Other Workboats

New pilot boat for the Strait of Messina

The busy Strait of Messina which separates the island of Sicily from the Italian mainland is now home to a new pilot boat, manufactured by Bellcraft, based in Viareggio, in Italy’s north-western Province of Lucca.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science orders replacement vessel

JMS Naval Architects of Connecticut in the USA has been awarded a contract from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) to provide concept through contract-level design, shipyard bid support, and owner’s rep services for VIMS’ next research vessel. The VIMS research vessel will be used for scientific research in the main stem and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and capable of conducting extended science missions in coastal and offshore areas within the mid-Atlantic region.

Oman port development project awards €480 million LOI to Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a letter of intent to award a contract for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman. The contract with a value of approximately €480 million (US$514 million) will be awarded by the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (Sezad). The final award is subject to Sezad satisfying certain conditions.

Sign up to the FREE Work Boat World newsletter