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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Coast Guard Medevacs Tanker Crewman with Severed Finger

Coast Guard file photo by PA3 Eric Woodall

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man Wednesday afternoon from the 392-foot Maltese-flagged tank ship Emek-S, approximately 28 nautical miles southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call from the captain of the Emek-S at 3:08 p.m. stating that a crewmember, who was a Turkish citizen, had lost part of his left hand's middle finger two hours earlier. The watchstanders notified the Air Station Borinquen flight surgeon…

Coast Guard Helo Crew Hoists Men Stranded in Oregon

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew rescued three men after they became stranded by the rising tide at Indian Beach, Wednesday.   The helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the men and transported them to Canon Beach Fire Department personnel waiting on shore. Sector watchstanders received a report from Seaside 911 dispatchers with a request for assistance at 12:20 p.m. after the three men, who were fishing in tide pools, became stranded due to high tide. There were no reported injuries at the time of the rescue.

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger

File photo: MSC Divina (Courtesy MSC Cruises)

The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced a 57-year-old man from the cruise ship MSC Divina approximately 110 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Monday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a request for a medevac from the cruise liner for a passengers reportedly suffering from stroke-like symptoms, and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist. The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the patient and is flying him to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales…

Harrington Hoists, Kito 20-Yr Anniversary

Photo courtesy Harrington Hoists, Inc.

Harrington Hoists, Inc., recently hosted a celebration dinner in honor of their 20th year anniversary as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kito Corporation. This relationship allowed the company, in a joint effort, to become the sole source for Harrington / Kito hoist and crane products in the United States and Mexico. Edward (Ned) Hunter, president and CEO of Harrington Hoists, Inc. presented a gift made from an original Harrington hoist dating back to the 1800’s to Yoshio Kito, President and CEO of Kito Corporation, to commemorate the 20 year union. Harrington Hoists, Inc.

Harrington Hoists Launches New Wire Hoist Line

Electric Wire Rope Hoists, the RHN Series

Harrington Hoists, Inc. has launched a new line of Electric Wire Rope Hoists, the RHN Series. These hoists are offered in two configurations. The Deck / Base Mounted hoist in 2 – 20 metric tons and Ultra-Low Headroom trolley hoist in 2 – 15 metric tons. Both versions are dual speed. The Deck / Base Mounted hoist features a compact, modular design that is perfect for stationary applications or combined with a double girder trolley for double girder crane systems. The Ultra-Low Headroom trolley hoist is ideal for top running and underhung overhead bridge cranes.

US Hoists: Making the Big Haul, Italian Style

The process of efficiently lifting and moving boats on land is an age-old conundrum. While ‘US Hoists’ is a relatively new name in the boat lift sector, in reality it blends more than four decades of boat lift experience with some of the most modern, automated boat lift technology on the planet. Thomas A. Tebbens II, president of US Hoists Corporation, explains. US Hoists Corp. of Calverton, NY recently teamed with Boat Lift SRL of Italy to deliver the Italian company’s innovative marine hoists and shuttle machines to North America…

Harrington Hoists Celebrates 150 Years

Image: Harrington Hoists

Harrington Hoists, Inc. is celebrating 150 years in the hoist business. The company was established in 1867 by Edwin Harrington, a machinist and inventor, when he started a machine shop and hoist business in Philadelphia. His company thrived as a result of his innovative ideas and continual improvements to the design and production of hoists. Throughout his lifetime, Harrington obtained several patents and was best known for developing one of the first electric hoists in 1896. In the years that followed, Harrington Hoists, Inc.

J D Neuhaus Adds New Hydraulic Hoists

A CAD representation of the new J D Neuhaus 100 metric ton Profi super silent hydraulic hoist unit. (Image courtesy of J D Neuhaus)

Hoists incorporating the latest generation of super silent hydraulics have now been added to the J D Neuhaus range of high performance lifting and handling equipment. In both their Profi and EH monorail hoist ranges, units providing 75 and 100 metric ton lift capacities have been added. Where heavy loads are lifted and transported in highly restricted spaces with only minimum headroom, then a JDN ultra-low monorail hydraulic hoist range has been introduced, initially available with 50 and 100 metric ton lift capacities and designated as JDN UH 50-H and JDN UH 100-H.

Air Hoists Give Tank Cleaning a Lift

J D Neuhaus air operated hoist in operation for precise handling of pressure injection head during tank cleaning operation. (Photo: J D Neuhaus)

More and more companies are turning to air-operated hoists for effective ways to clean storage tanks, manufacturer J D Neuhaus (JDN) reports. Typically, injector heads with nozzles are used to clean inside these inherently dirty vessels by dispensing hot/cold water or steam at high pressures. If required, solvents are sometimes included in the cleaning solution. JDN hoists lift, support and accurately position the injector heads to ensure a thorough clean. For ease of traversing…

Florida Shipyard Purchases Mobile Boat Hoist

 Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist.

Jacksonville shipyard purchases a Marine Travelift 600C to compliment existing dry dock. The Commodore Point Facility at North Florida Shipyards, Inc. has been providing commercial ship repair and modernization support to customers for over 30 years. To maintain its current customer base and generate new business the shipyard invested in a Marine Travelift 600C mobile boat hoist with the assistance of federal stimulus package funds. Through the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration’s assistance to small shipyards program…

J D Neuhaus Turns to 270

A hydraulic JDN crane system with an 80 metric ton carrying capacity, shown in an offshore location

September 9, 2015 marks 270 years of manufacturing for the German based hoist and crane manufacturer J D Neuhaus, and after seven generations, the company is still managed by a descendant of the original owner. Load handling equipment supplied by J D Neuhaus is now utilized throughout the world, from small engineering workshops up to large organizations and including some of the heaviest and most demanding handling operations, even under extreme operating conditions. The company's…

J D Neuhaus: Handling and Lifting Equipment

Photo: J D Neuhaus

The range of handling and lifting equipment supplied by the J D Neuhaus company is currently in use around the world on Jack-up rigs, Semi-submersibles, Drill ships and FPSO vessels. Their product range incorporates both air and hydraulically powered hoists, with individual lifting capacities ranging from 550lbs to 100 metric tons. These products can also be incorporated into single or double girder overhead travelling cranes, underslung cranes with special low headroom trolley designs, together with purpose designed slewing jib cranes.

Harrington Hoists, Inc. Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Harrington Hoists, Inc. announced that it has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification on August 8, 2011. The intention of seeking this certification is to improve business performance by implementing processes that will ensure the company meets or exceeds customer needs. “Harrington has always been customer focused and we strive to provide quality on every level” says Bret Lussow, Business Development Sales Manager. Certification was issued after a complete review and audit, by an accredited registrar…

Hoists Facilitate Offshore Crane Repairs

Photo courtesy of JD Neuhaus

When the diesel engine of a deck crane failed, it caused major handling problems for an offshore platform operating in the Dutch sector of the southern North Sea, problems that were solved with the use of J D Neuhaus air operated hoists. The crane was operating at 40 meters above sea level and provided a lift capacity of 20 metric tons. Replacing the broken engine, which itself weighed-in at approximately 2750lbs, presented some logistic problems. The diesel engine replacement…

JDN Hoists Make Light Work of Heavy Loads

JDN Profi 2 TI hoist in low headroom trolley (2-ton lift capacity).

Injuries within workplace environments can occur when personnel are lifting or moving inappropriately heavy loads. The use of mechanical lifting equipment helps but can also be time consuming, particularly where rope or chain wheel manual operations are associated with raising loads to above head height. Air powered lifting has been proved to be safe, effective, economical and time saving, particularly where there is an existing compressed-air power source available. The J D Neuhaus supplies supply air operated handling equipment for individual loads up to 100 tons…

Konecranes Replaces 24 Hoists for Cenex Harvest State

Konecranes service technicians prepare the new CXT hoists prior to installation. (Photo: Konecranes)

Konecranes South Louisiana operations group completed a simultaneous replacement of 24 hoists in a tightly scheduled two-week service outage at the CHS Myrtle Grove Terminal outside New Orleans. Its South Louisiana operations group recently replaced 24 8-ton hoists mounted on two overhead cranes used to lift and replace top covers on barges delivering grain. These two cranes unload over six million metric tonnes of grain each year, which is then loaded onto export vessels for shipment all over the world.

Travelift at Work in BC

Marine Travelift, Inc. announced Canada's largest Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist is currently in service in a brand new, 15-acre workyard and boat storage facility in Richmond, BC. The state-of-the-art, $1.1 million, 220-ton capacity hoist, which weighs 125 tons, can lift boats from roughly 30 to 150 ft. Arrow Marine Services is a division of well-known Canadian trucking firm Arrow Transportation Systems. According to Brian Charles, general manager, Arrow'spurchase of the Marine Travelift hoist generated significant demand for a full-service shipyard and marine center.

J. D. Neuhaus Highlight Shipyard Hoist Handling Solutions

Typical JDN air hoists used in a shipbuilding operation: Photo credit JDN

JDN's range of hoists, covering lift capacities from 250kg up to a full 100 tonnes, are used worldwide within many heavy-industry applications including shipbuilding and offshore, covering newbuild, refits and repair as well as dismantling. Typical shipyard external applications include the installation and disassembly of rudder blades, shafts and propellers, while internal work includes heavy components for the engine room drive equipment as well as drive shafts and other general fitting out or installation work.

FDNY Marine Ops’ New Travelift

Photo courtesy Marine Travelift

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is the largest fire department in the United States and protects 560 miles of waterfront through the use of a fireboat fleet by response to and mitigation of fires and other emergencies on the waterways, emergency towing, and firefighting; as well as providing life safety to those in the water such as swimmers and jet ski riders. To increase its boat haul out abilities the FDNY Marine Operations opened up a competitive bidding process for a new mobile boat hoist.

Mainstay Marine Expands Lifting Capacity

Pembroke Dock on the Milford Haven Waterway (Photo: Mainstay Marine Solutions)

Welsh workboat builders and servicing specialists Mainstay Marine Solutions said it has secured funding to support the purchase of a 150/200 ton boat lift. Mainstay Marine Solutions, marine engineers located in the deep-water port at Pembroke Dock on the Milford Haven Waterway, are set to purchase an amphibian boat hoist with the assistance of Coastal Communities Fund (CFF) funding. The 150/200 ton hoist will be capable of lifting vessels out of the water and moving around their 4.6 hectare site and into the company’s’ 4,000 m2 of covered workshop space.

World's Third Largest Boast Hoist Delivered

Marine Travelift 700C.

Ohio Company expands woith world's third largest mobile boat hoist. The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard purchase a Marine Travelift 700C. The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard expanded their marine transportation, construction-repair and marine logistics business with the acquisition of a Marine Travelift 700C mobile boat hoist. The new 770-ton mobile boat hoist is the largest on the Great Lakes and the third largest in the world (next to the Marine Travelift 1000-ton in Norfolk, Virginia and Marine Travelift 800-ton in Singapore).

Cougar Ace Crew Rescued

A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter and crew from Air Station Kodiak, worked with two Air National Guard Pavehawk helicopters and rescue crews from Kulis Air National Guard Base, to successfully hoist the 23 crewmembers of the Cougar Ace to safety. The operation began at 9:05 p.m, on July 24. By 9:30 p.m., the first seven crewmembers were hoisted from the vessel by a Pavehawk helicopter. At 9:43 p.m., the Coast Guard helicopter and crew had hoisted the next eight, departing for Adak at 9:51 p.m. The second Pavehawk helicopter hoisted the remaining crewmembers at 10:09 p.m., after completing a mid-air refueling from a nearby Air National Guard C-130 tanker. Weather conditions during the operation were overcast skies with 8-knot winds.

Harrington Hoists in Haiti Relief Effort

Harrington Hoists, Inc., is participating in the Haiti Relief Effort to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake that rocked the island. “Goods that will assist in the clean up and rebuilding of Haiti will be needed” said Bret Lussow, Business Development Sales Manager. “Our manual hand chain hoists and lever hoists are tools that can be used to accomplish this task. We are fortunate to be able to contribute our products and we encourage others to do whatever they can to help.” Harrington hoists, Inc. is a member of The Industrial Supply Association (ISA) which has organized a means for all of their members to support the effort by providing a central staging area for shipping the donated equipment to the region.  The first shipments are scheduled to ship in February.

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