Shipbuilding

Robert Allan designs methanol-fueled crew transfer vessel

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — With support from the Carbon Trust, United Kingdom and the Offshore Wind Accelerator program, Robert Allan Ltd. has brought the offshore wind industry closer to eliminating carbon emissions from the supply chain with the development of…

Austal USA wins contract to build two T-ATS for Navy

(MOBILE, Ala.) — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Austal USA a $144 million detailed design and construction contract for two towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). This contract award marks the first steel new-ship construction program for the company.…

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…

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,…

McAllister orders two Tier 4 z-drives from Washburn & Doughty

(NEW YORK) — McAllister Towing has signed a contract for the construction of two 93-by-38-foot, Tier 4, 84-metric-ton bollard pull tractor tugs with the option for two more. These tugs will further enhance McAllister’s East Coast fleet with the ability…

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…

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…

Crowley, Shell partnering on largest LNG bunker barge in US

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley Maritime Corp. has signed a long-term time charter with Shell NA LNG providing for the building and operation of a new U.S.-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge. Upon construction, the barge will be the largest…

Michigan pilots order third launch from Gladding-Hearn

(SOMERSET, Mass.) — Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has received an order for a rigid-bottom, soft-sided pilot boat from the Lake Pilots Association of Port Huron, Mich. The Resilient-class high-speed launch will be the pilot group's third boat from the shipyard since 1979.…

SAFE Boats, Diverse Marine partnering on offshore wind CTVs

(BREMERTON, Wash.) — SAFE Boats International has announced a formal partnership agreement with Diverse Marine of the United Kingdom to bring Diverse's crew transfer vessel (CTV) designs and experience to the U.S. offshore wind market. In support of the Biden…

Ingalls christens amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Saturday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened amphibious transport dock Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the christening was livestreamed, and a small socially distanced event was held with limited…

All American launches first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in US

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) and SWITCH Maritime have announced the launch and operational trials of Sea Change, a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell ferry that will operate in the San Francisco Bay Area. This will be the first…

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…

Bollinger gets Coast Guard contract for four more FRCs

(LOCKPORT, La.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a contract option to award Bollinger Shipyards four additional Sentinel‐class fast response cutters (FRCs). This announcement brings the total number of FRCs awarded to Bollinger to 64 vessels since the program’s…

Nichols delivers second fast ferry to Kitsap Transit

(FREELAND, Wash.) — Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) has delivered the second of two 255-passenger ferries to Kitsap Transit of Bremerton, Wash. Like Enetai, the first-in-class vessel, Commander exceeded design expectations during trials. “They are the Audi A8 of passenger…

US designates $4 million in grants for green ferries

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of up to $38 million in competitive grant funds through a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for FTA's Passenger Ferry Grant Program. The Passenger Ferry…