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TOP NEWS: Trinity in Legal Mess over Barge Corrosion

By Larry Pearson Trinity Industries, Inc., the nation's largest builder of inland hopper, deck and tank barges is facing a suit from a customer who charges that 18 petroleum tank barges delivered three years ago are subject to "rapid corrosion." The Dallas, Tex.-based company says the charges are "without merit." Florida Marine Transportation Inc., New Orleans, La. filed the charges in Louisiana State Court claiming the coating material inside the barge hull voids was a food source for bacteria that was causing the premature deterioration of the steel. There has been no reported problem with the tank holding the petroleum. The barge company said they had taken three of the 18 barges out of service due to the corrosion problem and they were working with the U.S. Coast Guard inspection department in New Orleans to investigate the problem. "We are working with the Coast Guard and the preeminent scientist in the country on this problem", said Jason Belcher, Florida Marine president. "We think this is an industry problem that will impact other carriers", Belcher added. Belcher said that he hopes the attention brought to this problem by his suit will help to quickly resolve it. Trinity Industries admits that the barges have suffered from corrosion but believe the problem is improper maintenance. Trinity claims the barges were exposed to long periods of immersion in sea water and sludge and that is what caused the premature corrosion.

Full Speed Ahead for Trinity Yachts

Trinity Yachts, LLC has moved one ) nearly completed yacht and four of their partially built yachts over to their new production facility in Gulfport, Miss. These yachts were towed through the Intracoastal waterways that are strewn with sunken or damaged fishing and pleasure boats left over from Hurricane Katrina. According to John Dane III, President of Trinity Yachts, “The last eight weeks have been very hectic since hurricane Katrina stuck, and with the Ft

New Horizon Splashes at Trinity Yachts

Yacht New Horizon on the Water.

Largest American Built Superyacht to Launch in 2011.   Trinity Yachts is pleased to announce that its largest custom superyacht to date—and the largest American built yacht in 2011—the 242’ (73.8m) six-deck, full displacement steel hull, New Horizon, launched in mid November 2011. The epitome of the design, naval architecture and engineering that Trinity Yachts incorporates in each meticulously custom superyacht built, New Horizon caps a remarkable year for the U.S

Hope Shipyard Delivers the M/V Trinity Bay

Photo courtesy Hope Services

Hope Services Shipyard of Dulac, La. delivered the M/V Trinity Bay on March 4 to Higman Marine Services of Houston, Texas. The delivery marks the 35th vessel Hope has constructed for Higman. The M/V Trinity Bay is the second 78-ft by 34-ft by 10-ft inland towing vessel Hope has manufactured for Higman. The first vessel of this size, the M/V Baffin Bay was delivered in November 2010. It is powered by a pair of Cummins KTA‐38M diesel engines providing 2,000 horsepower

Feature: The Jewel of the Industrial Canal

By Larry Pearson The Industrial Canal in New Orleans is aptly named. Connecting a tributary of Mississippi River with Lake Pontchartrain, it is much like a boulevard of broken dreams. Remnants of old shipyards, coffee-roasting facilities operating at half capacity and areas where the oil boom flourished and died dot the banks of the canal. However, in the dozens of cream-white buildings once operated by the huge Equitable Shipyards built in the 1940's to produce the famous Higgins

CSI-made MX 575 is Type-Approved as DGPS for SOLAS

is first GPS compass to be type-approved as DGPS positioning device for SOLAS CALGARY, Alberta, Canada - June 8, 2005 - CSI Wireless Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced wireless and GPS products used in more than 50 countries, today announced that it has begun supplying essential differential GPS (DGPS) technology for the "Trinity Solution" available from MX Marine, a unit of Brunswick Corporation.

USCG, Canada Personnel Exchange

(U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class James Rhodes)

Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and Rear Adm. Paul Maddison, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Maritime Forces Atlantic, signed a memorandum of understanding on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer in Boston, Friday, July 24, 2009. The MOU is to facilitate the exchange of personnel to enhance maritime domain awareness, promote the exchange of professional knowledge in operational matters

Cory Brothers New Route from Dublin

Cory Brothers Shipping Agency is delighted to announce the operation of a new route between Dublin, Ireland and Tin Can, Lagos, Nigeria. The new monthly route commences on Monday September 28th 2009 and is provided by RMR Shipping BV. RMR Shipping has many years' experience in exporting used vehicles, machinery and plant equipment to West Africa.    Headquartered in The Netherlands, with a worldwide presence

UK Shipyard Delivers Windfarm Support Vessel

Alicat Catamaran Under Construction: Photo courtesy of Alicat

Alicat Workboats, of Great Yarmouth,  delivers its latest catamaran workboat 'Dalby Trent' to Dalby Offshore. Continuing the long history of shipbuilding in Great Yarmouth, Alicat Workboats based on Southtown Road and part of the Gardline group, formally hands over its latest aluminium built wind farm support vessel to Dalby Offshore. The Dalby Trent is the third Alicat to be delivered to Dalby Offshore, and Stuart McNiven

International Seakeepers Society Announces Megayacht Program

The International SeaKeepers Society will host a press conference on September 22 to introduce its new Yacht Builder Partnership Program, whose initial membership includes Oceanco, Feadship, Lürssen, Christensen Yachts, Delta Marine, Trinity Yachts and Benetti. Yacht builders can join SeaKeepers as Yacht Partners for a $25,000 fee and will work with the Society by introducing their clients to Society membership. In exchange

Great Lakes Shipyard Lays Keel for 10 Damen Tugs

Photo: Damen

A keel-laying ceremony was held on August 10 at Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 Damen Stan Tugs 1907 ICE. The new Ice Class vessels will be the first tugs to be designed and built to comply with the new Subchapter M Coast Guard regulations

Englishman: 11th Humber Tug Bears the Name

Photo: SMS Towage

Humber tugboat operator SMS Towage has drawn on an old name for the latest addition to its fleet. The new Englishman is the 11th Humber tug to bear the title, in a tradition stretching back to the 19th century.   Built at the Sanmar yard on the edge of Istanbul to a Canadian design

Wake of Nautical Institute Awarded OBE

OBE for Philip Wake Photo NI

  Mr Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI has been appointed an Ordinary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the UK’s New Year’s Honours’ List for his services to the maritime industry. Philip was elected a Fellow of The Nautical Institute in 1996

IRClass Sets up Advisory Committee in Singapore

IRClass Sg Advisory Committee

  The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) held the first meeting of its Advisory Committee in Singapore. The purpose of the committee, which draws members from Singapore’s leading maritime and offshore companies, is to give expert guidance to IRClass in strengthening its

MN 100: Dometic Marine

President/CEO: Frank Marciano

The Company: Dometic Marine is an engineering leader of innovative products for the global marine industry and offers a large worldwide sales and service network. Products include air conditioning, refrigeration, ship-wide ventilation, air purification, water purification, and sanitation

Billy Smith Rejoins Trinity Yachts

Billy Smith (Photo Trinity Yachts)

Long time vice president of Trinity Yachts to help shape the future of Harvey Gulf   William S. Smith III (Billy) has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Trinity Yachts effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Shane Guidry

Harvey Gulf Acquires Shipbuilding Assets

Gulf Coast Shipyard (Photo: HGIM)

Harvey Gulf continues growth despite industry downturn; new affiliate Harvey Shipyard Group acquires Gulf Coast Shipyard Group   Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) is launching a new affiliate, Harvey Shipyard Group, to manage its shipbuilding assets, the company announced today

Kalmar Delivers ASC cranes for TraPac in Los Angeles

TraPac, Los Angeles

  Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from TraPac, Inc. to deliver two new 5th generation Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for the expansion of TraPac's automated terminal in Los Angeles. The cranes will join a fleet of 27 Kalmar ASCs and 28 Kalmar automated straddle

Mitsui Charters Eight LNG Newbuild

LNG carrier LNG Pioneer. Photo:  Mitsui Lines

 Mitsui & Co. has signed a 25-year time charter deal with Trinity LNG Transport for the eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that will ship the liquefied natural gas from Cameron LNG project in the United States.   “Mitsui has newly contracted yesterday the eighth ship

ISS Confirms Reduced UK Light Dues

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises ship owners and managers that the rate governing the collection of UK Light Dues is set to reduce from April 1, 2015.  As advised by Trinity House in Circular No 533, for vessels other than those where periodic payments apply

SSI Launches ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1

Image: SSI

SSI has today released ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1 software.   The software release comes in response to emerging ship design, engineering and building trends as identified by SSI’s Client Council of industry leaders.   The advisors on this software launch were representatives

Donohoe Welcomes Ships’ Light Dues Arrangements

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe T.D., announced today that he has agreed arrangements with his U.K. counterpart, Minister John Hayes MP, for light dues paid by ships coming into ports in Ireland and the United Kingdom from April 2015

Ingram Barge Order 20 Tank Barges for 2015

Tank barges: File photo

Ingram Barge Company say they will be building 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments. While most of the company’s recent tank barges have come through acquisitions, this continued expansion in their barge fleet coincides with a 10-year plan that began in 2007

Ingram to Build 20 Tank Barges in 2015

Orrin Ingram

Ingram Barge Company announced that it will build 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments. While most of the company’s recent tank barges have come through acquisitions, this continued expansion in their barge fleet coincides with a 10-year plan that began in

Imtech Wins Northern Lighthouse VSAT Contract

The Pole Star, one of the vessels of the Northern Lighthouse Board

Remote monitoring enables early detection of problems and correction of system faults. Imtech Marine has been awarded a three-year contract by Northern Lighthouse Board to provide VSAT systems with connectivity and value added services. The contract also includes maintenance services for the

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