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September 02, 2015
Historic "Boblo boat" heads for renovation
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — The Great Lakes Towing Company has been completing a historic contract for the SS Columbia Project — towing the 113 year old "Boblo boat" SS Columbia from Toledo, Ohio to Buffalo, NY, where it will be docked for the next...
September 02, 2015
PGS to cold stack third Ramform vessel
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — Seismic vessel operator Petroleum Geo Services says that "to further reduce cost and capital expenditures, and to improve utilization," it has decided to cold-stack its 1998-built Ramform Viking after it completes a...
September 02, 2015
Rolls-Royce to design and equip advanced shrimp vessel
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — A shrimp stern trawler ordered from shipbuilder Vard Group by a Canadian company is to be designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce. The contract is worth over £6 million to Rolls-Royce. The Rolls-Royce NVC 374 design vessel...
September 02, 2015
Halifax Shipyard starts production of first AOPS
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — Hundreds of employees yesterday gathered in the new Assembly Hall at Irving Shipbuilding's Halifax Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate the start of production of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS) for...
September 02, 2015
Fishing vessel groundings prompt alert on fatigue dangers
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert following an increase in the number of groundings on Alaskan shorelines involving uninspected commercial fishing vessels. Since July 14, 2015, a total of 16 reported groundings...
September 01, 2015
NNS gets another $109 million for submarine work
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, VA, is being awarded a $109,436,020 modification to previously awarded Navy contract N00024-15-C-2105 to exercise options for engineering, technical, design, configuration management,...
September 01, 2015
All Coast christens 250 class liftboat
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Lafayette, LA, headquartered All Coast, LLC, the largest liftboat operator in the Gulf of Mexico, christened its new Class 250 liftboat, the Great White, on August 20 at C and M Marina in Lafitte, LA. The liftboat was...
September 01, 2015
Glosten acquires noise and vibration control specialist
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 —Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has acquired Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE), an acoustical engineering firm specializing in noise and vibration control for marine, industrial,...
September 01, 2015
Obama calls for building of new USCG icebreakers
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — President Barack Obama, who is on a visit to Alaska, is calling for new Coast Guard icebreakers as part of new investments to enhance safety and security in the changing Arctic. Those investments could be substantial. A...
September 01, 2015
ClassNK releases guidelines for CFRP propellers
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has a better strength to weight ratio than the standard bronze alloys typically used for propellers. The reduced weight of using a CFRP propeller promises several advantages, including...