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75 Foss vessels receive safety award

75 Foss vessels receive safety award
The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has recognized 75 Foss Maritime vessels with the 2014 Jones F. Devlin award for outstanding safety records.  The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has recognized 75 Foss Maritime vessels with the 2014 Jones F. Devlin award for outstanding safety records.  The award is given to self-propelled merchant vessels that have operated for two full years or more without a crewmember losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational...

Eighty-eight Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 565 combined years of safe operations

Eighty-eight Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 565 combined years of safe operations
Eighty-eight Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F. Devlin Award in recognition of their outstanding safety records, during a luncheon held last week in New Orleans, La. Eighty-eight Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F. Devlin Award in recognition of their outstanding safety records, during a luncheon held last week in New Orleans, La. Each year,...

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...