Bollinger launches inaugural Shipfitter Bootcamp

This week, Bollinger Shipyards kicked off the inaugural Shipfitter Bootcamp. The innovative workforce development initiative is being launched in cooperation with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), the Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District and AccelerateMS and will recruit, hire, and train the next generation of skilled shipbuilders, ensuring Bollinger’s workforce in Mississippi remains second to none in the shipbuilding industry. The Shipfitter Bootcamp is seen as...

Hanwha to acquire Philly Shipyard

In deal that was first reported as in the works last October, Philly Shipyard is to be acquired by Korea’s Hanwha Group, whose Hanwha Ocean is the former the former Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

In a stock exchange announcement today Oslo-listed Philly Shipyard ASA reports that has entered into a share purchase agreement with both Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Ocean for the purchase of its sole operating subsidiary Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI).

The transaction will result in the Philly...

Alabama Shipyard wins $11.4 million USNS Kanawha contract

USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196), one of the Military Sealift Command fleet oilers that has been deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Red Sea, is headed for Alabama Shipyard LLC, Mobile, Ala., for some TLC. The shipyard has been awarded an $11,339,193 firm-fixed-price contract (N3220524C4220) for a 106-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of the Kanawha.

USNS Kanawha is the tenth ship in the Henry J. Kaiser-class of fleet oilers. Laid down by Avondale...

Mammoet awarded key Pearl Harbor dry dock project contract

Utrecht, Netherlands, headquartered heavy lift specialist Mammoet is to play a key role in the Navy’s largest maritime infrastructure construction project since World War II, the planned five-year Pearl Harbor dry dock replacement project.

$2.8 billion award kicks off Pearl Harbor dry dock project

Under the project, as we reported earlier, a new graving dock, Dry Dock 5, is being built. Capable of servicing Virginia-class submarine, it will replace the shipyard’s smaller Dry Dock 3, which was...

Ship Repair USA sees robust turnout in its second year

Marine Log held its second annual Ship Repair USA conference in the French Quarter of New Orleans on June 11-12, once again drawing numerous attendees from across the spectrum of shipyards, vessel operators, maintenance providers, suppliers, and other specialists. Ship Repair USA will return to the Gulf region again next summer.

“This year’s Ship Repair USA conference was a true collaborative effort,” said Gary Lynch, publisher for Marine Log. “Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, SNAME, our...

New BRIX Marine LandingCat is en route to Alaska

LandingCat on TraveLift

Following its launch by Port Angeles, Wash., based BRIX Marine, the 4615-HTC LandingCat OMC is now en route to serve the Chenega community in Alaska. There it is set to become a versatile construction workhorse for Prince William Sound, capable of hauling freight and equipment to remote locations.

“Chenega Corporation sought to custom-build a boat specific to our needs for accessing the village and our surrounding properties, as well as supporting commercial customers with a variety of small...

VIDEO: Ingalls Shipbuilding prepares for hurricane season

With NOAA predicting an above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, shipyards along the U.S, Gulf and Atlantic coasts have been stepping up their preparatory efforts.

This week, HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Miss., hosted local TV station WLOX to discuss year-round preparations for heavy weather events such as hurricanes to ensure the safety of its shipbuilders, facilities, and vessels.

WLOX was able to speak with Ingalls heavy weather planners — including Justin McArthur,...

Vigor begins low rate initial production of new U.S. Army landing craft

Portland, Oregon, headquartered Vigor reports that it has begun low rate initial production (LRIP) on the Maneuver Support Vehicle (Light) U.S. Army landing craft vessel at its facility in Vancouver, Wash.

The new generation U.S. Army landing craft replaces the Vietnam-era Landing Craft Mechanized 8 (LCM-8). Vigor completed and launched the prototype vessel, SSG Elroy F. Wells, in 2022 and now commences work on the next phase of the near $1 billion contract. More than 180 skilled workers are...

MSC joins Ship Repair USA next week in New Orleans

For a second year in a row, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) will be hosting several presentations aimed at shipyard and ship repair yard suppliers—both OEMs and non-OEMs alike—at Marine Log’s Ship Repair USA conference on June 11-12 in the French Quarter of New Orleans, La.

“MSC relies on the commercial ship repair and marine equipment industrial base to support our ship maintenance and repair requirements,” said Neil Lichtenstein, deputy director ship management, DSMx, for the MSC, who will...

Vigor completes USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205) PSA

Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, reports that it has completed a Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) on USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205) at its Swan Island shipyard. The first-in-class Military Sealift Command vessel will head into active service following the eight-month availability, as the lead ship in the John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oilers. The successful availability adds to Vigor’s long track record of serving MSC at Swan Island.

“Our skilled workers are proud to serve MSC and our...

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