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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Harley Marine Services News

Harley Marine Announces Reorganization

Harley Marine Services will reorganize its leadership team in order to accommodate customers and field personnel. Jim Lowe has been named general manager for Harley Marine Services, Southern California. In his role, Lowe will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Harley Marine Services family of companies in Southern California including: Millennium Maritime, West Oil Marine Services, Public Service Marine, and Pacific Coast Maritime. He is specifically responsible fore leading the various companies to improve customer service while optimizing operational efficiency. Troy Goodman has been named VP of Corporate Services for Harley Marine Services.

Harley Marine's New Tractor Tug Arrives

Tugboat Robert Franco: Photo credit Harley Marine Services

Harley Marine Service’s new Z-drive tractor tug, the M/V ROBERT FRANCO has arrived in Southern California. This 100’x40’ tractor tug will enter the ship assist and tanker escort market for both Millennium Maritime and Harley Marine Services in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. This tug features Tier III engines and cold ironing/shore power capabilities. It also marks the second Tier III engine on a ship assist/escort tug boat, meeting EPA’s low emission standards in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Tractor Tug M/V Robert Franco Arrives in Los Angeles

M/V Robert Franco

On July 1st, 2013 Harley Marine Service’s new Z-drive tractor tug, the M/V Robert Franco arrived in Southern California. This 100’x40’ tractor tug will enter the ship assist and tanker escort market for both Millennium Maritime and Harley Marine Services in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. The M/V Robert Franco was built with the most technically and environmentally advanced equipment available. This tug features Tier III engines and cold ironing/shore power capabilities. It also marks the second Tier III engine on a ship assist/escort tug boat…

Harley Marine Expands Service into New Port

Harley Marine Services has expanded its service to the American Gulf by acquiring the former MGI of Houston, Texas. This business will be operated under Harley Marine Gulf incorporating all of the quality and safety procedures established within the Harley Marine family of companies. Formed in 1976, MGI has eight boats on long term charter but operate twelve double hull barges in all. Four of the barges transfer product between terminals, and eight are bunker barges that work in the Houston, Galveston and Lake Charles areas with two stationed in New Orleans. The transaction extends Harley Marine’s geographical presence to the Gulf Coast. Harley Franco, Chairman and CEO of Harley Marine Services states, “MGI will be a welcomed addition to the Harley Marine Family of Companies.

Harley Marine Acquires 10 Vessels from Enterprise Marine

Harley Marine Services (HMS), a full service marine transportation provider, has acquired certain offshore marine assets of Enterprise Marine Services LLC (EMS), a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. The acquisition includes 10 vessels to be used in current operations: six double hull petroleum barges and four tugboats. Harley Marine will also acquire the expertise and knowledge of current Enterprise employees associated with these assets, making the transition smooth and seamless as the vessels are incorporated into the Harley Marine fleet and adapt to the company's policies and procedures, the company said. "Securing these assets supports our growth strategy and our focus on exceeding needs and expectations of our customers.

Harley Marine Becomes Corporate Sponsor

Over the past 21 years Harley Marine’s charitable contributions have benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Seattle Children’s Home, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sister, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Millionaire Club Charity and several other honorable organizations. This year, Harley Marine Services became a member of the Virginia Mason Corporate Partnership Program. The partnership allows Harley Marine to combine forces with Virginia Mason in their effort to improve health care for their patients, as well as raise awareness and outreach to the local community. “We are proud of our partnership with Harley Marine Services,” said Karin Huelsbeck, Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Virginia Mason Foundation.

Harley Adds Mini Training ASD Tug

HMS BRAtt (Photo: Harley Marine)

Harley Marine Services has added the newest component to their comprehensive training program by purchasing the Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) Training Vessel, BRAtt, from Robert Allen Ltd. The BRAtt is representative of a modern ASD tug and was purposefully built as a training tool for the maritime industry. Its compact design is scaled to proportionately represent a full size tug with dimensions of just 25.6 feet by 11.8 feet and a horsepower of 450. The HMS BRAtt, stationed in Seattle, joins the diverse and growing Harley Marine fleet of 120 vessels.

New Tank Barge Delivered to Harley Marine

Fight A.L.S., a tank barge designed by EBDG and built by Vigor Fab, was delivered to Harley Marine Services in February (Photo: EBDG)

The newly built tank barge, the Fight A.L.S., was delivered to Harley Marine Services on February 19, 2016. Designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and constructed at Vigor Fab in Portland, Ore., the 83,000 bbl tank barge joins Harley’s offshore fleet working the Gulf and East Coast to transport clean petroleum products, specifically gasoline and distillates. Fight A.L.S. is the third 83,000 bbl ATB tank barge recently designed by EBDG and built for Harley Marine Services, along with sister barges Dr. Robert J. Beall and Fight Fanoni Anemia.

Harley Tractor Tug 'Robert Franco' Launched

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has launched the first of two tractor tugs they have contracted with Harley Marine Services. The new tugboat will be delivered to Harley Marine Services in mid April 2013. The Tractor Tug, a Jensen Maritime of Seattle, Washington design, is ABS load line certified. It has two Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines coupled to the Rolls Royce z-drive system and it is also equipped with two Cat C9 generators. The propulsion package will produce over 90 tons of bollard pull with a combined horsepower of 6,770, giving the tug exceptional pulling power and maneuverability. The vessel is outfitted with Mackay Marine Electronics, Technicold by Northern Lights HVAC system, two Markey winches, one forward for ship assist and one aft for towing and a Smith Berger tow pin aft.

Harley Marine NY Reduces Emissions

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary company of Harley Marine Services, Inc. is actively reducing emissions in New York Harbor. The HMS Liberty, a tug boat part of the Harley Marine NY Fleet, was repowered at Feeney Shipyard in Kingston, New York. During the repower, the 1970's vintage Detroit 149 Series engines and 3-71 generator sets were replaced with new, EPA Tier II Compliant, Cummins QSK38 engines and John Deere powered generator sets. Replacing the older engines and generators on the tug will reduce NoX and particulate emissions in the New York Harbor by 40 tons per year. This will also result in fuel savings as the newer equipment will be more efficient.

Harley Marine Orders Two Harbor Tugs

Harley Marine Services announced the construction of two new ship handling vessels to be built at Diversified Marine in Portland, Ore. The two tugs are sister class vessels to the previously built Michelle Sloan and Lela Franco, and will add to the company's fleet presence on the West Coast. The vessels will each have a length of 80', a beam of 36' and a depth of 16'-8" and are capable of producing 70 short tons of bollard pull. Each vessel is equipped with two CAT 3516, Tier 3 propulsion engines, for a total of approximately 5,200 horsepower, and two Caterpillar C7.1, Tier 3 generators. These engines reduce NOx and particulate matter, from Tier 2 models by 74 percent. The vessels are each equipped with a Markey bow winch, a barge handling stern winch, and Shibata fendering.

U.S. Barge Delivers for Harley Marine

U.S. Barge delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth was christened on October 4, 2010 by her namesake, Anne Elizabeth Hall. Barge Anne Elizabeth measures 241’ x 64’ 6”, with a depth of 23’ 6”. The barge has a carrying capacity of 31,500 barrels. The double-hulled barge is OPA 90-compliant, with vapor collection piping. The barge has two isolated cargo systems. The main cargo is intended to be fuel oil, and the auxiliary system will handle marine gas oil (MGO). “Working closely with Harley Marine’s technical and operations group, U.S. Barge continues to construct and outfit high quality vessels that meet our expectations. We are very happy with the production and craftsmanship of U.S.

HMS Announces Management Hires

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Marine services company Harley Marine Services (HMS) has expanded its management team, naming Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering, the company announced today. Prior to joining Harley Marine, Martin was the Vice President and General Counsel for Delta Western and Hawaii Petroleum where he oversaw all aspects of safety, risk management and regulatory compliance for the fuel distribution companies. Prior to Delta Western, Martin served as the Director of U.S.

Harley Brings New Tug to Port of L.A.

Photo: Port of L.A.

Harley Marine Services has brought its most powerful and environmentally friendly tug boat to service the Port of Los Angeles. The Robert Franco arrived in Los Angeles last week and joins four other tugs in the fleet that assist cargo vessels and tankers in and out of the San Pedro Bay port complex. The Robert Franco features Tier III engines and shore-side electrical power plug-in capabilities. Tier III engines, which are several years away from being required by law, reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter amounts by 90% compared to Tier 0 engines.

Towboat Invitational Raises $295k for Charity

Pictured from left to right: Denise Gould of Boys & Girls Club, Dick Lauer from Sause Bros., Keith Barnes from Harley Marine Services, Michael VanDerhoef from Virginia Mason Foundation and Dave Hill from Foss Maritime presenting the donation check from the day’s events. Photo courtesy Harley Marine Services

On Monday, July 26, Foss Maritime, Harley Marine Services and Sause Bros. sponsored the 11th annual Towboat Invitational at The Golf Club at Newcastle. The tournament brings together almost 300 people in the towboat industry all raising money for two deserving organizations, The Heart Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon. Towboat 2010 was another sold out tournament despite the economic downturn within the marine industry.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Launch M/V Robert Franco

M/V Robert Franco

On March 14, 2013 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders launched the M/V Robert Franco  the first of two tractor tugs Nichols has contracted with Harley Marine Services. Nichols began construction of the 100’ x 40’ Z-drive ship assist tractor tug in May of 2012. On March 14th 2013 Nichols launched the vessel into Holmes Harbor of Whidbey Island from their Freeland Shipyard. The vessel was then towed to Nichols Langley site for final vessel outfitting, dock and sea trials. The M/V Robert Franco will be delivered to Harley Marine Services in mid April 2013.

Tugboat 'Silver' Joins Harley Marine Gulf Fleet

Tugboat 'Silver': Photo credit Harley Marine Services

This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears., while the 'Silver' is powered by two Cummins 85kw generators and is outfitted with Nabrico Hydro Electric winches. Harley Marine say that their commitment and dedication to the environment has been apparent in all aspects of its operations and has been their blueprint for success.

Harley Marine Installs Media Wall in Communications Center

Communication-Center

Harley Marine Services recently installed an 8 by 6 meter industrial grade LCD screen in the communication center at the new Harley and Lela Franco Maritime Center in Seattle, WA. This state-of-the-art media wall provides a direct portal for Harley Marine’s consolidated dispatch team to access real-time technology systems from both shore and vessel operations. The communication center is specifically designed to keep the dispatch team better informed with unprecedented access to information.

Harley Marine Signs Multi-barge Construction Contract

Harley Marine Services orders 4 new Sister-class petroleum barges from Conrad Shipyards of Morgan City, Lousiana. Each double-hulled unit has a carrying capacity of 30,000 barrels and measures 297 feet in length. Once completed the barges will enter the Harley Marine Gulf fleet and service customers in the United States Gulf Region. The barges were designed by Conrad Industries with input from Harley Marine’s management team to ensure internal and regulatory performance requirements were not only met but exceeded. Each barge will be built with the most technically and environmentally advanced equipment available to meet the specific needs of Harley Marine’s customers and expanding business markets. Each barge has a molded beam of 54 feet and a molded depth of 12 feet.

Harley Marine Names Two ATBs

Harley Marine Services has named two articulated tug and barge (ATB) units currently under construction at Gunderson Marine (barges) and Conrad Shipyard (tugs), respectively. The vessels include two 116 foot tugs and two 80,000 barrel barges. The tugs, each being built at Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, La. are 116 feet long with a beam of 36 feet. Each vessel is equipped with two GE Tier 4 propulsion engines, for a total of approximately 4,560 horsepower, and two John Deere Tier 3 generators. These cutting edge engines reduce NOx and particulate matter. The vessels are each equipped with a Markey tow winch and bow and stern fendering. Built at Gunderson Marine of Portland, Ore., the barges are 430 feet long with a beam of 76 feet with a carrying capacity of 80,000 barrels.

Harley Marine Goes Green

Harley Marine continues to implement its “Harley Marine Goes Green” program, including: company-wide ISO 14001 and ABS SQE Certification; exceeding compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations and requirements; harbor tug fleet conversion to eco-tugs using ultra low emissions technology; and, their own patented self-contained Vapor Recovery Unit used during petroleum loading operations to reduce hydrocarbon emissions from oil and tank barges. The “Harley Marine Goes Green” campaign was launched in April of 2008 with a contest for the best “green” idea. In addition, a Harley Marine “Go Green Team” was formed with representation from each location and operating area…

Harley Marine Awards US Fab Barge Contract

US Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, will soon begin construction on a 250’x70’x15’8” deck barge for Harley Marine Services at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard in Portland, Oregon. This purpose built barge was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants to transport a wide variety of cargo between Dutch Harbor and Akutan, Alaska with up to 3 runs per week. “Having the ability to collaborate with Jensen and Harley during the initial production design for this barge, will allow us to have maximum efficiency during construction,” said Bryan Nichols, Sales Manager at Vigor Industrial.

Harley Marine N.Y. Receives EPA Award

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary company of Harley Marine Services has been selected to receive a 2010 U.S. Environmental Quality Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Harley Marine NY has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health. This award is the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA. In addition to exceeding compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations and requirements, Harley Marine New York continues to lead the way with the following innovative and environmentally responsible programs: company-wide ISO 9001 and 14001 standardization for Safety and Environmental Management Systems…

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