Philly Shipyard starts work on MARAD ship

Philly Shipyard, Inc. has begun work on its first contract to perform modernization, repair and maintenance work on a government ship, the SS Antares. The SS Antares, an Algol class vehicle cargo

MARAD announces nine Marine Highway project designations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the designation of nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route that, together, will benefit Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon,

Sea Machines and MARAD to trial autonomous tech on MSRC skimming vessel

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has entered into a cooperative agreement with MARAD to demonstrate the ability of Sea Machines’ autonomous technology in increasing the safety, response time and productivity of marine oil-spill

U.K.-interest ships told to avoid Strait of Hormuz

As Iran continued to detain the Swedish-owned, U.K.-registered tanker Stena Impero, MARAD issued a Maritime Alert advising U.S.-flag ships to exercise caution when transiting the Strait of Hormuz area Meantime, President and

Philly Shipyard wins first ship repair contract

In its latest quarterly report released today, Philly Shipyard reports that currently, there is no shipbuilding or repair activity at the shipyard and all production facilities are idle and both graving docks

New MARAD warning on regional conflict and piracy

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a new advisory (2019-007) warning of violence due to regional conflict and piracy in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and

MARAD awards $19.6 million in Small Shipyard Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced $19.6 million in Maritime Administration (MARAD) grants to support capital improvements at 28 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant

MARAD picks TOTE as Vessel Construction Manager for NSMV program

Maritime Administrator RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret.) today announced that TOTE Services, Inc. of Jacksonville Fla., has been chosen as the Vessel Construction Manager (VCM) for the newest class of training

MARAD advisory warns U.S.-flag ships of Iran threats

With tensions between the U.S. and Iran ratcheting up, the U.S. Maritime Administration  is warning of  growing threats to U.S.-flag ships. Yesterday, it  issued an MSCI (Maritime Security Communications with Industry) advisory

Three Marine Highway projects get MARAD funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is awarding $6,790,000 in grants to three Marine Highway projects. The funding will go towards enhancing existing services in Louisiana and Virginia as well