Haun, Eric

Haun, Eric

Editor
Eric Haun is editor of Marine News. He has covered the commercial maritime and offshore industries for MarineLink.com and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News since 2013, and was previously managing editor of Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter.
New York, USA • Email: [email protected]

Innovative CTV Launched for Seacat Services

Jun 13, 2022

A first-of-its-kind crew transfer vessel (CTV) has been launched by U.K. shipbuilder Diverse Marine for offshore crew transfer specialist Seacat Services.The multihull newbuild, Seacat Columbia, is the first BARTech30 CTV designed by BAR Technologies in partnership with Chartwell Marine…

Windcat CTV is World's First Powered by Dual-fuel Hydrogen Engines

Jun 01, 2022

The world's first dual-fuel hydrogen- and diesel-powered crew transfer vessel (CTV) is ready for service, outfitted to run the cleaner fuel that reduces up to 80% of its traditional fuel usage and associated emissions.The 25-meter vessel, Hydrocat 48—owned by Windcat Workboats…

CTV Ordered for Vineyard Wind Project in the US

May 09, 2022

Offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind on Monday announced it has signed a contract to charter a crew transfer vessel (CTV) from Massachusetts-based marine transportation company Patriot Offshore Maritime Services.The 88.5-foot (27-meter) aluminum…

Tidewater Completes Swire Pacific Offshore Acquisition

Apr 22, 2022

U.S.-headquartered offshore support vessels (OSV) owner Tidewater Inc. on Friday announced it has completed its acquisition of Singapore's Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Limited (SPO), creating the industry’s largest OSV fleet.The $190 million transaction adds 50 vessels to the Tidewater fleet…

Interview: Shane Guidry, Harvey Gulf

Apr 11, 2022

Shane Guidry transformed Harvey Gulf from an inland and offshore towing vessel operator to a provider of offshore vessel services in the Gulf of Mexico and international oil and gas markets. Innovation initiatives he has spearheaded include…

Samsung Delivers Shuttle Tanker to Altera

Apr 01, 2022

Altera Infrastructure, formerly known as Teekay Offshore, said it has taken delivery of a new shuttle tanker from Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea.The 148,200 DWT newbuild, Altera Thule, was handed over to Altera on Thursday. The ship's…

Crowley Takes Large & Leading Role In U.S. Offshore Wind

Mar 03, 2022

There’s often an upside to being among first-movers in an emerging industry, but many are often stifled by the risk inherent to new ventures. For Crowley, which today is leading the charge on a number of maritime fronts such as sustainability and decarbonization…

Steady Lifting for Offshore Wind

Feb 28, 2022

Offshore wind in the United States is moving forward at pace, thanks in large part to a number of positive developments for the newly emerging industry over the last year or so. For one, the Biden administration at the start of 2021 revealed…

Building a New Fleet: CTVs for US Offshore Wind

Dec 27, 2021

The U.S. has big plans for its offshore wind industry, and shipbuilders like Blount Boats and others are ramping up to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunity.Earlier this year, the Biden Administration unveiled its goal to have 30 gigawatts…

USCG Concludes Investigation into Auger Lifeboat Accident

Dec 23, 2021

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into a fatal lifeboat drill accident has resulted in 10 safety and eight administrative recommendations, the agency announced.In July 2019, two people were killed and another was injured while testing lifeboats…

Geoquip Marine Accused of Jones Act Violations

Nov 17, 2021

An American offshore services trade group is accusing Swiss-headquartered Geoquip Marine of violating the Jones Act, a U.S. law requiring seaborne cargo shipped between two U.S. points to be carried by American-built, -crewed and -owned vessels…

Asia's First Newbuild SOV Launched in Vietnam

Nov 17, 2021

Asia's first newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) has been launched in Vietnam.The hybrid-electric TSS Pioneer is being built by Vard Vung Tau for owner Ta San Shang Marine Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine Co…

American Offshore Services Orders Four Jones Act CTVs

Nov 16, 2021

American Offshore Services (A-O-S) announced Tuesday it has ordered four hybrid-ready crew transfer vessels (CTV) from Blount Boats to service the United States' emerging offshore wind industry.In the years ahead, it's expected that potentially…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

OMSA Reports Alleged Jones Act Violation in the US Gulf of Mexico

Aug 24, 2021

A new report from a U.S. offshore services trade group details alleged Jones Act violations by a foreign-flagged vessel in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), which recently launched its Jones Act Enforcer program to document and report violations of the U…

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