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LNG America has contracted with Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, to design the initial bunker/shuttle barge for its U.S. Gulf Coast operations.
All Coast, the largest liftboat operator in the Gulf of Mexico, has entered into a contract with Semco to construct a new 250' leg liftboat which will be equipped with two 175 ton leg mounted cranes and will have the capacity of accommodating 50 people.
With PureBallast 3.0, Alfa Laval says, the company redefined its chemical-free ballast water treatment system, producing major advances in flexibility and energy efficiency. Now a 600 m 3/h reactor has been added to the system portfolio, enabling new configurations with fewer components and considerable energy savings, the Swedish company says.
UK-based Solar Solve Marine has received a series of orders from GulfMark Americas totaling more than $16,000 for its Solasolv class approved roller screens. The screens will be installed at the navigation bridge windows on four platform supply vessels — the Triple Play, First and Ten, Double Eagle and Hat Trick.
Marine Travelift has announced that Orams Marine Services of Auckland, New Zealand, recently took delivery of a new 75 BFMII mobile boat hoist.
Anaheim, Calif.-based Willard Marine has named Karen Jacquelin its new marketing director.
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named Jim Schacht general manager for the commercial marine business
Daniel “Danny” Richardel has been named vice president-general manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, La.
As the first engines in its power class the MTU Series 4000 was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) was presented the Waterways Council Inc.'s 13th Annual Leadership Service Award during the council’s Washington meetings on Feb. 12. The council honored Whitfield for his strong and continued leadership on ports and inland waterways issues.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014