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New York Thruway Contract Awarded

The New York State Thruway Authority has awarded a contract to Penn Yan Marine Manufacturing Corporation for construction of a custom work boat for inspection and maintenance in the Tappan Zee Bridge area of New York. The model selected is Penn Yan's 2001 Spector, which is 20.5 ft. long, with an eight ft. beam. The model features Penn Yan's new Center Console with a unique forward deck, making it especially suited to the requirements of the job, by providing a large lockable equipment locker, as well as a large work platform at the bow, leaving considerable uncluttered cockpit area available. Powered by a Johnson 115 hp OceanPro outboard motor, the vessel will attain speeds of 36-38 mph. The boat will be fitted with push knees, engine crash rail, a special electronics package, a 10 hp kicker outboard and other specialized equipment.


First of Five ATBs Nearing Completion at Penn Maritime

With delays in getting parts for the assembly there was a hold up in the delivery of the first of Penn Maritime’s new tugs from Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders. Now the first of five, M/V Skipjack, is nearing completion and will deliver in May. In a near assembly-line production process the second vessel, M/V Coho, will launch sometime in May and deliver in August. The other tugs are already taking shape and will follow on a regular schedule.


Unified Command Responds to NY Oil Spill

A Unified Command comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and Penn Maritime Inc. continue to respond to a #6 fuel oil spill that occurred Oct. 14, 2006. The amount of oil spilled is unknown but is estimated to be as much as 800 gallons. The spill occurred on the deck of the barge P-120 owned by Penn Maritime Inc. berthed on the south side of the ConocoPhillips offshore platform located approximately one mile from


News: Bay Shipbuilding Picks ATB Design

Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp.'s new Atlantic III ATB ocean tugboat design was selected by Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a unit of Manitowoc Corp., for construction as the powered portion of a new articulated tug barge (ATB) the yard will build for Penn Maritime, of Stamford, Conn. The 140,000 bbl capacity heated ocean tank barge, will be handled by the latest tug design from Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp., a long established firm whose focus is ATB design


This Day in Naval History - Dec. 05

From the Navy News Service 1843 - USS Michigan is launched at Erie, Penn. Michigan is America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as the first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV 2) sails with Task Force 12 to transport Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor only days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.


USCG Photo: Cutter Eagle in Philadelphia

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, escorts the cutter Eagle and its crew to Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 18, 2011. The Eagle, homeported in New London, Conn., is the only active sailing square-rigger in U.S. government service and is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its construction. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Lutz.


New U.S. Shipbuilding Site To Debut In October

Scheduled to debut on October 1, 2001, USAShipbuilding.com will replace the existing NSRP services provided by NSNet.com. ARL Penn State was selected from a pool of highly-competitive proposals submitted to NSRP to develop and operate a state-of-the-art, web-based information system for the United States shipbuilding industry. The new website will incorporate elements of the existing NSnet content and architecture in a central, industry specific resource that includes timely business news


Investors Take Stake in ePaint

A group of three investors, led by Penn Shade, has recently acquired a majority stake in privately held ePaint Company of Falmouth, MA. ePaint Company was established in 1991 to market environmentally friendly antifouling marine coatings developed by Cape Cod Research, an affiliate company. Ongoing research at ePaint has produced three patented coatings and several EPA registrations for antifouling coatings used in a wide variety of marine applications.


Coastal Marine Awarded Contract

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the deck machinery for the Penn Maritime ATB (tug & barge) being constructed at Bay Shipbuilding (Manitowoc Marine Group) in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Equipment for the 140,000 barrel barge includes the 2-3/16 in. stud link anchor windlass with soft rope mooring drum; three double drum wire rope mooring winches; and three 24 in. mooring capstans. All equipment is electrically driven and provided with variable frequency


U.S. Shipbuilding Website Debuts

Scheduled to debut on October 1, 2001, USAShipbuilding.com will replace the existing NSRP services provided by NSNet.com. ARL Penn State was selected from a pool of highly-competitive proposals submitted to NSRP to develop and operate a state-of-the-art, web-based information system for the United States shipbuilding industry. The new website will incorporate elements of the existing NSnet content and architecture in a central, industry specific resource that includes timely business news


Baltic Exchange Appoints Jones A-P Director, Singapore

Christopher Jones: Photo courtesy of Baltic Exchange

Jones joins the Baltic Exchange from ICAP Shipping Singapore where he was director of sale & purchase. He will replace Philip Williams who retires from the role in April, and he 
will be based at the Exchange's Singapore office. Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Jeremy Penn said:


Coast Guard, Navy Partner for Helicopter Training

U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard helicopters train aboard the Navy’s newest warship The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship and U.S. Coast Guard medium range recovery helicopters trained together in several ship and helicopter exercises Wednesday, Feb


NRL Hosts Shipboard Fire Robotics Consortium

Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR), partner in the Navy's Damage Control for the 21st Century project (DC-21), recently hosted robotics research teams from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and the


Grounded Vessel Refloated on Ohio River

The U.S. Coast guard (USCG) said responses crews for the grounded Elizabeth D refloated the vessel at mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday afternoon. Personnel on scene, including a marine surveyor, conducted a damage survey of the vessel after it was refloated and declared it seaworthy


Propulsion Chosen for Pacific Coast Oyster Harvest Vessel

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Washington ship builder Penn Cove Shellfish (DBA Everest Marine) has chosen Arkansas-based NAMJet to provide propulsion solutions for its newest oyster harvest vessel, Kumo Express.   Designed to harvest oysters grown on intertidal longlines in Humboldt Bay, California


London International Shipping Week Appoints Board of Advisors

The industry-led Steering Group running the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) has established an official Board of Advisors which will act as guardians of the event to ensure it maintains objectivity and furthers London’s role as a major global maritime center.


U.K. Government Ministers to Speak at LISW

The U.K. Government has put its support firmly behind the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) by confirming two of its Ministers as main speakers at the LISW Conference to be held at the Lloyd’s Building on Thursday, September 12.


Cape Fear Federal Pilots Launch New Boat

New Cape Fear Pilot Boat: Image courtesy of Pilot Service

Cape Fear federal pilot launches its first pilot boat and welcomes its latest customer, US Shipping Corp. After years of using a hired launch vessel for boarding ATB's, tugs and ships at the entrance to the Cape Fear River, the Cape Fear Federal Pilots recently launched its first pilot vessel.


NAMJet Propulsion for New Oyster Boat

Pacific Express 1: Photo credit NAMJet

NAMJet to provide Traktor Jet propulsion system for the new oyster harvest vessel ‘Pacific Express 1’. Washington ship builder Penn Cove Shellfish (dba Everest Marine)  has chosen Arkansas-based NAMJet to provide the propulsion system for its new oyster harvest vessel


General Dynamics Tests U.S. Navy UUVs

Photo: General Dynamics

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on


Iron Ore and Coal World Shipping Summit 2013

The fifth annual Iron Ore and Coal World Shipping Summit will take place on October 1 in Athens, Greece. The conference will focus on the maritime transportation of iron ore and coal, making an attempt to forecast the trends of global economy; iron ore, coal and other commodities


WatchStander Nonlethal Antipiracy System Ready for Market

Photo courtesy WatchStander

Maritime Security systems company WatchStander LLC announced that it has completed development of a fully automated system designed to prevent gangs of pirates and other unwanted individuals or groups from boarding ships. The object of the system is to make it more physically intolerable for


EDS Makes Two Senior Appointments

John Meckert

Environmental Drilling Solutions (EDS), a provider of drilling waste management, solids control and backyard management solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced two senior-level additions to its management team: John Meckert as chief executive officer (CEO) and John Marty III as business


Today in U.S. Naval History: December 5

USS Michigan (renamed USS Wolverine). (U.S. Navy Photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 5 1843 - Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship. 1941 - USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor.


London's Baltic Exchange Redefines Capesize Terms

Capesize Bulk Carrier: Wiki CCL photo

The Baltic Exchange inform it will be making significant amends to the Baltic Capesize Index including a change to its vessel description, amends to the route weightings and the addition of three new routes, as follows:  

 The move follows a formal consultation process with the dry bulk


 
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