Intellian Appoints Engineering Sales Director
Marine satellite antenna company Intellian has appointed Charlie Snooke as global director sales engineering. Charlie brings over 20 years’ experience in the marine electronics business, having provided installation and technical support for a wide range of navigation and communication equipment suppliers. During this time Charlie has fulfilled a variety of key technical support and market development roles with a well-known marine stabilized antenna manufacturer, latterly becoming…
GVF, Intellian Launch Certification for Marine SatCom Operators
In response to strong demand for satellite-based maritime connectivity, Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and Intellian have launched an Intellian Specialist Certification programme, including an initial course in terminal operation, GVF 562N, specifically for seafarers. Intellian, manufacturer of stabilized communications platforms, has launched Specialist Certification programme GVF 562N for seafarers working with its marine stabilised VSAT terminals, including an initial course in terminal operation.
Know thy Contracts, and the Liability Accompanying Them
‘No man is an island.’ Today, the interconnectivity of business can drive opportunity, but those same interactions can significantly affect us and our businesses. Today’s marine businesses have to manage and prepare for the actions of “the other guy” as much as they have to manage their own operations. While businesses often ask their customers, tenants and subcontractors to carry insurance, they often do not carefully delve into insurance specifics to assure that gaps in insurance coverage don’t exist, that limits are adequate, or that they have the right coverage for their operations. To explain some unforeseen liability issues that may occur…
SatPhone Saves Typhoon Victim
Charlie Martell used the phone to contact Falmouth Coastguard in the UK to summon help after his boat capsized several times when it was hit by winds of up to 50 knots and waves of more than 50ft (15.25m). The double Guinness World Record holder was attempting to set three new world records and raise money for charity in a 4,500 mile (7,242 km) solo crossing of the North Pacific Ocean. Falmouth Coastguard passed on details of his boat Blossom, which was damaged during tropical storm Mawar, to the Japanese Coastguard which then co-ordinated the rescue. Charlie, a Territorial Army Lieutenant and former Royal Engineer, had been at sea for 36 days when the storm damaged one of his boat's main bulkheads.
Moore Joins AdvanTec Global Innovations
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.
Candito Takes over as Ecochlor CEO
Ballast water treatment systems manufacturer Ecochlor, Inc. has named Steve Candito as its new CEO, effective August 8, 2017. Candito succeeds retiring CEO, Charlie Miller, who will assist during the transition. Tom Perlich, Ecochlor Founder and President, said, “Charlie has been instrumental in Ecochlor’s growth over the last 15 years. During his tenure, we have put together a skilled and experienced team, and find ourselves positioned as a global front-runner in the BWT industry.
Tug Engine Hits the Pavement: Literally
An 8,000-pound tugboat engine crashed to the pavement yesterday when a truck flipped shortly after 10 a.m., according to a report on the Galveston County Daily News. The paper quoted Charlie Russell, of Marine Systems, as saying that the engine was a 2,000-hp Detroit Diesel engine, being hauled to Galveston for an overhaul, he said. The engine reportedly landed in the road and slid a few yards before coming to rest in the south median of the two-lane highway.
MSO New Orleans – Hurricane Condition Two
USCG Marine Safety Office (MSO) New Orleans is operating at Hurricane Condition Two due to approaching tropical storms Bonnie and Charlie. Condition Two means that hurricane force winds are possible within 24 hours. The maritime industry is urged to review their hurricane plans to ensure the safety of their personnel and property. Vessels should plan their transits so as to avoid heavy weather to the extent possible. Bridge closures on the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal may begin up to 48 hours before hurricane landfall. (HK Law)
Colonna’s Shipyard Appoints Sutton
Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. of Norfolk, Virginia announced the appointment of Charlie Sutton as Director of Operations for its Colonna Down River Division, a rapid response ship repair service provided to vessels wherever the customer needs the service. Sutton is a Norfolk native and longtime waterfront veteran having recently worked as Program Manager at Earl Industries. He brings leadership experience in project management and contract administration to Colonna’s Shipyard along with a knowledge of marine repair experience on all types of commercial and military vessels.
Business Booms at Chesapeake Shipbuilding
According to a report from WTOP.com, Salisbury, Md. based Chesapeake Shipbuilding is planning to build its third new prefabrication facility on its property on the Wicomico River. Company spokesman Charlie Robertson said an old building on the property was torn down August 19 and construction will begin on the new building in a month or two. (Source: WTOP.com)
Pusher Towboat Delivered
Pictured is the launch of the M/V Christyn Renee, built by Rodriguez Shipyard in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama. The boat is powered by a pair of Cummins QSM11 engines, each generating 355 hp at 1,800 rpm. (Photo by Charlie Rodriguez)
Elliott Bay Elects Operations Manager
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has appointed Charlie Bills to the position of staff operations manager for the naval architecture and marine engineering firm. Coordinating efforts with the project operations manager, he will be responsible for planning and managing the efforts of EBDG staff working in support of their project managers.
Maritime Services Announces Promotions
Maritime Services Corp. announced the following individual company promotions; Donald Helt, to COO; David Culpepper, to President, replacing Charlie Capovilla; Ken Carpenter, Vice President Cruise Refurbishment; and Nathan Brennan; to Vice President, Commercial Sales; and Dianna Thomas, to CFO, replacing Andre Young.
Skipperliner Wins Cassville Ferry $1.7m Contract
Wisconsin’s oldest operating ferry service is getting a new boat. By July 9, 2011, the Cassville ferry service will have a new tug and barge to make its Mississippi River crossing. On December 3, 2010, Skipperliner won a $1.7m contract to deliver a new 78-ft. barge – able can carry about 12 typical vehicles – as well as a 45-ft. tugboat to push it. The new Cassville ferry will replace the existing Charlie D, which carries up to nine cars. Charlie D has been crossing the Mississippi River at Cassville since 1966, and ferry service here dates as far back as 1833.
OTC Announces New Board Members
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) board of directors elected the 2004-2005 chairman and vice-chairman during this year’s event that took place 5-8 May at Reliant Center at Reliant Park in Houston. Members of the OTC Board are appointed to four-year terms by their respective society or organization. The OTC Board includes 13 representatives, 11 from OTC’s sponsoring organizations and two from OTC’s endorsing organizations. The two principal officers, the Chairman and the Vice Chairman, are elected for two-year terms by the Board during their annual meeting. The 2004-2005 OTC Chairman is Rod Allan, Manager of Core Expertise for Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. Allan has served four years on the OTC board and succeeds Charlie Richards of C.A.
Dominguez and Dowd Awarded Thomas Crowley Trophies
Charlie Dominguez, vice president of sales and marketing, Latin America, for Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group in Jacksonville, and Jerry Dowd, vice president of labor relations in Seattle, were awarded 2006 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies Friday in Jacksonville. Created 20 years ago, the Thomas Crowley Trophy award honors employees with outstanding performance, whose dedication, leadership, initiative and productivity most clearly reflect those of the company's founder. The trophy, a limited edition, bronze sculpture depicting young Thomas Crowley as he ferried goods to and from ships on San Francisco Bay in the early 1890s, is a tribute to the founder of the company as well as the winners of the award.
Team Alvimedica Wins Lorient In-Port Race
Though Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing extended their lead in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port series French town Lorient on the coast of Brittany, it was Team Alvimedica who took the victory, serving up a perfectly constructed race as they selected the best wind. Team Alvimedica sailed into first in Sunday's In-Port race with Italian sailor Alberto Bolzan on the helm and skipper Charlie Enright calling tactics. Team Alvimedica can claim their second In-Port Race victory of the Volvo Ocean Race, moving the young team up the overall In-Port standings to third place.
USCG Reopen Upper Mississippi River
The Coast Guard has reopened the Upper Mississippi River to marine traffic at 11:45 a.m. today. A portion of the river was closed due to a sunken towing vessel located at mile marker 173, earlier today. The closure took place when the Charlie Boy, a previously missing 61-foot towing vessel, was located by the U.S. Army Corps of engineers outside of the navigable channel on the Upper Mississippi River at approximately 11:30 a.m., today. Salvage operations are pending. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.
28% of Offshore Vessels Currently Laid Up
Using VesselsValue's Offshore mapping service VV, Senior Offshore Analyst Charlie Hockless has put togther a snapshot showing the percentage of the offshore fleet currently laid up. Across all offshore types, 28 percent of the fleet is currently laid up. PSVs top the table, with 36 percent currently laid up. Hockless explained the definition of laid up used in this context: “Estimating the number of vessels in lay-up is an imperfect science. However, using a big data approach VesselsValue can provide a valid estimation using the following methodology.
MSO New Orleans – Hurricane Condition Four
USCG Marine Safety Office (MSO) New Orleans is operating at Hurricane Condition Four due to approaching tropical storms Bonnie and Charlie (the name should have been Clyde). Condition Four means that hurricane force winds are possible within 72 hours. The maritime industry is urged to review their hurricane plans to ensure the safety of their personnel and property. Vessels should plan their transits so as to avoid heavy weather to the extent possible. Bridge closures on the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal may begin up to 48 hours before hurricane landfall. (HK Law).
MSCGI Signs Agreement to Acquire Heidmar
Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (MSCGI), has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Heidmar Group of companies, including Texas-based Houston Marine Services, Inc. (Heidmar). The acquisition is expected to close during MSCGI’s fiscal fourth quarter, subject to the customary closing conditions, such as regulatory and antitrust reviews. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under terms of the transaction, Per Heidenreich will continue to serve as non-executive chairman; Tim Brennan will continue as president of Heidenreich Marine Inc.; Jim Bailey will continue as president of Heidenreich Lightering Services Inc. and Houston Marine Services…
USCG Medevacs 80 Yr-Old Near Lake Michigan
A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an 80-year-old man off Beaver Island in Lake Michigan Sunday night. The man’s name is not being released. At 5:40 p.m., emergency medical personnel on Beaver Island contacted a search and rescue coordinator at the Coast Guard Ninth District command center to request assistance with transporting an 80-year-old man, who was suffering from signs of a stroke, to a hospital in Michigan. A rescue aircrew in an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter launched from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, to assist.
This Day in Coast Guard History – September 10
1889- (10-12 September 1889): During this three-day period, the lifesaving crews at Lewes, Henlopen and Rehobeth Beach stations assisted 22 vessels and saved 39 persons by surfboat and 155 by breeches buoy without the loss of a single life. 1981-The CGC Morgenthau, in "Charlie" status in San Francisco while preparing for a yard period, responded to a distress call from the 610-foot M/V Blue Hawk, a cargo vessel carrying about 5,000 automobiles, after she reported a fire aboard while she was over 700 miles southwest of San Diego. Morgenthau was underway within three hours. In the interim, HC-130 CG-1454 was dispatched by AIRSTA Sacremento while COMMSTA Point Reyes directed other merchant ships close to the Blue Hawk to assist.