Bollinger Repowers, Modifies 40-Year-Old Tug
Bollinger recently gave new life to an old boat, the 150-ft. Guardian, originally named Gale B., which was built by Southern Shipyard in 1963. It was owned by Midland…
New Joint Venture Tanker Company Sets Sail
Eye Gas Ships Next? Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC, or GEM, is a new $430 million joint venture shipping company, launched last month. Headquartered in Dubai, GEM is…
Six-Year Old Found Alive Under Capsized Boat
A six-year-old boy was found alive under a capsized boat near Huntington Park, Newport News, Va. last night. The boy was found by Newport News Dive Team members…
Freeport LNG Development – Environmental Statement
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice announcing availability of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for construction and operation…
PRIDE OF ALOHA reflagged as U.S. vessel
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a News Release stating that the cruise ship PRIDE OF ALOHA (formerly the NORWEGIAN SKY) has been reflagged as a U.S. vessel.
Austal Participates in Posidonia
Austal is using its participation in the Posidonia exhibition in Piraeus this week to highlight its status as the leading supplier of modern fast ferries to the Greek market.
Wärtsilä Power for Ultra Voyager Cruise Ship
Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a contract by Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc in Finland to supply six Wärtsilä 12V46 as prime movers for the main generating sets…
MARAD Approves Transfer of MSP Operating Agreements to Maersk
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Final Opinion and Order conditionally approving the request of Maersk Line, Limited to transfer 15 Maritime Security…
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co.,Opens Astilleros Bender
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala.has announced the opening of Astilleros Bender S. De R.L. De C.V. in Tampico, Mexico. Astilleros Bender is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bender.
ABS Says Large Ship Hull Deflections Impact the Shaft Alignment
Larger ships, driven by the latest generation of very high-powered diesel engines, are particularly susceptible to alignment problems on the bearings supporting…
Austal USA to be Contracted for Littoral Combat Ship
The U.S. Navy has awarded a team that includes Austal USA, a $79 million contract to develop a final design for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), along with options to build two ships.
Sperry Marine Supplies Navigation for Ville de Bordeaux
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit has supplied the navigation and communication electronics for a new highly specialized ship that has been…
Tanker Pacific Establishes North & Latin American Headquarters In Miami-Dade County
The Beacon Council announced that Tanker Pacific Management from Singapore has established its North and Latin American headquarters in Miami. Tanker Pacific is…
Construction Assistance – update National Defense Tank Vessel
The U.S. Maritime Administration updated its information related to the National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Assistance program. The new information relates to U.S.
USCG Preparing for July 1 Deadline
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release stating that it is rapidly preparing for the July 1 deadline for implementation of the maritime security regulations.
MTSA Hearing Scheduled for June 9
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will conduct a hearing on June 9 to examine…
TEN Holds Eleventh Annual General Meeting
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN)today announced that it had conducted its Annual General Meeting (AGM). * Mr. D. John Stavropoulos and Mr. two-year terms on the Board of Directors. * Mr.
Leaders of the Pack
MarineNews is pleased again this year to showcase the thoughts and opinions of workboat industry luminaries and executives, including: Terry Becker, President, Riverway Co.…
Title XI Financing for Vessel and Shipyard Improvement Projects
Anyone planning to build a vessel in a U.S. shipyard, and any U.S. shipyard planning a shipyard improvement project, should consider using the Title XI program to finance the project.
Wärtsilä Power for Long-distance Towage
Wärtsilä won a contract to provide propulsion plants for a pair of deep-sea tugs being built by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc in Japan for the Rotterdam-based…