The appointment of Howard F.
Casey as deputy superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., with the rank of Commodore, U.S.
Maritime Service (USMS), was announced recently by Samuel B.
Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs.
Commodore Casey had been acting superintendent of the Federal service academy from October 1979 until last July, when Thomas A. King was named superintendent with the rank of Rear Admiral, USMS. Admiral King formerly served as Eastern region director for the Maritime Administration.
Commodore Casey, a MarAd employee since 1969, joined the A c a d e m y as assistant superintendent for planning and administration in December 1977. From 1972 until 1977, when he moved to Kings Point, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Maritime Affairs at MarAd headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the Federal agency, he worked in the comptroller's office of W.R. Grace & Company, and in the late 1960s served as comptroller and then as treasurer of Grace Line, Inc., formerly a W.R. Grace subsidiary.
A final rule concerning regulated transactions involving documented vessels and other maritime interests has been published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd). The MarAd rule, Docket No. R- 125, makes final regulations implementing statutory changes that became effect
course, “on the operator, operations, conditions, how fast can containers be taken away – it’s different in every terminal.”All that said; the Federal Maritime Administration has identified the Richmond Marine Terminal barge service as “the most successful marine highway effort in the United States.” And, once
in Washington, D.C. as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Maritime Aids, a senior executive service position. His experience includes 17 years in the Federal and private sector of the maritime industry, and since 1973 he has served on the U.S. delegation f o r the negotiation and implementation of the
. Mr. Gaughan joined DOT in 1981, serving as Congressional Relations Officer for maritime and Coast Guard programs. He came to the department from the Federal Maritime Commission, where he was an attorney. His active duty service with the Coast Guard included command of the cutter Point Martin, and
Academy graduates being barred from union membership. He acknowledged the lack of leadership that permitted a union which operates a school utilizing federal funds to discriminate against the graduates of state and federal academies — over the years the principal source of maritime professionals. Representat
Joseph G. Barkan, a veteran of more than 25 years in various segments of the maritime industry, has been appointed Director of the Federal Maritime Commission's Atlantic District, it was announced by Commission Chairman Helen Delich Bentley. A native of New York and a licensed public accountant, Mr.
shipping program." He was selected as a recipient of an Arthur S. Flemming Award for 1976, honoring the 10 outstanding young persons in the federal government. Before joining the Maritime Administration in 1966, Mr. Rasmus was operating manager of a New York-based steamship company which
near-misses is seldom shared outside the particular company or vessel/facility involved. This is a needless waste of valuable learning opportunities.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established the first formal confidential near-miss reporting system in the federal government in 1975. The Aviation
contains the master plan which J.J. Henry developed for the use of the Maritime Administration in assuming the lead role in metrication among the Federal agencies concerned with the maritime industry. That role was suggested by the Maritime Transportation Research Board's Panel on Metrication in the
." The RTCM was established in 1947 as a government/industry organization under the aegis of the Department of State. In 1972, after passage of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, it became a Federal Advisory Committee chartered by the Federal Communications Commission. Today, it is structured as
expected to cost approximately $287 million. If approved, the Title XI guarantee would cover 75 percent of the shipbuilding costs not covered by Federal construction subsidies. Ogden Marine's applications represent the second financing request received by the Maritime Administration within a month
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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS HII WCI National Waterways Foundation Mecklenborg Calhoun Woodruff Stephaich Calhoun Toohey Toohey Harris, Petters, Beckstoffer Gaskill tion of all ? eld installations and will gram designed to shape the future of NWF Elects Trustees, Of? cers coordinate temporary jobsite
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Massport McCarthy Holvik Barrie Fitzpatrick Meyran Schmaltz Wieland Verble ter of Science degree in Environmen- (Massport) Board of Directors voted to on November 8th, 2019. Joining Rob- tal Science from UNC Chapel Hill. make Michael Meyran the Authority’s ert Allan Ltd.
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GREAT WORKBOATS sustainable farm-to-market systems that is in operation to- HYBRID ELECTRIC: day – all-important issues when trading in the gentri? ed ar- DERECKTOR LAUNCHES THIRD eas the vessel will trade. Harbor Harvest is working towards HYBRID CATAMARAN expending the ? eet with a second vessel with
a permit, countries, these casualties can and do happen here, as well. discharges will be controlled via regulations. VIDA allows The NTSB is the lead federal agency for this investiga- states to participate in standards development, but keeps tion. Investigators are scrutinizing the wreckage, as well
the repeated In spite of heroic efforts and a record level of Emergency operation of the Spillway as water management structure and Supplemental Federal Funding draft restrictions were for ? ood control or more appropriately for ? ood manage- required in Southwest Pass for 205 days. ment. No one
COLUMN WASHINGTON WATCH The Good, Bad, and the Undeniably Ugly By Jeff Vogel The end of 2019 promises to be a U.S. shipyards, the Senate bill received a less enthusiastic busy, and potentially discordant, legisla- response from U.S. port stakeholders. While the House of tive and regulatory period for
“… OMSA and its members have continued to engage the USCG and FEMA in discussions about the industry’s capabilities and the Nation’s response requirements. The impetus behind the effort was hurricane response, but the recommendations can improve the maritime response strategies for any crisis scenario.
COLUMN OP/ED What good Boats Can Do (Much) more than offshore energy support. By Chad Fuhrmann Stay in your lane. Ignoring such wisdom (2017) and Dorian (2019) revealed the known gaps in the can result in catastrophe if you’re drag nation’s maritime response strategy, but likewise signaled racing and
of this ? eet has recently in- creased by 34% with the addition of new hopper dredges. In addition, the industry will build additional dredges when the Federal Government in- creases the long-term funding for dredging projects. The Propeller Club supports the Federal and State Maritime Acad- emies in many
INSIGHTS the brown-water and blue-water sectors for vessel owners, world-wide. These members join local clubs. There are 41 shipyards, transportation intermediaries, ports, and virtu- in the United States and 30 around the globe. We are grow- ally all segments of the maritime community. ing each year and
INSIGHTS Niels Aalund additionally serves on 14 regional and/or national com- President, mittees and boards, including such groups as Director at Large, Houston Ship Channel Security District, Lone Star International Propeller Harbor Safety Committee, Area Maritime Security council Club (AMSC)
Authors Contributors & MarineNews December 2019 Volume 30 Number 12 Larry DeMarcay is a partner Chad Fuhrmann is the Di- in the law ? rm of Baldwin Has- rector of Regulatory Affairs pel Burke & Mayer. His areas for the Offshore Marine Ser- of practice include Commer- vice Association (OMSA). As
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CONTENTS MarineNews December 2019 • Volume 30 Number 12 INSIGHTS 14 Niels Aalund President, International Propeller Club WASHINGTON WATCH 24 The Good, Bad, and the Undeniably Ugly From inside the Beltway, the ? nal days of calendar year 2019 will likely have a lasting impact on the U.S.
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2019 Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” sented to an individual for outstanding Petters Honored by SNAME The Society of Naval Architect and Ma- Land Medal. Petters received the Land accomplishment in the marine ? eld. It rine Engineers (SNAME) awarded HII Medal during the Annual SNAME Ban- was established
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T TECH FILES Autonomous Underwater Dredger Prototype for Hydroge s the maritime industry steams toward dras- tic emission reductions, with the holy grail of decarbonization looming far in the future, Ait is generally agreed that advances solutions will come through collaboration To that end, maritime