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  • 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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    of their range, and we Ochre star. ? ower sea stars once abundant along don’t have data for northern Alaska.” “This is likely because this disease the West Coast of North America, ac- Since 2013, sea star wasting disease has many hosts, and other species that cording to research by Cornell Univer- has

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    Insignts Cables Cable to Make a Dif erence in Underwater Missions By Chad Murdock, lead applications engineer, Cortland Company he US GEOTRACES program is dedicated to col- Electromechanical cable specialist Cortland supplies equip- lecting trace elements and their isotopes from the ment which is used by

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    V VESSELS Squid: The All-Electric Dolphin Watcher Deep in the blue waters of Key West, Hon- est Eco’s founding captain, Billy Litmer, said its dolphin watching tours help their guests “understand and interact with wild- life from a curious yet courteous proximity.” In creating his eco touring company

  • MR May-19#76  gas recirculation 
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    the savings. way that will affect equipment purchases to meet emission standards. Other ports Type of Technology EGR: Exhaust gas recirculation on the West Coast also have bold strate- Con? guration Diverts some of the exhaust gas into the engine’s fresh intake air gies, following the lead of PLB. Function

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    , that would be used ket, those that do will require dedicated tug for ship assist and escort work. resources ensure timely loading and depar- On the West Coast, Foss Maritime (which closed its tures and will create a new, niche market for Since 2000, Steerprop has delivered more own West Coast yard

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    to help maneuver to berth. Crowley because there are fewer ship calls given System (SMS), working sea vessels are dictating the is active all along the West Coast (which with ABS. Rick Iolucci, need for highly maneu- has seen calls by containerships han- the increased capacity of these vessels. General

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    California ports. 31,000 barges, is an economic cludes 164 million s.t. coastwise, 535 s.t. Barges (ATBs) continue to gather share. The movement to the West Coast saw Tjuggernaut. A 2017 study com- million internal (on the rivers and ICW), Vane Brothers, long a mainstay in the a Panama Canal transit for

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    job of NMA principal surveyor, Svein Erik ships in the fjords. Until then, the IMO-recognized sulfur cap Enge, who we meet in Haugesund, a sleepy town in Western rules apply below 62 degrees North latitude, and after January Norway being transformed into Norway’s “clean-tech” cluster. 1, 2026, the area above

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    M MARKET: OFFSHORE WIND Above: lla Weinstein, CEO, Castle Wind, a joint venture with EnBW North America. Left: The California offshore 90-m height wind map and wind resource potential estimates are provided. Areas with annual average wind speeds of 7 m/s and greater at 90-m height are generally considered

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    to rail, who isn’t worried about losing market share to the waterfront, etc. What they are worried about is just how much freight they can win from U.S. West Coast ports in a post-Panama Canal expansion era, with their on-dock rail connections to a very fast class one railway heading east. That’s how

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    O OPENING SHOT Joseph Keefe Joseph Keefe is a 1980 (Deck) graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the editor of both Maritime Logistics Professional and MarineNews magazines. He can be reached at jkeefe@maritimeprofessional.com INFRASTRUCTURE ‘101’ Part II “… U.S. Infrastructure Needs More

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    in new investments in the Northeast Region, a 2.1% increase over 2017. For the South, new investment will total $160 bil- lion, up 2% from 2017. In the Midwest – investment will be close to $80 billion – a whopping 12.8% increase over 2017. No matter the region, getting this cargo through is vital. 6: No

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    destination, I feel reasonably certain that, given the stretch of Interstate 70, that major nature of this highway, most of them are just passing east-west highway that runs from Bal- through, on their way from a remote origin to an equally timore to Interstate 15 in Utah. It is remote destination. not

  • MN May-19#24 COLUMN OP/ED
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    COLUMN OP/ED Is Short Sea shipping on the horizon along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway? By Brad Pickel Are paradigms shifting on the in- to us. The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has been utilizing creased role of inland waterways with Marine Highway 64 for years to connect to the Richmond respect

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    all working toward a ACE – doing enough to promote, improve and main- tain inland river infrastructure today? common goal of bringing business to Southwestern Illi- nois. That said; his prior experiences serving as an Aviation Yes. I think Marad has done a great job in helping en- Planner at East-West

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    of Seattle and the Port of Ta- today, the big shipping alliances chose which terminal at which coma, which now do business as a consolidated port: the Northwest port receives a box of cargo, not the shipper or the port. Any one container carried on any of Ocean Network Express Seaport Alliance. To the north

  • MP Q1-19#30 Container Ports
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    Container Ports Credit: Port of Virginia The Port of Virginia set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.85 million TEUs, in calendar year 2018. ports. The deal potentially represents approximately a half-billion regional ports, NC Ports is banking heavily on leveraging

  • MP Q1-19#28  jumped 6.8  The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled)
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    to Puerto Rico, north-south routes, and trans-Paci?c strings. SeaTac Surges Loaded container volume at the Port of Jacksonville jumped 6.8 The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled a record-breaking percent year over year to 879,934 TEU in 2018. The port handled 775,522 TEUs in international volumes in

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    Credit: Port of Long Beach San Pedro Bay, the location of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, side-by-side. January 2019 has seen a slight drop in TEU volume from 221,000 third consecutive calendar year of record TEU volume for SCPA. TEUs in 2018 to 215,000 last month. “A strong February

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    south-east England and Exmouth in the lifeboat and there are four Shannon class water, even at top speed.” shop for supporting the RNLI’s inshore south-west of the country were the ? rst to boats in the organization’s relief ? eet. All-weather Lifeboat Center The ? rst Shannon class lifeboat was named

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    Asia 38.2% 27.3% 28.8% 29.1% 19.5% 31.6% Persian Gulf 25.5% 22.5% 12.2% 8.3% 15.7% 38.5% Gulf of Mexico 41.3% 48.2% 60.6% 27.8% 20.9% 100.0% Northwest Europe 18.3% 31.7% 8.7% 6.4% 7.0% 9.3% West Africa 30.8% 37.2% 23.9% 13.5% 8.3% 72.7% Grand Total 33.1% 29.4% 21.3% 18.8% 15.6% 17.2% 18