The U.S. Navy has awarded Donjon Marine Co. Inc. a five-year lease of tug USNS Powhatan. The multi-purpose tug can conduct long-distance tows and when augmented with additional crew and equipment, operate in support of fire fighting, diving and salvage missions. Minor modifications will be made to the vessel, including changing the paint scheme to Donjon's standard blue as well as reconfiguring the wheelhouse to make it more "merchant marine user friendly". The lease of the vessel is part of Donjon Marine's plan for steady expansion into the international salvage and salvage related towing industry. USNS Powhatan will join a fleet of coastal and ocean towing vessels, crane barges, dredges, crew boats, deck barges and assorted salvage equipment.
Richard Fairbanks, President of Titan Maritime, LLC (Fort Lauderdale, FL), has been named President of the American Salvage Association (ASA). George Wittich, Senior Vice President of Weeks Marine (Cranford, NJ), has been named the association's Vice President, and John Witte, Jr., Executive Vice President, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ), has been named ASA's new Secretary/Treasurer. "We are very excited about ASA's incoming leadership," said Richard Fairbanks
International Salvage Union members meeting in Seattle during late September for the ISU’s 51st General Meeting elected Arnold Witte, CEO of US salvor Donjon Marine, as Vice-President. Arnold Witte succeeds Titan CEO David Parrot as ISU Vice-President. David Parrot remains a member of the ISU Executive Committee. Arnold Witte, who established Donjon Marine in the 1960s, is a Past President of the ISU (1995 – 98). He has been a member of the ISU’s Executive Committee since 1992
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a global marine services provider based in New Jersey, has announced a number of marine transportation projects the company has been involved with over the last months. These services are in addition to the daily support Donjon’s Transportation Division provides to Donjon’s Dredging, Salvage, Marine Demolition and related marine activities: SIMS Metals: Donjon tugs transport the barges that carry all of the steel scrap in the New York/Metropolitan
Donjon Marine Co., Inc., Hillside, N.J., is being awarded a $41,000,000 ceiling priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-award-fee contract for salvage, salvage-related towing, harbor clearance, ocean engineering and point-to-point towing services to support the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $215,000,000
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging, emergency response services and most recently shipbuilding and repair, has named John Noble as Managing Director - Donjon UK. Mr. Noble has worked in commercial shipping since 1962 when he joined HMS Conway, the preeminent pre-sea training school in the United Kingdom. He served as a deck officer in the British Merchant Marine sailing with shipping lines
Vigor Marine LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, has completed the asset purchase of Marine Industries Northwest, Inc. (MINI) in Tacoma, Wash. The transaction closed on August 9, 2010 and Vigor Marine officially began vessel repair and conversion operations the same day. Key points of contact for the company are General Manager Adam Beck and Ship Repair Manager Mark Donahue. Adam brings 24 years experience in the marine repair industry
Tim Beaver, Chief Executive Officer of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been elected President of the American Salvage Association at its recent meeting in Arlington, VA, October 5, 2011. Beaver succeeds Mauricio Garrido, who served as President from 2009-2011. Paul Hankins, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, has been elected Vice President. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, has been named Secretary/Treasurer
Great Lakes Shipyard recently appointed three management positions because of continued Shipyard expansion. Paul W. Deterding has been appointed as Vice President & General Manager. Formerly the General Manager at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair Inc. LLC, Deterding brings over 25 years of experience in the marine, electrical and fire protection industries, mostly in the roles of Business Development and Team Leadership.
The American Salvage Association (ASA) elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 9 in Arlington, Virginia, as follows: Paul Hankins, Vice President for Salvage Operations at Donjon Marine Co., Inc., was elected President, succeeding Tim Beaver, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., who served as President from 2011-2013. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, was elected Vice President, and
Hurricane 'Sandy' pollution response US Coast Guard unified command completes tank vessel lift on Staten Island, NY. The tank vessel John B. Caddell is a 184-foot tanker ship that washed up on Staten Island as a result of high winds and floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy
Donjon Marine’s Emergency Response takes an interesting turn in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane When Hurricane Sandy swept across the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012, the Category 2 storm eventually became the largest Atlantic hurricane
Members of the American P&I Club have elected the first director to come from The People’s Republic of China (PRC). At the annual meeting in New York, Lianyu Zhu of CCCC International Shipping Corporation, Tianjin, was elected to the board for the forthcoming year.
Leendert Muller, managing director of leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship, has been appointed the new president of the International Salvage Union (ISU). The appointment was confirmed at the annual general meeting of the ISU in Hong Kong on October 24, 2013
On July 25th, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. was awarded a contract to salvage and return to owners the 100-foot passenger ferry Royal Miss Belmar, which grounded on approach to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on July 4th. Donjon mobilized its 400-ton capacity derrick barge Columbia
In early August, the fully loaded hopper barge 2001 sank in approximately 25 feet of water while transiting the Kill Van Kull, a waterway that connects Newark Bay to New York Harbor. The barge was loaded with approximately 1,500 tons of shredded steel, as reported by owners
Raymond Lord has been named President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, effective November 8. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Lord has more than 30 years of experience within the marine salvage industry, most recently serving as Vice President and Operations Manager for SMIT
Donjon Marine said that Paul Hankins, formerly President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, has joined Donjon as Vice President of Operations-Salvage & Engineering Division. Hankins’ primary duties will involve Donjon’s U.S. Navy Salvage Services Contract, as well as its U.S
Donjon salvags sunken barge under Newport Pell Bridge. Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging and related emergency response services, was contracted in early November 2011 to raise a 300-ton barge used as a
Costa Crociere has set up a technical committee, with representatives from Costa Cruises, Carnival Corporation & plc, Fincantieri, Rina and sector experts, including academics, who will work for the best possible drawing up of the plan, on a joint basis with the competent authorities
Erie, Pa. – Seajon LLC, a partnership between Seacor Holdings Inc. and Donjon Marine Co. Inc., held an open house and christening of the 34,000-ton capacity self-unloading articulated tug and barge (ATB) Ken Boothe Sr. and Lakes Contender.
Donjon Marine Refloats car ferry GOV. HERBERT H. LEHMAN. After a competitive bidding process, in late March 2012 Donjon Marine was awarded a job to refloat the 277-foot Ex-Staten Island, NY car ferry Gov. Herbert H. Lehman. The vessel sank in the Hudson River while in
Donjon Marine Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging, related emergency response services, and most recently shipbuilding and repair, was mobilized from its base in Port Newark, New Jersey to provide an emergency pumping capability in
President, Donjon-SMIT, LLC When Raymond Lord was named President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC just over one year ago, the native Houstonian brought with him more than 30 years of experience within the marine salvage industry, and he joins industry heavyweights John Witte and Douglas Martin at the
Donjon Marine Co. Inc. of Hillside, NJ, was mobilized from its base in Port Newark, New Jersey, to provide an emergency pumping capability in response to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Donjon currently holds the US Navy Salvage and Related Services contract for the North