West Virginia

  • One of the largest passenger excursion boats built this year has been put into service powered by a trio of 500-horsepower Cummins KTA-19 engines. The vessel sails on all-day excursion trips between South Charleston, W. Va., and Huntington, W. Va.

    Appropriately named the West Virginia Belle, this vessel is the latest addition in owner Bob Kehl's fleet. Mr. Kehl owns Robert's River Rides, which operates three other excursion/dinner boats on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities, Dubuque and Bettendorf areas of Iowa and Illinois.

    By any standards, the West Virginia Belle is simply spectacular.

    Built by Patti Shipyards, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., and designed by their own in-house architectural staff, the West Virginia Belle measures 197 feet 9 inches by 46 feet with a 10- foot draft. She features two totally enclosed decks, a partially enclosed third deck, and an open fourth deck topped by a pilothouse. Although the boat will be certified for at least 1,200 passengers, Mr. Kehl will limit capacity to 1,000 on all-day 100- mile trips.

    While the KTA-19 engines are one of the standard workhorses of the Cummins marine diesel line, the propulsion system aboard the West Virginia Belle is unique.

    For example, the Columbian Kaplan- style propellers are enclosed in Padget-Swann kort nozzles. "That's a first for passenger excursion vessels as far as we are concerned," said Frank Patti, owner of Patti Shipyard.

    Another important aspect of the propulsion system is its vibration isolation system, supplied by Lo Rez Vibration Control, British Columbia, Canada. This system provides an effective isolation system for engine- sourced vibration in mediumand high-speed marine engines, reducing noise by 90 percent over the entire speed range of the engine. It was custom designed for this application by Lo Rez working with the Patti design staff and Cummins engineering.

    "We have used similar isolation systems on smaller horsepower engines before," said Dave Adams of Cummins engineering department.

    "But, this is the first installation we know of on engines in the 500 horsepower range." Two additional Cummins engines are located far forward to power a pair of 250-kw gensets. Cummins NT855 models were chosen for this job. All five Cummins engines were sold by Northern Iowa Diesel, Dubuque, Iowa.

    The hydraulic system onboard the boat was supplied by Custom Hydraulics, Gretna, La. A PTO, attached to one of the gensets, runs a hydraulic pump that powers the bowthruster. Separate electric motors powering hydraulic pumps operate the steering system, and the paddlewheel lifting system. The West Virginia Belle has a cosmetic paddlewheel that can be lifted out of the water to cut drag during times when the boat is underway at full speed.

    Among the state-of-the-art systems onboard the riverboat are an eight station TV monitoring system, centralized liquor dispensing, electronic engine controls with five control stations, three Microphor sewage treatment systems and an Aquafine ultraviolet water purifier.

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  • . Telco, Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio, will service northern Ohio. George P. Dempler Company, Bridgeville, Pa., will cover western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and southeastern Ohio. M & H Equipment Company of Minneapolis will cover Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and the

  • venture, the company's demand continued to grow, causing a need for added capital. Ingersoll called upon C.E. Hutchinson, president of the West Virginia Coal and Coke Company to discuss a possible venture. Talks between Ingersoll and Hutchison proved favorable, as ORCO was incorporated as a

  • to the vice president, sales, by Michael R. Marlier. Mr. Gladwell j o i n e d Union Mechling Corporation in 1976. He has a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and a master's degree in business and marketing from Marshall University. He is a member of the American Society of Traffic and

  • of the attack on Hickam Airfield. Photo evidence shows that the first torpedo strike against Battleship Row (USS CALIFORNIA, USS OKLAHOMA, USS WEST VIRGINIA) has been completed. The CALIFORNIA had been struck by one torpedo and was leaking oil, the OKLAHOMA had been torpedoed and was listening to

  • , in 1972, he has been project manager for the engineering and construction of rail to barge coal transfer terminals on the Ohio River in West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky, and the r e c o n s t r u c t i o n of a petroleum coke shiploading facility in Houston. His overseas projects

  • Conrail, and additional linkage can be provided as required to meet demand. "We anticipate moving coal to Albany by rail primarily from West Virginia and western Pennsylvania," Mr. Lynch said, "because of the excellent rail connections and the quick access to the port by ship." New Amsterdam Coal

  • be operated by the Pittsburgh Region of Dravo's Aggregates Division, a major supplier of construction aggregate in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia area of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers. The Elizabeth D. measures 93 feet 9 inches long by 27 feet 2 inches wide and is 32 feet high at its

  • coal mine industry while creating jobs for a depressed economy. The company is located along the Guyandotte River just 15 miles south of Huntington, West Virginia. Opportunity opened in the marine industry. The hard-coated tail shaft sleeves were very much in demand but very competitive. Eventually, the firm

  • system supplied by Unitor Ships Service. Unitor also supplied an owner's supply medical package that included medicine and medical equipment. WEST VIRGINIA BELLE Patti Shipyards One of the largest passenger excursion boats built last year was the triple Cummins engined West Virginia Belle. Operating

  • , USN(Ret.), former Vice Chief of Naval Operations, was the ship's sponsor. Principal speaker was Hon. Jennings Randolph, retired U.S. Senator from West Virginia. Other speakers included Commo. Harry K. Fiske, USN, assistant deputy commander, surface ships, Naval Sea Systems Command; U.S. Representative Lind

  • , Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In announcing the award, Mr. Blackwell said: "This project will complement a recently completed study which concluded that

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    . Under the Oceanids and knowledge transfer under the SOLSTICE project focus- program, further platforms are under development that will ing on the West Indian Ocean region, and the Commonwealth deliver more advanced AI and navigation, greater endurance Marine Economies Program (CMEP) which is helping

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    signal con- nectivity solutions for subsea and offshore applications. MacArtney is a privately owned corporation with group headquarters in Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark. It is a global supplier of underwater technology systems, products and integrated solutions specializing in design, man- ufacture

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    , Brazil, Asia Paci? c, and Aus- FSO 2 in Asia, and mooring line replacement on two FPSOs tralia. In 2019, InterMoor continued the roll-out of the IM in West Africa, amongst others. It has delivered across the Release and successfully released the ? rst set of the acoustic lifecycle of operations, from

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    MTR 100 Chelsea Technologies West Molesey, Surrey, UK President/CEO: Elizabeth Paull No. of Employees: 40 www.chelsea.co.uk Sea Sentry, Chelsea Technologies’ wash water monitor, has increased its sales in Balmoral Offshore Engineering response to the imminent imposition of the IMO 2020 Sulfur Cap

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    West Village, Lindblad hails from Swe- Of course, he is one of my great heroes, “We can’t be ostriches, can we?” said den. Early adulthood was in Kenya with what he did with Lindblad Travel.” Lindblad. “I am not being pessimistic, I where he lived until from 1969 to 1977. The renowned adventure-travel

  • MT Sep-19#34  (USV) made the jour-
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    Going over the n May this year, an unmanned sur- Use of unmanned surface vessels is face vessel (USV) made the jour- ney from West Mersea, in Essex, IEngland, to Oostende in Belgium. becoming a commercial reality – re- The 22-hour journey, between the UK and the European mainland, to deliver ducing

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    Dredging Summit his undergraduate and Master’s de- Lefeber has a Master’s Degree in Pub- grees from Stevens Institute of Tech- DSC Dredge, LLC sponsors the West- lic Administration from Seattle Uni- nology. Don succeeds Tim Glinatsis, ern Dredging Association (WEDA) versity and an undergraduate degree Vice

  • MN Sep-19#48  US Gulf, Middle 
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    VesselValue, 36 per cent of OSV’s were laid up at the start of this year, with similar per- centages out of action in the US Gulf, Middle Chasing East, West Africa and North West Europe. This represents a sizeable portion of the global OSV ? eet sitting idle or in dry dock. Many of these vessels have

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    OFFSHORE WIND Of shore Wind: a Freshening Breeze? July brought news about of shore wind. T ere was something for everyone: optimism, disappointment, and construction, too. By Tom Ewing inally, starting with Dominion Energy’s Coastal Vir- Offshore Wind: harder to install than an oil platform ginia

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    vessels for both ful waterfront park. Just down the road from that park, if commercial and government operators. In other words, the one were to venture west toward the historic Stokes Land- perfect venue for workboat newbuilding and repairs. ing made memorable by William Bartram in his 18th Cen- The customers

  • MN Sep-19#20 COLUMN OP/ED
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    COLUMN OP/ED Offshore Wind: Set to Soar, Taking Offshore Support Industry With it. By Nicolette Nye Offshore energy development is BIWF is small compared to the much larger commercial opening a new front in the United scale projects that are on the horizon. Today, offshore wind States – the Atlantic

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    Carib- mercial jobs? bean area, as well as offshore oil vessels transiting from Yes, back in the day, we did a lot of Navy work, but the North Sea and West Africa regions into the US Gulf. These projects are brought to us through our worldwide when the Navy left Charleston, so did our largest customer

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    OFFSHORE WIND O W : FFSHORE IND C C ?LOSE TO ONSTRUCTION The beginning of July brought some upbeat, important news about offshore wind: Construction! By Tom Ewing inally, starting with Dominion Energy’s Coastal Vir- (BOEM) website, part of the Department of Interior. BOEM ginia Offshore Wind Project

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    brings parcels into cargo originating in (or bound for) the U.S. industrial heart- ports along the U.S. East Coast (including Savannah, Cam- land in the Midwest, can be trucked or railed with through den, NJ and New Haven, CT) and into the U.S. Gulf (Houston bills of lading, through Fednav’s major hub in Montreal

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    Port of Baltimore ties allow direct discharge on and off a ship. Dundalk Marine Richard Scher explains, “We have an outstanding relation- Terminal sports three heavy lift pads with a capacity of 32.5 ship with Ports America Chesapeake, our private partner at tons per axle per pad which helps the Port

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    slice of that general cargo pie. Baltimore owns a big part of it. That’s because the Port’s location and proximity to states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio allow it to be an ideal port for handling cargo destined to those states. In the hinterlands, the demand for breakbulk, special project

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    the operator. 2018 also saw delivery of a 75-ft. pilot ef? cient, ranging from 1,000 ft. vessels to passenger ferries and tugs. Last De- boat to the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association, retro? t of Brandywine, one cember, Fincantieri delivered an ATB to Kirby; the third the yard had built of the ? rst

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    job – edges, this improvement delivers a better cut rate, performed at one of the largest shipyards on the and longer disc life when compared to blended West Coast – kept running on time and on budget. ceramic alumina discs. www.waterblast.com http://nortonsga.us/blazex HGG Garlock Flood-Gard Garlock launched

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    struction is set to begin in early 2021. Final delivery is project from inception to ? nish? VT Halter Marine is teamed with Technology As- planned for mid-2024. sociates, Inc. as the ship designer and, for over two Recent Activity at VT Halter years, we have participated in the U.S. Coast Guard’s How

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    economy. The company is located along the home plumbing products, growing and expanding inter- Guyandotte River just 15 miles south of Huntington, West nationally as the authority in press technology during the Virginia. Opportunity opened in the marine industry. The last century. In 1999, through

  • MN Aug-19#82  the East and Gulf coasts into West 
Coast markets. President)
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    ment. www.torqeedo.com The Case: VANE BROTHERS While adding new tugboats and barges, Vane Brothers has expanded beyond the East and Gulf coasts into West Coast markets. President C. Duff Hughes says, “Now that equipment, crews, and key support staff are in place, we have a platform for continued growth

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    , and 150 barges. Tidewater transports a wide range of commodities and project cargo. Island Tug and Barge is a subsidiary of Tidewater Canada and is the West Coast’s largest bulk transporter of re- ? ned petroleum products. Island Tug and Barge christened and put into service two new, custom-built, state-of-the