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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Patterson’s One-Two Punch

The Patterson Right Angle Capstan (image: Patterson)

Thru-Deck & Right angle Capstans: From the company that brought the inland towboat industry the patented YoYo Winch, now comes not one but two new, equally revolutionary products in the form of Patterson’s Thru-Deck Capstan and Right Angle Capstan. Just as the YoYo standardized safety and slowly eliminated the need for the ratchet when making barge connections, the Patterson Thru-Deck Capstan promises to keep inland firms up and running for years to come with little to no maintenance, minimizing downtime, all while saving money.

USS America’s Capstan Cover Passed Along to USS John C. Stennis

The Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers along with the In-service Carriers Program Office (PMS 312) and Future Carriers Program Office (PMS 378) have contributed to a tradition that could last decades and span future ships named for America. They have presented a capstan cover from ex-America (CV 66) to the USS John C Stennis (CVN 74). The capstan is a rotating machine used onboard ship and dock walls for heaving in ropes, cables and hawsers. The capstan cover on a ship is an ornate, highly decorated and usually polished circular device that sits on top of the capstan. The capstan cover from the ex-America weighs 138 lbs. In fiscal year 1996, the USS John C. Stennis was commissioned and the USS America, having served in the U.S. Navy since 1965, was decommissioned.

MN100: Patterson Manufacturing, Inc.

(Image: Patterson Manufacturing)

The Patterson Company provides a full product line for an array of industries – from winches to ratchet turnbuckles to tensors and beyond. Every day, Patterson seeks out new ways to improve its products through innovative teamwork with customers and partners throughout every market sector they touch. Patterson’s winches, turnbuckles, and tensors are designed and manufactured with an eye toward innovation. This year, the company that brought the inland towboat industry the patented YoYo Winch…

MN100: Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Co., Inc.

(Image: Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Co., Inc.)

Schoellhorn-Albrecht is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of Mooring Equipment and Systems including Capstans, Anchor Windlasses, Deck Fittings and Vessel Access Systems. In addition to standard products, the firm specializes in designing and manufacturing castings, fabrications, and specialized machinery. Products can be designed and certified to ABS, LLOYDS, MIL, ISO, NAVSEA, ASTM, JIS, OCIMF, and NVR as required. The firm has 35 employees. Schoellhorn-Albrecht has engineered and implemented a Programmable Control System designed for mooring and positioning into dry docks.

Coast Guard Breaks Thick Delaware River Ice

Iced-up Delaware River: Photo courtesy of USCG

The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters 'Capstan' and 'Cleat' are breaking ice to maintain navigable waterways, encountering significant ice on the Delaware River, up to five feet thick about three miles south of Trenton, N.J. "The crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Cleat and Capstan are working diligently to prevent navigational impacts resulting from ice formation," said Lt. Veronica Smith, chief of waterways managment division at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia.

Coast Guard Breaks Ice on Delaware River

USCG photo

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is working to break ice on the Delaware River. The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Capstan and Cleat are breaking ice to maintain navigable waterways. The ice-breaking tugs encountered significant ice on the Delaware River, up to five feet thick, approximately three miles south of Trenton, N.J. "The crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Cleat and Capstan are working diligently to prevent navigational impacts resulting from ice formation," said Lt. Veronica Smith, chief of waterways management division at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia.

Coastal Marine Awarded Contract

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the deck machinery for the Penn Maritime ATB (tug & barge) being constructed at Bay Shipbuilding (Manitowoc Marine Group) in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Equipment for the 140,000 barrel barge includes the 2-3/16 in. stud link anchor windlass with soft rope mooring drum; three double drum wire rope mooring winches; and three 24 in. mooring capstans. All equipment is electrically driven and provided with variable frequency drives for multiple speed operation. The tug will be fitted with a 36" hydraulic capstan and 60 HP electro-hydraulic power unit.

Coastal Marine Expands in Brazil

Coastal Marine Equipment has extended its presence into the Brazilian marketplace by teaming with Macnor Marine and Macnor Services to assist in equipment sales and service. This relationship has proven successful as Coastal Marine has been awarded the deck equipment for two Oil Spill Response Vessels’ being built in Brazil at EISA Shipyard. Each vessel will receive an ABS approved anchor windlass, two capstans and two tuggers. The equipment will be engineered, manufactured and tested at Coastal Marine’s facility located on eleven acres in Gulfport, MS. They currently manufacture a complete line of marine deck equipment including anchor windlasses, capstans, towing winches, mooring winches, anchor winches, reels, spud winches, stern rollers, tow pins and rescue boat davits.

MacGregor Wins Deck Machinery Order in China

MacGregor has expanded its winch portfolio

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed contracts with Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shunhai Shipyard Ltd to deliver anchor handling/towing winch packages for five 48m anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, each with a 75-tonne bollard pull and one 40m AHTS vessel with a 70-tonne bollard pull. The vessels are under construction for an undisclosed Middle East owner. The order was booked into third quarter 2015 order intake. MacGregor will supply a medium-pressure 150-tonne capacity anchor handling/towing winch…

Timberland to Supply Equipment for Tugs

Two Panama Canal Authority tugs, being built by Saint John Shipbuilding at East Isle Shipyard in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, will be outfitted with deck machinery supplied by Timberland Equipment. Saint John Shipbuilding won the contract for two new 4,000 hp tugs, along with an option for two more, in October, 2000. Timberland's scope of supply consists of two Series 651A Hawser winches, one Series 353H, 24-in. Hydraulic Capstan and a 160 hp diesel/hydraulic power unit per ship-set. On the bow, two Timberland Series 651A Hawser winches, each with a line pull rating of 8,000 lbs. at 230 FPM mid-drum. The drums are designed for underwound configuration. Located aft is a Timberland Series 353H hydraulic capstan, complete with a 24-in. diameter cast steel head.

Coastal Marine Delivers for Louisiana Floodgates

Photo: Coastal Marine Equipment

Coastal Marine Equipment delivered the winches, controls, hydraulic system, four roller fairleads and guide sheaves for the houma navigational canal and bayou grand caillou floodgate projects built by Bollinger Shipyards and Gulf Island Marine Fabricators. This system is responsible for the opening and closing of each floodgate to help protect Louisiana in a hurricane storm surge. Coastal Marine Equipment manufactures a complete line of marine deck equipment including anchor windlasses…

GLG Shipyard Applies Finishing Touches to 'Biscayne Bay'

Welding work on Cutter Biscayne Bay: Photo GLG

Great Lakes Group says it has reached the final stages of the routine maintenance and drydock contract on the USCG Cutter BISCAYNE BAY, the second of the USCG’s six Great Lakes-stationed 140-foot Bay-class ice-breaking tugs to be drydocked in the Group's shipyard.

Havyard Deck Machinery Contract for NDM

NDM (Norwegian Deck Machinery) contracted by Havyard Ship Techology in Leirvik to deliver winches for a Forland Shipping offshore vessel newbuilding The contract is for the delivery of the following equipment:     •    One (1) combined windlass/mooring winch     •    Two (2) mooring winches     •    Four (4) capstans     •    Two (2) tugger winches All winches are electrically driven and will be delivered to the shipyard in March 2013 NDM specializes in the manufacture of deck macninery designed for operation in cold, harsh environments.   

AME Expands into Hydraulics

AME's new hydraulics division will be led by Jeremy Short. Photo: AME

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME) has added hydraulic service and repair to its broad range of predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance solutions. “Adding hydraulics to our line of services was a natural progression for AME. We have two-full machine shops that can quickly help troubleshoot hydraulic issues as well as trained hydraulic technicians on staff that are readily available,” said Rich Merhige, President, AME. The Fort Lauderdale, FL-based company's newly formed hydraulics division will be led by industry veteran…

Eastern Delivers MPFSV to Harvey Gulf

Harvey Stone (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered the M/V Harvey Stone on August 29, 2016 for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans. The Harvey Stone, Eastern Hull 234, is a Rampage 6400 Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV), designed by Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. Eastern is also completing the Harvey Sub-Sea and the Harvey Blue-Sea, two MPSVs under construction at Eastern, from a design provided by VARD Marine. The Harvey Sub-Sea is expected to deliver in 2016, after outfitting and sea trials are completed.

MN100: Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation

(Photo: Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation)

The Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corporation (SLM) is the result of the combining of three companies who were engaged in similar activities. Over time, Lidgerwood purchased the Superior Iron Works of Superior, Wisconsin and Mundy Hoisting of Newark, NJ. Now all manufacturing and administrative activities of Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy are accomplished at Superior, Wisconsin, which has over 65,000 sq ft of manufacturing and warehouse space. Today, SLM has evolved into a highly diversified small business engaged in the manufacture of hoists…

Polarcirkel Expands Design

Polarcirkel AS partnered with Nova Sea AS, Norway, to design and build a Cabin Workboat for transporting personnel out to fish farming feed barges, even in the harshest weather conditions. Designated the Polarcirkel 860 Cabin Workboat, MS Nova Polar is built to the standard 28 ft 3 inch Polarcirkel limit, with the 10 ft beam providing a great working deck and a huge cabin with lots of head room and all round visibility. Under the floor aft is a single Volvo Penta D6 series 5.5 liter diesel engine rated at 370 hp.

Rapp Hydema Wins Winch Contract for Fishery Survey Vessel

Rapp Hydema has closed a major contract with STX Finland Oy Shipyard related to a new research vessel. The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources selected STX Finland Oy to build new hull, No. 1378, which will undertake fishery survey missions. Distinctive for recent orders is an admixture of both electric and hydraulic machinery. Hydraulically-powered machinery includes the Rapp trawl winches. Also, a double net-drum is to be utilized for net storage, and Rapp is also providing a Gilson winch, as well as a Research/Sounder Winch. A Rapp anchor winch with two capstans is also to be provided, as well as two separate hydraulic power packs for the anchor/capstans package and the fishing winches.The trawl winches are to be controlled by a PTS Pentagon Cbus F system…

Kongsberg & Offshore Installation Group Ink Deal

Major new project increases safety and reduces risk of flow line installation. Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, has signed an agreement to supply a flexible risers and umbilicals installation system for the ‘Capstan Reel Installation System’ (CRIS), to the Offshore Installation Group (OIG). The patented CRIS design simplifies the subsea installation process, enabling a reduction in installation time and risk, which translates to significant cost savings.

KOGT Signs Deal with Offshore Installation

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) signed an agreement to supply a flexible risers and umbilicals installation system for the ‘Capstan Reel Installation System’ (CRIS), to the Offshore Installation Group (OIG). The patented CRIS design simplifies the subsea installation process, enabling a reduction in installation time and risk, which translates to significant cost savings. The CRIS is a sophisticated new product that will address the risk, safety and cost factors of offshore installations as production moves to deeper waters, further offshore.

Washburn & Doughty Delivers Mary Ann Moran

 Photo courtesy Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc.

On September 1, 2010, Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. delivered the Mary Ann Moran, a 121 ft x 36 ft x 18 ft Intercon Tug, to Moran Towing Corporation. Designed by Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp., Mary Ann Moran is the fourth vessel built by Washburn & Doughty to this design and delivered to Moran Towing. According to the vessel’s captain, Mr. Jake Jarrell, “I can say that this boat is by far one of the best vessels I have ever had the pleasure of working on in over 30 years in the industry.

New Alaska Boom Boats Designed for Spill Response

Rozema Boat Works in Mount Vernon, Wash., recently added two new vessels to the harsh environment of Alaska when it sent twin boom boats to Aleyska Pipeline Service Co. The 31-ft aluminum boats are used at the Port of Valdez, Alaska to place and remove oil containment boom around tankers loading oil. "That's a pretty demanding place for workboats up there," said Rozema. Rozema's all-aluminum boom boat is designed not just to work boom, but also to function as a spill response vessel in time of need. Featuring a planing hull form, the Rozema boats are 31 ft. long with a beam of 13 ft., and a draft of 3.5 ft. Each is powered by a pair of Cummins 280B diesels, providing a total of 560 hp to drive twin four-blade, 28-in.

Markey Wins Trademark Dispute

Markey Machinery has announced that it has prevailed in a dispute over its’ longtime trademark, Render/Recover, which was initiated by another winch manufacturer. “The court decision recognized our origination of the term in 1994,” said Markey President Blaine Dempke. “It’s unfortunate that we had to defend something that was so clearly identified with our company, but defend it we did. Founded in 1907, Markey Machinery designs and manufactures custom deck machinery for workboat, scientific, and dockside applications.

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