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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 Yacht Collection (IYC) iannounced that Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company’s 2013 Yacht Broker and Charter Brokers of Year, respectively. Representative of a banner year for IYC, both brokers played a pivotal role in promoting the superyacht
Cummins Inc. has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally
Cummins Inc. inform it has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally
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
Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, has made an equity investment in Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc. Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, is a manufacturer of a variety of ocean-going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets under the brand name
Charity Launches New, Online Resource for Former Mariners Who Suffer in Silence. As the country comes together to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic this month - the longest continuous military campaign of the second world war - a Surrey care home which specializes in
Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO, Shane Guidry, announced that Harvey Gulf has secured plans to construct and operate the first LNG marine fueling facility in the United States, to be located at its vessel facility in Port Fourchon, La. The fueling facility will be a vital addition to the
Analysts' Corner release new research reports highlighting Trinity Industries, Inc., Nordic American Tankers Limited ), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., SEACOR Holdings, Inc.), and DryShips Inc. Readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets
Dometic Marine Develops and Supplies HVAC Systems for Harvey Gulf’s LNG-powered Offshore Support Vessels Dometic Marine recently strengthened its position as a quality supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning by growing its footprint in the wider commercial marine sector
Norwegian-based Air Products has been selected by Harvey Gulf International Marine to supply Nitrogen Membrane Generators for the six newly ordered LNG fuelled Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) to be built at Trinity Offshore Shipyard, Gulfport, MS.
Shipyards in New Orleans and Gulfport, Miss., are being branded under the name Gulf Coast Shipyard Group Inc. Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc., a manufacturer of a variety of ocean- going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is forecasting Aberdeen’s booming energy sector will be the source of a new wave of companies heading for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Renewed confidence and a swathe of foreign investment from South Korea
Norwegian-based Air Products was selected by Harvey Gulf International Marine to supply Nitrogen Membrane Generators for the six newly ordered LNG fueled PSVs to be built at Trinity Offshore. The NC 1.1 series cabinet model consists of a complete N2 Generator
The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) will be undertaking a review of Aids to Navigation provision around the coasts of Ireland and Great Britain during 2014. The GLA consider good quality user input to be an essential component of this review
Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc.—a manufacturer of a variety of ocean-going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets as well as the Trinity Yachts brand— has announced its expansion by signing a three-year lease with one-year options with the Port of Gulfport.