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VT Halter Launches Another ATB Tug for Bouchard

M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr.  6,000hp Twin Screw ATB tug (Photos: VT Halter)

Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. and Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. announced the launch of M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr., a 6,000hp Twin Screw Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tug, on October 29, 2015.   The M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr. is part of a two-vessel contract awarded to the shipyard in August 2014. M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr. and M/V Frederick E. Bouchard, are being constructed at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa, Mississippi, with delivery expected in January 2016 and May 2016, respectively. The vessels will enter into Bouchard Transportation’s fleet service in New York, N.Y.  Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, these 6,000hp Twin Screw ATB tugs are classed by ABS as A1 Ocean Towing, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter C. Upon completion, both tugs will be equipped with an Intercon Coupler System. The October 29 launch marks the second for Bouchard Transportation’s vessel by VT Halter Marine in as many months: M/V Donna J. Bouchard, a 10,000hp Twin Screw ATB tug, was launched at the Moss Point Marine facility on September 15, 2015. M/V Donna J. Bouchard, is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, is also equipped with Intercon Coupler System. She will be paired with ATB barge B.No.272, which is currently under construction at the VT Halter Marine Pascagoula Shipyard facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi


VT Halter Marine Delivers Second Tug for OSG

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VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the delivery of Endurance, the second 8,000 hp Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tug to Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. This is part of a contract that VT Halter Marine signed with OSG in April 2010 to complete two tugs over 16 months at the former’s Moss Point Marine shipyard. The first tug, Courageous, was delivered in June 23, 2011


Milestones for the Sale of Halter Marine Established

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. (FGH) received milestone dates from the U.S Bankruptcy Court regarding the sale of Halter Marine. The Court auction date has been set for July 16th 2002 with the sale hearing to take place on July 23rd 2002. A copy of the procedures for participating in the auction is available from counsel for the Selling Debtors, Douglas G. Walter, Andrews & Kurth, Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, 600 Travis, Suite 4200, Houston, Texas 77002


Halter Marine Wins NOAA Research Vessel Contract

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., (FGH) vessel construction business unit, Halter Marine, has been informed by the offices of Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) that it has been awarded a contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the detailed design and construction of the first of four Fisheries Research Vessels- designated the FRV-40 class


Supply Boats Auctioned off

On a gray Wednesday morning, five supply and anchor handling tug supply boats were auctioned off on the U.S. Federal Courthouse steps in Lafayette, Louisiana. About 26 people attended the auction with ten registered bidders signing in and showing proof of deposit. At 10:00 o’clock a.m. after the Clerk of the Court read the court orders and terms and conditions of the sale, individual bidding started on the 180’ x 40’, 2700HP “Seacor Osprey” at $5,000


VT Halter Launches Tug for Bouchard

Denise A. Bouchard (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today launched the oceangoing 112-foot Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Tug, Denise A. Bouchard. Measuring 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, the 4,000hp tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler System. Construction of the vessel began in March 2013, and the keel was laid in May 2013 at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa, Miss


Feature: VT Halter Marine A Shipbuilding Company Reborn

Boyd E. "Butch" King is a man on a mission. The new CEO of VT Halter Marine, Inc. is rebuilding the shipbuilding company one contract at a time. "Our goal is to reestablish VT Halter Marine's world-wide reputation as a builder of midsize commercial and military vessels," King said from his office in Gulfport, Miss. King is a retired Brigadier General with a 35-year career in the U.S. Army culminating in his appointment as Director of Transportation


VMS Christens New ATB

Vessel Management Services, Inc., a Crowley Maritime Corporation subsidiary, on April 25 christened the first of four Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of this year. The vessels christened were the 9,280-hp tug Sea Reliance and 155,000-barrel barge 550-1. At ceremonies held on the Riverwalk at the New Orleans Hilton, Christine Sande Crowley, wife of Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime, christened the Sea Reliance


VT Halter Launches ATB Tug for Bouchard

ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine launched ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard for Bouchard Transportation at Moss Point Marine facility on February 26, 2015. Measuring 150 feet long, the 10,000hp twin screw ATB tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, is equipped with Intercon Coupler Systems, and will pair up with Barge B. No. 270. The barge measures 625 feet by 91 feet by 47 feet and has a 250,000-barrel capacity


VT Halter Launches Barge for Bouchard Transportation

Photo courtesy of Bouchard Transportation

Bouchard Transportation Co., announced the launch of Barge B. No. 270, the first of two Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units constructed by VT Halter Marine, Inc., a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc.   The barge was launched at the Pascagoula Shipyard Operations in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Friday, May 1, 2015, following the launch of tug Kim M. Bouchard, part of the ATB unit, at the Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa, Mississippi, on February 26, 2015. When paired, Kim M


Vigor Delivers New Towboat to Tidewater

Granit Point (Photo: Tidewater Transportation & Terminals)

Newbuild towboat Granite Point will be deployed in Tidewater’s Columbia & Snake River service in January 2016   Tidewater Transportation and Terminals today marked delivery of the second of a series of three towboats, the Granite Point


Baltic Sea Index Slides to New All-Time Low

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying industrial commodities, slumped to an all-time low on Tuesday, as worries over demand from top importer China and huge oversupply of vessels battered sentiment.  


VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas of significance include proposed changes that may be unfavourable to ship owners and operators. Clause 5 General requirements


VT Halter Delivers ATB Tug to Bouchard

M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr. on sea trials (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr., the first of the two 6,000 horsepower Twin Screw Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tugs to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc.    Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, the M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr


MOSS: Portable Survey System

Photo: TARKA-SYSTEMS

Developed and manufactured for marine surveyors and naval architects by Netherlands-based TARKA-SYSTEMS, the MOSS is a portable measurement solution for monitoring and surveying.   According to the developer, the MOSS System features a pragmatic design


Transas to Present Pilot Solutions at UKMPA

Image: Transas Marine

Transas Marine announced it will present its solutions for pilots at the UK Marine Pilot Association (UKMPA) conference in London, November 4-5, 2015.    The company will display the Transas Pilot PRO chart plotter and the recently launched T-Mapper desktop chart conversion and editing


New Tug Delivered to Vane Brothers

Fort Schuyler (Photo: Vane Brothers)

Baltimore-headquartered marine transportation provider The Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of the Fort Schuyler, the latest Maryland-built tugboat to join the company’s fleet.   Fort Schuyler is the 11th Sassafras Class tugboat contracted by Vane Brothers through Chesapeake


New Charges in 2012 Fatal Platform Blast

West Delta 32 platform after the explosion (Photo: BSEE)

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC, Grand Isle Shipyards Inc., Wood Group PSN Inc., as well as Don Moss, 46, of Groves, Texas, Curtis Dantin, 50, of Cut-Off, La., and Christopher Srubar, 40, of Destrehan, La., have been charged with crimes for a November 2012 explosion on an oil production


New Appointments at Becker Marine Systems USA

Becker Marine Systems head office Courtesy  Becker Marine Systems

  Becker Marine Systems USA continues growth in North America. Becker Marine Systems, the leader in rudder technology and the inventor of the Becker Mewis Duct Energy-Saving Device has added Brian Rhoades and Adam Wood to their USA staff.


VT Halter Launches Barge for Bouchard

Photo: VT Halter Marine

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and Bouchard Transportation Co. announced that Barge B. No. 272 was launched on November 20, 2015. This is the second barge of two Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units constructed for Bouchard


Weak Demand Weighs Further on Baltic Index

A FedNav Bulk Vessel (file image)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities fell on Wednesday as demand for nearly all vessel sizes weakened. The overall index, which gauges the cost of shipping cargoes including iron ore, cement, grain, coal and fertiliser


Baltic Index Continues to Fall Across all Segments

A Bulk Vessel moored in the St. Lawrence Seaway (file image)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities fell on Thursday reflecting low vessel demand across all sizes. The overall index, which gauges the cost of shipping cargoes including iron ore, cement, grain, coal and fertiliser


Wärtsilä' Inert Gas Solution for LNG Carriers

The first ever combined inert gas generator (IGG) and gas combustion units (GCU) having a capacity of up to 3800 kgh.

  Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea has contracted Wärtsilä to supply combined inert gas generators and gas combustion units for 17 new LNG Carrier vessels under construction at the company's yards


Baltic Index Falls Again

A ValeMax bulk carrier (file image)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities fell on Friday reflecting low vessel demand across nearly all vessel sizes. The overall index, which gauges the cost of shipping cargoes including iron ore, cement, grain, coal and fertiliser


Baltic Index Down on Weak Capesize Demand

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities fell on Monday, reflecting poor demand for large capesize vessels which typically transport 150,000 tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal.  






 
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