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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Duke University News

Bouchard Transportation Hires Zash

Photo courtesy Bouchard Transportation

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. announced that Matt Zash has joined its team in the capacity of Business Development / Sales.  Zash joins Bouchard after graduating from Duke University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Hofstra University in 2008 with a master’s degree in Education. Zash’s contact information is: Office:     631-390-4900 Cell:          631-926-1721 Email:         mzash@bouchardtransport.com Address:    Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. 58 South Service Road, Suite 150 Melville, New York 11747

Baker, Lyman Hires Senior Consultant for TSMS

John Scarborough

Baker, Lyman and Co., Inc. hired John Scarborough as senior consultant. He is an authorized agent for Germanischer Lloyd on the Corsair Towing Safety Management Systems (TSMS) Strategic Alliance for Subchapter M compliance software for the domestic towing industry. Scarborough holds a Maritime Law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He previously sailed with Rene J. Cheramie & Sons in the Gulf of Mexico and aboard large commercial yachts world-wide. www.bakerlyman.com

Clean the Hull by Flicking a Switch

Duke University engineers have developed a hull coating that dislodges bacteria when an electrical current is applied. The material works by physically moving at the microscopic level, knocking the bacteria away. This avoids the use of bacteria-killing paints, which can contain heavy metals or other toxic chemicals that might accumulate in the environment and unintentionally harm fish or other marine organisms. "We have developed a material that 'wrinkles,' or changes it surface in response to a stimulus, such as stretching or pressure or electricity," said Duke engineer Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The researchers tested their approach in the laboratory with simulated seawater, as well as on barnacles.

Senate to Conduct State of the Oceans 2006

On August 3, the Subcommittee on National Ocean Policy of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will conduct a hearing on the State of the Oceans 2006. Subcommittee Chairman John Sununu will preside. Witnesses will include: - Honorable Vice Admiral (Ret) Conrad Lautenbacher, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Hon. Leon Panetta, Co-Chairman, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative - Mr. Paul Kelly, Commissioner, U.S Commission on Ocean Policy - Mr. Mike Chrisman, Secretary, California Resources Agency - Mr. Michael Orbach, Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory

USCG Transfer Man, Medevacs Woman in NC

USCG Medevacs Woman in NC

The Coast Guard transferred a male patient on Saturday from Morehead City, then medevaced an 80-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 50 miles south of Cape Lookout. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders received a request Saturday morning to transfer a male patient suffering head trauma from Carteret General Urgent Care in Morehead City to Duke University Hospital in Durham. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City at 9:15 a.m.

R. Thaddeus Vayda Rejoins Transocean Ltd.

Transocean Ltd. has named R. Thaddeus Vayda Vice President, Investor Relations, effective July 20, 2011. Based in Houston, he will report to Transocean Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Steven L. Newman. Vayda rejoins Transocean, where he served in various roles from 1995 to 2000 in Marketing, Engineering and Operations and as Director, Corporate Planning and Financial Analysis. From 2000 to 2011, Vayda worked in senior sell-side energy equity research analyst and industry expert roles, covering the energy and oilfield services and equipment industry, most recently for Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, First Albany Capital and RBC Capital Markets. Prior to 1995, Vayda served as Senior Analyst in the Fleet Planning Group of Northwest Airlines, Inc.

Hutchison Set to Retire After 42 Years

John C. G. Hutchison closes a 42 year career at this year’s Workboat Show in New Orleans. Born in Philly on April Fool’s Day 1941, John Hutchison played collegiate golf at Duke University and Moravian College, and coached the golf team at Lehigh University before being drafted in 1966. A Viet Nam vet, 2nd LT, Infantry Branch, John returned home in 1970 and worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corporate Office in Bethlehem, PA, and other Bethlehem offices in Burns Harbor IN, Johnstown PA, and Sparrows Pt., MD.

Atanasio Named President, CEO of Alfa Laval, Inc.

John Atanasio

<p>John Atanasio was appointed President and CEO of Alfa Laval Inc., responsible for leading Alfa Laval in the USA to drive profitable growth in its markets, leveraging the company&rsquo;s key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Atanasio joined Alfa Laval in 1982 in the company&rsquo;s Food and Dairy Group. He joined Alfa Laval Separation in 1990. In 2001, Atanasio was named President of Alfa Laval USA&rsquo;s Parts and Service Division, and then President of the company&rsquo;s Equipment Division in 2004.

WNI Oceanroutes Welcomes New President

WNI Oceanroutes welcomed its new president and CEO, Jeremy Usher in October. Usher spent five years with WNI Oceanroutes in various business management and technology roles, most recently as chief information officer. In 1998, he left the company to complete his MBA from Duke University and subsequently worked for a venture capital firm, a consulting firm and a new wireless telecommunications venture. “I am extremely pleased that Jeremy has returned to lead WNI’s American sales and global marine operations,” said WNI Group Global CEO, Hiro Ishibashi.

Duke Receives Funding for New Research Vessel

Duke University said it has received $11 million for the construction and operation of a new state-of-the-art vessel that will expand teaching and research capabilities at its marine lab. The gift to the Nicholas School of the Environment from the Grainger Family Descendants Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Chicago Community Trust, provides $5 million to build the new 68-foot oceangoing research vessel and an additional $6 million to support operating costs. The ship will have wet labs and dry labs, oceanographic equipment, a galley and sleeping quarters. It will be an oceangoing classroom to train undergraduate and graduate students in oceanography and marine biology at the Duke Marine Lab at Beaufort, N.C.

Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia

Figure 1: Shipbuilding and enabled service providers in Nova Scotia (Source: CGGC)

Irving Shipbuilding’s successful C$25 billion bid for the combatant portion of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) illustrates the strength of Nova Scotia shipbuilding industry. Under the program, Irving Shipbuilding, Inc. (ISI) will build six to eight Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships and 15 Canadian Surface Combatants for the Department of National Defense (DND) over the next 20-30 years. The NSPS contract is in addition to ISI’s contract to build nine mid-shore patrol vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard…

R/V Cape Hatteras Will Embark on New Phase

Famed for Finding Oil Deposits on the Seafloor after the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon Accident, the Invaluable Seagoing Laboratory is up for Sale. Meticulously tended to by a professional crew, and certified for another decade of exploration, the research vessel (R/V) Cape Hatteras has a lot of life left in her. That service may, however, take place in new seas now that the craft is being retired and sold by the Duke - University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC). Constructed for The National Science Foundation in 1981 by Atlantic Marine Ship Builders, the 135-foot craft has been operated and meticulously maintained for 31 years by DUNCOC, and berthed at Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) on Pivers Island in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Researchers Question Ship Sulfur Emission Numbers

Researchers last week claimed that sulfur emissions from cargo ships are causing ocean and coastal pollution and affecting scientific understanding of global climate change. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania and Duke University in North Carolina said in a letter to the science journal Nature that ships are spewing more sulfur from their funnels than previously suspected which could be an important factor in solving the puzzle of global warming. "You've got to consider ships explicitly if you are going to understand ocean chemistry which is a foundation for understanding atmospheric chemistry and climate change," said James Corbett, an engineer at Carnegie Mellon. In some coastal regions ships also have a significant impact on air quality, he added.

UT Research Vessel Up for Sale

According to the Daily Texan, after 35 years of service, the research vessel, Longhorn, is being sold by UT's Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The Newspaper reported that Steven Lanoux, assistant director of operations at the institute, said the Longhorn is not worth the $1.5m renovation cost it would take to repair the vessel. The ship requires hull repairs, new engines and new scientific equipment, he said. Private research crews and other universities such as the A&M Research Institute, Tulane University and Duke University pay to use the ship, but their fees will not cover the expensive repairs, he said. The Longhorn's departure poses a challenge for many researchers at the Institute such as associate professor Tracy Villareal…

Navy Competition Tests Underwater Robots

Facing an exodus of institutional brain power as baby-boomer scientists retire, the Navy is turning to a younger pool of talent for its underwater robotics program, the Washington Post reported. As part of the effort, college students were recently invited to build robots that could perform a series of tasks without human control in a 38-ft. deep research pool. The culmination, the International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, was a sink-or-swim contest. The robots were required to swim through a gate, find and dock with a flashing light box, locate and tag a cracked pipeline, then home in on an acoustic beacon and resurface in a designated recovery zone. Top prize was $7,000.

Northrop Grumman Names Perry VP of Marine Systems

has appointed David T. sector. Perry succeeds James R. company after 36 years of distinguished service. Sykesville, Md., Kings Bay, Ga., and Bangor, Wash. program management, business development and strategic planning. Charlottesville, Va. with distinction in the U.S. Navy as an officer on nuclear submarines. from George Washington University. While serving in the U.S. officer courses. Executive Education program.

Johnson President, CEO J. Ray McDermott

Photo courtesy J. Ray McDermott

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced the appointment of Stephen M. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Ray, effective January 1, 2010. Johnson is the current President and Chief Operating Officer of McDermott International, Inc. (McDermott), J. Ray’s parent company. He succeeds Robert A. Deason, who, as previously announced, will retire at the end of the year. Separately, McDermott announced that it plans to separate its operating subsidiaries, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) and J. Ray, into two independent, publicly traded companies.

Fishery Model Helps Boost Profits, Sustainability

A new model, developed by economists at Duke University and the University of Connecticut, which resulted from identifying efficient fishing practices and behaviors, may help fishermen earn larger paychecks while reducing the risk of fishery depletion. “We’re not talking about a trivial improvement. In some cases, we found that identifying the most efficient practices led to a 20 percent annual increase in total revenues if the fishery is managed differently,” said Martin D. Smith, professor of environmental economics at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. “Under perfect conditions, you could see up to a 49 percent increase in profits on average,” he said.

Henderson, Hanes & Associates Opens Doors in Miami

The Miami-based ocean engineering and naval architecture firm of Henderson & Associates, Inc. has merged with Sea3 Systems, Inc. to form Henderson, Hanes & Associates, a full-service engineering firm that brings underwater intervention and project management services to the global marine industry. The new firm, headed by Shawn Henderson, P.E. and Dan Hanes, P.E., both of South Florida, draws on the deep experience base of its founders and specializes in quick turnaround refit and repair projects that may span multiple technical disciplines and trades. Shawn Henderson, P.E., a former Navy Diver who served active duty during the Gulf War and with over 20 years of underwater experience, has spearheaded complex, multifaceted industrial projects around the country.

HII Acquires Camber Corp

Andy Green Photo HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Camber Corporation and formed a new operating division, HII Technical Solutions. The new division will be led by Andy Green, who will serve as an executive vice president of HII and president of HII Technical Solutions, reporting directly to HII President and CEO Mike Petters. “The acquisition of Camber and the consolidation of our existing service businesses…

NAVSEA Dahlgren Develops Helpful Device

NAVSEA Dalgren?s Coastal Systems Station (CCS) has developed a hands free communications device. This device could produce life saving results for the individual firefighter who would have an improved ability to communicate in high noise situations. The head contact microphone, usually mounted into the headband of a hat or helmet, transmits spoken words from the wearer through physical contact of a transducer with the human cranium. The device has the ability to reject external noise in excess of 100 decibels. The technology is simple and should be affordable when mass-produced. By rejecting such noise, the microphone assembly could be very useful in a number of high noise environments including fire and police systems…

Legendary Research Ship on Sale

R/V Cape Hatteras: Photo courtesy of DUNCOC

The R/V 'Cape Hatteras' is for sale after 31 years service to Duke-University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC). Currently on the market with an asking price of $1.25 million, the ship's future owner will acquire a legendary craft highly respected by the international scientific community. The 135-foot R/V Cape Hatteras is perhaps best known for work in 2010 after the deadly Deepwater Horizon accident jetted oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico. During cleanup efforts…

Harley Marine Receives Enviromental Awards

Harley Marine Services is  a  environmental protection and stewardship within the marine industry and has been since its founding in 1987. They have developed a robust, multi-faceted environmental management program that is innovative and designed to have participation throughout each operating area of the company including the offices, shops, tugs and barges and at every level from deckhands and clericals to the CEO. Since receiving ISO 14001 environmental certification in 2008…

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