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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Burger to Build 60-ft Research Vessel

Photo courtesy Burger Boat

Burger Boat Company and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources signed a contract for the construction of a 60-ft research vessel to support expanded study and survey work of the Lake Michigan fisheries. Named after the fish genus that includes: Lake Whitefish and Lake Herring, the new RV Coregonus will be capable of gill netting and allowing fisheries staff to continue the work done on the previous research ship—the RV Barney Devine. The RV Coregonus will also have expanded features including onboard laboratory equipment…

NOAA – Avoid Migrating Whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reminded mariners to keep a sharp lookout for North Atlantic right whales in southeast US waters from November 15 through April 15. North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered marine mammal populations in the world. Vessel strikes and entanglement in fixed fishing gear are the two greatest threats to their recovery. This species is protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972…

Burger Boat Returns to Commercial Boat Building

Photo courtesy Burger Boat

Burger Boat Company is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of a 60’ Fisheries Research Vessel, R/V Coregonus, to the Wisconsin Department of Resources in April 2011. This commercial vessel marks the reinstatement of commercial boat building for Burger Boat Company. Length, o.a. Designer SeaCraft Design LLC, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Burger Launches 60′ Research Vessel “Coregonus”

Motor yacht “Coregonus” Launched – A 60’ Research Vessel by Burger Burger Boat Company

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A. – April 8, 2011 Burger Boat Company launches the R/V Coregonus, a 60’ Research Vessel for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. R/V Coregonus is replacing the R/V Barney Devine, a steel Fishing Tug built by Burger in 1937. SeaCraft Design in Sturgeon Bay, WI designed the R/V Coregonus for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to meet the demanding requirements of the department. Powered by twin Caterpillar C12 diesel engines, the all welded aluminum R/V Coregonus will provide a cruising speed of 20 knots.

Construction of Marine Science Vessels Up

Marine science is making great strides forward due in large measure to several new vessels that have delivered recently and others under construction Headlining this news is the Oscar Dyson, the first of four vessels loaded with scientific gear that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is having built at VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, Miss. The first vessel was completed in September of 2004 and as the Oscar Dyson was being completed, the contract for the second vessel, Henry B. Bigelow was announced. These 208-ft. by 49-ft. vessels have cutting edge capabilities to gather scientific information on fish populations and the water quality of their habitat.

USCG Cites, Terminates Voyage

A USCG boat crew from Station Juneau cited and terminated a commercial fishing boat crews' operations in Stephen's Passage. The USCG crew stopped 31-ft. gillnet boat Lil' Lugger for a federal requirements compliance check. The boat contained only one immersion suit for three fishermen. The Station Juneau crew also noted an insufficient number of fire extinguishers and sound producing devices used for signaling help during distress situations. Following the boarding, the USCG crew terminated the vessel's fishing trip and escorted the crew to Auke Bay.

New Generation of Seine Skiffs

Photo courtesy Husky Boats

Tyler Boats of Sedro Woolley launched its second 22-ft by 11-ft Seine Skiff. Powered by a John Deere 6081, 375 hp engine, this seine skiff is designed to pull. Helped by a 32-inch nozzle steering these skiffs have a pull measurement over 9,500 lbs. This pulling power is harnessed within a stable designed platform for the operator. The seine skiff is often described as the “weak link” in a purse seine operation. Bad weather, pulling against the tide, or just holding the set on the beach the role the Seine Skiff plays can keep you in the game.

Stabicraft Delivers 9 Fishery Vessels

The Stabicraft 659 Wheel House destined for fishery monitoring duties in Alaska.

New Zealand’s Stabicraft Marine has delivered 9 custom 659 Wheel House vessels to Alaska where they will be used as observation boats to monitor the gill net fishery and the fishery’s interaction with sea mammals and sea birds. The vessel orders came at a special request from Saltwater Inc, a private organization that gathers data on wild life and fish stocks for the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game and by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The order is a coup for New Zealand based Stabicraft Marine, as the vessels had to meet stringent US criteria.

Alaskan Stabicraft Fleet Covers 18,000 Nautical Miles

659 Wheelhouse Fleet

The fleet of nine Stabicraft 659 Wheelhouse vessels delivered to Alaska at the beginning of the year have just completed their first 6 months of service. The vessel orders came at a special request from Saltwater Inc, a private organization that gathers data on wild life and fish stocks for the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game and by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The boats were sent to the US in semi assembled form from Stabicraft Marine’s Invercargill factory in New Zealand, where once in the US, went through final assembly and fit out before being launched in May.

Rapp Hydema Winches for USGS Research Vessels

Graphic illustrations courtesy of Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard this month awarded Rapp Hydema NW the deck machinery packages for two U.S. Geological Survey research vessels now under construction. Rapp’s award includes a pair of trawl winches, a centerline winch, side-sampling winches port and starboard, and a dual net reel, for each vessel. Rapp will be providing its state-of-the art PTS Pentagon Canbus system for winch control and monitoring, as well a Rapp Syd gillnet lifter for each boat. The centerline and side-sampling winches will be slip-ring capable.

W. Palm T-Ball Flies “Maritime Reporter” Flag

The Maritime Reporter 6U T-ball team.

West Palm Beach - The boys of summer are now proudly wearing the red & black of Maritime Reporter. With this publication’s backing, a 6U T-ball team is setting course for a championship. This fleet of tiny titans drops anchor at Phipps Park in West Palm Beach each weekend, followed by a flotilla of fans. The boys, some of whom have played together for three seasons running, are seeing their hard work pay off. New to the squad, first baseman Robert Howard is formidable at the plate and has a glove like a gill net.

Burger Boat Delivers R/V Arcticus

R/V Arcticus (Photo courtesy of Burger Boat Company)

Burger Boat Company delivered the R/V Arcticus, a 78-foot research vessel for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), on Friday, October 17, 2014. The Arcticus replaces the 38-year-old R/V Grayling and brings the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel fleet up-to-date. The Arcticus will be stationed at the USGS base in Cheboygan, Michigan and incorporates modern marine standards and state-of-the-art technology to more safely and effectively conduct fisheries research.

New Research Vessel Delivered on the Great Lakes

Arcticus

The new oceanographic research and fisheries assessment vessel, Arcticus, completed her sea trials and was delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center on October 17. The Arcticus, designed by JMS Naval Architects (JMS) and constructed at Burger Boat Company, replaces the R/V Grayling and becomes the newest member of a five-vessel fleet owned and operated by the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. JMS completed the concept and contract design and provided all technical representation at the shipyard during construction.

Harold Mathers Retires

After 50 years at the helm, founding President Harold Mathers has retired from ZF Mathers. Mathers signed papers a year ago transferring ownerships of the company to ZF Marine, the world’s largest supplier of marine propulsion systems. Russ Polansky, formerly branch manager of ZFI Marine in Seattle, was appointed to head up the AF Mathers facility. As part of the agreement with ZF Marine, Mathers stayed actively involved in day-to-day operations until a smooth transition had been made. Mathers credits the company’s long history and sustained profitability to a team that includes a core group of loyal employees. He reported that he did not seriously consider a buyout proposal until ZF Marine approached him two years ago. “I expected to retire some day, but I wasn’t in any great hurry.

MN100: Jagco Industries

(Photo: Jagco Industries)

Jagco Industries is a manufacturer of Flexible metal hose assemblies for automotive, Inland Marine, industrial, trucking & Rail. It also manufactures “UNI-FLEX” exhaust couplers for cars & trucks. More familiar to workboat clients, the firm also manufactures Expansion Joints, Pump Connectors, and Exhaust Assemblies for Marine, Industrial & Rail. Jagco produced the first USA Made aftermarket flexible exhaust coupler for cars & trucks. Their equipment is sold through a network of warehouse distributors across the nation.

US Fishermen Seek Federal Action against Illegal Fishing

Florida Rep. David Jolly listens to Mark Hubbard, CEO of Hubbard's Marina in John's Pass, Fla., explain how foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is hurting commercial fishing throughout the Gulf region. (Photo: Gulf Coast Leadership Conference)

Gulf of Mexico fishermen are threatened by a daily wave of foreign illegal fishing vessels and the U.S. fishing industry is calling on Congress to take action, Florida business owners said April 8 at an event hosted by the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference. Mexican fishing boats enter U.S. sovereign waters and illegally poach hundreds to thousands of fish at a time. Although the U.S. Coast Guard and Gulf state maritime law enforcement agencies have taken aggressive action to find and destroy these illegal Mexican vessels, the frequency of such incursions continues to escalate.

Matson Promotes Gill as Alaska VP

Kenny Gill (Photo: Matson)

Matson, Inc. has promoted Kenny Gill to the position of Vice President, Alaska. In his new role, Gill has management responsibility for all Matson operations in Alaska, including terminal operations, customer service, sales and financial performance of the company's terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. Gill previously served as Senior Director of Operations for Horizon Lines' Alaska division. His appointment follows Matson's May 29, 2015 acquisition of the Alaska operations of Horizon Lines and subsequent retirement of Marion Davis…

BASS Prepares Agenda For Sea Japan

BASS will be exhibiting at the Sea Japan exhibition on April 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan. Jointly organized by CMP Japan Co., Ltd and The Seatrade Organization, Sea Japan 2002 will showcase a total of over 250 companies from 27 countries and regions. Software demonstrations will be shown throughout the exhibition period. Representatives from the company will also share customer case studies with visitors. BASS together with its Japanese sales agents; Aall & Co., Ltd and Frontier International Japan will be occupying booth number NOR-04 at the Norwegian Pavilion. Furthermore, BASS will participate in the New Technology Seminar that will be held alongside the exhibition.

Four High Speed Craft at Austal with GL class

classification contract. Four auto express vehicle-passenger catamarans to be built by Austal shipyard will be classed by Germanischer Lloyd. The high speed craft for an undisclosed owner will be constructed to the new High Speed Craft Code 2000 and delivered in 2009. Two of the fast ferries will be 69 m and two 88 m long. The classification contract was signed by Austal's COO Steve Murdoch and Design Manager Derek Gill in presence of GL's Area Manager George Spiliotis and Station Manager Fremantle Jatin S. Grewal. The order represents Austal's largest individual contract to date. "This huge contract confirms our presence in a region with substantial growth opportunities for Austal", said John Rothwell, Austal Executive Chairman.

ShipServ opens Singapore office

Sharon Gill, VP of Sales, Singapore

ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore marketplace with an expected annual trade of $3bn in 2015, has cemented its position in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The office will be managed by ShipServ’s VP of Sales Sharon Gill and will be open for business from July 1st. “We are very excited to get much closer to one of the biggest and most vibrant shipping markets in the world and will look to increase our already substantial customer base in the region,” said Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer of ShipServ.

World Fishing Fleet: Vietnam Grows the Fleet

Owner Capt. Trinh Van Hung is justifiably proud of his new boat. (Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine)

In keeping with their reputation as a nation that can overcome all obstacles, Vietnam is rebuilding its aging fishing fleet. With a government program of soft loans, designated Decree 67/ND-CP, fishermen are building boats along 28 coastal provinces from the north to the south of Vietnam. Capt. Trinh Van Hung, grew up in a fishing family and, after completing his schooling, he fished briefly with his father. His curiosity took him into business as a trader but the call of the sea was strong. At 25, he returned to the fishing.

New Oil Debris Sensor Launched

Image: Gill Sensors & Controls Limited

Gill Sensors & Controls Limited announced immediate availability of its new Oil Debris Sensor that provides continuous real-time monitoring of particle contamination in hydraulic and engine oil lubrication systems. The new sensor triggers either an immediate shutdown in cases of large particle build-up, or an early warning indication for needed maintenance in both cases preventing unexpected downtime. Typical applications include monitoring helicopter gearboxes, industrial gearboxes…

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Award Conservation Grants

The Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises Ocean Fund awarded $796,000 on March 30 in 15 new grants to marine conservation and environmental organizations, including a $100,000 grant to The Conservation Fund for its Alaska land preservation program and a $100,000 grant to Conservation International for its campaign to conserve Caribbean biodiversity. Almost $9 million has been awarded to 64 non-profit organizations working to protect the marine environment since the fund’s inception in 1996. The mission of the Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.

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