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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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…

Coastal Marine Equipment on LCS

Coastal Marine Equipment is continuing its success in supplying marine deck equipment for government and military projects with the latest being equipment for Austal USA’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) program. This is in conjunction with Austals’ Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) program and Bollinger Shipyard’s Fast Response Cutters (FRC) program which are propelling Coastal Marine to be the leading deck equipment manufacturer for our military. In addition with these multi vessel contracts, Coastal Marine is supplying equipment for the NOAA Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV) and Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV) being constructed at Marinette Marine, T-AGS 66 Oceanographic Survey Ship and TAGM-25 Missile Range Instrumentation Ship being constructed by VT Halter Marine.

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.

4,000 hp Z-Drive Tug Delivered to Crescent Towing

Bollinger Shipyards delivered Savannah, a 4,000-hp, Z-Drive tug, to Crescent Towing of New Orleans. Savannah - which measures 96 x 34 x 14.75 ft. - is Crescent Towing's 24th tug overall, and is the second Z-drive tug. Savannah is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines developing a total of 4,000 hp, driving two Ulstein 1650H Z-Drives connected to NiBrAl propellers in nozzles. Each Z-Drive unit can be operated independently through 360 degrees. Ed Bazemore, Crescent Towing vice-president and port manager in Savannah, Ga., said "This vessel and its technology are needed here. Upon her arrival she will be used to work LNG and container ships.

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 to Supply for X-Craft

Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc. of Stennis Space Center, Miss. USA has been selected by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, WA, to supply the deck machinery for the Navy's new experimental X-Craft under construction there. The weight sensitive equipment, which was designed specifically for the X-Craft, includes two electrically driven anchor winches sized to hold 1,080ft of 1-5/8in diameter wire rope. The winches are in accordance with ABS rules for HSNC (2003) and develop 28,500lbs bare drum line pull and 212,000lbs brake holding. Also included in the package are four vertical, through deck, electrically driven capstans developing 11,000lbs line pull.

Wärtsilä Tests Wireless Charging for Hybrid Coastal Ferry

Wärtsilä's wireless charging system is the first in the world to operate successfully with a coastal ferry.  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä informs it has tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered commercial coastal ferry, the first in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries. The tests were carried out in Norwegian during the end of August and early September on the 85 meter long MF Folgefonn owned by Norled, one of Norway's largest ferry operators waters. The project, partially funded by Innovation Norway, represents a breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels, Wärtsilä said.

Bollinger Delivers Z-Drive Tug Savannah

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered the 4,000 HP, Z-Drive tug Savannah, to Crescent Towing, New Orleans. It is the second Z-Drive tug in the Crescent Towing fleet, which now totals 24 tugs. Savannah is 96 ft. long, with a 34-ft. beam and a 14.75-ft. depth. It is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines developing a total of 4,000 HP. They drive two Ulstein 1650H Z-Drives connected to nibral propellers in nozzles. Each Z-Drive unit can be operated independently through 360 degrees giving the tug exceptional maneuverability. “She is Crescent’s first tractor (tug) in Savannah,” said Ed Bazemore, Crescent Towing vice-president and port manager in the Georgia city. “This vessel and its technology are needed here.

Powerful New ATBs for Vane Bunkering

Photo courtesy of Cummins

The bold blue “V” logo emblazoned on the green-banded white stack continues to proliferate on American waterways. Vane Brothers Company has been expanding its fleet with new construction. Recently the marine transportation company announced a contract for three ATB tugs to be built at the Conrad Orange Shipyard in Orange, Texas. Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Maritime LLC, based in Clear Lake Shores, Texas, the 110-foot by 38-foot tugs will be mated to 80,000-barrel barges designed by Bristol Harbor Group and being built by Conrad Industries of Amelia, Louisiana.

Kirby Reports Record Q2 2014

Record 2014 second quarter earnings per share of $1.31 compared with $1.11 in the 2013 second quarter, which included a $0.07 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability. Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 of $75.0 million, or $1.31 per share, compared with $63.1 million, or $1.11 per share, for the 2013 second quarter. Consolidated revenues for the 2014 second quarter increased 11% to $628.1 million compared with $563.9 million reported for the 2013 second quarter.

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Seacor’s Eagle has Landed

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., delivered Seacor Eagle, the first of two 145.5 x 36 x 9.8-ft. supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. Seacor Hawk, a nearly identical sister ship, is scheduled for delivery in mid November 2001. "Seacor Eagle is typical of the flexibility and versatility of our 145 ft. supply/utility boat to meet the needs of a variety of operators of large, medium and small fleets," said Walter Berry, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bollinger. "The fact that it meets and exceeds new regulatory requirements and is full ABS (A+, AMS) 100 gross tons (U.S. Powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines that develop a total of 1,500 bhp at 1,600 rpm, the engines drive a pair of Bollinger 72- by 57-in.

Bollinger Delivers Seacore Eagle

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., delivered Seacor Eagle, the first of two 145.5 x 36 x 9.8-ft. supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. Seacor Hawk, a nearly identical sister ship, is scheduled for delivery in mid November 2001. "Seacor Eagle is typical of the flexibility and versatility of our 145 ft. supply/utility boat to meet the needs of a variety of operators of large, medium and small fleets," said Walter Berry, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bollinger. "The fact that it meets and exceeds new regulatory requirements and is full ABS (A+, AMS) 100 gross tons (U. Powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines which develop a total of 1,500 bhp at 1,600 rpm, the engines drive a pair of Bollinger 72- by 57-in.

Kirby Corp. Announces Record 3Q Results

Kirby CEO Joe Pyne (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Record 2014 third quarter earnings per share of $1.34 compared with $1.21 in the 2013 third quarter, which included a $0.08 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability. Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings attributable to Kirby for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 of $76.7 million, or $1.34 per share, compared with $69.1 million, or $1.21 per share, for the 2013 third quarter, which included a $0.08 per share benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.

Coastal Towing Announces New Refinancing

Coastal Towing, Inc., announced today the consummation of a $28 million senior term loan with the CIT Group/ Equipment Financing, Inc., Heller Financial Leasing, Inc. Pursuant to this transaction, the Company refinanced senior term debt under existing agreements with CIT and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. In addition, the loan will be used to facilitate Coastal?s barge construction program. Dennis D. Buffo has joined Coastal Towing, Inc., as vice president of maintenance effective October 1. With over 29 years in the maintenance area of the marine industry, he will be responsible for all of Coastal's boat and barge maintenance. Buffo holds a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in King's Point, N.Y.

exactEarth, Alltek Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service

Satellite AIS data services provider exactEarth Ltd. announced that its exactTrax small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp’s (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution within AIS VHF transmission range. Now outfitted with exactTrax technology from exactEarth, which extends small vessel tracking beyond traditional coastal surveillance, the AMEC TB560 can reliably be detected from space. exactTrax allows for the secure transmission and reliable detection of signals from the millions of artisanal and small-scale commercial fishing boats and small commercial work boats currently operating around the world.

Kirby Reports Record Earnings

Kirby CEO Joe Pyne (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings of $68.1 million, or $1.19 per share, for the fourth quarter 2014 (ended December 31). The results bested 2013’s fourth quarter figures of $64.3 million, $1.13 per share. Consolidated revenues for the 2014 Q4 increased 18% to $668.3 million compared with $568.4 million for Q4 2013. Kirby also reported record net earnings for the 2014 year of $282 million, $4.93 per share, compared with $253.1 million, $4.44 per share, for 2013 which included a $0.20 per share benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.

RSC Bio Solutions’ EALs Available through Drew Marine

RSC Bio Solutions said its high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network, which is capable of delivering to more than 900 ports worldwide. RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution partnership that has expanded the global availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ range of EALs. RSC FUTERRA HF Series renewable hydrocarbon hydraulic fluids are Ecolabel certified and formulated to withstand extreme conditions and corrosion while operating in severe environments. Available in 46, 68 and 100 viscosity grades. Typical applications include stern tubes, controllable pitch propellers, stabilizers and various deck equipment.

VIKING's Helpline for New Coastal Safety Rules

VIKING’s VP Americas, Al Osle

With just a few months to go, VIKING has all hands on deck to ensure coastal vessel operators don’t risk their ability to sail under the US Coast Guard’s upgraded coastal vessel safety regulations. Marine safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S says it’s worried that commercial vessels operating in North American coastal waters and waterways simply won’t be able to sail when new USCG safety regulations come into force on 26 February 2016.

Global Treaty to Halt Invasive Aquatic Species On

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force today (8 September 2017). The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.

Guarino & Cox Designed ATB Launched

The first of a series of 12,000 hp ATB tugs being built for U.S. Shipping Partners, L.P. was recently launched. But the occasion was devoid of the usually expected thrill and large splash. The building site lacked suitable launching ways so a different, somewhat less dramatic, method was devised. Using multiple tired high capacity transporters the tug was rolled onto a barge, then towed to a graving dock. The graving dock was drained to allow the tug to be freed from the then ballasted barge. The dock was then filled with about as much excitement as turning a tap to fill a tub allowing the tug to float free in its element. Guarino & Cox, L.L.C.

Villa Promoted to VP Operations at Columbia Coastal

Columbia Coastal Transport has announced the promotion of Joseph Villa to vice president operations effective immediately where he will be based in the Liberty Corner headquarters and will report directly to Bruce Fenimore, president of Columbia Coastal. Villa joined Columbia Coastal in October of 1999 as General Manager Operations. Prior to that, he had 18 years of varied operations experience acquired with Sea-land Service, Inc. where he last served as Marine Operations Manager in Port Everglades, Florida. During his tenure with Sea-Land, Villa held increasingly responsible management positions in operations, gaining experience in terminal operations, equipment control, rail and marine operations. Mr.

Buffo Named VP at ISR

Dennis D. Buffo has been appointed as vice president of International Ship Repair & Marine Services, (ISR) Tampa, Florida. Buffo has executive responsibility for ISR’s contract negotiations and administrative departments, and brings with him over 31 years’ experience in the areas of ship repair, drydocks, operations, construction and maintenance of tank ships, tugs, barges, and marine equipment. Graduating as a marine engineer from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, New York, Buffo joins ISR from Coastal Towing in Houston.

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