Pilot Boats

Stealthgas Announces Deliveries of Vessels

Stealthgas, a ship-owning company serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced the deliveries of the M/V Gas Sophie and the M/V Gas Haralambos,

Response Marine Develops New Pilot Boat

The new P-310 pilot boat developed by Response Marine is designed to meet the need for a small, fast pilot and transport boat with a low operating and start-up cost.

Panama-Flagged Freighter Disappears

Independent Online reported that a Panama-flagged cargo vessel has gone missing in Somalia's pirate-infested waters, a Kenyan maritime official said. The MV

Lake Charles Orders Another Gladding-Hearn Pilot Boat

The Lake Charles Pilots, which operates on the Calcasieu ship channel in southwestern Louisiana, has ordered its third pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation.

India Intends To Become Significant Maritime Player

India’s defense minister declared the country’s intention to be able to project maritime force throughout the Indian Ocean, underscoring the shift toward a littoral-warfare capability.

Pilot Boat for North Western Shipping & Towing

Twin UltraJet 305 waterjets propel Tiger, a new aluminium 39-ft. pilot boat built for North Western Shipping & Towage of Hobart, Tasmania. The vessel will

Security Program to Cost Ports

Port operators and freight companies will have to pay up for tightened security checks that will extend full background checks to all workers entering U.S. maritime

VT Halmatic Delivers Pilot Boat

Since its introduction to the VT Halmatic range in 1993 a considerable number of Nelson 42 Mk11s have been built as patrol boats. Operators of these boats include

Horizon Offshore Completes Refinancing

Horizon Offshore, Inc. has entered into a $77.4 million secured term facility agented by The CIT Group/Equipment Financing, Inc. The credit facility has a five

GoM Drilling Plan Advances

Legislation that would open part of the Gulf of Mexico to offshore oil and gas exploration easily cleared a Senate committee on March 8, but could face future hurdles placed by coastal lawmakers,

Gladding-Hearn Builds New Pilot Boat for Delaware Pilots

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, is nearing completion of a second Chesapeake class pilot boat for the Delaware pilots. Delivery of the new 53-footer,

VT Halmatic Gets Pilot Boat Order

VT Halmatic won an order to manufacture a Halmatic Nelson 29 pilot boat for the Port of Casablanca in Morocco. The new 9.22m semi-displacement craft will join

Australian Ports in Chaos

An Australian newspaper reports that a new customs computer system for port security is causing chaos in Sydney. Sydney's Port Botany, the nation's second-largest port,

Gladding-Hearn Introduces New Pilot Boats

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation introduced a new line of rigid bottom, soft-sided launches, named the Resilient Class. The first of this class

Boston Pilots Takes New Boats

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

Port Arthur LNG Project Meetings Ccancelled

Because of damage in the area due to Hurricane Rita, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is canceling its planned public comment meetings in Vinton,

New Pilot Boats for Chinese

On June 16 Zhang Guangqin, Vice Minister of the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defence --- a body set up by the Chinese central government

Water Jet Powered Pilot Boat Delivers

Horizon Shipbuilding completed construction of its 74-ft. aluminum Pilot for the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. The boat reportedly exceeded its required top speed by

New Rigid Inflatable Pilot Boat

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new launch for the Charleston, S.C., pilots, the first in a new line of rigid bottom, soft-sided pilot boats.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers New Pilot Boat

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a new “Chesapeake” class pilot boat to the Delaware pilots. The shipyard’s new class of pilot boats

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