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April 17, 2015
Vigor's Tacoma shipyard adds newbuilding to its offerings
APRIL 17, 2015 — Vigor Industrial's Tacoma, WA, shipyard is now adding newbuilding to its capabilities. Fabrication teams at the yard have delivered three 60' x 24' x 15.5' breasting barges to Foss Maritime. The barge system will be used to...
April 17, 2015
New dive support boat for Brazilian offshore market
APRIL 17, 2015—The DP-2 monohull shallow dive support vessel (SDSV) Sistac Victoria was recently delivered by shipbuilder SeaSafe Barcos Manufacturados S.A., Angra dos Reis, Brazil to Sistac Sistemas De Acesso S.A.   Designed by Incat...
April 17, 2015
Gondan launches first of two aluminum and GRP patrol boats
APRIL 17, 2015 — Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has launched Rio Belelle, the first of two patrol boats being built for the Guardia Civil. With an overall length of 20.5 m and a beam of 5.0 m, the boats a being built of aluminum and GRP...
April 17, 2015
Damen Dunkerque retrofits cable layer with BWTS
APRIL 17, 2015 — Global Marine Systems Limited's 145.5 m cable layer Cable Innovator recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, France, after extensive work that included the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a 5-year...
April 17, 2015
Deltamarin books order for first B.Delta68 self-unloader
APRIL 17, 2015 — Deltamarin's B.Delta family has notched up another success. Vulica Shipping Co. Ltd. has placed an order with Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. for the first ever B.Delta68 SUL (Self-UnLoading)...
April 16, 2015
Boston Ship Repair awarded $9.3 million MSC contract
APRIL 16, 2015 —Boston Ship Repair LLC, Boston, MA, is being awarded a $9,315,047 firm-fixed-price contract for 56-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of the USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). Work will include...
April 16, 2015
Todd Grove named ABS Group President and CEO
APRIL 16, 2015 —The ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) reports that Todd Grove has been appointed as its new President and CEO. Mr. Grove most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ABS Group's parent...
April 16, 2015
Kvichak wins $32 million contract for two WETA ferries
APRIL 16, 2015 — Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA, a Vigor Industrial Company, was recently awarded a shipbuilding contract by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), San Francisco, CA, for the design and construction of two...
April 16, 2015
Russian candidate for IMO top job hits campaign trail
APRIL 16, 2015 — Vitaly Klyuev, the first Russian Federation candidate for the post of  IMO Secretary-General is, as it were, hitting the campaign trail. He is will participate in Singapore Maritime Week 2015 events from April 20 to 23 . He...
April 16, 2015
South Korean President vows to raise sunken ferry
APRIL 16, 2015 — One year after the sinking of the ferry Sewol with the loss of 304 people, many of them children, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised to raise the vessel. Paengmokhang harbor, the nearest point of dry land to the...