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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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  • 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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