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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.
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
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
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
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
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
PBL 3421 was delivered by Raymond & Associates, LLC, Bayou La Batre, AL, to Progressive Barge Line, Inc., New Orleans. PBL 3421 is the first of two barges, both 297.5 x 54 x 12 ft. inland service double skin tank barges, each witha cargo capacity of about 4700 short tons at 11.5 ft
The Northeast Marine Pilots took delivery of a new Chesapeake-class launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The vessel joins the pilots’ four-boat fleet, operating from Newport, Rhode Island. With a deep-V hull designed by C
Intelsat S.A. (formerly known as Intelsat Global Holdings S.A.) announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 19,323,672 common shares at a price of $18.00 per share and concurrent public offering of 3,000,000 Series A mandatory convertible junior non-voting preferred shares (the
Bolt Technology Corporation said it has received a $4,600,000 order for a Seismic Energy Source system which is scheduled for shipment in September 2013. Raymond M. Soto, Bolt's Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to have received this order
Ship docking tugs now take the Z-drive for granted, but it has found only limited acceptance for river towboats. That is about to change with a new boat being built for The Carline Companies at Raymond and Associates in Bayou LaBatre. One of the Carline companies is the Burnside Fleet located at
America's Navy League to honor prominent industry, navy, city and financial leaders at their 111th New York City annual dinner. The following individuals are to be honored by the Navy League formed 111 years ago in New York City with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt).
Intelsat Global Holdings S.A. announced that it has commenced the distribution of preliminary prospectuses in anticipation of its proposed initial public offering of 21,739,130 common shares and proposed concurrent public offering of 3,000,000 Series A mandatory convertible junior non-voting
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, is building the first of three 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 and Associates
When the long-time operators of the National Park Service passenger route from Key West, Florida, to Dry Tortugas National Park were looking to keep that contract and further upgrade the quality of their offerings in that market, they did what most satisfied customers would do: they went back to
Cape Fear Pilots Association, Southport, N.C., has ordered a second St. John’s Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. This vessel has special meaning for Gladding-Hearn because since it will be the 400th boat built since the shipyard’s founding
Last August, the 31-meter tug boat Ocean Raymond Lemay was coated with Ecospeed on the Isle-aux-Coudres in Quebec, Canada. The vessel is owned by Ocean Group Inc., who, among many other services, offers efficient and safe harbor towing services in the ports of Quebec, Montreal
Nicosia, Cyprus – Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that DryShips Inc.’s previously announced public offering of Ocean Rig common shares has been upsized to 10,000,000 common shares and priced at a price to the public of $16
Athens, Greece – Dry Ships Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for dry bulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that it is offering 9,000,000 common shares of Ocean Rig UDW Inc
“I started in the shipyard 50 years ago with pick on the end of a broom stick cleaning up,” recalls Raymond Viguerie, before adding, “Later the old man taught me how to do fitting.” These days, Raymond is still at his Intracoastal Iron Works yard full time
From the Navy News Service: 1795 - The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established. This is officially recognized as the Navy Supply Corps Birthday. 1919 - USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), the first Navy ship named for an enlisted man, is commissioned.