MARAD chips in for fuel cell powered ferry study; Bollinger delivers FRC Heriberto Hernandez

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MARAD chips in $500,000 for fuel cell powered ferry study
July 30, 2015—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) will provide $500,000 towards the development of a high-speed, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered passenger ferry and refueling station. The project is being conducted jointly by Sandia National Laboratories of the Department of Energy and San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet.

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Bollinger delivers FRC Heriberto Hernandez
The 154 foot patrol craft Heriberto Hernandez is the 14th vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program.

ClassNK release guidelines for CNG carriers
The new guidelines consist of safety requirements applicable to CNG carriers based on the IGC Code as well as additional requirements taking specific hazards arising from the handling of CNG into consideration.

Bahamas Defence Force RoRo launched in Vietnam
The vessel’s multi-purpose capabilities will be put to use in a range of situations including law enforcement, aids to navigation, the resupply of bases and the provision of disaster relief.
Kirby gets what it expected
“Demand across the majority of the products we carry in the inland marine transportation market remained at healthy levels,” said President and CEO David Grzebinski.

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