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  • JMS Design Another Floating dry Dock

    18 March 2021

    JMS Naval Architects has completed the concept through contract-level design of a floating dry dock for an undisclosed client. The dry dock is a single section dry dock with the pontoon and wing walls permanently joined. The dry dock is 288 feet long overall, 120 feet wide with a pontoon depth of 9 feet, and…

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  • JMS Designs Unique Tankship Under-Construction at St. Johns Ship Building

    3 March 2021

    JMS Naval Architects has designed a self-propelled, 10,000 gallon, USCG Inspected, double-hull tankship for Intracoastal Marine Fuel (IMF) of Jupiter, Florida. The tankship design is unique for its compact size and diesel outboard propulsion. The innovative design is the smallest vessel to receive U.S. Coast Guard plan approval as a Subchapter D tankship. IMF will…

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  • JMS Completes Conversion Design of OSRV to Pilot Station Vessel for Sandy Hook Pilots

    22 February 2021

    Conversion work is nearly completed of the former Oil Spill Response Vessel OSRV MAINE RESPONDER to a Pilot Station Vessel for Sandy Hook Pilots Association of Staten Island, NY. The conversion work contract was competitively awarded to Feeney Shipyard of Kingston NY. The Sandy Hook pilots have been piloting ships in the New York harbor…

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  • JMS Designs Dry Dock Under Construction at Conrad Shipyard

    27 January 2021

    JMS Naval Architects designed a 500-ton lift capacity floating dry dock for Biblia, Inc., Marine Towing and Transportation of Savannah, GA. Biblia competitively awarded construction of the dry dock to Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana where it is currently under construction. Biblia owns and operates a fleet of tugs and barges, providing marine transportation,…

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  • Miami Marine Stadium Restoration Project

    22 January 2020

    JMS was selected by R.J. Heisenbottle Architects of Coral Gables, FL to design a floating platform to be used for concert performances at the Miami Marine Stadium in Miami South Channel, Miami, FL. The Ralph M. Munroe Marine Stadium, also known as the Miami Marine Stadium (MMS), built in 1963, is the first stadium purpose-built…

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  • Self-propelled, 10,000 Gallon Tank Barge Design

    8 January 2020

    JMS Naval Architects completed the design of a self-propelled, 10,000 gallon, double-hull tank barge for an undisclosed client. The 53’ x 18′ double-raked, double-hull tank barge is designed to be propelled by two 300 HP diesel outboard motors. A Seastar propulsion control system is utilized in the design for increased maneuverability. The vessel is of…

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  • Dry Dock Design for Biblia Marine Towing and Transportation

    10 December 2019

    JMS Naval Architects is designing a 500-ton lift capacity floating dry dock for Biblia Marine Towing and Transportation of Savannah, GA. With their fleet of tugs and barges, Biblia has provided bed-leveling, agitation dredging, and dragging services for decades in the waters of Savannah, Delaware Bay, Charleston Harbor, Fernandina, and Jacksonville. Biblia will use the…

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  • Self-maintenance Dry Dock Design for USCG

    13 November 2019

    The United States Coast Guard Yard selected JMS Naval Architects to provide engineering services to support the development of an acquisition plan for a floating dry dock to dock various cutters, in particular, the new 360’ Offshore Patrol Cutter. The Coast Guard Yard located on Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD is the Coast Guard’s sole…

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  • Duke University Marine Lab Research Vessel R/V SHEARWATER Delivered

    8 October 2019

    Duke University Marine Lab’s new research vessel, R/V SHEARWATER, was launched on 26 September at All American Marine in Bellingham, WA. Owner acceptance trials were completed and the vessel was delivered on 6 October 2019 marking the beginning of its long journey – via heavy lift ship – to the East Coast. JMS Naval Architects…

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  • Modular Dry Dock Launched

    2 October 2019

    The first 200-foot section of a modular dry dock, designed by JMS Naval Architects for Group Ocean of New Brunswick, Canada was launched on 18 September 2019. This center section of the modular dry dock was designed to be fully operational as a stand-alone dry dock with a lifting capacity of 3,800 tons. The dry…

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