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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Willard to Present at High Speed Boat Operations Forum

Bobby Beck (Photo: Willard Marine)

Willard Marine, a manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass commercial and military boats, will present at the High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum in Lisbon, Portugal from May 4-6. The HSBO Forum, gathers professionals from around the world to discuss new development, research, technology, operational procedures and equipment for high speed boating. Willard Marine Director of Sales, Bob Beck, will present Operational Risk Management procedures and a method to evaluate risk using a customary U.S. Coast Guard model. Beck will also discuss procedures used by the U.S.

Willard Marine Names Sales Team Additions

Bob Beck Jr. (left), and Renée St. Lawrence

Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI), a manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, announced the appointments of Bob Beck Jr. and Renée St. Lawrence to its sales team. Beck joins the WMI Sales and Training team with more than 24 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held several ranks and also acted as the Supervisor of Coast Guard Units managing personnel, budgets and maintenance contracts. Upon retiring from the Coast Guard, Beck joined Zodiac as the Coast Guard Customer Support Manager and Director of the Maritime Training Academy…

Zodiac Promotions, Seigel, Beck, Tracy

Zodiac of North America, Inc., manufacturer of military inflatable boats and rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs), announced three essential staff changes. Vice President and General Manager, Steve Seigel, has been promoted to President and General Manager of the Military and Professional products business. Bob Beck has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and T.J. Tracy has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing. In the next twelve months, the Zodiac Military and Professional business intends to add more U.S.

Prime RIBs

The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) has become an invaluable part of 21st century Coast Guard cutters. "Often the mission of the cutter is to get a RIB and its crew on scene for interdiction, rescue and other missions," said J.J. Marie, president and CEO of Zodiac of North America, headquartered in Stevensville, Md., a leading manufacturer of RIBs. RIBs have been used on cutters for many years, especially the large Legacy Class of vessels. Those RIBs were attached to the ships via davits and lowered in the water and recovered and stowed on deck. Fast-forward to February 2003, and the start of the Deepwater program, a $20 Billion, 25-year program to upgrade the Coast Guard's land, sea and air assets. The first part of the program was to renovate and upgrade the 49 Island class, 110-ft.

Final Consultation for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Begins

Offshore wind consortium, Forewind’s second and final stage of consultation for its first offshore wind energy development, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck begins Friday, April 19. The consultation, which starts with the publication of documents, plans and maps about the proposed development, will run until Tuesday, June 11 and will include a series of public events to be held in venues along the proposed cable route, from the coastal village of Ulrome to Cottingham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

First Application Accepted for Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Development

Dogger Bank (Forewind)

The Planning Inspectorate accepted Forewind’s development consent order application for the first stage of offshore wind energy development on the Dogger Bank Zone. The application for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck, comprising two offshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of up to 2.4 gigawatts (GW), was submitted in August after more than three years of surveys and research work, reporting and stakeholder engagement activity. The Planning Inspectorate will now begin a pre-examination phase that will be followed by a formal examination process, together these should take around 10 months.

Vigor to Add Third Drydock in Seattle

Vigor said it has entered into an agreement to purchase a drydock from a Korean seller, continuing the shipbuilder’s ongoing infrastructure investments and expansion of U.S. West Coast drydock capacity. At 640 feet long with a clear width of 116 feet, the new dock will be the third, and largest, at Vigor’s Harbor Island shipyard. “The purchase of another drydock in Seattle allows Vigor to better service valued  customers like Washington State Ferries, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy,” said Adam Beck, Vigor Executive Vice President of Ship Repair. Beck and his team had been actively looking for the right drydock at home and abroad for a number of months. The one selected happened to be in Korea.

Taming the Arctic, One Ferry at a Time

Ferries for Alaska’s harsh conditions, built in Alaska by Alaskans. Vigor and Elliott Bay Design Group team up for a winning combination as the new Alaska Class Ferry Project takes shape. With its network of islands and fjords, rugged mountains and spectacular tidewater glaciers, Alaska’s Inside Passage may make a perfect summer cruise destination, but locals can’t choose when they travel. So when Alaskans need transport, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) must find a way to move them.

Totem Terminal Named in Memory of Robert Magee

Photo courtesy Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.

Legendary maritime and Pierce County community leader, Robert P. Magee, was honored September 21, 2011 with the naming of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc’s Tacoma terminal in his memory. The Robert P. Magee Terminal dedication ceremony at Port of Tacoma was attended by about 150 industry and community leaders, extended family members, TOTE customers and employees who gathered to pay tribute to a man many described as visionary. After Bob’s death in November 2009, TOTE employees rallied around the idea of honoring Bob’s memory with a tribute.

MarineMax Expands into Yacht Management, Placement, Chartering

Bill McGill, MarineMax President and CEO Photo MarineMax

At a special press event held at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, MarineMax announced today that they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. Bob Saxon Associates, has joined MarineMax as part of the new endeavor that will be headquartered at the MarineMax Yacht Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. “We are excited to announce this strategic initiative,” offered Bill McGill, MarineMax President and CEO. “Bob Saxon Associates is a natural fit for MarineMax, expanding the breadth of our offerings into the rarefied sector of yacht management.

Vigor Marine Purchases Marine Industries Northwest

Vigor Marine LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, has completed the asset purchase of Marine Industries Northwest, Inc. (MINI) in Tacoma, Wash. The transaction closed on August 9, 2010 and Vigor Marine officially began vessel repair and conversion operations the same day. Key points of contact for the company are General Manager Adam Beck and Ship Repair Manager Mark Donahue. Adam brings 24 years experience in the marine repair industry, in locations ranging from San Diego to Alaska. Mark Donahue brings 31 years of management experience and strong customer relationships to the Vigor Marine team. www.vigormarine.com  

Rand Hires Robert Bezan, VP Planning and Analysis

Bob Bezan

Rand Logistics, Inc. announced the hiring of Robert (Bob) Bezan for the newly created position of Vice President of Planning and Analysis at its subsidiary, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. In this role, Bob will be responsible for all operational planning and analysis activities for the Company. Bob has spent the last 14 years at Algoma Central Corporation and Seaway Marine Transport serving in similar capacities. This position was created in response to the company’s recent fleet expansions and to enable us to capitalize on future growth opportunities.  

Alps Wire VP Bob Zader Retires

Alps Wire Rope announced the retirement of Vice President Bob Zader after nine years of service. “Bob has had a major role in building Alps financially, and I thank him for his outstanding work ,” said Brad Benner, President of Alps Wire Rope. “Bob Zader will truly be missed.”  

Fogal Retires from Zentech After 57 Years in O&G

Bob Fogal, left, accepting congratulations from Ramesh Maini

Robert “Bob” “Sonny” Fogal, Jr., one of the icons in the offshore oil and gas industry, has decided to retire from front-line work as Zentech’s Director of Business Development. Zentech’s President Ramesh Maini noted on August 28, “All the serious players in our industry know Bob and his many accomplishments. Fogal has spent his entire career in the rig building business, starting with Levingston Shipyard and subsequent work with major designers and builders in the U.S. as well as Singapore, Japan, China, Brazil, India, South Africa and the Middle East.

President and Proprietor of TOTE Passes Away

Robert B. "Bob" McMillen, born July 10, 1935, died October 12, 2002 at his home in Bellevue, Washington, following an extended illness. VanHorn officiating. Seahawks Coach Emeritus, Chuck Knox. Ocean Trailer Express 20 years ago in October, becoming Totem Resources Corporation, then SaltChuk Resources. "First, he was totally committed to the business," referring to Bob's 17 years as TOTE's president until 1993 and executive of TOTE's holding company until his death. you. "Bob understood that you only succeed by working with other people," said Stan Barer, another 20-year owner of TOTE. Coach Knox shared how his former players would always ask about Bob when he began experiencing health problems. dad's pharmacy. Ohio, in 1957 and a stint in the U. career in the transportation industry.

Connecticut Solicits for Marine Pilot Apprentice

As authorized by the Connecticut General Statute Sec 15-13 and detailed in Sections 15-15a-6 and 15-15a-7 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation is soliciting applications from qualified mariners interested in applying for the Connecticut Apprentice Marine Pilot Training and Certification Program. Please provide the following information in writing to Mr. 1. Name and contact information. 2. Social Security number. 3. Date of birth. 4. Educational History (names of school, years graduated). 5. Dated copy of most recent physical examination (see Connecticut Regulations Sec. 15-15a-10). 6. Copy of Federal license held (grade and date). 7. Copy of Endorsements to Federal license.

Crowley Presents Scholarships at the Connie Awards

from left to right: Cadets Kevan Stoeckler, Michael Pluhowsk, William Courtney, Joshua Beck, and Crowley Marine Recruiter Jenny Terpenning

Four exemplary United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipmen were recently honored with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships, grants which will help support their senior year at the academy. Crowley Marine Recruiter Jenny Terpenning presented Cadets Joshua Beck, William Courtney, Michael Pluhowski and Kevan Stoeckler with the scholarships during the 2012 Containerization and Intermodal Institute (Connie Awards) lunch held Monday in Newark, N.J., an annual event attended by hundreds of maritime and transportation professionals.

Drydock Vigilant Expected at Vigor Seattle

MILLENIUM FALCON

The 14,000-long ton capacity drydock Vigilant that will support hundreds of family-wage industrial jobs at Vigor Industrial’s shipyard on Harbor Island is scheduled to arrive in Elliott Bay late Saturday or early Sunday. The 528-foot long drydock, which is being towed from Portland by tugs from Seattle’s Harley Marine Services, will enable Vigor to continue to compete with California and U.S. Gulf Coast shipyards for ship repair, maintenance and construction contracts. The Vigilant replaces a sister drydock that was decommissioned in February.

Vigor to Acquire Alaska Ship & Drydock

Alaska Ship & Drydock: current view & planned development. (Image courtesy: Vigor.com)

Vigor today announced its plan to acquire Alaska Ship and Drydock Inc. (ASD), further consolidating the business of ship repair on the U.S. West Coast. ASD intends to transition its business and assets to Vigor pending approval of the transfer of ownership by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), the owner of the Ketchikan Shipyard where ASD is based. The private companies hope to finalize their agreement on or before March 1st. ASD would operate the Ketchikan Shipyard (KSY) as the Alaska Ship & Drydock LLC subsidiary…

Rolls Royce Awards Fiber Rope Contract to Cortland

Photo: Cortland

Cortland announce the recent award of a patented BOB 12x12 Fiber Rope by Rolls Royce for use on its next Fiber Rope Deployment System (FRDS), which is based on their patented Cable Traction Control Unit (CTCU) technology. The FRDS system, which will have a single fall capacity of 150t, is being built for AKOFS Offshore (AKOFS) and will be deployed on the Aker Wayfarer working on a five year contract for Petrobras. This is the fourth FRDS that will be utilizing Cortland’s BOB 12x12 Fiber Rope since 2006.

Big Win for Maersk Fluid Technology’s BOB System

Maersk Pearl – one of the vessels to be equipped with B1000 Blending-On-Board system from Maersk Fluid  Technology Photo Maersk

In the second half of 2015, Maersk Fluid Technology introduced a new version of its cylinder oil ‘Blending-On-Board’ (BOB) system, targeting medium-sized 2-stroke propulsion engines with a cylinder bore between 420 and 680 mm. Now the first volume order has been placed for retrofit of the SEA-Mate B1000 system onto 12 tankers delivered to Maersk Tankers between 2005 and 2008 – ten vessels equipped with Wärtsilä (WinGD) RTA and RT-Flex engines with a bore between 580 and 620 mm and two vessels with engines designed by MAN Diesel & Turbo.

Totem Ocean Trailer Express Names Tacoma Terminal

Robert P. Magee

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. Names Tacoma Terminal In Memory of Legendary Leader. Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.’s (TOTE) Tacoma Terminal has been named the Robert P. Magee Marine Terminal in memory of and tribute to TOTE’s legendary leader. The new name is proudly displayed on signs at each gated entrance to the terminal, as well as in front of the administration building. A formal dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the TOTE Terminal at the Port of Tacoma. Bob Magee began working for TOTE in May 1986 as Vice President of Marine Operations.

Rowan Takes Delivery of Super Gorilla Jack-Up

Rowan Companies, Inc. took delivery of its newest jack-up rig, the Bob Palmer on August 18. The rig's initial assignment will be to drill a 25,000 foot well in the Gulf of Mexico, which should begin within 30 days. The Bob Palmer is an enhanced version of our Super Gorilla class jack-up, designated a Super Gorilla XL. The rig is outfitted with 713 feet of leg, 139 feet more than Gorillas V, VI or VII, and has 30% larger spud cans enabling operation in the Gulf of Mexico in water depths up to 550 feet.

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