Asphalt barge leaves Baltimore after 10 months detention; Nigeria to benefit from seabed mining

VIDEO: Florida shipyard launches landing craft for Bahamas Ferries
VIDEO: Florida shipyard launches landing craft for Bahamas Ferries
August 10, 2017 — Designed for service among the Bahamian islands, the 190 ft vessel launched by St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, FL, is ideally outfitted for Caribbean transportation. She features a forward, hydraulic bow ramp and offers 6,400 square feet of cargo space.

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Asphalt tanker leaves Baltimore after 10 months detention
During the ship’s examination in September 2016, multiple safety discrepancies were found involving the ship’s fire detection and suppression systems, emergency power, and life-saving systems.
Revealing results in ABS report on BWMS best practices

The report is based on input provided by shipowners and operators at an ABS-hosted Ballast Water Management Workshop in Houston earlier this year and covers a range of topics, including installation, commissioning and operations of BWM systems.
Nigeria looks to benefit from seabed mining

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, noted that, while seeking exploitation of the mineral resources within the seabed off its national maritime jurisdiction, Nigeria will continue to give top priority to marine environment preservation and protection.
First Tier 4 tug on East Coast goes to work in New York

The Capt. Brian A. McAllister Z-drive tug is the first in a series of newbuilds set to enhance shipdocking on the East Coast for years to come. The 31st and most powerful tractor tug in McAllister Towing’s fleet, it has 6,770 horsepower and over 80 metric tons of bollard pull.