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September 2014 News Bitts

9/1/2014

September 2014 News Bitts   Continued »

 
The HOS Black Foot is Hornbeck’s newest 310-class DP-2 PSV. Day rates improved to $33,000 in the second quarter for its fleet of high-spec OSVs.

Hornbeck bullish on the Gulf of Mexico in 2015

9/1/2014

The chief executive of Hornbeck Offshore Services is optimistic about the Gulf of Mexico’s long-term prospects.   Continued »

 

Horizon Lines’ loss could be Crowley Maritime’s gain

9/1/2014

Increased competition, heavy debt, quarterly losses, and an aging fleet are testing Horizon Lines’ staying power. Furthermore, the company just switched CEOs, as Samuel Woodward resigned with a year left on his three- year contract and board member Steve Rubin replaced him as interim CEO.   Continued »

 

Upper Miss reopens to barge traffic after June‘s high water

9/1/2014

Record amounts of rainfall in late June caused high water problems that eventually closed the Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minn., to navigation in July.   Continued »

 
METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY

METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY

9/1/2014

METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY   Continued »

 
The Buckley McAllister is the first Z-drive escort tug built by Senesco Marine in Rhode Island.

Senesco Marine builds its first harbor tug

9/1/2014

Senesco Marine is well known for the ATB tugs it has constructed, but a harbor/escort tug was never on its list of newbuilds.      Continued »

 
The HOS Black Foot is Hornbeck’s newest 310-class DP-2 PSV. Day rates improved to $33,000 in the second quarter for its fleet of high-spec OSVs.

BOATBUILDING BITTS

9/1/2014

September 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS   Continued »

 
Delivered to Marquette Transportation in June, the 2,000-hp towboat Kieffer E. Bailey is Master Marine’s and Marquette’s first Z-drive towboat.

First Z-drive towboat from Master Marine

9/1/2014

In late June, Marquette Transportation Co. took delivery of a new 2,000-hp Z-drive towboat from Master Marine Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala.   Continued »

 

Simplex Americas adds Paul R. Cooper to sales team

8/29/2014

Simplex Americas has added Paul R. Cooper, who has over 35 years of marine industry experience, to its sales team.   Continued »

 
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Spectro Scientific entering into multimillion dollar contracts with U.S. Air Force

8/29/2014

Spectro Scientific, developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for fluid and machine condition monitoring, has been awarded two multi-year contracts from the United States Air Force under the Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).   Continued »

 
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