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February 08, 2016

ECO to open shipyard in Port of Gulfport

FEBRUARY 8, 2016—Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Galliano, LA, will be investing $68 million in the opening of a new shipyard in the Port of Gulfport. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ECO announced the shipbuilding operations at...
February 08, 2016

Hammonia containership detained in Tacoma

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 — The Coast Guard reports that Port State Control officers from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound discovered significant safety violations during an inspection of the 685-foot Liberian-flagged container ship Westwood Robson at the...
February 08, 2016

Rough night sets Anthem passengers tweeting

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 — Royal Caribbean's 4,180 passenger Anthem of the Seas was expected to arrive in Port Canaveral, FL, today after hitting a patch of rough weather that saw passengers confined to their rooms and taking to social media to report...
February 08, 2016

Optimarin BWTS picked for advanced U.S. built trawler

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 — An advanced stern trawler currently completing at the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard, Anacortes, WA (see earlier story), will be the first vessel in the fishing segment to be fitted with an Optimarin Ballast Water Treatment...
February 06, 2016

Industrial base urges earlier start of LX(R) construction

FEBRUARY 6, 2016 — Underscoring the point that Navy shipbuilding decisions are made on Capitol Hill as much as in the Pentagon, a coalition representing industrial base suppliers to the Navy's amphibious warships construction program have...
February 06, 2016

Vigor Marine wins $14 million T-AKE 6 drydocking contract

FEBRUARY 6, 2016 —Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, OR, is being awarded a $13,993,129 firm-fixed-price contract for a 45-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6). Work will include...
February 05, 2016

UPDATE: Next try at freeing giant box ship will be Tuesday

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 ­– In an update issued today, Central Command for Marine Emergencies Germany (Havariekommando) said that the earliest chance to free the giant box ship CSCL Indian Ocean will not come until Tuesday morning. The ship has been...
February 05, 2016

Crowley christens second LNG-ready tanker

FEBRUARY 5, 2016 ­– Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the second of four new, Jones Act product tankers yesterday at the South Florida Petroleum Terminal, in Fort Lauderdale,FL. The 50,000 dwt, 330,000-barrel-capacity Texas joins sister ship...
February 05, 2016

Maersk Supply takes delivery of DP2 cable installer

FEBRUARY 5, 2016— Damen Shipyards Group yesterday handed over the DP2 cable installation vessel Maersk Connector to Maersk Supply Service. Built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of...
February 05, 2016

Reinforcement to Panama Canal lock sills completed

FEBRUARY 5, 2016— The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports that sill reinforcements in the new locks have been completed this week, bringing the Panama Canal Expansion one step closer to inauguration. The reinforcements were made after leaks...