NOAA seeking bids for two new survey vessels

NOAA seeking bids for two new survey vessels

(WASHINGTON) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals from U.S. shipbuilders for the design and construction of new ships for the agency. The new vessels will primarily support NOAA’s coastal, continental shelf and deep ocean data collection requirements. The solicitation, which opens May 19 and closes on Aug. 16, is for a firm, fixed-price contract for…
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Edison Chouest to build plug-in SOV for Empire Wind

Edison Chouest to build plug-in SOV for Empire Wind

(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) — Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has awarded a long-term service operations vessel charter agreement to U.S. marine transportation provider Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The plug-in hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) will be the first in the U.S. offshore wind sector capable of sailing partly on battery power. The vessel will accommodate up…
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Alaska operator adds another All American tour boat

Alaska operator adds another All American tour boat

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has delivered Skana, a 150-passenger hydrofoil-assisted catamaran for Major Marine Tours. This is the second vessel delivered to Major Marine Tours by All American Marine in two years, and a sister ship to Spirit of Matushka, delivered in spring of 2021. Skana will also operate out of Seward, Alaska, and will carry passengers…
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Coast Guard commissions 48th fast response cutter

Coast Guard commissions 48th fast response cutter

(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the 48th Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), Pablo Valent (WPC 1148), into service at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg on Wednesday. Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, commanding officer of the Coast Guard 7th District, presided over the ceremony. Cecilia Guillot, Valent’s great-niece, is the ship's sponsor. The cutter’s namesake Pablo Valent was…
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All American to build survey vessel for Geodynamics

All American to build survey vessel for Geodynamics

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has been awarded the contract to build R/V Shackleford, an innovative research and hydrographic survey vessel for Geodynamics, an NV5 company. R/V Shackleford is a 73-by-26-foot semi-displacement aluminum catamaran that was developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design in Auckland, New Zealand. It will have the fundamental and primary design elements of…
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Coast Guard awards Eastern contract for fourth OPC

Coast Guard awards Eastern contract for fourth OPC

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group on Tuesday announced the U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a contract to the company to begin construction of the fourth Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter (OPC), the future USCGC Rush (WMSM 918). The 360-foot OPCs will form the backbone of the service’s future fleet around the world. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, in collaboration with its…
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Southern shipyards win order for three CTVs

Southern shipyards win order for three CTVs

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — Windea CTV LLC, a U.S. operator of offshore wind crew transfer vessels, announced Tuesday that it has commenced construction of three 98-foot hybrid ready CTVs.    Two of the Incat Crowther-designed CTVs will be constructed at St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Fla., and one will be built at Gulf Craft in Franklin, La. The vessels…
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