DHS FY 2021 budget fully funds second USCG Polar Security Cutter; NOAA to order two new oceanographic ships

Marine Daily
DHS FY 2021 budget fully funds second USCG Polar Security Cutter

In addition to $555 million for PSC, DHS is also requesting $546 million for construction of the third Offshore Patrol Cutter and Long Lead Time Material for the fourth. Full Article




CMA Shipping
NOAA to order two new oceanographic ships

Design of the vessels is currently underway and NOAA expects to award contracts for their construction in a U.S. shipyard by the end of the year. Full Article

USCG responds to multi-barge breakaway

The Coast Guard and local agencies yesterday responded to a multi-barge breakaway in the vicinity of Miles MarkersĀ 176 and 177 on the Upper Mississippi River. Full Article

Bulker receives world first 3D-printed part delivery

A 300,000 dwt bulk carrier has received the world’s first commercial delivery of 3D-printed scupper plugs through a Wilhelmsen Ships Service early adopter program that gives customers access to on-demand additive manufacturing. Full Article

Clean Water Ways
Euronav swoops on VLCC newbuild resale trio

Euronav has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of three VLCC newbuilding contracts at a price of $93.5 million per ship. The three VLCCs are currently completing construction at DSME. Full Article

Listen Up
Automatic ferry enters regular service

Kongsberg reports that a Norwegian ferry has made a 10 kilometer fjord crossing under completely automatic control, fully loaded with passengers and vehicles. It is now in a six-month trial period with the automatic system expected to control the vessel for most services. Full Article