Haun, Eric

Haun, Eric

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]

Vessel Conversions Gaining Favor in US Offshore Wind

Jan 23, 2023

With the creation of a full-fledged U.S. offshore wind industry undoubtedly comes many opportunities for those that own, operate, build and service relevant vessels as developers work toward the nation’s goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030…

Dana Petroleum Extends Island Innovator for UK Drilling Program

Jan 06, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling firm Island Drilling announced on Thursday that Dana Petroleum has exercised its option to extend the Island Innovator drilling rig’s assignment in the U.K.The option prolongs an initial 80-day, three-well contract…

The Future is Bright for Floating Wind in the U.S.

Nov 29, 2022

Intelatus’ director of research, Phil Lewis, discusses the promising future for floating offshore wind in the United States.

Zero-C Offshore: A New UK Firm Aiming to Address ‘Chronic’ FIV Shortage

Nov 28, 2022

The global offshore wind industry is staring down a potential shortage of foundation installation vessel capacity. A new UK company led by former offshore drilling executive Jon Oliver Bryce intends to help tackle this challenge as the industry’s…

St Johns Lays Keel for Second WINDEA CTV

Oct 21, 2022

Palatka, Fla. shipyard St Johns Ship Building this week held a keel laying ceremony for the second vessel in a series of new Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessels (CTV) it is constructing for WINDEA CTV to operate in the U.S offshore wind industry…

Manor Renewable Energy's New CTVs Pass Sea Trials

Aug 04, 2022

Singaporean shipbuilder Strategic Marine said the two new crew transfer vessels (CTV) it has built for U.K. services firm Manor Renewable Energy Ltd (MRE) have passed sea trials.The 27.1-meter aluminum catamarans, Manor Victor and Manor Vulcan…

One Million Gallons Collected from US' Longest Running Oil Spill

Jul 13, 2022

Response crews have collected more than one million gallons of oil from a Gulf of Mexico spill that has been ongoing for nearly 20 years.The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and partner agencies have been working to contain oil that continues to leak from damaged wells in Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC-20)…

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…

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