Gulf Coast

  • Interstate and Ocean Transport Company (IOT) has announced the recent opening of its new Southern Fleet Center at 2040 Guy N. Verger Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. The new center is strategically located in the Port of Tampa to support Interstate's Gulf Coast fleet of superbarges. These mammoth barges deliver petroleum and petrochemicals to ports along the Gulf Coast of the United States, in the Caribbean Islands, and in Mexico.

    Headquartered in Philadelphia, IOT is said to be the largest independent marine transporter of petroleum products in the United States. With their combined East Coast and Gulf Coast fleet of 53 barges and 37 tugs, Interstate serves ports as far north as Canada, all along the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States, and as far south as Puerto Rico.

    Interstate has been operating in the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years. The company moves a large volume of oil from the Houston refining area to ports in the Southeastern United States.

    In the Port of Tampa alone, Interstate delivers approximately 19-million barrels of gasoline and jet fuel each year. A large volume of refined products is deliv- ered to this area, but it is estimated at least 50 percent of all the gasoline purchased in the State of Florida was transported by Interstate.

  • The Galveston Office of Designers & Planners, Inc. has been redesignated as the Gulf Coast Office, and has been relocated in Dickinson, Texas, midway between Galveston and Houston. Monroe Levy, vice president and manager of the Galveston Office, retired from D&P on December 31, 1980. However

  • Gulf Coast R e f r i g e r a t i o n and Motor Service, Inc. of Houma, La., recently signed the largest contract in its history to install heating and air-conditioning systems in the seven catamaran-style tugs (CATUGS) under construction by Halter Marine, Inc. George Arceneaux, vice president of

  • After reviewing the results of a year-long Gulf Coast strategic study, the Secretary of Defense has announced homeporting decisions affecting nine Gulf Coast cities. The plan, to be implemented in the late 1980s and early 90s, involves some 29 ships and approximately 15,000 personnel. The current

  • other steel and aluminum products for both commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five Gulf Coast shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas. Widely recognized for innovation, Conrad has a separate business unit devoted to the construction

  • and maneuvering systems—has named Erwin (Ed) D. Green Great Lakes regional manager, and has appointed Carl R. Nielson sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. In their respective positions, both will be responsible for the marketing of KaMe- Wa controllable-pitch propellers and thrusters, as well as

  • In keeping with the growing demands of the offshore market, Jim Darby has recently been appointed sales engineer for Bird- Johnson's Gulf Coast office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Houston, Texas. This assignment represents an expansion of the company's regional resources. Mr. Darby will work in

  • will be McElroy Electric Double Wildcat for l'/2-inch chain and 3,000-pound anchors. According to Robert G. O'Connor, president of Florida Gulf Coast Corporation, when the Ponce de Leon is completed in 1986 she will provide her 148 passengers with the amenities of a luxury liner and the ambience

  • Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081. Since

  • Lake Shore, Inc., Iron Mountain/ Kingsford, Mich., prominent manufacturer of marine cranes, winches, windlasses and mooring systems, has opened a Gulf Coast sales office to expand its services to the offshore oil industry. The facility is located at Lake View of Cypress Station, 400 FM 1960 West

  • fuel efficiency. The first supply boat repower for Laborde, Gulf Ranger is also the first such Mitsubishi Tier 3-compliant, mechanical-powered OSV on the Gulf Coast.   www.labordeproducts.com (As published in the December 2014 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews

  • (PMA) for amphibious and auxiliary ships for FYs 1993-95. One hundred and ninetyone of the availabilities will be on the East and Gulf Coasts and the remaining 165 will be on the West Coast. Nine Ballistic Missile Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) Availabilities are also included in the total

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    and optimized for our operation in the U.S. engine and the other for the three generators onboard, cargo discharge system consisting of conveyors and a Gulf. The stern is optimized for ef? cient water ? ow into allowing the ship to burn 3.5% Sulfur fuel while in ECA 79 meter discharge boom designed by

  • MR Dec-17#40 GREAT SHIPS of 2017
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    GREAT SHIPS of 2017 Image: Vigor First complex liquef ed Harvest & ammonia transport barge built in the U.S. for Jones Act trade since 1982 Abundance igor is histori- Vigor’s capabilities in large vessel con- Barge Main ParticularsBarge Main Particulars cally one of struction with decades of experience

  • MR Dec-17#32  gas carrier  from the U.S. Gulf Coast to the U.K. The  tally)
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    Beluga World’s First vessel with tri-lube type C- tanks for storing of liquid ethane gas A new lique? ed ethylene gas carrier from the U.S. Gulf Coast to the U.K. The tally from conventional gas carriers, as The design of the Star-Trilobe cargo tank (LEG) was built at Sinopaci? c Ship- ? rst

  • MR Dec-17#29  Galveston, Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area, Malin International)
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    DURING OPERATION ?C AN ALSO TRANSMIT INSTRUMENT SIGNALS FROM ROTOR WITHOUT SPECIAL SLIPRINGS Serving the Galveston, Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area, Malin International Ship Repair & Drydock is a full service topside repair facility ready to handle your scheduled or emergency repairs.

  • MR Dec-17#12 Alternative Compliance 
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    Alternative Compliance About the Author Dennis L. Bryant is with Bryant’s Mari- GOVERNMENT UPDATE Program time Consulting, and a regular contribu- tor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News as well as online at MaritimePro- fessional.com. t: 1 352 692 5493 e: dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com The 1

  • MT Nov-17#53 Sunken Cities
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    November 2017 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 53

    Sunken Cities Long-lost Egyptian Artifacts Are Coming to the U.S. olossal, 16-foot-tall sculptures and precious artifacts re- cently excavated from ancient submerged cities will be among the underwater treasures on display as part of the CSunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds exhibit in St. Louis, Mo.

  • MT Nov-17#50 People & Companies
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    November 2017 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 50

    People & Companies Statoil Lockheed Martin Statoil’s “Empire Wind” Lockheed Martin: XL UUV for USN ent. Polarcus said the project will com- Orca, with additional support from NY Offshore Wind Project mence in the fourth quarter of 2017 and employees at the company’s locations Named ‘Empire Wind’ Empire

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    People & Companies InterMoor OceanWorks Greensea Mark Jones Harald Grob Karl Lander hired Jim Daly as Chief Operating Of- InterMoor Appoints Jones CEO Lander Joins Greensea InterMoor named Mark Jones, global ? cer. Daly was previously Chief Operat- Karl Lander has joined Greensea as chief executive

  • MT Nov-17#42 Offshore Wind Energy
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    Offshore Wind Energy ? xed and ? oating — with signi? cant over 20 years old), as exempli? ed by JG6000P, “works within all U.S. stag- potential along both the east and west Fred Olsen Windcarrier. Vard, too, is ing ports” and can carry and install 8 coasts,” the operator says, echoing a con? dent

  • MT Nov-17#38 ADCPs
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    ADCPs ADCP was deployed in 36m of water at Janus con? guration, with beam ? ve in readings were recorded by the ADCP’s a site off the west coast of Ireland dur- the vertical and beams one-four offset at onboard micro electromechanical sys- ing the winter of 2015 (the experiment some prede? ned angle

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    Image courtesy of TechWorks Marine minutes) from which are derived nominal wave spectra. Hard- ware is based on wave staffs, wire gauges, buoys or underwa- ter acoustic sensors, but device cost means that measurements are made at a single point. These existing techniques have de- ? ciencies: (i) many of

  • MT Nov-17#36 ADCPs
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    ADCPs Image courtesy of TechWorks Marine Finding Monsters Finding Monsters on the Ocean Surface By Frederic Diaz and Darryl Symonds he study of extreme wave events waves and short waves. Generally, the elia towered waves to the coast of Ire- in the ocean has become a pop- ratio of depth to wavelength is

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    By Claudio Paschoa ker Solutions is a leading subsea Solutions was one of the original com- opment, where Aker Solutions has also equipment and service provider panies installing subsea equipment and been at the forefront. In Brazil, Aker Ain Brazil, having participated in developing subsea systems.

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    .com/news/world-? rst-? oating-starts-553502 Photo: Øyvind Gravås / Woldcam - Statoil ASA How many red snapper are in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico? A team of university and government scientists will lead a two-year, $12 million independent study that aims to produce an estimate. www

  • MN Dec-17#49 VESSELS
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    VESSELS Sub Chapter T Certi? ed tour boat to a customer in New class D0, meaning the hulls are designed speci? cally for po- England. At 41’, the RIBCRAFT 12.5 is the newest and lar waters and are reinforced to maneuver in ice. The ? rst of largest model in the RIBCRAFT model line. The ultimate the

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    VESSELS sive standardization process earlier this year, Metal Shark DOUBLE HULL ASPHALT BARGE recently delivered the CNP its ? rst new 33-foot Relentless- DELIVERED TO VANE BROTHERS class patrol boat. Special features of this welded aluminum Bristol Harbor Group (BHGI) announced in 2017 that center

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    VESSELS of new builds that will enhance shipdocking on the East MBTA’S GLADDING-HEARN BUILT FAST FERRIES Coast for years to come. The vessel, built by Horizon Ship- The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority building, is notably the ? rst EPA Tier IV tug on the U.S. (MBTA) has received the ? rst of

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    VESSELS SEASPAN CELEBRATES TWO NEW LNG FUELED VESSELS LELAND, MICHIGAN TAKES DREDGING INTO OWN HANDS Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) welcomed two new, Leland, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, is state-of-the-art dual-fuelled/hybrid (lique? ed natural gas, one of the jewel communities of the

  • MN Dec-17#45  a subsidiary of Savage  HARVEY GULF’S LARGE CAPACITY    
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    VESSELS ny. The Harvest will be operated by a subsidiary of Savage HARVEY GULF’S LARGE CAPACITY Companies as part of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) JONES ACT COMPLIANT MPSV unit. Leveraging one million labor hours at Vigor facilities Harvey Gulf International Marine this year took deliv- in

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    of the future will be trained. Sec- Domestic Ferry Boom ond – and no less important – these vessels perform myri- A Hornblower contract won by two Gulf Coast yards ad (critical national security) functions beyond their most to produce as many as 19 aluminum ferries for New York visible training missions

  • MN Dec-17#33 BOATBUILDING
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    BOATBUILDING were very passionate, marshaling the troops to pull togeth- PT-305 is transported on the Mississippi er resources to help out this project.” River in New Orleans to begin sea trials Newmar donated a package of four Phase Three-series at SeaBrook Harbor & Marine. battery chargers for the

  • MN Dec-17#32 BOATBUILDING
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on Display)
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    BOATBUILDING Commercial Workboat Philanthropy on Display on PT-305 Image: National World War II Museum WWII Museum’s PT-305 sails again af er a far reaching donor-funded restoration. By Susan Buchanan n March, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans Recent improvements to the PT-305, which was used

  • MN Dec-17#29 REGULATORY WATCH
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    REGULATORY WATCH PAWSA Procedures In September, the Coast Guard announced two PAW- SA sessions, each covering two days: November 7 & 8, in Poughkeepsie, and November 15 & 16 in Albany. Partici- pants would be chosen “based on their waterway expertise and to create a broad cross-section of Hudson River

  • MN Dec-17#28 REGULATORY WATCH
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    REGULATORY WATCH Hudson AWSA AWSA River Tales: auses auses arkingarking rojectroject (*) all images courtesy www.riverkeeper.org n June 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) opened a When marine safety collides with public comment period regarding new anchorage zones in the Hudson River; usually a