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WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf caught up with Dave Wolf, sales manager-noise control, for Pyrotek, Spokane Valley, Wash., at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual conference in Houston last week.
The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide an update to the maritime industry with respect to assessing Ebola risks and the responsibility of vessel/facility agents, owners, masters, operators, Area Maritime Security Committee members and persons to immediately report potential communicable disease hazards to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
North Florida Shipyards and its president, Matt Self, will pay the United States $1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by creating a front company, Ind-Mar Services Inc., in order to be awarded Coast Guard contracts that were designated for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs), the Justice Department announced yesterday.
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspected hoax caller who is suspected to have made seven false distress calls during the past two years in the vicinity of New Bern.
Barge rates for export grain at principal inland origins averaged 33 to 60% higher than the 5-year average during October, according to the latest USDA Grain Transportation Report.
The ZF Group’s industrial technology division announces that Martin Meissner has been named ZF’s marketing and communications manager for North America.
Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater Inc. as vice president of engineering. Benhaddad reports to Jeff Gorski, Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair.
Newport News, Va.-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems.
WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf caught up with Patrick David, research and development manager for SSI, at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual conference in Houston last week.
Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has been contracted by New York Power Authority (NYPA) to build and deliver two new tugboats for the Niagara Power Plant’s winter operations in Buffalo, N.Y.
Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La.
Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice.
Author: Leslie Taylor
October 30, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive bureaucracy.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
October 28, 2014