Master Boat Builders begins construction of Crowley’s zero-emission tug

Master Boat Builders begins construction of Crowley’s zero-emission tug

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Master Boat Builders has begun construction of Crowley’s eWolf, the first all-electric ship-assist tug in the United States, at its shipyard in Coden, Ala. "Initiating construction of the first-ever fully electric U.S. tugboat, the eWolf marks a historic moment for Crowley and Master Boat Builders,” said Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders. “Today (Dec. 6) is…
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Philly lays keel for first new US academy training ship

Philly lays keel for first new US academy training ship

(PHILADELPHIA) — TOTE Services on Friday marked a significant construction milestone at a keel-laying ceremony at Philly Shipyard for the first of up to five new purpose-built, state-of-the-art training vessels for America’s state maritime academies. These new vessels – known as national security multi-mission vessels (NSMVs) – are designed to provide world-class training for America’s future mariners and to support…
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Gladding-Hearn delivers refitted Incat ferry to Bermuda

Gladding-Hearn delivers refitted Incat ferry to Bermuda

(SOMERSET, Mass.) – Resolute, one of two high-speed passenger catamarans delivered by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to the government of Bermuda, Ministry on Transport in 2002, has returned to service after a compete refit. In turn, the vessel’s sister ship, Serenity, has been delivered to the shipyard for the same types of upgrades — scheduled for completion by next March. Designed by…
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Bollinger delivers ocean transport barge to Navy

Bollinger delivers ocean transport barge to Navy

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the ocean transport barge Holland to General Dynamics-Electric Boat’s Groton (Conn.) Shipyard. Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the U.S. Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines and Virginia-class fast attack submarines. General Dynamics-Electric Boat is the prime contractor on the design and build of the Columbia-class submarine, which will replace the aging Ohio-class…
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Eastern Shipbuilding delivers second Ollis-class ferry for Staten Island

Eastern Shipbuilding delivers second Ollis-class ferry for Staten Island

(PORT ST. JOE, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) on Wednesday announced the completion of Sandy Ground, the second Ollis-class ferry, for the Staten Island Ferry Division of the New York City Department of Transportation. Sandy Ground, Hull 220, departed ESG’s Port St. Joe shipyard passenger-ready, with its U.S. Coast Guard certificate of inspection and the ABS class certificates in…
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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers LNG bunkering barge

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers LNG bunkering barge

(STURGEON BAY, Wis.) — Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has delivered Clean Canaveral, a 340-foot liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering barge, to Polaris New Energy. The 5,500-cubic-meter vessel is the largest of its type ever built in the United States, and will soon be followed by another barge of similar size for an affiliate of Polaris New Energy as it grows its…
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SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — SWITCH Maritime announced that the world’s first hydrogen fueling of a commercial marine vessel was successfully completed on Nov. 18 at All American Marine shipyard. The vessel, Sea Change, is now beginning its final sea trials before delivery. The new 75-passenger ferry received hydrogen into its 242-kilogram tanks on the upper deck. It uses that hydrogen in…
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NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

(SAN DIEGO) — General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) on Wednesday, the fifth ship of the Navy’s reclassified expeditionary sea base (ESB) program. Dennis DuBard, a longtime NASSCO employee and the start of construction honoree, initiated the first cut of steel that will be used to construct the vessel. “Today, we start…
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SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

SWITCH completes first hydrogen fueling of commercial vessel in US

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — SWITCH Maritime announced that the world’s first hydrogen fueling of a commercial marine vessel was successfully completed on Nov. 18 at All American Marine shipyard. The vessel, Sea Change, is now beginning its final sea trials before delivery. The new 75-passenger ferry received hydrogen into its 242-kilogram tanks on the upper deck. It uses that hydrogen in…
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NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

NASSCO begins construction of fifth ESB for Navy

(SAN DIEGO) — General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7) on Wednesday, the fifth ship of the Navy’s reclassified expeditionary sea base (ESB) program. Dennis DuBard, a longtime NASSCO employee and the start of construction honoree, initiated the first cut of steel that will be used to construct the vessel. “Today, we start…
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