MM&P: Crews of five U.S.-flag containerships trapped by crew change breakdown; Paddy Rodgers joins V.Group Board

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MM&P: Crews of five U.S.-flag containerships trapped by crew change breakdown

Maritime union says that crews of five U.S.-flag containerships are among the thousands of seafarers essentially being held hostage aboard their vessels because of COVID-19 restrictions on crew changes. Full Article

Paddy Rodgers joins V.Group Board

Ship management and services company V.Group reports that former Euronav CEO Paddy Rodgers has been appointed as a non-executive director. Full Article

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VIDEO: USCG medevacs OSV crew member

The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from the 177-foot Ryan Marine Services offshore support vessel RMS Citation approximately 7 miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday afternoon. Full Article

Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry dock

The new floating dry dock built by Bollinger’s Amelia shipyard is named in honor of long-time employee. Full Article

Svitzer takes delivery of 80-tons bollard pull ASD tug from Sanmar

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has delivered the first of three Bigacay class ASD tugs that will be operated by Svitzer in the Port of Sohar, Oman. Full Article

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ACBL: Illinois River lock closures still set to start on schedule

Recent flooding has not event has not impacted the start date to the extensive lock work on the Illinois River. Lock closures begin July 1, and the river is not scheduled to fully reopen until November 1. Full Article

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