• 2017 July 13 12:42

    Blount Boats, EBDG contracted to design and build new passenger ferry for NYC Governors Island

    Blount Boats, Warren, R.I. together with Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG). have been awarded a contract for a new 400-passenger ferry to serve New York City’s Governors Island, WorkBoat said in a new release.

    The 132’x40’x13’ vessel will be designed and built for the non-profit Trust for Governors Island, which administers the former Coast Guard installation between Manhattan and Brooklyn in the heart of New York Harbor. The 172-acre island is a recreation and cultural center for city residents, and the trust in February issued a request for proposals to build a new ferry.

    The vessel will provide passenger ferry service between the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Landing on Governors Island. The initial vessel design will be built to meet the Coast Guard Subchapter K regulations.

    The Blount/EBDG partnership combines the companies’ long experience in designing and building ferries. The roster of Blount-built passenger vessels working New York Harbor includes Statue Cruises’ Miss Liberty built in 1954, the Michael Cosgrove built in 1962 for the city of New York and still in service, and the Sensation built in 1989 and purchased and retrofitted in 2015 by Hornblower Cruises and Events.

    “Blount Boats is honored to have been chosen by the Trust to build another iconic vessel for New York Harbor,” Marcia Blount, president of Blount Boats, said in announcing the contract. Robert J. Pelletier, vice president of Blount Boats, will be project manager for the construction at the yard.

    “EBDG looks forward to working with Blount and designing a quality vessel for the Trust,” Matt Williamson, project manager for the design said about the award. EBDG’s scope of work includes contract and detail design along with vessel delivery support.




2017 November 17

18:06 Swiber's subsidiary placed into bankruptcy by the District Court of Helsinki
17:55 Pacific Fleet warships arrive in Chuk Samet port, Thailand
17:36 Damen supports team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
17:20 Sevmash floated out nuclear-powered missile submarine Knyaz Vladimir (photo)
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
16:45 Yantar Shipyard launches first trawler of Project SK-3101R for Kamchatka fishing company (photo)
16:26 DNV GL: Standardisation can help enable the digital transformation of shipping
16:00 Maersk Line appoints new president in North America
15:58 Onezhsky shipyard lays down Yury Maslyukov dredger of Damen TSHD 2000 design (photo)
15:26 IMO runs cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa
15:00 Special tactical exercises held at CPC Marine Terminal Tank Farm facilities
14:37 Water Transport newspaper will celebrate its centenary in 2018
14:02 NCC conducts yet another groundbreaking ceremony at the Port of Gothenburg Logistics Park
13:45 MSCC Bronka set to increase its heavy cargo transshipment capacity
13:32 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Naias with Phaethon
13:14 Vostochny Port extends its collective labor contract for three years
13:02 Acta Marine's walk-to-work construction support vessel in final construction phase
12:30 Scottish Ports Group call for right infrastructure and planning conditions
12:01 Aker Solutions to provide umbilicals for three offshore Norway field developments
11:53 MOL's newbuilding coal carrier NAGARA MARU to serve JERA Trading
11:17 301 ships loaded with export coal left Rosterminalugol this year (photo)
10:53 Icebreaker Moskva set sail for seaport Sabetta (photo)
10:30 Brent Crude futures price down 0.29% to $61.18, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.24% to $55.27
10:08 ABS raises cyber awareness to marine insurance industry
09:45 Bunker prices go down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:21 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,361 points
09:08 ESPO welcomes the agreement between Parliament and Council setting a deadline for global solution on CO2 from shipping
08:29 Port of Long Beach receives U.S. EPA Grant to cut pollution
08:12 Damen’s repair yards update ISO and OHSAS certification

2017 November 16

18:35 APL receives the ‘Best Green Shipping Line’ award from HAROPA
18:05 Shearwater GeoServices awarded ONGC survey
17:35 ITF: ‘new era for fishers begins’
17:23 Expert says geopolitical risks may push bunker prices slightly up
17:05 JAXPORT expands vehicle-handling capacity
16:51 Severnaya Verf will build six processing trawlers for Norebo Holding (photo)
16:35 Hapag-Lloyd implements GRI for Trans-Pacific Trade Eastbound from East Asia to USA and Canada
16:05 OOCL introduces the China Pakistan Express Intra-Asia service
15:37 Oldendorff Carriers in alliance with Welhunt starts transhipment operation in Vietnam
15:30 APM Terminals Poti adds two Azimuth Stern-Drive tugboats
15:05 Teekay LNG Partners establishes Teekay Multigas Pool
14:58 Norwegian Cruise Line orders PrimeServ upgrades for multiple vessels
14:17 Baltic transport ministers meet in Vilnius to discuss the common objectives of the Baltic States
13:49 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 290,100 t in 10M’17, up 13.7% to (photo)
13:25 Sergey Kireev appointed as interim General Director of PJSC NCSP
13:00 Last Early Bird rate for Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference 2018 expires 30th November 2017
12:38 “K” Line Group introduces new Total Auto-Logistics Business in Chile
12:12 Wärtsilä receives an order from Lunar Fishing Company to supply new trawler
11:59 Damen SAR vessel passes capsize test with engines running
11:58 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:33 First Borey-A nuclear underwater missile carrier to be floated out in Severodvinsk, November 17
11:11 FESCO to deliver production equipment to Great Wall Motors plant being built in the Tula region
10:50 Vostochny Port has shipped 400 mln t of coal from the date of its foundation (photo)
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 0.18% to $61.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.05% to $55.36
09:42 IMO is holding a seminar focused on free-flowing maritime traffic in Montenegro
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,374 points

2017 November 15

18:00 RF Transport Ministry supports “Hydraulic Engineering Structures of Water Transport” Congress
17:35 EU experts performed comprehensive assessesment of Klaipeda Seaport security
17:12 Navigation season closed at inland water ways of the Amur Basin (photo)
16:46 Port of Klaipeda development to be coordinated by Governmental Commission
16:20 Port of Tallinn shortlisted for Green Port / Terminal Award