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Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Intellian Appoints Engineering Sales Director

Charlie Snooke

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

(Photo: Intellian)

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…

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.

Candito Takes over as Ecochlor CEO

Steve Candito (Photo: Ecochlor)

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.

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.

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.  

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)

Colonna’s Shipyard Appoints Sutton

Photo courtesy Rushton Gregory Communications

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.

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.

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)

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Team Alvimedica Wins Lorient In-Port Race

Team Alvimedica. Photo credit by Ricardo Pinto, Volvo Ocean 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.

Brightoil Eyes Upstream After Bohai Purchase

Hong Kong-listed oil trader Brightoil Petroleum Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday it expects its upstream business to be the key long-term growth driver for the group following its acquisition of oil blocks in China's Bohai Bay. Chief financial officer Danny Tan was speaking at a media briefing on the company's strategy. Brightoil, which is involved in oil trading and also owns tankers and storage facilities, announced in February that it had agreed to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp's stakes in two oil blocks in Bohai Bay off China's northeast coast for $1.08 billion in a major push into the upstream segment. Reporting by Charlie Zhu

USCG Medevacs 80 Yr-Old Near Lake Michigan

Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., transfer an ill man from an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter to emergency medical services at the air station Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The man was medically evacuated from Beaver Island in Lake Michigan after suffering from signs of a stroke.

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.

AIGCAF Loans Chouest $400m for New Vessels, Refinancing

Edison Chouest Offshore

AIG Commercial Asset Finance (AIGCAF) and its affiliates have provided a $400 million loan for vessels owned and operated by Nautical Solutions, LLC, which is an operating unit of Edison Chouest Offshore (Chouest). Proceeds from the loan were used to refinance existing notes and to provide for the construction of new vessels. Kirk Phillips, Senior Vice President of the Direct Finance Group at AIGCAF, said that due to AIG’s extensive experience in offshore marine and energy lending, AIGCAF was able to creatively and quickly meet Nautical Solutions’ needs.

Ocean Safety Appoints New Production Manager

New Production Manager at Ocean Safety, Gary Chant

U.K. independent safety supplier Ocean Safety appointed Gary Chant as Production Manager at its Southampton base. Gary will be responsible for leading the manufacturing and production facility of Ocean Safety’s liferafts, lifejackets and a full range of other safety equipment. The facility has recently seen a significant expansion, in particular as a result of a contract to supply liferafts to the RNLI’s fleet. “Gary’s role will establish a streamlined and efficient manufacturing facility that will track our growing demand,” commented Ocean Safety’s Managing Director Charlie Mill.

Ocean Safety to Supply Complete RNLI Liferaft Fleet

Back row from L-R: Shaun Botha, Commodity Buyer, RNLI; Allen Stevens, Senior Engineer, RNLI, Mandy Boughton, Business Development Manager, Ocean Safety; Front row from L-R David Brook, Director RNLI, Charlie Mill, MD, Ocean Safety

U.K. independent marine safety equipment supplier Ocean Safety was selected by the RNLI to carry out a wide reaching replacement program for all their current liferafts in an operation that will take up to three years. The Ocean Safety ISO liferaft will become the liferaft of choice on every RNLI all weather lifeboat, following a rigorous selection program in which Ocean Safety had to produce innovative solutions to the RNLI’s requirements to exceed their own high safety standards for their fleet of vessels.

Navy Awards Design Contracts for UCLASS Carrier Development

Unmanned X-47B on flight deck: Photo credit USN

The Navy has awarded four Preliminary Design Review (PDR) contracts for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle segment. UCLASS will be the first deployed carrier-based unmanned air system. It will provide persistent, unmanned, semi-autonomous, carrier-based Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (ISR &T) with precision strike capability to support 24/7 carrier operational coverage. The four $15 million firm-fixed price contracts were awarded to Boeing Co., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp.

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