COVID-19: U.S.-flag containership held off Virginia Beach; HASC releases Chairman’s summary of FY 2021 Defense Authorization Act

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COVID-19: U.S.-flag containership held off Virginia Beach

With nine of its crew testing positive for coronavirus, the Maersk Idaho is waiting finalization of a plan to evacuate and quarantine crew, clean vessel and bring new crew on board. Full Article

HASC releases Chairman’s summary of FY 2021 Defense Authorization Act

As well as adding a second Virginia class sub and funding fourth NSMMV, Chairman’s proposal includes restricting SECDEF funds until 30-year Navy shipbuilding plan is produced and would authorize procurement of four used sealift vessels. Full Article

ST Engineering introduces innovative SOV design

An offshore wind Service Operation Vessel (SOV) design developed by ST Engineering will be available from both its Singapore yards and its Halter Marine shipyard in the U.S. Full Article

VIDEO: Belfast consortium gets grant to help build zero emissions ferries

“Our concept for an electric hydrofoil propulsion system is totally unique and will enable vessels of the future to operate with up to 90% less energy, and produce zero emissions during operation,” says consortium leader Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from America’s Cup sailing team, Artemis Racing. Full Article

Closures to Illinois Waterway Locks remain set for July 1

Beginning July 1, the Rock Island Engineer District is temporarily closing the Dresden Island, Marseilles, Starved Rock, Peoria and LaGrange locks on the Illinois Waterway to facilitate needed repairs and maintenance. Full Article

NY Waterway steps up commuter services to Manhattan

As more New York City businesses open up, ferry operator is ramping up ferry service between New Jersey and Manhattan, starting Monday, June 29. Social distancing and masks required. Full Article