Port, Army Corps moving ahead on N.Y. harbor upgrades

Port, Army Corps moving ahead on N.Y. harbor upgrades

(NEW YORK) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has outlined a multifaceted package of significant investments in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to boost navigational safety and efficiency at the East Coast’s busiest container port. The investments will pave the way for tangible improvements to the Port of New York and New Jersey’s…
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Undetected flooding from pipe led to capsizing of dredger

Undetected flooding from pipe led to capsizing of dredger

(WASHINGTON) — A company’s lack of requirements for crew to regularly check below-deck compartments led to undetected flooding and the eventual capsizing of a dredging vessel last year on the Mississippi River, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday. The non-propelled dredging vessel WB Wood capsized on the early morning of Jan. 16, 2023, during dredging operations. Before the…
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Eastern, Royal IHC partnering on new Army Corps dredge

Eastern, Royal IHC partnering on new Army Corps dredge

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has announced a strategic partnership with Royal IHC to design and construct a highly automated medium-class hopper dredge for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The vessel, contracted for the Department of Defense, is slated for delivery in 2027. The dredge will be constructed at ESG's Allanton and Port St. Joe…
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Great Lakes Dredge gets Texas projects worth $186 million

Great Lakes Dredge gets Texas projects worth $186 million

(HOUSTON) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, has announced the receipt of two dredging awards totaling $186.6 million. The awarded work includes the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project, dredging reaches 1, 2, and 4 (capital, Texas, $157.4 million), and the Galveston Entrance Channel and Houston Ship Channel Dredging Project…
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Coast Guard urges caution during Pascagoula dredging

Coast Guard urges caution during Pascagoula dredging

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — The U.S. Coast Guard is advising mariners to exercise caution while transiting the Pascagoula River in Pascagoula, Miss., due to Army Corps of Engineers dredging operations. The vessel E. Stroud is currently conducting dredging operations just north of the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge on the Pascagoula River. The dredging pipe is marked and illuminated at night, and…
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Coast Guard medevacs crewman from dredge near Houston

Coast Guard medevacs crewman from dredge near Houston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man Monday from a dredging vessel in Houston. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watch standers received a medevac request at 9:26 a.m. from the captain of dredging vessel Terrapin Island stating a crewman had severely injured his hand and was in need of assistance. The incident occurred in the Houston…
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Second phase of Mississippi River channel deepening completed

Second phase of Mississippi River channel deepening completed

(NEW ORLEANS) — On Aug. 16, Louisiana elected officials, federal partners and maritime stakeholders joined the Big River Coalition to celebrate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completion of the first two phases of the deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel, which currently provides a maximum draft of 50 feet for vessels calling on the Port of New…
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Simonelli retiring as chief operating officer at GLDD

Simonelli retiring as chief operating officer at GLDD

(HOUSTON) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) announced Thursday that Chief Operating Officer David Simonelli will retire effective Sept. 16. After his retirement, he will provide consulting services to the company. Simonelli, who has spent 44 years with GLDD, became the president of the company’s Dredging Division in 2010 and chief operating officer in 2018. His commitment to…
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