Workboats

Alabama Pilots Order High-speed Launch from Gladding-Hearn

 The Alabama Pilot, Inc., in Mobile, Ala., has ordered a Chesapeake Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for mid-2017.

SeaPro FourStroke Making Gains in the Commercial Market

Mercury Marine’s family of SeaPro FourStroke outboard engines is suited for high-hour applications and harsh environments, according to the manufacturer, who said

Ulstein Delivers for BS Offshore

The first of two service operation vessels (SOV) ordered in 2015 by Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore) and its client Siemens from Ulstein Verft in is now completed,

First Damen Tug for Bugsier

Bugsier, the German towage and maritime service provider, has boosted its already extensive fleet with the addition of a Damen ASD 2411 tug. The tug represents

VARD Orders BWT Systems for Topaz Newbuilds

Ballast water treatment (BWT) system Optimarin has picked up an order covering 15 vessels from VARD shipyards.   The vessels, VARD 9 21 Design specialist module carriers,

Damen Names Second Shoalbuster 3009 for SMIT Amandla

The second of two Damen Shoalbuster 3009 multi-purpose workboats for SMIT Amandla Marine has been named in a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Cape Town, South Africa.

Austal Launches Offshore Crew Transfer Vessel for CMS

Austal Australia has launched Hull 392, a 70-meter offshore crew transfer vessel for Caspian Marine Services Limited (CMS) of Azerbaijan, at the company’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

New Subchapter M Towing Vessel Regulations Take Effect

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday new towing vessel regulations establishing new requirements for the design, construction, onboard equipment and operation of towing vessels.

Apply Now for the MN 100

The August 2016 edition of Marine News, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators,

Unmanned Surface Vessels: From Concept to Service

Over the next decade the maritime sector is likely to see one of the largest changes since sail gave way to steam. Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) are now being

Parrott to Take the Helm as Foss Maritime President

John Parrott to assume role of president of Foss Maritime; Paul Stevens to transition to executive role at parent company    Foss Maritime Company chief operating

Tidewater Christens 2 New Towboats

The two newest inland river towboats in Tidewater Transportation and Terminals’ fleet, Granite Point and Ryan Point, were christened during a late afternoon ceremony Saturday,

New ATB Brings High Maneuverability to Jones Act Fleet

The Dutch company Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) in conjunction with the U.S. representative Ships Machinery International, Inc. (SMI) has announced the

Fiber-rope Retrofit Extends Subsea Crane Capabilities

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched a fiber-rope retrofit option for its subsea cranes; the modular upgrade replaces the crane's original steel wire rope with synthetic fiber rope,

Hybrid Technology for Military and Commercial Vessels

The Hour of Power Comes of Age   The marine industry is now recognizing the potential of utilizing hybrid power and innovative propulsion systems. Certain maritime

Rapido Gee: 42m Utility Vessel Delivered

Rapido Gee, a 42m steel monohull utility vessel, has been delivered and is currently in transit to the Middle East. The vessel will be operated by Rashied Marine

Retractable Flanking Rudders for Imperial’s Push Boats

Imperial Shipping has chosen Van der Velden Marine Systems retractable flanking rudder systems for its push boats.   The retractable flanking rudder system is

Ex-USS Taylor Towed to Charleston for Conversion

Ex-USS Taylor (FFG-50) was towed from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to Detyens Shipyard in Charleston, S.C. where the vessel will be converted in preparation for

Thygesen Named CEO of Svitzer

Henriette H. Thygesen, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been appointed CEO of Svitzer with effect from September 1.   Thygesen, who joined Maersk Group in 1994,

CWind Wins O&M Contract at Humber Gateway OWF

CWind, a  provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has announced that it has won a contract from E.ON to undertake the annual inspection and repair services

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