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Coastal Transportation Sets a New STANDARD

After more than 30 years of weekly liner service to Western Alaska with a fleet of five or six small fish tender vessels specifically designed for service between Seattle and the ports of Western... Full story

 

New Vessel and Tugboat Review

This year's selection of new vessels for West Coast work runs the gamut from big steel ships to small aluminum boats, but all are crucial to the continued success of the West Coast maritime industry... Full story

 

Trade with Hawaii: Growth Marked by New Vessels Entering Hawaii Service

The 10 commercial ports that make up the Hawaii harbor system may never be ready to challenge the major ports on the Mainland as far as traffic volumes go, but they aren't exactly sitting idly by... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    September 1, 2015

Offshore and Coastal Towing

The towing industry has been playing second fiddle to the ship assist and escort sectors for many years as new propulsion technologies have been introduced to the latter, including azimuthing and... Full story

 

NASSCO Launches Tanker Construction

The General Dynamics NASSCO yard at San Diego has started construction of the second of three 50,000-dwt, 330,000-bbl capacity product tankers it is building for SEA-Vista Newbuild III LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based SEACOR Holding Inc. The... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2015

Michele Foss: Foss Maritime's First Arctic Class Tug

The Michele Foss, the first of three 132-foot tugs being built at the Foss Rainier, Oregon Shipyard, was christened in April at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, Washington. This new vessel is the... Full story

 

Bridge Construction Support in Seattle

Since 1976, Westar Marine Services has been providing marine services to the San Francisco Bay Area and over the course of the last 39 years the company has expanded into other services and markets,... Full story

 

New Multi-Purpose Landing Craft for Bowhead

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, located in Freeland, Washington, recently completed the Uŋalaq, a 150-foot landing craft for Bowhead Transport Company, located in Seattle, Washington. The Uŋalaq... Full story

 

Underwater Opportunities: Busy Times in Diving and Salvage

With aging infrastructure to repair, stricter environmental regulations to observe and bigger ships finding themselves in precarious positions, divers and salvors are finding themselves busier than... Full story

 

Above Board

New IMO requirements are in the offing for those who work aboard ships in enclosed spaces. As of January 1, 2015, SOLAS Chapter III, regulation 19 will come into force; at an interval of at least once every two months, crew will be required to run... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    September 1, 2014

Ocean and Coastal Towing

The ocean and coastal towing sector on the West Coast is usually seen as the rather routine business of moving barges, plus the occasional dead ship, coastwise and to and from the 49th and 50th... Full story

 

Above Board

Heavy investments in Britain’s North Sea oil and gas industry continue amid worries that recent output declines have slowed the flow of economic stability and growth. Citing high project costs as a key factor despite high spending last year,... Full story

 

Above Board

The threat of a dry bulk market depression has been forecast as the number of newbuilds in the world fleet are expected to outweigh market demand over the next three years. While the current fleet remains young and agile, larger, more... Full story

 

Ballast Water Treatment – An Alternative

The introduction of invasive marine species into new environments by ballast water from ships has been identified as a great threat to the world’s oceans. IMO adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    September 1, 2013

Towing Industry Sees Changes

The Ocean & Coastal Towing sector has been seeing a number of changes over the past few years, most specifically the adoption of Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) units for most coastal petroleum movement... Full story

 

New Mission-Specific Tug for Cook Inlet

Portland’s Diversified Marine’s reputation for quality construction has earned it contracts from a variety of discerning maritime companies, including Brusco Tug & Barge, Shaver Transportation... Full story

 
 By Hank Glauser    Features    April 1, 2013

Commerce Security from Offshore Port Design

During the next 20 years the maritime industry may undergo some profound changes, but what will they be? How will fuel prices affect operations and profitability? How will ports keep up with... Full story

 
 By Marilyn Raia    Features    March 1, 2013

A Vessel Defined

Everyone in the maritime industry knows what a vessel is. Or, maybe not. Recently, the United States Supreme Court provided some guidance on what is a vessel and what is not a vessel. The Statutory... Full story

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    January 1, 2013

Who Will Rule the North?

Russia has launched a major icebreaker construction program to replace a number of its vessels built in the 1970s as well as produce the world’s strongest icebreaker. It has also sent one of its... Full story

 

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