• VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

    VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Munson muscle for the Middle East

    VESSEL REVIEW | Munson muscle for the Middle East

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Reliance – Ultra-low-wake ferry for Washington State’s Rich Passage

    VESSEL REVIEW | Reliance – Ultra-low-wake ferry for Washington State’s Rich Passage

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Mark E. Kuebler – First of new US-built tug series impresses with serious power

    VESSEL REVIEW | Mark E. Kuebler – First of new US-built tug series impresses with serious power

  • VESSEL REFIT | Odyssey III – Fine dining on the Potomac

    VESSEL REFIT | Odyssey III – Fine dining on the Potomac

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Unique sockeye-fishing pair for Alaska
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Munson muscle for the Middle East
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Reliance – Ultra-low-wake ferry for Washington State’s Rich Passage
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Mark E. Kuebler – First of new US-built tug series impresses with serious power
  • VESSEL REFIT | Odyssey III – Fine dining on the Potomac
Holland America Line fined for 2018 Alaska wastewater spill

Holland America Line fined for 2018 Alaska wastewater spill

By Baird Maritime

The State of Alaska has imposed a US$17,653 fine on cruise operator Holland America Line (HAL) after one of its vessels illegally discharged wastewater into Alaskan marine waters on September 11, 2018. According to a notice of violation issued in November by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, the ..

US Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue seven people adrift for six days in Western Pacific

US Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue seven people adrift for six days in Western Pacific

By Baird Maritime

The US Coast Guard, US Air Force, US Navy, Federated States of Micronesia National Police, and good Samaritans teamed to successfully rescue seven people who had been adrift on their five-metre vessel for six days during a joint rescue mission near the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, on Saturday, September 14. The boaters, ..

Windstar’s Star Legend to get increased passenger capacity

Windstar’s Star Legend to get increased passenger capacity

By Baird Maritime

Fincantieri has begun work to increase the passenger capacity of Star Legend, a vessel operated by Seattle-based Windstar Cruises. The 212-passenger vessel will eventually be able to accommodate 100 additional passengers through the installation of a new mid-section, the first steel of which was cut at Fincantieri’s ..

Vigor lays keel of first unit in new US Army landing craft series

Vigor lays keel of first unit in new US Army landing craft series

By Baird Maritime

Vigor has laid the keel for the first Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) (MSV(L)) that the company is building for the US Army. The aluminium-hulled vessel will be named SSG Elroy F. Wells in honour of Staff Sergeant Elroy Wells, a US Army watercraft crewman who was killed in action in the Vietnam War. SSG Elroy F. Wells will ..

Metal Shark delivers catamaran excursion boat to Pure Florida

Metal Shark delivers catamaran excursion boat to Pure Florida

By Baird Maritime

Metal Shark Boats has delivered a new excursion vessel to Southwest Florida tour and charter boat operator Pure Florida. Sea Flight is a custom 40- by 14-foot (12.2- by 4.2-metre) welded aluminium foil-assisted catamaran designed and built to USCG Subchapter T standards and configured to carry up to 33 passengers. Designed ..

Gulf Island to build double-ended ferry for Texas Department of Transportation

Gulf Island to build double-ended ferry for Texas Department of Transportation

By Baird Maritime

Gulf Island Fabrication has received an award for the construction of a 70-vehicle double-ended ferry to be operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. The diesel-electric vessel will operate between Galveston and Bolivar Island, Texas. Delivery is scheduled for late 2021.

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Welcome to Pilotage Week!

Hello and welcome to BairdMaritime.com’s inaugural Pilot Boat Week! We have a huge amount of fantastic content over the next two weeks, covering all the important ..