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  • Gantry Crane Barges Designed by JMS Completes Construction

    21 January 2022

    The WEEKS 537 – Photo Credit: DR Video, LLC C&C Marine Repair of Belle Chasse, LA has completed the construction of two 250’ by 64’ by 16’ gantry crane barges WEEKS 537 and WEEKS 539 designed by JMS Naval Architects for Weeks Marine of Cranford, NJ. Following construction, the barge WEEKS 537 was delivered to…

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  • JMS Completes Concept Design for 125’ Research Vessel for LUMCON

    8 December 2021

      JMS Naval Architects has completed the concept design of a 125-foot Gulf Coast Research Vessel for Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). JMS was competitively awarded a contract from LUMCON to provide concept through contract-level design, shipyard bid support, and owner’s representative services for LUMCON’s next research vessel and replace their 35 year old R/V…

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  • Dry Dock, Designed by JMS, Launched at Conrad Shipyard

    29 June 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. The dry dock was launched last week. Biblia owns and operates a fleet of tugs and barges, providing marine…

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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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