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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coastal Marine Delivers for Louisiana Floodgates

Photo: Coastal Marine Equipment

Coastal Marine Equipment delivered the winches, controls, hydraulic system, four roller fairleads and guide sheaves for the houma navigational canal and bayou grand caillou floodgate projects built by Bollinger Shipyards and Gulf Island Marine Fabricators. This system is responsible for the opening and closing of each floodgate to help protect Louisiana in a hurricane storm surge. Coastal Marine Equipment manufactures a complete line of marine deck equipment including anchor windlasses…

Coastal Marine Equipment on LCS

Coastal Marine Equipment is continuing its success in supplying marine deck equipment for government and military projects with the latest being equipment for Austal USA’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) program. This is in conjunction with Austals’ Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) program and Bollinger Shipyard’s Fast Response Cutters (FRC) program which are propelling Coastal Marine to be the leading deck equipment manufacturer for our military. In addition with these multi vessel contracts, Coastal Marine is supplying equipment for the NOAA Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV) and Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV) being constructed at Marinette Marine, T-AGS 66 Oceanographic Survey Ship and TAGM-25 Missile Range Instrumentation Ship being constructed by VT Halter Marine.

Coastal Marine Expands in Brazil

Coastal Marine Equipment has extended its presence into the Brazilian marketplace by teaming with Macnor Marine and Macnor Services to assist in equipment sales and service. This relationship has proven successful as Coastal Marine has been awarded the deck equipment for two Oil Spill Response Vessels’ being built in Brazil at EISA Shipyard. Each vessel will receive an ABS approved anchor windlass, two capstans and two tuggers. The equipment will be engineered, manufactured and tested at Coastal Marine’s facility located on eleven acres in Gulfport, MS. They currently manufacture a complete line of marine deck equipment including anchor windlasses, capstans, towing winches, mooring winches, anchor winches, reels, spud winches, stern rollers, tow pins and rescue boat davits.

4,000 hp Z-Drive Tug Delivered to Crescent Towing

Bollinger Shipyards delivered Savannah, a 4,000-hp, Z-Drive tug, to Crescent Towing of New Orleans. Savannah - which measures 96 x 34 x 14.75 ft. - is Crescent Towing's 24th tug overall, and is the second Z-drive tug. Savannah is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines developing a total of 4,000 hp, driving two Ulstein 1650H Z-Drives connected to NiBrAl propellers in nozzles. Each Z-Drive unit can be operated independently through 360 degrees. Ed Bazemore, Crescent Towing vice-president and port manager in Savannah, Ga., said "This vessel and its technology are needed here. Upon her arrival she will be used to work LNG and container ships.

Coastal Marine Awarded Contract

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the deck machinery for the Penn Maritime ATB (tug & barge) being constructed at Bay Shipbuilding (Manitowoc Marine Group) in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Equipment for the 140,000 barrel barge includes the 2-3/16 in. stud link anchor windlass with soft rope mooring drum; three double drum wire rope mooring winches; and three 24 in. mooring capstans. All equipment is electrically driven and provided with variable frequency drives for multiple speed operation. The tug will be fitted with a 36" hydraulic capstan and 60 HP electro-hydraulic power unit.

Coastal Marine to Supply for X-Craft

Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc. of Stennis Space Center, Miss. USA has been selected by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, WA, to supply the deck machinery for the Navy's new experimental X-Craft under construction there. The weight sensitive equipment, which was designed specifically for the X-Craft, includes two electrically driven anchor winches sized to hold 1,080ft of 1-5/8in diameter wire rope. The winches are in accordance with ABS rules for HSNC (2003) and develop 28,500lbs bare drum line pull and 212,000lbs brake holding. Also included in the package are four vertical, through deck, electrically driven capstans developing 11,000lbs line pull.

Harley’s Latest tug begins service

MV Earl W Redd, Photo Harley Marine 2017

The latest addition to the Harley Marine fleet is now completing sea trials and preparing to enter service. The “M/V Earl W. Redd” will be operated under the flag of the Olympic Tug & Barge unit of Harley. The 120 foot tractor tug, built by Diversified Marine Inc. in Portland, Oregon, and named after the father of Diversified President Kurt Redd, is slated to enter service providing unrestricted coastal towing along the West Coast of the United States. Tier IV-compliant CAT engines coupled to Rolls-Royce “Z-drives” power the tug, delivering an expected bollard pull capability of 75 tons.

Bollinger Delivers Z-Drive Tug Savannah

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered the 4,000 HP, Z-Drive tug Savannah, to Crescent Towing, New Orleans. It is the second Z-Drive tug in the Crescent Towing fleet, which now totals 24 tugs. Savannah is 96 ft. long, with a 34-ft. beam and a 14.75-ft. depth. It is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines developing a total of 4,000 HP. They drive two Ulstein 1650H Z-Drives connected to nibral propellers in nozzles. Each Z-Drive unit can be operated independently through 360 degrees giving the tug exceptional maneuverability. “She is Crescent’s first tractor (tug) in Savannah,” said Ed Bazemore, Crescent Towing vice-president and port manager in the Georgia city. “This vessel and its technology are needed here.

Powerful New ATBs for Vane Bunkering

Photo courtesy of Cummins

The bold blue “V” logo emblazoned on the green-banded white stack continues to proliferate on American waterways. Vane Brothers Company has been expanding its fleet with new construction. Recently the marine transportation company announced a contract for three ATB tugs to be built at the Conrad Orange Shipyard in Orange, Texas. Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Maritime LLC, based in Clear Lake Shores, Texas, the 110-foot by 38-foot tugs will be mated to 80,000-barrel barges designed by Bristol Harbor Group and being built by Conrad Industries of Amelia, Louisiana.

Directory: Deck Machinery & Cargo Handling Equipment Directory

3PS, Inc. A. L. ACL INDUSTRIES, INC. Product: A/COM LADDERS, INCLINED LADDERS, VERTICAL LADDERS, GANGWAYS, BATTENS, GRATING, LADDER TREADS, CUSTOM FABRICATIONS IN ALUMINUM, STAINLESS, FIBERGLASS. ISO-9001 REV2000 REGISTERED. ADAMS LAND AND MARINE Ltd. Product: Cargo pumps, Water Pumps, Hoses, Air Compressors, USCG Certified Tankerman,etc. Allied Systems Co. Appleton Marine, Inc. 3030 E. Product: Johnson Cutless Bearings, Duramax DuraCooler, Duramax BoxCooler, Johnson Demountable Keel Coolers, Johnson Stuffing Boxes, Duramax Shaft Seals, Johnson Commercial Fendering and Dock Bumper. E-Crane Intl U.S.A. Hyde Marine, Inc. P.O. InterOcean Systems, Inc. Product: Deck Winches for All Applications & Loads. 79 So. McElroy/Catchot Winch Co. PO. BOX 4632, BILOXI, Miss. Morgan Marine WRM Inc.

Kirby Reports Record Q2 2014

Record 2014 second quarter earnings per share of $1.31 compared with $1.11 in the 2013 second quarter, which included a $0.07 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability. Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 of $75.0 million, or $1.31 per share, compared with $63.1 million, or $1.11 per share, for the 2013 second quarter. Consolidated revenues for the 2014 second quarter increased 11% to $628.1 million compared with $563.9 million reported for the 2013 second quarter.

Bollinger Delivers Seacore Eagle

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., delivered Seacor Eagle, the first of two 145.5 x 36 x 9.8-ft. supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. Seacor Hawk, a nearly identical sister ship, is scheduled for delivery in mid November 2001. "Seacor Eagle is typical of the flexibility and versatility of our 145 ft. supply/utility boat to meet the needs of a variety of operators of large, medium and small fleets," said Walter Berry, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bollinger. "The fact that it meets and exceeds new regulatory requirements and is full ABS (A+, AMS) 100 gross tons (U. Powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines which develop a total of 1,500 bhp at 1,600 rpm, the engines drive a pair of Bollinger 72- by 57-in.

Seacor’s Eagle has Landed

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., delivered Seacor Eagle, the first of two 145.5 x 36 x 9.8-ft. supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. Seacor Hawk, a nearly identical sister ship, is scheduled for delivery in mid November 2001. "Seacor Eagle is typical of the flexibility and versatility of our 145 ft. supply/utility boat to meet the needs of a variety of operators of large, medium and small fleets," said Walter Berry, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bollinger. "The fact that it meets and exceeds new regulatory requirements and is full ABS (A+, AMS) 100 gross tons (U.S. Powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines that develop a total of 1,500 bhp at 1,600 rpm, the engines drive a pair of Bollinger 72- by 57-in.

Kirby Corp. Announces Record 3Q Results

Kirby CEO Joe Pyne (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Record 2014 third quarter earnings per share of $1.34 compared with $1.21 in the 2013 third quarter, which included a $0.08 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability. Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 of $76.7 million, or $1.34 per share, compared with $69.1 million, or $1.21 per share, for the 2013 third quarter, which included a $0.08 per share benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.

Coastal Towing Announces New Refinancing

Coastal Towing, Inc., announced today the consummation of a $28 million senior term loan with the CIT Group/ Equipment Financing, Inc., Heller Financial Leasing, Inc. Pursuant to this transaction, the Company refinanced senior term debt under existing agreements with CIT and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. In addition, the loan will be used to facilitate Coastal?s barge construction program. Dennis D. Buffo has joined Coastal Towing, Inc., as vice president of maintenance effective October 1. With over 29 years in the maintenance area of the marine industry, he will be responsible for all of Coastal's boat and barge maintenance. Buffo holds a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in King's Point, N.Y.

Kirby Reports Record Earnings

Kirby CEO Joe Pyne (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings of $68.1 million, or $1.19 per share, for the fourth quarter 2014 (ended December 31). The results bested 2013’s fourth quarter figures of $64.3 million, $1.13 per share. Consolidated revenues for the 2014 Q4 increased 18% to $668.3 million compared with $568.4 million for Q4 2013. Kirby also reported record net earnings for the 2014 year of $282 million, $4.93 per share, compared with $253.1 million, $4.44 per share, for 2013 which included a $0.20 per share benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.

VIKING's Helpline for New Coastal Safety Rules

VIKING’s VP Americas, Al Osle

With just a few months to go, VIKING has all hands on deck to ensure coastal vessel operators don’t risk their ability to sail under the US Coast Guard’s upgraded coastal vessel safety regulations. Marine safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S says it’s worried that commercial vessels operating in North American coastal waters and waterways simply won’t be able to sail when new USCG safety regulations come into force on 26 February 2016.

Guarino & Cox Designed ATB Launched

The first of a series of 12,000 hp ATB tugs being built for U.S. Shipping Partners, L.P. was recently launched. But the occasion was devoid of the usually expected thrill and large splash. The building site lacked suitable launching ways so a different, somewhat less dramatic, method was devised. Using multiple tired high capacity transporters the tug was rolled onto a barge, then towed to a graving dock. The graving dock was drained to allow the tug to be freed from the then ballasted barge. The dock was then filled with about as much excitement as turning a tap to fill a tub allowing the tug to float free in its element. Guarino & Cox, L.L.C.

Villa Promoted to VP Operations at Columbia Coastal

Columbia Coastal Transport has announced the promotion of Joseph Villa to vice president operations effective immediately where he will be based in the Liberty Corner headquarters and will report directly to Bruce Fenimore, president of Columbia Coastal. Villa joined Columbia Coastal in October of 1999 as General Manager Operations. Prior to that, he had 18 years of varied operations experience acquired with Sea-land Service, Inc. where he last served as Marine Operations Manager in Port Everglades, Florida. During his tenure with Sea-Land, Villa held increasingly responsible management positions in operations, gaining experience in terminal operations, equipment control, rail and marine operations. Mr.

Buffo Named VP at ISR

Dennis D. Buffo has been appointed as vice president of International Ship Repair & Marine Services, (ISR) Tampa, Florida. Buffo has executive responsibility for ISR’s contract negotiations and administrative departments, and brings with him over 31 years’ experience in the areas of ship repair, drydocks, operations, construction and maintenance of tank ships, tugs, barges, and marine equipment. Graduating as a marine engineer from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, New York, Buffo joins ISR from Coastal Towing in Houston.

Kirby Corporation Announce Record Q1 Results

Photo credit Kirby Corporation

Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $50.9 million, or $.91 per share, compared with $32.4 million, or $.60 per share, for the 2011 first quarter. Consolidated revenues for the 2012 first quarter were $566.9 million compared with $299.4 million reported for the 2011 first quarter. Kirby's 2012 first quarter results included a $4.2 million before taxes, or $.05 per share, charge associated with increasing the fair value of the United Holdings LLC ("United") contingent earnout liability…

STN Atlas Debeg UAIS Is Type-Approved

STN Atlas Marine Electronics’ European Wheelmark-accredited Debeg 3400 UAIS has also now been type-approved for GPS operation by the German Maritime & Hydrographic Agency (BSH), enabling it to be connected to all standard navigation equipment for provision of 12-channel Differential GPS data – at no additional cost. The device is reportedly the first UAIS to be accorded full type-approval as a positional sensor without any necessity for additional equipment. The Debeg 3400 is also capable of automatically accepting high-accuracy DGPS correction data via VHF in port, coastal and other areas.

Transas Installs Jordan VTS System

Transas Middle East instals & commissions standalone AIS solution at the Port of Aqaba, Jordan. Transas standalone AIS solution incorporates the latest VTS technology and meets all international standards. At the core of the system is Transas AIS Base station T214, state-of-the art solution designed specifically for coastal surveillance, vessel traffic monitoring and ports management. Intended to cover Aqaba Port, its inner port waters, navigational channels and fairways, this effective solution will significantly contribute to the prevention of marine pollution, improvement of safety navigation and overall security of the port. In addition…

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