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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.
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.”
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.
January 2015 Mailbag
January 2015 Newsbitts
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.
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.
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.
January 2015 BOATBUILDING BITTS
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.
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
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