Simonelli retiring as chief operating officer at GLDD

Simonelli retiring as chief operating officer at GLDD

(HOUSTON) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) announced Thursday that Chief Operating Officer David Simonelli will retire effective Sept. 16. After his retirement, he will provide consulting services to the company. Simonelli, who has spent 44 years with GLDD, became the president of the company’s Dredging Division in 2010 and chief operating officer in 2018. His commitment to…
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Crowley, ESVAGT strengthen venture for US offshore wind vessels

Crowley, ESVAGT strengthen venture for US offshore wind vessels

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley and ESVAGT have executed additional joint venture agreements that further strengthen their commitment to support purpose-built, Jones Act vessel development and availability for U.S. offshore wind production. The new agreements, which follow the original agreement between the companies in 2021, will support their joint efforts for service operation vessels (SOVs). The latest additions focus on the…
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Sea Machines unveils AI-ris computer vision technology

Sea Machines unveils AI-ris computer vision technology

(BOSTON) – Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled AI-ris, a new marine computer-vision navigation sensor designed to improve safety and performance while vessels are underway. The company revealed this new technology during Seawork2022, the largest European commercial marine exhibition. Sea Machines’ AI-ris (Artificial Intelligence Recognition and Identification System) uses digital cameras and AI processing to detect, track, classify and geolocate objects,…
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Sen. Murkowski receives SCA’s Maritime Leadership Award

Sen. Murkowski receives SCA’s Maritime Leadership Award

(WASHINGTON) — The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance and repair industry, on Wednesday presented Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, with the SCA Maritime Leadership Award at its 2022 annual meeting. The award is given each year to national leaders or elected officials who demonstrate exemplary dedication and support for the nearly 400,000 men…
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Garmin endorses Propspeed’s Foulfree for transducer compatibility

Garmin endorses Propspeed’s Foulfree for transducer compatibility

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) – Propspeed has announced that Garmin has tested the Propspeed Foulfree foul-release coating system and found it to be effective for keeping its transducers clean and free from marine growth. “We are proud to have worked closely with Garmin engineers to ensure compatibility with and maximum performance from their transducers,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “Garmin sonar…
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Crowley receives Coast Guard honor for environment, safety

Crowley receives Coast Guard honor for environment, safety

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – Crowley has been awarded the Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence, the U.S. Coast Guard’s most prestigious merchant marine honor, for the global shipping and logistics company’s commitment to safety and sustainability while exceeding essential standards for operations. Crowley received the Osprey designation, the Benkert Award program’s highest distinction. Capt. Cole Cosgrove,…
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AWO elects Blessey Marine’s Clark Todd as chairman

AWO elects Blessey Marine’s Clark Todd as chairman

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders last week during the association's spring board of directors/annual membership meeting. Clark Todd, president and chief operating officer of Blessey Marine Services, was elected chairman; Rick Iuliucci, vice president of Vane Brothers, was elected vice…
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New US scrubber barge to be propelled by Schottel

New US scrubber barge to be propelled by Schottel

(SPAY, Germany) — The German propulsion expert Schottel has been awarded a contract to supply rudder propellers on a self-propelled, barge-based stack exhaust capture and treatment system. It will be produced and operated by U.S. company Clean Air Engineering - Maritime (CAE-M), based in San Pedro, Calif. The system is called the Marine Exhaust Treatment System or METS-3 and was…
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Scania engines power pair of new Alaska tour boats

Scania engines power pair of new Alaska tour boats

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, is powering the latest whale-watching vessels operated by Major Marine Tours in Seward, Alaska. The 87-foot Spirit of Matushka, delivered in the spring of 2021, and its sister ship Skana, launched this month, were constructed by All American Marine of…
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Largest high-speed ferry In U.S. features Furuno electronics

Largest high-speed ferry In U.S. features Furuno electronics

(CAMAS, Wash.) — Delivered in December, Seastreak Courageous, the largest capacity high-speed ferry in the United States, is guided by Furuno marine electronics. Built by Midship Marine in Harvey, La., the 720-passenger vessel was delivered to its home terminal in New Jersey. Courageous boasts many upgrades from earlier designs in the Seastreak fleet, including a comprehensive suite of Furuno electronics…
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