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ABS classes one-third of all OSVs

12/2/2014

ABS classed the first workboats to venture into the Gulf of Mexico in the early days of offshore exploration. Today, ABS says it classes about one-third of all offshore support vessels worldwide and is a leading provider of class services for tugs and barges.   Continued »

 
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Video: WorkBoat's Significant Boats of 2014

12/2/2014

The 2014 winners, chosen from the vessels that appear in WorkBoat, will be recognized at an awards breakfast at the International WorkBoat Show on Thursday.   Continued »

 

gplink offers state-of-the-art fleet management tools

12/2/2014

The gplink remote monitoring and Tracking system can monitor dozens of parameters of a single vessel or an entire fleet in near real time from any internet connected device.   Continued »

 

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales offers marine interior outfitting designs and installation

12/2/2014

Jamestown’s experience and capabilities include offshore living quarters for fixed accommodation modules as well as temporary living quarters buildings.   Continued »

 

Ayres Composite Panels reduce weight, save fuel and improve stability

12/2/2014

Jamestown’s experience and capabilities include offshore living quarters for fixed accommodation modules as well as temporary living quarters buildings.   Continued »

 
The 82' survey vessel Blake will initially work for NOAA in the Gulf of Mexico.

New 82' survey vessel from GEO Shipyard

12/1/2014

In October, David Evans and Associates Inc.’s Marine Services Division commissioned its new, customized 82' hydrographic survey vessel in Gulfport, Miss. The Blake was built at Geo Shipyard, New Iberia, La.    Continued »

 
The Arcticus could be doing fish research on the Great Lakes for the next 50 years.

New research boat from Burger for the Great Lakes

12/1/2014

In October, Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, Wis., delivered the Arcticus to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center in Cheboygan, Mich. A little more than a week later it was on its maiden voyage, surveying trout on Lake Michigan.    Continued »

 

Low oil prices and deepwater E&P

12/1/2014

U.S. benchmark crude closed at $78.68 on Nov. 5, down over 25% since June 2014.   Continued »

 

Stocks recoup 2.6%

12/1/2014

After losing over 112 points last month the WorkBoat Composite steadied in October, gaining back 44 points. Operators fared better this month, squeezing out a small gain after losing almost 11% in September. For the month, winners narrowly topped losers, 16-15.   Continued »

 

How were oil price forecasts so wrong?

12/1/2014

U.S. consumers are currently paying the lowest prices for gasoline in about five years. Not only are U.S. consumers surprised by this development but so is the entire world oil sector.   Continued »

 
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