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Derecktor-built Ferry to be Christened

The wife of Alaska’s senior senator Ted Stevens, is scheduled to christen Alaska's latest fast ferry at the Derecktor Shipyard in Bridgeport, Conn. The ship -- M/V Chenega -- is scheduled to begin service in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in late spring. Designed by Nigel Gee and built by Derecktor Shipyard, the vessel is the second aluminum passenger and vehicle carrying catamaran built for the state. Once it is put into service, it will provide daily service between its homeport of Cordova and the surface highway accessible communities of Valdez and Whittier -- at travel times of almost half those of most Alaska Marine Highway vessels. “The addition of the Chenega will continue to change our system,” noted Tom Briggs, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Director of Marine Operations. “While we’ve done a good job of providing regular service to Cordova, Valdez and Whittier, the Chenega will greatly improve access by providing these communities with daily service.” Captain John Falvey, General Manager, noted the system began using fast ferries last year with the introduction of the M/V Fairweather, and that the learning curve is steep. “We’ve gotten to the point where the crew is comfortable navigating the Fairweather and traveling at more than 30 knots – a major accomplishment, especially during the winter, “ he said


Derecktor Awarded High Speed Ferry Contract

Derecktor Shipyards has been granted a contract by Lighthouse Landings to construct a 115 ft. (35 m) aluminum high-speed catamaran ferry to be built at the yard's Mamaroneck, N.Y. facility. The catamaran holds the distinction of being the premiere vessel in a fleet of four that will be built for a new passenger service scheduled to begin in Spring/Summer 2001 between Stamford, Conn. and New York City. The vessels' operator, Lighthouse Landings, through its operating subsidiary


Derecktor's Patricia Olivia II

Derecktor Shipyards has launched a new high-speed 149.6 ft. catamaran passenger ferry for the Argentinean Company, Buquebus. Capable of operating speeds in excess of 52 knots, when fully loaded, this new vessel becomes the fastest passenger ferry of its class in the world. Derecktor engineers work with the ferry operator, helping evaluate which vessel design best suits its application, based on passenger capacity, speed, length of route, prevailing sea conditions and operating cost.


SeaWave Delivers for Alaska High Speed Ferry

SeaWave, LLC has installed the SeaWave Integrator 3.0 aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System's (AMHS) high speed ferry "Fairweather," as it embarks on a one month trip for delivery from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Juneau, Alaska today. The builder of the vessel, Derecktor Shipyards, wanted to have a communications system on board for email and weather tracking for its delivery voyage. Working with SeaWave, this has been accomplished


Cakewalk, Largest Yacht Ever Built in the U.S.

Photo courtesy Jim Raycroft

On August 8, Derecktor Shipyards launched the 281-ft motor yacht Cakewalk, the largest yacht (by volume) ever built in the U.S.  The six deck, 2,998 gross ton vessel floated off Derecktor’s new 4000 ton dry-dock into the waters of Bridgeport harbor, after several years and many thousands of skilled labor hours. Cakewalk was designed by Tim Heywood Designs with Naval Architecture by Azure Naval Architecture. Interior design was by Dalton Designs, Inc


Electric Boat: $12m Sub Repair Funds

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded an $11,919,072 cost-plus-fixed-fee order under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-10-G-4304) to support submarine repair work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  This contract is for skilled tradesmen support to four chief of naval operations submarine maintenance availabilities scheduled to be performed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  Ships scheduled to undergo repairs include USS San Juan (SSN 751); USS Pasadena (SSN


Electric Boat Awarded Contract Modification

Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $10,991,000 modification (P00038) to previously awarded contract (N00140-02-C-K009) for intermediate and depot level overhaul, repair and modernization services for Naval Submarine Support Facility New London, Groton, Conn. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and work is expected to be completed by August 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.


Electric Boat Awarded Contract Modification

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $6,300,000 modification to previously awarded contract for procurement of long lead time special hull treatment material in support of USS Texas (SSN 775) post shakedown availability. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by December 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Groton Conn., is the contracting activity


New Navy Contract

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $9,218,711 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00024-10-G-4314) to support submarine repair work at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on SSN 688-class submarines during on-going availabilities.  This contract is for skilled tradesmen support to three Chief of Naval Operations submarine maintenance availabilities.  Ships scheduled to undergo repairs include USS Key West (SSN 722); USS


Derecktor Florida Delivers Gulf Sentry Refit

Photo courtesy Derecktor Shipyards

The Gulf Sentry is one of FWC’s Endurance Class Off-shore Patrol vessels and the largest in the fleet at 85 ft.  The vessel was originally named JJ Brown and was manufactured in 1968 for the United States Air Force (USAF) and used as a missile retriever until 1994.  The vessel was then used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was eventually loaned to FWC, who operated the vessel for the next 14 years for federal fisheries enforcement


Coast Guard's Top Enlisted & Civilians Recognized

Awards ceremony

Senior leaders at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington formally recognized the service’s top enlisted and civilian members during the 2013 Coast Guard Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony. Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard


L-3 MSI to Supply Electrical Packages to Biogas Ferry

Samsø Færgen

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide advanced automation, navigation, communications and electrical propulsion facilities for Samsø Færgen, a new 100-meter, double-ended passenger/car ferry built by Remontowa


Iain Conn to Leave BP

Iain Conn, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Downstream

  BP today announced that Iain Conn, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Downstream, is leaving the company and is to step down from BP’s board by the end of the year. Conn has had a career of 29 years with BP, serving on the board  for the past 10 years and in his


USCG Leadership Development Center Change of Command

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

  The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The change of command ceremony provides a time-honored ritual that has


ULTRAGAS Chooses Transas ECDIS Solutions

Image: Transas

ECDIS manufacturer Transas Marine was awarded a contract for the supply of Dual ECDIS to ULTRAGAS, an ULTRANAV company and owner and operator of highly specialized vessels for transportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) and petro-chemical gases with years of experience in this demanding


Today in U.S. Naval History: January 21

USS Nautilus (SSN-571), photo courtesy Idaho National Laboratory

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 21 1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, Conn. 1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days


USCG Tall Ship Returns from Repair

USCG photo

Coast Guard Barque Eagle returned to New London, Conn. yesterday after spending the last three and a half months undergoing dockside maintenance and a foremast overhaul at the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore.  The Eagle will be inport in New London during February and early March


America's Tall Ship to visit Morehead City

USCG photo

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to arrive March 26 in Morehead City, N.C. From its homeport in New London, Conn., the cutter will sail along the eastern seaboard and transit through Morehead as part of its


Electric Boat Awarded $520 Million Sub Contract

Virginia-class submarine: Photo credit USN

The Department of Defense, Navy, announce that Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $520,000,000 undefinitized contract action under existing contract (N00024-12-C-2115), for additional long lead time material associated with the two fiscal 2015 Virginia-class submarines (SSN 794


Latest DoD Navy Contracts

Contract file photo CCL

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. has been awarded a contract modification for NRMD tasks in support of operational nuclear submarines. Secondly, York International has been awarded a contract for shipboard air-conditioning & refrigeration system work


Latest DoD Navy Contracts

USNS Guadalupe: Photo MSC

Vigor Industrial LLC, Moran Towing Corp., and Maersk Line, Ltd.  figure amongst the latest US Department of Defense, Navy, contract awards for various services as follows: USNS ship repair contract – Vigor Vigor Industrial LLC, Portland, Ore


GD Electric Boat Awarded US$11-million Navy Contract

USS Virginia: Photo credit USN

Amongst the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy contracts, GD Electric Boat is awarded a contract to provide submarine repairs. Details as follows: General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is awarded an $11,000


Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7

USS Ohio (SSBN-726). U.S. Navy photo

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7 1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward 1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S. 1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service 1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle


Synapsis INS for Two New Wind Farm Service Vessels

Rendering courtesy of Raytheon Anschütz

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz, says that  together with its exclusive Norwegian distributor Syberg AS, it has been awarded a contract for the supply of an advanced Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to two new state-of-the-art wind farm service


NACOS Platinum Series for New Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) has announced  that it has supplied its NACOS Platinum series aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 324-meter, 145,500-gross ton cruise liner, Norwegian Getaway. Built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in northern Germany






 
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