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Cargo Ship Grounds Off Florida

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office and Group Miami are overseeing response operations to the grounding of the 544-foot cargo ship Eastwind, which was attempting to enter Port Everglades, Fla. early this morning. Titan Maritime, LLC will focus on refloating the M/V EASTWIND at next high tide, at approximately 12:10 am. Commercial salvage engineers are taking precautions, in the event that fuel tanks are threatened aboard the vessel. These will consist of an internal transfer of heavy oil from a lower tank to the upper wing tanks to reduce the risk of a spill. Currently, no signs of pollution or injuries have been reported. The Coast Guard continues to monitor and assist, to protect the marine environment and ensure that operations are conducted safely. Resources involved in this response operation include: USCG assets: * Miami Command Center * Marine Casualty Investigators/Marine Vessel Inspectors * Marine Environmental Response Officers * 2 Gulf Coast Strike teams members * HU-25 Falcon jet Titan Maritime, LLC assets: * 3 Tugs: o Tug JUSTINE MCALLISTER On site o Tug BROWARD On site o Tug ELSBETH-III enroute/eta: 27Mar04 * 5 man salvage team * Marine RIB [Rigid Inflatable Boat] w/ First Response Casualty Assessment Package, Communications Package and Damage Stability Software


US Marine Repair Joins Lockheed Martin LCS Team

The Lockheed Martin LCS Team is adding United States Marine Repair to its group of core teammates supporting the Sea Blade LCS solution. Using an open business model, the Lockheed Martin LCS Team is recruiting "best of breed" technical specialists from the U.S. and overseas in its bid to win this important transformational Navy program. "A key focus of Lockheed Martin's LCS proposal is to find the best companies, in the U.S


Goodrich Included on LCS Team

Goodrich Corporation is a member of the Raytheon-led team recently selected by the U.S. Navy to finalize preliminary designs of a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) -- the next- generation surface combatant. The team has seven-months to finalize designs. In addition to Raytheon as the prime contractor, the team consists of Goodrich's Jacksonville, Florida-based Engineered Polymer Products division along with John J. McMullen and Associates, Umoe Mandal, and Atlantic Marine, Inc


Paradox Marine, New Executive Leadership

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Paradox Marine has created a new corporate executive team to direct the next phase of its growth as a leading supplier of wireless boat security, monitoring, GPS tracking and surveillance systems. Together with Paradox Security Systems, Paradox Marine products are distributed in over 100 countries. Jay Keenan, formerly Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer


Jensen Maritime Sees Explosive Growth

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Company Doubles in Size and Adds Advanced Services and Technology to Position Itself as an Industry Leader in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.   Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp. company, has doubled the size of its staff and added three major services to its already robust suite of capabilities in just the past 12 months. These additions are the results of multi-year strategic plans that have now positioned Jensen as a leader in the industry of naval


Ocean Craft Introduces New Multi-Mission Hull

new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD)

Ocean Craft Marine Unveils a New High–Performance, Vessel Interdiction and Boarding Team Delivery Craft. Ocean Craft Marine unveiled their new brand of boats and new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD) last week at the High-Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia.  These unique high-performance boats were specially designed for elite law-enforcement and military mariners. 


STCW Focus Team Chartered

RADM Robert C. North, the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, has chartered an STCW Implementation Focus and Coordination Team to monitor the progress of an coordinate efforts to implement the provisions of the International Convention on Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW Convention). The team will develop a coordination plan which will explain how the USCG will monitor and coordinate the steps


James River Reserve Fleet Secured

The Coast Guard responded to the report of three listing vessels attached to the James River Reserve Fleet. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, Va., received the initial report from Maritime Administration at Fort Eustis, Va., at about 1:15 this afternoon that some vessels in the fleet were listing. Upon receiving the report, the Coast Guard immediately deployed a two-man pollution investigation team on a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C


Simultaneous Stern Tube Seal and Propeller Repair on Vessel

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Last week a Hydrex diver/technician team replaced three seals on a 180-meter tanker berthed in New York while concurrently cropping two of its propeller blades to restore balance to the propeller.   The team mobilized from the Hydrex office in Tampa together with all the equipment they needed for the operation. In New York an Aegir Marine specialist joined the team at the ship’s location and the team made all necessary preparations to begin the repair


Fairmount Marine Delivers MSC Flaminia

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Fairmount Marine’s ocean going salvage tug Fairmount Expedition, accompanied by tugs Anglian Sovereign and Carlo Magno, have safely delivered container vessel MSC Flaminia in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, after a hair-raising adventure lasting seven weeks. The MSC Flaminia, owned by German Reederei NSB, was on her way from the US to Europe when a dramatic explosion and fire caused her to be abandoned by her crew at the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.


Kondracki Joins TOTE Services Leadership Team

TOTE Services has promoted Michael J. (Mick) Kondracki to director of labor relations and risk management effective March 16, 2015, as announced by the company’s president, Phil Greene, Jr.   In his new role, Kondracki will oversee risk management


Australian Reef Pilots Under New Ownership

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Australian marine pilotage company Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) has been bought by a consortium of its employees.   ARP, which services shipping through the Great Barrier Reef, has been sold by the private Brisbane-based company Torres Industries to a group of ARP executives and reef pilots


American Boat Leads in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5

Team Alvimedica: Volvo Ocean Race

 As the six-strong fleet Volvo Ocean Race continued to endure a helter-skelter ride toward Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean, the American boat Team Alvimedica took the lead, reports AP.   The Volvo Ocean Race fleet in the wild Southern Ocean was fighting two battles on Sunday –


HEADHUNTER Marine Sewage Treatment Systems

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Headhunter’s team of engineers, fabricators, and wastewater specialists work together to provide innovative and efficient sewage treatment solutions.   Offering systems in three categories; STP, Physical Chemical MSD, Biological MSDs, all can be customized to fit customers’ needs


Insights: Steven Candito, President & CEO, NRC

Steven Candito, President and CEO of NRC

This month’s featured INSIGHTS executive is Steven A. Candito, President and CEO of the National Response Corporation (NRC). He has extensive experience with OPA 90 compliance issues with particular focus on vessel owner and insurance matters


USS New Orleans Conducts Sea Trials

U.S. Navy photo by Brandon Cyr

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) completed a five-day sea trials March 13 following an eight-month planned maintenance period, the U.S. Navy reported.   The sea trials gave New Orleans' crew members an opportunity to test a number of shipboard systems including


The (Welding) Tools of the Trade

Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Electric Company

Automated welding equipment helps aluminum boat designer and builder navigate to increased productivity; advanced machines speed the fabrication process while maintaining high weld quality at MetalCraft Marine    The fast-paced marine industry faces constant demands for efficiency and


Maritime Security Training Unites Nations

A German navy boarding team member demonstrates military hand-to-hand combat techniques to Ghanaian navy personnel during Obangame Express 2015 U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Luis R. Chavez Jr

  Ghanaian navy sailors joined a German navy maritime interdiction operations (MIO) team and a U.S. Navy medical trainer for three days of maritime security training at Naval Base Tema, Ghana, ending March 18, 2015. The training took place prior to the official start of Exercise Obangame


Imtech Supplies HVAC System to Marathon Oil Platform

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On December 19, 2014 Heerema Fabrication Group (Zwijndrecht) awarded Imtech Marine a contract to supply the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to the 6,000-metric-ton Alba B3 Greenfield compression platform, which is currently under construction for Marathon E.G


SCI Inks Scandinavian Distributor Agreement

Jos Lems, SCI’s Rotterdam-based head of global sales (Photo: SCI)

Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine evacuation systems, has selected a Swedish company to drive further growth in Scandinavia.   Scanunit has agreed to a partnership with SCI for sales and installation rights of Safelaunch lifeboat release and retrieval


Ship Salvage in the Presence of WWII Era Torpedo & Mines

What began as a typical grounding response quickly turned into anything but when the initial dive survey turned up a World War II era torpedo and unexploded mines around the vessel.

T&T Salvage continues to support shipowners with prompt, safe and cost-effective solutions to complex salvage, wreck removal, and anti-pollution challenges.  A comprehensive management team, with an average of 26 years in the industry


Virtual Aids to Navigation Mark Research Equipment

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Vesper Marine will provide its Virtual Aid to Navigation technology to the French company CGG, a  geoscience company that provides geological and geophysical survey and analysis primarily to the oil and gas industry.  In its ongoing quest to map the ocean’s floors


First ShipArrestor Delivered

The ShipArrestor container is lifted by the helicopter.

Following a full product trial in New Zealand, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) signed its acceptance of the first of two ShipArrestor systems from Miko Marine, making Norway the first country with a system that gives it the ability to protect its shores from the danger of drifting oil


ABS Updates Guidance on LNG Bunkering

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  ABS has updated its guidance on LNG Bunkering in North America to support the transport sector's increasingly rapid transition to the use of cleaner fuels. The second edition of ABS' Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America was released today


USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Completes Acceptance Trials

The USNS Trenton in action (photo courtesy of Austal)

  Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on March 13, 2015 in the Gulf of Mexico. Austal, the Trenton's shipbuilder, today announced the completion of the trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship. 






 
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