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Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new St. Johns class pilot boat for Freeport Harbour Company in the Grand Bahamas. Freeport Harbour Company provides tugboat and pilot services in cooperation with the Grand Bahamas Port Authority. Delivery is scheduled for November. The all-aluminum high-speed launch, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates in Boston, measures 52.6 ft overall, with an 17 ft beam and 4.8 ft draft, and is expected to reach a top speed of 25 knots. The deep-V hull will be powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines, each producing 671 Bhp at 2100 rpm and turning a 5-blade propeller. The gear boxes are Twin Disc model MGX5135A Quick Shift. The launch will be equipped with a 12kW Northern Lights generator. Interior accommodations will include 38,000 Btu HVAC units, Stidd reclining seats, a settee, two bunks, a small galley, and a head. At the transom, there will be throttle and steering controls and a winch-operated davit over a recessed platform at water level for pilot rescue operations.
With a long history of building many different vessels operating in New York Harbor, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, was selected by the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) to build a new utility boat for delivery in January. According to shipyard officials, the NYDOT will use the boat for emergency transportation and general duties around the harbor from its repair facility on Staten Island.
SeaArk Marine, Inc. delivered a 27-ft. VC Commander Class Patrol Vessel to the Bossier Sheriffâ€™s Office in Benton, LA. The vessel is tasked with patrol/security, surveillance and search/rescue in Bossier Parish and its surrounding waters. The SeaArk 27-ft. VC Commander is based on a proven hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, of Boston, MA, and is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum. The vessel features a deep-vee variable deadrise hull that produces a smooth
Following on the success of its 90 x 35-ft. series of towboats, Kirby Marine has taken delivery of the first in a new series of 76 x 35-ft. boats. Building at the Raymond and Associates LLC shipyard in Bayou LaBatr, Ala., the Capt. Bill English, is the first of four currently under construction with the possibility of eight more to follow. Although shorter than the earlier series, these boats retain the robust beam of their cousins
Galveston-Texas City pilots have taken delivery of its third pilot boat, a new sister-ship to the 30 knot, 70-ft launch, built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, less than four years ago. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the all-aluminum vessel measures 70 ft over-all, with a 21-ft beam and a shallow three ft nine inch draft. The new launch is powered by twin Cummins QSK38-M diesel engines
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation , has delivered a new rigid-bottom, soft-sided pilot boat to the Matagorda Bay pilots in Port Lavaca, Texas. This is the shipyard’s second Resilient Class launch, following delivery of a similar RIB to the Charleston, S.C. pilots last year. The jet-driven, all-aluminum Matajet measures 43’ (13m) overall. It has a 13’10” (4.2m) beam, including the hybrid foam/air collar, and a shoal 2’5” (.75m) draft. Designed by C
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, is building new pilot boats for the Portland, Maine and Delaware pilots. The shipyard's new Chesapeake class of pilot boats has also been built for the Virginia, Maryland, and Tampa Bay pilots. The Portland pilots will take delivery of their new launch in September, while the Delaware pilot boat is scheduled for delivery in November. The all-aluminum boats, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measure 52.5 x 17-ft. with a 4.8 ft
The Boston Pilots has taken delivery of two “Chesapeake” class pilot boats from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The shipyard’s new class of launches has also been built for the Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Portland, Maine pilots. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates in Boston, the all-aluminum launches measure 52.6 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and 4.8 foot draft, and top out at 25 knots
The Boston Pilots has taken delivery of two Chesapeake class pilot boats from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The shipyard's new class of launches has also been built for the Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Portland, Maine pilots. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates in Boston, the all-aluminum launches measure 52.6 ft. overall, with a 17-ft. beam and 4.8 ft. draft, and top out at 25 knots
SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently delivered a 36’ Patrol Boat to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police in Stevensville, MD. The 3612-V Dauntless Ram Class vessel is an addition to a similar SeaArk Dauntless patrol boat, and multiple Commander Ram Class patrol boats, previously ordered by the DNR Police through the GSA 1122 program. The vessel, Mattawoman, is tasked with patrolling the Chesapeake Bay
Cape Fear Pilots Association of Southport, N.C. has taken delivery of its second St. John’s Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. This vessel marks the Somerset, Mass. shipyard’s 400th boat built since its founding 1955.
On a beautiful Autumn afternoon in Charleston, SC last month, MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe had the good fortune to attend the christening on the nation’s first dual purpose, rapid response vessel and pilot launch. As the first vessel to be designed for offshore salvage and firefighting
Willard Marine, Inc., has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with SeaArk Marine, Inc., to build all of its commercial and military boat models, of which 7,000 have been sold worldwide since SeaArk Marine’s founding nearly 60 years ago.
Sabine Pilots in Port Arthur, Texas has ordered a new pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The pilots’ first launch, built by the Mass.-based shipyard, is scheduled for delivery in late 2015. With a deep-V hull designed by C
First Commercial Vessel in North America with Triple IPS and Dynamic Positioning Fort Ripley, a new offshore emergency response craft now entering service in Charleston, S.C., is reported to be the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives.
A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash., Saturday. The 67-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were safely transported to an airfield in Raymond, Wash
Gladding-Hearn Delivers First Fast Response Boat in North America with Firefighting Capability and Volvo Penta’s Dynamic Positioning System Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the first multi-purpose, fast response pilot boat in North America with firefighting
The Delaware pilots association has ordered its third pilot boat of the popular Chesapeake class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for 2015, and will mark the sixteenth of this class built by the Somerset, Mass
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Raymond Evans, the 10th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The announcement was made by Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger: “We are extremely proud to announce the delivery of the Raymond Evans
Evergreen Goup say that their newbuild 'Ever Lissome', the fifth of its L-type containerships to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan, has been named in a recent shipyard ceremony. The ceremony took place at China Shipbuilding Company's Kaohsiung shipyard and was officiated by Raymond Lin
Vice Adm. John Currier will be relieved as the U.S. Coast Guard Vice Commandant by Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger in a change of watch ceremony on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in the CDR Raymond J. "Ray" Evans Conference Center in the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the first of six Chesapeake Class pilot boats for coastal and offshore patrol operations and port security, provided by the Colombian Department of the Navy. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates
The Tampa Bay pilot association has ordered its second Chesapeake Class launch and the first in a new generation of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding’s popular, smaller pilot boats. Delivery is scheduled for 2015. Since the Chesapeake Class pilot boat was introduced by the Somerset
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) formally recognized the crew of an education vessel at a ceremony Wednesday at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., for saving two people when they responded to a mayday call in the Detroit River on Aug. 11, 2013.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Commandant Adm. Bob Papp will deliver the 2014 State of the Coast Guard Address Feb. 26, 2014, in the Cdr. Raymond J. "Ray" Evans Conference Center at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, beginning at 10:30 a.m.