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May 30, 2016

U.S.-flag ATB tug has Barke high-lift flap rudders

MAY 30, 2016 — A U.S.-flag ATB tug under construction for SEA-Vista  at BAE Systems Jacksonville, FL, shipyard is equipped with Van der Velden Barke high-lift flap rudders for enhanced maneuverability and course keeping...
May 30, 2016

Stevedoring barge delivered to ProvPort

MAY 30, 2016—Conrad Shipyard, Amelia, LA, recently delivered a 300-foot long x 72-foot wide rake/box barge with a deck rating of over 6,000 pounds per square foot to ProvPort, Providence, RI, according to naval architect JMS Naval Architects,...
May 28, 2016

Three more charged in Fat Leonard case

MAY 28, 2016 —Three more individuals have been charged in the bribery and fraud scandal known in the Navy as the "Fat Leonard affair." Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, of Fairfax Station, VA, Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, of Chesapeake,...
May 27, 2016

U.S. ferry fleet carries 115 million passengers a year

MAY 27, 2016 —The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released Highlights of the 2014 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Key findings indicate that 115.1 million passengers were carried...
May 27, 2016

The American Club wins Lloyd's List Maritime Services Award

MAY 27, 2016—Leading P&I organization The American Club has won the Lloyd's List North American Maritime Services Award for 2016. The presentation of the award took place in New York at the end of last week in the presence of a...
May 27, 2016

Thai OPV to have MAN 28/33D STC engines

MAY 27, 2016 —A  90 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to be built at Mahidol Adulyadej naval dockyard in Sattahip,Thailand, will be powered by two MAN 16V28/33D STC engines. The vessel is an improved River-class design and is locally called...
May 27, 2016

Wartsila donates engine to Texas A&M Maritime Academy

MAY 27, 2016 — Wärtsilä has donated an 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 engine and generating set, to the Marine Engineering Technology Department at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The donation is a continuation of Wärtsilä's ongoing industry...
May 27, 2016

P&I club warns on cargo hold dangers

MAY 27, 2016 — The London P&I Club says it continues to see cases of injuries and fatalities associated with entry into enclosed onboard spaces, including cargo holds on bulk carriers where atmospheres have not been treated as potentially...
May 27, 2016

Senate bills fund ten Navy, six USCG ships

MAY 27, 2016 — The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill and the FY2017 Homeland Security Bill. The defense bill recommends $20.5 billion for Navy shipbuilding, an increase of $2.1 billion...
May 26, 2016

Canada announces tweaks to National Shipbuilding Strategy

MAY 26, 2016 — The Government of Canada today announced a series of enhancements to strengthen the National Shipbuilding Strategy "so that needed vessels are delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard as quickly as...

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