After teaching electrical safety for many years, one tends to understand the regulations, and the standards more than the average safety professional. We live them most every day. We also understand what regulations and standards apply to shipyard employment and what regulations and standards apply to industry – and which apply to both. For your safety, you should know about electrical safe work practices and shipboard electrical awareness. If you do not believe that you should know about electrical safe work practices, please keep two things in mind; one – electricity does not care if you are or are not an electrician and two – electricity does not follow any standard or regulatory rules. Let’s take a look at that first one. You do not need to know about electrical safe work practices if you are a crane operator, rigger, or welder, correct? “A welder was tasked to repair a hole in the hull of a barge. Assisted by two other employees he opened the hatch into the compartment where the repair was to be made. A welding machine was positioned on deck near the hatch. Carrying the welding leads the welder climbed down to the repair site. The compartment was flooded with five inches of water, so he quickly became wet. He inserted a welding rod into the electrode holder. He waded back through the compartment and climbed up to the deck. He turned on the welding machine and went below to repair the hole
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported in Philadelphia, escorts the cutter Eagle and its crew to Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, March 18, 2011. The Eagle, homeported in New London, Conn., is the only active sailing square-rigger in U.S. government service and is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its construction. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Lutz.
Salvage and towage company Multraship has refloated the Egyptian-flagged Al Shaymaa after the 5,744 gt, 1981-built general cargo vessel capsized in the southern Netherlands port of Moerdijk while discharging a cargo of steel coils. The vessel has now been safely redelivered to its owner. Reports indicate that the vessel’s cargo started shifting during discharge, and Tereneuzen-headquartered Multraship was engaged on a Lloyd’s Open Form of salvage agreement at around 0400hrs on August 15
Founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, Operation Sail (OpSail) has since found its way back to New York Harbor for significant events such as the Bicentennial celebration in 1976 and the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. MR/EN was invited to step aboard the historic Schooner Wavertree, prior to OpSail 2000. By Regina P. Ciardiello, associate editor Stepping aboard the historic Schooner Wavertree docked at New York's South Street Seaport
Designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., (BHGI), , , under contract by Argosy Transportation Group, Inc., , the Jean-M 2501, a very built inland deck barge, was launched this week and is set to enter service next week. The 250 x 54 x 12-ft. barge is designed to transport large, over-dimensional cargo on the inland waterways. A 3/4" thick deck and substantial longitudinal stiffeners will allow her to not only carry a 3,000 lbs / sq. ft. deck load, but to do so anywhere along her length
At 270 feet and weighing in at 1,646 tons, Coast Guard Cutter Thetis is equipped with the necessary equipment to perform law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security and national defense missions. To stay mission ready, the ship’s equipment requires routine maintenance usually handled by the crew, but occasionally more attention is needed. Cue the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. One of the many specialized groups working at the yard is the ordnance shop’s MK75
Cosalt Offshore, which provides lifting, tooling and marine services to the oil & gas industry, has recently ordered a second 50-tonne spooling winch from ACE Winches as part of a major investment in equipment. The second winch, destined for Norway, was ordered following an increasingly high demand for the first, which has been in constant operation in the North Sea since its delivery in February 2011. The winch package is designed to carry 50 tonnes of wire rope or umbilical and
America's tall ship, Coastguard Cutter 'Eagle' sets sail for cruise to 12 ports The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s tall ship, has sailed for the 2012 Summer Training Cruise and participation in Operation Sail 2012 and War of 1812 Bicentennial events in New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Va., Baltimore, Boston and New London, Conn. The Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the United States flag and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service
Drydocks World & Maritime World met with a Singapore delegation in Dubai to discuss the company's Singapore-based operations Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World received the Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador (NRA) to the United Arab Emirates, HE Tee Tua Ba and his accompanying delegation and held discussions on topics of mutual interest. Discussions revolved around the company’s future business strategy and action plan for the company’s
US Coast Guard cadet training barque ‘Eagle’ completes its first week of the cadet summer training deployment in the Atlantic Ocean. Eagle left its homeport in New London, Conn., and sailed more than 600 miles headed to the Caribbean while under sail power and using celestial navigation. The ship’s navigator secured all means of electronic navigation, leaving the cadets to ensure they arrive at their next portcall with only a sextant and the stars.
Iridium terminals and Wi-Fi hotspots installed for tall ship pair taking part in unique round the world voyage and Baltic summer racing. Globecomm Maritime is supporting British charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, keeping its two tall ships STS Lord Nelson and STS Tenacious connected to friends
With hundreds of marine workboats and crane sites active across the world, companies are looking for ways to remain competitive, while maintaining high standards of safety and increasing the bottom line. Leveraging the latest technology in situational awareness platforms is one way these companies
Mock-ups, practice and repetition are just some of the key elements of how AquaTerra’s Rope Access team prepare for any major job where there is the requirement to enter a potentially hazardous environment and the latest contract win for work within the concrete leg of an offshore platform
In-House Design Changes are no problem at Tampa Yacht Manufacturing. Whether of internal design and manufacture or tweaking of standard, commercially available off-the-shelf marine equipment, TYM went the extra yard for its customers. Tempest 36RHIB – Wing Hybrid Collar system with field
George Washington’s Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea, by James L. Nelson has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for excellence in naval literature. The book is published by McGraw-Hill Professional.
When Holcim (U.S.) Inc. began construction of their new state-of-the-art plant in 2006 they wanted it to be a model of environmental sustainability. The plant and quarry in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri on the Mississippi River about 40 miles south of St
1944-The attack and liberation of Guam commenced. Participating vessels included the Coast Guard tender CGC Tupelo and the Coast Guard-manned Navy warships included Cor Caroli, Aquarius, Centaurus, Sterope, Arthur Middleton, LST-24, LST-70, LST-71 and LST-207.
First Lady Michelle Obama christened the Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE:NOC) U.S. National Security Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) in front of 3,000 guests on July 23, calling the ship "truly magnificent." Stratton is the third of eight planned National Security Cutters being built at
By Larry DeMarcay, from the December 2010 edition of MarineNews Historically in our industry, there has been a clear dichotomy between companies whose employees are seamen that are covered by the Jones Act and those that are longshoremen and covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’
“Don’t make me out to be anything special,” cautioned Mike Pettis over the phone, “I’m just a working man.” The challenges of winter waters off the west coast of Oregon, not to mention the care required to stay in the fishing business, are well known
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services: Topside Service and Repair Around the World Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc. (OIMO) offers a unique combination of topside marine services throughout the U.S. and abroad
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departs Naval Submarine Base New London & returns to her home mooring at Fort Trumbull in New London. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only
Signal Ship Repair, a division of Signal International, Inc., recently attained a milestone of 1,000 days without a lost time injury, on January 30th, 2013. This significant milestone was achieved by the commitment of all Signal Ship Repair employees towards a safe work environment
Highlights Port’s Role in Job Creation and Economic Growth The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator David Matsuda toured the site of a planned marine cargo dock at the Port of Brownsville that will help transform this vital port into a hub for international
The Dogger Bank offshore wind zone is proving to be a site for innovation as a new and safer installation technique has been used to lift Forewind’s initial meteorological mast tower on top of the innovative suction-installed bucket foundation.