December 9, 2015—Bollinger Shipyards will pay the United States $8.5 million and release contract claims to settle a False Claims Act action filed against it in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Department of Justice announced today. The False Claims Act suit alleges that Bollinger misrepresented the longitudinal strength of patrol boats it delivered to the Coast Guard that resulted in the boats buckling and failing once they were put into service.
Nichols to build two coastal cruise ships for Lindblad
The first completed ship is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017 and the second vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2018.
Nicaragua Canal developers enlist BMT expertise
BMT Asia Pacific and BMT ARGOSS will assist the development and validation of the planned canal’s design and operations through a structured framework.
Great Lakes Shipyard to drydock, repower ferry
Miller Boat Line has awarded Great Lakes Shipyard a contract to complete the five-year USCG inspection of its ferry William Market along with main engine repowering of the vessel.
Container weighing FAQs now available
Amendments to SOLAS that come into effect globally on July 1, 2016 require packed shipping containers to have a verified gross mass (VGM) before they can be loaded on a ship for export.