Workboats

Normand Vision Ready for GOM SURF Job

Ocean Installer won a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG on the Delta House project.  The location of the project is in the Mississippi Canyon Area.

Pair of ASD Tugboats Delivered to Keppel-Smit

The ASD tugs KST Passion and KST Pride were were delivered to their owner, Keppel-Smit Towage Pte. Ltd of Singapore in October 2014. The two vessels are the first

Ice to Close Upper Mississippi from Nov. 20

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter

RSC Bio Solutions: SVGP Compliant Fluids & Cleaners

RSC Bio Solutions said that its EnviroLogic Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, and SAFECARE cleaners

First LNG Fuelled Tug for Middle East by Wärtsilä

  Drydocks World (DDW) based in Dubai, UAE, has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for a new harbour tug that will operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

RT Endeavour Delivered in Hong Kong

Second ART 80-32 Rotortug delivered to Elisabeth Ltd. RT Endeavour, the second of four Rotortugs on order with Cheoy Lee shipyards Ltd. and designed by Robert Allan Ltd.

MARAD Awards Grant for Green Tug Conversion

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has granted $450,000 to AEP River Operations of St. Louis, Missouri, to modify the Motor Vessel (M/V) Christopher Parsonage

89 Crowley Vessels Receive Environmental Awards

Eighty-nine Crowley vessels honored with environmental awards in recognition of 968 combined years of safe operations Eighty-nine Crowley Maritime Corp.-owned

ZF Marine Debuts ZF W10000 Transmission

ZF Marine Propulsion kicked off day 1 of SMM 2014 in Hamburg by introducing the new workboat transmission family – ZF W 10000 – enhancing the range of ToughGear series transmissions.

Next Generation Shock Mitigation for Fast Boats

Workboat construction now demands that naval architects factor in the physical demands on passengers and crew. As wind farm requirements increase, so too will the need for greater protections.

ESG Holds HOSMAX Double Launch Event

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. held its third HOSMAX Double Event in Panama City, Florida. On Friday, October 24, 2014, the christening and subsequent launching

Jensen, Vigor to Unveil Factory Trawler Design

Jensen Maritime and Vigor will unveil the design for a new 352-foot catcher processor/factory trawler at the Pacific Marine Expo on Nov. 19. The design is the product of collaboration between Jensen,

Latest Loss Prevention Tool: Man Overboard!

Although aimed primarily at its members operating tugs and barges in US domestic trades, the American Club’s new initiative, Man Overboard!, also touches on issues,

Regulatory Okay for UK Offshore Wind Farm Extension

Existing wind farm has 367 MW capacity; extension is for a further 750 MW capacity. The British government has given consent for an offshore wind farm off Cumbria in the Irish Sea to be extended,

Offshore Supply Vessels: The U.S. Can Compete

After all, the industry was created in America ...  it is only appropriate that the United States dominate it again.   Offshore supply vessels (OSVs), also known as platform supply vessels (PSVs),

CIS, Weatherford Sign Global Contract

Conductor Installation Services Ltd (CIS) has announced that it has entered into a global master services agreement with Weatherford International.   The agreement

Damen Delivers Tug for Scrabster Harbor

Scrabster Harbor Trust (UK) has taken delivery of a new harbor tug / workboat, a Damen Stan Tug 1606. The vessel, named Highlanders, will replace itscurrent workboat which was built in 1976.

Routine USACE Levee Work Halts Mississippi Traffic

Fully loaded barges headed to export market abruptly halted. Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) and its agricultural and other commodity shipper members and towboat operators are reacting to the U.

UK Offshore Wind Farm Gets Okay for Growth

Existing wind farm has 367 MW capacity; extension is for a further 750 MW capacity. The British government has given consent for an offshore wind farm off Cumbria in the Irish Sea to be extended,

Seacat Debuts First Tank-tested Catamaran

Following the completion of preliminary sea trials, offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services unveiled the British-built Seacat Intrepid, the first

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