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The proper isolation mounts dampen genset vibrations.

Load Masters

1/1/2015

Cummins has been building diesel-electric marine power systems since 2004. Then at the end of 2014, Cummins advanced its game with variable-speed, diesel-electric power generation. Its first variable-speed, diesel-electric package is powered by the QSK50.     Continued »

 
On Display News from the 35th International WorkBoat Show.

On Display

1/1/2015

From his harrowing ordeal with Somali pirates, Capt. Richard Phillips learned three important things: “You are much stronger than you’ll ever know; nothing is over ‘til we choose to give up; and a dedicated, motivated, focused team can overcome most any obstacle.”   Continued »

 

It was quite a show

1/1/2015

Each year in my welcoming remarks at the International WorkBoat Show I hint that the show will be the biggest and best ever. For the most part, that has been accurate. But there were several reasons why the 35th edition of the WorkBoat Show topped all its predecessors.   Continued »

 

January 2015 Mailbag

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January 2015 Mailbag   Continued »

 

January 2015 Newsbitts

1/1/2015

January 2015 Newsbitts   Continued »

 
John Hatley of Wärtsilä said LNG costs half as much as low-sulfur diesel.

Noble to pay $12.2 million to DOJ over Alaska drilling

1/1/2015

Noble Drilling will plead guilty to environmental and maritime crimes for operating the drillship Noble Discoverer and the drilling barge Kulluk in violation of federal law in Alaska in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in early December.      Continued »

 

More opportunities for Jones Act vessel operators

1/1/2015

Debt-laden Horizon Lines’ shutdown and selloff of its operations in Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii shuffles the Jones Act lineup in all three locations.    Continued »

 
John Hatley of Wärtsilä said LNG costs half as much as low-sulfur diesel.

LNG marine fuel use touted at 2014 WorkBoat Show

1/1/2015

The development of LNG as a marine fuel in North America continues to gain momentum, according to panelists at a conference session at the International WorkBoat Show.   Continued »

 

January 2015 BOATBUILDING BITTS

1/1/2015

January 2015 BOATBUILDING BITTS   Continued »

 
Brunswick’s Impact 650 RIB, pictured above, and Metal Shark’s 29 Defiant received lots of looks at the International WorkBoat Show in December.

Seacor gets first of new monohull fast suppliers

1/1/2015

Known as an innovator in the design and construction of crewboats and fast suppliers, including high-speed catamarans, Seacor Marine, Houma, La., took delivery of the first of 10 new monohull fast crew/support vessels back in February.   Continued »

 
Featured Content
Of Pirates, NATO and a deceased owner
A Taiwanese citizen sued the U.S.A. for killing her husband and sinking his fishing vessel in connection with a NATO counter-piracy initiative. Author: John K. Fulweiler
January 30, 2015
Oil prices and OSVs: It’s not all bad news
OSV operators are one tough bunch and the current down cycle isn’t their first rodeo. Author: David Krapf
January 29, 2015
Oil price free fall tip of iceberg
The collapse of the price of oil was in the wind. Author: Dr. William J. Pike
January 29, 2015
It’s vigorous in Portland
Swan Island has long been a commercial center in Portland, Ore. During World War II, Kaiser Shipyards established one of its seven wartime shipyards on Swan Island. Now, it’s home to Vigor Industrial.    Author: Bruce Buls
January 29, 2015
BP's fine is a drop in the bucket
BP has plenty of money to pay fines stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident. Author: Ken Hocke
January 28, 2015

 
 
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