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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bradford Marine News

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales, New Brand

Bradford Marine, Inc. has acquired rights to the Bradford name relating to yacht sales and charter. As a result, they are reuniting the Bradford name for the first time in over 25 years and re-branding their The Shipyard Group subsidiary which will become known as Bradford Marine Yacht Sales. Bradford Marine was founded in 1966. In the early 1980's, co-founder Charles Blickle left the company but retained use of the Bradford name for his yacht sales and charter business called "Bradford Yacht Sales." In the early 1990's, Bradford Yacht Sales was acquired by outside investors, but Blickle's son, Charles Jr., stayed with that business for many years.

Bradford Marine Expands Line

Bradford Marine, Inc. (Bradford Marine) announced that they have expanded their line of services with the formation of a new subsidiary, Bradford Marine Group, Inc. (Bradford Marine Group). The Bradford Marine Group will significantly add to Bradford Marine’s ability to provide a full line of quality yacht services from their shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale. Bradford Marine Group will provide consulting services to yacht owners, their Captains and crews. Technical services such as naval architecture, project management (including new construction), vessel class compliance, certification compliance, vessel security plans and yacht brokerage (through Bradford Marine Group’s division, BMG Yacht & Ship Brokers) is some of the new features provided.

Floyd Joins Bradford Marine

Bradford Marine, Inc. announced that James (Jimmy) Floyd has joined the Bradford Marine Team as Sales and Marketing Professional. Floyd has an extensive knowledge of the yachting industry.  He started his yachting career many years ago as Dockmaster at Bradford Marine, and since 1981, he has been involved in the yachting industry through Smallwood's, a well-known family business. Bradford Marine is one of the world’s largest undercover yacht repair facilities, offering a full line of yacht-related services. (www.bradfordmarine.com)

Pirovano Joins Bradford Marine

Bradford Marine announced that John Pirovano joined the Bradford Marine Team as Sales and Marketing Manager. John brings over 25 years experience in the yachting industry to Bradford Marine. Trained in marina operations and with extensive project management experience, Pirovano has spent recent years in sales and marketing, traveling to major trade and charter shows throughout the world.

Bradford Serves First Freeport Customer

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd. (Bradford Marine Bahamas), a member of the Bradford Marine family of companies, has announced that a 241-ft. Amels-built vessel was the first super-yacht to refuel at its new 1,200-ft. dockage facility. Bradford’s Freeport, Grand Bahama shipyard features 35-ft. depth, a 1,200-ton floating drydock, and a 150-ton Travelift and provides towing, salvage, and vessel brokerage services.

Next Generation of Subsea Engineers

Photo courtesy Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications

Dave Peter, GE Oil & Gas engineering and technology manager—training, explained the purpose of a subsea tree to children from Robert Gordon’s College and Aberdeen Grammar school attending Offshore Europe. The SVXT subsea tree is a new product launched at Offshore Europe, designed and being manufactured in Aberdeen. 12. Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, and Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited are announced that they have signed a Mega-Yacht…

Bradford Marine Bahamas Completes New Docks

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, announced the completion of 1,200 lineal feet of new docks on the west side of their Freeport, Grand Bahama shipyard. These new docks accommodate yachts and commercial vessels of all sizes, including the largest mega-yachts and super-yachts, and they have full utilities, drainage and work aprons. Construction of the docks utilized almost 2,000 feet of steel pipe and 3,000 feet of 16 inch steel I-beam. Paul Engle, Bradford Marine Bahamas’ President, said “We are very excited about these new docks and our ability to service even more mega and super-yachts and commercial vessels. Bradford Marine Bahamas’ shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama has a 35-foot depth, a 1,200-tonne floating drydock, and a 150-tonne Travelift.

New Bull Mascot For M/Y Embark

Every other year, the M/Y Embark, a 112 ft Coda Casa, pulls into Bradford Marine's Fort Lauderdale shipyard for refit and repairs. On this past world tour, Embark has spent time cruising the waters of North Europe, the Mediterranean, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, down through the Panama Canal and back up to Alaska only to cross the Pacific to Japan and back again. With a hard-working program, the yacht earns her time in the shipyard with Bradford Marine. The Embark is the fourth yacht for this owner…

Biggs Joins Bradford Marine Bahamas

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, has added John Biggs as Commercial Manager at their Freeport shipyard. With over 41 years of welding experience in layout, design, and fabrication of ferrous and non-ferrous alloy materials and 28 years of marine fabrication and repair experience, Biggs is well-qualified in his new position. In addition, he is an AWS-, ABS- and Lloyds-certified welder currently holding 14 welding certifications in ferrous and non-ferrous alloy materials…

Bradford Grand Bahama Overcomes Hurricanes

During the recent hurricane assault on the Bahamas, Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd. (Bradford), one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, hardly missed a beat in the operation of its 50 acre full-service, ISPS-compliant shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. On September 4, Bradford’s Freeport shipyard was hit by Hurricane Frances, which caused some damage at the facility but inflicted major damage to the utility infrastructure on Grand Bahama Island. Determined to minimize any disruption and to continue providing jobs for its shipyard workers, Bradford swiftly sent a container load of water, food and other supplies to its workers and also purchased a 275 KW, 400 amp generator which it quickly had up and running.

Building Completed at Bradford’s Grand Bahamas Facility

Officials at Bradford Grand Bahamas repair and refit shipyard are pleased to announce that a new metal fabrication building was recently completed and is now serving customers at it¹s Freeport location. The 175 ft. by 40 ft. fully covered maintenance facility is one of several expansion projects underway at Bradford's 12-acre shipyard. The new fabrication building is located directly alongside an expansive dry dock slip. Bradford Grand Bahamas site includes the new fabrication building and a 2000-square foot propeller shop. Other features include a 1,200-ton floating dry dock (to haul vessels up to 230 feet), and a 150-ton TraveLift. With capabilities to expand to one mile of waterfront Bradford's Grand Bahamas shipyard is located along a canal avenue with a depth of 30 ft.

IMA Relocates As Client List Grows

International Maritime Associates (IMA) recently expanded its Ft. Lauderdale offices, moving to a new location central to major shipyards, deep water dockage and local yachting vendors. location at 1300 SE 17th Street, Suite 219, brings with it a team of experts specializing in a variety of yacht supervision skills. and information services, IMA's new offices were christened as one of their latest projects reached a milestone. offices to the center of Ft. Lauderdale's prestigious yachting community," said Sabrina Farmer, IMA's President and CEO. International Maritime Associates was established to assist the yacht-owners' team in overseeing projects, monitoring both costs and efficiency of services. for Bradford Marine, bring many years of diverse service and skills to the company.

Moore Joins AdvanTec Global Innovations

Charlie Moore Photo AdvanTec

AdvanTec Global Innovations, parent to the Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine, Pacific Coast Marine and Freeman Marine Equipment brands, today announced the following business development appointment that will enhance the company’s ability to provide local representation to the marine industry. Charlie Moore assumes the position of Industry Specialist, Cranes/Yacht, with responsibility for business development and growth of the Steelhead and Pacific Coast Marine brands within the marine products portfolio.

Bradford and Larry Smith Electronics Form a Joint Venture

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd. (Bradford) and Larry Smith Electronics (Larry Smith) announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to form a new Joint Service Venture in the Bahamas. This venture will significantly add to Bradford’s capability to provide a complete world-class, one-stop quality services at its shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama and will facilitate Larry Smith in bringing their superior marine electronics sales and repair services to the Bahamas. Bradford will now be able to offer a full line of marine electronics sales and services to the entire yachting industry from its Freeport location. Larry Smith is recognized internationally as a leading dealer…

Arison Receives Award

The Steamship Historical Society of America presented the 2005 C. Bradford Mitchell Award to Carnival Corporation chairman Micky Arison during a ceremony aboard Holland America Line’s new cruise ship, the M/S Noordam on Feb. 21. The SSHSA C. Bradford Mitchell Award is to honor an individual, institution, or agency for a single achievement that contributes to the aims of the SSHSA; “To Record, Preserve and Disseminate the History of Engine Powered Vessels.” The award was presented by SSHSA president Robert Cleasby, and national director and awards chair Christopher Dougherty. Among the attendees were Holland America Line president Stein Kruse…

ABS New Council and Committee Members

Melvyn J. Dennett, Admanthos Shipping Agency, Inc. Jim Bradford, General Manager – Operations, Gulf Offshore N.S. Dr. William J. Dr. David W. Costas M. Fostiropoulos, Chairman, Almi Tankers S.A. Dr. Ian J. Jim Miller, President & CEO, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. Mrs. Leif Kristian Nielsen, Executive Vice President, A.P. Dimitrios Patrikios, General Manager, Springfield Shipping Co., S.A. Leonidas S. Polemis, Manager, Remi Maritime Corp. Gerard H. Capt. Yodchai Ratanachiwakorn, Operations Director, Thoresen & Co., (Bangkok) Ltd. I.S. Dalton Marcio Schmitt, Managing Director, Astromaritima Navegacao S.A. William Scott, Manager, Engineering & Technical Services, Tidewater Inc. Peter S. Josh M. Suhartoko, Senior Vice President – Shipping, PT.

Freeport-McMoRan Chairman James Moffett to Step Down

Freeport-McMoRan Inc co-founder James Moffett will step down as chairman and quit its board, months after the miner added two new directors under pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Freeport said Moffett, who had been appointed chairman emeritus, would be a consultant to its board and advise the company on its Indonesia operations, including Grasberg. Moffett was instrumental in the discovery and development of Grasberg, one of the world's biggest gold and copper deposits. The company's shares fell 7.5 percent to $7.00 in morning trading. Moffett stepping down probably has more to do with a health problem rather than pressure from Icahn, Bradford Research analyst Charles Bradford told Reuters. Icahn, who owned 8.8 percent stake in Freeport as of Sept.

Navy Construction Force’s Largest Project Progressing

Sixty-one Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 are supporting the Navy’s ongoing $19 million construction project at Navy Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF), San Clemente Island. The “Fearless” Beavers of NMCB 74 are constructing a 21-mile-long tank trail from a beach landing site to the island’s Shore Bombardment Access area. The trail will allow Marines to train with amphibious assault vehicles for shore landing operations. The project, which started in June 2004, is scheduled to be completed by 2010 and calls for many activities including equipment maintenance, operation of rock crushing equipment and blasting evolutions. “The training that takes place here is vital to Pacific Fleet’s readiness.

Lockheed Martin Receive Navy Honor for Submarine Sonar System

Lockheed Martin engineers were part of an industry team that recently received the U.S. system that offers improved capabilities in the littorals. operations in coastal waters. was installed on USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) in Pearl Harbor in March. as well as meeting the U.S. requirements. submarines. At the recent award ceremony, U.S. Associates, as well as the Lockheed Martin engineers.

Lockheed Martin Engineers Receive U.S. Navy Honor

Lockheed Martin engineers were part of an industry team that recently received the U.S. Navy's "Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) Excellence in Engineering Award" for developing a new submarine sonar system that offers improved capabilities in the littorals. The Low Cost Conformal Array (LCCA) is a new sail-mounted acoustic sonar system that was developed to provide enhanced tactical control for operations in coastal waters. The advanced development model LCCA system was installed on USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) in Pearl Harbor in March. Taylor were responsible for the system's inboard processing and displays, as well as meeting the U.S. Navy's aggressive cost and schedule requirements.

Port of Melbourne Plans Large Expansion

Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Ports Denis Napthine announce trade figures at the Port of Melbourne surged in the 2011-12 financial year with a 9.1 per cent overall increase at Australasia’s busiest container and general cargo port. Mr Baillieu said in the 2011-12 financial year total port trade grew to 87 million revenue tonnes up from 79.7 million revenue tonnes in the previous year. Dr Napthine said the Port Expansion Project would ensure the Port of Melbourne continued to be a key economic asset for the state for many decades to come. “The Port of Melbourne is an absolutely critical component of the Victorian economy, directly supporting about 14,000 jobs and many more indirect jobs throughout the state.

Gulf Offshore Selects CapRock VSAT

CapRock Communications announced a three-year contract with Gulf Offshore – a wholly owned subsidiary of GulfMark Offshore Inc. – to deploy its broadband maritime service, SeaAccess Communications, onboard its fleet operating in the North Sea and along the coast of Africa. SeaAccess’ VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) services will enable GulfMark to extend its corporate IT network and applications to its vessels and provide onboard crew morale services. The GulfMark Group operates significant fleets in the North Sea, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Having evolved into a global marine transportation provider focused on the continuous development of its technologically advanced fleet, deploying the always-on VSAT service is a natural extension of its mission.

New Head of Kelvin Hughes Chart Services

Dr. Yiorgos Palierakis has been appointed as director of Charts and Maritime Services, Kelvin Hughes, part of Smiths Marine Systems. He will be based at the London headquarters of Kelvin Hughes. Yiorgos was born and educated in Greece and gained a PhD and an MBA from Bradford University. He is succeeding Roger Gibson who after 23 years with Kelvin Hughes is embarking on a lifetime voyage on board his yacht “Antigua Kiss”. Yiorgos is assuming responsibility of the Charts & Maritime Services Division as this world leading supplier of charts, publications and associated services is rapidly moving into a digital era. His brief is to accelerate the expansion of Kelvin Hughes’ well known services in navigation data as well as its e-business platform of bookharbour.com.

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