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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Caterpillar to Launch Two EPS Tier 4 Marine Engines

The first engine platforms to be rolled out as Tier 4 solutions are two legendary performers in the commercial marine industry: the Cat 3516C marine engine as well as the Cat 280 marine engine. The C280 engine will be available as Tier 4 certified in both the 8 and 12 cylinder configurations. The Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified engine as well as the Cat C280-8 Tier 4 certified engine and Cat C280-12 Tier 4 certified engine are now all available for customers to order through the global Cat dealer network. The Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified engine will be available in ratings of 2,240 bkW and 2350 bkW at 1,800 rpm. An auxiliary or diesel electric propulsion solution is available in a 2,250 ekW (2368 bkW) rating.

Eastern Delivers Tractor Tug to McAllister

Photo courtesy Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered the Twin Z-drive Reverse Tractor Tug JEFFREY McALLISTER to McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc. on January 13, 2017. McAllister is honoring Captain Jeffrey McAllister as the vessels namesake. Capt. Jeffrey McAllister is a member of the fifth generation working at McAllister Towing. Jeff began his McAllister career in 1973 at the age of 18 when he worked as a deckhand on the fleet’s offshore crew boats. His rise at the company was attained the old-fashioned way by working his way up the hawse pipe.

W&O Opens Facility in Vancouver

W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, is now incorporated in Canada and has opened a new facility in Vancouver, BC Canada.  The new facility will directly service Canadian customers and support W&O’s overall growth in the Canadian maritime market. The new Vancouver facility and dedicated staff develop customized maritime solutions for ship owners/operators, shipyards and marine engineers.  With a comprehensive product offering similar to W&O’s U.S. branches, the Vancouver branch offers Lloyds-approved pipe, valves and fittings along with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)-certified and Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)-certified marine products. www.wosupply.com

Caterpillar Displays C32 EPA Tier 3 Engine

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems will highlight its wide array of U.S. EPA Tier 3/IMO II certified marine power solutions at the International Workboat Show held October 9th – 11th in New Orleans, Louisiana. On display at the Caterpillar booth this year will be the Cat  C32 ACERT  EPA Tier 3 certified marine engine, which is now also offered as an EPA Tier 3 certified auxiliary engine and an EPA Tier 3 certified generator set. Cat C32 marine power solutions are ideal for the tug and salvage industry…

NMEA Announces Electronics Product Award Winners

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), announced this year’s recipients of the product awards distributed at NMEA’s Annual convention and Exposition at Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. October 23-26. The NMEA products awards recognize excellence in design, performance and reliability in marine electronics products. The awards are selected by votes from marine electronics dealers, distributors and other industry professionals. According to the rules, each active, non-manufacturer member of the NMEA and each NMEA-certified marine electronics technician are allowed to cast one vote. This year’s winners were comprised of 13 companies in 24 different product categories.

C-Map Wins NMEA Product Excellence Award

C-MAP won the National Marine Electronics Association Award for best vector charts for the third straight year. C-MAP was also honored by the NMEA in 1994 and 1995 for a total of five awards in eight years. Ken Cirillo, vice president and general manager for C-MAP U.S.A. accepted this year’s award at the 2001 NMEA convention, which was recently held in Sanibel, Fla. Winners in various product categories from around the world are selected by a cross section of the marine electronics industry, including dealers, manufacturer’s reps and certified marine electronics technicians. C-MAPNT vector-based charts provide electronic charting for a variety of applications, such as sailing, bluewater sport fishing, commercial fishing, even cruising inland lakes and waterways.

Caterpillar Tier 4 Offering Hits the Market

Image courtesy of Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine today announced the open order board of the Cat 3516C United States EPA Tier 4 propulsion, auxiliary and diesel electric propulsion (DEP) power solutions. In addition to being EPA Tier 4 certified, the 3516C solutions are IMO II certified and IMO III compliant. The Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified engine is available in a ‘B’ rating of 2,240 bKW at 1,800 rpm and a ‘C’ rating of 2350 bKW at 1,800 rpm. An auxiliary engine is available in a rating of 2,250 ekW at 1,800 rpm. Finally, the diesel electric propulsion solution is available in a 2,250 eKW rating at 1,800 rpm.

Update Donated Boats, Yachts and Ships

The new law states that the deduction value of a donated boat, yacht or ship is limited to the gross proceeds of a sale by the charity on the open market. There is however, exceptions to the gross proceeds rule which will allow you to deduct the fair market on the date it was donated. An acknowledgement by the receiving charity, that it will make a significant intervening use of the boat or yacht, a detailed statement by the charity of its intended use, the duration of that use and a certification that the boat or yacht will not be sold for a period of at least three years. An acknowledgement by the receiving charity that it intends to make material improvements to the boat or yacht increasing it’s value…

Cummins Expands Marine Tier 3 Product Line

Image: Cummins

Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines and generator sets for the marine industry, has launched a new Onan marine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3-certified generator, the 55-kW MDDCM. “The expansion of our EPA Tier 3 marine product lineup to 55 kW with the MDDCM provides our customers a higher power option in a more environmentally-friendly product than previously available from Cummins Onan,” explained Brian Barnes, Marketing Leader, Onan Marine. The MDDCM joins the company's Tier 3-certified marine product line…

New Gas Detector from Martek

Martek Marine 4

Maritime safety equipment innovator, Martek Marine, has released a MED-certified portable gas detector that can be easily and safely recalibrated onboard, providing tamperproof certification to meet the many regulations governing detector calibration. The Paris and Tokyo MOUs and oil major criteria require calibration records to be kept for all fixed and portable gas detectors onboard. Martek’s Marine 4 is supplied with a self-certification/calibration station which provides the user with fail-safe automatic bump testing and calibration.

Marine Warranty Surveyors Association Launched

On Thursday 25 April 2013, at Lloyd’s of London, a new professional body, the International Association of Marine Warranty Surveyors (IAMWS), was formally launched. Approximately 120 representatives from the energy insurance market together with brokers and oil company representatives attended a seminar to announce the aims and objectives of the new association. This new body will assess and provide accreditation to practicing marine warranty surveyors from across the world to ensure they operate to an acknowledged minimum professional standard and code of ethics. The benefits of a common standard have increasingly been discussed by the offshore oil and gas industry, and IAMWS has been created to promote a consistent and robust level of service.

Cooperation Yields New Oil Spill Detection System

Image: Moxa

Moxa said it has long partnered with Intel to produce industrial computing platforms, using innovative advances in hardware and software designs to make the most of industrial-grade Intel processors, producing rugged solutions tailored for mission critical maritime applications. The recently published Intel case study ‘Marine Disaster Recovery through Intelligent Systems’ highlights how the combination of Intel processors with Moxa design and engineering has resulted in certified…

LIG Marine Managers 2011 CMIP Seminars

LIG Marine Managers’ sister company, LIG Educational & Consulting Services, in conjunction with the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies, announced the 2011 CMIP Seminar Schedule for those individuals working towards earning the Certified Marine Insurance Professional (CMIP) Designation. The designation is designed for agents, brokers, CSRs, Insurance Company Personnel, Underwriters or other insurance industry professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of Commercial Marine Insurance. The CMIP Designation requires attendance at four 2½-day Seminars and passing a short exam at the end of each Seminar. The first of the 2011 CMIP Seminars, “Fundamentals of Marine Insurance” will be held in Tampa, Fla. April 13-15, 2011.

Hinckley Appoint Frank and Bernard in Electronics Department

Hinckley Yacht Services, the newly renamed Little Harbor full service complex here, has announced the appointment of David Frank as electronics department supervisor, establishing the department as a full service dealership. He will be assisted by Roger Bernard as electronics service manager. Previously, electronics work at Little Harbor was subcontracted out to vendors and technicians in the Portsmouth area. "These men have been working in the marine electronics business for over 25 years so they know the clientele and the demands of the job," said Geoff Prior, operations manager of the yard. Frank brings 17 years of experience as a marine electronics technician. manufacturers such as Furuno, Northstar, B&G, Seatel, and Raytheon.

NAMS to Feature Safety, Security Topics

Marine surveyors and related professionals serving yacht and small craft, hull and machinery, and cargo industries will gather September 28-30 in Vancouver, BC, at The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) holds its 35th Annual National Marine Conference West. The theme for the conference is Safety and Security. "There's no better time than the present for the marine industry to explore these issues," said NAMS President Ron Reisner. Collision of an Inland River Tow with a Bridge - Part One - Ed Shearer, NAMS-CMS, President & Owner of Shearer & Associates, Inc. Lightering & Salvage of a Capsized Tank Barge - Part Two - Ed Shearer, NAMS-CMS, President & Owner of Shearer & Associates, Inc.

NMEA Agreement with South Korea's MEIPA

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association (MEIPA) of South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will insure the adoption of NMEA standards, training and product certification throughout South Korea, the number one shipbuilding nation in the world. The MOU sets a framework for NMEA and MEIPA to work together to develop courses and materials for the South Korean market, including a suite of marine electronics installer education qualifications based on the current NMEA Installation Standard. This educational program will upgrade the competency of the installer in South Korea. NMEA has trained more than 1,000 technicians in the U.S. using this system.

GE Diesel Engines and Gearboxes for Reinauer ATB

GE Marine Tier 4 Certified 12V250 Diesel Engine (Image: GE)

Reinauer Transportation Companies, LLC, purchased two GE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 certified marine diesel engines and two Lufkin Marine Propulsion Gearboxes for its new articulated tug and barge (ATB), GE Marine announced. The ATB will be built by Senesco Marine and is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2016 to transport petroleum products in U.S. and International coastal waters. Local engine support will be provided by GE Marine’s Distributor, Cummins MidSouth.

Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic Announces the Hiring of Scott Schmitz

Scott Schmitz

Mill Log Equipment Company DBA Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic (www.milllog.com), Twin Disc’s newest full service Distributor, has announced the hiring of Scott Schmitz as the Territory Manager for the Northern Mid-Atlantic States to include, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC. Scott will operate out of the newly established sales office in the Pennsylvania region and will be an extension of the Chesapeake, Virginia location. Scott will work…

JDPS Debuts Its Highest HP Engine

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) recently introduced its new 12.5L marine propulsion engine. The 6125SFM75 offers 610 hp (455 kW) and is the most powerful engine offered by John Deere. This new engine model is EPA Tier 2 emissions certified, meets EU emissions requirements and is IMO compliant. The 12.5L engine is also M4 rated, indicating use for marine applications that operate up to 800 hours per year and have load factors less than 40 percent with one hour out of each 12 hours of operation at full power. At its M4 rating, the 12.5L offers 610 hp (455 kW) at 2100 rpm* and consumes 31.3 gallons of fuel per hour at full load rated speed. “We are very pleased to be able to offer marine customers our highest horsepower engine yet,” says Carl Micu, sales product manager.

British Security Initiative Targets Marine Theft

(L) Howard Pridding, Chief Executive, British Marine Federation and (R) Kevin Howells, Managing Director of Datatag (Photo courtesy: British Marine Federation)

The British Marine Federation has partnered with security experts Datatag to help owners avoid theft of marine outboards. At the CWM FX London Boat Show today, the two organizations announced a new security initiative called COMPASS; the Combined Official Marine Property and Security System as a technological answer to the issue of theft addressing one of the key weak areas the marine market has which criminals are exploiting – identity. Using technologies supplied by security specialists Datatag ID Ltd…

Juneau Transitions from Trials to Workups

USS Juneau (LPD 10), the amphibious transport dock ship of the USS Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group, completed the initial workup process with the Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Oct. During the workups, which began when Juneau departed White Beach Naval Facility Sept. 29 after onloading Marines and their equipment, the ship and its crew have recovered landing craft, air cushions (LCACs), embarked a landing craft utility (LCU), certified Marine pilots for deck landings (DLQs), and launched and recovered combat rubber raiding crafts (CRRCs). The successful workups come after the ship recently exited a three-month ship’s restricted availability (SRA) period, in which Juneau underwent an overhaul with much of its systems and overall material condition.

EPA to Reduce Emissions with Engine Repower Cash

EPA has recently awarded $250,000 to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP). Together with another $250,000 provided by the State, these funds will be used to repower two marine vessels, a passenger ferry and an excursion vessel, operating in the Gulf of Maine. Diesel engines contribute significantly to air pollution, especially in urban areas. The fine particles in diesel exhaust pose serious health risks, including aggravated asthma and other respiratory symptoms. Children are especially vulnerable to these effects. The Northeast has some of the highest asthma rates in the nation, including a childhood asthma rate above 10 percent in all six New England states.

Bourbon, Bureau Veritas Partner on Digitalization

Bourbon Explorer 508 (Photo: Bourbon)

Under a new strategic partnership agreement, French offshore services firm Bourbon and testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas will develop and deploy new digital technologies, including solutions for automation, real time fleet monitoring and mitigating cyber risks. For dynamic positioning systems in particular, the partnership will aim to deliver advanced automation of to enable real-time advisory tools for bridge operators and remote support for onshore teams…

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