Sen. Murkowski receives SCA’s Maritime Leadership Award

Sen. Murkowski receives SCA’s Maritime Leadership Award

(WASHINGTON) — The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance and repair industry, on Wednesday presented Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, with the SCA Maritime Leadership Award at its 2022 annual meeting. The award is given each year to national leaders or elected officials who demonstrate exemplary dedication and support for the nearly 400,000 men…
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Senesco to build hybrid ferry for Maine service

Senesco to build hybrid ferry for Maine service

(NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.) — Senesco Marine has been selected by the Maine Department of Transportation to build its new passenger vessel for the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS). The 154-foot passenger-vehicle ferry, designed by Gilbert Associates in collaboration with BAE Systems’ electric hybrid propulsion solution, will deliver reduced and zero-emission operations capability for the Rockland-based ferry service that serves nearly…
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Ribcraft delivers pair of response boats to R.I. agency

Ribcraft delivers pair of response boats to R.I. agency

(MARBLEHEAD, Mass.) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) recently took delivery of two 19-foot Ribcraft 5.85s. The first true RIBs in the agency's fleet will serve as rapid-response vessels throughout the state. With larger hard-sided patrol vessels already in use, the department was in need of a multipurpose watercraft that was easily handled and operated by a…
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Ingalls christens 10th national security cutter

Ingalls christens 10th national security cutter

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HHI) christened the Legend-class national security cutter Calhoun on Saturday at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Calhoun (WMSL 759) is named to honor Charles L. Calhoun, the first master chief petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard. Calhoun served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II and was honorably discharged…
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SCA honors 15 American shipyards for safety

SCA honors 15 American shipyards for safety

(WASHINGTON) – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, on Wednesday announced the 2022 Annual Shipyard Safety Awards. SCA recognized 15 U.S. shipyards and repair facilities, with seven recipients receiving multiple awards. SCA honors shipbuilding and repair organizations with the Excellence in Safety Award and Improvement in Safety Award each year for enhancement…
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Austal USA launches 17th Independence-variant LCS

Austal USA launches 17th Independence-variant LCS

(MOBILE, Ala.) – Austal USA on Sunday launched the 17th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Augusta (LCS 34). Assisted by tugboats, the ship was escorted out of Austal USA’s floating dry dock and secured pier side on the waterfront for machinery commissioning and system activation in preparation for sea trials later this year. The launch of Augusta…
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Gladding-Hearn to build CTV for Patriot Offshore

Gladding-Hearn to build CTV for Patriot Offshore

(SOMERSET, Mass.) — Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., has signed a contract to begin construction of its first crew transfer vessel (CTV) for Patriot Offshore Maritime Services LLC. The vessel will operate year-round, round-trip service from New Bedford, Mass., for 24 wind farm technicians and cargo to support Vineyard Wind’s construction, operation and maintenance of an 800-megawatt wind farm 15 miles…
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SCA hails female leaders on National Maritime Day

SCA hails female leaders on National Maritime Day

(WASHINGTON) — Following President Biden’s proclamation for National Maritime Day, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) on Friday released the following statement in recognition of the proclamation and recognized the historic confirmations of the first two female admirals to lead the U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Administration (MarAd): “National Maritime Day allows our nation to take a moment to salute…
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