SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — SWITCH Maritime announced that the world’s first hydrogen fueling of a commercial marine vessel was successfully completed on Nov. 18 at All American Marine shipyard. The vessel, Sea Change, is now beginning its final sea trials before delivery. The new 75-passenger ferry received hydrogen into its 242-kilogram tanks on the upper deck. It uses that hydrogen in…
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Kirby to pay $15.3 million for damages resulting from Houston Ship Channel spill

Kirby to pay $15.3 million for damages resulting from Houston Ship Channel spill

(WASHINGTON) — Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine LP has agreed to pay $15.3 million in damages and assessment costs under the Oil Pollution Act to resolve federal and state claims for injuries to natural resources resulting from an oil spill from a Kirby barge, after a collision Kirby caused. The United States and Texas concurrently filed a civil complaint along with…
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NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

(SAN DIEGO) — General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) on Wednesday, the fifth ship of the Navy’s reclassified expeditionary sea base (ESB) program. Dennis DuBard, a longtime NASSCO employee and the start of construction honoree, initiated the first cut of steel that will be used to construct the vessel. “Today, we start…
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Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by San Diego-based Abrams Marine Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “MAMA is a great training organization with a highly regarded team and world-class facilities," said Abrams Marine Group CEO Dave Abrams. "The company is located in a strategic location for the growth…
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Search suspended for missing American Queen crewmember

Search suspended for missing American Queen crewmember

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard suspended its search at approximately noon Thursday for a man overboard from the motor vessel American Queen near Baton Rouge, La. Rescue crews searched for more than 100 miles of the Lower Mississippi River for approximately 32 hours. Watch standers with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a radio call at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday…
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ICS: ‘Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

ICS: ‘Missed opportunity’ at MEPC 77 to decarbonize shipping

(LONDON) — Following the conclusion of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 77, the International Chamber of Shipping released the following statement from ICS Secretary-General Guy Platten: “We are disappointed that the words and commitments made by governments at COP26 have not yet been translated into action. (Last) week’s meetings have missed the opportunity to take forward…
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Caterpillar Marine to power Edda Wind zero-emission vessels

Caterpillar Marine to power Edda Wind zero-emission vessels

(HOUSTON) — Caterpillar Marine will be the power solutions provider for Edda Wind’s series of four new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) being built at Astilleros Gondan and two new service operation vessels (SOV) to be built at Astilleros Balenciaga shipyards in Spain. Edda Wind is a joint venture of Ostensjo Rederi and Willhelmsen. The series of vessels will be…
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Fincantieri Marine Systems expanding repair operations in Florida

Fincantieri Marine Systems expanding repair operations in Florida

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) — Fincantieri Marine Systems North America (FMSNA) will expand its marine repair operations on the East Coast. The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Jacksonville, Fla., providing commercial and government vessels a much-needed marine repair capacity. FMSNA will make Commodores Point the focus of this effort, bringing business and investment to the downtown Jacksonville waterfront.…
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