Coast Guard-AWO Vessel Rider Program Kicks Off Second Year

MarineLink.com
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Cadet Joel Amendolara at McAllister’s Yard in Staten Island, alongside the bow of the tug RESOLUTE. Cadet Amendolara was aboard the tug for ten days.

For the second consecutive year, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are spending time on board tugboats and towboats this summer as part of a program under the auspices of the Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators (AWO) Safety Partnership. The Coast Guard Academy Cadet Towing Vessel Rider Program was established in February 2012 to educate cadets on the tugboat, towboat and barge industry through a week or more of shoreside and onboard training.

This year’s program is off to a strong start, with AWO members Blessey Marine Services, Inc., Canal Barge Company, Inc., Foss Maritime Company, McAllister Towing, and Seabulk Towing, Inc., all hosting cadets for their training experience. The five companies will host 11 cadets in New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Tampa, an increase from last year’s program in which three companies hosted seven cadets.

“Prior to departing the Academy on their summer training programs, participating cadets attended an orientation course and spent two days learning about the nation’s waterways systems,” said LCDR Daniel Cost, Marine Safety Summer Training Coordinator at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. “At the conclusion of the class, the cadets felt comfortable with the industry and were also extremely excited to be getting the opportunity to partake in the program.” 

Canal Barge recently hosted two cadets on a round-trip towboat ride from Vicksburg, Miss. to New Orleans, La.  Tom Smith, Vice President-Human Resources at Canal, noted that “the program is a great way to continue to build the relationship between the industry and the Coast Guard. The cadets were able to attend our Tankermen Workshop to learn about tank barge cargo transfer operations. We're excited to see the program continue, and look forward to participating again next year."

McAllister Towing Marine Personnel Manager CAPT Joe Alleyne also offered his views on the program, stating that it “lays the foundation for future growth between the Coast Guard and the maritime community.”

“We could not be more pleased with the program’s direction,” said Jennifer Carpenter, AWO’s Senior Vice President – National Advocacy. “We hope to continue to expand the program to give cadets more exposure to and experience in the industry, and the level of interest from both the companies and the cadets is very encouraging.”

americanwaterways.com
 

  • Left to Right: Cadet Daniela Andrade; Cadet Margaret Damarlane; Ed Chandler, Manager, HSSE, Canal Barge Company, Inc.; Kevin Atterberg, Mate; Taylor DuChaine, Human Resources; and Sidney Blakemore, Vessel Employment and Safety Specialist, at Canal Barge's Tankerman Workshop.

    Left to Right: Cadet Daniela Andrade; Cadet Margaret Damarlane; Ed Chandler, Manager, HSSE, Canal Barge Company, Inc.; Kevin Atterberg, Mate; Taylor DuChaine, Human Resources; and Sidney Blakemore, Vessel Employment and Safety Specialist, at Canal Barge's Tankerman Workshop.

Maritime Reporter October 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Workboats

Nigerian Customer Orders Ninth Damen Dredger

A Nigerian customer has added its ninth Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger type CSD500 was chosen due to the availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria,

Power and Endurance Ready for Austrailian Waters

Wamalhanha is the final newbuild in a series of six tugs of the Robert Allan Design, RAstar 3200 where her main duties will be terminal activities, escort duties, ship assist, towage duties.

MAN Propulsion Packages for New Icelandic Trawlers

MAN Diesel and Turbo inform that Icelandic owners, HB Grandi, Vinnslustodin hf. and Hradfrystihusid Gunnvör, have ordered newbuildings based on two different ship

Education/Training

Gazprom Constructs Sports Complex in Stavropol

Stavropol hosted today a groundbreaking ceremony of a versatile sports & recreation complex of Gazprom. The sports & recreation complex will include a 50 meter Olympic swimming pool,

New Simulation Tool for Collision Reconstruction

BMT ARGOSS and BMT Surveys, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced an innovative new service

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining,

News

Australia, US Order Anti-ship Missile Decoys

Design of the next generation of anti-ship missile decoys is set to commence following the signing of two contracts between the Australian Defense Force and BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd.

Leak May Sideline New Mexico Nuclear Waste Site

It may be five years before a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico closed by a radiation leak is fully operational again, and the facility will need at least $240

Imperial Oil Completes Maintenance at Kearl Oil Mine

Imperial Oil Ltd said on Tuesday it has completed a two-week major maintenance turnaround at its 110,000 barrel per day Kearl oil sands mine in northern Alberta.

Barges

Crowley Receives Heavy-Lift Deck Barge in Singapore

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s solutions group announced today that it has received the first two of potentially four, new heavy-lift, ballastable deck barges (HDBs)

IRPT, Community College MoA on Maritime Training

The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Trade Association announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Lewis & Clark Community

GLDD, ESG in Steel Cutting Ceremony

Eastern Shipbuilding is pleased to announce that on, Monday, September 15, 2014, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC “(Great Lakes”) (NASDAQ: GLDD) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.

Coast Guard

USCG Cutter Rush Returns

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rush returned to its homeport following a successful 72-day deployment in the Central and Western Pacific, Monday. Rush departed

Coast Guard Investigating Fatal Boating Collision

The Coast Guard is investigating a fatal collision between a towboat and a pleasure craft near Cincinnati, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector

Coast Guard: Investigations Underway in Cutter Collision

The Coast Guard is conducting a series of formal investigations after Tuesday’s collision involving a Coast Guard cutter and a fishing vessel off the coast of Puerto Rico.

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.4233 sec (2 req/sec)