Insights: Steve Dickey, Global Marine Market Director, Sherwin-Williams Marine Coatings
If lifecycle asset management is at the very forefront of an economically driven shipping company, then marine coating have to be a part of that discussion. That, in part, is because the global regulatory scheme is now impacting everything from marine propulsion, vessel discharge protocol, ballast water management and everything in between. The fact that marine coatings can be at the very heart of any and all of these discussions shouldn’t surprise anyone. Stephen F.
Dial Subchapter ‘M’ for Money
CFR 46 Subchapter M is on track and heading for you. Neither the U.S. Flag inland vessel industry, nor the United States Coast Guard knows for sure where or when, but it is coming.
Stephen H. DonCarlos Named to Port Commission
Attorney Stephen H. DonCarlos was appointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association on Sept. 19. The Harris County Mayors and Councils Association is an organization representing 26 cities in Harris County. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. DonCarlos was named to the seat previously held by Jimmy Burke. Burke had served as Port Commissioner since 1999.
Underwater Bow Thruster Repairs Keep Ships out of Drydock
Hydrex said it can assist shipowners with almost any problem they encounter with their vessel’s thruster. A wide range of repair or maintenance work can be carried out on all types of thrusters. An entire unit can be overhauled, propeller blades or seals can be replaced or repair work on a specific part of a thruster can be performed by Hydrex diver/technicians on-site. And all of these repairs can be carried out without the need to drydock the vessel.
Dometic Toilet Wins Innovation Award
The new Dometic 7100 Series MasterFlush macerator toilet has won the 2013 IBEX Innovation Award for Mechanical Systems at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Developed by marine sanitation specialist Dometic Marine, the 7100 Series toilet will be shown at METS from 19th to 21st November for the first time on Stands 01.615 and 01.713 in Hall 1 in Amsterdam RAI.
Lifejacket, Quick Thinking Save a Life in Galveston Bay
A man swept from a fishing boat and into the waters of Galveston Bay was saved by a quick-thinking friend and a piece of standard safety equipment Sunday. While fishing in Galveston Bay…
LNG Capital Expenditure
A strong continuation in the recovery of LNG expenditure is underway worldwide, driven by a growing demand for natural gas. The new eighth edition of Douglas-Westwood’s (DW) World LNG Market Forecast expects that global capital expenditure (Capex) will total nearly $228B during the 2013-2017 period. The surge includes capital expenditure on base-load onshore and offshore fixed LNG liquefaction, LNG carriers and LNG regasification, via both onshore and offshore fixed import terminals.
Safety in Numbers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited a shipyard for 61 alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards. Faced with $293,450 in proposed fines, the shipyard’s alleged violations include electrical hazards, such as failure to guard lights from damage, failure to provide effective electrical grounding for equipment, failure to provide covers on electrical box openings…
Boston Whaler Receives Tenth Consecutive NMMA Award
For a tenth consecutive year, Boston Whaler was recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) as a recipient of the 2013 Customer Satisfaction (CSI) Award. As announced by the NMMA at the 2013 International BoatBuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Boston Whaler earned its award in the Fiberglass Outboard Boats category. The CSI Awards measure customer satisfaction…
Change of Command for Port Security Unit 309
Cmdr. Geoffrey S. Deas assumed command of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 from Cmdr. Gerald A. “Jerry” Nauert during a change-of-command ceremony at the PSU 309 Facility, Lake Erie Business Park in Port Clinton, Saturday. Deas became the ninth commanding officer of PSU 309 during the formal ceremony officiated by Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs of the Alameda, Calif., based Coast Guard Pacific Area command.
Namibian Government Halts Seabed Mining
The Australian-based Deep Sea Mining Campaign congratulated the Namibian Governments on its decision to place a moratorium on seabed mining. “The Deep Sea Mining…
EBDG Continues Hiring Streak
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle and New Orleans recently acquired new talent for both of its locations, helping to grow the company's presence and expand on its core services –marine engineering, naval architecture, shipyard services and analysis. "We're pleased to welcome Joey, Michael, Luisa and Sam to EBDG," said President, Joe Pritting.
Eni Targets Growth in North American Market
Eni USA R&M subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. (seventh largest integrated multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Italy present in 90 countries) plans to go beyond its historical business area of Quebec, Ontario, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York boroughs where it has sold its high quality lubricants since 1987. In the last two years, Eni USA R&M changed its business model by selling its products mostly through distributors instead of direct selling to its customers.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 23
Today in U.S. 1779 - Captain John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1931 - Lt. Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs on board USS Langley while underway. 1944 - USS West Virginia (BB-48) reaches Pearl Harbor and rejoins the Pacific Fleet, marking the end of the salvage and reconstruction of 18 ships damaged at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
East River Closes for United Nations General Assembly
The Coast Guard will enforce security zones on the East River during the United Nations General Assembly, periodically restricting vessel traffic in the upper harbor near the United Nations Headquarters, New York, starting at 7 a.m. Monday. The Coast Guard will be enforcing security zones, from Sept. 21-29, on the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge. Zone 1: This zone is always in effect.
Onboard Drinking Water: Martek Marine Advises
Martek Marine, manufacturer of the drinking water testing kit, Drinksafe, is advising owners to ensure that they are aware of the requirements of port state control…
New Managing Director at Shipping Holding A/S
Shipping Holding A/S, part of the USTC Group, has appointed Søren Gran Hansen, 44, to replace Lars Hoffmann in the managing director’s chair. Søren Gran Hansen comes…
Russian Navy Bows Out of Australian Fleet Review
The Russian Navy has had to withdraw its ships from attending this month’s International Fleet Review. The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, said the unfortunate change of plans was due a change in the positioning of the Russian ships. Vice Admiral Griggs said the withdrawal of the Russian Navy will not detract from the spectacle of the international contingent assembling…
Resolve Marine's New ETV Heads for NZ Waters
Resolve Marine Group has further strengthened its fleet with the acquisition of the 152-ton bollard emegency towing vessel (ETV), 'Resolve Monarch', from JP Knight (Lowestoft) Ltd., and the vessel is currently en route to the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand where she will assist with Resolve’s work on the 'MV Rena' project. Previously named the Anglican Monarch, the purpose built (ETV) was on contract with the United Kingdom government…
Italian Shipyard Fincantieri Invites Academia Input
Fincantieri together with Genoa University's Polytechnic School, is promoting 'Innovation Challenge', with a large investment as the Italian shipbuilder seeks new shipbuilding ideas with a cost-efficiency focus. The initiative, arising from a well-established collaboration between the company and Genoa University, will be financed by Fincantieri with a total investment of up to Euro 500,000. It will…