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Boatswain

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 2, 2010

Nowadays, the boatswain or bosun is a term referring to the senior unlicensed member of the deck department of a ship. It is derived from the Old English word “batswegen”, meaning servant of the ship. The term was first documented in the Royal…

Modest Infrastructure’s 2nd shipyard to get underway

Posted to Modest Infrastructure’s 2nd shipyard to get underway (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 23, 2010

The emerging opportunities in ship building and ship repairs are seeing players make bold overtures, pumping in money certain to reap a rich harvest. Even early entrants, not wanting to be left out have got into an expansion mode and have firmed up plans to multiply their centers of operation.

The LA Shipyard Wrangle is About to Hit the Bumpers

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on May 27, 2010

A costly, unsatisfactory compromise is likely in the unsettling wrangle over the largely defunct Southwest Marine shipyard, now owned by Gambol Industries, in Los Angeles. The year's deadline is but a month away for a plan to be produced over…