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Harley Joins SI-Tex Sales, New England

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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.


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).


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


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


MMA Seeks Input for NEASC Study

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit this fall by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC last accredited MMA for a 10-year period in 1996, and the college is a candidate for reaccreditation this fall. As part of the comprehensive self-study leading up to the team visit, the public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution


New England Shipyards Cited for Environmental Violations

Two New England shipyards, one in Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island, will pay penalties to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they violated federal environmental laws. Rose’s Oil Service, a shipyard and fuel oil distributor in Gloucester, Mass., will pay $130,000 to resolve claims it violated federal water and oil pollution prevention laws. Under the settlement agreement between Rose’s Oil and EPA’s New England office


Coast Guard to Conduct Kennebec River Ice-Breaking Operations

BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard units in Maine are scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River during the week of March 12, 2012. The public is being advised to remove their fish shacks as soon as possible, if safe to do so, in advance of Coast Guard ice-breaking operations. "Anyone who still has ice fishing shacks or gear on the Kennebec River should remove them as soon as possible and should proceed with extreme caution in areas where the Coast Guard will break


USCG Assists Distressed Vessel off Massachusetts

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescue crews assisted a fishing vessel in distress by air-dropping de-watering pumps after the 53-foot Canadian flagged vessel Island Cruiser collided with the 120-foot converted ferry vessel Esperanza June 26, 2014.


Hurricane Arthur Weakens to Tropical Storm

Hurricane Arthur

  Hurricane Arthur weakened on Saturday to leave New England and was felt in parts of southeastern Canada with heavy rains and winds, where he left some 250,000 homes and business premises without power. Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning after landfall in the Outer


Amistad Replica Brings Drama to Tall Ships Fest

Photo: Amistad America Inc.

A top draw for some of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to New England's weekend Sailfest was surely the Freedom Schooner Amistad, replica of the United States' most famous slavery vessel, even as many were unaware of the suspense behind its eventual appearance at the annual tall ships


Port of Boston: A Vital Economic Engine

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Port of Boston is Vital Economic Engine and Job Generator for Region. The Port of Boston generated $4.6 billion in 2012 and more than 50,000 jobs are supported by the port, including more than 7,000 direct jobs, according to a report released by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).


Tanker Vessel Hits Memorial Bridge

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The U.S. Coast Guard reported that it is responding after a 600-foot tanker vessel, Sea Pride, allided with the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H., at approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday. The Malta-flagged vessel was outbound from a Piscataqua River facility when it allided with the bridge on its


Maritime Security East 2014 Underway in Boston

Captain Anthony Popiel, chief, Response Division, U.S. Coast Guard First District (pictured right); and Robert M. Gauvin, executiRobert M. Gauvin, executive director of Piracy Policy and technical advisor in the Office of Vessel Activities at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (pictured right), and Captain Anthony Popiel, chief, Response Division, U.S. Coast Guard First District (Photos by William Lusk)

Federal, State and Local Maritime Officials Partner for Security, Safety Maritime security and law enforcement experts are gathering in Boston this week to better understand maritime domain awareness and the challenges of port, waterway and coastal security, environmental protection


$5.6M Granted for US Fisheries Research

Research projects in New England and the Mid-Atlantic are expected to receive nearly $5.6 million in federal funding, according to an announcement made today by NOAA Fisheries. Under the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, which is administered by NOAA Fisheries


GD Electric Boat Awarded US$11-million Navy Contract

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Amongst the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy contracts, GD Electric Boat is awarded a contract to provide submarine repairs. Details as follows: General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is awarded an $11,000


USN Awards General Dynamics $11 Million for Support Services

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The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $11 million contract to perform non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).


Electric Boat Awarded Submarine Repair Contract Modification

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US Department of Defense informs that a $9,048,214 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to the previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4308) has been awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut. The contract is to incrementally fund previously exercised options to provide


Holland America Line’s Will Award 'Lucky Fan' 7-Day Cruise

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Holland America Line has launched a “Perfect Day Cruise Sweepstakes” on Facebook that will award one lucky fan a seven-day cruise for two in a verandah stateroom to Europe, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Mexico or Alaska. The sweepstakes runs through June 24, 2014


USCG Responded To Disabled Tug 18 Mi East Of Block Island

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of a disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, were notified at approximately 3:30 p.m


America's Top Fishing Port Addresses Groundfish Crisis

Top US Fishing Ports in 2012: Image credit Port of New Bedford

The Port of New Bedford says it has released its 6-pronged plan to revive its historic groundfishery and modernize the port. Details as follows: According to the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission’s (HDC) "Groundfish Port Recovery and Revitalization Plan for the Port of New


Holland America Line Returns to Bermuda

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Holland America Line is returning to the pink sands and pastel-colored skyline of Bermuda on seven-day cruises aboard ms Veendam. Sailing roundtrip from Boston, Mass., six departures will sail in May, June and July, and feature three days and nights at Hamilton


Pearl Mist Departs Baltimore on Inaugural Sailing

Pearl Mist (Image courtesy of Pearl Seas Cruises)

Pearl Seas Cruises announced today that the brand-new Pearl Mist departed Baltimore with passengers this morning on its very first sailing. The 210-passenger ship is heading north on an 11-night cruise to Halifax, with various stops in New England and Nova Scotia






 
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