NCCER Releases New Maritime Curricula and Assessments

NCCER releases additional titles in the maritime library. Maritime Structural Fitter – Levels 1 and 2 and Maritime Pipefitting – Level 2 are now available and include competency-based modules, case histories, step-by-step instructional outlines, trade terminology and review question. According to Mike Torrech, chair of the National Maritime Education Council, the release of these titles “are huge steps in the development of a comprehensive workforce development system for the industry.” Additional curricula to be developed include levels three and four of the maritime pipefitting program.

Alachua, Fla. — NCCE …



VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced its newest facility, a 12,000 MT Floating Drydock, is now open for business and already has its first customers.

Pascagoula, Miss. – …


Bollinger Shipyards Announces New Company President and New COO

LOCKPORT, LA, Bollinger Shipyards’ Chairman and CEO Donald “Boysie” Bollinger announced the appointments of Chris Bollinger as President and Ben Bordelon as Chair Operating Officer of Bollinger Shipyards, effective August 29, 2013.

LOCKPORT, LA, Bollin …


Safety Milestone for Signal Ship Repair

Signal Ship Repair (SSR) has embraced a safety-first culture. As of January 30, 2013, employees at the ship repair facility worked 1,000 days with a lost-time injury–an impressive milestone considering the fact that the shipbuilding and repair industry has among the highest incidence rates of total non-fatal occupational injuries and illness, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

MarineLog, JANUARY 3 …


VT Halter Marine to Build Two Additional Offshore Support Vessels for Hornbeck Offshore

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) has exercised the options for two additional Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV), valued at a total of US$89m with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015.

Pascagoula, MS – VT …


Bollinger Delivers 55,000 Barrel OPA’90 Tank Barge to Bouchard

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the B. No. 250, a newly designed and constructed 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge to Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY.

LOCKPORT, LA – Bolli …