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July 22, 2016

VIDEO: Damen ASD duo headed for Argentina

JULY 22, 2016 — After successfully completing sea trials, two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 — Estibador I and Estibador II — are headed from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to Puerto General de San Martin, Argentina. The two tugboats have been ordered...
July 22, 2016

New York Wheel rolls ahead

JULY 22, 2016—New York City is rediscovering and embracing its connection with the water. N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vision to connect the city via an extensive ferry service network is a prime example of this (see earlier stories and “A...
July 22, 2016

Clogged fuel filter and human error led to cruise ship fire

JULY 22, 2016 — A French marine safety investigation report into the November 18, 2015 fire on board the Compagnie du Ponant expedition cruise ship Le Boréal, near the Falkland Islands, finds that it was caused when a fuel filter clogged and...
July 22, 2016

U.K. ferry will feature battery hybrid technology

JULY 22, 2016 — A new ferry being built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey for U.K. operator Wightlink will be the first to utilize Wärtsilä hybrid battery technology to improve efficiency, reduce exhaust emissions and lower the noise level. The...
July 21, 2016

Great Lakes Maritime students awarded Crowley scholarships

JULY 21, 2016 —Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) students — Matthew C. DuBon from South Carolina and Clayton Riley Harbin from California — based on their...
July 21, 2016

OSG's U.S.-flag business gets new president and CEO

JULY 21, 2016 —Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) reports that OSG Director Samuel H. Norton was appointed a senior vice president of the company and president and CEO of its U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit, effective July 17, 2016....
July 21, 2016

C. Raymond Hunt Associates celebrates 50th year

JULY 21, 2016 —New Bedford, MA, based boat design firm C. Raymond Hunt Associates,is now celebrating its 50th year, continuing to expand on the legacy of its founder, C. Raymond Hunt, to produce innovative boats with rugged seaworthiness. "Ray...
July 21, 2016

Wartsila optimizes Finnish operator's engine performance

JULY 21, 2016 — Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö have extended their long-term maintenance agreement for Eckerö's entire fleet of five vessels. Åland, Finland, based Eckerö consists of four companies: Birka Cruises AB, Eckerö Shipping Ab...
July 21, 2016

Norsafe wins major order from Vard

JULY 21, 2016 — Arendal, Norway, based lifeboat specialist Norsafe has secured a contract from Vard Group under which it will supply lifeboats complete with davit systems for the series of fifteen new vessels Vard is building for Topaz Energy...
July 21, 2016

Chesapeake delivers twelfth tug to Vane Brothers

JULY 21, 2016 — Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp, Salisbury, MD, has delivered the Fort McHenry, the twelfth ocean going tugboat it has built for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has five further tugboats under construction...

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