Steamship Authority picks EBDG design for new ferry; Weeks wins $7.5 million dredging contract


December 26, 2014—Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has released a few more details about the new freight and passenger ferry it designed for the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority. The ferry will be built at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, LA, under a $36.4 million contract. The new ferry, Woods Hole, will replace the M/V Governor, the oldest vessel in the SSA’s fleet.

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Weeks wins $7.5 million dredging contract
Weeks Marine, Inc., has been awarded a $7,537,000 firm-fixed-price contract, with options, to furnish one fully crewed and equipped cutterhead dredge, with a dredge discharge size of 30 inches inside diameter, complete in all respects, including all attendant plant and crews.

MOL to manage, operate Reliance VLEC newbuilds
MOL says it will supervise the construction of the six VLECs at the shipyard and operate and manage the vessels after they are delivered.

Royal Caribbean scrubber move gets EPA, USCG nod
The U.S. EPA said that it and the U.S. Coast Guard have authorized formal exemptions for Royal Caribbean that allow for the enlargement of the cruise line’s research program to develop and install exhaust gas scrubber systems on its cruise ships.

Repairs to fire damaged cruise ship to take nine weeks
The fire broke out while the ship was docked in St. Lucia during a ten-day voyage that departed San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 7.

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