OCTOBER 23, 2013 — General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, is being awarded a $32,512,320 modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract N00024-11-C-2306 to exercise options for DDG 1000 class services.
This work will provide technical and industrial engineering in the interpretation and application of the detail design to support construction and the maintenance of the ship design.
Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by September 2015. Fiscal 2015
OCTOBER 23, 2013 — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has introduced new propulsion ratings to its EPA Marine Tier 3 engine offerings. The new PowerTech 4045TFM85 propulsion ratings expand the John Deere Marine Tier 3 lineup with two ratings for continuous and heavy duty applications — M1 rating of 75 kW (100 hp) at 2400 rpm and M2 rating of 93 kW (125 hp) at 2500 rpm.
The PowerTech 4.5L ratings join the previously announced lineup of
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Ferry operators and other short sea operators could be cut a break on the requirement to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) under the pending IMO Ballast Water Management Convention.
In a joint submission to last week's meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), trade association Interferry and Denmark argued that ballast water management systems were irrelevant for ships continuously operating in the same body of water, such as between
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, has added three more vessels to its orderbook. In August, Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised an option for an additional Z-drive tug while last month Florida Marine Transporters, Inc., Mandeville, LA, added another Canal Class inland towboat to the six it currently has under contract with the shipbuilder.
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — A collision between a multi-purpose cargo ship an unmanned crane barge under tow in the Dover Strait happened in part because the officer alone on the bridge of the cargo ship, the Rickmers Dubai, was relying solely on AIS information.
In a report released today, the U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says that the incident occurred January 11 when the Rickmers Dubai collided with the crane barge Walcon Wizard which was being
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Cargotec's MacGregor business is being reorganized into seven divisions that will become effective January 1, 2015. Cargotec says that the six new operative divisions, along with Global Lifecycle Support as the seventh division will enable MacGregor to improve customer service throughout the lifecycle of the products, offer more comprehensive packages and boost the development of new ship type specific solutions.
The MacGregor portfolio has grown significantly through acquisitions and now includes Hatlapa,
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — VT Halter Marine, Inc. today officially began construction on the first of two LNG-fueled Commitment class ConRo ships Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group with the first steel plate cutting at its Pascagoula, MS, shipyard.
"We have waited with great anticipation for the Commitment Class build program to start," said John Hourihan, senior VP and general manager, Crowley Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services. "These new ships will embody superior technology and construction and
OCTOBER 23, 2014 — Just over a year after its introduction, Hempaguard, a ground-breaking hull coating concept from Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel, has already been applied to more than 170 full ships with another being coated every third day somewhere in the world.
Introduced to the shipping industry against a backdrop of rising bunkering costs, tightening environmental regulations and the introduction of mandatory Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP), the coating has shown an outstanding resistance
OCTOBER 22, 2014 — Captain Wren Thomas, an offshore supply vessel captain held hostage by Nigerian pirates for 18 days has filed suit in Texas against Chevron USA and Edison Chouest Offshore, reports VB Attorneys, (Vujasinovic & Beckcom, PLLC) a Houston law firm that specializes in Jones Act lawsuits and which represented half the crew of the Maersk Alabama in a lawsuit against Waterman Steamship Corp and Maersk Line, Limited.