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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MN 100: All American Marine, Inc.

200 Harris Ave. All American Marine Inc., located on the shores of Bellingham Bay in Washington State, was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30’ to 150’. Today, the company has become a leading builder of high speed passenger catamarans, survey craft, and research vessels. AAM’s vessels feature the Teknicraft Design signature hull shape and hydrofoil technology, which aid in high speed travel with excellent fuel efficiency.

New Teknicraft Wind Farm Support Vessel

Photo: All American Marine

Teknicraft Design’s latest offshore support catamaran made a debut at the recent Oceanology 2014 conference held at the London ExCel Center in March. The MO1 was commissioned by Mainprize Offshore Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K. he 83’ aluminum catamaran features a new wave piercing hull shape and the vessel is fit with Teknicraft’s signature hydrofoil support system. MO1 was purpose built to support the offshore wind farm industry, but the vessel has multi-mission capability and can easily support divers, hydrographic surveys, and geophysical work.

All American Marine Delivers NOAA Patrol Vessel

All American Marine Inc., launched a 56 x 21 ft. catamaran built under contract for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The high speed patrol vessel has been assigned to operate in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) and its Tortugas Ecological Reserve off the Southern coast of Florida. The vessel will serve as a long-range law enforcement patrol boat in the lower Keys. The patrol vessel is owned and maintained by NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program in the Florida Keys. Daily vessel operations will be administered by FKNMS law enforcement officers. Law enforcement in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a cooperative partnership between NOAA and the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Quad-jet Powered Cat Launched

All American Marine, Inc., announced the launch of the Condor Express, Southern California's first quad-jet powered catamaran charter boat. The catamaran's new owner, Capt. Fred Benko, set out recently from Bellingham's Cruise Terminal for Santa Barbara, where the boat will be used for whale watching tours and other functions between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. The Condor Express is All American Marine's 10th Teknicraft high-speed aluminum power catamaran. In addition to serving both tourists and scientists interested in whale watching, the boat will also be used for dinner cruises, weddings and other celebrations, as well as marine education for children.

ASA and NAMEPA Establish Reciprocal Affiliate Membership

The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) have agreed to establish a reciprocal Affiliate Membership relationship. NAMEPA, composed largely of vessel operators, is committed to encouraging effective compliance of its members with national and international laws and regulations regarding marine environment protection; creating and promoting safety mindedness and security spirit within the industrial sectors involved in its membership; enhancing quality standards and professional training competency. NAMEPA cooperates with international maritime organizations; promoting relationships and/or partnerships with educational institutions to further spread the voluntary commitment to today’s youth.

Vessels: All American Marine Launches Cat

All American Marine, Inc., launched a new 65-ft. Teknicraft catamaran for Maui-based Expeditions, which runs a passenger ferry service and tour group. The Expeditions-four catamaran will be used as an inter-island 149-passenger ferry across the Auau Channel between the islands of Maui and Lana'i. With the Teknicraft design, said Steve Knight, CEO of Expeditions, "we've got increased passenger capacity, fantastic fuel savings, and a better speed range." With their new Expeditions-four catamaran, they will be burning about half the amount of fuel per hour per engine. At the same time, said Knight, "We can actually put 50 percent more people on the boat than we could with our present vessel, and we can maintain a more consistent cruising speed.

All American Marine Building Gillnetters

After a slower year, the order book at All American Marine has rebounded. Together with charter and other boats, the firm has expanded their Ferndale, Wash. operations with a separate facility at South Bellingham. Currently under construction for March and April deliveries are four 32-ft. Bristol Bay style bow-pickers. One, for Greg Synner, will have a 12.5-ft. beam while two, for Al Agustus and Pat West will carry 14-ft. beams. The fourth boat, with a 13-ft. beam, will be built for Steve Lewis as a stern picker. All four boats will be powered by a pair of 315 hp Cummins six-cylinder B-series marine diesels with 5.9-liter displacement. The engines will drive the new model 274 Hamilton jets which have the same 10.5-in.

Three Dump Scows Built by Diversified Marine, Inc.

Diversified Marine, Inc. completed three Ala Wai Dump Scows for American Marine Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii in June 2002. All three scows were built in Portland, Ore. at the Diversified Marine location and towed to Hawaii on barges. Each scow is built with a remote, air driven hydraulically operated control and with certified leak proof rubber seals. American Marine will use the scows for hauling dredged material from the Hawaiian Island waterways. The Glosten Associates, Inc. designed the scows. Length, molded 78.6 ft. Half breadth, hull, molded 12 ft. Beam, maximum o.a. 24.1 ft. Molded, depth, main deck 9.6 ft. Lightship draft 2.6 ft. Design, waterline draft 7.9 ft. Hopper volume, level to top of coaming 300 cu. yd.

North American Marine Jet Delivers Units

North American Marine Jet Inc. shipbuilder in China. TJ-454HT (old name TJI-150) water jet units. lake mining operation near Golmud, China. units could be welded into the steel hulls. protection and maintenance would be the easier. times that of the ocean. Swedish BEB craft over many Scandinavian jet manufactures. needs of our customers. happy. JETS would be pumping thru the jets. TRAKTOR JET is 3 to 5 times the clearances compare to a high-speed pump.

Marcon Announces Sale of Survey Vessel

Marcon International, Inc. confidential terms. commissioned by Cheramie BoTruc and rebuilt in 1983. subsequently sold to Bollinger Machine Shop. Mar Equipment in 1996. Current sellers bought the vessel in 2003. 1700BHP and fitted a 200HP bow thruster. generators provide electrical power. total of 32 persons in 8 staterooms. The 146 x 36-ft. unit will be reactivated from lay up in the U.S. Class being reinstated prior to sailing to West Africa for employment. Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction. of one per week. expected to close within the next 30 days.

Grounded Ship to be Dislodged off of Hawaii

HONOLULU - The Unified Command continues to monitor the 145-foot motor vessel Casitas that ran aground at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, 86 miles east southeast of Midway Atoll on July 2nd. Preparations are now underway to extract the Casitas from the reef with what is hoped to be minimal environmental damage. Significant planning has been undertaken to ensure the safety of the people involved and to protect the ecological resources of the area. Pearl and Hermes Atoll is part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is an important seabird and green sea turtle nesting ground, Hawaiian monk seal pupping site, home to endangered Laysan finches, and the site of more than 183,000 acres of coral reefs in Refuge and State of Hawaii waters.

All American Completes Cat

All American Marine, Inc. completed a 65 x 23.5-ft. Teknicraft catamaran for Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events (formerly Paradise Cruise, Ltd.) based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The new Hoku Nai’a is a USCG subchapter T classified vessel and is certified to carry 150 passengers and 10 crew members. Upon successfully completing acceptance trials in Bellingham Bay in mid-July, the Hoku Nai’a and her crew set off on a 3,000 mile delivery cruise to the island of Oahu. The Hoku Nai’a, meaning Dolphin Star, will primarily be used for a newly created Wild Dolphin Watch cruise that departs twice daily from Waianae Boat Harbor on the south shore of Oahu. Hoku Nai’a is powered by a pair of Scania DI12 60M electronic, high efficiency, low-emission diesel engines that deliver 500 bhp at 2100 rpm.

Resolve Marine/PENCO: Emergency Response in Hawaii

Photo courtesy Resolve Marine

On February 2nd, 2011, a team of emergency responders from Resolve Marine Group and Pacific Environmental Corporation (dba PENCO)/American Marine Corporation, demonstrated their marine fire fighting capabilities in Honolulu Harbor. The trained crew of locally and internationally recognized professionals conducted an equipment deployment exercise, utilizing pumps and fire fighting monitors stored at the PENCO/American Marine facilities on pier 13, and operated from the deck of the M/V American Islander.

Marine Environment Initiative Launched

Demonstrating its fervent commitment to preserving the marine environment, the commercial maritime industry launched the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) at the World Maritime Day Observance in New York on October 25th. Consistent with the mission of MEPA’s worldwide, the overall aim of NAMEPA is to increase environmental awareness and motivation of the human element within shipping and land-based industries which have a vested interest in the marine environment. NAMEPA’s additional goal is educating the wider public and the school communities about the critical need for marine environmental protection. Both goals will be met through cooperation with domestic and international organizations and the adoption of public awareness campaigns.

Ecuador Order Elastec/American Marine Oil Spill Equipment

Oil spill equipment training: Photo courtesy of Elastec/American Marine

Elastec/American Marine say that quality and dependability made all the difference when the state oil company of Ecuador decided recently to purchase its oil spill response equipment. PetroEcuador recently acquired two ELASTEC TDS136G grooved drum skimmers, two ELASTEC SeaSkater weir skimmers, a PACS1000-770, two ELASTEC BoomVane™ units, 60 sections of oil containment boom and ten QuickTanks. The oil spill response equipment will be used at PetroEcuador’s Esmeraldas facility, the country’s largest and most important refinery.

NOAA Dedicates New Research Vessel

SOPNewswire reported that NOAA has dedicated a new high-speed research vessel. It will that will work the waters of the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The vessel will be used primarily for research missions but will also support education, monitoring and emergency response patrols. The vessel has been named the Auk in honor of an extinct seabird that once wintered in these waters. Built by All American Marine of Bellingham, Wash., the 50-foot Auk is a Teknicraft hydrofoil-assisted, aluminum-hulled catamaran powered by Cummins 484 horsepower engines. The vessel operates with a top speed of 28 knots, a cruising speed of 20 knots and has a fuel capacity of 600 gallons. The vessel holds both wet and dry labs, a dive ladder, A-frame and winch.

North American Marine, R. E. Perry Alliance

It is a well-known fact that marine assets are unique, whether they are inland and ocean-going vessels or waterfront properties, shipyards and barge fleeting operations. Making business decisions pertaining to them, especially in today’s market, can be difficult. Consequently, North American Marine Consultants, LLC, and R.E. Perry Company have formed a strategic alliance to better assist their customers in managing their marine assets by providing knowledge-based marine surveying, financial appraisal analyses and brokerage services for vessels and land-based marine assets worldwide. North American Marine Consultants, LLC, a new venture headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, provides professional marine surveying and appraisal services for inland and ocean-going vessels. The R.E.

Nichols Brothers Closes

On Friday, November 2, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland announced it was ceasing operations immediately, according to a report on The company was a long-term builder for the North American marine industry, well-known for its high speed passenger catamarans and small cruise ships, as well as military boats, tugboats, fishing boats and other work boats. According to a release issues by the company, there are several reasons for the closure. “Nichols Brothers has faced significant financial challenges in recent years and has sought additional capital to assist in restructuring the company. The company was started in 1964.

AMH Launches Metal Shark

American Marine Holdings (AMH) Government Services has launched Metal Shark, a new commercial product brand consisting of several models of aluminum boats complimenting its existing Pro-Line and Donzi fiberglass boat lines. AMH Government Services has developed a formal partnership with Gravois Boats of Jeanerette, La. The partnership allows AMH Governments Services to market the brand worldwide. Some of the models that will be available are center consoles and dual consoles in 21’, 23’ & 25’, a 23’ landing craft, a 25’ utility boat and a 30’ soft-sided pilothouse. AMH introduced a 25-ft. center console Metal Shark at the May 2005 MACC conference in Little Creek, VA.

Pegasus Shipping Completes High Yield Bond Restructuring

Pegasus Shipping (Hellas) Ltd. has completed the restructuring of its $150 million 11.8 percent First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes with its Bond Holders. Under final terms of the deal, the basis of which was first agreed in the latter part of last year, the company bought back its bonds from Bond Holders at $0.50 for each bond and retains- full equity control of the fleet. The total value of the transaction is $75 million. The completed restructuring represents almost two years of negotiations between the company, its advisors American Marine Advisors and Chanin Capital Partners and the company's two major Bond Holders Lehman Brothers and MacKay Shields.

All American Marine on Course to Double in Size

All American Marine’s foray into larger 100’ and larger vessels as well as increases in overall demand has generated the need for AAM, the Port of Bellingham, and Fairhaven Shipyard to work together to improve the maritime trade facilities heavily utilized by the two anchor tenants.

The Port of Bellingham is poised to change the layout of 7.66 acres of industrial property in Fairhaven and build new infrastructure to support the expansion of two major waterfront employers, All American Marine and Fairhaven Shipyard. “All American Marine and Fairhaven Shipyard provide over 150 family-wage jobs to our local community” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. The Port worked closely with both tenants to develop a strategy for improvements which better supports existing operations and plans for future expansion.

LA Port Police Contract with All American Marine for Dive and Patrol Catamaran

dive and patrol catamaran

All American Marine, Inc. is pleased to announce their latest vessel contract awarded by the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Department for a new dive and patrol catamaran. The 65’ x 24’ aluminum catamaran will be used by the LA Port Police dive team and will feature Teknicraft Design’s signature hull shape and hydrofoil technology. The design of the vessel is based upon the previously built R/V Shearwater and R/V Fulmar, which are operated by NOAA throughout California’s four National Marine Sanctuaries.

Elastec/American Marine Acquires Scandinavian Technology

Elastec/American Marine, headquartered in Carmi, IL, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the BoomVane technology, expanding its range in the manufacture of innovative pollution control equipment. Developed and patented by ORC of Sweden, the BoomVane is an aquatic paravane system that enables oil recovery and debris containment booms to be towed by a single vessel, as well as to deploy booms in rivers and tidal waters without boats or anchors. Elastec/American Marine is the largest manufacturer of oil spill recovery equipment in North America with global distribution in 145 countries.

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