Shipbuilding

New Scripps research vessel to feature hydrogen propulsion

(SAN DIEGO) — California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The new vessel, which will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at…

McAllister to operate LNG ATB for Polaris New Energy

(NEW YORK) — McAllister Towing LNG Services will serve as technical manager for the Polaris New Energy liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation in Florida, operating the articulated tug-barge (ATB) Polaris/Clean Canaveral. Polaris is a 4,000-horsepower tug fitted with a…

Gladding-Hearn delivers first vessel in new Baltimore class

(SOMERSET, Mass.) — The Association of Maryland Pilots has taken delivery of Fells Point, the first boat in a new class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. The Baltimore class is named after the pilots’ base of operations at the Port of Baltimore.…

NASSCO christens first T-AO fleet oiler for Navy

(SAN DIEGO) — General Dynamics NASSCO christened the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program, on Saturday in San Diego. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served as the principal speaker…

Irving delivers second AOPS to Royal Canadian Navy

(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — Canadian officials on Thursday celebrated another milestone for the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet with the delivery of the second Arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS), HMCS Margaret Brooke. Built by Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax, this is…

All American launches research catamaran for NOAA

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has launched a 50-foot research vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), designated for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) in Washington state. The twin-engine Teknicraft Design vessel was constructed…

Crowley plans first all-electric tugboat in US

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — ­Crowley Maritime Corp. announced Monday that it will lead the next generation of industry sustainability by building and operating eWolf, the first all-electric powered harbor tugboat that can complete a job without expending a drop of fuel.…

Bollinger christens ocean transport barge for Electric Boat

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards christened Holland, a 400-foot ocean transport barge, on Saturday for General Dynamics Electric Boat. Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines and Virginia-class fast attack submarines. General…

Nichols Brothers completes fourth ASD-90 tug for Foss

(FREELAND, Wash.) — Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) has delivered the fourth ASD-90 tractor tug in a four-vessel series to Foss Maritime, a division of the Saltchuk company. NBBB completed and delivered Jamie Ann, Sarah Avrick, Leisa Florence and Rachael…

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…

Diversified delivers Tier 4 tug to Crowley for Bay Area duty

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ship-assist and harbor escort services group has taken delivery of Apollo, a 78-foot tugboat with an estimated 94 tons of bollard pull, from Diversified Marine Inc. The tugboat has completed final outfitting and will…

Eastern opens new Florida facility for repairs, final outfitting

(PORT ST. JOE, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) hosted the opening of its Port St. Joe facility (PSJ) on Thursday, expanding the company’s operational capabilities a 40-acre site that includes 1,000 feet of deepwater bulkhead with unrestricted access to…

Crowley takes delivery of Tier 4 ATB for Alaska service

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley recently took delivery of Aurora/Qamun, a 55,000-barrel articulated tug-barge (ATB), from Master Boat Builders and Gunderson Marine. The 410-foot vessel is the second ATB in Crowley’s fleet, after Aveogan/Oliver Leavitt, to be dedicated to the Alaska…

C&C Marine delivers second towboat in series to Kirby

(BELLE CHASSE, La.) — C&C Marine and Repair has delivered Bowling Green, the second in a three-boat series, to Kirby Inland Marine. The towboat was delivered just six months after the first vessel in the series. The triple-screw, 6,600-hp vessel…

ABS, RAL, Signet partnering on 3D-designed tugboat

(HOUSTON) — The first commercial U.S. vessel designed, built and verified using an end-to-end 3D design process is now under construction in a pioneering project by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), Signet Maritime Corp. and…

Bollinger delivers fourth Bahrain-bound FRC to Coast Guard

(LOCKPORT, La) — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered USCGC Emlen Tunnell to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. This is the 168th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35‐year period and the 45th fast response…

Herbert Engineering appoints Hendrik Bruhns as president

(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — Herbert Engineering Corp. (HEC) has appointed Hendrik Bruhns as company president. Bruhns succeeds Spencer Schilling, who will formally step down on July 1. Spencer, who has worked for HEC for 38 years, 14 of them as president,…

Fraser Shipyards under new ownership, prepares for new markets

(SUPERIOR, Wis.) — Infrastructure Acquisition Partners LLC, a joint venture between Cleaves Invest AS and Foundry Mountain Infrastructure Partners LLC, has announced the acquisition of Fraser Industries LLC of Superior, Wis. “As a Great Lakes maritime company, Fraser Industries has…

Eastern partners with Bayou Metal Supply on OPC production

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Louisiana’s Bayou Metal Supply to provide material and labor in support of the production of the U.S. Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program. ESG…

Nine shipyards receive SCA awards for safety

(WASHINGTON) — The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance and repair industry, on Tuesday announced the recipients of its annual shipyard safety awards. SCA honors shipbuilding and repair organizations with the Excellence in…