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Ship Repair & Conversion

Alaska Marine Lines Upgrading Its Rail Barges

(Photo: Alaska Marine Lines)

Alaska Marine Lines says four of its rail barges will receive new piping and ballast systems designed by Glosten with installation by Meridian Marine Industries."The rail barges are hitting 20 years of service and were in need of some upgrades," explains John Maketa, T-115 Port Engineer in Seattle.

Newport Shipping Names Loges Managing Director for Germany

Ingmar Loges (Newport Shipping)

Newport Shipping said Ingmar Loges has joined the company as Managing Director, Germany, supportSing U.K.-based drydocking services firm in group financial strategy and marketing strategy for the German market.Loges comes with more than 30 years of industry experience in domestic and international marketplaces.

US Wind Farm Support Vessel Gets Bow Extension

Delta Escape (Photo: DLBA)

A bow extension will allow Cape Henry Launch Services' workboat Delta Escape to push up against offshore wind turbines to support the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot program off Virginia Beach.naval architecture and marine engineering firm DLBA, a division of Gibbs & Cox, said it was recently

CMS Completes First Major WinGD X-DF Engine Overhaul

CSSC Marine Service completed the first X-DF overhaul in nine days. (Photo: CSSC Marine Service Co)

China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) equipment service subsidiary CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS) said it has completed the first ever major overhaul on two WinGD X-DF engines—in only nine days.The twin 6X62DF engines overhauled belong to the first ever X-DF powered vessel in operation, 2017-built 180,

New CEO Takes the Helm at RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard

William Clewes (Photo: RMK Merrill-Stevens)

Industry veteran William Clewes has been appointed CEO of Miami yacht repair yard RMK Merrill-Stevens, charged with leading Florida's oldest shipyard through a period or redevelopment, reopening and beyond.“I am excited about building a team and a new facility to bring the RMK Merrill-Stevens facility back to its former glory and beyond,

Navy Hires NASSCO for USS Bonhomme Richard Cleanup

Fire damage is visible aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Waite)

A San Diego shipyard has been awarded $10 million to continue emergency firefighting support, dewatering, safety and initial cleanup efforts aboard the fire-stricken USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), the Pentagon announced. The award to National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) is a modification

Norwegian Bulker Receives Unique Propulsion Upgrade

Kryssholm (Photo: Per Rydheim)

The Norwegian bulk carrier Kryssholm will soon be able to take on new assignments thanks to a customized propulsion upgrade by the SCHOTTEL Modernization and Conversion Team. Comparatively small installation effort will yield great advantages, such as increased maneuverability and lower environmental impact.

Disabled Log Carrier Towed into NZ Port for Repairs

(Photo: Maritime NZ)

A log carrier that lost power and went adrift while leaving New Zealand's Port of Tauranga last week has been towed into port for repair and further inspection, local maritime authorities said.The Singapore-flagged Funing was outbound for Lanshan, China when it suffered engine failure and began drifting

Wärtsilä Expands Predictive Maintenance Options

(Image: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä said its digital predictive maintenance product is now being offered to support two-stroke engines and will be available for scrubbers at a later date.Originally launched in November 2019 for four-stroke engines, Expert Insight combines artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and

In the Dock with Selective Electroplating

(Photo: SIFCO ASC)

Surface plating is widely used to repair or salvage critical components in the marine industry. As many components need disassembly, the repair process is typically carried out when the ship is in dry dock. Due to the nature of the plating process, this work is usually performed by plating or machine shops off-site.

Grand Bahama Shipyard Reopens After COVID-19 Pause

(Photo: GBSL)

Ship repair yard Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) reports it has resumed its summer dry-docking program June 2, after a short period of lockdown as a result of COVID-19.A spokesperson for the shipyard told MarineLink that the yard had no COVID-19 cases but was partially shut for portions of April

Vigor Wins $133 Mln US Navy Repair Job

File photo: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) (U.S. Navy photo Paul Kelly)

Vigor Marine has been awarded a $133,406,869 firm-fixed-price contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for USS McCampbell (DDG 85) chief of naval operations scheduled depot maintenance availability. The contract includes options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $155,621,173.

114-year-old Tug Being Restored After Sinking

(Photo: EBDG)

One of Puget Sound's oldest surviving wooden tugs is being restored after sinking in Hood Canal in the summer of 2017.Built in 1906 by James Hall, the tugboat Parthia had a long-life servicing ships that called to Washington's Capital City, Olympia. Beyond working, she is also a five-time winner

Evac to Install BWMS on E-Marine Cable Layer

(Image: Evac Group)

The Evac Group said it has secured an order to supply a ballast water management system (BWMS) for cable laying vessel Etisalat, operated by Dubai-based E-Marine PJSC.“When E-Marine contacted us, they said it was essential that the system was delivered to Dubai within four weeks so that it could be installed when the vessel was in drydock,

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