AMVER ship diverts to rescue sailor near California

AMVER ship diverts to rescue sailor near California

(MONTEREY, Calif.) — Pacific Tracker, a tracking and telemetry ship managed by TOTE Services, rescued a sailor suffering from a medical emergency aboard his sailboat approximately 450 miles southwest of Monterey, Calif., on July 9. The sailor suffered a severe nosebleed which was uncontrollable with gauze and anticoagulants. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at the 11th District Command Center queried…
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New funding to boost ferry service in 35 states

New funding to boost ferry service in 35 states

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) on Friday announced $172.2 million in fiscal year 2022 formula funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 35 states and three territories to improve ferry service and provide more travel options. Under the Biden administration, funding for ferry service is at historic levels to support multimodal transportation services that…
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Metal Shark building 115-foot patrol boat for Guyana

Metal Shark building 115-foot patrol boat for Guyana

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark is building a welded aluminum 115-by-27-foot monohull patrol vessel for the Guyana Defense Force (GDF). Construction is underway at Metal Shark’s Franklin, La., shipyard on the new 115 Defiant, a multi-mission vessel designed in-house by Metal Shark’s engineering team and being acquired by the GDF via direct purchase. Once complete, the new vessel will join…
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NASSCO gets $1.4 billion for sixth ESB, two oilers

NASSCO gets $1.4 billion for sixth ESB, two oilers

(SAN DIEGO) – General Dynamics NASSCO has received $1.4 billion in U.S. Navy contract modifications for construction of a sixth expeditionary sea base ship (ESB 8) and two additional John Lewis-class fleet oilers (T-AO 211 and 212). This award comes in addition to $600 million already received to procure long lead-time materials for the same ships. The contract modification also…
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Seafarers Happiness Index rebounds from record low

Seafarers Happiness Index rebounds from record low

(LONDON) — The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals that seafarer happiness levels are recovering after reaching a record low last quarter. Overall happiness has increased from 5.85 to 7.21/10, with levels rising across all categories. The survey, undertaken with the support of the Standard Club and Idwal, reports on the second quarter of…
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Glosten to design hydrogen-hybrid vessel for Scripps

Glosten to design hydrogen-hybrid vessel for Scripps

(SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE) — The University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography has selected Glosten as the naval architect for the university’s new coastal research vessel. The vessel will be an innovation in the maritime industry with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. With this selection, Glosten will provide the preliminary design, contract design, and detailed design for…
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Interlake’s new bulk carrier makes maiden voyage

Interlake’s new bulk carrier makes maiden voyage

(STURGEON BAY, Wis.) — Nearly three years after the first cut of steel for the first Great Lakes-built freighter in nearly 40 years, the 639-foot Mark W. Barker embarked on its maiden voyage July 27 from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. “This is a monumental day for our company and the U.S.-flag fleet as our much-anticipated freighter departs on her first voyage…
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OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

OSVs top CO2 emissions list for North American vessels

(HOUSTON) — The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report that provides a current benchmark for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us…
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Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

Pasha, MarAd advance port microgrid project in LA

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance Program (META) and Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals (PST) recently entered the second quarter of progress powering microgrids at the Port of Los Angeles following a $1.5 million cooperative agreement in spring 2022. PST is an independent operating subsidiary of The Pasha Group. The alternative energy demonstration project for…
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