SEACOR SMIT Inc. announced that the change of its name to "SEACOR Holdings Inc." became effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 15, 2004. The ticker symbol and CUSIP number for the Company's common stock will remain unchanged. Holders of stock certificates bearing the name "SEACOR SMIT Inc." may continue to hold them and will not be required to exchange them for new stock certificates or take any other action. In addition, the Company's Internet website URL will change to http://www.seacorholdings.com. SEACOR and its subsidiaries are engaged in the operation of a diversified fleet of offshore support vessels that service oil and gas exploration and development activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, West Africa, Asia, Latin America and other international regions. Other business activities primarily include environmental services, inland river operations, and offshore aviation services.
Seacor Smit Inc. announced net earnings for the third quarter ending Sept. 30 of $5 million on revenues of $71.9 million. Results for the quarter included a charge of $2.6 million for additional income tax expense related to the company's decision to liquidate a foreign joint venture, and an extraordinary gain of $890,000 relating to the early retirement of debt. In the same period a year ago, Seacor earned $26.4 million, on revenues of $100 million.
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced that Randall Blank, currently SEACOR's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary, will assume full-time responsibility as President and CEO of its environmental division, SEACOR Environmental Services Inc. ("SES"), and that Richard Ryan will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer for SEACOR. Alice Gran, SEACOR's Senior Vice President and General Counsel, will become Corporate Secretary.
SEACOR Marine LLC christened its first CrewZer Class vessel, the SEACOR CHEETAH, in Galveston, Texas. Joyce McCall, wife of nearly fifty years to offshore industry pioneer Norman McCall, acted as the vessel's sponsor in recognition of her life-long contribution to the McCall legacy. The SEACOR CHEETAH was designed to provide customers a faster and more stable delivery platform than the industry standard. After examining various hull types
SEACOR Marine has selected marine diesel engines from the Tognum brand MTU for its latest pair of fast supply vessels. The two vessels, SEACOR Lynx and SEACOR Leopard, will have an overall length of 190 feet and the capacity to carry up to 150 passengers. The vessels will also have the capacity to carry 150 tons of deck cargo and the ability to achieve speeds of 46 knots. Each vessel will be powered by four MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines rated at 3,860 bhp at 2,050 RPM.
W&O designated preferred North American distributor of first United States Coast Guard-approved marine plastic piping system. W&O, a global supplier of marine pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, has partnered with Georg Fischer Piping Systems to bring to market the first and only commercially available United States Coast Guard-approved marine plastic piping system in the world, known as SeaCor.
SMIT has acquired all shares of GB Holding B.V., the parent company of the renowned subsidiaries GB Diving B.V. and GB Diving -Inshore B.V. GB Diving is a Dutch company that provides ROV (Remote Operated Vehicles) and diving services, including project management, project engineering and related services for the high end of the oil and gas market. GB Diving's 30 employees will be integrated into the SMIT organization as a business unit named SMIT Subsea Europe.
Smit International is in talks to buy Canada's Rivtow Marine, a harbor towage service and transport firm active in Canada and the U.S. No financial details of the planned takeover were immediately available. Smit International also said it would boost its stake in Belgium's Salvage & Towage Union to 49 percent from 26 percent for an undisclosed sum. In addition the company said it was discussing further developing a strategic alliance with Salvage & Towage Union
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale N.V. (Smit) announced that they have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies. The transaction will be effectuated through an all cash public offer of $84.5 ex dividend (instead of cum dividend as previously anticipated) by Boskalis for all outstanding shares in Smit. The business combination will create a world class maritime service provider offering a strong platform for further growth
Raymond Lord has been named President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, effective November 8. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Lord has more than 30 years of experience within the marine salvage industry, most recently serving as Vice President and Operations Manager for SMIT Americas in Houston. “We are very happy to welcome Raymond Lord to Donjon-SMIT,” said John A. Witte, Jr., Director, Donjon-SMIT
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. inform that with SAAM S.A. they have successfully created a joint harbor towage operation within the American Continent in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Panama, comprising two underlying joint ventures operating in more than 30 port terminals with a hundred tugboats.
On July the 4th, m.v. Roerborg was launched successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH at Leer. This ice-classed multipurpose vessel with a cargo capacity of 23.000 tons, measuring nearly 170 meters in length and 20,40 meters in width, is the largest vessel Wagenborg ever owned
Five vessels of Smit Lamnalco, the global marine service provider, played the key role in the unberthing and float-over of the world's largest high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform, DolWin beta, at Drydocks World - Dubai. The five escort tugs
Keppel Singmarine BrasilLtda. (KSMB), of Navegantes, Brazil has recently completed the construction of the SMIT Panará, the third of a series of six Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAmparts 2500 tugs, for SMIT Rebocadores do Brasil (Rebras), of Rio de Janeiro
The Dutch Department of Public Works intends to award the contract for the salvage of the wreck of the car carrier Baltic Ace to Boskalis and its partner Mammoet Salvage, Boskalis announced in a press release late last week. The wreck and its cargo need to be removed because they pose a threat
Designers Robert Allan inform that Keppel Singmarine Brasil Ltda. (KSMB), of Navegantes, Brazil have recently completed the construction of the 24m LOA 'SMIT Pareci', the second of a series of six Robert Allan designed RAmparts 2500 tugs, for SMIT Rebocadores do Brasil (Rebras), of Rio de Janeiro
Smit Lamnalco has contracted Damen to build a new, shallow draught ASD Tug2810, the design of which illustrates the cooperative relationship between the two companies. The tug is set to expand Smit Lamnalco’s oil and gas terminal support services in Novorossiysk
Long acknowledged as a firm to watch in U.S. crewboat and fast supply boat innovation, Seacor Marine will be attracting industry attention once again when its latest set of new boats begin delivery in 2014. While this new class of mono-hull boats have some big dimensions
Private equity firm Avista Capital Partners informs it has invested in a newly-formed joint venture (J/V) with SEACOR Tankers Inc., a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. that operates a fleet of 7 U.S.-flag Jones Act vessels (5 owned and 2 chartered-in) in the U.S
On Friday, June 6, Ferus Smit will launch Nb. 411 at Westerbroek. Nb. 411, to be christened Arklow Beach, is the third vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to a client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in
Unions representing members working for Seaspan, one of the two tug companies serving the port of Vancouver, are meeting today and tomorrow, June 3 and 4, to vote on whether to take strike action, GAC reported in its daily Hot Port News report.
International classification society Bureau Veritas has worked closely with the towing industry to develop a set of Guidelines for Design, Construction and Operation of Tugs. The Guidance Note provides safety rules for tugs in an area of marine safety where there are many vessels not covered
His Majesty the King has awarded the honorary title of Koninklijk (Royal) to IHC Merwede. In a special ceremony today, the Mayor of Sliedrecht, Mr van Hemmen, presented this accolade to IHC Merwede’s CEO, Bram Roelse. In light of this honour
A shipbuilder has invested more than $1.7million (£1million) at its headquarters, including upgrading a slipway which is now capable of accommodating vessels up to 2,000 metric tons. MCTAYS, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Group of Companies
Historic Dutch specialist shipyard IHC Merwede says it has been awarded the honorary title of Koninklijk (Royal) by the His Majesty the King. In light of this honour, the company has decided to change its name to Royal IHC and will also include the royal crown in its revised corporate identity