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

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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

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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

GST
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

Seatrade
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