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Crowley receives second consecutive vessel award from Marathon

Crowley receives second consecutive vessel award from Marathon
(Jacksonville, Fla.; May 20, 2015) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum services division has once again been honored by Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) with its annual Elite Vessel Award, which is given to tank vessel operators who demonstrate a commitment to safety, environmental stewardship and operational excellence. To earn the recognition, the five Crowley ATBs chartered by MPC – including the Courage/650-5; Achievement/650-8; Legacy/750-1; Legend/750-2; and Liberty/750-3 –...

Laborde repowers half of Stone Oil fleet

Laborde repowers half of Stone Oil fleet
In 2014, Laborde Products sold its first Mitsubishi engine to John W. Stone Oil Distributor for the vessel John W. Stone. Since then, Laborde has supplied the Gretna, La.-based oil distributor with seven more Mitsubishis, repowering half its fleet. The John W. Stone, Olga G. Stone and Moose are now powered by a S12A2-Y2MPTK at 940 hp, while the Jennifer, Shell Fueler, Hiawatha and Custom each have a S6R-Y2MPTK at 630 hp. Stone Power utilizes a S12R-Y3MPTAW at 1,100 hp. "As our inland...

Bollinger achieves continued ISO 9001 certification

Bollinger Shipyards has achieved continued registration to ISO 9001 for another three years without interruption since 1996. Bollinger Shipyards has achieved continued registration to ISO 9001 for another three years without interruption since 1996. The scope of Bollinger's certification, issued through Denver-based ISO 9001 management certification firm, Platinum Registration Inc., includes the design, manufacture, repair and logistical support of marine vessels and their components,...

Crowley acquires MMS to provide offshore oil & gas crew management services

Crowley acquires MMS to provide offshore oil & gas crew management services
Crowley Maritime Corp. today announced the acquisition of Maritime Management Services Inc. (MMS), a Seattle-based company with more than a decade’s worth of experience in crew management for offshore oil and gas vessels primarily in the U.S. Gulf, Singapore and Gulf of Mexico.  Crowley Maritime Corp. today announced the acquisition of Maritime Management Services Inc. (MMS), a Seattle-based company with more than a decade’s worth of experience in crew management for offshore...

Titan and Svitzer to merge salvage operations

Crowley Maritime and Svitzer Salvage have reached an agreement to merge their salvage divisions. Crowley Maritime Corp. and Svitzer Salvage have agreed to merge their salvage divisions. The new company will be named Ardent and will begin operations on May 1. Svitzer, a market leader in emergency response, and Crowley’s TITAN Salvage, a leading wreck removal company that recently helped raise the Costa Concordia, will bring together their strong expertise in an entirely new entity...

Lockheed Martin lays keel for 13th LCS

Lockheed Martin lays keel for 13th LCS
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's thirteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wisc., today. The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's thirteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wisc.,...

PVA elects new president, officers and boardmembers

During the Passenger Vessel Association annual convention, members of the PVA elected Dave Anderson of Fire Island Ferries as PVA president for 2015. During the Passenger Vessel Association annual convention, members of the PVA elected Dave Anderson of Fire Island Ferries as PVA president for 2015. The convention took place at MariTrends 2015, held Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 in Long Beach, Calif. Dave Anderson is general manager/director of operations of Fire Island Ferries,...

USCG’s Rescue 21 communications system logs 75,000th search and rescue case

On Jan. 15, the Coast Guard Rescue 21 communications system was employed in its 75,000th search and rescue case since the service started tracking Rescue 21 caseloads in June 2010. On Jan. 15, the Coast Guard Rescue 21 communications system was employed in its 75,000th search and rescue case since the service started tracking Rescue 21 caseloads in June 2010. The system is currently providing coverage of nearly 42,000 miles of coastline, including the entire Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf...

Coast Guard posts brochure on documentation and tonnage for small commercial vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard has posted an informational brochure that provides an overview of federal documentation and tonnage measurement requirements for owners of U.S.commercial vessels less than 79 feet long. The U.S. Coast Guard has posted an informational brochure that provides an overview of federal documentation and tonnage measurement requirements for owners of U.S.commercial vessels less than 79 feet long. Anyone owning such a vessel, certain restrictions on its commercial use may...

Samson completes new innovation and training center and expansion

Performance rope manufacturer Samson has completed its 15,000-square-foot expansion at its Ferndale, Wash., facility.  The expansion includes a new innovation and training center and several enhancements to the manufacturing area. Performance rope manufacturer Samson has completed its 15,000-square-foot expansion at its Ferndale, Wash., facility.  The expansion includes a new innovation and training center and several enhancements to the manufacturing area. The ITC...