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September 2014 News Bitts
The chief executive of Hornbeck Offshore Services is optimistic about the Gulf of Mexico’s long-term prospects.
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.
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.
METAL SHARK OPENS NEW SHIPYARD FACILITY
Senesco Marine is well known for the ATB tugs it has constructed, but a harbor/escort tug was never on its list of newbuilds.
September 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS
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.
Simplex Americas has added Paul R. Cooper, who has over 35 years of marine industry experience, to its sales team.
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).
Don't get hosed
Wait too long to replace a hose and you have a geyser of water, fuel, oil or sewage.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
September 2, 2014
Government-speak and Gulf OSVs
What exactly is the Coast Guard interim OSV size rule supposed to accomplish?
Author: Dr. William J. Pike
September 2, 2014
Will Mexico see more U.S. OSVs?
If Mexico's new oil reforms work, U.S. OSV operators will receive a nice boost and relocate more vessels to the region.
Author: David Krapf
August 28, 2014