The commissioning of the Incat-built 315-ft. (96-m) Wave Piercing Sealift Catamaran contracted to the United States military for a deployment of two years, has taken place at Norfolk, Va.
The vessel will serve to enhance mission capability in a broad range of scenarios and this is expected to lead to the acquisition of more tonnage in the future.
The contract between the U.S. Army's TACOM (Tank-Automotive and Armament Command) and Bollinger / Incat USA, L.L.C. is the first major project undertaken by the strategic alliance formed last year between Bollinger Shipyards of Louisana, U.S. and the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia.
Joint Venture is the first high speed craft to go into service with the United States military forces. Undergoing a major refit in September 2001 the craft has been upgraded and fitted with military enhancements such as the helicopter deck, stern quarter ramp, RIB deployment gantry, troop facilities, crew accommodation and more. The craft emerged from Incat's new Wilson's drydock, having been transformed and capable of carrying 363 persons, military vehicles and equipment over 1110 nautical miles at a speed greater than 35 knots.
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and Queen Isabella of Spain for the discovery of the New World that now houses our great nation. Congressman Murphy, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, served with great distinction as an officer in the Ninth Infantry Regiment during the Korean Conflict. In addition to
recently signed the offshore legislation into law. Congressman Murphy, the 10th recipient of this prestigious award, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and served with great distinction as an officer in the Ninth Infantry Regiment of the Second Infantry Division during
news from Down Under. INCAT Hobart-based shipbuilder Incat is emerging from a challenging year with news of not one, but two orders for the United States military. Just three weeks after the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) announced the lease of their first Theater Support
United Defense Industries has agreed to acquire closeiy held United States Marine Repair, Inc., a provider of non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, overhaul and conversion services to the United States Navy, for $316 million. Based in Norfolk, Va., United States Marine Repair serves defense and commercia
regardless of the sea conditions. The Case: RIBCRAFT is building several USCG Certified Sub Chapter T boats for tour operators throughout the United States and Islands. RIBCRAFT continues to fulfill its five-year contract with the United States Navy to provide 7-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs)
increase the mobility and potential responsiveness of the U.S. Armed Forces. The 30-knot-plus ships will be berthed at various ports in the United States to provide the capability for fast sealift of military equipment and supplies from the United States to any overseas area of the world. The
Robert Taft Jr. (R-Ohio) have joined in drafting the 1978 edition of White Paper on Defense, entitled "A Modern Military S t r a t e g y for the United States," which calls for "new force structure, which combines smaller but more modern ground forces with a more effective Navy." Strong emphasis
and Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga. The contract is for drydocking, a special survey by the American Bureau of Shipping, and recertification by the United States Coast Guard of the USNS Southern Cross, a government- owned breakbulk cargo vessel recently obtained by MSC. USNS Southern Cross, now part of
various logistical support projects. Among others, this included the study and recommendation to revamp the Balkan Military Support initiative for the United States Army Europe. King also played an instrumental role in developing the Capstone Training Course for the first Interim Brigade Combat Team command an
The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved the award of a $2,569,934 subsidy to Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company for reconstruction work on the United States Lines, Inc., containership American Merchant. The Baltimore shipyard is increasing the ship's container capacity from the equivalent of 1
Leonard H. Pert has been named manager-operations for the United States Lines Eastern Division, it was announced by William J. Kee- 1y, Eastern Division vice president of the company. In his new post, Mr. Pert will direct operations at all the company's Eastern Seaboard installations, including1 the
MARINE CRANES in way of changes to the NY Canal’s work barge had to be made in order to install the crane. “The existing holes through the four-inch foundation mounting plate were drilled to accept slightly larger bolts and an additional four holes were drilled to increase the total number of mounting
MARINE CRANES Exceptional (Market) Reach Lifts a Crane Retro? t to Success T e New York State Canal System, Advance Marine and MelCal Cranes all enjoy a reputation for versatile applications in challenging conditions. It’s no wonder that their recent deal to replace an aging maintenance crane
PROPULSION “T e approach was to take advantage of the automotive diesel engine’s inherent high performance, substantially increased life and substantially reduced operational cost and compliance with environmen- tal laws and regulations and combine it into a more reliable drive train suitable for
of the OXE Diesel outboard engine for the Gulf of Mexico and Mexican states. Mack Boring & Parts Co. Som- erset, NJ represents OXE in the North East United States. Cascade Engine Center, LLC; Seattle Wash. represents OXE in the Paci? c Northwest. The OXE outboard weighs 700 pounds and will sell from
plant, the GM EURO 5 compliant engine. In marinizing this engine, mounting Developed, Compliant – and on the Market The OXE was recently approved by the United States it horizontally and taking on the design plus manufactur- Environmental Protection Agency as the ? rst and only Tier ing of a gearbox and
not pay assets, such as diving, emergency lightering, heavy lift and for itself. As noted in the 1994 assessment, the ? nancial emergency towage. The United Kingdom, for example, losses are only covered, if at all, by including the equip- publicly funds dedicated salvage tugs. ment in an overall suite
a reassessment of the U.S. marine salvage posture? By Jim Elliott In 1982, the National Research Coun- Reassessment of the Marine Salvage Posture of the United cil’s Committee on the National Sal- States,” found “that the traditional salvage company, with vage Posture prepared a study entitled, dedicated
board companies were not able to de- gap in the market for a diesel, high Safety was a big issue for military operators when deploying gaso- sign a more durable engine, but the power to weight, performance out- line outboards. Were military pa- truth is that they simply haven’t tried to board. With NATO
INSIGHTS outboard. This difference is ampli? ed when looking below the engine or because the drives are permanently in the water. the mid-range rpm. The increased low-end torque will push The Navy on the other hand, will be able to deploy missions heavy loaded hulls through rough waters with less
INSIGHTS investor and Chairman Charles Good. After a few years of development, interest was sparked from the US Government and UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) was so im- pressed by the concept, it agreed to provide Cox Powertrain with “invaluable
BY THE NUMBERS The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2018 Domestic Annual Report on Flag State Control The U.S. Coast Guard’s 2018 Domestic Annual Report given the millions of lives at stake – in the U.S. ? ag ? eet. contains statistics regarding inspections and enforcement In 2018 there were 40 valid Flag State
Authors Contributors & MarineNews June 2019 Volume 30 Number 6 Elliott Ewing Mulligan Eyerdam Jim Elliott is President of the American Salvage As- Tom Ewing is a freelance writer specializing in energy sociation and Chief Operating Of? cer of the Teichman and environmental issues. Group of Companies
demonstrated the ability to com- pete (globally) in this sector; across the broad spectrum of price, quality, and after market service. One such builder is United States Marine, Inc. (USMI), a ? rm which this year celebrates 35 years of continuous service. Along the way, they’ve delivered more than 750 craft
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CONTENTS MarineNews June 2019 • Volume 30 Number 6 INSIGHTS 14 Joel Reid Global Sales Director, COX Powertrain OP/ED 20 A Reassessment of the U.S. Marine Salvage Posture By Jim Elliott FeaturesFeatures Credit: OXE MARINE CRANES 24 The OXE Diesel Outboard Arrives Cimco Marine’s 200hp
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like the HYSEAS III project in the One important distinction when dis- reactions take place within the process. the context of the Water-Go-Round proj- United Kingdom or the HYBRIDskip cussing the emissions reduction poten- Electrolysis is considered “green” when ect, Dr. Pratt points out that “the main
ers including the European Union, the in September of this year, GGZM is on power) shaft motors with a 100 kilowatt for hydrogen fuel cell vessels”. United States and Japan have initiated track to become the ? rst commercial hy- hour battery to provide speeds up to 22 Once the Water-Go-Round project
world yearbook system includes the underlying owners, vessel opera- ates around 700 vessels at any one time”. Oldendorff tors (sometimes called “freight merchants”) and major Carriers estimated that its controlled ? eet (owned and charterers. On the tanker side, brokers Poten compiles chartered) stood
2019 its focus on liner cargo and the logistics of de- emerging. Three years on, the expanded Cos- TABLE 2 livering boxes, the listed company has recently co completed another merger, acquiring Ori- divested investments in Danish supermarkets, ent Overseas Container Line (OOCL). Unlike THE WORLD’S
world yearbook could be delivered to any one of seven Top U.S. Ports cargo in value (in Millions) Top U.S. Ports Cargo (total tons) terminals in the “Los Angeles–Long RankU.S. Port 2018 2017 RankU.S. Port 2018 Tons2017 Tons Beach complex,” which is another way 1 Los Angeles $
said, “Due to continued strong growth in loaded containerized cargo, Port Houston has surged higher in the rankings of the top container ports in the United States. Port Houston, which has been expanding rapidly in recent years, has climbed to become the ? fth largest container port in the U.S., accord- ing
2019 BY ROBERT DAY, HEAD OF OFFSHORE, VESSELS VALUE NEWBUILD moved into full swing and we saw the THE RIG MARKET DEMOLITION Unsurprisingly, across the offshore market ? ooded with distressed ton- In the rig sector, Borr Drilling has Tidewater continues to set the stan- sectors, newbuild orders have