VT Halter Marine awarded Phase I contract for next gen NOAA ship

Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. reports that it has been selected for Phase 1 Preliminary/Contract design for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) AGOR Variant (NAV). Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity AUV finds Stellar Daisy’s VDR

An Autonomous Underwater Vessel (AUV) deployed from Houston-headquartered Ocean Infinity’s deep-sea search vessel Seabed Constructor yesterday found the bridge and a part of the hull of the Stellar Daisy, the ore carrier

MAN unveils new TCT axial turbocharger series

MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled its new TCT axial turbocharger series. Specifically optimized for IMO Tier III, the turbochargers are suitable for both conventional and dual-fueled, two- and four-stroke engines. The series

Spending bill funds Polar Security Cutter

The spending bill signed into law February 15 by President Trump —the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 — includes seven regular appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, including the Department of Homeland Security

Ricaurte Vasquez named next Panama Canal Administrator

The Panama Canal Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Mr. Ricaurte Vasquez as the next Panama Canal Administrator. He will take office on September 4, 2019, succeeding current Administrator Jorge

Excelerate and Equinor complete first Bahamas ship-to-ship LNG transfer

Excelerate Energy L.P. and Equinor Energy AS have completed the first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Bahamas. The transfer took place February 7. Utilizing Excelerate’s floating


AHTS delivery completes Maersk Supply Service Fleet Renewal program

Maersk Supply Service has taken delivery of Maersk Maker, the final vessel in its Starfish AHTS newbuilding series, from Norway’s Kleven shipyard. The vessel’s arrival completes Maersk Supply Service’s Fleet Renewal Program,

NTSB reports on engine room fire on 50-year old towboat

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report on a December 2017 engine room fire that forced the crew of a 1967-built towing vessel to evacuate the vessel, which incurred an

MAN Rollo to supply engines for new pilot boat

Zoetermeer, Netherlands, headquartered MAN Rollo is to supply two MAN diesel engines, each developing 882 kW at 2,100 rpm, for a new pilot boat, which is being built for the Dutch Pilotage


Tanker operator fined $2 million in pollution case

Limassol, Cyprus, headquartered Interorient Marine Services Limited has been fined $2 million and sentenced to four years probation after being convicted February 13 in the Western District of Louisiana, for maintaining false