Fire agency takes  possession of powerful fireboat

Fire agency takes possession of powerful fireboat

The most powerful M2-38 fire boat ever built by Moose Boats, LLC, based in Vallejo, Ca., was recently turned over to the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) in California.  “This build was a real challenge and couldn’t have been accomplished without great support from our vendors,” said Moose Boats GM Steve Dirkes.  “Robert Bowe at Cummins really helped us through the…
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Two new Jones Act compliant CTVs  delivered

Two new Jones Act compliant CTVs delivered

MidOcean Wind LLC and Hornblower Wind LLC’s joint venture has taken delivery of a pair of new Jones Act-compliant Crew Transport Vessels (CTVs). The new craft – WINDEA Courageous and WINDEA Intrepid – are the first of five identical Incat Crowther-designed CTVs ordered by the joint venture and are, to date, the largest newbuild CTVs delivered to the U.S. offshore…
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Campbell Transportation towboat gets new name

Campbell Transportation towboat gets new name

Campbell Transportation Company Inc. has held a renaming ceremony in Galveston, Tx., for M/V Linda Hughes Farley, one of its newest towboats. The boat was renamed to honor the wife of Jim Farley, who serves as a member of Campbell Transportation’s Board of Directors and is a past chairman of the American Waterways Operators.  It recently underwent a mid-period maintenance…
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Maritime Partners accepts new towboat

Maritime Partners, of  Metairie, La., has taken delivery of the M/V Jennifer Lee, a 2,600 horsepower towboat from C&C Marine and Repair LLC, based in Belle Chase, La.  The 84-foot by 30-foot by 11-foot vessel, designed by Entech Design, was completed on November 20 of last year.  Jennifer Lee is powered by twin Cummins 1,300 hp QSK38-M1 engines with four Hung…
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Blount Boats to build New York canal tugs

Blount Boats to build New York canal tugs

Rhode Island-based Blount Boats has been contracted by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to build four steel inland tugs for use on the 524-mile Erie, Champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canal network. According to the state agency – which owns and operates the New York State Canal Corporation as a subsidiary – the first two tugboats are scheduled to be…
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BRIX delivers new Naiad-designed RHIB pilot boat

BRIX delivers new Naiad-designed RHIB pilot boat

Port Angeles, Wa.-based boatbuilder BRIX Marine has launched its newest pilot boat for an unnamed customer in Central America.  According to BRIX, Aldebaran is “a purpose-built craft tailored to excel in its mission as a pilot boat, seamlessly integrating quality, innovation, and functionality.” Aldebaran’s 37-foot Naiad hull has a 23-degree progressive deadrise, 5086 alloy aluminum hull skins, D-shaped foam EV50…
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A ‘first-ever’ towboat delivered to ACBL

A ‘first-ever’ towboat delivered to ACBL

American Commercial Barge Line has marked the delivery of the towboat, MV Michael J. Kennelly – the first Tier 4-engined, retractable-pilothouse towboat to enter service in the U.S.  Designed by New England-based Farrell & Norton and built at Steiner Construction’s shipyard in Bayou La Batre, Al., Michael J. Kennelly measures 82 feet and is named for the senior vice president…
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Casco Bay Lines ferry replacement program underway

Casco Bay Lines ferry replacement program underway

Rhode Island-based Bristol Harbor Group (BHGI) has been selected by Portland, Me.-based Casco Bay Lines to provide naval architecture and marine engineering services for the evaluation and design of a new, as yet unnamed, sub-chapter K passenger/vehicle ferry. The new vessel will operate year-round in Casco Bay and replace the 10.5-knot, 93-foot MV Maquoit II, which was built for CBL…
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Parker Towing takes delivery of the MV Johnny R. Holt

Parker Towing takes delivery of the MV Johnny R. Holt

Chattanooga, Tn.-based Serodino Inc. has delivered the twin-screw MV Johnny R. Holt to the Parker Towing Company. The new 60-foot, Super Tiger Class workboat is compliant with all Coast Guard Subchapter M standards and features a pair of Cummins QSK-19M engines, developing a total of 1,500 hp. at 1,800 rpm. Twin Disc reverse and reduction gears turn the shafts and…
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MV Cindy L. Erickson finally receives its due

MV Cindy L. Erickson finally receives its due

The towboat MV Cindy L. Erickson went to work for Marquette Transportation Co. in February 2018, but frustratingly adverse river conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic combined to delay the vessel’s official christening until just recently.  Named for the company’s first employee – the daughter of company founder Ray Eckstein – the towboat is the second boat the company named in…
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