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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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  • Crane Barge Design for Sims Metal Management

    30 July 2019

    JMS Naval Architects is engineering and designing a crane barge for Sims Metal Management of Jersey City, NJ to be used primarily for bulk and break bulk operations in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Sims Metal Management is the world’s leading publicly listed metal recycler, with operations encompassing the buying, processing, and…

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  • Mud Barge-To-Tank Barge Conversion Design for Harbor Fuels

    23 July 2019

    JMS Naval Architects completed the engineering and design to convert a 130 foot liquid mud barge into a double-hull 100,000 gallon tank barge, renamed BUNKER HILL, for Harbor Fuels LLC of Boston, MA. The 130′ x 34′ x 8′ USCG Subchapter D Tank Barge (D) will be providing vessel fuel bunkering services in Boston Harbor….

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  • Designing Conversion of OSRV to Pilot Station Vessel for Sandy Hook Pilots

    10 July 2019

    When the Sandy Hook Pilots Association needed to upgrade their existing station vessel, P/B NEW YORK, they turned to JMS Naval Architects for assistance. The Sandy Hook pilots have been piloting ships in the New York harbor for over 300 years. They operate a pilot station boat by Ambrose Light year round and in all weather…

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  • Duke Univ. Research Vessel Under Construction

    17 April 2019

     Construction is well underway for a new catamaran research vessel being built at All American Marine in Bellingham, WA. JMS Naval Architects is currently serving as Owner’s Representative during the construction, outfitting, system tests, and sea trials of a 76-foot, aluminum, catamaran, research vessel for Duke University Marine Lab (DUML). The vessel was designed…

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  • Royal Institute of Naval Architects Selects R/V VIRGINIA for Award

    16 November 2018

    “…considered the most modern, most capable research vessel in its size class in the country.” ~ Virginia Daily Press ~ JMS Naval Architects is proud to announce that the Royal Institution of Naval Architects has selected the R/V VIRGINIA as one of the Significant Small Ships of 2018. Each year, the world renowned professional institution…

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  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science Takes Delivery of Research Vessel Designed by JMS Naval Architects

    1 October 2018

    “…considered the most modern, most capable research vessel in its size class in the country.” ~ Virginia Daily Press ~ The 93-foot research vessel, R/V VIRGINIA, successfully completed sea trials and is currently transiting to its home port in Virginia. The new vessel was built by Meridien Maritime Reparation. JMS Naval Architects performed the concept…

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  • JMS Designed a 2,147 Barrel Tank Barge for Harbor Fuels of Boston, MA

    29 August 2018

    JMS Naval Architects is completing the design of a 2,147 Barrel double-hull liquid cargo tank barge for Harbor Fuels of Boston, Massachusetts. Harbor Fuels currently provides bunkering services to customers in the Boston Harbor area ranging from ferry boats to mega-yachts. The new tank barge will be used for bunkering operations in Boston Harbor and…

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  • National Park Service Catamarans Ready to Begin Passenger Service

    28 June 2018

    Tests and sea trials have been completed for the two new catamaran ferry vessels built by All American Marine of Bellingham, WA and designed by Teknicraft of Auckland, NZ. The new passenger ferry service will begin operations this Friday in Pensacola Bay between the City of Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Fort Pickens in Gulf Islands…

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