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Comprehensive Winch Outfitting for New Trawlers

HB Grandi’s F/V ENGEY, courtesy of NAUTIC

Fishing company HB Grandi of Iceland recently awarded Naust Marine a contract for complete winch outfitting of three new 180 ft. fishing trawlers.   The contract, of record size for the winch supplier, will see Naust provide no less than 20 electrical winches per vessel, including two trawl winches and three Gilsons each; four sweep-line winches, one out-haul winch, one cod-end winch, two backstrap winches, three retriever winces, one third wire winch and one trix-winch, located close to the sweep line winches. In addition to these, there are two anchor-mooring winches.    On the bridge, Naust’s vaunted automatic trawl winch (ATW) system controls the winches with many functionalities. Apart from constant synchronized tension on both trawl warps and others common to autotrawl, Naust’s on-the-bridge management even includes control of the trawl winches’ ESG levelwinds by touch screen.   In addition, the gilson winches, sweep-line winches and the net drum have controls that both synchronize operations and provide constant tension (CT control).    “No question, the newest generation of emergent trawlers— worldwide—is going electric,” noted Helgi Kristjansson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Naust. “Among many advantages, electric winches require less kW in overall energy to operate than hydraulic, and they are less expensive to install

Rapp Hydema Wins Winch Contract for Fishery Survey Vessel

Rapp Hydema has closed a major contract with STX Finland Oy Shipyard related to a new research vessel.   The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources selected STX Finland Oy to build new hull, No. 1378, which will undertake fishery survey missions.    Distinctive for recent orders is an admixture of both electric and hydraulic machinery.  Hydraulically-powered machinery includes the Rapp trawl winches

Bay-Houston Towing Co. to Build Third Z-Tech Harbor Tug

On April 16, 2007, Mark Kuebler, President of Bay-Houston Towing Co., signed a contract with Orange Shipbuilding for a Z-Tech harbor tug. This marks the second Z-Tech 6300 hp harbor tug to be built at Orange Shipbuilding for Bay-Houston and the third Z-Tech to enter Bay-Houston’s fleet. Orange Shipbuilding is located in Orange, TX. Delivery is scheduled for early February 2009. The Z-Tech design by Robert Allan has proven successful throughout the world. Bay-Houston Towing Co

Record Contract Awarded to Rapp Hydema

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Rapp Hydema and Triplex were awarded a record-sized deck machinery contract for Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO). CSIRO selected Teekay Holdings Australia and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd. to carry out  the design, build and commissioning of the vessel. Sembawang and Teekay appointed RALion (a joint-venture between Alion Science and Robert Allan LTD) to carry out the vessel basic design

On Deck: Cashing in on Safety

the Patterson YoYo Winch.

Patterson’s YoYo Barge Winch transcends efficiency, while creating a markedly safer workplace. In business since 1858, the Patterson Company of Pittsburgh, PA has shown the staying power like few others in the ever-changing and always competitive marine industry. A barge and towboat winch manufacturer more than a half century, the company is primarily known for their contributions to that market even today. Their newest entry into the winch market – the Patterson YoYo Winch

EIVA Launches Winch Product Range


The OceanEnviro product range of winches for survey and deployment operations is now a potential item on orders placed by EIVA’s customers. Offshore survey and engineering specialist EIVA has delivered winches to the international industry for more than 30 years. As of October 2013, the winches will carry EIVA’s logo and the name OceanEnviro, as the company launches its own range of high-quality winches for survey and deployment in connection with oceanographic and hydrographic

Deck Equipment Completed

Timberland Equipment Ltd./Almon Johnson Ltd., in cooperation with TUGZ International, has completed the deck equipment for TUGZ Z-1, Z-2 and Z-3. Each new tug has been supplied with a Johnson Type Series "650" Double Drum Hawser Winch, designed to store 450 ft. of 2.25 in. diameter synthetic rope and brake holding of 350,000 lbs. On the aft of each tug will be a Johnson Type Series "651" Single Drum Towing Winch with a storage capacity of 2,000 ft. of 2 in

MacGregor Anchor-Handling/Towing Winch


MacGregor can now offer anchor-handling towing winches (AHTW) with pulling powers of between 300 tonnes and 600 tonnes and will be able to supply them in both hydraulically and electrically-driven versions. MacGregor is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres and ships. Although traditionally supplied as hydraulically-operated

Bay-Houston Towing Accepts New Tugboat


Bay-Houston Towing Co. announced it has taken delivery of the first Z Tech 2400 tugboat, the Chloe K, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, and built by Leevac Shipyards LLC of Jennings, La. The Z Tech 2400 tugs are a smaller version of the Z Tech 7500 tugs that are already in Bay-Houston Towing Co.’s fleet.  While they are smaller, they have enormous power for their size.  Like their larger cousins, the new design offers all the advantages of the Z Tech design:

Bay Delta Equips New Tug with Markey Winches

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San Francisco headquartered Bay Delta Maritime commissioned a sixth Delta Class Tug with Nichols Brothers Boat Builders out of Whidbey Island Washington. The Jensen designed M/V Delta Audrey, is a 100’x40’ z-drive tractor tug that is set to be delivered in June. The Tractor Tug is ABS load line certified and consists of a complete propulsion system that includes two Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines coupled to the Rolls Royce propulsion package

Towboat Honors Structural Engineer Dobson

At the commissioning, left to right: Jason Adams, Owner Raymond Louviere Field Foreman; Donald Baudoin, shipyard superintendent; Rex Dobson, shipyard structural superintendent; and Bart Foret, Field Foreman

Joe Gregory, owner of New Generation Shipbulding of Houma, La., reports that his firm’s latest delivery will join the La Porte Texas-based Martin Marine fleet of 29 inland push boats and 54 inland marine tank barges. Martin also operates four offshore tug/barge units

Chesapeake Inks Deal: 3 Tugs for Vane Brothers

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. signed another contract with Vane Brothers of Baltimore to build three more ocean going tugs. This new contract marks the 15, 16 and 17th tugboats built for Vane Brothers by Chesapeake Shipbuilding since 2008. Construction on the first new tug has already begun in one

Escort Tug Launched for Bay-Houston Towing

H. Douglas M Courtesy Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the launch of the Escort Tug H. DOUGLAS M (Hull 236) for Bay-Houston Towing Company on November 17, 2015. This series of Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs is currently under construction at Eastern’s

Damen Marine Components Opens Jiangyin Plant

DMC Opens New Plant in China Courtesy Damen

  Damen Marine Components (DMC) is proud to announce the opening of its brand new facility in Jiangyin, China.Those present at the opening ceremony included CEO of Damen Shipyards Group RenéBerkvens and General Manager of DMC Jiangyin Aart Vogelaar

Singapore Delegation Visits ACE Winches

Yeoh Choon Jin, Head of Marine and Offshore, SPRING Singapore; Ho Chi Bao, Director, Manufacturing & Engineering and International Partnership Office Asia Pacific, SPRING Singapore; Jasmine Pang, Manager, Marine and Offshore, SPRING Singapore; Hayley Yule, Marketing and Communications Director; and John Jones, Middle East and Caspian Sales Manager (Photo: ACE Winches)

ACE Winches hosted a delegation from SPRING Singapore to its Towie Barclay Works facility for a visit to share an overview of its products and services, including manufacturing and engineering expertise.   Several delegates from the Marine and Offshore Department in SPRING Singapore were

Sanmar to Build 6 Terminal Tugs for Svitzer

Svitzer has signed a contract with Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyard for the construction of six newbuild terminal tug vessels, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2016.   The new fleet will be 70-metric-ton bollard pull RAstar 2800-E Class ASD tugs with escort capability

New Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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JMS Naval Architects will complete the Contract Design Package next month of a 93-foot research vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science to replace its current research vessel, R/V Bay Eagle. A solicitation will be issued to shipyards by the end of the year.  

New Boat Delivered to Tampa Bay Pilots

Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

The Tampa Bay pilot association has taken delivery of its second Chesapeake Class launch and the first in a new generation of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding’s mid-size pilot boats, the boat builder announced today.   Since the Chesapeake Class pilot boat was introduced by the Somerset

Jensen Maritime to Design Two 120' Tugboats

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Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, was recently selected to provide the ABS Class and functional designs for two, new 120-foot twin screw tugboats for Ice Flow, LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) and Kirby

Fifth Z-drive Towboat from Master Marine

In September, Marquette Transportation Co. took delivery of a new 2,000-hp Z-drive towboat from Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The 78 x 34 x 11-ft. St. James was designed by Entech & Associates, for Marquette’s Gulf-Inland division, based in Harahan, La.  

Kleven to Build Pelagic Trawler for Gitte Henning

Gitte Henning Kleven

Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven announced it has signed an agreement with Danish fishing vessel owner Gitte Henning AS to build a combined pelagic trawler/purse seiner. The vessel, of SALT 0155 design, has been developed in a close cooperation between the ship owner

ROV Support Vessel Fugro Aquarius Delivered

Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius.   The new Brazilian-built DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83 meters is length with a deck area of 520 square meters and accommodation for 60 people. Permanently equipped with two Fugro-built 150HP work class ROVs

Fugro Acquires ROV Support Vessel

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  Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius, the most advanced vessel of her type built in Brazil. The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83 metres is length with a deck area of 520 square metres and accommodation for 60 people

Next Generation of RAmparts Tugs for SAAM

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Chilean maritime services and logistics company SAAM S.A. has signed a contract with naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. for a new generation of RAmparts 2400-W Class tugs.   The first two boats for SAAM’s Peruvian affiliate TRAMARSA, named Chincha and Tupac

Picked up Pickup

Photo: USCG

The maritime industry often presents unusual hazards to those who perform the wide variety of work associated with the business of shipping – especially at waterfront facilities.   A pickup truck was recently dragged into a harbor by a mooring line that was being hauled in by a

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