Bouchard Hire Brian Hall as Southern Port Captain

By George Backwell
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Brian Hall: Photo Bouchard Transportation

Tugboat and barge owners Bouchard Transportation says that retired active duty U.S. Coast Guard Commanding Officer Brian Hall has joined the company as Southern Port Captain / Vetting Manager.

Hall brings with him more than 25 years of experience in marine safety, security and environmental protection.  In his new position, Hall will report to Mike Brady, VP Health, Safety, Security and Environment and be based in Tampa, FL.

“Brian is a welcome addition to the Bouchard Transportation team,” said Brady.  “His leadership ability coupled with his vast and hands-on experience makes him an ideal fit to guide Bouchard’s southern fleet and help the company deliver on our promise to provide our customers with safer, faster and more efficient service.”

Bouchard add that Hall, a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, most recently worked as the Technical Operations Manager for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines where he was responsible for the safety of over 18,000 passengers and 9,000 crew members on a weekly basis.  Prior to that, Hall worked as a Senior Ship Manager for Carnival Cruise Lines and spent four years at Golden Pass LNG Marine Terminal as a Marine Technical Superintendent and Company Security Officer.

Brian Hall began his career in the United States Coast Guard and spent 21 years rising through the ranks to Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Unit in Galveston, TX.  There, Hall led all Captain of the Port, Office in Charge Marine Inspection and Federal Maritime Security Coordinator emergency and daily operations and oversaw hundreds of ship and offshore rig safety inspections.  He retired from the Coast Guard in 2008.

About Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

The company's history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York. Bouchard is a family owned business and the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company. The company’s areas of operation span all four coasts of the United States: East, Gulf, West and Great Lakes. The fleet consists of 25 barges ranging from 25,000 to 252,000 barrels and 21 tugs ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 horsepower.
 


 

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