American Cruise Lines christens newbuild in Natchez

American Cruise Lines christens newbuild in Natchez

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines' newest modern riverboat, American Symphony, was christened Tuesday in Natchez, Miss., the vessel’s official godmother city. The christening marks the on-time delivery of American’s fifth modern riverboat in four years and the line’s continued growth on the Mississippi River. American Cruise Lines and the city of Natchez hosted a joint celebration for the ship…
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Atlantic Wind Transfers orders six CTVs from St. John’s Ship Building

Atlantic Wind Transfers orders six CTVs from St. John’s Ship Building

(QUONSET POINT, R.I.) — Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT), the first U.S. offshore wind farm support company, has ordered six Chartwell Ambitious-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) designed by United Kingdom-based Chartwell Marine. AWT’s order comprises six CTVs to be constructed by St. John’s Ship Building Inc. at its shipyard in Palatka, Fla. The first two vessels are expected to be delivered…
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Coast Guard Foundation to host offshore wind forum

Coast Guard Foundation to host offshore wind forum

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, will host a panel on the future of New York’s marine transportation and offshore wind industries on Sept. 15 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The event, the Maritime Prosperity Forum, is co-hosted by…
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ABS verifies design of Foss tug with autonomy system

ABS verifies design of Foss tug with autonomy system

(BOSTON) – Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy system aboard the Foss Maritime tugboat Rachael Allen has achieved a key milestone. The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) verified the design of the Foss harbor tug outfitted with the system. This follows the established process of new technology qualification, document evaluation in accordance with ABS Rules and Guides, and a successful product…
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ABS to examine nuclear propulsion for commercial ships

ABS to examine nuclear propulsion for commercial ships

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) a contract to research barriers to the adoption of advanced nuclear propulsion on commercial vessels. The $800,000 research project – awarded by the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy last year and formally contracted through its U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development –…
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Exclusive interview with MarAd Administrator Ann Phillips

Exclusive interview with MarAd Administrator Ann Phillips

Agency's new leader focused on bolstering maritime workforce, promoting equity at sea By Casey Conley America’s maritime industry must adapt and change to retain its current workforce and attract a new generation of mariners, according to the new leader of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd). Although that responsibility lies with the operators themselves, Administrator Ann Phillips believes MarAd can nudge…
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