Metal Shark Completes New Passenger Ferries for New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Press Release - Jeanerette, LA – November 18, 2018: Shipbuilder Metal Shark is pleased to announce that both new 105-foot, 150-passenger, high speed aluminum catamaran passenger ferries constructed for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) have been completed and are ready to enter service. The first of the two new ferries was completed earlier this year and … [Read more...]

Damen’s innovative RSD Tug 2513 nominated for KNVTS Ship of the Year Award

Damen’s radical new ‘always bow first’ RSD Tug 2513 has reached the final stage of this year’s prestigious Maritime Award KNVTS Ship of the Year prize. As one of the last three entrants in contention for the award, the Damen RSD Tug 2513 will be judged on a range of criteria including its design, safety, economy, durability and construction process, and the winner will be … [Read more...]

Damen’s Captains’ Challenge not as easy as it looked

Press Release - Damen Shipyards - Amid all the tours, presentations and networking at Damen’s recent Workboat Festival there was one feature that stood out from all the rest for being highly satisfying for some, and distinctly frustrating for others. The Captains’ Challenge was open to all comers, and all it required was that contestants drive a launch 80 metres across the … [Read more...]

Powerful Harbor Tug Bering Wind Coming to Anchorage

5,000 HP workhorse to enter Alaska service this month Press Release - Foss Maritime - ANCHORAGE, October 29, 2018 – The Bering Wind, a powerful Dolphin Class tugboat, is being transferred from the Foss fleet in Long Beach, California to Cook Inlet Tug & Barge in Anchorage. The tug, formerly known as the Campbell Foss, is scheduled to begin service in Anchorage this … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Alabama “Open for Business” with New Appointments and a Major Towboat Contract with Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.

Bayou La Batre, AL – October 22, 2018 USA shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced its entry into the towboat market with a contract to build three 120’ x 35’ river towboats for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, Louisiana.    The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter “M”-compliant towboats were designed by John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. and will … [Read more...]