Frank Coles steps down as Wallem CEO; VIDEO: Meyer Turku shipyard floats out Costa Toscana

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Hyde Marine
Frank Coles steps down as Wallem CEO

He says that “after all these years in the maritime industry, I would now like to focus on putting something back and on the welfare and rights of seafarers.” Full Article

Mororka
VIDEO: Meyer Turku shipyard floats out Costa Toscana

Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard today floated out Costa Toscana, the new flagship of Carnival Corporation’s Italian company, Costa Cruises. Like sister ship Costa Smeralda, the 337-meter, 6,730-passenger vessel will be LNG-fueled. Full Article

SMM
GAO says “atrophied” supplier base threatens Columbia class program

Watchdog agency releases a public version of a sensitive report issued in November 2020 that assesses the Navy’s efforts to complete the design for the lead Columbia class SSBN. Full Article

NCP
NTSB reports on contact of tanker with multiple vessels on Lower Mississippi

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on an incident in which a fully laden product tanker plowed into moored vessels, barges and wharves causing some $40.5 million of damages. Full Article

Tugs Towboats and Barges Virtual Conference
Svitzer Australia takes delivery of ASD tug

Delivered by the ASL Shipyard, Singapore, the Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3000-W series ASD tug, Svitzer North has been built to a design developed ito meet the unique demands of the Port of Geraldton, Western Australia. Full Article

Marine Log to hold second virtual TTB event in March

Registration is now open for Marine Log’s annual TTB—Tugs, Towboats & Barges conference, the only event dedicated exclusively to the tug, towboat and barge segments of the U.S. maritime transportation industry. Full Article