FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Basic Marine Inc., Escanaba, MI, to pay $242,940 in fines for 18 safety violations. The company has also been placed in the agency's Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
OSHA says that workers at Basic Marine Inc.'s shipyard have been exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while operating press brakes because safety mechanisms were not in place. In the past six years, OSHA
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — Detyens Shipyards, Charleston, SC, is being awarded a $12,592,370 firm-fixed-price contract for 71-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of the USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201).
Work will include general ship services for ship clean and gas free tanks, voids, cofferdams, hazardous waste disposal, ballast tank recoat, tank deck overhead preservation, potable water tank preservation full blast/coat, port and starboard main engine 72,000 hour overhaul, cargo system wire replacement,
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — The Board of Directors of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, based Robert Allan Ltd. has announced the recent appointment of Rollie Webb as Senior Vice-President.
In this newly-created position, Mr. Webb will work very closely with and support Mike Fitzpatrick, who was recently named President of the naval architect firm ( see earlier story ), in all business development and business management tasks.
Mr. Webb has been with Robert Allan Ltd. since 2008, serving as the
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — Rolls-Royce is to supply waterjets and high speed MTU diesel engines to power two new aluminum catamaran fast ferries for Chinese ferry operator Zhuhai High-Speed Passenger Ferry Co Ltd.
Designed by CoCo Yachts in the Netherlands and being built to its Coastal Cruiser CC 288 design, the vessels are now under construction at China's AFAI Southern Shipyard. With a length of 41.5 m and 10.0 m beam, they are designed for the
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — Philly Tankers, which is majority owned by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, has entered into binding long-term time charter contracts with a domestic end-user for the two 50,000 dwt product tankers it has on order with the shipyard. The charters will commence after delivery of the vessels in 2016 and 2017.
"This is an important milestone for Philly Tankers and we are proud of the long- term partnership that the company has established with
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — The National Transportation Safety Board has published a report on the July 28, 2013 allision in Cordova, Alaska, of the Bering Marine ITB Krystal Sea/Cordova Provider and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, a 225 ft buoy tender.
The NTSB says the ITB, with four crew members on board, was maneuvering to dock at the Alaska Marine Lines pier in Cordova, when the bow ramp of the barge struck the moored U.S.
FEBRUARY 24, 2015 — McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and London based international oilfield services provider Petrofac Limited have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline ("SURF") projects.
The five-year alliance expects to provide oil and gas companies a competitive, integrated solution across a broad range of complex engineering, procurement, construction, installation ("EPCI") subsea projects in deep and ultra-deepwater across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Brazil, the North
FEBRUARY 25, 2015 — In its fourth quarter report released earlier this month, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) reported that it had recently agreed to sell four of its 250EDF class OSVs currently chartered to the U.S. Navy and to subsequently operate them for the Navy under an operations and maintenance ("O&M") contract for up to 10-years operating period.
Since their construction in 2008 and 2009, these vessels have supported the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet on
FEBRUARY 25, 2015—It was an historic day for the U.S. maritime industry as Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., Orange, TX, a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC, Morgan City, LA, signed a contract with WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), Irvine, CA, to build the first dedicated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North America.
Plans call for the 2,200 m 3 capacity barge to be delivered in early 2016, initially operating in Tacoma, WA, to service