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GAC Protective Solutions reports that a maritime security alert has been issued after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 0700N 06949E approximately 305 NM northwest of Male, Maldives on March 26. The vessel…
Aluminium Marine, Queensland, Australia, recently launched and delivered the 24m x 8.5m catamaran ferry Freedom Sovereign to Freedom Fast Cats, Queensland, Australia. Freedom Fast Cats has also operated the 1980-built Freedom Flyer and 2010-built Freedom…
The Great Lakes Towing Company has commenced a major overhaul program for its Great Lakes fleet of 37 harbor assist tugboats. The 71 ft Illinois is the  first of the company's tugs to undergo this…
Raymond Viguerie has seen a lot of changes at Intracoastal Iron Works, Bourg, LA. “I started in the shipyard 50 years ago with pick on the end of a broom stick cleaning up,” recalls Viguerie.…
The Navy League of the United States has released its latest maritime policy statement. Its theme is "Maritime Primacy & Economic Prosperity," recognizing that even in today's difficult economic climate, maintaining a strong maritime force…
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., Seattle,has constructed and launched the first vessel in a new product line. The Patrol 28 is an all-aluminum vessel designed by Kvichak/Amgram Ltd., U.K. for effective operation in port and coastal…
Wärtsilä's new electronically controlled low speed engine, the Wärtsilä X35, has successfully passed its Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT). The tests of the two engines took place last month at both the 3.MAJ Engines & Cranes…
BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards and Moran Iron Works, Inc., have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate on the pursuit of plate steel fabrication projects for industrial plant customers. Together they will serve customers throughout the…
American Cruise Lines newbuild river cruise vessel Queen of the Mississippi recently left the pier at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, for its first sea trial. The vessel performed perfectly as the huge paddlewheel churned…
It was to have been a highspeed containership with a semi-planing hull, gas turbine power and waterjets linking Philadelphia and Cherbourg, France. At one time, there were hopes it could have been in service by…
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