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.
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US Offshore Wind: Down but Not Out

Mar 01, 2024

“The winds of change are blowing wild and free.” – Bob DylanIn the U.S. offshore wind industry, developments over recent months have placed an exclamation point on the word “wild”. Yes, the wind still blows “free”, but mounting challenges have…

Edison Chouest Withdraws Title XI Application

Feb 19, 2024

An affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore has withdrawn its application for financing under the U.S. Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Title XI program.Title XI is a government loan program with the Federal Financing Bank as the lender. It is…

MARAD’s Title XI Changes: Good News for Offshore Wind?

Feb 12, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) in December issued a final rule updating its financial requirements for the Federal Ship Financing Program, commonly referred to as Title XI. While the move applies to the U…

Gulf Craft Delivers CTV for WINDEA

Jan 09, 2024

Franklin, La. shipbuilder Gulf Craft in December delivered WINDEA Intrepid, a new crew transfer vessel built for WINDEA CTV, a partnership between Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind.Designed by Incat Crowther and classed by Bureau Veritas, the…

St Johns Ship Building Delivers First CTV for WINDEA

Jan 05, 2024

Palatka, Fla. shipyard St. Johns Ship Building announced it has delivered WINDEA Courageous, the first of three Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessels (CTV) ordered by WINDEA CTV, a partnership between Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind.The…

Eastern Awarded Contract to Complete MPSV Builds for Hornbeck

Jan 03, 2024

Panama City Fla. based Eastern Shipbuilding Group announced it has been awarded a contract to complete construction of two ultra high-spec 400 class multipurpose support vessels (MPSVs) for Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS).The newbuilds were originally started by Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma…

DOF Charters Jones Act-compliant Vessel for Work in the Gulf of Mexico

Dec 13, 2023

DOF Group announced it has struck a deal to charter a Jones Act-compliant offshore support vessel (OSV) for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Norwegian-based company said it is time chartering Bordelon Marine's ultra light intervention vessel…

Cummins Working with Ocean Infinity on Methanol Retrofit Project

Nov 09, 2023

Cummins is working with partners in the U.K. to develop and deploy a methanol conversion kit for an engine aboard an Ocean Infinity offshore support vessel (OSV) as the maritime industry works toward transitioning to cleaner fuels.The engine…

Senesco Launches New CTV for WindServe Marine

Nov 09, 2023

Senesco Marine on Wednesday launched a new Jones-Act-compliant crew transfer vessel (CTV), WindServe Journey.WindServe Marine, a sister company to the North Kingstown, R.I. shipbuilder—both part of the Reinauer Group—will operate the CTV to serve the U…

Brazilian Offshore Uptick Could Tighten US OSV Fleet

Nov 01, 2023

Increased activity in the Brazilian offshore oil and gas sector could help strengthen the market recovery for offshore supply vessels (OSV) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.In early October, Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras issued requests for quotations (RFQ) for up to 20 OSVs ranging from 3…

Converted OSV Enters Service in the UK as an Underwater Surveillance Ship

Oct 18, 2023

A converted offshore support vessel has taken on a new life as a dedicated underwater surveillance ship for the U.K.'s Royal Navy.Christened during a ceremony in London on October 10, RFA Proteus will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary…

Offshore Wind: Support Vessel Bottlenecks Loom in the US

Oct 02, 2023

An offshore wind industry is growing in the U.S. with an aim to meet the Biden Administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, and eventually 110 GW by 2050.But as is the case for any new industry that is building up, there are going to be bumps along the way…

BW Energy Closes Deal to Acquire Saipem FPSO in Brazil

Aug 29, 2023

Norway's BW Energy is now able to move forward with its acquisition of the FPSO Cidade de Vitória on the Golfinho field in Brazil, more than a year after it reached a deal with the FPSO's Italian owner Saipem.The two companies had signed a memorandum…

Offshore Wind: US Shipbuilders Answering the Call

Aug 24, 2023

It’s a big deal when a U.S. president visits an American shipyard, and these trips always send a message. When President Obama spoke at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding in 2013, he warned of the consequences of sequestration. President Trump’s 2020 speech at Fincantieri Marinette Marine touted a $5…

Blue Ocean Transfers: A New Jones Act CTV Player Emerges

Aug 15, 2023

There's a new player in the Jones Act crew transfer vessel (CTV) market: Blue Ocean Transfers (BOT), based on Long Island, N.Y.The McQuilling-Partners-owned company is planning to build a fleet of CTVs to support the U.S. offshore wind industry…

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