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October 01, 2014
Austal launches JHSV 5
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Austal USA yesterday launched JHSV 5, the future USNS Trenton from its shipyard. "The JHSV program is benefitting from serial production," said Capt. Henry Stevens, Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager, Program...
October 01, 2014
MSC extends TOTE Services SBX-1 contract
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — TOTE Services, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, has been awarded a $7,065,332 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-12-C-2500) to exercise a one-year option for the operation and maintenance of the...
October 01, 2014
Conrad signs LNG tank agreement with GTT
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Paris headquartered GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) says its U.S. subsidiary, GTT North America, has signed an agreement with Conrad Shipyard, LLC, Morgan City LA, for the future production of LNG membrane tanks using GTT's...
October 01, 2014
LNG Hybrid Barge nears Hamburg
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems, says that the first LNG Hybrid Barge is expected to arrive at its future home port of Hamburg, Germany, this weekend. Built at the SAM Shipbuilding and Machinery...
October 01, 2014
Pirate boat skipper cops plea in prop washing case
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — A passenger vessel operator has pleaded guilty in a case involving unauthorized dredging by "prop washing," using a replica pirate ship. Captain David Wayne Luther operates the Belle of Topsail, a 49 passenger replica of an...
October 01, 2014
Advanced trawlers will have MAN propulsion packages
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Two series of fishing vessel newbuildings ordered by Icelandic owners will have MAN six-cylinder L27/38 main engines, but differ in the specified propeller, aft-ship and propeller-nozzle configurations. The general propulsion...
October 01, 2014
GAO reports on Navy LCS delivery decisions
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — GAO has issued another report (GAO-14-827) on issues related to the deliveries of the first two Littoral Combat Ships. In August 2010, GAO reported that the ships were incomplete at delivery and in November 2013, GAO reported...
October 01, 2014
Ingalls starts fabrication of DDG 117
OCTOBER 1, 2014 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division yesterday marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Paul Ignatius, the ship's namesake, and...
September 30, 2014
Vane gets $24.5 mod to Transcom contract
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — Vane Line Bunkering, Inc., Baltimore, MD, has been awarded a $24,525,123 modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract HTC711-13-C-W015, exercising the second option year for transportation of bulk jet fuel and...
September 30, 2014
Astilleros Gondan wins passenger boat order
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 — Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has won an order to build a 60 passenger tourist vessel that will operate on the waters of the Azután reservoir near Toledo. With an overall length of 14.75 m and a beam of 4.80 m the...

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