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Superior Energy Promotes Harris

Superior Energy Services promoted Paul Harris to international business development manager-Marine Division. Harris has been with Superior’s Marine Division for three years, most recently in overall business development. Harris’s new responsibilities will include increasing Superior’s international presence as well as continuing to maintain domestic business relationships. Before joining Superior, Harris worked for Danos & Curole and the Natco Group in developing trade with the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Canada.


Fireman's Fund Appoints Marine Loss Control Director

Tim Donney has joined Fireman's Fund McGee Marine Underwriters at the company's New York City headquarters as Marine Loss Control Director. A 25-year veteran of marine loss control, Donney will manage the loss control services provided by this leading marine insurer, which includes the largest internal ocean marine loss control staff in the industry. Donney, who was previously the president of Hull & Cargo Surveyors, Inc


Drew Marine Division To Distribute Draeger Safety's Personal Air Fitration Systems

Drew Marine and Draeger Safety have agreed to name Drew Marine the distributor for Draeger's complete line of self-contained breathing apparatus and gas detection equipment throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Per the agreement, Drew Marine will now offer its marine industry customers and marine fire and safety inspection providers the full range of Draeger products. Draeger's principal product lines being offered by Drew Marine include: electronic gas detection measuring


Knutsen Chooses Electric Power for LNG Ships

Converteam won a contract at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. in Korea to supply electric power and propulsion systems on board three LNG carriers for Norwegian ship owner Knutsen OAS Shipping AS. These 173,400-cu. m. LNG carriers will be Knutsen’s first with electric propulsion. They will be fittedwith Converteam’s solution based on induction motors and PWM type MV7000 converters. The vessels will be of twin skeg design and will be driven by two 13


War Heroes Remembered With AEGIS Vessels

In remembrance for his valiant and dedicated efforts to his fellow soldiers, the U.S. Navy last year named its fifteenth Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer in honor of COL Donald G. Cook. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage while a prisoner of war (POW), Cook is noted as a heroic figure for his rescue efforts during the Vietnam War. As an observer from Communications Company on a 30-day tour of duty, then Captain Cook was stationed at Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division


Quinn Director Industrial Sales at Samson

Samson, supplier of performance cordage, announced the promotion of Michael Quinn to director of sales over its industrial division. Quinn takes over the leadership role after eighteen month’s tenure by Terry Crump. Crump served in the leadership role for the industrial division in conjunction with his role as Samson’s director of sales for the Americas for its commercial marine division. Quinn started at Samson as the customer service manager in 2007


This Day in Naval History - Oct. 08

From the Navy News Service 1812 - A boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in the Niagara River. 1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny of USS Constitution addresses a letter to the Viceroy of China, urging that American merchants in China be granted the same treaty privileges as the British. His negotiations are successful. 1950 - The 1st Marine Division commences embarkation at Inchon for landings in Wonsan, Korea.


Four Ships Visit St. Kitts

According to the Marine Division of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority, four cruise ships with just over 3,700 passengers and 1,800 crew visited St. Kitts on Feb. 16. The Constellation arrived from Barbados with 2,035 passengers and 930 crew members, while the Maasdam with 1,226 passengers and 607 crew also arrived from Barbados. Both docked at Port Zante. The Silver Whisper made an unscheduled visit with 361 passengers and 291 crew members. It docked at the Deep Water Port


Bureau Veritas and RINA Suspend Alliance Discussions

French classification society Bureau Veritas and RINA, of Italy, have acknowledged that discussions concerning an alliance between the two IACS members have been suspended. Bureau Veritas and RINA had almost reached agreement on the conditions of structuring such an alliance but, in the process of concluding the deal, late difficulties arose concerning corporate governance and certain guarantees requested by RINA, which made the deal unfeasible as initially agreed


BV Reports Further Growth

Bureau Veritas has posted annual results which show the eight consecutive year of annual growth averaging over 17 percent. Turnover of the Bureau Veritas group for 2003 was Euro1.283bn (US$1.51bn), up 12 per cent on 2002. EBIT grew 25 per cent to Euro155.4m ($183m). Consolidated net profit grew 10 per cent to Euro95.9m (US$113m). Final results are subject to confirmation by the general assembly at the end of June. Since 1995 the group turnover has multiplied by almost four times


Bestobell to Extend Valve Choice to Customers

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Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd, has innovated within its range, which means it can now offer both butt weld and flanged connections for all its Globe and Check valves.   These valves range from small (DN15) to large (DN350)


Vigor Delivers Tank EBDG Barge to Maxum Petroleum

Global Pilot (Photo courtesy of Elliott Bay Design Group)

The Seattle divisions of Vigor Fab and Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) today announced that the 15,000-barrel tank barge Global Pilot has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum. Designed to balance performance with fabrication cost, the 15,000-barrel tank barge features a recessed machinery space


Navico Acquires MARIS; Expands Portfolio

Leif Ottosson

Navico Holding AS, parent company to the Simrad brand of navigational marine electronics, has reached an agreement to acquire MARIS (Maritime Information Systems A/S) from The Grieg Group. MARIS is a supplier of data solutions to the commercial maritime sector related to navigation


Bestobell Extends Valve Range

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Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group Ltd. now offers both butt weld and flanged connections for all its Globe and Check valves. These valves range from small (DN15) to large (DN350).  Valves with flanged connections are particularly in demand with the Japanese and Korean


Cat tackles Tier 3 and Tier 4; Completes Berg Deal

Caterpillar 3516B engine with 3500 emissions upgrade.

Caterpillar Marine and Power Systems was one of the most active companies at the 2013 International Workboat Show in New Orleans, debuting several new products that are compliant with EPA Tier 3 and 4 regulations, and finalizing the acquisition of propulsion equipment manufacturer Johan Walter


Today in U.S. Naval History: December 26

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 26 1862 - Four nuns who were volunteer nurses on board Red Rover were the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship. 1943 - Seventh Amphibious Force lands 1st Marine Division on Cape Gloucester, New Britain.


All American Marine to Build Two Seattle Catamaran Ferries

Water Taxi rendering courtesy of King County Ferry District

The King County Ferry District, whose ferries link the communities that ring Lake Washington and Puget Sound, has contracted with Bellingham-based All American Marine to design and build two new 'water taxis' to replace its pair of 25 year-old leased vessels.


Gunderson to Build Tank Barge for Kirby

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced that its Gunderson Marine division has received an order from Kirby Offshore Marine to build an articulated oceangoing oil and chemical tank barge, with an option for a second unit, to meet growing demand


Volvo Penta Appoints US Mid-Atlantic Power Center Agency

Image courtesy of Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta of the Americas says it has appointed Johnson & Towers as an authorized Power Center for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. The company will be responsible for sales and service of Volvo Penta leisure & commercial marine engines for New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware


Transas Streamlines Marine Management Structure

Ralf Lehnert

Transas Group has announced today the appointment of Andrey Belentiev as the Group's Director of the Marine Business Unit. Andrey Belentiev, former Managing Director of Transas (JSC), Russian marine business entity, is now in charge of the Transas marine business worldwide.


Schechtman Promoted at Parsons Brinckerhoff

Jeffrey Schechtman

Jeffrey Schechtman has been named Deputy Regional Business Manager for the Southeast region of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new position


Bestobell’s Scores Chinese Contract

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Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group, said it has received a major boost to its marine division with the award of a new contract for cryogenic cargo globe valves from the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China. The multimillion dollar contract will see the U.K


Keppel Q1 Profits Dip Slightly

Maersk Intrepid was delivered by Keppel in Q1 2014 (Photo courtesy Maersk)

The Keppel Corporation released its limited unaudited results for the first quarter ending March31, 2014, reporting a 5% decrease in net profits to S$339 million compared to Q1 2013's S$357 million, though the company attributed the decline to one-off gains from the reversal of provision from the


L-3 MSI to Supply Electrical Packages to Biogas Ferry

Samsø Færgen

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide advanced automation, navigation, communications and electrical propulsion facilities for Samsø Færgen, a new 100-meter, double-ended passenger/car ferry built by Remontowa


RRI Launch Marine Services J/V with a Trans-Atlantic Reach

Regional Reporting Inc. (RRI) and Global Risk Evaluations (GREvL) inform of the creation of a joint venture aimed at expanding their marine services offerings. The new company Marine Reporting International Ltd. (MRI) will combine the marine division of GREvL and RRI's UK subsidiary.






 
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