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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Chesapeake Shipbuilding Delivers Car Ferry

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp in Salisbury, Maryland has delivered the “Woodside” Car Ferry to the State of Delaware. It is the third ferry that Chesapeake Shipbuilding has designed and built at its Salisbury facility. The Ferry is the only car ferry operated by the Delaware Department of Transportation and has operated at the Woodside site for over 200 years. •    Length o.a. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has over 30 years of industry experience and designs and builds commercial ships up to 300 feet in length, with specialization in the design and construction of passenger vessels, tugboats, ferry boats, etc. Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s construction yard is located on 13 acres of level land, with nearly 2000 feet of deepwater bulkhead, along the protected waters of Maryland’s Wicomico River.

12th Chesapeake Tug for Vane Brothers

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Delivers 12th Tug to Vane Brothers Photo Chesapeake

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD announced it has successfully delivered another ocean going tugboat to Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD. The boat, named Fort McHenry, marks the 12th tugboat that Chesapeake Shipbuilding has built for the maritime transportation company. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has 5 additional tugboats under construction for Vane Brothers. The Fort McHenry is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines producing a combined 3,000 horsepower, and a single drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey. The tug measures 94’ long with a 32’ beam, and a 13’ depth.

Vane Brothers Orders Two Tugs from Chesapeake

Sister ship to Hull 123 and 124 (Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Shipbuilding)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding has signed a contract with Vane Brothers to build two new tugs, marking the 13th and 14th tugs that Chesapeake will have built for Vane Brothers in the last several years. The two new tugs will fit into Chesapeake’s existing order book, which currently consists of a number of tug boats and commercial vessels, the shipyard noted. Designated Hull 123 and Hull 124, the new tugboats will be nearly identical to the previous 12 built for Vane Brothers, equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines producing a combined 3,000 horsepower, and a single drum hydraulic winch.

Vane Bros. Orders Tugs from Chesapeake Shipbuilding

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Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. announced it has signed contracts with Vane Brothers to build three more ocean going tugs, marking the 18th, 19th and 20th tugboats built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for Vane Brothers since 2008. The new contract will continue Chesapeake’s steady output of Vane tugs as the shipyard currently has three tugboats under construction for Vane Brothers. The design of the three new tugboats will be nearly identical to previous tugboats built for Vane Brothers.

Chesapeake Launches Tugboat for Vane Brothers

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Chesapeake Shipbuilding has launched another tugboat for Vane Brothers, the builder announced today. The tugboat, named Fort Schuyler, represents the 11th tugboat that Chesapeake Shipbuilding has built for Vane Brothers of the 14 contracted. The new tugboat is nearly identical to the previous 10 tugboats built for Vane Brothers - equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines producing a combined 3,000 horsepower, and a single drum hydraulic towing winch. Each Chesapeake Shipbuilding tugboat is built in a controlled indoor environment…

Chesapeake to Build 7th Tug for Vane

(Photo: Chesapeake Shipbuilding)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp of Salisbury, MD announced today that it has signed a contract with Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD to build another new ocean going tug. The new contract represents the 7th tug that Chesapeake Shipbuilding will have built for Vane Brothers in just over five years. Construction has already begun. The new tugboat, designated Hull 105, will be nearly identical to the previous six tugboats built for Vane Brothers. It will be equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines producing a combined 3…

Chesapeake Inks Deal: 3 Tugs for Vane Brothers

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. signed another contract with Vane Brothers of Baltimore to build three more ocean going tugs. This new contract marks the 15, 16 and 17th tugboats built for Vane Brothers by Chesapeake Shipbuilding since 2008. Construction on the first new tug has already begun in one of Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s hull fabrication buildings. The design of these three new tugboats will be nearly identical to previous tugboats built for Vane Brothers. Each will be equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines producing a combined 3,000 hp, and a single drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey. The tugs will measure 94 x 32 x 13 ft.

Chesapeake Hires New Director of Design and Engineering

McGee

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. said that Steven McGee, P.E. has joined the senior executive team as Director of Design and Engineering at Chesapeake Shipbuilding. With more than 20 years of engineering and maritime experience, McGee will oversee vessel design from preliminary conceptual design to complete Coast Guard and regulatory approvals. Chesapeake Shipbuilding currently has on staff five naval architects and 2 engineers. “McGee’s experience in various positions with the U.S.

Vane Bros. Orders Four New Tugs from Chesapeake

(Image: Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp.)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. said it has signed an agreement to design and build four new push tugs for Vane Brothers. The design and construction on the Subchapter M compliant tugs will begin immediately in Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s hull fabrication buildings in Salisbury, Md. The series’ lead vessel is expected to be delivered in the beginning of 2019. The four new sister tugs will Subchapter M compliant each measure 94’ LOA, with a 34’ molded beam and a 10’ 6” molded depth.

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Expands Design Department

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Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md., is expanding its design department and is actively seeking two naval architects and one marine engineer to add to its design team.   The design office provides engineering and technical support for the company’s newbuild program and fleet operations. Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s design team undertakes design projects from conceptual design to detailed practical design and commissioning.

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Adds Tug to Order Book

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp of Salisbury, MD announced today that it signed another new contract on December 29, 2011 with Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD to build an 8th ocean going tug. This is the second new tug that Vane has ordered from Chesapeake in the month of December. Chesapeake Shipbuilding now has three tugs under construction for Vane Brothers and a 260’ luxury cruise ship for American Cruise Lines of Guilford, CT. Speaking on the relationship with Chesapeake Shipbuilding…

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Delivers New Tugs

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp of Salisbury, MD delivered the second of six new tugboats to Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md. this week. Elk River will join Sassafras, the first tug that Chesapeake built for Vane Brothers, in hauling 30,000 barrel tank barges on near coastal routes. Construction is already well underway on the remaining four tugs, each of which will be delivered over the next year and a half. Elk River produces 3,000 hp with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines through 6:1 reverse reduction gears to conventional shafts.

Chesapeake Begins Restaurant Vessel Construction

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. has signed a contract with Maritime Equipment Corp. for the design and construction of a new 140 ft. restaurant vessel, with delivery scheduled for May 1999. The vessel will be certified for 500 passengers and feature a complete galley for onboard foodservice. Twin Caterpillar 3408 main engines will provide 12 knots service speed and two Caterpillar 3306 generator sets will provide the ship's service power. Navigation and electronics installed are Furuno Radar, Icom Radio and Northstar GPS. This is the third vessel built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for Maritime Equipment Corp. in the last two years.

New Mississippi Riverboat Launched

Photo courtesy of American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines announced today that it launched the new paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. Immediately after being launched Sunday into the Wicomico River, tugboats nudged the new riverboat into Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s East Outfitting Basin where the upper decks and outfitting will be completed. “This is a significant milestone in the construction process and also for American Cruise Lines,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines.

American Cruise Lines Names New Riverboat

American Cruise Lines announced the name of its new Mississippi paddlewheeler – America – currently under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.   The America is American built, flagged and crewed, which is symbolic of the true all-American experience provided by American Cruise Lines.   America is being prepared to launch into the Wicomico River early next week, and will be moved to Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s East Outfitting Basin where the upper decks and outfitting will be completed. The America will be American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel this year, scheduled to begin sailing the Mississippi River in early 2016.

New Tug Delivered to Vane Brothers

Fort Schuyler (Photo: Vane Brothers)

Baltimore-headquartered marine transportation provider The Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of the Fort Schuyler, the latest Maryland-built tugboat to join the company’s fleet. Fort Schuyler is the 11th Sassafras Class tugboat contracted by Vane Brothers through Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md. The Fort Schuyler’s sister tug, the Kings Point, was delivered in April 2015. According to Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes, “Working alongside another Maryland-based…

New Tug for Vane Brothers

Fishing Creek (Photo: Vane Brothers)

Vane Brothers has taken delivery of the 3,000‐horsepower Fishing Creek, the 13th Maryland-built tugboat to join the Baltimore-based company’s expanding fleet in the last 10 years. Designed by Frank Basile, P.E., of Entech Designs, LLC, Fishing Creek is the latest of 20 Sassafras Class tugboats contracted through Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md. Construction began in 2007 on the first-in‐series tugboat Sassafras, which, when delivered to Vane Brothers in 2008, was considered…

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Signs Contract

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation of Salisbury, Md., announced that it has signed a contract to design and build a 214-ft. luxury overnight coastal and inland cruiseship. The vessel will be American Flag and operated on domestic cruises within the U.S. This will be the eighth overnight cruise vessel designed and built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding and the third one in the last 4 years. Passenger staterooms will be the largest in the coastal cruise trade, averaging approximately 240 sq. ft. Construction started about 1 week ago and the vessel is expected to be launched in late 2003. The vessel will be powered by twin Caterpillar 3412E diesels. Onboard will be 3 generators: two 260Kw and one 170 Kw. The vessel will also have a 250hp hydraulic bowthruster.

Business Booms at Chesapeake Shipbuilding

According to a report from WTOP.com, Salisbury, Md. based Chesapeake Shipbuilding is planning to build its third new prefabrication facility on its property on the Wicomico River. Company spokesman Charlie Robertson said an old building on the property was torn down August 19 and construction will begin on the new building in a month or two. (Source: WTOP.com)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Launches Tugboat

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Chesapeake Shipbuilding has launched the brand new tugboat Quantico Creek. The Quantico Creek is the fourth of six tugboats that Chesapeake is building for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md. The launching went perfectly and the tug will now go into its outfitting stages where it will be completed for an on time delivery. The day before the launching, the Quantico Creek was moved from its indoor fabrication facility to the launch ways. Due to the favorable indoor climate, more work was completed before the move and launch than on any vessel previously built by Chesapeake.

Vane Brothers Welcomes Latest Tug Newbuild

Kings Point (Photo courtesy of Vane Brothers)

The Vane Brothers Company, a marine transportation provider headquartered in Baltimore, has taken delivery of Kings Point, the latest in a wave of Maryland-built tugboats. Constructed under the supervision of Vane Senior Port Captain Jim Demske, Kings Point is the 10th of 14 “Sassafras Class” tugboats contracted by Vane Brothers through Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Maryland. Kings Point also has a sister tug, Fort Schuyler, that was launched by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in April and is expected to be delivered this summer.

New Cruise Ship 3 Months Ahead of Schedule

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Shipbuilding

The brand new American Cruise Lines ship, Independence, being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, was taken on its first underway trials yesterday. This important milestone trial occurred three months ahead of schedule. Maneuvering and equipment tests were performed successfully while the ship was underway in the Wicomico River. American Cruise Lines will run the Independence on 7-14 night cruises beginning on June 12, 2009 with 102 passengers on the East Coast. The ship has a number of important differences from other ships that Chesapeake has built for American Cruise Lines…

Tugboat Oyster Creek Launched

Chesapeake Shipbuilding announced that it launched the new tugboat Oyster Creek. The Oyster Creek is the fifth of six tugboats that Chesapeake is building for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md. The launching went perfectly and the tug will now go into its outfitting stages. The day before the launching, the Oyster Creek was moved from its indoor fabrication facility to the launch ways. Each of the six tugs are 94 ft long and have a 32 ft beam. They are equipped with a single drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey and twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines capable of producing a combined 3,000 horsepower.  

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