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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Master Marine Delivers for Waterfront Services

M/V Miss Deborah (Master Marine)

Master Marine has delivered the first of four 67’ x 28’ fleet boats to Waterfront Services Co. Each boat will be powered by a pair of Laborde Products, Inc. S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc MG 5321, 5:1 gears, E300 electronic controls with RW Fernstrum, Inc. keel coolers. Electrical power was also provided by Laborde Products, Inc. with two Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65KW Tier III electronic controlled generators with RW Fernstrum, Inc. keel coolers. A pair of Sound Propeller Services, Inc.

Master Marine Lays First Keel of Four-vessel Order

Photo: Master Marine

Master Marine said it has laid the first keel of four new 67’ x 28’ fleet boats ordered in September. Each boat will be powered by a pair of S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears. The boats will be set up with 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water along with providing a maximum 7’-9” working draft. All four fleet boats will be working in the Cairo fleeting area for Waterfront Services and CGB Enterprises.

Master Marine Begins Building Its Next Towboat Series

Master Marine said it has laid the first keel with a contract signed in September for four 67’ x 28’ fleet boats. Each boat will be powered by a pair of S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears. The boats will be set up with 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water along with providing a maximum 7’-9” working draft.    All four fleet boats will be working in the Cairo fleeting area for Waterfront Services and CGB Enterprises.    The first vessel will be delivered and in service the summer of 2017, with additional vessels to follow every three months.

Global Diving & Salvage New Office in Calif.

Seattle based - Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is expanding their operations in the San Francisco Bay Area by opening an office in Richmond, Calif., to augment their existing Rio Vista office. The Richmond office will expand Global’s existing diving services and offer additional  environmental and waterfront services which include ship husbandry, preventative booming, and fendering operations. The new location will  shorten the response time  for  diving, ROV, and salvage services by having personnel and equipment located in the Bay Area. Kyle Watson, the operations manager, will be working hand in hand with Global’s Rio Vista office General Manager…

Northrop Grumman Appoint Gunter, Mulherin

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the appointment of Robert L. Gunter and Matthew J. Mulherin as sector vice presidents, effective June 1. programs. waterfront services for the Newport News sector. supplies outage services for the power generation industry. aircraft carrier programs and vice president of engineering. repair, engineering and construction. master's degree in engineering from Virginia Tech. programs,” said Mike Petters, president, Northrop Grumman Newport News. Gunter replaces John E. Shephard, Jr. corporation to pursue other personal and professional objectives. News and we will miss his leadership,” said Petters. programs, carrier overhaul and the Virginia-class submarine program. programs. development to production increases,” said Petters. test engineer.

Response Underway for Sunken Landing Craft in West Seattle

Waterfront Construction, the owner of the 75’ vessel “Justin” that sank in the Puget Sound early this morning (14 October), has contracted with NRC Environmental Services to contain the surface sheen released from the vessel. NRC Environmental Services has multiple spill response vessels and skimmers on scene and has deployed containment boom. Additional boom is on scene and ready to be deployed as needed. Marine and shoreline emergency response trailers as well as vacuum trucks are standing by for additional support, should they be required. In the first few hours, divers were brought in to plug fuel vents to stop the release of the fuel on board.

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

A powerful virtual-reality ship simulation system, operated by the Port of Milford Haven is running courses to train tug boat operators from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port.

Barriers and Mooring Services for Naval Engineering Center

Truston Technologies Inc., GPA Technologies Inc., Harbor Offshore Inc., Great Eastern Group Inc., and Hardline-Resolute CM, J.V. are being awarded option year three under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for barriers and mooring services in support of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme. The work to be performed provides for project execution, logistic support, and information management services for installation, inspection, repair, maintenance, and field supervision/operation of waterfront barriers, associated moorings, waterfront security systems, and marine facilities throughout the world. The combined total value for all five contractors is $17,500,000. No funds will be obligated with this award.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $58.4M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $58.4m contract to continue life cycle engineering and technical services in support of the Navy's fleet of USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) class Aegis guided missile cruisers. The company's Ship Systems sector will perform the work in Pascagoula, and provide waterfront support in various U.S. Navy ports. This is projected to be a five-year program. The contract award is for the first year; four one-year options are to follow. Northrop Grumman will provide engineering services and material procurement work in support of the maintenance and modernization efforts on CG 47 class ships. With lead work being performed in Pascagoula…

Waterfront Commission Grants Joint-Recommendation

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor announced that it granted the joint-recommendation of the New York Shipping Association-International Longshoremen's Association Contract Board which requested that the Commission accept applications from 400 persons for inclusion in the Longshoremen's Register and also that the Commission accept applications for the replacement of up to 415 potential retirees for the period of October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003. After a December 13, 2002 Public Hearing on the joint-recommendation and an examination of testimony and documentary and statistical exhibits introduced at the hearing, Waterfront Commissioners Michael C. Axelrod of New York and Michael C.

Colonna’s Shipyard Appoints Sutton

Photo courtesy Rushton Gregory Communications

Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. of Norfolk, Virginia announced the appointment of Charlie Sutton as Director of Operations for its Colonna Down River Division, a rapid response ship repair service provided to vessels wherever the customer needs the service. Sutton is a Norfolk native and longtime waterfront veteran having recently worked as Program Manager at Earl Industries. He brings leadership experience in project management and contract administration to Colonna’s Shipyard along with a knowledge of marine repair experience on all types of commercial and military vessels.

Ship Crashes into Mansion in the Strait of Istanbul

Ethem Pertev Mansion on the Bosporus (Photo credit: DHA)

Majed and Randy,  Sierra Leone-registered dry cargo ship collided into a Ethem Pertev's water-front mansion located on the Bosporus in Istanbul's Kanlıca neighborhood. Luckily no one was injured in the incident. The accident happened due to a malfunction in the steering mechanism of the 106-meter-long ship. After the incident, the ship dropped anchor under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and then was towed to Büyükdere. While there is material damage to both the ship and the mansion…

PMA Credits Lawsuit with Encouraging Spirit of Cooperation Environment with ILWU

Following a significant reduction in West Coast work stoppages by the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU), the U.S. District Court issued a minute order tentatively dismissing the existing complaint filed by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The suit, filed Sept. 4, 1998, sought to curtail ILWU work stoppages on West Coast ports. The PMA reluctantly filed the lawsuit against the ILWU after more than 150 work stoppages occurred at West Coast ports since the last negotiated contract in July 1996. A committee, comprised of PMA and ILWU representatives, has recently been formed with the objective to regularly discuss how developing technology can be implemented on the waterfront to provide improved customer service.

Waterfront Commission Schedules Public Hearing

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor announced today that it has scheduled a public hearing to commence on December 13, 2002 to consider the joint-recommendation of the New York Shipping Association-International Longshoremen's Association Contract Board (Contract Board) requesting the Commission to accept applications from 400 persons for inclusion in the Longshoremen's Register. The hearing will be held in the Commission's Hearing Room at 39 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, New York at 10:00 A.M. In 1999, the States of New York and New Jersey amended the Waterfront Commission Act to provide for a more streamlined and efficient manner of bringing a sufficient number of dockworkers into the labor force to meet the demand for such labor.

Legislation to Improve N.Y. Ports and Harbors

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY)

Flanked by environmental leaders and other community groups, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced new legislation to revitalize New York's waterfronts and bring American ports into the 21st century. The bill, the "Waterfront of Tomorrow Act," would take important steps to protect New York's coastal areas, while expanding economic opportunity and encouraging environmentally sustainable shipping. "Whether it is commerce, recreation, transportation, or our local environment, New Yorkers' lives are inextricably linked to the water that surrounds us," Velázquez said.

North American Marine, R. E. Perry Alliance

It is a well-known fact that marine assets are unique, whether they are inland and ocean-going vessels or waterfront properties, shipyards and barge fleeting operations. Making business decisions pertaining to them, especially in today’s market, can be difficult. Consequently, North American Marine Consultants, LLC, and R.E. Perry Company have formed a strategic alliance to better assist their customers in managing their marine assets by providing knowledge-based marine surveying, financial appraisal analyses and brokerage services for vessels and land-based marine assets worldwide. North American Marine Consultants, LLC, a new venture headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, provides professional marine surveying and appraisal services for inland and ocean-going vessels. The R.E.

West Coast Waterfront Coalition Asks for Balanced Security

In a letter sent to every member of the United States Senate, the West Coast Waterfront Coalition expressed its general support for the Port and Maritime Security Act (S. 1214), but called on the Senate to make two critical changes to the bill before passing it. The group called on the Senate “to remember the importance that our West Coast Ports play in the national economy,” and “to be sensitive to the needs of U.S. businesses all across the country for the rapid movement of inputs to production, parts, and finished products.” In the letter, signed by West Coast Waterfront Coalition Executive Director Robin Lanier, the group called on the Senate to include new provisions in the bill that would require identification cards and background checks for port workers.

$39m for Waterfront Barrier

Harbor Offshore, Inc.*, Ventura, Calif.; Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.*, Portsmouth, Va.; GPA Technologies, Inc.*, Ventura, Calif., are being awarded a combined total of $39,958,618 under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price multiple award contracts (N68711-05-D-0017/0018/0019) to exercise option year three for waterfront barrier maintenance/repair worldwide. The work to be performed provides for logistical support, installation, inspection, repair, maintenance and field supervision/operation of waterfront barriers, moorings, at marine facilities throughout the world. The current total contract amount after exercise of this option will be $158,486,327.

NY & NJ Holds Waterfront Conference

On May 15, the Municipal Waterfront Alliance sponsored its second port-wide waterfront conference focused on the legal, environmental, infrastructure, redevelopment, commercial, transportation and economic issues facing the Port of New York & New Jersey. The conference took place in the Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey and the World Financial Center in New York City -- a short water taxi ride for the participants. The conference was attended by approximately 500 people, including 60 federal, state and local government representatives and stakeholders in the future redevelopment of the port complex. New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey was the keynote speaker…

Massive Washington Industrial Waterfront Property on the Market

Owners, Kimberley-Clark Corp. Kidder Mathews and Binswanger have been retained by Kimberly-Clark Corporation to sell its exceptionally rare waterfront industrial property in Everett, Wash. The property, immediately adjacent to Naval Station Everett, boasts more than 2,500 linear feet of deep-water industrial shoreline area and a total land area in excess of 66 acres, appealing to a wide variety of businesses and industries, including marine industrial companies. The sales agents expect this waterfront property to appeal to a wide variety of businesses and industries on a national/international basis, including marine industrial companies who will benefit from the deep-water-port component of the property…

CBMM Presents Working Waterfront Speaker Series

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD begins a new speaker series entitled “Working Waterfront” on Thursday, November 1, with later sessions on Friday, November 16 and Thursday, November 29. Held in the Van Lennep Auditorium along the museum’s waterfront campus, the series welcomes CBMM members and the general public, with pre-registration needed. From 6-8pm on Thursday, November 1, “Working Waterfront: Delaware” gives participants an in-depth look at the museum’s 1912 river tug, Delaware. Now celebrating her centennial, the Delaware was built in Bethel, DE, and is one of the last survivors of Bethel’s great age of wooden boatbuilding.

Danos Adds Environmental Services

Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction, fabrication, coatings, instrumentation and electrical, and shorebase and logistics. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose, La., the Environmental Services Division provides full-service environmental cleaning – from spill kits to tank cleaning and small releases to large magnitude spills. Executive Vice President Paul Danos said, “Adding environmental services to our family of capabilities positions Danos to better serve our customers’ oilfield needs. Danos’ environmental services team…

Bagley Named VP at Newport News Shipbuilding

Ray Bagley (Photo by Chris Oxley/HII)

Ray Bagley has been appointed by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as the company’s new vice president of trades operations for its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Bagley, who will earn the distinction of "Master Shipbuilder" for 40 years of continuous service next week, began his career at The Apprentice School as a painter. He has worked at all levels of production and construction leadership on all of Newport News' product lines, including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, ship repair and conversion, and commercial ships.

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