Navy to deploy hospital ship Mercy to Los Angeles; HII makes leadership changes at Newport News

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VIDEO: Navy to deploy hospital ship Mercy to Los Angeles

In a matter of days, the Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy will sail from San Diego and dock in the Port of Los Angeles to help lift the burden from local medical facilities. Full Article

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HII makes leadership changes at Newport News

Julia Jones has been promoted to vice president of manufacturing and facilities, while Gary Fuller has been promoted to vice president of fleet support programs. Full Article

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AWO launches COVID-19 resources webpage

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has launched a dedicated webpage containing information and resources to help the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Full Article

More oil moves into storage

With oil prices plunging, the U.S. plans to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its maximum capacity and elsewhere producers have soaked up most tanker capacity available at sea. Full Article

Better to leave crew onboard than risk contracting virus, warns crewing company boss

Though the ITF, ICS and others have urged that seafarers be exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions,  Henrik Jensen, managing director of Danica Crewing Services, believes they are safer staying on board. Full Article


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VIDEO: Holland Shipyards books order for five electric ferries

Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands-based Holland Shipyards Group has been awarded a contract by GVB, Amsterdam’s public transportation provider, covering the construction of five new fully-electric ferries. Full Article