Menge Marine Equipment Company, Inc., New Orleans, La., has joined Seaward International's worldwide network of sales representatives.
They will be responsible for the sales and promotion of Seaward's entire line of foam-filled marine fenders and buoys in the eastern section of the U.S. Gulf Coast, which includes Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle.
Menge Marine was formed in f 980 to provide manufacturers' representative services for firms involved in the oil field and oil fieldrelated industries. The company currently acts as agents for Red Fox Industries, Inc., for their marine sewage treatment systems; Zodiac of North America, Inc., for their inflatable rescue and work boats; Electro- Lube Devices, Inc., for their by-pass lube oil refining systems; and Kent Oil Co., for their moly-based lubricants.
The president of the firm, John H. Menge IV, is a graduate of the Kent School in Kent, Conn., and received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He represents the fourth generation of his family to be involved in a marine equipment business along the Gulf Coast.
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W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co., and Mr. Boling is senior
Power Division. Prior to that, he held West Coast sales management positions with Bellows-Valvair and the Parker Hannifin Corporation. He attended Kent State University and is a native of Akron, Ohio. In addition to the Heat Transfer and Fluid Power Divisions, the American - Standard Power and Controls
302 Grand Avenue Superior, Wisconsin 54880 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: lidgerwood.com President: Kent Phillips Number of employees: 35 The Company: With more than 150 years of experience, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy (SLM) is a leading U.S. company in the design, manufacture and service
Propulsion Systems, Inc. of Kent, Wash., has entered the small thruster field with 16 and 24-inch-diameter tunnel thrusters. In these thrusters, the propeller shaft is driven directly by a hydraulic motor contained in the unit. Each of these two thrusters is available with three different hydraulic
Propulsion Systems, Inc. of Kent, Wash., was recently awarded a contract by Todd Shipyards, Galveston Division, to supply the controls package for Santa Fe International's pipelaying vessel "Apache." The controls package is in addition to the twin controllable- pitch propellers, side thrusters
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commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs. David W. Kent, wife of Houston Offshore's vice president-operations, was the sponsor. Upon delivery, the rig will work in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell Oil Company
of cylinder cover seats, valves and valve seats, fuel injector seats, cylinder liner seats and custom honing machines for cylinder liner deglazing. Kent Ekenberg, vice president and technical manager who has headed the operation for the past 10 years, recently announced the appointment of Edward
Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash., has been awarded a contract to furnish PSI/Frydenbo rotary-vane steering gear for two product carriers being built by Avondale Shipyards for Ogden Marine, Inc. The use of the PSI 'Frydenbo rotary vane steering gear is becoming popular among owners and shipyards
. St. John Shipbuilding is the largest of the yards in the Irving group, and is completing the final stages of its second 1,174-teu containership Kent Sprint. Halifax Shipyard is preparing to deliver the second UT722 Atlantic Hawk to Atlantic Towing Limited. In addition, East Isle Shipyard completed
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V VESSELS Sovcom? ot Names New Seaspan Shipyard Delivers OFSV Arctic Shuttle Tanker On October 6, 2019, a naming and ? ag raising ceremo- ny was held in Vladivostok for Sovcom? ot’s latest Arctic shuttle tanker. The vessel was named after Mikhail Laza- rev, a prominent Russian admiral and explorer
ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN SHIP RECYCLING states when the recipient country cannot though not rati? ed by the requisite num- be required to have an initial survey to been uniquely tailored to the vessel. deal with the waste in line with the Con- ber of countries representing 40% of verify the inventory of
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER vessel to reach the North Pole unaccom- transits to get on station and conduct Mardiros. The number one mission for panied—but it is designed primarily for operations with limited or no logistics the new PSC will be to carry out the an- Meet The “Fleet” scienti?
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER the region. The Coast Guard is the sole to man, and there are signi? cant natu- economic investments with every Arctic Urgent requirement provider and operator of the U.S. polar ral resources there,” said Coast Guard nation in key strategic areas, such as oil
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER Polar Security Cutter will provide meaningful presence in polar regions By Edward Lundquist he Coast Guard needs a ship economic zone above the Arctic Circle). ed. Protecting America’s interests in the Coast Guard leadership and presence that can do more than
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER An emperor penguin poses for a photo in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The crew of the Seattle-based Polar Star is on its way to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2018, the U.S.
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Are the Z-drives as robust as conven- off the exterior edges of the propeller. you have more of an effect on slowing awesome, it is just a phenomenal orga- tional? No. But life is a compromise and You can have a cort nozzle that solves down the vessel at 90 degrees than
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY The Southern Towing Company Pillars Every Southern Towing employee has a com- pany challenge coin (and the T-shirt!) embla- zoned with the company’s ‘pillars’. Ed Grimm describes what the pillars mean. • Success Through Commitment: “You have to be 100 percent; 100 percent
WORKBOATS THE OSV MARKET DEMEREST TIDE: Tide- water vessel now working Eastern Mediterranean Photos: Iain Cameron ering longer term sentiments. A reckon- Tidewater units are oper- to point to actual demand seeing dayrates just above $40,500, ing in an early September 2019 confer- ating, its slide deck
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Equinor Invests in Solar & Wind Energy in Brazil By Claudio Paschoa Scatec Solar and Equinor have ? rst major solar plant in Brazil in commercial operation. Equinor illustration of Hywind offshore wind farm in shallow waters off Scotland. Photo: Equinor ew technologi
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND “The US needs to develop a work- force from scratch,” noting that a mas- sive campaign was undertaken in the UK, something that needs to start now in the United States. Laura Smith, USA Director for Atlas Professionals from renewable energy? NJ wants to de- to the
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Public Of? cials Face Detailed Decisions – needed sooner, not later… AOT is working to develop a new port, speci? cally con? gured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. Boone Davis
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Joan Bondareff is of counsel in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., of? ce who focuses her practice on marine trans- portation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
D DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, a marine consulting ? rm that specializes in the resolution of technical, operational and ? nancial issues in maritime. By training he is an Aerospace and Ocean engineer and has spent the majority of his career in
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NUMBER 11 / VOLUME 81 / NOVEMBER 2019 Features Cover Image Credit: Photos: ZF/Martin Meissner 28 Which Way is Up? Breakdown of the present and future of the OSV market. By Barry Parker 34 Data on the River Southern Towing breaks down the case for Z-Drive Towboats. By Greg Trauthwein 44 A Polar Presence Insi
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Seaspan Shipyards Clarke MacLeod Hargreaves Thomson Oliver Diaz Sandy studied aircraft maintenance Seaspan Shipyards Announces at Northrop University in Inglewood, Management Additions Seaspan Shipyards announced the ap- California and graduated as a me- pointment of James
M should be aligned with other laws governing inspected vessels. To be sure; at TBS we are lucky: we deal with tow- ing vessels. On the other hand, a Coast Guard inspector might board a towing vessel in the morning, attend a char- ter boat in the afternoon, a tank barge after that and then a ship. If
REGULATORY REVIEW than spend the money ahead of time to comply. That’s not they share in common is that they all want to go home the Coast Guard’s fault. It’s also not their fault if an opera- safely at the end of each work period. On board, it means tor decides to run substandard equipment with substandar
REGULATORY REVIEW Subchapter M: One Year In Industry SME (Captain) Pat Folan weighs in from the front lines. *All images: Pat Folan t has been an interesting year for towing industry. blue water COI’s and TVE’s being scrutinized to the same As the new Subchapter M towboat rule rolled out, it degree? If
COLUMN OP/ED tives to meet key oil spill response re- The Network is an Alaska-based nationally-important and ecological- quirements in Alaska and the Arctic. non-pro? t organization funded by ly-sensitive area, and stakeholders’ While ? exibility is normally an asset the maritime industry, and we
COLUMN OP/ED Preserving the Arctic & Improving Maritime Safety It’s Time for Congress to Act. By Buddy Custard The Arctic remains one of the most spill prevention and response readiness in the United States. amazing regions of the world, with di- On the heels of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska
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