Silver Ships delivers research boat to NOAA

Silver Ships delivers research boat to NOAA

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Silver Ships has announced the recent delivery of a customized Ambar series vessel to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA vessel is a custom-built Ambar 6 meter (AM600), designed to be operated from NOAA oceangoing ships. At just under 28 feet in length, with a hull length of 20 feet 5 inches, this vessel…
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Philly Shipyard confirms award for fifth NSMV

Philly Shipyard confirms award for fifth NSMV

(PHILADELPHIA) — Philly Shipyard on Sunday announced the authorization by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) and subsequent order from TOTE Services for the construction of one additional national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV). The authorization marks the fifth and final NSMV in the training ship series. This modern vessel will replace the aging training vessel at California State…
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Austal USA opens steel shipbuilding facility

Austal USA opens steel shipbuilding facility

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Austal USA hosted a curtain-drop ceremony on April 12 to celebrate the opening of the company’s new steel facility in front of over 200 guests, including representatives from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, federal, state and local government, and the embassy of Australia. “The opening of the new steel manufacturing line at Austal USA means south Alabama…
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MarAd announces nearly $20 million in small shipyard grants

MarAd announces nearly $20 million in small shipyard grants

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) has announced the availability of nearly $20 million in fiscal year 2022 federal funding to support funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train workforce in this critical sector. MarAd’s Small Shipyard Grant Program strengthens the economic competitiveness of shipyards by providing grants that can be used to purchase…
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Ingalls launches 10th national security cutter

Ingalls launches 10th national security cutter

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) launched the Legend-class national security cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) on Saturday at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Launching Calhoun is the first of a series of significant milestone events in bringing the ship to life. “The national security cutters are critically important to the safety and security of our country,” said Kari Wilkinson,…
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Canada’s new OFSVs dry-docked for repairs

Canada’s new OFSVs dry-docked for repairs

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — The Canadian Coast Guard is closely monitoring problems affecting components on all three of its new offshore fisheries science vessels (OFSVs), CBC News reported. Two components — a propulsion shaft tube and valves controlling seawater intake — have needed repair or replacement on CCGS John Franklin, CCGS Jacques Cartier and CCGS John Cabot. The "classwide" problems included…
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