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Manitowoc Awarded Contract

Manitowac was awarded a U.S. Coast Guard contract valued at more than $80 million. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. the leading provider of shipbuilding and ship-repair services for the U.S. Great Lakes maritime industry, announced that the United States Coast Guard has awarded Manitowoc Marine Group an $82.4-million contract to build a new Great Lakes ice breaker. The new vessel, which is currently unnamed, will be approximately 240 feet long, 60 feet wide, and will displace 3,500 long tons. In addition to breaking ice to keep shipping lanes open on the Great Lakes, the multi-mission vessel will service aids to navigation, as well as performing search and rescue, pollution control, security, and law enforcement duties from its homeport of Cheboygan, Michigan. "With this contract, Manitowoc Marine Group has been awarded more than $200 million in shipbuilding contracts in October alone, providing additional validation of our strategic decision to acquire Marinette Marine last year," said Terry D. Growcock, Manitowoc's president and chief executive officer. "The contract also enhances our status as the leading shipbuilder on the U.S. Great Lakes." Tom Byrne, president of Manitowoc Marine Group, added, "We plan to build the ice breaker at Marinette Marine under a contract that will span more than three years. Not only are we are very pleased to continue Manitowoc's long-standing relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard, we are proud to be their


Manitowoc Marine Group Awarded Contracts

The Manitowoc Company, Inc., the leading provider of shipbuilding and ship-repair services for the U.S. Great Lakes maritime industry, announced today that the City of New York recently awarded its Manitowoc Marine Group contracts to build three Kennedy-class ferries. The contracts represent over $124 million of business which will extend into 2004. In addition, Manitowoc Marine Group has also received a contract from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to build a 7


Lakes Appointed VP at Marinette Marine

Marty Lakes has been appointed as vice president and general manager of Marinette Marine Corporation, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company. He will assume his new responsibilities immediately and will report to Dennis McCloskey, president of Manitowoc’s Marine Group. In his new role, Lakes will have total profit and loss responsibility for Marinette Marine and will oversee all engineering, operations, logistical and sourcing functions


Manitowoc to Build Additional Buoy Tenders for USCG

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. today announced that its Marinette Marine subsidiary was awarded options to build two additional seagoing buoy tenders for the U.S. Coast Guard. The options, valued at approximately $60 million, are extensions to an existing series of contracts awarded by the Coast Guard in 1993 and 1998 to build up to 16 Juniper-class buoy tenders. "These options mark nearly $350 million in new shipbuilding contracts won this year alone


Manitowoc Marine Group Launches Coast Guard Cutter

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. launched the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HICKORY, the twelfth ship in a series of 16 seagoing buoy tenders being built at Manitowoc's Marinette Marine subsidiary. This 225-foot Juniper-class vessel is part of a series of contracts that were awarded to Marinette in 1993 and 1998. "This launch marks another milestone event for both the U.S. Coast Guard and Manitowoc Marine Group," said Terry D. Growcock, Manitowoc's president and chief executive officer


Manitowoc to Build Oil Barges for Moran

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. through its subsidiary, Bay Shipbuilding Co., part of Manitowoc's Marine Group, has been awarded a contract from Moran Towing Corporation to build two ocean-class, double-hull, hot oil tank barges. The first barge is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2004, and the second in the second quarter of 2005. Other contract terms were not disclosed. Each of the 110,000-barrel capacity barges will measure 425 feet in length by 78 feet in width and will be


Manitowoc Marine Group Lays Keel of Great Lakes Ice Breaker

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. held a keel laying ceremony yesterday at its Marinette Marine subsidiary for the Coast Guard's newest icebreaker, the Mackinaw.. The ceremony featured Admiral Thomas Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, as the keynote speaker, with Jean Hastert, wife of J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, serving as the ship's sponsor and authenticator. "The construction of this multi-mission vessel further demonstrates Manitowoc's superior technical and engineering


Manitowoc Awarded Navy Contract

According to reports, Manitowoc Co. signed a contract worth $360m with the Navy to build a new system designed to move equipment between ships and the shore. The Navy picked the Manitowoc Marine Group in 2003 to build the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS). The barge-like loading systems include small ferries and workboats and come with platforms and barges that can be assembled into floating platforms, causeway piers or ship ramps


Manitowoc Awarded Tank Barge Contract

The Manitowoc Company announced that its Bay Shipbuilding subsidiary has been awarded a new construction contract from Harley Marine Services, Inc. to build an ocean-class, double-hull, hot oil tank barge. The 80,000-barrel capacity barge, which is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2006, will measure 369 ft. in length, 78 ft. in width, and 33 ft. in molded depth. The Harley contract also includes an option for a second identical vessel. Other contract terms were not disclosed


Manitowoc Tapped For $120M NYC Ferry Project

In one of the most hotly contested newbuild contracts of the year, Manitowoc Company, Inc. came out on top when it was awarded a contract by the City of New York to build three Kennedy-class ferries. The new Kennedy-class ferries will measure 310 x 70 ft., and are capable of transporting 4,400 passengers and 30 vehicles. The new ferries are scheduled replace three 1965-built ferries, and will provide year-round transportation service between Staten Island and Manhattan


Burger Boat to Build New Passenger Vessel

Image courtesy of Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company announced that it has received a contract for the construction of an 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill. Styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet, this vessel will be used for their signature Combined Lake and River


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.


Great Lakes Shipyard Completes Winter Work

Photo courtesy Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard announced winter layup season is wrapping up at the yard after completing repair work on the following vessels: American Steamship Company’s M/V Sam Laud Grand River Navigation’s Manitowoc Interlake Steamship Company’s articulated tug-barge


Crane Barge Delivered to Stevens Towing

Photo: The Shearer Group

Bos Smith, Vice President, Operations, with Stevens Towing Co., Inc., Yonges Island, S.C., announces the delivery of Ocean Ranger, a 200’ X 72’ X 14’ ABS-classed floating crane barge. Stevens Towing, operating Ocean Ranger under Charleston Heavy Lift


Burger Boat Appoint Thom Conboy Commercial Director

Thom Conboy: Photo credit Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company, celebrating its 150th anniversary, announce the appointment of Thom Conboy as its Commercial Director. As Commercial Director, Thom will be working closely with the shipyard in Manitowoc, WI to secure new construction, refit and repair projects as well as heading its


New Coast Guard Response Boat Delivered

The New 45-ft Response Boat: Photo courtesy of USCG

Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, Michigan, accept delivery of the station’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, built by Marinette Marine, of Manitowoc, Wis. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots and has advanced search


USGS to Receive New Great Lakes Research Vessel

Photo: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey awarded a contract for the construction of a large research vessel for Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior to Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, Wis. The vessel will replace the 38-year-old Grayling, bringing the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel


Coastguard Rescues Lakers Stuck in Ice

The Cutter Mackinaw comes ahead and creates a track through the ice for the motor vessel James R. Barker (which had become stuck in brash ice) to follow in the vicinity of the Johnson Point Turn in the lower St. Marys River. Photo: USCG

Three icebreaking cutters worked together to keep traffic moving through the St. Mary’s River. The  U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., along with Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities


Ingram Promotes Robert Barker

Robert Barker: Photo credit Ingram Barge Company

Robert Barker is promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ingram Barge Company. “Robert has been managing operations, budgets, and varied technological projects of the Information Services group since joining Ingram in 2010,” Craig E


Coast Guard Michigan Takes Delivery of High-speed Cutter

Response Boat-Medium: Photo credit USCG

US Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind. takes delivery of new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, built by Marinette Marine, of Manitowoc, Wis. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots and has advanced search capability with an


U.S. Coast Guard Toledo Accept New Response Boat

RB-M: Photo courtesey of Marinette Marine

Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, takes delivery of new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, from Marinette Marine, of Manitowoc, Wis. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots, has advanced search capability with an installed forward-looking


Burger Boat Company Launches SYCARA IV

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Burger Boat Company launched SYCARA IV, a 151 ft Fantail Motor Yacht. SYCARA IV, a classically-styled custom Fantail Motor Yacht, was launched on June 20 in front of a crowd of well wishers.  Her owner, family and friends watched as SYCARA IV was gently lowered into the Manitowoc River by


Burger Boat at Dubai Boat Show

Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, WI USA, will be participating in the Dubai International Boat Show March 3-7, 2009, held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.  Visit us at stand F1-4. Burger will also be in attendance at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Yacht Show March


Manitowoc Sells Marine Business

On Jan. 2, the Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW) announced the completion, effective as of December 31, 2008, of the previously announced sale of its Marine segment to Fincantieri Marine Group Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA (Fincantieri)


More Layoffs Loom for Marinette

Marinette Marine's chief executive officer says it will lay off more workers next month, reports said.  The shipbuilding division of Manitowoc Co. laid off about 90 union workers last month because of delays in contract awards from the Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy






 
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