AUGUST 2, 2015 — The Government of Canada has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada Incorporated and an entity called Project Resolve Incorporated to continue discussions on pursuing an at-sea support services contract, Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced Saturday.
As we reported last month , Canada is looking for "an interim supply ship capability" — in other words a commercial ship retrofitted to serve as a fleet oiler — to provide much needed fleet
AUGUST 2, 2015 — Donjon Marine Co. Inc., Hillside, NJ, is being awarded a $44,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-11-D-4002 for salvage, salvage-related towing, harbor clearance, ocean engineering, and point-to-point towing services to support the Director Of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor Of Salvage And Diving.
Work will be performed in the Atlantic Ocean (80 percent) and the Gulf of Mexico (20 percent) and is expected to be completed by August 2016. No funding is being obligated
JULY 31, 2015 — For the first time in some 20 years, Spain is getting back into the business of building large tankers — and it is taking a leaf from the page of U.S. Jones Act tanker builders to do so.
Shipbuilder Navantia said yesterday that it had ratified contracts with Ibaizabal Group's Ondimar Transportes Marítimos LDA, for the construction of four Suezmax tankers, plus an option for two more.
JULY 31, 2015 — Italian tug owner Fratelli Neri S.p.A has ordered its first newbuild Damen tug. The ASD 3212 will be the first ASD tug in the Mediterranean region with a Damen Render Recovery Escort winch.
In addition to the newbuild ASD 3212, the company has acquired two second-hand Stan tugs 2608 from Damen Trading. The Fratelli Neri fleet also includes the LNG Express, a Damen Stan Tender 1905 built from a stock hull in
JULY 31, 2015 — Electric Boat Corp., Groton, CT, is being awarded a $42,492,474 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-10-C-2118 for additional lead yard services and development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines.
Work will be performed in Groton, CT (98.4 percent), Newport, RI (0.9 percent); and Quonset, RI (0.65 percent), and is expected to be completed by October 2015.T
his contract was not competitively procured. The statutory authority for this sole source award
JULY 31, 2015 — Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) has reachded a settlement with the State of Hawaii to resolve all civil, criminal and administrative claims that the State could have had arising from the discharge of molasses into Honolulu Harbor in September 2013.
Matson will pay $5.9 million to the State as compensation for damaged coral and lost fish, as well as the State's response and other costs.
JULY 31, 2015 — The U.S. Coast Guard's National Maritime Center (NMC) is to "significantly improve the quality and security" of Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMCs). The current credentials are created using a labor-intensive process, but the NMC will soon begin using automated printers for MMC production.
The automated process will include a new laminate and improved print quality.
The new laminate will contain the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, and the United States
JULY 31, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, MS, is being awarded a $93,034,622 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4323) to provide incremental level of effort, long lead-time material procurement, and management services for CG-47-class cruisers.
Work will be performed in Pascagoula and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Fiscal 2015 operation and maintenance Navy funding in the amount of $11,399,088 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end
JULY 30, 2015 — After becoming the first classification society to issue Cargo Ship Safety and Small Commercial Safety Certificates to two Trinidad and Tobago vessels, LR has been authorized by several Caribbean flag administrations to carry out surveys and issue certificates under new codes on their behalf.
As part of the survey and certification services, LR may undertake surveys for the following:
Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships (CCSS) . This applies to ships of
JULY 30, 2015 — A Damen RoRo 5612 launched at Halong Shipyard in Vietnam this month is one of nine Damen vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as part of its Sandy Bottom Project that will decentralize its operations from Coral Harbor in Nassau to more effectively cover the entire island chain.
The vessel's multi-purpose capabilities will be put to use in a range of situations including law enforcement, aids to navigation (ATON), replenishment