Vigor completes repower of AMHS ferry
August 29, 2014—Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) reports that the repower of the M/V Columbia, the Alaska Marine Highway System’s flagship vessel, has been completed. EBDG provided design services and ongoing owner support services for the ferry’s repower, which was performed by Vigor Marine’s Portland, OR, shipyard. The repower included replacing all ancillary equipment to the engines.
Havyard books breakthrough Brazilian order
Norway’s Havyard Group will supply Grupo CBO of Brazil with the design and equipment packages for four 81.5 m Havyard 843 design AHTs—the contract also includes deliveries from other business areas in Havyard Group.
Foreign made, deck mounted BWTS get Jones Act OK
As in prior determinations, the letter says that the vessels’ coastwise eligibility will not be compromised by the use of shipbuilding angles, purchased from foreign steel manufacturers.
German owned box ship banned from Australian ports
The Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) has issued a direction to the containership Vega Auriga that prohibits the ship from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship.
Eastern launches replica of historic schooner
The original Columbia was a 141 ft fishing schooner built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard in Essex, MA, then the center for North American fishing schooner construction.