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Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance expands partnership network

Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance has expanded its carrier partnerships to include Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) and Argonaut Insurance Co. With this expanded panel, Safe Harbor has more than tripled its in-house capacity. BHSI, a division of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Insurance Companies, carries a financial strength rating of A++ from AM Best. Argonaut is rated A by AM Best. Both companies join A-rated Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. on the Safe Harbor...

OMSA to host annual seminar Oct. 29

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) will host its annual industry seminar in New Orleans on Oct. 29. The published agenda includes panels on tax and labor developments, insurance, bankruptcy, and medical issues all targeted to offshore stakeholders. Presented in partnership with Tulane University Law School, the one-day conference will allow seminar attendees to obtain continuing legal and insurance education credits. Registration on the day of the conference opens at 7:45...

Tidewater OSVs get turbocharger overhaul at Royston

Tidewater OSVs get turbocharger overhaul at Royston
The Netherland Tide. Royston photo.Royston Limited has completed a turbocharger overhaul on a pair of offshore supply vessels operated by Tidewater Marine, headquartered in New Orleans. The work was done in Africa on the Melton Tide, a firefighting and offshore support vessel, and the Netherland Tide, a multipurpose support vessel. Both ships  Two Napier turbocharger installations on the Melton Tide, powered by dual Wartsila 9L26 engines, were serviced at Walvis Bay, Namibia. The...

Kobelt acquires Accu-Steer

Kobelt acquires Accu-Steer
Kobelt has acquired Accu-Steer Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of hydraulic steering actuators. Founded by Bill Pulse and Paul Barber in 1993, Accu-Steer designs and builds a range of hydraulic power steering units for guiding and controlling motion on commercial vessels and pleasure craft. “The synergies between the Kobelt and Accu-Steer product lines make these two companies such a natural fit,” said Bill Pulse, Accu-Steer president. “Kobelt’s goal is to provide comprehensive systems to...

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...