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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Fairbanks Morse Engine Expands Engine Portfolio

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, expanded its engine portfolio by announcing the addition of the Fairbanks Morse FM-MAN 28/33D. Available in 12, 16, and 20 cylinder V configurations the FM-MAN 28/33D provides 5,400 to 9,000 kW of continuous power at 1,000 rpm. The FM-MAN 28/33D is currently available for marine mechanical drive and genset applications. The FM-MAN 28/33D incorporates advanced electronic fuel injection for best in class fuel consumption (

Shipyard to be Established in South Thailand

YKP-FM Global Shipyard Co Ltd to develop a workboat repair & maintenance facility in Kantang, Trang Province, Thailand. Freight Management Holdings Bhd (FMH) is buying a 25% stake in a Thai shipyard for RM2.5 million cash. The logistics group having earlier entered into an agreement with YKP-FM Global Shipyard Co Ltd for the proposed acquisition, reports 'The Sun Daily'. The other shareholders in YKP-FM are Thai investors, with a combined stake of 70%, and another Malaysian investor who owns the remaining 5% stake. YKP-FM's core business is the development and operation of a shipyard, which will focus on the repair and maintenance of vessels such as tugboats, barges and other types of boats.

Marcus Hook Range Rock Blasting

Delaware River Courtesy Wikipedia

The Coast Guard will be enforcing a safety zone within the waters of the Delaware River, from Marcus Hood, Pennsylvania, north to Eddystone, Pennsylvania until March 15, 2016. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters in the Delaware River within 500 yards of vessels and machinery conducting rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. This zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment in these navigable waters while operations are being conducted.

USCG Closes Siuslaw River Bar Entrance

Closure of Siuslaw River Bar Entrance

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Oregon, issued the closure of the Siuslaw River bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at approximately 2 p.m., Saturday. The bar closure applies to all vessels. Any request to transit the bar prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 for further information or to request crossing. The Coast Guard will re-evaluate the bar closure on an ongoing basis and will re-open the waterway as soon as the offshore weather improves.

Omega Launches New Thermocouple Connectors

Photo: Omega

Omega introduced compensated M12 thermocouple connectors, to be featured at Sensors Expo and Conference. The M12-FM series is a new Omega connector that will ensure accuracy for your applications. The M12-FM Series feature male pins and female sockets made of thermocouple material. The male and female connectors, with straight or right angled connection styles, provide a wide selection of connection options.The connectors are suited for ovens for heat treating, engines and automation machines and are applicable for the manufacturing and oil and gas industries. Price Starts at $55.

Stork Technical Services Launches In-House Training Center

Stork Technical Services (Stork) announced the opening of its in-house FM (fabric maintenance) training center at its facility in Aberdeen, UK. Stork invested around £100,000 in the facility to develop the skills of its blasting/spraying operatives working across the UKCS and will. A range of training, including new start trade tests, product familiarisation, passive fire protection and thermally sprayed aluminium, will ensure the company’s blaster/sprayers meet the required standards and competencies prior to mobilisation.

Sea-Fire FM-200 Systems Supress Fire Quickly and Safely

Traditional fire extinguishing agents can cause major damage to─or even destroy─the very things they are meant to protect. Boatbuilders and owners worldwide trust their assets to FG and FD model Sea-Fire pre-engineered suppression systems. They employ FM-200, which is both safe for people and environmentally responsible. Sea-Fire's FG series is perfect for protecting enclosed engine compartments, covering areas from 25 to 240 cu. ft. Available in 20 sizes, FG models feature lightweight, compact, corrosion-resistant aluminum cylinders for easy fit and installation. The FD series protects areas from 150 to 1,500 cu. ft. These cylinders are refillable and, with 54 standard models to choose from, fit most engine compartments.

East River Closes for United Nations General Assembly

The Coast Guard will enforce security zones on the East River during the United Nations General Assembly, periodically restricting vessel traffic in the upper harbor near the United Nations Headquarters, New York, starting at 7 a.m. Monday. The Coast Guard will be enforcing security zones, from Sept. 21-29, on the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge. Zone 1: This zone is always in effect. No Vessels within 175 yards of Manhattan between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge in the West Channel of the East River.

New VapCor HydraFlow Fluid

VapCor Inc. introduced HydraFlow NS Hydraulic & Gear Fluids designed to create a safer workplace in environmentally sensitive areas. HydraFlow NS fluids typically have a pour point of -60°F (-51°C) and an upper operating range of approximately 150°F (65°C). This range of usability enables HydraFlow NS fluids to work in most weather conditions. Unlike mineral oil based lubricants HydraFlow NS fluids do not oxidize over time to form sludge. They also do not break down (hydrolyze) in the presence of water a common problem with polyol ester and vegetable based lubricants.

Limited Anchorage Space at San Francisco

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  San Francisco Bay Anchorages will be unable to accommodate vessels with drafts greater than 25 feet. Vessels en-route to San Francisco expecting to anchor with drafts in excess of 25 feet should expect delays and are advised to coordinate with their agents and the San Francisco Bar Pilots on VHF-FM CH10 or (415) 393-0457. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com  

Rochester Harbor Dredging Underway

The Luedtke Engineering Co, is conducting dredging operations near the entrance to the Genesee River in Rochester Harbor, NY until July 15, 1999. Mariners are to proceed with caution around dredging equipment. Hours of operation are 24 hours a day/Monday thru Sunday. The tug Kurt Luedtke or Derrick 16 may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 19 & 16.

MAN 48/60CR Engines for New US Navy Tankers

The FM-MAN 14V48/60CR engine (T-AOX will use 2 x 12V46/60CR Engines) (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

The U.S. Navy has chosen the Fairbanks Morse MAN 12V48/60CR engine as main propulsion for a new series of 17 ships as it begins plans to phase out its existing tanker fleet. Known colloquially as oilers, the existing aging fleet of 15 tankers is used to transfer fuel from coastal ports to naval vessels at sea. Lex Nijsen – Head of Four-Stroke Marine – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said, “The U.S. Navy knows our 48/60 engine very well, especially our L48/60A variant, and this played a key role in Fairbanks Morse winning this contract. In studying the replacement of the existing tankers, the U.S.

United Nations East River Security Zones Scheduled

Photo: USCG

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are scheduled to enforce security zones on the East River near the United Nations Headquarters beginning Friday. The security zones scheduled to begin Sept. 16, and continue until Sept. 25, 2016, include all waters of the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge. Zone (1): This zone is always in effect. No Vessels within 175 yards of Manhattan between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge in the West Channel of the East River.

Fishermen Rescued from Liferaft West of Cape Blanco

The fishing vessel McCalis, a 60-foot fishing vessel homeported in Charleston, Ore., takes on water 8 miles west of Cape Blanco, Ore., Aug. 14, 2016. Three fishermen abandoned the fishing vessel onto a liferaft and were rescued by a boatcrew from Search and Rescue Detachment Coquille River. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector North Bend.

The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a liferaft 8 miles west of Cape Blanco at 1:15 p.m., Sunday. The three fishermen, reportedly uninjured, are aboard a Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat en route to Station Coos Bay, located in Charleston, after abandoning their fishing vessel when it started taking on water. Coast Guard watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a mayday call from the fishing vessel McCalis, homeported in Charleston, over VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 11:54 a.m.

WISTA India's Workshop on Managing Customers

Group photo of WISTA Workshop

WISTA India proved that they are committed to enhancing skiil of all women in the Maritime Industry . On 17th April they organised a workshop on "Manage your customers" at India's premier Business school SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. “ Managing Difficult Customers “ was such an eye opener on how we, while selling ,  focus only on  pushing down prices , not realizing that in doing so, we are  not adding any value to the client or to our business in the long run.

Pleasure Craft Aflame on St. Marys River

A 17-foot pleasure craft is fully engulfed in flames near Sugar Island on the St. Marys River, Aug. 29, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Kerr, executive petty officer of Station Sault Ste. Marie.

The Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning boat on the St. Marys River in the vicinity of Sugar Island, Mich., Thursday morning. At approximately 9:10 a.m., a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., overheard a distress call via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting that a 17-foot pleasure craft was fully engulfed in flames near Sugar Island on the St. Marys River. The distress call was made by a good Samaritan in the area at the time of the fire. Two boatcrews aboard 25-foot Respone Boats-Small, from Coast Guard Station Sault Ste.

Commercial Icebreaking on Lake Erie

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning residents of southern Lake Erie islands that commercial icebreaking operations are scheduled to take place Monday, and possibly Tuesday, between South Bass and Catawba islands. Operations are scheduled to begin Monday at about 1 a.m. when the tug Ohio departs Cleveland and transits to South Bass Island between Kellys and Middle islands. At about 10 a.m., the Ohio will then depart South Bass Island from Put-in-Bay, Ohio, and will be followed by the tug Bessie J, which will be towing one barge. All vessels will travel around the eastern part of South Bass Island toward the Miller’s Ferry Dock on Catawba Island and will utilize the Miller's Ferry route. The vessels plan to remain in Catawba Island for about two hours during loading operations.

Kvichak Showcase Sea-fire's Versatility

four boats: all with Sea-Fire fire Supression Systems

For 30 years, Kvichak Marine has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the design and construction of high quality and hardworking aluminum vessels. Keeping up this high standard, the company recently fitted four very different boats with Sea-Fire fire suppression systems. A 95' Hovercraft for Aleutians East Borough, 40' MPF landing craft for the US Navy, 45' Virginia Pilots foil-assisted catamaran and 72' Luxury Resorts passenger catamaran were all installed with pre-engineered FM-200 systems. "Most of our vessels are custom designed so they don't have standard systems.

AMI Wins $3.5 Million Defense Contract

Photo courtesy of Auburn

Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI) has won a multiyear contract to supply over 200,000 yards of AMI-SIL fabric to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (NSY) in Bremerton, Washington, for use in hot work operations during ship repair. The contract, which could total as much as $3.5 million over the next five years, "reflects the continued confidence the Department of Defense has in our products," said Kathie Leonard, AMI's President and CEO. "We've been supplying hot work safety fabrics to the Navy for over twenty years under various contracts, and are now well over 1.5 million yards. Keeping its U.S.

Tug and Barges Run Aground near Chicago

The U.S. Coast Guard and members of the Chicago Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to the grounding of the vessel Kimberly Selvick and two attached barges about one quarter mile east of Burnham Park in Chicago. A rescue crew from the Chicago Fire Department Marine Unit successfully evacuated four crew members from the vessel. No injuries or pollution have been reported. At 4:42 p.m. a Sector Lake Michigan communications watchstander received a call over VHF-FM channel 16 from a crew member of the Kimberly Selvick reporting it had run aground while trying to retrieve two barges that broke free, and that the vessel was taking on water. The vessel is 55-foot tug and was pushing one rock barge and one crane barge at the time of the incident.

Jensen Marine Introduces New Stereo

JENSEN Marine Introduces New MSR3012 Stereo with Full iPod Controls and Charging. ASA/JENSEN Marine is pleased to introduce the new MSR3012 AM/FM/CD/USB/iPod/SiriusXM satellite ready stereo to the marine industry. This high-tech and modern looking stereo gives boaters a next level  entertainment option by offering the most advanced and in-demand features on the market. The MSR3012 has been designed and engineered from the ground up to meet the needs of the marine industry. The MSR3012 has 160 watts of power and features an AM/FM tuner and 40 seconds of Electronic Skip CD Protection (ESP).

Heavy-Duty Sea-Fire Systems Protect Crew and Tugs

To meet strict international codes, the marine transportation and logistics services company Signet Maritime Corporation recently installed Sea-Fire suppression and detection systems on three new tugs. Two of the vessels are 100' x 40' RAstar 3100 Class Terminal Support/Escort tugs. Built by Trinity Offshore, M/V Signet Stars & Stripes and M/V Signet Constellation were recently christened in Gulfport, Mississippi. The third, M/V Signet Weatherly, is a 108' x 40' 4" RAmparts 3200 ASD tug, built by Signet Shipbuilding, and was delivered March 10, 2012. Each tug is protected by a custom-engineered, automatic Sea-Fire FM-200 fire suppression system and FireStop Detection system. An EPA-approved alternative to halon, FM-200 is safe for people and equipment.

Sailors Saved From Rough Seas

In the third sailing vessel rescue off the Atlantic coast in a week, three sailors were hoisted this morning from their 30-ft. sailing vessel 25 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., after fighting 15- to 20-ft. breaking seas and 35 knot sustaining winds for about 15 hours. John Springer, 35, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Wayne Ryland, 59, and Janine Ryland, 34, both of McHenry, Ill., were on the sailing vessel Bath en route to Charleston, S.C., from Maryland when they encountered rough weather. The sailors contacted the Coast Guard via VHF-FM radio at about 7:30 a.m. today requesting to be evacuated. "This case, coming right in the middle of National Safe Boating Week, illustrates several important points that mariners should keep in mind," said Lt. Cdr.

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