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August 29, 2014
Vigor completes repower of AMHS ferry
AUGUST 29, 2014 — Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) reports that the repower of the M/V Columbia has been completed. EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services for the ferry's...
August 29, 2014
Eastern launches replica of historic schooner
AUGUST 29, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, FL, has launched Columbia (ESG Hull 981), an exact steel hull replica of the historic wooden Gloucester fishing schooner of the same name that was launched ninety-one years earlier in Essex,...
August 29, 2014
German owned box ship banned from Australian ports
AUGUST 29, 2014 — The Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) has issued a direction to the containership Vega Auriga (IMO 9347786) that prohibits the ship from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to...
August 29, 2014
Foreign made, deck mounted BWTS get Jones Act OK
AUGUST 29, 2014 — The Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center has written a determination letter in relation to the construction by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard of up to eight new MT-50 product tankers with certain foreign-built...
August 29, 2014
Havyard books breakthrough Brazilian order
AUGUST 29, 2014 — Norway's Havyard Group is to supply Grupo CBO of Brazil with design and equipment packages for four 81.5 m Havyard 843 design AHTs. The NOK 180 million (about $29 million) contract has been entered into by Havyard Design...
August 28, 2014
Shipping lines get Transcom contracts
AUGUST 28, 2014 — Nine companies have each been awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price option-year two modifications for international ocean and intermodal distribution services (Universal Services Contract-7). They...
August 28, 2014
Green Steam Optimizer enables fuel savings
AUGUST 28, 2014 — Danish technology company GreenSteam will showcase its fuel saving GreenSteam Optimizer at next month's SMM event in Hamburg, Germany. GreenSteam Optimizer is an adaptive, data-driven, on-board decision support system to help...
August 28, 2014
KKR and Borealis acquire nine containerships
AUGUST 28, 2014 — Investment firm KKR (NYSE:KKR) and Borealis Maritime today announced the acquisition of a portfolio of nine feeder container vessels in a sale process coordinated by Commerzbank. The vessels were previously owned by a number...
August 28, 2014
New Norderney ferry to have Voith Schneider Propellers
AUGUST 28, 2014 — German ferry operator Norden-Frisia AG has again chosen Voith Schneider propulsion for a slightly longer sister to its double-ended ferry MS Frisia IV. Under construction at shipbuilder Cassens Werft GmbH in Emden for...
August 28, 2014
Coast Guard responds to capsized tug
AUGUST 28, 2014 — The Coast Guard yesterday responded to the capsizing of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago in which two crew members were able to escape and swim to shore. The Coast Guard is not releasing the...

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