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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Safariland Group Acquires Mustang Survival

The Safariland Group, a  manufacturer of protective products and equipment primarily for law enforcement and the military, has acquired Mustang Survival and its related entities, Mustang Survival Inc. and Mustang Survival Mfg., Inc. (collectively, “Mustang Survival”). Mustang Survival is in the North American market for lifesaving equipment for recreational, military, law enforcement and industrial users in the marine and aviation environments. For more than 45 years, Mustang…

Safariland Group Acquires Mustang Survival

The acquisition marks the Safariland Group’s entrance into marine and aviation industries. The Safariland Group, a manufacturer of protective products and equipment primarily for law enforcement and the military, has acquired Mustang Survival and its related entities, Mustang Survival Inc. and Mustang Survival Mfg., Inc. Mustang Survival is the North American market leader in lifesaving equipment for recreational, military, law enforcement and industrial users in the marine and aviation environments. For more than 45 years, Mustang Survival has been transforming innovative ideas and technologies into high-quality and practical lifesaving products such as inflatable personal flotation devices…

Mustang Survival Names Hartt CEO

Mustang Survival announced the completion of the executive management succession plan. This strategic initiative was first announced in October 2009, with the goal to successfully realign key executive roles and operation teams by January 2011. As of January 1st, 2011, Bob Askew, former Mustang Survival President and Chief Executive Officer will become Mustang’s Chairman to its newly formed Advisory Board, and Jim Hartt, former Mustang Survival Chief Operating Officer, will become Mustang’s CEO. The 15 month succession plan was a key component to the company’s long term business strategy to continue evolving and building its market position as the industry leader in the design…

Mustang Marine Receives $5.3m Pilot Boat Order

Photo courtesy of Mustang Marine

Workboat and marine energy device builder Mustang Marine has won a $5.34m contract to construct three new pilot boats for the Port of Milford Haven. The Pembroke Dock-based company is now looking to recruit new workers locally in a number of skilled positions to meet an increased demand for its services, having already increased the size of its workforce to 54 people over the last nine months. The new contact will see Mustang build three 19m pilot boats at its deep-water facility at Pembroke Dock.

Mustang Improves First Responder Water Rescue Kit

Mustang Survival’s First Responder Water Rescue Kit (MRK110) has been updated to include an M.I.T. 100 Inflatable PFD, replacing the belt pack inflatable. The M.I.T. 100 provides added safety and performance features over the belt pack. •An M.I.T. 100 Inflatable PFD (MD2014) to protect the officer. The M.I.T. 100 is a collar-style PFD that inflates manually when the activation cord is pulled. •A patented Rescue Stick (MRD100) to stabilize the victim. The Rescue Stick is a high-accuracy, throwable buoyancy aid that inflates automatically upon water contact. •A Throw Bag (MRD175) to retrieve the victim. The throw bag includes 75’ of floating polypropylene rope. •A drop-tested, impact resistant, air and watertight Pelican case. This case meets military, ATA and federal specifications.

New Anchor Handling Tug for Stanford Marine

DP2 anchor handling tug Stanford Mustang has a Bollard Pull in excess of 60T (Photo courtesy of Stanford Marine Group)

Stanford Marine, a regional offshore marine business, announced today from its Dubai headquarters the delivery of the latest addition to its fleet. Stanford Mustang, a 50m DP2 Anchor Handling Tug was specially designed to handle a specific charter in Qatar and was built at Fujian Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou, China. The vessel has a special low air draft to facilitate her ability to transit beneath the low bridges encountered at offshore facilities and has a Bollard Pull in excess of 60T, which makes her a valuable addition to the Stanford fleet. Stanford Mustang is now on her way to Dubai, U.A.E.

Completion of Offshore Wells

The Houston Exploration Company announced the completion of offshore wells that should provide additional production beginning in the second quarter of 1999. Because of drilling activity during the first quarter, the company shut-in certain production from its Mustang Island A-31/A-32 region. Due to this shut-in and other factors, the Company expects first quarter 1999 production levels will average approximately five percent higher than the prior quarter's level. In the company's three-lease complex in the Mustang Island region on the shelf of the Gulf of Mexico, the Company successfully drilled its first well since acquiring the property in the fourth quarter of 1998. The Mustang Island A-32 B-8 well, a development well, was drilled to a total depth of 9,900 ft.

Coast Guard Escorts Distressed Vessel

The Coast Guard cutter Mustang assisted five people on a disabled fishing vessel in Prince William Sound today. The Mustang escorted the vessel Current to Patten Bay on Montague Island early Thursday morning. The Current became disabled 23 miles south of Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska Wednesday evening. The vessel was without power or engine propulsion. The pilothouse windows had been broken out by 10 to 15 ft. waves. The captain of the Homer-based boat attempted to contact the Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center in Juneau. But the captain couldn't establish a connection. Using a satellite phone, the captain contacted the Coast Guard cutter Roanoke Island around 5:30 p.m.

Mustang Survival Promotes Grupa, Milligen

Mustang Survival's Michael Grupa will be transitioning from his current role as Director of Business Development, Professional, to join the Sales team as Director of Sales – US Professional & Military Major Accounts. Grupa joined Mustang Survival in 2009 and has been instrumental in shifting Mustang’s focus from selective markets in the first responder and commercial/ industrial marine categories to becoming an industry leader and full-line supplier of flotation and thermal protection products in these market categories. Mustang has also promoted Brian Milligen from Canadian National Sales Manager to Director of Sales, US Recreation & Canada Recreation/Professional markets.

Mustang Launches Ocean Commander Immersion Suit

Photo: Mustang Survival

Mustang Survival is pleased to launch an improved Ocean Commander immersion suit to the Canadian marketplace; the first immersion suit to receive Transport Canada, MED, and SOLAS approvals. After research and tests, this launch also marks the return of the long-trusted Ocean Commander immersion suit for sailors, offshore boaters, fisherman and other commercial marine workers alike. The new Ocean Commander (Model #OC8003 HR) is constructed of a high visibility fluorescent yellow-green shell material, building off the findings of a recent study led by Mustang Survival’s research department.

Interlake Steamship Moves First ‘Mustang’ Pellets

(Photo: The Interlake Steamship Company)

The 1,004-foot M/V James R. Barker has sailed from the Twin Ports with a new specialized cargo: 60,000 tons of Mustang superflux pellets – the first shipment of its kind since the new pellet production began at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s United Taconite mine last month. The specialized Mustang pellets, which will be used for the automotive industry and other markets, contain a higher level of calcium added to dolomite and limestone than the standard taconite pellets. Production of Mustang pellets began in May…

Mustang Survival Wins USCG Supply Contract

Mustang Survival is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a long term contract to supply the United States Coast Guard (USCG) with lightweight and heavy duty dry suits. The contract, with a ceiling value of $20 million dollars over five years, will provide USCG boat crews with Mustang’s new Sentinel™ Series of lightweight and heavy duty dry suits for use in a variety of mission-critical operations including Search & Rescue, maritime law enforcement and maintaining Aids To Navigation. The dry suits selected by the USCG are members of Mustang Survival’s Sentinel series, the newest and most innovative dry suit platform designed with exclusive Mobility Based Sizing™ and Rapid Repair Technology™.

Mustang Survival Wins US Coast Guard Contract

Mustang Survival has been awarded a long term contract to supply the United States Coast Guard (USCG) with lightweight and heavy duty dry suits. The contract, with a ceiling value of $20m over five years, will provide USCG boat crews with Mustang’s new Sentinel Series of lightweight and heavy duty dry suits for use in a variety of mission-critical operations including Search & Rescue, maritime law enforcement and maintaining Aids To Navigation. http://www.mustangsurvival.com/professional/coast-guard

Recall on Mustang Survival PFD's

RECALL NOTICE ON MD2010 & MD2012 model 22LB Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices. The United States Coast Guard strongly urges mariners and boaters alike to check their Mustang Survival PFDs. Mustang Survival is voluntarily recalling all model number MD2010 and MD2012 This recall is being issued for the inspection and repair of an inflator installation inconsistency thatSurvival has developed a solution that corrects any affected product and prevents re-occurrence of this issue. The inspection and repair can only be performed at a Mustang Survival factory. This recall notification is for only the MD2010 and MD2012 22LB buoyancy inflatable PFDs. No other Mustang Survival products are affected as they utilize different inflator mechanisms.

Mustang Technologies Takes on FuelTrax

Chuck Kathrein

Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) announced that Marine Fuel Management (MFM) systems consultant Mustang Technologies has been signed as an official representative in the Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA). “We are delighted to be appointed a FuelTrax representative,” said Mr. Charles Kathrein, CEO Mustang Technologies. “While various sections of the shipping industry in Asia Pacific have been suffering from low rates, high fuel costs and overcapacity, the offshore support vessel (OSV) industry has been growing rapidly with the fleets themselves getting younger.

UK Shipyard Merger

Mustang Marine Construction: Photo credit Mustang Marine

Currently the trading name for Milford Haven Port Authority, MHSR, is to be rebranded under the Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd name and will operate from the existing two sites, the dry dock facility at Milford Dock and the slipway facility adjacent to Mustang Marine in Pembroke Dock. Mustang Marine, is a boat builder and repairer of workboats, pilot boats, passenger and similar commercial vessels up to 40m in length. Established in 1984 by the Lewis family, the company has witnessed steady growth specifically in the last 5 years.

Mustang adds Ward to Managament Team

Shannon Ward, Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development.

Mustang Survival Announces New Commercial/Industrial Business Development Director. Mustang Survival is pleased to announce that Shannon Ward has been appointed to the role of Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development. Ward has been the Director of Recreation Business Development since 2009, leading the company’s strategic business development partnerships and long term strategy for the market. Now, with adding responsibility for the commercial and industrial markets to her portfolio…

Mustang Survival Targets Professional Market

Mustang Survival unveiled its "Go Pro, Go Mustang" campaign with a line-up of new products, new pricing and new service targets. The campaign has been put together in response to shifting market conditions and competitive assessments. Go Pro, Go Mustang kicks off a strategic shift for the company to adapt its business operations to better serve the professional market. The first two products being added to the offering are an Inflatable Work Vest and a neoprene cold water immersion suit. Also new to the product line are a series of Water Rescue Kits enabling quick action to save lives while protecting the rescuer's life in the process. Tactical Side Pouch Inflatable Life Preservers have also been released for the law enforcement community. (www.mustangsurvival.com/professional)

Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD Safety Alert

In keeping with Mustang Survival’s commitment to the highest levels of quality and safety, we are notifying the public of an urgent advisory for specific Hydrostatic inflatable PFDs manufactured during April and May of 2012. A portion of these PFDs may be subject to delayed or non-inflations. The potentially affected products were made in Canada during April and May of 2012. If your PFD falls into this category we recommend you visit www.mustangsurvival.com/HIT or call 1-800-526-0532 for further information. The model number, manufacturing location and date of manufacture is printed on the white approval label on the back of the PFD. All other Mustang Survival inflatable PFD products are not part of this advisory.

U.S. Coast Guard Safety Alert

Problem With Mustang Inflatable PFD's. The Coast Guard has become aware of certain Mustang Survival Inflatable PFDs with Hammar MA1 hydrostatic (HIT) inflation systems which may not inflate and require a new re-arm kit to properly inflate by manual or automatic activation. This safety alert identifies which products are affected. Certain inflatable PDFs may be subject to delayed or non-inflations. To determine if you are impacted please follow the instructions below. If you have a re-arm kit MA7214 or MA7218 you need only to check the lot number on the CO2 cylinder label.

Mustang Marine Launches Recruitment Drive

Stewart Graves, managing director, and Rita Beard, safety officer, observing work being carried out by Benjamin Cardew, Paul Hethrington and Richard Davey on the 20m BMT Nigel Gee design wind farm support vessel (Photo courtesy of Mustang Marine)

Mustang Marine, which is under a new ownership and management structure after being bought out of administration in May 2014 by a group of nine investors, has completed a broad range of orders in what was a successful second half of 2014, the company reports. Now, the Pembroke Dock-based firm says it is actively recruiting skilled workers and apprentices to meet a busy work schedule going into the New Year. Mustang Marine has created 12 new jobs over the last six months, bringing the total workforce to 42 people.

Update: Response Efforts Continue on South Matagorda Island

Photo courtesy of Texas City "Y" Response

Effective shoreline clean-up efforts are on-going, Saturday, along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. As of sunset Friday, response workers have removed a total of 200,775 pounds of oiled sand and oiled debris from the shorelines of Mustang, North Padre and South Matagorda islands. These figures include 102,700 pounds of oiled material from Mustang Island, 93,550 pounds from South Matagorda and 4,525 pounds from shoreline around Bob Hall pier.

Stanford Mustang-50m AHT Launched

Picture of Stanford Mustang, a 50 AHT

  MAC / Mawei Shipyard announced the successful launching of the Stanford Mustang, a 50m AHT with a special low air draft design, to enable the safe passage below the bridges that connect the offshore installations. The Stanford Mustang is a MMC 950 design, and will commence a long term Contract in the ME on delivery June 2014. This vessel demonstrates MAC ability to take specific client requirements, tailor the design and co ordinate a timely and cost effective delivery to the new owner.  

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