Thursday, May 28, 2020

Us East Coast News

(Photo: SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL to Supply Propulsion for Seabulk Newbuilds

German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL announced it has been awarded a contract from Alabama shipbuilder Master Boat Builders to supply a total of six rudderpropellers for a pair of new tugs being constructed for U.S.-based Seabulk Towing Inc, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc.Both Robert Allan Ltd.-designed newbuilds will feature the Advanced Rotortug (ART) design triangular propulsion system.The tugs will be propelled by three SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 430 FP with a propeller diameter of 2.4 meters, each driven by a 1,771-kilowatt diesel engine.

Photo Credit: trouty

McAllister Christens Tug Pair in NYC

There's nothing like New York City for a maritime event, and McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., one of the historic family-run companies serving the industry for more than 150 years, held a signature ceremony and party last night at Pier 16 in Manhattan with the christening of two tugboats, the Rosemary McAllister and the Capt. Brian A. McAllister, both ABS classed FiFi 1 with propulsion systems meeting EPA Tier 4 emission regulations: 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines…

AIDA Nova LNG Storage. (Image: Carnival Corp.)

Carnival, Shell Strike Deal to Fuel LNG Cruise Ships

The move toward LNG as fuel in the maritime sector received another boost when Carnival Cruise Line announced this morning the signing of an agreement with Shell NA LNG, LLC (Shell) for it to supply marine LNG to power North America’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Shell will supply Carnival Cruise Line with fuel for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America. The two ships will be fueled through Shell’s LNG Bunker Barge (LBB).

The Capt. Brian A. McAllister is named after the company’s Chairman, and is the 31st and most powerful tractor tug in McAllister’s fleet. (Photo: McAllister Towing)

Tier IV Tug Delivered to McAllister Towing

McAllister Towing announced the arrival in N.Y. of the tug Capt. Brian A. McAllister, the first EPA Tier IV tug on the U.S. East Coast according to the company. Capt. Brian A. McAllister is powered by 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines with twin Schottel SRP4000FP units. Packed into its 100 x 40 ft. hull is 6,770 hp and more than 80 metric tons of bollard pull. Combining that power with a Markey class III escort winch on the bow and a Markey 2.25-in. wire winch on the stern puts the the tug in a class of her own.

Photo courtesy of Bay Diesel

Bay Diesel Wins NSWG Maintenance Deal

Bay Diesel was awarded a five-year contract with the Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG). The NSWG has two teams, one based on the U.S. East Coast and the other on the West Coast. Bay Diesel will work with the East Coast team located in Norfolk, Va., and will be responsible for routine maintenance, overhaul and dyno testing of their multiple Marine Propulsion Diesel Engines. Bay Diesel will work closely with NSWG to insure their engines are ready to meet the demands of the elite combat units. baydiesel.com

RoRo MV Mosel Ace: Photo credit SC Line

New RoRo Added to SC Line Fleet

SC Line announces the addition of another 1/4 ramp RoRo vessel into its fleet, MV 'Mosel Ace'. In line with its strategic and strengthening position in the Americas, SC Line introduces Mosel Ace to serve initially the US East coast from Baltimore to Zarate where it would reposition in the short term to call specific ports between Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. The new ship is 176m in lenght, 31m breadth, and of 12,743 dwt, equipped with a 120 mt 1/4 ramp. SC Line S.A. is a Vessel Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) registered with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

Aegis cruiser USS San Jacinto: Photo credit USN

Submarine, Cruiser Collide Off US East Coast

'USS Montpelier' arrives at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay & 'USS San Jacinto' at Naval Station Mayport to assess collision damage. There were no injuries reported after a U.S. Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided earlier off the coast of the Eastern United States .
 The propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by this collision, and both vessels made it to port under their own power. 

 The two warships were conducting routine training at the time of the accident. An investigation into the accident is underway.

American Spirit: Photo credit American Cruise Lines

Alaska Cruise Inaugural a Success Says ACL

Well-received American Cruise Lines' Alaska Inside Passage cruises to be offered again in 2013. American Cruise Lines , a leading operator of riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, announces the conclusion and success of its inaugural 2012 season in Alaska. The 100-passenger American Spirit – the newest small ship in Alaska –operated numerous weekly roundtrip cruises this summer from Juneau. The inaugural season in Alaska was extremely well received by guests who were the first to enjoy Alaska in the comfort, elegance and intimacy of the American Spirit.

Logistics Giant Urges US East Coast Labor Settlement

Lilly & Associates a multinational logistics services company headquartered in Miami, Florida,  joins shipping community in urging port labor resolution. With negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. set to resume next week, Lilly & Associates International strongly urges a resolution of their contract agreement prior to the September 30 deadline. “A resolution between the two sides is extremely important for shippers. Without an agreement, the adverse effects on the national and global economy will be extremely dire.