Western Marine Works to Supply Trio of Shipsets
Western Marine Works, a division of North Vancouver-based Allied Shipbuilders, was granted the contract to supply three shipsets of tow pin units for new Crowley tugs. The tugs, built by Dakota Creek Industries are fitted with the newly-designed tow pins measuring a 16 in. diameter x 16 in. rise pin. The greater-sized pins were developed to suit the needs of a new generation of ship berthing, tanker escort tugs.
MARAD Approves Title XI Loan Guarantee
The Maritime Administration has approved a $346,129,000 Title XI guarantee to Vessel Management Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crowley Holdings, Inc., for the construction of three 330,000 barrel double hull tug/barge units. VT Halter Marine, Inc. in Gulfport, Mississippi is constructing the barges and Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington has been retained to build the tugs. The Title XI Loan Guarantee program provides funding to promote the growth and modernization of U.S. shipyards and the U.S. merchant marine.
Siemens Wins Navy Contract
Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) wona contract to equip two U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI), located in Anacortes, Wash. Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will design the ships. The total order value is more than $10 million. "Siemens' dedication to supporting Dakota Creek Industries exemplifies…
Crowley's DH Petroleum Barges Deployed to Western Alaska
Crowley Maritime Corp. is deploying two new double-hulled, combination deck cargo and tank barges this week in Western Alaska. The DBL 165-1 and DBL 165-2 barges left Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash., earlier this month and made a brief stop in Seward for final outfitting of equipment - including hoses, lines, pumps and other gear - necessary for operating in Western Alaska. The barges are expected to load their first cargoes of petroleum products in Bristol Bay this week and will begin making deliveries to customers along the Bering Sea coast soon afterward. Both vessels will be home ported in Nome and will be used for shallow draft operations and beach landings for the delivery of fuel and cargo to the remote communities of Western Alaska.
AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong Launched
Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) reports that the launching ceremony of the AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash., on February 22, 2014. Construction of the complex R/V Neil Armstrong and her sister vessel AGOR 28 R/V Sally Ride, also well under way at DCI, have progressed according to plan, meeting original schedule and cost baselines. Throughout the engineering and construction process of both vessels…
Crowley Builds DH Petroleum Barges for Alaska
Preparing to take environmental protection of Western Alaska waters to a whole new level, Crowley Maritime Corporation christened two new double-hulled petroleum tank barges, the 165-1 and 165-2, May 7 during a small ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash. The vessels, which are the first double-hulled, environmentally friendly barges of their kind to operate in Western Alaska waters, will join Crowley's 180-1, a double-hull barge that has serviced Alaska since 2005.
A New Standard of Quiet
Institutions through out North America are paying a lot of attention to the University of Delaware’s new research vessel the Hugh R. Sharpe recently delivered from Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes Washington. The vessel is fitted with retractable transducer pod, articulating stern gantry, wet lab, dry lab, forward gear deployment boom and CTD handling system. It incorporates in one vessel many of the most sought after features found on scientific research vessels around the world. But it is the propulsion system that is setting the new standard in American research vessels. The 146x32-foot (44.5x9.75-meter) diesel electric vessel is powered by four Cummins KTA19 -D(M1)-powered electric generators.
Oceanographic R/V 'Sally Ride' Christened
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus named the 'R/V Sally Ride' to honor the memory of Sally Ride, a scientist, innovator and educator. Ride was the first American woman and the youngest person in space. She later served as director of NASA’s Office of Exploration as well as the California Space Institute at University of California San Diego. “The christening of this ship is not only a celebration of the hard work and dedication of the men and women who have brought this vessel from an idea to a reality…
Wesmar Thrusters Propel Alaska Ferry to Success
For years the citizens of Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska were only able to commute to the Island of Ketchikan on a weekly basis, leaving them frustrated and isolated. In January of 2002 the 150 passenger car/ferry Prince of Wales entered service providing a much awaited daily transportation link between the two islands, and providing the 5,000 residents of the remote southeast Alaska region with a critical link and regular, reliable service-something they had long been without. It took long years of hard work to accomplish this contact with the outside. The community, unhappy with the level of service provided to them by the Alaska Marine Highway system…
WESMAR Thrusters Important Equipment For Alaska Ferry
For years the citizens of Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska were only able to commute to the Island of Ketchikan on a weekly basis, leaving them frustrated and isolated. In January of 2002 the 150 passenger car/ferry Prince of Wales entered service providing a much awaited daily transportation link between the two islands, and providing the 5,000 residents of the remote southeast Alaska region with a critical link and regular, reliable service—something they had long been without. It took long years of hard work to accomplish this contact with the outside. The community, unhappy with the level of service provided to them by the Alaska Marine Highway system…
GPA Involved with T-AGOR-27 Contract
In October 2011, the Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was awarded a contract to deliver the Regulatory Design and Detail/Production Design for the T-AGOR-27 Ocean Class Research Vessel. The basic design was developed by GPA during a NAVSEA sponsored design competition while under contract with Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) and partnered with leading marine industry equipment vendors. The Navy-owned vessel will be operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution of Massachusetts. A second vessel may be awarded at a later date.
Avik Joins Petroleum Services Fleet in Alaska
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Tug Avik Joins Crowley’s Alaska Fleet
Crowley's petroleum services group has taken delivery of its newest tug, Avik, to serve in the company's oil transportation and distribution fleet. The 76-ft. tug was designed by Crowley's Vessel Management Services team and built by Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash. It was delivered on June 3 and has been put into service in Alaska. The purpose-built tug was designed for both shallow water and ocean towing operations. It features a raised bridge for improved visibility, an electric tow winch for coastal towing and fendered push knees for river or beaching operations. The Avik is powered by three Caterpillar 3406E diesel engines generating 1,350 hp.
Dakota Creek Wins Bid to build Scripps' New RV
The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced the shipyard responsible for constructing the next chapter in ocean exploration for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The new research vessel will be owned by ONR for the Department of the Navy and operated by Scripps under charter party agreement. Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI) of Anacortes, Wash., will build AGOR 28, a new “Ocean Class” research vessel that will advance Scripps’ pursuits of the planet’s most vital environmental and scientific challenges. Specifically designed to operate globally, this vessel will support both U.S. Navy and national oceanographic research objectives.
Keel Laying Ceremony for 2 GPA-Designed Research Vessels
On August 17, 2012, the keel laying and dedication ceremony for AGOR-27 and 28, the first two of a new class of advanced Oceanographic Research Vessels, took place at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, WA. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) designed this vessel during a Phase I design competition. GPA is now providing detail and production engineering for DCI throughout the construction phase. The $145 million Navy-owned vessels…
Blue North Order 'Green' Alaska Commercial Fishing Boat
Blue North has contracted Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington, to build an eco-friendly, technologically advanced fishing vessel. The innovative “green” boat – which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014 – was specifically developed for the Alaska cod hook-and-line fishery, and was designed by Skipsteknisk AS, a Norwegian ship design firm. The new state-of-the-art Blue North fishing vessel offers five key environmental and safety advantages. The boat will deploy hook-and-line gear…
Optimarin Breaks into the Fishing Market
Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has landed its first ever contract in the fishing segment. The Norwegian firm will now supply its soon to be USCG approved Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) for the Skipsteknisk-designed America’s Finest. Seattle-based Fisherman’s Finest will own and operate the 80-meter-long stern trawler, which is currently being completed at Washington’s Dakota Creek Industries yard. America’s Finest, a ST-116XL design, has been hailed as Skipsteknisk’s most environmentally friendly vessel to date.
The New Standard in Transportation and Propulsion
The latest addition to the Coastal Transportation fleet, MV Coastal Standard, was built at Dakota Creek Industries Shipyard in Anacortes, Wash. with a design developed to maximize cargo carrying capacity while minimizing construction and operating costs, according to the shipbuilder. With help from its SCHOTTEL propulsion system, the vessel also scores high marks in safety, maneuverability and operability. The vessel’s owner, Seattle-based Coastal Transportation, owns and operates a fleet of cargo vessels sailing from Seattle to ports throughout Western Alaska and the Aleutian Islands…
RV Sally Ride Completes Builder's Trials
The U.S. Navy's new Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), has completed builder's trials, February 21, off the coast of Anacortes, Wash. Builder's trials for Sally Ride tested various shipboard systems and ensured readiness prior to conducting acceptance trials with the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. The propulsion system, mission-over-the-side handling equipment, anchor handling system and work/rescue boat launch system were among the systems successfully demonstrated.
Prince of Wales Launched
On October 6, a new passenger and vehicle ferry that will service Prince of Wales Island, Alaska floated for the first time. Elliott Bay Design Group completed the contract design of this 197-ft. ferry and has served as Owner's Representative throughout vessel construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash. Since the launching, the vessel has been receiving finishing touches with sea trials set to begin in early November. Features ferry passengers have to look forward too include inside and covered outside seating areas, children's playroom, a library/reading room, and coffee shop. Special attention was also given to the hull design acoustics, with the goal of providing passengers a comfortable ride.
Crowley Building Prevention Response Tugs
Vessel Management Services, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp., is building three Z-drive, Cat-powered prevention response tugs (PRT). The first 140-ft. vessel is scheduled to enter service in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in February, 2000, with the other two following closely in April and June. Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Wash., is building the vessels, which were designed by Guido Perla & Associates, Seattle. Propulsion will be provided by two Cat 3612s, each rated 5,096 bhp at 900 rpm. Two Aquamaster Z-drives, with 5.15:1 gear reduction will drive 138-in. diameter controllable pitch propellers inside nozzles. The vessels will have approximately 260,000 lbs. of bollard pull, and an estimated top speed of 15 knots.
Guido Perla Delivers Inter-Island Alaskan Ferry
Guido Perla, Chairman of Guido Perla and Associates, announced the delivery of the M/V Stikine, a 197-ft. passenger-vehicle ferry, to Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) for its new northern route between Prince of Wales Island’s Coffman Cove, Wrangell, and Petersburg terminals in Southeast Alaska. “GPA provided the construction engineering for the first IFA ferry, M/V Prince of Wales in 2001, and, ultimately, was hired as the owners’ naval architect for the design development for the similar M/V Stikine. GPA continued to act as the owner’s representative throughout vessel construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, WA. The GPA team enhanced the ferry’s design by upgrading the passenger deck layout…
New Research Ship Named in Honor of Sally Ride
Navy names new Scripps Research Vessel to honor the legacy of space explorer and UC San Diego Professor Sally Ride. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation's newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space. Dr. Ride was selected for NASA's astronaut corps in 1978 and became the first American woman in space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983.