Incat Crowther designing hybrid for Great Lakes research

Incat Crowther designing hybrid for Great Lakes research

(LAFAYETTE, La.) — The Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior has commissioned Incat Crowther to design a new low-emission battery hybrid research vessel. Described as a "floating classroom," the 65-foot U.S. Coast Guard-certified catamaran will support the university’s on-water education and research and features proven parallel hybrid battery propulsion technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and…
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FM-200 extinguishing agent being phased down

FM-200 extinguishing agent being phased down

(WASHINGTON) — The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released MSIB 06-22 to inform Coast Guard officers in charge, marine inspection (OCMI) and the maritime industry that FM-200 (also known as HFC-227ea or heptafluoropropane), a fire extinguishing agent, is being phased down in production as part of the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to reduce the…
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Coast Guard heavy icebreaker sets sail for Antarctica

Coast Guard heavy icebreaker sets sail for Antarctica

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) and crew departed Seattle on Wednesday and is scheduled to transit to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation Deep Freeze is an annual joint military mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations in support of the National Science Foundation, the lead agency for the United States Antarctic…
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New fuels to require training for up to 800,000 seafarers

New fuels to require training for up to 800,000 seafarers

(SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt) — A new action plan, launched at COP 27 by United Nations organizations, shipowners and unions, sets out recommendations to upskill seafarers to meet shipping’s decarbonization goals. The plan is in response to findings from new research, the modeling of which cautions that as many as 800,000 seafarers will require additional training by the mid-2030s. Currently…
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Bollinger completes purchase of VT Halter Marine

Bollinger completes purchase of VT Halter Marine

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards on Monday announced that it has completed its acquisition of VT Halter Marine Inc. and ST Engineering Halter Marine Offshore. “Today marks an important milestone for Bollinger and our 76-year history,” said Ben Bordelon, CEO and president of Bollinger Shipyards. “We’re excited to offer our defense and commercial customers an expanded suite of high-quality capabilities,…
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Chesapeake begins building third Coastal Cat for ACL

Chesapeake begins building third Coastal Cat for ACL

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines (ACL) announced Monday that construction has begun on American Liberty, the third new Coastal Cat in the company’s Project Blue series. Announced in January 2022, the Project Blue series is a set of 12 small ships designed to cover almost any domestic cruise itinerary. The 105-guest American Liberty is built for coastal operation and…
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Nunan named first female superintendent of USMMA

Nunan named first female superintendent of USMMA

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration (MarAd) on Saturday announced the appointment of Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, U.S. Coast Guard retired, as the next superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). Nunan is the first woman to hold the position. Nunan, who spent more than three decades in the Coast Guard, has commanded units…
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Port Milwaukee director named Seaway administrator

Port Milwaukee director named Seaway administrator

(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Nov. 3 announced President Biden's appointment of Adam Tindall-Schlicht, former Milwaukee port director, as the next administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. (GLS). Tindall-Schlicht resigned his position at Port Milwaukee on Oct. 19. An agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the GLS is responsible for operation of U.S. portions…
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Crews of four U.S.-flagged vessels honored for heroism

Crews of four U.S.-flagged vessels honored for heroism

(NEW YORK) — The officers and crew of four American-flag vessels were recognized for heroism at sea at the United Seamen’s Service’s 53rd annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Awards. The event, held Oct. 28, also honored Edward Aldridge, president of CMA-CGM North America and American President Lines; Harold Daggett, president of the International Longshoremen’s Association; and Eric Ebeling,…
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