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Senesco Marine Expansion Continues

Senesco Marine hired Norman Hodge as Vice President of new construction. Most recently Hodge was General Manager of Conrad's in Orange, Texas. Prior to working for Conrad's he was the Plant Manager at Halter Marine's Gulfport facility in Mississippi. During that time he was in charge of operations at three shipyards with a total of 500 employees. Hodge has been directly involved in the construction of over two thousand barges of various types and design over the years. At Senesco Marine, Hodge will oversee the construction of all new barges. Last year Senesco Marine launched two 80,000-barrel double-hulled liquid fuel barges. This year the shipyard plans to launch two more 80,000-barrel double-hulled barges along with a 100,000-barrel double-hulled barge. The company is also working on a second 100,000-barrel double-hulled barge for delivery in early 2005. "Norm Hodge brings years of experience in building barges to Senesco Marine," said Gary Schuler, CEO of Senesco Marine. "With more jobs on the horizon, Norm's expertise in constructing multiple barges simultaneously will be a huge asset to our shipyard." Besides his recent experience at Halter Marine, Norman Hodge has 3 decades of experience in the marine business, including work at Caruthersville Shipyard in Missouri, Colonna's Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, Saint John Shipyard and Drydock in New Brunswick, Canada, and many other shipyards around the United States.


Public Meeting on Government Contract

The U. S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration will consider Charleston, SC, as well as other cities, for federal contracts for the decommissioning of the NS Savannah, and plans to discuss the project during a public meeting in Charleston, Wednesday, August 23. Possible plans for the Savannah include making it into a museum. The agency is looking to decommission the Savannah, originally launched July 21, 1959, during the Eisenhower Administration as the


NSA And SCA Merge

Donald T. 'Boysie' Bollinger, chairman and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., and chairman of the National Shipyard Association (NSA) and Daniel L. Gulling, president of Marinette Marine Corp., and chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America have announced the merger of the two associations. The new association, also called Shipbuilders Council of America, represents more than 50 shipyard companies that own and operate more than 100 shipyards in 20 states


Preparing the Shipyard Work Force of Tomorrow

Training tomorrow’s workforce of skilled artisans and engineers is a leading priority of America’s public and private shipyards. It takes an average of six to eight years to train a fully qualified shipyard worker to the level of journeyman mechanic, technically skilled to work on nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. The average age of a shipyard worker is about 45 years, and 33 percent of shipyard workers are over the age of 50.


3.MAJ Implements Tribon System

3.MAJ Shipyard, Croatia, has purchased the Tribon Shipbuilding system for design and production of ships at its shipyard in Rijeka. To increase the yard’s automatization and efficiency, 3.MAJ Shipyard will in the first phase implement the Tribon system to achieve a highly efficient steel construction site. To support a faster interaction between the shipyard’s designers and suppliers in order to reduce man-hours and costs when searching for equipment, 3.MAJ Shipyard has signed up for Tribon


Ecospeed Applied on Several Fast-going Ferries, Enabling Optimum Hull Performance During Entire Service Life

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Over the last couple of months several owners of fixed route passenger vessels have chosen Ecospeed as the preferred coating to protect their vessel’s underwater hull for its entire sailing life. Among the vessels coated with Ecospeed are the largest Ro-Pax ferry in the world, a newbuild ferry in Croatia, and one of the vessels that provides ferry services across the Delaware Bay on the East Coast of the United States


Arrest Made In Seattle Shipyard Shooting

Seattle police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with execution-style shootings at a local shipyard that left two dead and two injured in November. Police gave few details and declined to release the man's name but one Seattle television station reported that the arrested man had been fired from the shipyard. Peter Giles, 27, whose father and uncle own the shipyard, and shipyard employee Russell Brisendine, 43, were killed in the shootings


HDW Emerges as Successful Bidder for Shipyard

Hellenic Industrial Bank (ETBA) was outperforming the Athens bourse on expectations it will soon sell its majority stake in Skaramanga shipyards, analysts said. ETBA, which owns 51 percent of Hellenic Shipyards Skaramanga, said it would start negotiations with German shipyard HDW Werft, which was the highest bidder in the privatization of the shipyard. ETBA shares were up 3.81 percent to 6.00 euros at 1102 GMT, outperforming the Athens bourse's benchmark general index, which was down 0


China Shipyards Deliver Three Bulk Carriers

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) announce deliveries of three bulk ships from its shipyards in China. Subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd have made the following deliveries: COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered two bulk carriers of 57000 dwt, measuring 189.99 meters in LOA, 32.26 meters in breadth and 18 meters in depth. “OBSERVATOR” and “VOYAGER”, respectively to its European buyers.


China Shipyard Delivers Another Handysize Bulker

COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard has delivered the 57,000 dwt bulk carrier 'Greener' to an Asian buyer. The subsidiary shipyard in China of the Company’s 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group recently delivered the bulk carrier which measures 189.99 meters in LOA (length over all), 32.26 meters in breadth and 18 meters in depth About COSCO Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, which is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), specializes in large vessels building


Canadian Icebreaker Refit Contracts Awarded

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The Canadian Government informs it has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship 'CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent'. The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada.


No Lift for Konecranes as Q1 2014 Profit Slips

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Finnish crane maker Konecranes on Thursday reported a 32-percent fall in its core quarterly operating profit amid slow demand and tight competition. January-March 2014 operating profit, excluding one-off items, fell to 15.6 million euros ($22 million) from 23


Damen Opens JV Yard in Vietnam

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On March 20, 2014, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong, cut the ribbon for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam is a new yard, and is one of the largest in the group and represents Damen’s first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam.


Today in U.S. Naval History: April 24

A U.S. Navy RH-53D sweeping the Suez Canal in 1974 (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 24 1778 - Continental Navy sloop Ranger captures HMS Drake 1862 - Battle of New Orleans; Union Navy under David Farragut runs past forts into Mississippi River 1884 - USS Bear left the New York Naval Shipyard as part of the Greely Relief Expedition


Tsuneishi to build shipyard in Indonesia -

Philippine shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Inc plans to expand into Indonesia this year, said CEO Hitoshi Kono, adding that the firm plans to build a shipyard here. (Investor Daily) Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.


Latest Shipbuilding Contracts Include VLCC Order for Philippine Yard

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In the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin newbuilding orders are reported in Far East shipyards for a range of vessels as follows: Bulk carriers Clarkson Hellas understand that Golden Union have declared options for three further 81


Ultra-deepwater Drillship 'Maersk Valiant' Delivered

Maersk Valiant: Photo Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling advises that its second new drillship, 'Maersk Valiant', has been delivered from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with


Otto Marine's Financial Health on the Mend

Michael See Kian Heng: Photo Otto Marine

Michael See Kian Heng, Group Executive Director of Singapore-based offshore vessel owners & shipbuilders Otto Marine, says that his company reported revenue of US$512.0 million in year 2013, an increase of 36.8% over US$374.4 million in 2012


Damen Lays Keel for Indonesian Naval Frigate

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In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keel laying ceremony has taken place on April 16, 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. The construction of the four modules that are going to


Homeland Security Secretary Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

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Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division apprises it has hosted a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.). In the course of their visit the guests toured the shipyard and the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter


China Shipbuilder Rongsheng in 2013 Revenue Freefall

Cheng Quang: Chairman China Rongsheng

During the year ended 31, December 2013 China Rongsheng, the largest non-state-owned shipbuilder in the PRC, reports that revenue of the Company was RmB1,343.6 million, a decrease of 83.1% from RmB7,956.3 million for the year ended 31 december 2012. Excerpts from the report follow:


ISR Holds Crawler Crane Dedication Ceremony

Photo courtesy International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc.

International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc. (ISR) was awarded a $980,260 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to partner in the funding of its new, American made, 275-ton Manitowoc crawler crane.


China Shipyards Win US$100-Million OSV Contracts

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COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited says that its subsidiary Dalian and Guandong shipyards in China have won the following offshore vessel construction contracts: 1. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd., has secured a contract from an Asian company to build four Emergency Response / Rescue / Field


BMT, Ares Deliver Luxury Passenger Ferries

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, and Ares Shipyard announced that the first two boats of a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar, have been completed and delivered to the customer. BMT worked closely with Ares Shipyard to produce an innovative design with


Azeri Shipyard, BP Sign Vessel Construction Contract

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Azeri state energy company SOCAR's shipyard and British oil major BP have signed a $378 million deal to design and build a subsea construction vessel for the Shah Deniz II gas project, BP said on Wednesday.   Azerbaijan's biggest gas field


 
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