS has laid the keel for the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel at its shipyard in Brownsville, Texas. Dominion Energy of Richmond, Va., is part of…

Shipbuilding News, December 2020

Great Lakes Dredge to build Jones Act ship for offshore wind Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) has announced plans to build a specialized ship that will support the installation of offshore wind power in the United States. Ulstein…