Greenbrier Announces New Marine Orders
The Greenbrier Companies announced today that its Gunderson Marine division in Portland, Oregon has received an order from Sause Bros. for a 100,000 barrel double-hull oceangoing oil barge. The order is the fourth in a series of barges currently on order from Sause Bros., also headquartered in Oregon. Coupled with other recent orders from Alaska Marine Lines, a Lynden company, Greenbrier's marine backlog is now valued at over $30 million, and extends into mid-2004. Gunderson, through its marine and railcar divisions, currently has over 1,100 employees, 15% of which are dedicated to marine. Gunderson is actively seeking 60 new employees due to an upturn in both the marine and railcar marketplace. The Sause Bros.
MTU Engines for Sause Bros. Fleet Modernization
Starting with a single small wooden tug in the 1930s, Sause Bros. has grown its fleet to 60 tugs and barges. One key to the company’s continued success has been a long-term fleet modernization program. A cornerstone of that program was the company’s decision to replace its existing medium-speed marine diesel engines with high-speed marine diesels from MTU. It is a decision that is paying off in big fuel savings, better performance and improved dependability. Sause Bros. barges petroleum…
Towboat Invitational Raises $295k for Charity
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.
Second Azimuth Stern Drive tug for Sause Bros.
Designed and built by Southern Oregon Marine (SOMAR) Shipyard, in Coos Bay, Ore., new Azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug Tira Lani was recently delivered to Sause Bros. The tug will join ASD Kamaehu and Pono for duty, assisting ships arriving and departing Honolulu Harbor and their own barge movements in the harbor. Tira Lani is the first tugboat constructed from the keel up by SOMAR. The vessel is powered by twin Caterpillar Model 3516B electronic controlled propulsion engines rated at 2,100 hp @ 1,600 rpm, driving through Ulstein Model 1650 Azimuth stern drives with 86 in. diameter propellers in nozzles. The propulsion system gives a service speed of 13 knots, a bollard pull astern of more than 100,000 lbs., and a bollard pull ahead of 120,000 lbs.
Repowering a Hawaiian Tug: More Power, Better Air Quality
Photo of Kamaehu courtesy of Sause Bros. Inc. Sause Brothers, based in Coos Bay Ore. also operate tugs out of Long Beach, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. They have been providing ocean towing between the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands since 1966. In more recent years they have also maintained three docking tugs in the islands. As many harbor operators can attest, the high visibility of docking tugs provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to environmental protection.
AWO Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman
trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new Chairman, Steven P. 22 during the AWO Spring Convention. Mr. Marine, LP, based in Houston, Texas and Mr. headquartered in Coos Bay, Oregon. AWO Chairmen serve for a one year term. Mr. system, in order to enhance industry safety. Mr. of AWO members in AWO advocacy efforts. Mr. Valerius has 26 years of experience in the barge and towboat industry. largest fleet of inland tank barges and towing vessels. Hollywood Marine, Inc. and Kirby in 1999, Mr. Hollywood Marine, the last being Executive Vice President. Conservancy, and the Texas Waterways Operators. Mr. the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting. Accountant and has a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. Accepting the position, Mr.
AMP Honors Senator Mazie Hirono
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today recognized U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) with the 2016 Champion of Maritime Award. Sen. Hirono is honored for her long-standing support and commitment to the men and women of American Maritime in her work on the Senate Armed Services Committee and as a Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Energy. Sen. Hirono understands the critical role the domestic maritime industry plays not just in Hawaii, but also in the nation’s economic, national and homeland security.
Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Award Winners Announced
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected seven local maritime and cargo companies as this year’s recipients of the Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, an honor presented to those taking extraordinary measures to cut air emissions, modernize facilities and implement innovative operations to reduce air pollution. “These partners have shown a real commitment to cleaner and greener port operations, going above and beyond what is required,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “The Clean Air Action Plan awards are a fantastic way to put a spotlight on the oftentimes unheralded efforts of the goods movement industry to meet and exceed air quality goals…
EBDG Completes Contract Design for ATB
Elliot Bay Design Group (EBDG) recently completed a contract design, including an extensive model basin testing program, for an articulated tug and barge (ATB) for Sause Bros., Ocean Towing of Coos Bay, Ore. ATB has been designed specifically for oceangoing service in the North pacific petroleum product trade. The unit also incorporates many features requested by Sause Bros. Elliot Bay's design calls for 135.5 ft.(41.3 m) tug combined with a 543.7 ft. (165.7 m) barge, connected by an Intercon coupler. The coupler provides a secure attachment between the tug and the barge, while allowing free motion about the pitch axis. Both the tug and the barge are designed to meet SOLAS requirements, and will be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping.
Marcon Sells 3,900BHP Tug Overseas
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington announced the sale of the 3,900BHP, U.S. flag twin screw tug Maria Brusco (ex-Ocean Service) from a U.S. owner to private overseas buyers for transfer to registry under foreign flag. The 127’ x 32’ x 14’ depth tug was originally built in 1967 by Burton Shipyard Inc. in Port Arthur, Texas as Hull 404 for International Bulk Transport of Wilmington, Delaware and operated for Sonat Marine of Philadelphia towing petroleum barges coastwise. The tug underwent a major reconstruction in 1987 under her previous ownership.
MARAD $14.7M in Grants for Small Shipyards
On April 15, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $14.7m in grant awards to help improve 17 small shipyards in 16 states. The funds will help these shipyards become more competitive by purchasing modern equipment and training workers. “These grants will help modernize small shipyards and strengthen our economy by making sure we maintain the ability to build and repair ships in the United States,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Small shipyards are an important part of our nation’s shipbuilding industry,” said David Matsuda, Acting Maritime Administrator. The grants, which are part of the Assistance to Small Shipyards program…
Ferries to be Sold at Unreserved International Auction
Three PacifiCat-class fast ferries capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 250 vehicles at speeds of up to 34 knots will be sold at an international, unreserved public auction March 24 at Canada Place, Vancouver, by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The 400-ft. (122-m) aluminum vessels, PacifiCat Explorer, PacifiCat Discovery and PacifiCat Voyager, are among the largest catamaran fast ferries in the world, and were designed by Phil Hercus of Incat Designs, Sydney, Australia, and built in British Columbia, Canada, in March 1999, September 1999 and July 2000 respectively. Current owner BC Ferries has determined that the vessels, which have seen very little service, are not suited to the high level of commercial trucks and buses on its ferry routes.
Sause Brothers Towing Repowers Ocean Tug
Based in Coos Bay Oregon, Sause Brothers Towing has been towing between Pacific Northwest and Southern Californian ports for over 50 years. In the past 30 years they have also become noted for their long ocean tows from the US west coast to Hawaii and beyond to the South Pacific. The family-owned company currently operates a fleet of 32 ocean and harbor tugs as well as 24 general cargo and oil barges. A new double-hulled 105,000-barrel oil barge, Sunset Bay, is currently alongside at the company shipyard in Coos Bay.
A&P Group & McCall Bros. Form Alliance
McCall Bros. Propellers Ltd., and A&P Group agreed to form a non-exclusive marketing alliance to promote their respective capabilities and resources. Commenting on the alliance, Hugh McCall, chairman and managing director of McCall Bros. Propellers said "We welcome the alliance which will enable us to enhance our service to our customers." Clive Towl, Group Business Development Director of A&P Group also commented "This alliance is further evidence of our desire to forge close ties with both our customers and technically competent suppliers."
PVA:Three PacifiCat-class Fast Ferries on the Block
Three PacifiCat-class fast ferries capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 250 vehicles at speeds of up to 34 knots will be sold at an international, unreserved public auction at 11:00 a.m. PST on March 24, 2003 at Canada Place, Vancouver, by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The 400-ft. (122-m) aluminum vessels, PacifiCat Explorer, PacifiCat Discovery and PacifiCat Voyager, are among the largest catamaran fast ferries in the world. Engineered to the highest technical and performance standards, they were designed by Phil Hercus of Incat Designs, Sydney, Australia, and built in British Columbia, Canada, in March 1999, September 1999 and July 2000 respectively.
Ritchie Bros. Auctions Off PacifiCat Trio
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers have concluded the results of the sale of the PacifiCat catamaran fast ferries. The three vessels, which sold for a total of $13 million within 10 minutes, also involved ancillary equipment auctioned off for $650,000 – for total auction proceeds of $13.6 million. The ferry trio was purchased by one buyer, who has decided to remain anonymous, while the ancillary equipment was bought by a group of nine different buyers. According to David Ritchie, chairman and CEO of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers the vessels were not a hard sell. “Without exception, the potential bidders who inspected the vessels were impressed with the excellent state in which the vessels has been maintained,” he said. Randy Wall, president and COO commented on Ritchie Bros.
News: Three PacifiCat-class Fast Ferries to be Sold
Three 400-ft. (122-m) PacifiCat-class fast ferries capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 250 vehicles at speeds of up to 34 knots will be sold at an international, unreserved public auction at 11:00 a.m. PST on March 24, 2003 at Canada Place, Vancouver, by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. The aluminum vessels, PacifiCat Explorer, PacifiCat Discovery and PacifiCat Voyager, are among the largest catamaran fast ferries in the world, designed by Phil Hercus of Incat Designs, Sydney, Australia, and built in British Columbia, Canada. The PacifiCat fast ferries can be remotely monitored in real time for position, speed, trim, jet angles and rpm; a 287 kW bowthruster improves maneuverability at low speeds; and an integrated bridge system allows enhanced safety monitoring, control and crew deployment.
LeBeouf Celebrates Double Christening
Last month a special pair of towboats were celebrated, as LeBouef Bros. Towing of Houma, La., welcomed to its fleet the MV Karl Senner and MV Dickie Gonsoulin in a festive ceremony at the home of Jon Gonsoulin, President, Lebeouf Bros. Towing. While the boat represent many things – a continued boom in the U.S. energy transport business; a nod to the modern mariner as both are seamlessly outfitted for crew comfort – first and foremost they represent a long-standing and still strong bond between Gonsoulin and Karl Senner LLC. LeBeouf Bros.
Hinckley Acquires Chesapeake Bay Boatyard
Crockett Bros. Crockett Bros. today. Services. Talaria® jet boats, including its classic Picnic Boat®. complete line of Sou'wester® sailboats, Talaria and WhisperJet boats. to its customers," said Ralph Willard, the company's president and CEO. "Crockett Bros. President of Hinckley Yacht Services. yachtsmen in the Chesapeake. can build," he explained. winter storage capabilities is already under way. Philip Conner, president and owner of Crockett Bros. "I can't think of a better company to pass my company onto than Hinckley. best technicians. To assure a smooth transition to new ownership, Mr. Hinckley for at least five years according to Mr. DiSchino. plans to retain all Crockett Bros. employees. other aspects of maintaining the high-tech boats. Yanmar engines that power the boats.
Pacificat Trials For Potential Buyers
BC Ferries’ PacifiCat Explorer will be operated on limited trials between the end of January and early March to enable interested buyers to experience the vessels in operation. The trials will be conducted between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay and will be open to legitimate, potential bidders only. Interested buyers must contact Ritchie Bros. at (604) 273-7564 to participate in the trials. Additional trials will also be made available to registered bidders who have made a deposit of $2 million US. On January 9, BC Ferries announced that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had been selected to sell the three PacifiCat fast ferries at an international unreserved auction in Vancouver on March 24, 2003. Marine consultant, Stephen Phillips, managing director of Seaspeed Technology Limited, of the U.K.
Sause Brothers Towing Repowers Ocean Tug
Based in Coos Bay Oregon, Sause Brothers Towing has been towing between Pacific Northwest and Southern Californian ports for over 50 years. A new double-hulled 105,000-barrel oil barge, Sunset Bay, is currently alongside at the company shipyard in Coos Bay. With the hull built at the Gunderson yard in Portland it is being outfitted by Sause. Also at the yard, the ocean going tug Powhatan is undergoing an extensive repower that will see a pair of 850 HP engines replaced with a pair of Cummins KTA50 M2 mains each rated for 1500 HP at 1800 RPM. A new pair of Reintjes WAF772 marine gears with 7.45:1 ratios have also been installed in the 105x30-foot tug.
Lt. Robert E. Lee Riverboat at Auction
On December 19, 2008, the iconic Lt. Robert E. Lee riverboat will be sold to the highest bidder - regardless of price - at an unreserved public auction in St. Louis, Missouri. Built in 1969, the 19th-century replica riverboat served for decades as a popular restaurant and nightspot on the Mississippi River; it was extensively renovated in 2000-01. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell the riverboat along with a large selection of heavy equipment and trucks at its upcoming unreserved public auction in St. Louis.
Nichols Bros. To Build Catamaran For Service On San Francisco Bay
The Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service on San Francisco Bay ordered a new 315-passenger catamaran ferry from Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders. Measuring 112 x 33 ft. (34.1 x 10 m), the catamaran, which is being designed by International Catamarans of Australia, is expected to go into service in the fall 2001. The vessel will become the newest member of Nichols-built catamarans that are currently operating between the Alameda area and the San Francisco ferry terminal, as well as other landings by the Alameda/Oakland ferry service. Expected to operate at a maximum loaded speed of 26 knots over its regular 6.5-mile route on the Bay, the vessel will be powered by KTA 38 Cummins engines operating at 1,190-hp driving standard propellers.