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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

HARVEY THUNDER

Harvey Gulf Will Diversify into Full Service Marine Transportation Provider

Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. has announced the intent to diversify into a full service marine transportation provider. President and CEO, Shane J. Guidry announced that Harvey Gulf has entered into an agreement with Eastern Shipbuilding in Panama City, Fla., for the construction of six offshore supply vessels. Each will be ABS DP2 certified with capacities of 7,000 Bbls liquid mud, 9600 Bbls bulk and 3,300 DWT tons of cargo carrying capacity. Harvey Gulf will soon go out for new construction bids of four 200 ft. platform supply vessels for the shelf market. Harvey Gulf has also accepted delivery of its new build tug, the M/V Harvey Thunder, a 13,500 hp sister vessel to the M/V Harvey Intruder. Its expected delivery date is November 15, 2001. The M/V Harvey War Horse, a 16,500 hp-classed tug, geared for capabilities in offshore towing, is under construction and is slated for a February 2002 delivery.

Captain, 2 Crew Convicted in Illegal Fishing Case

A Sao Tome and Principe court won a key victory against illegal fishing by organized syndicates on Monday when it convicted the captain of a vessel and two crew members on a number of charges, an Interpol official said.   Globally, illegal fishing cost at least an estimated $23 billion each year, with one in four fish thought to be caught illegally in Africa with its bountiful marine life.   Alistair McDonnell, a criminal intelligence officer at Interpol's fisheries unit

Icebreakers Break into Action

With ice forming at a rate that suggests the first “normal” winter shipping season in several years, Coast Guard officials have icebreakers working in disparate locations this week, according to a report on www.sooeveningnews.com. For now, two Bay-Class tugs, Katmai Bay and Biscayne Bay are working the ice in largely unfamiliar waters at Thunder Bay, Ont. and at Serpent Harbor, Ont. located at the northern end of Georgian Bay. Biscayne Bay, based at St

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers HARVEY DEEP-SEA

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Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V HARVEY DEEP-SEA, the fourth of its Tiger Shark Class Offshore Support Vessels constructed for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans, LA.   The HARVEY DEEP-SEA was delivered July 19, 2013.  The vessel was launched at Eastern’s Allanton Facility in mid-December of last year.  The HARVEY DEEP-SEA is Eastern’s second Multi-Purpose Light Construction Vessel (LCV) for Harvey Gulf

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701 Poydras Street Suite 3700, New Orleans, LA 70139 Tel: (504) 348-2466   Website: www.harveygulf.com President: Shane Guidry The Company: Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC specializes in towing drilling rigs and providing Offshore Supply and Multi-Purpose Support Vessels for deepwater water operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Until the late 1990’s, Harvey Gulf maintained and operated a fleet of both offshore, and inland towing vessels that towed

Fourth LNG-powered OSV for Harvey Gulf

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Harvey Gulf International Marine said it has accepted delivery of its fourth liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered offshore supply vessel (OSV). The M/V Harvey Freedom, built at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in Gulfport, Miss. is 310’ x 64’ x 24.5’, U.S. Flagged Subchapter I and L, SOLAS compliant and capable of carrying 253,000 USG of fuel oil, 18,000 bbls of liquid mud, 1,600 bbls of methanol, 10,250ft3 of dry cement and 78,000 USG of LNG fuel.  

Harvey to Construct Third Vessel

Harvey Gulf International has signed an agreement with a Louisiana shipyard to build a third vessel, which will measure 135 x 40 x 21 ft., and will be powered by two EMD Turbos with Kort nozzles. The vessel will be a sistership to the company's M/V Harvey Titan, which was delivered in February 1998. The company, which has intentions to construct two more vessels still in the design stage, signed an additional contract during January for the construction of two 150 x 47 x 21 ft.vessels.

Harvey Gulf Int’l Implements MarineCFO

MarineCFO Inc., provider of on-vessel, marine operations, personnel, fleet maintenance and financial management software solutions to the workboat industry, announced the implementation of its software suite, MarineCFO Enterprise, at Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC. “At Harvey Gulf, we believe that investment in the latest technology is one of the keys to future success. We are investing in technologically advanced new build vessels and software systems that will serve our needs

Harvey Gulf to Construct First US-Flagged LNGs

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On July 28, 2011, Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Board of Directors approved the construction of the first United States-flagged LNG Offshore Supply Vessels. Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Chairman & CEO Shane J. Guidry stated that this is another example of Harvey Gulf’s commitment to meet its clients' future needs. Guidry also said that a contract will be awarded to a US shipyard on or before August 28, 2011.

First Harvey Gulf LNG OSV Launched by GCSG

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Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has launched of the first of six Harvey Gulf International Marine 302’ x 64’ Dual Fuel Offshore Supply Vessels.   Incorporating breakthrough clean-burning LNG technology, these vessels position Harvey Gulf as the leader in the environmental application of liquefied natural gas and demonstrates GCSG’s ability to meet marketplace demand. John Dane III, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group’s President and CEO, states

US Fuel Exports Recover after Harvey

Fuel exports from the U.S. Gulf Coast are rising rapidly as refineries recover from weeks of disruptions due to Hurricane Harvey, offering respite to buyers in Latin America and Europe.   The gradual resumption of operations in the region that has become a major oil export hub has prompted a drop in benchmark gasoline and diesel refining margins on both sides of the Atlantic. Margins measure the profit from converting crude into fuels.  

Channel Restrictions Lifted at Corpus Christi Port

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 Post Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts continue at Port Corpus Christi following the Category 4 Hurricane’s devastating strike to the Texas Coast.  The full 47-foot (MLLW) draft of the ship channel is open to vessels, and the daylight only transit restriction was removed.    With extensive review of hydrographic surveys by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Corpus Christi Ship Channel daylight only transit restrictions were formally

U.S. GoM Energy Producers Evacuating Ahead of T/S Nate

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Oil and natural gas producers began evacuating staff at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms on Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, the second storm in as many months to threaten Gulf Coast oil and refining facilities.   Nate, which has already killed three people in Costa Rica, according to local authorities, is forecast to scrape past Honduras and Mexico, enter the Gulf and strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall early on Sunday in Louisiana, near several major refineries.

U.S. Insured Losses from Hurricane Nate around $500 mln

Insured losses in the United States from Hurricane Nate will be close to $500 million, catastrophe modelling company Karen Clark & Company (KCC) said on Monday.   The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday that the former hurricane has become a post-tropical cyclone that continues to pack heavy rain and gusty winds.   Hurricane Nate caused flooding in Mississippi, but spared the state from catastrophic damages

Asian Traders Mull U.S. Crude Liftings in Harvey's Wake

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Harvey closed nearly a quarter of U.S. refining capacity; helping to push WTI-Brent spread to widest in two years.   Some oil traders in Asia are looking to snap up crude cargoes from the United States after Hurricane Harvey closed U.S. refineries, denting local demand and pushing out the price spread between U.S and Atlantic Basin crude benchmarks.   Hurricane Harvey barrelled into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast around 10 days ago

US Waives Jones Act to Secure Fuel for Hurricane Responders

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The U.S. government on Friday said it was temporarily waiving a law that limits the availability of cargoes on the U.S. coasts, a step that will ensure enough fuel reaches emergency responders during Hurricane Irma and in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.   The Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts. The Department of Homeland Security waived the requirement for one week

NAVFAC Southeast CERT Prepares for Hurricane Irma

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 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is forming Contingency Engineering Response Teams (CERTs) in preparation of any damage to Naval facilities in the path of Hurricane Irma.   "Teams returned last week from Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville and NAS Corpus Christi after performing damage assessments after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas," said Integrated Product Team Gulf Coast Assistant Operations Officer Cmdr

USCG, EPA Cleaning up a Dozen Texas Chemical Spills after Harvey

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.   The spills came from oil refineries, fuel terminals and other businesses, but EPA spokeswoman Terri White said it was not possible to provide an estimate for the amounts spilled.  

Oil, Chemical Spills from Harvey Adding Up

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More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.   The spills, clustered around the heart of the U.S. oil industry, together rank among the worst environmental mishaps in the country in years, but fall far short of the roughly 190

Phillips 66 Charters Foreign Tanker for Domestic Voyage

Phillips 66 has chartered a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, making use of a temporary waiver of the Jones Act that was put in place to meet fuel shortages in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Argus Media reported on Thursday.   The vessel, Nave Jupiter, departed from Houston, Texas on Sept. 9, and was docked near the company's Alliance refinery in Louisiana, the report said. http://bit.ly/2fm5CD5  

Oil/Chemical Spills from Harvey Are Big, but Dwarfed by Katrina

More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.   The spills, clustered around the heart of the U.S. oil industry, together rank among the worst environmental mishaps in the country in years, but fall far short of the roughly 190

Beaumont Port Still Restricted after Harvey

 While crude deliveries by larger ships to Beaumont in Texas remain restricted after Hurricane Harvey, a workaround using pipelines can supply Exxon Mobil's refinery there, shipping sources said.   Silt and clay lingering in the Port of Beaumont still threaten to entrap large ships, two weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas, but pipelines are available to move crude up to refineries there from nearby terminals which are less affected by sediment.  

BP's Thunder Horse Platform Shut Temporarily on Power Issue

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BP Plc halted production at its Thunder Horse platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Monday following a power outage, a company spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.   The benchmark for sour crude rallied to its strongest in more than two years on the disruption.   BP evacuated its workforce of about 300 people from the facility after the power outage as a precaution, according to the statement. Technical and essential personnel were scheduled to return to the platform on Tuesday.

IUMI: Offshore Energy Insurance Market “Sinking”

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 At annual IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) conference in Tokyo, James McDonald, chairman of IUMI’s Offshore Energy Committee warned that the sector was “sinking”.   His warning was based on declining total premium income set alongside upstream energy large losses for 2015-16 of USD 4.8 billion.   McDonald explained: “In recent years it would appear that claims have exceeded the global premium base and the last two underwriting years

BP Restores Power at Thunder Horse Platform after Outage

BP restored power at its Thunder Horse platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to a statement to Reuters Wednesday.   The platform lost power due to an electrical outage Monday.   BP said it was redeploying staff to the platform, which has the capacity to produce up to 265,000 barrels of crude a day. (Reporting By Jessica Resnick-Ault)

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