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WESMAR Bow Thruster on Oil Support Vessel

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WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) of Woodinville, Wa. has announced the installation of their ABS design approved bow thruster for dynamic positioning on the 175 ft FSV Gulf Fury, the newest and fastest oil support vessel for Gulf Fleet of Lafayette, Louisiana. Gulf Fury, joins a fleet of 17 other Gulf Fleet vessels. “She is our first total ABS classed DPS-1 vessel. With this classification and with WESMAR’s V2-20 ABS design approved bow thruster, the Gulf Fury is viewed highly in the industry, creating opportunities for us around the world,” said Ryan Pecoraro, Technical Engineer and Project Manager for Gulf Fleet. Gulf Fury was built for deep water offshore work around platforms that are not attached to the sea bottom, traveling back and forth doing crew changes and carrying cargo for the rigs, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. This work requires close maneuvering in adverse conditions, and holding the boat true, and this is where the WESMAR bow thruster is of great value, says Pecoraro. “We believe WESMAR is the only stainless steel counter rotating dual prop bow thruster system to have ABS DP certification,” said Bob Sentz, Vice President of WESMAR’s Mechanical Division. The system on the Gulf Fury is a Model V2-20NS Vortex counter rotating, dual prop all stainless steel bow thruster, with a horsepower rating from 75 to 150 and the company anticipates similar approval soon for their V2-26 and V2-36 systems


USS Miami Accused Arsonist Seeks Legal 'Potential Resolution'

Attorney for a Maine shipyard worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage seeks to avoid grand jury indictment. Prosecutors say Casey James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth, N.H., confessed to setting a fire in May that damaged the Miami at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. They say he also confessed to setting a second fire in June near the submarine. In federal court documents filed this week, a judge granted a motion by Fury’s lawyer to extend the timetable for


Today in U.S. Naval History: October 23

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 23 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and three soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil


This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – Oct. 23

1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at airport, killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers). 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (, ) begins.


This Day in Navy History

October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships. 1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers) 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins. [Source: Source: www.history.navy.mil]


Day on Bering No Ordinary Day

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Valdes: Photo credit USCG

US Coast Guard cutter 'Munro' navigated shifting ice fields to close on Bering Sea fishing fleet, then rendered emergency medical help. While the weapons and operations departments were wrapping up the day’s second boarding, a radio call reached Munro’s bridge from fishing vessel Nordic Fury, then only three miles away. A member of their crew had suffered deep lacerations to his hand, which had been partially crushed freeing a net fouled in the vessel’s screws.


Crescent Towing Captains Honored

Crescent Towing/New Orleans captains received Citations of Merit awards on July 12 at the NOLA Port Safety Consul meeting. USCG Commanding Officer and Captain of the Port of New Orleans, Capt. Frank M. Paskewich, presented the award. The Crescent Towing Captains were recognized by the COTP because of the professional efforts put forth in face of Hurricane Katrina's fury. Award recipients include: Capt Arnona, Capt. Breaux, Capt. Cain, Capt. Cascio, Capt. Domangue, Capt. Doyle, Capt


This Day in Navy History

October 21 1797 - Launching of USS Constitution at the Hartts Boston shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is now the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. 1942 - British submarine lands CAPT Jerauld Wright, USN and four Army officers at Cherchel, French North Africa, to meet with a French military delegation to learn the French attitude toward future Allied landings. 1944 - Leyte Landings continue. October 22


WDT Awarded Contract for SCIB

Wave Dispersion Technologies (WDT) announced today it has received a contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the delivery of two WhisprWave® Small Craft Intrusion Barriers (SCIB) to be installed at Dams in separate Illinois’ lake locations. The SCIB is designed to demarcate the marine port and/or dam security zone and impede hostile small crafts from penetrating it. The SCIB's modular construction is engineered to allow its use as a platform to mount a


Innovative Propulsion Systems for Fast Craft

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Performance, Speed, Fuel Economy & Environmental compliance all come together to form the ultimate balancing act for engine OEM’s and their customers alike. The ‘need for speed’ has been at the heart of professional fast craft operations since powerboats first overtook


Vietnam Stops Anti-China Protests After Deadly Riots, China Evacuates

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  Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert anti-China protests on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea.


Harley Marine NY Welcomes New Vessel

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, took delivery of the river style push-boat, HMS Justice, from Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana. HMS Justice is the fifth vessel in this class and joins the New York fleet of two tugboats and four double hull petroleum barges


Tugboat 'Silver' Joins Harley Marine Gulf Fleet

Tugboat Silver: Photo credit Harley Marine Services

This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears


Fire-damaged Sub 'USS Miami' US$450 Repair Cost

USS Miami Fire-damaged: Photo credit Porsmouth Naval Shipyard

'USS Miami', heavily damaged by an arsonist in May, will cost US$450 to fix, put back into service. The figure is about $50 million higher than the initial repair estimates, and the service admits it could change as much as an additional $45 million, or 10 percent, reports 'Navy Times'.


Obama on Administration’s Response to Oil Spill

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In his weekly address, President Barack Obama spoke of his commitment to helping the people of the Gulf Coast recover and rebuild from the BP oil spill that has threatened their livelihoods. On June 4, the President heard from local residents and small business owners about the hardships that they


Navy Budget Proposal Causes Commotion on Capitol Hill

Just when it seemed as though the U.S. Navy, which has served more than any other military sector as the budget whipping post in the post Cold War era, was positioned to attract long overdue funds, the budget rug was once again pulled. In proposing a Pentagon budget of $379 billion … a $48






 
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