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May 06, 2015
Jan De Nul orders two rock installation vessels
MAY 6, 2015 — Aalst, Belgium, headquartered dredging and marine construction giant Jan De Nul Group has ordered two 6,000 ton subsea rock installation vessels have been ordered at AVIC Weihai shipyard in Weihai, China. The vessels will be able...
May 06, 2015
Rolls-Royce delivers 1,000th drillship thruster
MAY 6, 2015 — Rolls-Royce reports that it has just delivered its 1000th UUC underwater mountable thruster. It is the third unit in a series of six being installed on a Seadrill drillship currently under construction at shipbuilder Samsung Heavy...
May 06, 2015
RO/RO gets new life as cable layer
MAY 6, 2015 — The Abu Dhabi, UAE, shipyard of Ali & Sons Marine Engineering is currently converting a former RO/RO carrier, the MS Mosa, into a cable laying and maintenance vessel, the CS Maram, for cable laying company E-Marine PJSC,...
May 06, 2015
VT Halter Marine launches Bouchard ATB barge
MAY 6, 2015 — VT Halter Marine's Pascagoula, MS, shipyard launched Barge B. No. 270 for Bouchard Transportation Co., Melville, NY, May 1. Barge B. No. 270 is the barge component of the first of two Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units on order for...
May 06, 2015
Thoma-Sea launches another EnviroMax OSV
MAY 6, 2015 — Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI), New Orleans, LA, reports that shipbuilder Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC recently launched a 6,300 dwt OSV from its Lockport, LA. shipyard built to TAI's Technology EnviroMax 310 OSV...
May 06, 2015
Five get OFAC licenses for U.S.-Cuba ferry service
MAY 6, 2015 — The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) yesterday issued a guidance regarding travel between the United States and Cuba covering on which individuals may be transported between the United States and Cuba by a...
May 05, 2015
Bay Shipbuilding books ATB order
MAY 5, 2015 — Fincantieri Marine Group's Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, WI, has been awarded a contract for the new construction of an Articulated Tug-Barge unit (ATB). The ATB will consist of an 8,000 hp tug and a 155,000-barrel...
May 05, 2015
Ulstein launches new heavy lift designs
MAY 5, 2015 — Ulstein is using this week's OTC event in Houston to launch two new heavy lift designs that, it says "pave the way for the next generation, cost efficient offshore assets to meet today's and tomorrow's market demand." The HX103...
May 05, 2015
Vigor Portland to drydock T-AKE 4
MAY 5, 2015 — Vigor Industrial LLC, Portland, OR, is being awarded an $11,979,903 firm-fixed-price contract for the regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). The contract includes options which, if exercised, would...
May 05, 2015
AMHS fast ferry completes successful repower
MAY 5, 2015 — Alaska Marine Highway System's fast vehicle ferry Chenega has successfully completed two days of sea trials in Puget Sound after being repowered with four new MTU Series 4000 engines at the Foss Seattle, WA, shipyard. During the...