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Stevens Appoints New President

Photo: Stevens Towing Co.

Stevens Appoints New President The Board of Directors of Stevens Towing Co., Inc., elected W. Johnson Stevens, III, to serve as the new president of the company, succeeding his father, William J. “Bill” Stevens, Jr.   Bill will serve as chairman of the board and as chief executive officer.  The new posts reflect a planned leadership transition for the younger Stevens, son of the former president, to become the fourth generation of the Stevens family to head Stevens Towing.  Johnson joined the company in 2007 and has served in a broad range of operations and management positions there over the years. The board also appointed an executive committee charged with managing day-to-day operations of the company.  Johnson Stevens will lead the executive committee, serving with two outside directors, Mike Deignan and Jack Hoey. Gordon Locatis, Stevens’ long-time Vice President and general manager, will transition to a new role focusing on business development. Benjamin “Bos” Smith will continue as Vice President, Sales and Operations. www.stevens-towing.com  


Palmer Johnson Opens New Office

According to reports, Palmer Johnson has opened the Isle of Wight office, and megayacht production could start soon. The design and engineering team opened the office at Venture Quays, East Cowes. Palmer Johnson builds some of the fastest. The Isle of Wight Economic Partnership and SEEDA have been working with Palmer Johnson since 2006, and hope to finalize this investment by the end of 2007. The Cowes Waterfront partners have planning permission for a temporary production facility at


Northrop Grumman Taps Johnson as VP for BAMS

Northrop Grumman Corporation appointed Carl Johnson to vice president of Programs-Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) within the company's Integrated Systems sector. Northrop Grumman's BAMS solution incorporates maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities into the Global Hawk Block 20 air vehicle. The system can carry up to 3,000 pounds of payload comprising a variety of sensors optimized for searching, tracking and identifying targets


Johnson President, CEO J. Ray McDermott

Photo courtesy J. Ray McDermott

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced the appointment of Stephen M. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Ray, effective January 1, 2010.  Johnson is the current President and Chief Operating Officer of McDermott International, Inc.  (McDermott), J. Ray’s parent company.  He succeeds Robert A. Deason, who, as previously announced, will retire at the end of the year.  Separately


Marine Firefighting Veteran Joins Resolve

Jeff Johnson, Manager, Training and Response.

Marine Firefighting Veteran Jeff Johnson Joins Resolve as Manager, Training and Response, and Pacific Region Responder.   RESOLVE Marine Group has announced that Jeff Johnson has joined the company as Manager, Training and Response with responsibilities in both RESOLVE’s  Salvage & Fire (Americas) emergency response/OPA-90 subsidiary and at RESOLVE Maritime Academy, the training subsidiary


Kvichak Delivers Vessel to NSEDC

Photo: Miguel Edwards

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently delivered a multi-mission 66’ all-aluminum Shallow Draft Crab and Salmon Tender to the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC). The vessel was christened the Paul C. Johnson in honor of the late Paul “Koublou” Charles Johnson of Unalakleet, AK at a ceremony at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle. Designed by Kvichak Marine to the mission specifications of NSEDC


Coast Guard Urges Storm Preparedness

The Coast Guard has made recommendations that all mariners take proper safety precautions throughout the hurricane season. The hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, runs from June 1 to November 30, according to the NOAA. Lt. Samuel Johnson, a search and rescue controller for the Eighth Coast Guard District, said that boaters, commercial or recreational


SeaArk Delivers Commander to Passaic Valley

SeaArk Marine, Monticello, Ark., delivered its 27 ft. all-welded aluminum Commander model to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners of Newark, N.J. Named R.V. Passaic River, the vessel will be utilized for water quality sampling and general environmental clean-up work in the Passaic River and in Newark Bay - in addition to utilization for educational purposes. The vessel boasts a deep-vee hull, which provides proven performance and a smooth, dry ride, as well as SeaArk's standard 25 ft


New ATB Under Construction for Reinauer

Construction of a new articulated tug and barge has begun for Reinauer Transportation Companies, Staten Island, N.Y. The 124-ft. oceangoing tug and mating 135,000 barrel capacity notched barge are scheduled to enter service along the U.S. eastern seaboard in early December 1999. Atlantic Marine Inc., Jacksonville, is building the tug, which was designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Bellingham, Mass. The vessel's mating 460 ft


Crowley Donates $250K to Webb

Crowley Maritime Corporation presented a $250,000 check Monday to the Webb Institute, a college of naval architecture and marine engineering in Glen Cove, N.Y., to establish a leadership program in the name of former Crowley employee Marty Johnson, class of '88, who passed away last year while on company assignment. The donation which was formally presented by Crowley's Ed Schlueter, vice president vessel management services


Main Engine Change for Veteran Alaska Tugboat

Tug Norman O at work: Photo courtesy of Olson Marine

The tug's owner, 'Norman O', Rick Olson, worked with local Cummins dealer Mike Painer at South East Diesel & Electric in Ketchikan, Alaska, to  set up a deal to change the tug's existing Cat D348s rated at 703 HP each for a pair of modern EPA Tier 3 compliant Cummins QSK19 MCRS engines


New Power for Alaskan Tug

Norman O (Photo courtesy of Olson Marine)

It has been said that, “There is no reason to design or build an ugly boat.” This is clearly a dictum that those who designed and built the Noman O adhered to. Built in 1970 as the Duncan Foss by the Albina Shipyard under hull number 419, at Portland, Oregon


Signet Tows Aircraft Carrier on Final Voyage

SOLAS Certified, ABS A1, 10,000 BHP, Signet Warhorse III en route to Newport Naval Shipyard to tow USS Saratoga to Brownsville, Texas.

The final voyage of aircraft carrier USS Saratoga begins today. From the Eastern Hemisphere to the Western Hemisphere, the USS Saratoga has made her mark around the globe, and served more than 38 years in the United States Navy. The carrier’s aircraft flew sorties in the Vietnam War


Crowley Tug Participates in Rig Blackout Test

Ocean Sky tending to Noble drill rig John Day during blackout trials (photo by Captain Ward Davis)

Once again displaying their diversity for use in the domestic petroleum industry, one of Crowley’s four ocean class tugs, Ocean Sky, recently provided back-up station-keeping and holdback services during a routine blackout test of ultra-deepwater, semisubmersible oil rig Noble Jim Day in U.S


Crowley Christens New DP2 Tugboat

Jennifer Legg christens Ocean Sky: Photo Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corp. said that the third of four tugboats in the Ocean-class series, Ocean Sky, has been christened in Houston. The ceremony served to formally welcome the third dynamic positioning (DP) tugboat to the company’s expanded ocean towing fleet


U.S. Marshalls Ordered to Seize Kurdish Oil Cargo off Texas

Crude oil carrier: File photo

Acting on a request from the central government in Iraq, a U.S. judge has signed an order telling the U.S. Marshals Service to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan aboard a tanker off the coast of Texas, court filings showed early on Tuesday.


UK Oil Imports Exceed Exports for First Time in 30 Years

Britain imported more oil products than it exported last year for the first time in 30 years, an official report shows, and analysts say the country is likely to stay dependent on overseas oil as its refineries close. Britain exported 26.2 million tonnes of products such as diesel


Marcon Brokers Sale of Ocean-Going Tugboat

Tugboat Melvin E. Lemmerhirt: Photo Marcon International

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington, says it has sold the U.S. flag ocean-going twin screw tug "Melvin E. Lemmerhirt" to U.S. buyers on a private & confidential basis. The 3,900BHP tug was built in 1973 for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co


Baghdad Seeks to Have Kurdish Oil Dispute Settled in Iraq

  Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's  courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.s. court filing  said on Friday. Iraq's central government has also asked Iraq's Federal Supreme


Flyboarding Will Land at Michigan City Boat Show

Flyboard

  Whether it’s gliding through the water like a dolphin or flying 35 feet above it like a suoer hero, when Cory Johnson take off flyboarding at the Progressive Michigan City Boat Show, August 7-10, the crowds will be seeing the hottest new watersports.


Fugro to Continue the Search for MH370

Photo courtesy of Fugro

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Fugro an additional contract for the deployment of two specialist vessels, equipment and expertise in the deepwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370).  


Repowered Tug Tows Nonstop

Photo courtesy Laborde

For its third repower with Smith Maritime, Laborde supplied three Mitsubishi S12R-Y2MPTK Tier II engines rated at 5,000 hp for the tug Rhea. For its maiden voyage, Rhea towed a huge piece of oilfield equipment from Texas to Cape Verde Islands off of Africa before moving on to Nigeria


US Pushes Plan to Ease South China Sea Tensions

China will come under the most concerted diplomatic pressure yet to rein in its assertive moves in the disputed South China Sea when the United States uses a regional security meeting this weekend to rally support for a freeze on provocative acts.


China Rebuffs US Pressure to Ease S. China Sea Tensions

Western Pacific: File photo

China appeared to rebuff pressure from the United States to rein in its assertive actions in the South China Sea on Sunday as Southeast Asian nations declined to overtly back Washington's proposal for a freeze on provocative acts. * ASEAN communique urges self-restraint from all parties


ESG to Build Four RA Tugboats

Contract announcement: Image courtesy of ESG

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) said that Suderman & Young Towing Company & Bay Houston Towing Company have placed orders for a total of four new Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities.






 
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