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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.
Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying setbacks and legal delays may push the start of drilling past expiration of some leases, according to Bloomberg.
A report on the U.S. Natural Gas Industry by Black & Veatch finds that demand from power generators, exports and the transportation/natural gas vehicle sectors is expected to rise for the foreseeable future.
Reporting marine casualties
In 2012, the Hearing Office received 24 cases alleging violations of the requirements to report marine casualties. In 2013, they received 30 cases.
Author: Sound Off
November 25, 2014
Mariners, be thankful
U.S. mariners have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
November 25, 2014
All aboard a hybrid ferry
When I bought a train ticket recently from Hamburg, Germany, to Copenhagen, Denmark, little did I know that I was in for a ride on an award-winning hybrid ferry.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
November 20, 2014