Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, Fla., has delivered the first new construction towboat in a long running series to be issued a USCG Subchapter M Certificate of Inspection (COI). The vessel, M/V Brian Boudreaux, (Hull 198) is the 68th in a series of 90’x 32’x 10’ inland towboat built by Eastern for Florida Marine Transporters, LLC, of Mandeville, La.
W&O picked for Offshore Patrol Cutter valve supply
Eastern Shipbuilding has selected Jacksonville, Fla., headquartered W&O Supply as the major supplier of valves for the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC). The Offshore Patrol Cutter is the Coast Guard’s largest shipbuilding program with the current contract calling for Eastern Shipbuilding to build up to nine OPCs.
Damen inks contract for advanced aggregates dredge
Damen Shipyards Group and Southampton, U.K.,-based Hanson Aggregates Marine have signed a contract for construction of a Marine Aggregate Dredge (MAD) 3500 vessel. The ship will be used to extract aggregates offshore up to depths of 55 metres, for use in the onshore construction industry.
World’s largest, most powerful crane vessel makes its debut
Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard, Singapore, shipyard has completed construction of the world’s largest and most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel. Built for Heerema Marine Contractors, the SSCV Sleipnir’s twin revolving crane’s can lift 22,000 tons in tandem – no other existing crane vessel has this capability.
NCDOT ferries feature Schottel STP propulsion
Two 185 ft vehicle ferries under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards, Houma, La., for the North Carolina Department of Transportation will each be equipped with four Schottel type STP 150 L Twin Propellers with a propeller diameter of 1.05 m.
USCG grants type approval for largest PureBallast 3 reactor
Alfa Laval has gained U.S, Coast Guard ballast water management system type approval for its largest PureBallast 3 reactor size: 1,500 cu.m/h. Customers can now select any PureBallast 3 system configuration for use in United States waters.