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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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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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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NTSB renews call for personal locator beacons

NTSB renews call for personal locator beacons

(WASHINGTON) — Two recent marine casualties — involving the liftboat SEACOR Power and the fishing vessel Emmy Rose — highlight the critical safety importance of providing personal locator beacons (PLBs) to mariners to aid in search-and-rescue operations in a variety of conditions — a recommendation the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been making for more than five years. ​​​​​​On…
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Ship fire contained at the Port of Anchorage

Ship fire contained at the Port of Anchorage

A fire aboard the Hong Kong-flagged tanker Atlantic Lily has been contained at the Port of Anchorage, located in Alaska’s largest city. The fire aboard the 600-foot ship started at about 2200 on Friday, Nov. 18, as the ship discharged a load of jet fuel at a fuel terminal. It was followed by a blast from the ship’s stack and…
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St. Johns Ship Building expands capacity for CTVs

St. Johns Ship Building expands capacity for CTVs

(PALATKA, Fla.) — Americraft Marine Group has expanded investment in its Florida-based shipyard, St. Johns Ship Building, to increase capacity for construction of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and other offshore wind-related boats. In addition to previous commitments from Americraft to its subsidiary shipyard, St. Johns Ship Building has also received the final approval of a Maritime Administration (MarAd) grant modification.…
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SAFE Boats delivers workboat to maritime AI provider

SAFE Boats delivers workboat to maritime AI provider

(BREMERTON, Wash.) — SAFE Boats International has announced a production partnership with Mythos AI, a West Palm Beach, Fla.-based autonomous maritime technology provider, and recently delivered a purpose-built Porter 78S workboat to the company. Archie One, an aluminum-hull, outboard-driven survey boat, was built under an exclusive license agreement with Stormer Work Boats of the Netherlands. It is specifically designed for…
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All American gets order for California patrol boat

All American gets order for California patrol boat

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has been awarded a contract for a 74-foot aluminum catamaran that will patrol state waters and international waters along the California coast for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The twin-engine, fixed-propeller patrol vessel will be built to U.S. Coast Guard standards. The hydrofoil-assisted vessel, from Teknicraft Design, will combine features…
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