Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). The upcoming year will be Roberts’ second year in the role of Vice Chairman. The NSRP Business Process Technologies Panel advises the NSRP Executive Control Board on research projects involving technology to improve procedures and practices within the shipbuilding industry. The panel discusses all business processes from initial strategy development through to post-delivery customer service. As Director of Operations for the US subsidiary of Canadian shipbuilding software development firm, ShipConstructor Software Inc., Roberts is in charge of US-based sales, training and various research and development projects focused on the US market. Prior to his work at ShipConstructor, Roberts held various management positions at Bender Shipbuilding & Repair, Alabama Shipyard and Friede Goldman Halter Inc. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and has extensive experience managing R&D projects under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. (www.shipconstructor.com)
BAE Systems Mayport, L.L.C., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $13,456,971 firm-fixed-price contract for repair work aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). This contract is for the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) drydock selected restricted availability, including drydock and topside maintenance repair work.Extensive coordination is required for the drydock evolution, in addition to the numerous systems onboard to be repaired
1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace 1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan 1988 - USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar 1989 - First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup (Source: Navy News Service)
Today in U.S. Naval History - April 14 1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace 1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan 1988 - USS Samuel B. Roberts struck Iranian mine off Qatar 1989 - First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil
U.S. Senate and House negotiators have left out several programs in a nearly $15 billion emergency spending bill that would have helped U.S. oil and natural gas producers. While language was left in the spending measure to delay new royalty valuation rules on crude oil production, lawmakers rejected separate programs to provide emergency loans and other royalty relief to small oil and natural producers. Negotiators also turned down a proposal to allow natural gas producers to forgo paying
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc. (OIMO), a company in Topside and Riding Crew repair services, announced the appointment of a new executive to the company’s leadership team – Keal Woodruff, Vice President of Projects. In this role, Woodruff will be leading the production and project management teams, as well as engineering services and estimating. He will also hold a contributing role on the senior management team
The top Navy officer in Bath who oversees destroyer construction at Bath Iron Works has been permanently relieved of his duties following an official inquiry. Capt. Michael Stanton, who served as the Navy's supervisor of shipbuilding at BIW, has been replaced. Last month, the Navy announced that Stanton had been placed on paid administrative leave while officials conducted an inquiry of an unspecified nature. Stanton, who assumed command of SupShip on Aug
Shipwreck reveals precious coins, rare pewter artifacts to salvors at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The most important shipwreck of its kind dating from the 1500s was recently discovered by Anchor Research & Salvage SRL. According to noted pewter expert Martin Roberts "Pewter finds from the 2012 diving season continue to support present hypotheses on date and origin while also surprising collectors and challenging orthodox knowledge of the mid-16th Century pewter trade
VT Shipbuilding started production of the latest Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer on July 31. Construction of the fifth ship in the Class, which will be called HMS Defender, was officially started by Matt Roberts, Leader of the Defense Procurement Agency’s Type 45 Integrated Project Team. He started cutting steel on VT’s advanced laser machine to signal the launch of production. The bow section is scheduled to leave VT in February 2008 for consolidation with the rest of the ship
In a news press release yesterday, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) expressed its gratitude to Senate Environment & Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) for their collaborative efforts to draft, manage and pass a long-overdue Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), S. 601. WCI said it was also grateful for the inclusion of several provisions of the RIVER (Reinvesting In Vital Economic Rivers and Waterways) Act, S
When industry players say “the handwriting is on the wall,” they aren’t just talking about the pending Subchapter M regulations, but also about the already existing demand for safety management systems (SMS) in general for the domestic towing industry. While the U.S
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 11th Annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard in Our Nation’s Capital will take place on Wednesday, June 10
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) is delighted to announce the first of a portfolio of soft skills courses tailored to the needs of engineers called Effective Presentations and Networking which will take place on July 29th 2015 at RINA headquarters in London.
Software developer Helm Operations has signed on offshore rig moving and ocean towing services company Louisiana International Marine (LIM) to its Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance software. Louisiana International Marine operates six tugs that are ABS classed hull and machinery, A1 towing
Crowley Maritime Corp. announced its membership in the Trident Alliance, a coalition of shipping owners and operators that share a common interest in robust enforcement of existing maritime sulphur regulations. In joining, Crowley said it has signed a statement of commitment
Kongsberg Maritime has purchased approximately 5.2 acres for new construction on an 82,980 sq ft office and training facility. Construction on the James Business Park property located on James Drive East in St. Rose, Louisiana is scheduled to begin this spring.
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc. (OIMO), a company in topside and riding crew repair services, announced the appointment of a new executive to the company’s leadership team – Nick Fuller, Director, Business Development.
997 G Street Chula Vista, CA 91910 Telephone: 619 621 2220 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.marinegroupbw.com CEO/President: Todd Roberts Number of Employees: 150 The Company: Marine Group Boat Works is a full-service, boat repair and new construction company with two
A low-pressure system moved over Puerto Rico on Friday and is expected to veer northeast away from the U.S. East Coast but still has an 80 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm in the next five days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
TerraMar Networks and Energy Perspectives join forces to offer ground-breaking LNG analytics services. Global GPS asset tracking provider, TerraMar Networks Limited has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Energy Perspectives
Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for the destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) to the U.S. Navy. The 900-ton deckhouse provides an advanced structure that will house the ship's bridge, radars
Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. The United Emblem, which is carrying more than 1 million barrels of oil
Private equity firm KKR & Co LP has attracted binding bids from Danish shipping company DFDS A/S and an alliance of PE players Esas Holding AS and Actera Partners LP for its Turkish ferry unit, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
Unions representing members working for Seaspan, one of the two tug companies serving the port of Vancouver, are meeting today and tomorrow, June 3 and 4, to vote on whether to take strike action, GAC reported in its daily Hot Port News report.
Thuraya Telecommunications, a Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, said it has further extended its maritime product portfolio with the launch of Atlas IP, a feature-rich broadband satellite terminal. Thuraya Atlas IP is the second maritime-specific product launched by Thuraya in 2014 and