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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Markey Wins Trademark Dispute

Markey Machinery has announced that it has prevailed in a dispute over its’ longtime trademark, Render/Recover, which was initiated by another winch manufacturer. “The court decision recognized our origination of the term in 1994,” said Markey President Blaine Dempke. “It’s unfortunate that we had to defend something that was so clearly identified with our company, but defend it we did. Founded in 1907, Markey Machinery designs and manufactures custom deck machinery for workboat, scientific, and dockside applications.

Two Additions to Markey Engineering Team

Srihari Gowri Shankar, Markey Design Engineer.

Markey Machinery has announced the addition of two members to the Markey engineering team, Srihari Gowri Shankar and Brian Cox. Both have joined Markey as Design Engineers. Srihari recently graduated from UC Davis with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His primary focus was in the area of Dynamics & Control Engineering. Brian graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. He focused his University studies on Computer-Aided Engineering and a Human-Powered Submarine Design.

MN 100: Markey Machinery Co. Inc.

President: Blaine W. Seattle-based Markey Machinery Company has roots in the marine and logging industries stretching as far back as the early 1900s. Founded by Charles Markey in 1907, the company has seen several generations of Markeys at its helm through more than 100 years of company growth. Today, led by Blaine W. Dempke and Robert A. LeCoque, the company’s primary focus lies in the manufacture, support and service of custom deck machinery for workboat, scientific and dockside applications.

Markey Machinery Seeking Area Partner

Markey Machinery Company, Inc (USA) is actively seeking a partner in the South Pacific area. This partner will manufacture and help support machines designed and carrying the Markey brand. An opportunity exists for the right company to produce winches, windlasses, and capstans of the highest quality standards while serving the growing needs of the Australian-region market and demands exceeding our factory production capacity. Markey’s partners have established facilities, a stable workforce, and production processes oriented toward low rate (prototype) manufacturing. Their facilities include support staff with modern computer/communication resources, heavy lift handling equipment, clean assembly areas, and proximity to ocean shipping terminals.

MARKEY Machinery Creating International Support Network

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA — March 28, 2011— Markey Machinery announced today that it is creating an international network of factory-trained sales and service centers. Markey is currently evaluating candidate companies around the world. The current focus is on qualified system integration/service companies, located in key markets distant from Markey’s US facility. The company expects to conclude an agreement with an Australian firm shortly, establishing a center there. A series…

Markey Machinery Supplies Equipment For Response

Markey Machinery Co., Inc. of Seattle,Washington has supplied equipment onboard Crowley's tug Response. The bow of the tug is fitted with a WYW-20-48 hydraulic combination winch/windlass with a 1-1/4" anchor wildcat, and soft-line storage drum. Adjacent to the main hawser winch is a type DEPC-42 electric deck-winch for 350 ft. of soft-line, used for tie-up and basic barge-work (thus protecting the main line from general-purpose wear and tear) The DESS-52 250 HP Electric Hawser Winch represents a major leap forward in Escort Tug technology, providing the Captain with the ability to devote his attention to utilizing all of the tug's potential, and leaving the Hawser Winch to handle the line.

VT Halter Marine Orders Markey Winch

Markey Machinery Company, Inc. has received an order to supply VT Halter Marine, Inc. with one General Purpose Winch. When delivered in 2009, Halter plans to install the DEPC-7 on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) coastal mapping vessel R/V Ferdinand R. Hassler, currently under construction. The Markey type DEPC-7 winch is custom designed by Markey engineers to meet NOAA’s statement of requirements. NOAA’s requirements include independent certification of the winch’s design by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). NOAA’s R/V Ferdinand R. Hassler- a 124-foot small waterplane area twin hulled (SWATH-type) craft, is named after a founder of one of NOAA's forerunner agencies.

Older Markey Equipment Doesn’t Fade Away ...

It Just Comes Home for New Life. The late W.C. “Bill” Markey, President of Markey Machinery for over 40 years (1948 to 1988) coined a simple phrase for the company’s design philosophy, “Built Hell For Stout”. As a result, an extraordinary number of Markey deck machines manufactured during that era (and after) are still in service today. As a result, customers often contact Markey for service parts and/or complete overhaul of a winch that is over 50 years old. Much of the company’s…

Markey’s Mark on the Deck Machinery

As the new year begins, Markey Machinery is preparing a new TES-40-75HP electric towing winch for shipment that will be installed on Harley Marine Services new Z-drive ship assist tractor tug “M/V ROBERT FRANCO.”

105 years young, Markey Machinery has a strong history in the workboat and oceanographic market, and according to Blaine Dempke the orderbook is full and the future is bright. Blaine Dempke, President, Markey Machinery, is somewhat like the company he leads: long-term and steady, as the 30+ year veteran explained. “I began my career at Markey Machinery in 1978 as an entry level drafter and worked my way up through engineering,” Dempke said. “In 1996 I was made president, and my compatriot on the shop floor, Robert LeCoque, was made vice president.

Markey Engineers New A&R Winches for Offshore

(Photo: Markey Machinery)

Markey Machinery recently introduced its new line of Abandonment and Recovery (A&R) winches. Development of Markey’s A&R winches was facilitated through partnership with a world-wide service provider operating a fleet of marine vessels. The manufacturer says that the A&R machines are more cost effective in operation and maintenance requirements, thus making them ideal for oil field services such as maintenance, repair, and decommissioning. Markey’s type DEPS-76AR (see illustration) is a single drum, direct-pull type winch with level wind designed to work 3,300m of 4.75-in.

Markey Tapped to Supply CTD Handling Systems for Research Vessel

Markey Machinery is under contract to supply Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla, California, USA) with advanced deck equipment used to conduct scientific investigations using Conductivity, Temperature, & Depth (CTD)/ Rosette samplers. This new CTD handling system includes a third generation Markey CAST6 125 Deep Sea Research Winch with active motion compensation controls, integrated with an Allied Systems Company (Sherwood, Oregon, USA) specialty CTD handling system with anti‐pendulation CTD docking head. The system fully conforms to 46CFR ‐Subpart 189.35—Weight Handling Gear (for Oceanographic Vessels), as well as Research Vessel Safety Standards Appendix A – “UNOLS Rope and Cable Safe Working Load…

Markey Machinery’s DEPCF-42 Winch for New Offshore Tug

Photo courtesy Markey Machinery

Markey Machinery Company of Seattle, Wash. recently delivered a model DEPCF-42 40HP Electric Render/Recover Winch to Eastern Shipbuilding for installation on the new Bisso Offshore tug, Beverly B. This hawser winch features capacity for 500 ft. of 8¬inch soft-line, proven Render/Recover capability to 180 ft/min. line-speed and a brake that will hold 150 tons. All electric controls and a line-tension display system with data-logging rounds out the system. A Markey type CEW-60 2-Speed Electric Capstan on the stern is provided for general line-handling. The Beverly B.

Robert Allan Awarded Tug Contract

Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc. of Longview, Wash. has awarded of the construction contract for a new 78 ft. (23.8 m) Z-drive tug to Diversified Marine, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. This new tug is the seventh in the series of the ASD 23/35 high-performance, low-manning tug design developed by Robert Allan Ltd., and incorporates several new features reflected in the ongoing development of this class of modern high-performance ship assist tug. The most significant change to the design is the increase in power installed in this tug design since its initial development over 20 years ago. The tug has been increased to provide greater stability, and the fendering system has changed significantly to reflect both the higher power, and changes in fender and hawser technologies.

Obituary: Michael Jean Markey

(Photo: Markey Machinery)

Michael Jean Markey died peacefully at Swedish Hospital on March 2, 2013. Mike was born in Seattle, Wash., in 1932. He graduated from West Seattle High School in June 1950, and he received a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Stanford University in June 1954. In 1958, Mike joined his father, William C. Markey, at the family firm, Markey Machinery Company, Inc. in Seattle. MMCo was founded in 1907 by Mike's grandfather, Charles H. Markey. Mike was with the company until his retirement in 1996.

New Foss Tug Outfitted with New Ship-Assist & Escort Winch

Markey Machinery Company of Seattle, Wash., has developed a new Electric Bow Ship-Assist & Escort Winch and Electric Stern General Purpose Deck Winch for Foss Maritime, in response to their application requirements for the new 5,000 hp ASD Tug, Morgan Foss, constructed at Foss Maritime's Rainier Shipyard. The type DEPGF-42 Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winch installed on the bow features a 75 hp electric-motor drive, a drum sized for over 500 ft. of eight in. soft-line, a level-wind fairleader, and an auxiliary warping-head of 24 in. diameter. The high-capacity drum brake will hold well over 400,000 lbs. Markey also outfitted this winch-system with its Line-Tension Display System which shows the operator the tension in the line while the drum brake is set.

U.S. Shipbuilding: ESG Nabs Two Z-Drive Tug Contracts

Eastern Shipbuilding (ESG) said that Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised one additional Z-Drive Tug to be built at ESG. This brings the total to six of the new Robert Allan, Ltd. Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs built at ESG's Panama City, FL facilities. G&H will provide the onsite representation for both owners as the owner's agent during the construction and delivery phases of the contracts. At delivery, G&H Towing will operate each vessels, as in the past. Length 80 ft. Breadth 38.25 ft. Depth: 15.75 ft.

Markey Fills Out Electric Towing Winch Line

As the new year begins, Markey Machinery is preparing a new TES-40-75HP electric towing winch for shipment that will be installed on Harley Marine Services new Z-drive ship assist tractor tug “M/V Robert Franco”. The first item of two suites of deck machinery specified by Harley for both the “M/V Robert Franco” and its’ sister, the “M/V Ahbra Franco”, the TES-40-75HP towing winch also fills out Markey’s electric towing winch line which now covers wire sizes between 1-1/4” through 2-1/2”.

New Tug Features Innovative Equipment

Markey Machinery Company, Inc. of Seattle, WA, specialty manufacturers of Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winches, recently demonstrated their continued commitment to innovative design by developing a unique new Electric Bow Ship-Assist & Escort Winch and a Electric Stern General Purpose Deck Winch for Foss Maritime, in response to their particular application-requirements for the new 5,000 HP ASD Tug "Morgan Foss" constructed at Foss Maritime's Rainier Shipyard. The type DEPGF-42 Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winch installed on the bow features a 75 HP electric-motor drive, a drum sized for over 500 feet of 8" soft-line, a level-wind fairleader, and an auxiliary warping-head of 24" diameter. The high-capacity drum brake will hold well over 400,000 lbs.

Markey Equips Research Vessel Sally Ride

Research Vessel Sally Ride (Photo courtesy of Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Named for the first American woman launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Research Vessel Sally Ride was commissioned August 9 at Dakota Creek Industries (Anacortes, Washington). Sally Ride is a U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research sponsored Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR-28). The vessel’s advanced deck machinery will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography personnel during extended scientific missions upon the seven seas.

Markey Deck Machinery on Canadian Ice Class Tugs

Robert Allan designed TundRA 100 with Markey equipment. It will be built by Ocean Industries Inc.

Markey Equipment Selected For New Canadian Super Ice Class Tugs. Markey Machinery is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the order for a complete suite of deck machinery for the most powerful Harbor Class Tugs ever to be built in Canada. The tugs will be operated by Group Ocean of Quebec, Canada for harbor operations, ship escort services, short and long distance towing, as well as rescue operations and wreck removals. The new TunDRA 100 tugs, highly powerful, efficient and versatile…

Markey Secures Order for Science Winches

SEATTLE  —  Markey Machinery  announced that it has been awarded an order for a complete suite of winch systems onboard AGOR-27, a new academic research vessel, under construction at Dakota Creek Industries,  in Anacortes, Washington. Sponsored by the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research, this award continues a plan to renew America’s aging fleet of academic research vessels, including ocean ranging vessels like the US Navy’s Knorr (AGOR-15). The scope of the order is for one ship set, including two type CAST6-125 Deep Sea Research Winches with active motion compensation, a type DETW-9-11 All-Electric Traction Winch System with two storage drums…

Bay-Houston Towing Co. to Build Third Z-Tech Harbor Tug

On April 16, 2007, Mark Kuebler, President of Bay-Houston Towing Co., signed a contract with Orange Shipbuilding for a Z-Tech harbor tug. This marks the second Z-Tech 6300 hp harbor tug to be built at Orange Shipbuilding for Bay-Houston and the third Z-Tech to enter Bay-Houston’s fleet. Orange Shipbuilding is located in Orange, TX. Delivery is scheduled for early February 2009. The Z-Tech design by Robert Allan has proven successful throughout the world. Bay-Houston Towing Co. is one of only two companies currently building them in the United States. The vessel will be Orange Shipbuilding Hull H-394. The tug will be 98.5 feet long, with a beam of 39.3 feet, and a hull depth of 16.4 feet.

Crowley Building Prevention Response Tugs

Vessel Management Services, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp., is building three Z-drive, Cat-powered prevention response tugs (PRT). The first 140-ft. vessel is scheduled to enter service in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in February, 2000, with the other two following closely in April and June. Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Wash., is building the vessels, which were designed by Guido Perla & Associates, Seattle. Propulsion will be provided by two Cat 3612s, each rated 5,096 bhp at 900 rpm. Two Aquamaster Z-drives, with 5.15:1 gear reduction will drive 138-in. diameter controllable pitch propellers inside nozzles. The vessels will have approximately 260,000 lbs. of bollard pull, and an estimated top speed of 15 knots.

 

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