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Kvichak To Construct And Design Barge Group

Resulting from the recent developments in oil spill preparedness in the state of Alaska, various cruise ship operators have contracted Amak Towing of Ketchikan to construct oil recovery and storage barges for ports that hold cruise vessels. Completing this task will be Kvichak Marine Industries, who will design, construct and deliver a total of eight barges to Amak, while Seapro will bareboat charter, maintain and operate the barges. Working in pairs to recover and store recovered oil, the all-aluminum barges, which will measure 40 ft. (12.1 m) with a beam of 14 ft. (4.2 m), will each have a barrel holding capacity of 249.

Kvichak Secures Eight-Barge Contract

Resulting from the recent developments in oil spill preparedness in the state of Alaska, various cruise ship operators have contracted Amak Towing of Ketchikan to construct oil recovery and storage barges for ports that hold cruise vessels. Completing this task will be Kvichak Marine Industries, who will design, construct and deliver a total of eight barges to Amak, while Seapro will bareboat charter, maintain and operate the barges. Working in pairs to recover and store recovered oil, the all-aluminum barges, which will measure 40 ft. (12.1 m) with a beam of 14 ft. (4.2 m), will each have a barrel holding capacity of 249.

Crowley Orders ATB at Bollinger

(Image: Crowley)

Crowley Fuels LLC has signed a contract with Bollinger Shipyards for the construction of a new 100,000-barrel-capacity articulated tug-barge (ATB) to transport multiple clean petroleum products in the Alaska market. The Alaska-class vessel will be built at Bollinger Marine Fabricators Shipyard, in Amelia, La., with an expected delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019. The build contract includes an option for a second ATB. Once built and deployed, Crowley will operate the ATB under a long-term charter with Alaska-based Petro Star Inc.…

62 Barges Break Free on Ohio River

More than five dozen barges have reportedly broken free due to ice and high water at two separate locations on the Ohio River. So far 59 of the 62 breakaway barges have been recovered, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, who said it is working alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners in response to the incidents near Pittsburgh, Pa., and Moundsville, W.Va. By Monday, 34 of the reported 35 breakaway barges from fleeting areas at mile maker 94 near Moundsville have been recovered and secured, while 25 of the 27 breakaway barges from Jack’s Run Fleeting area at mile marker 4 near Pittsburgh have been accounted for, and security video has shown seven of the barges went over Emsworth Lock & Dam.

Motion Compensated Helideck to Launch at OTC

Image courtesy Barge Master

Barge Master, a producer of motion compensated equipment for the offshore industry, has partnered with Bayards Aluminium constructions, a specialist in lightweight and maintenance free structures for the offshore industry, to design the first aluminum Motion Compensated Helideck (MCH). Vessel motions can often have an adverse effect on the safety and costs of offshore operations, limiting the window in which helicopters can land. According to its developers, the new helideck aims…

Conrad Signs Contracts Totaling $50.3m

Conrad Industries, Inc. $84.5 million at December 31, 2006. new addition to Conrad’s portfolio of products. inland waterway operation. barges that range in size from 120’x30’x7’ to 192’x42’x10’. Orange Shipbuilding facility. 600 people. over other designs submitted in the bidding process. ferry.

Conrad Awarded Ferry Contract and Other Contracts Totaling $36.6m

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced the award of a contract for the construction of a ferry, and the signing of contracts for the construction of sixteen barges and a major ferry repair, with a total value of $36.6 million. The Texas Department of Transportation awarded Conrad a contract for the construction of a 264’x66’x15’6” passenger/vehicle ferry scheduled for delivery during 2009 with a contract price of $22.5 million. The ferry will transport up to 70 cars and work the Galveston terminal. Also, The Puerto Rico and Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation Authority has executed a contract for a dry dock inspection and general repairs to Motor Vessel Culebra II, a 500 passenger, 150’ x 28’ aluminum hull.

Great Lakes Shipyard Builds Barges for Corps of Engineers

Photo courtesy Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, completed construction and delivery of two new barges for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The barges will be used to perform critical maintenance and inspections of lock and dam facilities on the upper Mississippi River lock and dam section. One of the barges will service Lock and Dam 16 in Illinois City, Ill. while the other one will service Lock and Dam 18 in Gladstone, Ill. Great Lakes Shipyard, a division of The Great Lakes Towing Company…

TY Offshore Launches Eighth of Eighteen FMT Industries Barges

Photo: TY Offshore

TY Offshore, LLC launched the FMT 3256, the eighth of eighteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group. FMT Industries recently exercised its option for four additional barges from its original order of ten. The barges are being built at TY Offshore’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility. Additional barge launches will follow at thirty day intervals. •Total of six Harvey Gulf International 302’ x 64’ (92m x 19.5m) Dual Fuel Supply Vessels…

Conrad Industries Announces Award of Ferry Contract

Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Industries Inc., announced it has been awarded a contract to build a ferry for the State of Texas and numerous other contracts totaling $36.6 million. The Texas Department of Transportation awarded Conrad the contract for a 264-foot-long passenger/vehicle ferry for the Galveston, Texas, terminal. The $22.5 million vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2009. Conrad also announced it will build 11 120-foot deck barges, three spud barges and two crane barges for four different customers. In addition, Conrad will conduct drydock inspection and general repairs to the M/V Culebra II, a 500-passenger aluminum-hull vessel operated by the Puerto Rico and Municipal Islands Maritime Transportation Authority.

Kvichak Delivers 26-ft Push Boat to Seattle City Light

Photo courtesy Kvichak Marine

Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently constructed and delivered a 25.7 ft push boat to Seattle City Light  for operation with the service barge at the Diablo Dam in the North Cascades. This Kvichak Marine design is constructed of marine grade aluminum alloy plate and extrusions. Two vertical push knees are located at the bow. The knees are padded by six inch D-section rubber. A 1,500 lb davit with manual winch is mounted on the stern. The push boat is powered by twin John Deere 330 hp turbo charged diesel engines with stainless steel props in enclosed nozzles…

Seattle City Light Contract for Kvichak Marine

Seattle City Light has awarded a contract to Kvichak Marine Industries to build a 25.8-ft push boat designed by Kvichak Marine to operate with the service barge at the Diablo Dam in the North Cascades. The hull and superstructure will be constructed of marine grade aluminum alloy plate and extrusions. Two vertical push knees will be located at the bow. The knees will be padded by 6” D-section rubber. A 1,500 lb davit with manual winch will be mounted on the stern. The push boat will be powered by twin John Deere 300 hp turbo charged diesel engines with stainless steel props in enclosed nozzles, allowing for speed of 8 knots while pushing the barge. Delivery is scheduled for July 2010. Length, o.a.

Conrad Declares Dividend

Photo Conrad Industries, Inc.

Conrad Industries, Inc. which provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on June 14, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 24, 2016. Established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, Conrad Industries designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats…

Second Research Vessel at Great Lakes Shipyard

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Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, will perform repairs, haul out and drydocking, as necessary, to the U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Sturgeon under a fleet maintenance contract with the Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. of the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. The 105 ft. long Sturgeon was built in 1974 and is home-ported in Cheboygan, Mich. The Sturgeon is the Center's second largest vessel with great geographic range and advanced scientific abilities.

Nautica Queen at Great Lakes Shipyard for Repairs

Photo courtesy The Great Lakes Towing Co.

Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, will perform deck repairs to the Nautica Queen. The 124 ft long Nautica Queen was built in 1981 and is home-ported in Cleveland, Ohio on the west bank of the flats. The Nautica Queen can accommodate up to 400 passengers in the two enclosed decks and spacious observation deck on the top of the ship. The vessel hosts lunch and dinner cruises as well as Sunday brunch and also hosts corporate and birthday parties as well as wedding receptions.

Conrad Industries Reports Profit, New Orders in Annual Results

Conrad Industries, Inc. has announced its fourth quarter and twelve months 2011 results and the addition of new business during the first quarter totaling $61.8 million. New business added during the first quarter of 2012 includes the signing of new contracts and sales of stock barges which brings estimated current backlog to approximately $68.7 million, compared to $47.1 million at December 31, 2011, $112.3 million at March 31, 2011, and $89.5 million at December 31, 2010. New contracts added during the first quarter of 2012 include four 297'6"x 54'x 12' 30,000 bbl. tank barges, a 245'x 48'x 12'LPG tank barge, a 260'x 72'x 16' ocean deck barge…

MN 100: Conrad Shipyard

Conrad specializes in the construction, conversion and repair of a wide variety of steel and aluminum marine vessels for commercial and governmental customers. Conversion projects consist of lengthening the mid-bodies of vessels, modifying vessels for a different type of activity and other modifications to increase vessel capacity/functionality. Conrad also conducts routine drydocking and repairs as well as inspections required by the U.S. Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) and other regulatory agencies.

MN 100: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

President and General Manager: Travis R. Founded in 1997 by a father-and-son duo, Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. is located on the southwestern coast of Alabama approximately 30 miles from the Port of Mobile. The company designs, builds and repair ships, boats and barges up to 300 feet in length and 1,500 tons launch weight for the offshore oil industry, cruise and diving industry, tug and barge operators and specialized craft for the United States and foreign governments. Horizon owns and operates two shipyard facilities in Bayou La Batre…

New Class of Compact Tugboats Turning Heads

BRAtt Workboat: Photo courtesy of Robert Allan

Originally conceived as a training vessel, the Robert Allan designed BRAtt has developed into a class of small but tough workboats. Adrenalin Marine Ltd. of Delta, B.C. was chosen as the licensed builder for all BRAtts in North America and to date has built three of these innovative new vessels. The BRAtt is not only a very cost-effective tug for training, but an ultra-compact workboat which can operate in small ports and perform specialized functions such as ship-handling, line-handling, yarding, boom deployment, etc.

US Shipbuilder Holds Course in 2012

Conrad Industries announces its 2012 financial results and also the addition of new business during Q1 2013. For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, Conrad had net income of $8.0 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.33 compared to net income of $6.8 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.09 during the fourth quarter of 2011. The Company had net income of $20.8 million and earnings per diluted share of $3.46 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 compared to net income of $19.2 million and earnings per diluted share of $3.01 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011. The diluted shares for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 are 6.0 million, and 6.2 million and 6.4 million for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2011, respectively.

Great Lakes Shipyard Begins Work on William Market Ferry

Photo courtesy Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, drydocked the ferry William Market to begin maintenance and repairs for its U.S. Coast Guard five-year inspection. The work will include routine cleaning and painting, hull inspection, valve overhauls and steering system modifications. In addition to this, all of the ferry’s exterior fiberglass bench seats are being replaced with new aluminum bench seats. This is the second time this year Miller Boat Line, the vessel’s owner, has entrusted one of its vessels to Great Lakes Shipyard.

Conrad Announces Contracts, Deliveries

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced the signing of contracts for the construction of ten vessels totaling $32.3 million and delivery of three vessels in recent months. Offshore Marine Contractors has executed contracts for three 175 foot class 110'x64.5'x9' liftboats, similar to previous liftboats built by Conrad. W.C. Fore Trucking, McCleary Offshore Construction and Inland Barge Rentals have executed contracts for the construction of deck barges that range in size from 120'x30'x7' to 210'x72'x14'. Settoon Towing signed a contract for two 6,500 bbl. inland double skin barges that will be certified for crude oil service. In addition Foss Maritime Company signed a contract for two 26,000 bbl. double skin barges that will be equipped as bunkering barges for their west coast operations.

Port of Little Rock Reports Strong May Volumes

Photo: Little Rock Port Authority

The Port of Little Rock has reported 73,000 net tons of total barge tonnage in May. Dock activities compared favorably over the previous year with Logistic Services, Inc. (LSI) handling 228 barges during the first five months of the year. 350,000 net tons of various commodities moved across the docks at the port. Cargoes handled across the docks included potash, sulfate, triple phosphate, urea, rock and sand, wetcake, bauxite, lightweight aggregate, wire rod coils, aluminum ingots, aluminum tee and sows, scrap and steel coils.

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