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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Bay Diesel Wins NSWG Maintenance Deal

Photo courtesy of Bay Diesel

Bay Diesel was awarded a five-year contract with the Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG). The NSWG has two teams, one based on the U.S. East Coast and the other on the West Coast. Bay Diesel will work with the East Coast team located in Norfolk, Va., and will be responsible for routine maintenance, overhaul and dyno testing of their multiple Marine Propulsion Diesel Engines. Bay Diesel will work closely with NSWG to insure their engines are ready to meet the demands of the elite combat units. baydiesel.com  

Small Promoted at Bay Diesel & Generator

Photo courtesy Bay Diesel & Generator

Bay Diesel & Generator announced the promotion of John Small to the position of Inside Sales Coordinator. Small joined Bay Diesel & Generator in 2008 as a field service technician. After an exemplary performance in technical training and product orientation, Small was asked to join the Bay Diesel & Generator Sales team. Small's change in position coincides with a change in his career path, as he begins to pursue a degree in Business Management from Tidewater Community College.

Chandler to VP Operations, Bay Diesel

Bay Diesel & Generator announced the promotion of Lynn Chandler to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations. Chandler will oversee the operations of Bay Diesel’s parts department, service division and administrative functions. Chandler has been with Bay Diesel since February of 1990. In his time with Bay Diesel, Chandler has participated in nearly every aspect of the business, including service coordination, payroll and accounting. Chandler became General Manager of Bay Diesel as the company began to grow rapidly.

Bay Diesel Hires Mechanic Panaksy

Photo courtesy Bay Diesel & Generator

Bay Diesel & Generator is pleased to announce that Neal Panasky has joined Bay Diesel as a diesel mechanic. Panasky is a retired Chief Engineman, with 24 years served in the United States Navy, and has over 30 years experience in diesel engines. Panasky will be based out of the Bay Diesel & Generator office located at 3736 Cook Blvd., in Chesapeake, Va.  

Bay Diesel Promotes John Small

John Small

John Small has been promoted to Big Bore Project Manager at Bay Diesel. Mr. Small has been a part of the Bay Diesel family for 4 years. His primary responsibilities are to manage select Big Bore projects, price and manage preventive maintenance customers for the service department and project manages most of our generator jobs. Mr. Small was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and he enjoys hunting, boating and snowboarding. Kris Moore has also joined Bay Diesel. A part of the Bay Diesel family for 2 months…

Bay Diesel Promotes Moore to Service Management

Mandie Moore

Mandie Moore has been promoted to Service Management. She has been a member of the Bay Diesel family for 6 months. Mandie is responsible for our Government Jobs (NSWG & Coast Guard), special tools, tool room and warranties. Established in 1982, Bay Diesel & Generator is a veteran-owned small business with offices in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Richmond. Bay Diesel & Generator specializes in diesel engine sales and repair for multiple national brands, as well as generator sales, repair, and maintenance.

Bay Diesel & Generator Offers Training

Bay Diesel & Generator, in conjunction with Generac Power Systems, now hosts the Professional Development Seminar Series (PDSS) at its office on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk. The PDSS is a series of seminars for the engineering community based upon real world experiences to provide an understanding of generator capability, functionality, reliability and site-specific load requirements. These 90-minute courses were developed for practicing design, sales and consulting engineers involved in supplying standby power to commercial, industrial, municipal and healthcare facilities. Each seminar, held every three weeks, is specifically designed to inform participants of current technologies…

Bay Diesel & Generator Distributor for Scania/Terex

Bay Diesel & Generator has been selected as the distributor for Scania Industrial Diesel Engines in the Mid-Atlantic region. Scania has recently been named the supplier of diesel engines for heavy equipment manufactured and sold by Terex. Bay Diesel & Generator is expanding their service territory accordingly. Terex Global, a construction and heavy equipment manufacturer, chose Scania Industrial Engines and their servicing distributors through a strategy designed to build stronger partnerships with fewer engine suppliers. The partnership will help Terex equipment effectively transition to the new global off-highway emission standards.  

Ed Harlow Joins Bay Diesel

Bay Diesel & Generator has announced the hiring of Ed Harlow to the position of Service Manager at its Richmond, Va. branch. Harlow will oversee the day to day operations relating to generator maintenance, repair, installation, scheduling and overall quality assurance of service.  Mr. Harlow has three decades of experience in the service industry, holding similar positions with call centers and the cable television industry. In addition, Mr. Harlow served in the United States Air Force.

Bay Diesel & Generator Distributes NREC Power Systems

Bay Diesel & Generator has been named the east coast distributor for NREC Power Systems' EPA certified exhaust emissions reduction systems for large diesel engines. NREC Power Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Railway Equipment Company, with 10 locations throughout the United States and Canada. They re-manufacture EMD, Caterpillar, Alco, and General Electric Diesel Engines for the marine, power generation, and transportation industries. In 2002, NREC Power Systems received the first American Bureau of Shipping Certificate for their emissions technology from the International Maritime Organization.  The certification qualified their remanufacturing process for various large diesel engines to be EPA compliant.  

Yanmar Rolls Out New Marine Power Offerings

3JH40 inboard engine (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar has already introduced several new products for the marine market in 2018, including a new common rail inboard marine diesel engine touted as the world's smallest, higher horsepower offerings in its mid range series, and expanded joystick controls. Yanmar Marine International has launched the latest addition to its family of new generation common rail (CR) diesel engines, the compact Yanmar 3JH40 inboard engine, at boot Düsseldorf. The three-cylinder 3JH40 has been developed as the marine industry’s smallest CR inboard diesel engine, Yanmar said.

Hope Shipyard Delivers the M/V Trinity Bay

Photo courtesy Hope Services

Hope Services Shipyard of Dulac, La. delivered the M/V Trinity Bay on March 4 to Higman Marine Services of Houston, Texas. The delivery marks the 35th vessel Hope has constructed for Higman. The M/V Trinity Bay is the second 78-ft by 34-ft by 10-ft inland towing vessel Hope has manufactured for Higman. The first vessel of this size, the M/V Baffin Bay was delivered in November 2010. It is powered by a pair of Cummins KTA‐38M diesel engines providing 2,000 horsepower.

Blount Boats Awarded Contract for Casco Bay Ferry

Blount Boats, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Maine Department of Transportation to build a 110-ft passenger ferry for the Casco Bay Island Transit District. The design specifications are similar to the Aucocisco III, which were developed by Seaworthy Systems. The proposed 399 passenger, Sub-Chapter K vessel will operate year round ferry service to islands in Casco Bay, Portland, Maine. The vessel will be equipped with electronically controlled diesel engines that meet the latest EPA standards. Hull #335 will mark the ninth vessel built for the Casco Bay Island Transit District. Over the last 57 years, the Blount shipyard has built a total of eight vessels for Casco Bay: Aucocisco II (1953)…

US Coast Guard Tows in Disabled Fishing Boat

The 86-foot fishing boat Buzzards Bay is pictured prior to being towed by Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod. Buzzards Bay became disabled due to a main engine failure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The 86-foot fishing vessel Buzzards Bay, which became disabled with five people aboard 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod, was towed in by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane on Tueday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified by the captain of the Buzzards Bay at around 3:30 a.m. that the boat was disabled due to a main diesel engine failure. Harriet Lane, a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Va., was diverted to assist and arrived on scene at around 8:30 a.m. The crew was able to safely put Buzzards Bay in tow at around 9:30 a.m.

Phillips 66 Marine Fueling Facility Nears Completion

Phillips 66’s previously announced marine over-the-water fueling facility at its Richmond, Calif. terminal is nearing completion. The facility, located on Canal Boulevard, and known as Pier No.12 in the Richmond Harbor, is scheduled to come online in early September 2014. Completion of this project will provide logistical advantages, including the ability to load diesel barges at Phillips 66’s facilities. This addition will enhance safety while loading and improve the company’s ability to deliver product that is in demand to its Bay Area customers. The new facility will feature fueling of tug and workboats operating in San Francisco Bay. Fueling will be accomplished by a three-inch line with dry breaks, and the product flow rate can be calibrated to a vessel’s ability to take onshore flow.

Sterndrive Boost Offshore Fishing Charter Boat

Volvo Penta Diesel Sterndrive Proves Itself on New Offshore Charter Fishing Boat

Capt. Rick Croson has been running a successful fishing charter business from North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach for more than 10 years. When the time came to order a new boat, he made the unusual decision to request a diesel sterndrive power package. He couldn’t be happier with the results – in terms of fuel economy, speed, quiet operation and no exhaust fumes, as well as a clean transom for fishing astern. Croson started his charter business with a 20-ft. Onslow Bay mostly for inshore fishing, and later moved up to a 27-ft.

Push Boat for Sale

A river and bay push boat built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been posted for immediate sale.

Fairbanks Morse to Power US Navy's LPD 29

Photo: Fairbanks Morse

Fairbanks Morse said it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD 29, the U.S. Navy’s thirteenth San Antonio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship. Construction of the engines will begin in 2019 for scheduled delivery to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. in 2020. Fairbanks Morse will also support installation, testing and sea trials for the vessel. The four sequentially turbocharged 16-cylinder…

Vessel Sinking Sullies Prince William Sound

A fishing ship that sank last week and is leaking diesel fuel has caused the biggest spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, posing a threat to the area's wildlife, state environmental officials said. The Seattle-based Windy Bay was loaded with about 35,000 gallons (133,000 liters) of diesel fuel when it struck a rock and sank on Saturday in the northern part of the sound about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of the port of Valdez. The spill was tiny compared with the 11 million gallons (40 million liters) of crude oil dumped by the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground on a reef outside Valdez in 1989, polluting miles (km) of coastline.

Moose Boats Delivers Security & Patrol Vessel

Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Administration (MARAD). auxiliaries and other types of reserve ships in the custody of the Maritime Administration. Moose 340C’s will be used for security and patrol of the fleet. 380hp turbo diesels and is propelled by Hamilton 292 water jets. lengths and turn on a dime. which is ideal for it patrol application in the Suisun Bay.

Great Lakes Shipyard Reconstructs Put-In-Bay

Photo courtesy The Great Lakes Towing Company

Great Lakes Shipyard, a division of The Great Lakes Group, has completed all work required under contract with Miller Boat Line, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, to fabricate and install a new 40-ft mid-body extension in the passenger/vehicle ferry Put-in-Bay. The contract was awarded on August 17, 2009, and all work was completed at Great Lakes Shipyard facilities on the South Bank of the Old River Channel, on Cleveland's Cuyahoga River. What started out as a straight forward mid-body extension project grew into a complete rebuild, including replacement of the main engines with new CAT C18 diesels.

USCG Icebreaking Tug Returns from Midlife Overhaul

Morro Bay passes the Cleveland West Pierhead Light in June 2013. (USCG photo by Christopher M. Yaw)

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month service life extension project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. SLEP is a major midlife overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter's service life 15 years. Morro Bay is one of nine 140-foot WTGB icebreaking tugs built between the late 1970s and early 1980s in Tacoma, Wash. Having served on the Great Lakes, mid-Atlantic and New England waterways for more than three decades, the WTGBs were due for a mid-life overhaul.

Pertamina Delivers First LNG Cargo to Nusantara FSRU

Photo: PT Pertamina(Persero)

Indonesia's government controlled PT Pertamina said that the first LNG cargo produced with the gas sourced at the field has been delivered to the Nusantara Regas’ Nusantara FSRU in the Jakarta Bay. The shipment is the first LNG cargo since the official PHM became the operator of the Mahakam block as of January 1, 2018. The LNG gas cargo of 2 million per million british thermal units (MMBTU) is delivered to Nusantara Regas One's floating storage and regasification units (FSRU) in Jakarta Bay. The LNG Carrier Aquarius ship carried the LNG gas cargo on Thursday, (4/1).

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