Officials monitoring oil from Liberty ship off Florida

Officials monitoring oil from Liberty ship off Florida

(NEW ORLEANS) – The U.S. Coast Guard and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continue to monitor periodic discharges of oil from the Liberty ship Thomas Heyward, a World War II-era vessel sunk in 1977 to serve as an artificial reef approximately 6 miles southwest of Destin, Fla. Following Hurricane Sally in September 2020, the National Response Center (NRC) began…
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Deck hand injured by anchor chain on Texas ferry

Deck hand injured by anchor chain on Texas ferry

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man from a ferry near Galveston, Texas, on Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watch standers received notification at 2:42 p.m. relayed by Vessel Traffic Services Houston/Galveston personnel that a crewmember aboard the John W. Johnson ferry had been struck in the face by the vessel's anchor chain after the…
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Bollinger announces leadership changes after acquisitions

Bollinger announces leadership changes after acquisitions

(LOCKPORT, La.) – Bollinger Shipyards announced leadership changes Tuesday following the recent acquisition of Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding (BMS) and Bollinger Mississippi Repair (BMR). The announcements reflect leadership changes at BMS and BMR, as well as Bollinger Lockport New Construction and Bollinger Marine Fabricators in order to best align titles and functions across all 14 Bollinger facilities. “I’ve always said Bollinger’s…
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Crowley vessels, crews honored for environmental achievement

Crowley vessels, crews honored for environmental achievement

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­– Sixty-one Crowley vessels and their crews were recently honored by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for a cumulative 602 years of safe environmental achievement and operations. The annual Environmental Achievement Awards are given to vessels that have no reportable spills, U.S. Coast Guard citations or other pollution incidents. Aligned with its current sustainability strategy, Crowley…
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All American to build Georgia reef boat for NOAA

All American to build Georgia reef boat for NOAA

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has been awarded a contract to build another research vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that is slated for the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS) off Sapelo Island, Ga. This research vessel will be constructed inside AAM’s facility on Bellingham Bay. The vessel is a 52-by-19-foot semi-displacement aluminum catamaran…
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Caterpillar, Damen to collaborate on methanol-powered vessels

Caterpillar, Damen to collaborate on methanol-powered vessels

(HOUSTON) — Caterpillar and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aiming to develop methanol-powered vessels that enable the decarbonization of marine operations. “Our collaboration with Damen Shipyards Group and Pon Power brings together immeasurable expertise that allows us to learn together and innovate to address the great challenge of the energy transition. This is an exciting…
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EBDG, Miller Marine team up on fully electric truckable tug

EBDG, Miller Marine team up on fully electric truckable tug

(SEATTLE) — Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and Miller Marine of Deltaville, Va., have teamed to design and construct a fully electric truckable tug. The vessel is designed as a multifunctional utility boat servicing marine construction sites, tending dredges, tending buoys, short-range ferry operations and other near-shore operations such as crew transportation or line handling. EBDG will incorporate an electrical…
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AMP to New England governors: No blanket Jones Act waivers

AMP to New England governors: No blanket Jones Act waivers

(WASHINGTON) — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) sent a letter Tuesday to Govs. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Ned Lamont of Connecticut, Janet Mills of Maine, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Dan McKee of Rhode Island and Phil Scott of Vermont to address calls for blanket Jones Act waivers to New England. The AMP directly addresses the governors' letter to Department…
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IMO adopts safety code for ships with industrial personnel

IMO adopts safety code for ships with industrial personnel

(LONDON) — A new mandatory safety code for ships carrying industrial personnel – aimed at ensuring the safety of people transported to work on offshore facilities including wind farms – has been adopted by the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106), which met from Nov. 2 to Nov. 11. The new Chapter XV of the International Convention for…
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