Shipbuilding

Pauline Duclos, CFO of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, dies at 87

(WESTPORT, Mass.) — Pauline Delia (Duperre) Duclos, age 87, wife of George Duclos, the former CEO of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, died peacefully on April 24 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Claire (Paradise) Duperre, she…

Conrad lays keel for GLDD hopper dredge

(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard hosted a keel-laying ceremony on April 16 for a 6,500-cubic-yard trailing suction hopper dredge being built for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD). Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023. Addressing…

MarAd awards $19.6 million to upgrade 31 small shipyards

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) announced $19.6 million in grant awards Monday to 31 small shipyards in 15 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funds will help awardees modernize, increase productivity, and expand…

Bollinger delivers third FRC bound for service in Bahrain

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered USCGC Glenn Harris to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. This is the 167th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 44th fast response…

All American delivers 150-passenger tour boat to Alaska operator

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has delivered Spirit of Matushka, a 150-passenger hydrofoil-assisted catamaran for Major Marine Tours. The vessel will operate out of Seward, Alaska, and will carry passengers on tours of Kenai Fjords National Park. This…

Maryland pilots take delivery of new launch from Gladding-Hearn

(SOMERSET, Mass.) — The Association of Maryland Pilots has taken delivery of its fourth Chesapeake-class launch, Susquehanna, from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp. Since the Chesapeake-class pilot boat was introduced by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard in 2003, 22 have been delivered…

Chesapeake delivers 16th model bow tug to Vane Brothers

(BALTIMORE) — Vane Brothers has taken delivery of Cape Henry, a 3,000-hp model bow tug that is the 18th Maryland-built towing vessel to join the company’s fleet. Since 2008, 16 3,000-hp model bow tugs and two 3,000-hp pushboats have been…

Bollinger acquires Gulf Island Fabrication’s shipyard facilities

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards on Monday announced that it has acquired Gulf Island Fabrication’s shipyard facilities, expanding Bollinger’s new construction and repair capacity and capabilities to better serve its key defense and commercial customers. Financial terms of the transaction…

SAFE Boats delivers first Stormer workboat to US customer

(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) — The town of Hempstead harbormaster recently took delivery of the first Stormer Marine workboat built under a license agreement by SAFE Boats International. The 22-foot Porter 68S, delivered in late January, was recently put into service in…

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…