Davie lays keel for LNG fueled ferry
February 27, 2015—Chantier Davie Canada Inc. held a keel-laying ceremony at its Lévis, Québec, shipyard to mark the beginning of the hull assembly for the MV Armand-Imbeau II. The vessel is the first of two dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) RoPax passenger ferries being built for Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ). The MV Armand-Imbeau II is scheduled to be delivered by the shipbuilder in Fall 2015 followed by its sister ship, the MV Jos-Deschênes II, four months later. They will be the first LNG fueled ferries to be built in North America.
Michigan shipyard faces $242,940 in OSHA fines
OSHA says that workers at Basic Marine Inc.’s shipyard have been exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while operating press brakes because safety mechanisms were not in place.
Detyens awarded $12.5 million MSC contract
Detyens Shipyards, Charleston, SC, is being awarded a $12,592,370 firm-fixed-price contract for 71-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of the USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201).
HHI adds mega floating crane
The huge floating crane will be added to HHI’s offshore facility building infrastructure in Ulsan in March and begin operations April this year.
Damen delivers hybrid ASD tug
The ASD 2810 Hybrid is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program that includes a number of orders for Damen vessels.