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.
 


 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to

ST Engineering Rejigs Top Deck

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of senior management personnel to new key management positions in the

Workboats

Pair of ASD Tugboats Delivered to Keppel-Smit

The ASD tugs KST Passion and KST Pride were were delivered to their owner, Keppel-Smit Towage Pte. Ltd of Singapore in October 2014. The two vessels are the first

Ice to Close Upper Mississippi from Nov. 20

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter

RSC Bio Solutions: SVGP Compliant Fluids & Cleaners

RSC Bio Solutions said that its EnviroLogic Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, and SAFECARE cleaners

Barges

Ice to Close Upper Mississippi from Nov. 20

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter

Lynden to Provide Barge Service for Tulsequah Mine Project

Lynden Logistics, LLC signed a letter of intent with Chieftain Metals Corp. to provide barge services in support of the construction and production of the Tulsequah Mine in British Columbia.

Bunker Demand up 25 pct at Indian Ports

Demand for shipping fuel at major Indian ports has climbed in the past week by up to 25 percent as the cost of refuelling at Singapore, Asia's bunkering hub, soared

People in the News

USCG Assist Duck Hunters Near Harrington Beach Park

The Coast Guard and the Port Washington and Cedar Grove Fire Departments came to the assistance of two duck hunters on Lake Michigan Friday. The names of those involved are not being released.

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1050 sec (10 req/sec)