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Harley Joins SI-Tex Sales, New England

 Photo courtesy Strike Zone Communications

SI-Tex announced that marine electronics industry veteran Chris Harley has joined its team of sales professionals, representing the company’s full line of sounders, autopilots, radar, chart plotters, AIS and more to Marine Electronics Dealers across the New England Region. Harley brings with him a wealth of related experience — both in the marine electronics industry and the unique aspects of the New England market.  While Harley maintains his own highly successful marine rep firm (C. Harley Marketing), he will be working in support of KNJ Marine Marketing, SI-TEX’s existing rep group for the Northeast U.S.  Effective immediately, Harley will be the primary SI-Tex contact for KNJ Marine Marketing accounts across the New England region. Harley’s 30+ years of personal experience in the industry include five years as Marketing Manager for Raytheon’s Apelco line, then forming his own successful rep group where he has worked with some of the biggest names and most innovative product lines in the industry. Harley’s impressive list of past and present clients include Furuno USA (whom he represented for 16 years), Aqualuma Underwater Lights, Comrod Antennas, GMPCS Satellite Communications, OceanView Technologies Thermal Cameras and VEI Marine Displays.

USCG Sector Northern New England Change of Command

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s crew will receive a new commander during a change of command ceremony at 11:00 a.m., June 24, 2011 at the Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park.   Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, will preside over the ceremony.   Sector Northern New England's current commander, Capt. James McPherson of Bradley Beach, N.J., will be assigned as chief of staff for the First Coast Guard District in Boston.

USCG & Fishermen save Sinking Boat


  A Coast Guard search and rescue team and a local fishing crew worked together Saturday to save a fishing boat from sinking near Great Wass Island, Maine. Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine received notification that the 34-foot Lady Annette was flooding with one person aboard. Rescue crews from Station Jonesport launched aboard a 47-foot motor life-boat, and the Ashley N, rushed to the scene to assist.

USCG Rescues 2 Fishermen near Block Island

Coast Guard crews rescue two fishermen from their sinking vessel 10 miles south of Newport, R.I., on March 23, 2015. Crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Coast Guard Station Point Judith, and Air Station Cape Cod res

  Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen from a sinking vessel 10 miles south of Newport, Rhode Island, Monday. At approximately noon, the two person crew of the 38-foot fishing boat More Misery notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts that they were taking on water and needed help. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews from Coast Guard Station

SENESCO To Build Walking Spud Barge

The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corp. (SENESCO) will build a 165 ft. dredge barge that will have the ability to walk along harbor floors. Boasting a trio of vertical spuds operated by winches, the forward spud will allow the barge to move without tug assistance. The shipbuilding company formed the agreement with Sterling Equipment of East Boston, Mass.; the project's completion is scheduled for April 2001

DHS Issues TWIC Enforcement Reminders

The Department of Homeland Security has started distribution of reminders that enforcement of the requirement for maritime workers to have their Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) commences for marine facilities in on October 15. As of that date, maritime workers will be denied unescorted access to such facilities unless they have a valid TWIC in their possession. The reminders come in two forms: a one-page flyer and a two-page pocket card

Disabled Fishing Vessel Rescued Off Nantucket

Coast Guard crews aboard cutters Escanaba and Hammerhead brought the disabled fishing vessel Challenge to shore August 16. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

U.S. Coast Guard rescues disabled fishing vessel 70 miles from Nantucket   A disabled fishing vessel was brought in safely to shore early Monday by U.S. Coast Guard crews aboard the cutters Escanaba and Hammerhead.   Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center in Woods Hole, Mass. received a phone call from the captain of the vessel Challenger Sunday morning, stating a line had fouled their propeller

US ACE Connecticut Dredging Contract for Cashman

Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., Quincy, Mass. has been awarded a $8,238,900 firm-fixed-price, non-option eligible, non-multi-year contract by the Department of Defense for maintenance dredging at Norwalk and New Haven, Conn. Performance location is Norwalk and New Haven, Conn., and funding is from fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance Army funds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - New England District, Concord, Mass., is the contracting activity (W912WJ-13-C-0014)

EXMAR, Excelerate Confirm Charter

EXMAR confirms a long-term charter party with Excelerate Energy LP of a further liquefied natural gas regasification vessel (LNGRV). The vessel will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), and will incorporate the GTT membrane containment system together with Excelerate’s Energy Bridge technology, with delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2009. Excelerate Energy LP will use the ship to deliver regasified LNG to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Port

Senesco Makes FTZ Application

The Department of Commerce issued a Notice stating that an application has been submitted by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation requesting authority on behalf of Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (Senesco) to construct and repair oceangoing vessels under foreign trade zone (FTZ) procedures. Comments on this application must be submitted by July 7. 70 Fed. Reg. 29477 (HK Law).

USCG Icebreaking Tug Returns from Midlife Overhaul

Morro Bay passes the Cleveland West Pierhead Light in June 2013. (USCG photo by Christopher M. Yaw)

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month service life extension project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.   SLEP is a major midlife overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter's service life 15

America's First Female Cruise Ship Captain on Maiden Voyage

Kate McCue. Photo by Celebrity Cruises, Inc

 An American woman Kate McCue is on her maiden voyage at the helm of the Celebrity Summit. She's leading the 14-day cruise with more than 2,100 passengers and a crew of about 950.     Kate McCue, 37, took the helm of her maiden voyage on the Celebrity Summit ship on Sunday as the

Boston Harbor Cruises Named a Top Small Business

This summer, BHC’s high-speed catamaran Salacia, known as the Provincetown Fast Ferry, made its maiden voyage after undergoing a $2.6 million engine refit. (Photo: BHC)

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has named passenger vessels operator Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) as the 2015 Small Business of the Year Awards top honoree.    The Small Business of the Year Awards recognizes Greater Boston’s smaller for-profit companies

Extensive Ship History Source on Tap for Researchers

Photo: Steamship Historical Society of America

In celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) is offering access to its archives with the opening of its Ship History Center in Warwick, R.I., where the organization’s entire collection is now housed under one roof and is accessible to

Fishing Boat Catches Fire off Maine

U.S. Coast Guard photo

U.S. Coast Guard crews from Station South Portland, Maine, and Air Station Cape Cod responded to a report of a fishing boat fire Wednesday, about six miles from Jeffreys Ledge, a fishing area which stretches from the coast of Rockport to just southeast of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  

USCG, Royal Canadian Navy Conduct Jt Exercise

Joint Exercise

  U.S. Coast Guard crews from Southeastern New England conducted various evolutions with the Royal Canadian Navy to train and improve the inter-operability of the two nations’ militaries and surface search and rescue assets. Coast Guard Station Woods Hole, Station Provincetown

USCG Aid Disabled Fishing Boat Off Nantucket

The scallop fishing vessel Chaz’s Toy

  Crews aboard two Coast Guard cutters brought an 83-foot fishing vessel safely to anchorage at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday. Watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District Command Center, were notified at 11:30 a.m. Saturday that the scallop fishing vessel Chaz’s Toy lost

USCG’s New Cutter Pulls into Boston

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ross Ruddell)

The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) latest 418-foot National Security Cutter James (WSML 754) entered Boston Harbor August 3 ahead of her commissioning scheduled for August 8.   James is the fifth of eight planned National Security Cutters – the largest and most technologically

Newport International Boat Show to Kick Off

Newport International Boat Show

  Set for September 17-20th, 2015 on Newport Harbor is the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), which flaunts its destination and sailing history to attendees making their fall travel plans. NIBS is the kick-off to the boat show season and a prime time to experience fall in New England

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2015-2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of West Bloomfield, Mich

Sea Burials Gaining Popularity in Japan

Photo: NEBAS

New England Burials At Sea LLC (NEBAS) enters Japanese USA Market with “high in demand” sea burials.   NEBAS founder, Captain Brad White reports that Japan has a new and genuine interest in New England, and it is not related to Blue Fin Tuna, but burials at sea.  

Fishing Vessel Sinking Under Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard informs it is investigating the sinking of the fishing vessel Robert C that occurred near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Monday.   The sole person aboard fishing vessel Robert C radioed Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England's Command Center at 12:08 p

Navatek, NEB Launch Sea Blade 35

The Sea Blade 35 is put through its paces on Narragansett Bay, May 29, 2015 (NavatekNEB photo).

  Navatek, the naval research and design company based in Hawaii and Rhode Island, and NEB, a leading builder of high-tech composite and aluminum boats based in Portsmouth, R.I., announce the launching of the Sea Blade 35, a 35-foot rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) with a top speed of 60

USCG Assists Sinking Vessel East of Nantucket

Coast Guard Cutter-Sanibel1

  The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat taking on water 130 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 12:45 a.m., the fishing vessel Athena’s crew reported to Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

USCG Terminates Charters Boat Voyage In Buzzards Bay

a crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole, Massachusetts, boarded the vessel

  The Coast Guard terminated the trip of a 23-foot charter vessel today in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, due to an expired operator's license and evidence of illegal fishing. During a random safety boarding, a crew from Coast Guard Station Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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