Marine Industry
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Luxury boat builder Hunt Yachts Inc. has been purchased by New York-based Scout Partners Inc., which bought another Portsmouth-based yacht manufacturer, The Hinckley Company, in 2010. more
The port of Point Judith, which has seen a steady reduction in the size of its local fishing fleet since the 1990s, received a much-needed economic boost this year from out-of-town vessels. more
Jason Learning, a nonprofit established by oceanographer Robert Ballard that teaches students about science, technology, engineering and math, is expected to receive $500,000 in Rhode Island state funding on Monday. more
Even if demand for yachts never returns to where it was before the recession, manufacturers and craftsmen will still be making boats in Rhode Island. more
After claims that its Warren shipbuilding and ship repair facility had violated the federal Clean Air Act National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Facilities, Blount Boats Inc. has agreed to pay a $24,000 penalty and spend at least $230,000 on a clean air project. more
Rhode Island Fast Ferry is looking to begin a high-speed ferry service between North Kingstown’s Quonset Point and Block Island, having applied for a license from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, the ferry service announced Wednesday. more
Honda will begin shipping autos to the Port of Davisville in 2014, a “key sign of growth in the port’s emergence as one of the largest auto-importers in North America,” the Quonset Development Corporation announced Friday. more
The oral history of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and research being done by scientists at the University of Rhode Island have intersected in a project exploring a submerged ancient landscape in the area of Greenwich Bay, along routes that reach to the shores of the Ocean State and eventually into the Atlantic Ocean. more
Rhode Island is building a name for itself in the business of environmental training for journalists, thanks in part to the 15-year-old Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, says spokeswoman Karen Southern. more
Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday. more
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