Two RAL-designed tugs delivered in Taiwan

Two RAL-designed tugs delivered in Taiwan

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Two tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), Mailiao 1505 and Mailiao 1506, have been delivered to the Formosa Plastic Corp. in Taiwan by PaxOcean Engineering Pte. Ltd. The vessels were delivered in December and will be operated by the Mailiao Harbour Administration Corp., a subsidiary of Formosa Plastic Corp. These identical sister ships are 104-foot…
Read More
Eastern Shipbuilding completes new facility to support OPC program

Eastern Shipbuilding completes new facility to support OPC program

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has completed a new aluminum superstructure fabrication and assembly hall at its Nelson Street Shipyard. This major infrastructure project further optimizes ESG’s Nelson Street Facility to support multi-hull production for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program for which ESG serves as the prime contractor. The $5 million facility…
Read More
Chesapeake to build fleet of 12 catamarans for American Cruise Lines

Chesapeake to build fleet of 12 catamarans for American Cruise Lines

(GUILFORD, Conn.) — American Cruise Lines has revealed details of Project Blue, a new fleet of go-anywhere ships for the U.S. market. The company announced plans for 12 identical sister ships that will more than double the nation’s current capacity for domestic coastal cruises. Featuring an innovative hybrid catamaran design, these boats will have unprecedented near-shore operating versatility, according to…
Read More
Bermuda pilots order new launch from Gladding-Hearn

Bermuda pilots order new launch from Gladding-Hearn

(SOMERSET, Mass.) — Bermuda's Department of Marine and Port Services has returned to Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., for a new Chesapeake-class pilot boat. The launch will be built to Lloyd’s Register class, with delivery scheduled for early 2023. The Somerset, Mass., shipyard built a 61-foot pilot/rescue vessel for the port service in 2011. With a deep-V hull designed by Ray…
Read More
Brix Marine delivers water taxi to Klahoose First Nation

Brix Marine delivers water taxi to Klahoose First Nation

(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Brix Marine recently delivered the newest installment of its PAXCAT portfolio, the 32-by-12-foot catamaran Goat 1, to the Qathen Xwegus Management Corp. (QXMC). QXMC is the business arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, British Columbia. The corporation, whose activities include forestry, aquaculture, tourism and retail, operates the 12-passenger vessel as a water…
Read More
Bollinger to build pontoon launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat

Bollinger to build pontoon launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat

(LOCKPORT, La.) —Bollinger Shipyards announced Monday that it will construct a new pontoon launcher for General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the construction and launching of the United States’ Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, which will replace the aging Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and is a top strategic defense priority for the United States. “Bollinger Shipyards is excited to expand our…
Read More
Bay Shipbuilding begins construction of largest US-built LNG barge

Bay Shipbuilding begins construction of largest US-built LNG barge

(STURGEON BAY, Wis.) — Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has started construction on the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering barge ever built in the United States. Bay Shipbuilding is expected to complete construction on the barge in late 2023 under contract with Crowley, the largest independent operator of tank vessels in the U.S. Crowley will operate the vessel under a long-term…
Read More
Fincantieri Marine Repair begins work in northeast Florida

Fincantieri Marine Repair begins work in northeast Florida

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Fincantieri Marine Repair, a division of Fincantieri Marine Systems North America (FMSNA), welcomed its first commercial customer to Commodores Point in downtown Jacksonville last week, marking the start of operations in northeast Florida. FMSNA announced last month that it was ready to provide repair and maintenance services to military, commercial and large private vessels on the East…
Read More
Ingalls launches amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr.

Ingalls launches amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr.

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division successfully launched the amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on Wednesday. Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S. amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century. “The…
Read More