Shipbuilding

Elliott Bay Design Group names Robert Ekse as president

(SEATTLE) — The board of directors of Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has appointed Robert Ekse as president of the firm. Ekse will assume the position from current president and chief engineer Brian King, who is retiring after 33 years…

Washburn & Doughty launches new ferry for Maine service

(EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine) — On Friday, Gov. Janet Mills and the Maine Department of Transportation in conjunction with its contracting partners at Washburn & Doughty Associates launched the ferry Capt. Richard G. Spear. Fabrication began in August 2018 at Washburn…

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…

Eastern launches third Ollis-class ferry for Staten Island

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group has launched Dorothy Day (Hull 221) at the company's Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla. Dorothy Day is the third of three new Ollis-class ferries for the New York City Department of Transportation…

All American Marine joins Bryton Marine Group

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) owner Matt Mullett has completed the private sale of the company to family-owned Bryton Marine Group. AAM, located in Bellingham, Wash., is at the forefront of aluminum vessel design and manufacturing. The company…

Conrad delivers deck barge to Ashton Marine

(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard has delivered an ABS deck barge to Ashton Marine LLC, a marine transportation company based in Muskegon, Mich. The 240-by-60-by-14-foot AM 3600 will carry 3,600 tons of bulk materials and project cargo throughout the…

MetalCraft delivers fireboat to Vietnamese province

(KINGSTON, Ontario) — The fire department of Quang Ninh province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam has received its first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high performance fireboat, for the island of Tuan Chau in Ha-Long Bay. The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived…

Blakeley delivers Tier 4 towboat to Cooper Marine & Timberlands

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Gretchen V. Cooper, the nation’s first line-haul towing vessel powered by EPA Tier 4 Caterpillar high-speed engines with selective catalytic reduction, was built by Blakeley BoatWorks (BBW) and is now operated by Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT).…

Blount delivers CTV to support Virginia offshore wind farm

(WARREN, R.I.) — The crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor was recently delivered to the Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm to support two Siemens Gamesa turbines 27 miles off Virginia Beach. The 65-foot vessel will provide operations and…

Crowley, ESVAGT to develop service vessels for US offshore wind

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — U.S.-based Crowley and Danish shipping company ESVAGT have announced plans to directly bolster purpose-built Jones Act vessel availability in support of the emerging offshore wind energy market through a joint venture. The partnership will bring together two…

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…

Kari Wilkinson named president of Ingalls Shipbuilding

(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Friday that its board of directors has elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, effective April 1. She will succeed…

Crowley, Greenbrier launch ATB fuel barge for Alaska service

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Crowley achieved a significant milestone Saturday in its 55,000-barrel articulated tug-barge (ATB) newbuild project with the launch and christening at Greenbrier Marine of Qamun, a double-hulled petroleum barge specifically designed for the Alaska fuels market. The 350-foot…

Philly Shipyard cuts steel for second academy training ship

(PHILADELPHIA) —Philly Shipyard on Wednesday marked the start of fabrication for the second national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV) with a brief steel-cutting ceremony. Representatives from Philly Shipyard, TOTE Services and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) gathered around the yard’s plasma…

Master Marine delivers third pushboat in series to Plimsoll

(BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala.) — Master Marine Inc. (MMI) has delivered the 67-by-28-foot Rock Solid to Plimsoll Marine. Rock Solid is the third vessel that MMI is scheduled to deliver to Plimsoll Marine, one of the Lower Mississippi River’s premier…

Halter Marine orders welding robots from Danish company

(ODENSE, Demark and PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — The Danish company Inrotech has received an order for an extensive set of welding robots for shipbuilding in the United States. The Inrotech MicroTwin, Inrotech Classic and Inrotech Crawler were purchased by Halter Marine…

American Cruise Lines adds another boat to Northwest fleet

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines (ACL) has added a sixth ship to its Pacific Northwest fleet, American Harmony, with four of the vessels operating on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The repositioned modern riverboat was delivered by Chesapeake Shipbuilding…

Leidos to acquire Gibbs & Cox in $380 million deal

(RESTON, Va.) — Defense contractor Leidos is acquiring the ship design firm Gibbs & Cox in a $380 million deal, U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) News reported. The cash deal, expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, would position…

Conrad cuts steel for new Great Lakes hopper dredge

(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard hosted a steel-cutting ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) at its Deepwater South shipyard in Amelia on Feb. 5. The ceremony signals the start of construction of a 6,500-cubic-yard trailing suction…