Versatile Corporation Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., recently announced two major appointments within its marine and industrial group.
Donald W. Challinor, president and chief executive officer of its Canadian West Coast shipyards, Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc., with facilities in North Vancouver and Victoria, has been named president and CEO of Versatile Davie Inc. of Lauzon, Quebec, the yard that the company acquired in 1985. He has been with Versatile Pacific (formerly Burrard Yarrows Corporation) since 1968, and has been CEO since 1982.
Appointed the new president and CEO at Versatile Pacific is David J. Alsop, formerly the company's senior vice president. He has been with the company since 1973, and was appointed senior VP in 1982.
Versatile Corporation's third shipyard subsidiary is Versatile Vickers Inc. of Montreal, whose president and CEO is Stuart Reader.
For information of Versatile's shipbuilding and repairing facilities and services, Circle 76 on Reader Service Card
before appointed ACL's vice president for the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. ACL's liner services consist of: the weekly North Atlantic and Canadian service from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, New York, Portsmouth, and Baltimore; the weekly North and South Atlantic and U.S. Gulf Service
Burrard Yarrows Corporation of Vancouver, Canada's largest ship repairer, has won an 11- million Canadian-dollar contract to carry out a modernization refit on the frigate HMCS Mackenzie. This is the first time a major refit of a Canadian warship has been entrusted to a private dockyard on Canada's
The Canadian shipbuilder and repairer, Davie Shipbuilding Limited of Quebec, has been purchased by the Vancouver-based Versatile Corporation, already a significant shipyard operator and one of Canada's top 100 industrial manufacturers. This acquisition makes Versatile a major force in Canadian
ports, Delta will serve ports in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the Caribbean and Central America; (b) from U.S. Pacific and Canadian coast ports, express passengercargoliner service is offered to Mexico, Panama, Caribbean Islands, Central America, east coast Colombia, Venezuela
Deliveries of vessels by member yards of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association in the first six months of 1978 totaled 22 with an estimated gross tonnage of 97,161. This compares with 12 vessels and a gross tonnage of 74,380 in the same period of 1977. The 1978 tonnage represents
Epton Industries Inc. extruded a Canadian first recently with the completion of an order for 600-mm (24-inch) OD marine fenders, largest of their kind yet produced in Canada, according to the manufacturer. Destined for the Port of Vancouver on Canada's West Coast, this extrusion cut into 46 3-meter
through much of 1982. However, as 1983 began, there was good news. On January 6, the Government of Canada announced a series of measures to promote Canadian shipbuilding including the following elements: (1) Extension of customs and excise laws to goods used in resource exploration and development from
conference will also bring together government officials and spill response firms who are involved in oil spill laws and services. Both the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards will be supporting the event. The Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle will be the location of the conference and
New Policies And An Oil And Gas Bonanza Promise A Bright Future Recent news from the Canadian Arctic and the offshore continues to give promise of a bonanza of oil and gas. Exploration activity is proceeding at a good pace despite the oil glut and the drop in energy prices. The petroleum industry
for the LNG plant facility. This recent agreement marks the first sale of LNG between Canada and Japan, and provides a major new market for surplus Canadian natural gas. The buyers have indicated that LNG from Canada will significantly assist Japanese efforts to diversify their LNG sources. It is
In Work To Shipbuilding & Allied Industries Over Next 15 Years Based on a speech by J.W. Serge Poirier, Director-Procurement & Supply Maritime, Canadian Department of National Defense (DND), at the Canadian Maritime Industries Association (CMIA) and Allied Industries Outlook Conference late last
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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
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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
body at the U.S. Coast opment. Most recently, David was a ing leadership on port and naviga- Guard Academy. Additionally, he Vice President at MDA, a Canadian tion issues that impact the economic was a vocal supporter of bring- system engineering company. He has health of Southwest Washington and ing
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