Bollinger to build pontoon launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat

Bollinger to build pontoon launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat

(LOCKPORT, La.) —Bollinger Shipyards announced Monday that it will construct a new pontoon launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the construction and launching of the United States’ Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, which will replace the aging Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and is a top strategic defense priority for the United States. “Bollinger Shipyards is excited to expand our…
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Fincantieri Marine Repair begins work in northeast Florida

Fincantieri Marine Repair begins work in northeast Florida

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Fincantieri Marine Repair, a division of Fincantieri Marine Systems North America (FMSNA), welcomed its first commercial customer to Commodores Point in downtown Jacksonville last week, marking the start of operations in northeast Florida. FMSNA announced last month that it was ready to provide repair and maintenance services to military, commercial and large private vessels on the East…
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Ingalls launches amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr.

Ingalls launches amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr.

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division successfully launched the amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on Wednesday. Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S. amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century. “The…
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New York to invest $500 million to boost offshore wind power

New York to invest $500 million to boost offshore wind power

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a plan to strengthen New York's renewable energy leadership and make a $500 million investment in offshore wind as part of the 2022 State of the State. This plan will directly invest in offshore wind manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure, create thousands of green jobs, deliver billions in economic impact, and…
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Halter Marine gets contract for second polar security cutter

Halter Marine gets contract for second polar security cutter

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — The U.S. Department of the Navy has awarded Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss., a fixed-price incentive-firm contract for a second U.S. Coast Guard polar security cutter (PSC), formerly known as the heavy polar icebreaker. Initial efforts under this option will target the purchase of long lead-time materials, specifically the generator sets, necessary to support production while ensuring…
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Buttigieg announces more than $241 million in grants for US ports

Buttigieg announces more than $241 million in grants for US ports

(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday announced the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MarAd) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). These grants demonstrate rapid action on commitments in the Biden-Harris Port Action Plan,…
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Marine safety information bulletin: Reporting sexual assaults on US vessels

Marine safety information bulletin: Reporting sexual assaults on US vessels

(WASHINGTON) — The Coast Guard assistant commandant for prevention policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-21 “Reporting Sexual Assaults on U.S. Vessels” to emphasize that sexual assault is a crime, and when the assault occurs aboard a U.S. documented vessel, the Coast Guard must be notified. While the law requires the master or individual in charge of a U.S.…
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