The tug Mississippi has joined the training fleet of Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) on a leased basis. The vessel is being leased for six months at a cost of US$73,800 to help train future deck and engineering officers for the US Merchant Marine. Mississippi was originally built in ..
Independent Container Line (ICL) will begin operating a new weekly service between the Port of Cork in Ireland and the US east coast. Under the new service, ICL’s US-bound sailings from the Port of Cork will conclude at Chester, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, North Carolina. The service will be launched with the first ..
Clearly a labour of love and great passion, this book is extensively researched, carefully written, brilliantly illustrated (mostly by the author), and beautifully presented. It is a big, heavy book that is worth every penny of its quite considerable price. England’s King Charles II was one of those unfortunately rare ..
The Los Angeles Port Police has unveiled a new US$1.5 million vessel equipped with night vision, wireless communications, advanced navigation and nuclear, chemical and biological detection equipment that will be used for specialised dive team operations and patrol of the Port of Los Angeles. Boat 42 was designed for rough ..
Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) took delivery of a new 204,000-barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge on Friday, May 29. Named OSG 204, the Greenbrier Marine-built barge is 177 metres long and is being paired with the tug OSG Endurance for operations in the Gulf of Mexico. OSG 204 and OSG Endurance will sail under a ..
The Sherman Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) of Sherman, Connecticut, has placed a new response boat into service. Built by Canada’s Stanley Boats, the newbuild landing craft Marine 7 replaces a similarly named older vessel in the SVFD. The boat has a length of 6.7 metres, a Yamaha 167kW outboard engine, and a fire ..
Recent months have seen some excellent examples of why the world needs emergency services craft. Most recently, we experienced the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Just prior to ..
China’s Jianglong Shipbuilding has completed sea trials of a new all-aluminium patrol boat. The vessel is one in a series being built by Jianglong for the ..
Uzmar Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build two emergency response and escort tugs in a series for use by the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety ..