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Groundbreaking designs from around the world DECEMBER 2016

What’s new at Philly Shipyard? Voices of the Industry Handy Buyer’s Guide Inside Metal Shark Expands

Help us pay tribute to the ship with the greatest contribution towards energy efficiency in relation to its function or operation. Submit your entries by March 1, 2017. For more details on criteria and how to nominate your candidate please see:

THE HARVEST FROST (ADM) Energy Efficiency Award winner 2015






2E  ditorial Coast to Coast to Coast


Best Ships The Best Ships of 2016 This year’s winners were selected based on their innovative features, design and incorporation of breakthrough technologies


Future Innovations Who’s Driving the Ship? R&D continues to move forward idea of unmanned vessels and autonomous ships

4 Industry Insights 6 Marine Innovations 8 Inland Waterways

Infrastructure: Priority number one!

9 Update

 etal Shark continues expansion M at Franklin Yard • USCG awards first U.S. type approval for BWMS • Trump names Chao Secretary of Transportation • Beehive of activity at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders • Princess Cruises to pay record penalty

Plus: Drone On

15 Inside Washington

Forbes possible selection as Secretary of Navy

26 Newsmakers


Atlantic Coast Headliner Trees and Ships Grow in Philadelphia Philly Shipyard has backlog until 2019


Special Supplement Voices of the Industry Bright ideas from Captains of industry


Buyer’s Guide Marine Log’s 2016 Buyer’s Guide Company and product listings from manufacturers, suppliers and service providers for the marine industry

Andreas Schell named CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Cover Photo: Blount Boats, Inc.

27 Tech News

Volvo Penta IPS for new pilot vessel

32 Wellness Column Want to be well? Just eat less, exercise more!

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MarineLoG December 2016 Vol. 121, NO. 12 ISSN 08970491 USPS 576-910 PRESIDENT Arthur J. McGinnis, Jr. PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF John R. Snyder MANAGING EDITOR Shirley Del Valle CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Paul Bartlett WEB EDITOR Nicholas Blenkey


Coast to Coast to Coast

n November, we performed our own version of the John Candy-Steve Martin comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles (there were a couple of ferry rides mixed in, too), piling up a few thousand frequent flyer, road and nautical miles, eating some cold fast food, and slurping down a cup or two of lukewarm coffee as we visited shipyards on the U.S. East, Gulf and West Coasts. It’s actually one of the most enjoyable parts of being a marine industry journalist; we get to sneak a peek behind the curtain to watch the metal plate get cut and bent, plates and components assembled into blocks, and erected into larger blocks or modules. It just never gets old. During our visits, our gracious hosts let us touch, tour and walk onboard a smorgasbord of vessels: a coastal cruise ship, ATB and line haul tugs, and aluminum catamaran ferry at Nichols Brothers in Whidbey Island, WA, a car ferry at Vigor in Seattle, a series of 50,000 dwt product tankers at Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, and New York City’s Citywide Ferry Services’ new aluminum catamaran passenger-only ferries at Metal Shark’s Franklin, LA, facility. With all the buzz around NYC about the launch of the new ferry service, it was a blast to see how quickly these boats are taking shape. That’s Managing Editor Shirley Del Valle

with Metal Shark’s Carl Wegener and Josh Stickles in the photo above on the bridge of one of the boats. As you flip to this month’s Update section, you’ll notice stories on the expansion of Metal Shark’s Franklin shipyard as well as our visit to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. Also, special thanks to Vigor for hosting a shipyard tour for delegates from Marine Log’s FERRIES 2016 Conference & Expo. Meanwhile, our sources indicate that Philly Shipyard, which has orders for four product tankers for APT and two dual fuel containerships for Matson Navigation, has been shortlisted with KeppelAMFELS, Brownsville, TX, to compete for the contract to build two 3,400 TEU dual fuel containerships for Pasha Hawaii. That will be one of the stories we’ll report on in the coming year. My thanks to all of you for reading Marine Log and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and Prosperous New Year.


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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS WELCOME TO Industry Insights, which provides a quick graphical overview of the current trends in the global marine marketplace. Some of this month’s insight: With the Baltic Dry Index recovering, who were the Top Five Spenders in the Dry Bulk Sector? Shares of publicly traded offshore supply vessel operator stocks have rallied on the news of the Trump election. Still, prior to the Presidential election, the number of drilling rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico slipped from 23 as of October 1 to 21 as of November 1.

Offshore Rigs Operating in U.S. (on or about November 1 of respective year)

Who Were the Top 5 Spenders in the Dry Bulk Sector Over the Last 12 Months? Anangel Maritime Services


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Source: Baker Hughes

Profile of the World Merchant Fleet, 2015 AGE



32.8 %

19.7 %

5.15 %

Percentage of fleet

Percentage of fleet

Detention Rate

25+ years old Total 28,611 ships

Oil and Chemical Tankers Total 10,867 ships (500 GT or more)

General Cargo Ships (500 GT or more)

Source: Equasis

Recent Shipbuilding Contracts & Deliveries, North America Qty



Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, FL


Towboat, 134 ft

Impala Terminals


Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI


ATB, 6,000 hp/155,000 bbl

Kirby Corporation


Gulf Island Shipyards, Jennings, LA


MPSV 365 ft

Hornbeck Offshore


Master Marine, Bayou La Batre, AL


Fleet Boats, 1,606 hp

Waterfront Serv./CGB Enterprises


Signet Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS


ASD Tug, 5,362 hp

E.N. Bisso


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2 Containerships, 3,400 TEU, LNG

Pasha Hawaii



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Marine Innovations Alfa Laval

PureSOx Offers Operators a Flexible Platform to Meet Global Compliance Alfa Laval says its PureSOx platform is ready for global compliance—and its recent expansion will help address an even greater range of customer needs. The current PureSOx version for 0.1%S compliance, now designated PureSOx ECA, is joined by a PureSOx Global version for complying with a 0.5%S global cap, as well as a PureSOx Flex version offering compliance at both levels. All version of PureSOx offer open-loop, closed-loop or hybrid arrangements, in addition to the choice of U-design or inline I-design scrubbers.

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products Introduces a New Aluminum RHIB Line

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products’ (BCGP) new 850 Aluminum Impact RHIB is the introductory model from a line-up that features five variants ranging in size from 7.5 m to 12 m. The new line-up is geared for law enforcement and militaries. The aluminum hull is a mill-finish welded structure. It features dual 350 hp Mercury Marine Verado outboard engines, a hard-sided urethane-coated polyester fabric collar system by CPI, shock mitigating SHOXS Seats, a Raymarine electronics package and a Boatmaster heavy-duty aluminum trailer.

Climate Technical Gear

The Sevaen Industrial Series: Long Lasting, Hardcore Work-Wear The Sevaen (pronounced Sa-Vay-In) Industrial Series of marine work-wear line is designed for workboat, tugboats, cargo ship, and wharf workers. Sevaen designs, tests, engineers, and manufactures its clothing in North America—with fabrics and trim items sourced from North America, as well. Looking for long lasting work-wear that can take the abuse of the marine industry? Want something that is waterproof and supple combined with a rip-stop design? The “Industrial Series” is for you! | 902-225-0922 |


VACON 3000, New Drive Solution for Medium-Voltage Applications As part of its initiative to enhance its existing portfolio of low- and high-power AC drives, Danfoss has unveiled VACON 3000, a robust, easy-to-integrate solution for medium-voltage applications. Designed for specific needs of industrial applications between 3,300 and 4,160 V, the VACON 3000 is a modular drive solution that enables the complete customization of the enclosure to serve the unique needs of a variety of applications, including those with limited space and stringent conditions, and is currently available in powers up to 6 MW.

International MetalFusion Corporation

Ready to Meet Your Corrosion and Abrasion Prevention Needs International MetalFusion Corporation offers metalized coatings to exacting specifications for quality, durability, and speed of application. Applications include ships, dam gates, bridge rehabilitation, new fabricated steel, power plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, pipelines, oilrigs and railroad cars. IMC utilizes only certified wire such as zinc, aluminum, 85/15, monel, hastelloy, etc. Its able to arc thermal spray any other metals that can be drawn into wire form. All of its equipment is ABS certified for speeds equaling airless paint systems. 6 Marine Log // December 2016

Marine Innovations Royal Purple

New BioMax Marine Line Delivers High Level or Performance and Protection Royal Purple has launched its new BioMax line of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs). BioMax EALs meet all environmental standards mandated by the EPA and is VGP compliant for use in oil-to-sea interfaces in vessels measuring 79 feet or more. All BioMax lubricants are formulated with Royal Purple’s superior base oils and proprietary advanced additive technology, Synerlec. The BioMax EAL line includes products suitable for use with marine hydraulic systems and gears, as well as stabilizers, rudders, thrusters, azipods and more.


Launches New IMO Tier III Compliant Engines In anticipation of a wider adoption of the tough new emissions demands for marine engines that were introduced earlier this year by IMO, Scania has launched a new engine range to meet regulations. The new engine range has been developed in-house and is based on an exhaust gas after treatment system that reduces NOx emission. The solution is available for Scania’s 13- and 16liter marine engines and includes the SCR catalyst, a customized exhaust system, an evaporator for mixing urea and exhaust gas, and a three-way safety valve.


W&O Introduces Garbarino Founded in 1932, Garbarino developed into one of the most complete marine pump suppliers in the industry. World reknown for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, Garbarino serves the commercial marine industry and many of the world’s Navies. Garbarino and W&O have partnered on projects that must meet marine criteria: ABS, DNV-GL, RINA, NKK, BV, LR including Mil-Spec. Garbarino supports the sale with $11 million in aftermarket inventory. contact |

Rose Point

Rose Point Navigation Systems ECS Services Help Keep Operations Efficient and Safe Operators can now keep electronic navigation publications up-to-date with U.S. Coast Guard carriage requirements with the new, streamlined Rose Point Navigation Systems ECS services. Rose Point ESC improves operational efficiency, situational awareness, and decision making with straightforward, uncluttered displays and controls that provide instant access to the information professional mariners and fleet operators need to navigate safely. Rose Point ESC allows users to monitor the status of their fleet remotely, creating a real-time fleet-wide view.


Sets its Eyes Beyond the Surface Among the most innovative and widely used marine lighting brands in the world, OceanLED’s new EYES HD underwater ocean camera enables operators to capture what’s going on below the surface and help increase security. The camera is suitable for fiberglass, GRP and wooden hulls, as well as for aluminum/steel hulls using the Delrin Isolation Sleeve accessory. The product line serves a multitude of uses on board vessels of all sizes. The EYES HD Tritonium optical lens is also scratch and sea growth resistant, and provides a wide field of view at full 1080p HD. December 2016 // Marine Log 7

inland waterways

Infrastructure: Priority Number One!

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Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) did provide some funding for Kentucky Lock and a few other smaller scale projects. Last December, Congress passed a fiveyear, $305 billion bill to extend the Highway program. Within the inland waterways, we estimate that only around $8 billion (or 38.5 times less than what was spent on the highway program for just five years!) would be

The waterways are the lifeblood of the American farmer and we need NESP now.

needed to modernize 24 priority navigation projects across the country, work which will otherwise take the next two decades. In the new Administration and Congress, WCI will continue its work to ensure an optimal level of federal support and funding for the planning, construction, operations, and maintenance of ports and inland waterways navigation improvements of national importance. Inland waterways remain an integral part of the transportation supply chain, and certainly must be considered along with truck and rail modes. The waterways promote vast economic, societal and environmental benefits to the entire Nation. Ahead, WCI will continue to press for


Michael J. Toohey President/CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.

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fter one of the most grueling, and some would say gruesome, elections in American history, we congratulate Donald Trump as the next President. And we welcome the incoming Congress to Washington, DC, where we expect to work with each of you to modernize the critical lock and dam infrastructure. So much of what Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) does is to educate in order to ensure public awareness of the vital and integral role of a modern and well-maintained system of navigable ports and inland waterways in meeting the Nation’s infrastructure needs. WCI also works to ensure sound federal policy and funding to maintain and enhance the waterways system to meet the transportation needs of the U.S. now and in the future. By the year 2040, 29 billion tons of additional freight is expected to move in the U.S., with 10% of it on the waterways. President-elect Trump and Congress have their work cut out for them, as they wrangle with global issues. But our domestic needs must occupy their work right out of the block, in the first 100 days, and that means transportation infrastructure investment. Candidate Trump had discussed an infrastructure spending package that might include a national infrastructure bank or loan guarantee programs to get transportation projects moving, to create jobs and to stimulate the economy. In 2009, President Obama was successful in passing his $840 billion stimulus plan, but only $105 billion was devoted to infrastructure, with only $450 million or .05% of that going to lock and dam funding. Stimulus funding through the American Recovery and

full-use, each year, of the revenues deposited into the Inland Waterways Trust Fund for construction and major rehabilitation of priority capital investment projects. That also means seeking and achieving optimal funding levels for Operations & Maintenance (O&M) for both inland waterways and ports from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund or General Fund of the Treasury, as appropriate. Among our specific priorities is to obtain funding for Pre-Construction Engineering and Design (PED) for authorized priority projects, especially for the Navigation & Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP). NESP is a unique, dual-purpose program that combines two key mission areas of the Corps of Engineers—navigation and ecosystem/ environmental restoration—and modernizes navigation capacity while at the same time improving eco-habitats along our rivers. As one Illinois farmer concerned with sustainability recently told WCI, “the waterways are the lifeblood of the American farmer and we need NESP now.” WCI will also continue to oppose the imposition of new taxes, tolls or fees on the inland transportation system that would be offered by the Administration, including as a means to finance Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). WCI remains open to properly structured P3s that make sense, not ones that overly burden waterways operators and shippers and drive traffic off the rivers. An October 24, 2016 Agri-Pulse article, “The Prickly Political Path for New Infrastructure Investments,” by Ed Maixner, wisely points out that “infrastructure financing alternatives must go beyond the P3s concept and ensure that more beneficiaries help pay for the infrastructure, says Nicholas Pansic, Vice President of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure. He serves as Secretary for an initiative of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (part of ASCE) to discover and promote new schemes to pay for infrastructure. WCI offers its welcome to Washington. Now let’s get to work and make America’s Rivers Great Again!

Update An aerial view of Metal Shark’s 25-acre Franklin, LA, yard


Metal Shark continues expansion at Franklin yard A day before the kickoff of the International Workboat Show, Marine Log had the opportunity to witness first hand the power of Metal Shark’s building capabilities. The boat builder is currently in the process of building a number of vessels in series, including the highly anticipated ferries for New York’s Citywide Ferry Service, which will be operated by Hornblower NY. Back in 2014, in order to make way for its growing business and the diversification of its portfolio, Metal Shark invested in a facility a few miles down from its Jeanerette, LA, complex in Franklin, LA. The plan for the Franklin yard has always been to help Metal Shark grow and produce larger vessels more efficiently and at a faster rate—and to date, its been doing the job, but now its time for more, with Metal Shark announcing that the Franklin yard will undergo additional expansion. Just this past October, a new 150 ft x 80 ft auxiliary structure for final assembly was built and is already fully operational. Beyond that, a new 160-ton Marine Lift transporter will arrive next month (January) to help facilitate the movement of boats on the 25-acre yard. Both were funded in part by a Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard grant awarded this past April. Further expansion plans include erecting a fully enclosed 200 ft x 80 ft large vessel assembly building to enable weather-independent construction of vessels up to 180 ft in length. Additionally, a new stand-alone

office will be erected, providing over 4,000 square ft of office space for the yard’s executive team, engineering, project management, and administrative personnel. Both new buildings are expected to be complete and operational by the second quarter of 2017. The workforce too, will benefit from the expansion, with Metal Shark expected to grow its Franklin workforce from approximately 65 full-time onsite employees to over 100 by the second quarter of 2017. “We’ve grown our Franklin business significantly since opening the facility in 2014,” says Metal Shark CEO Chris Allard. “Currently we’re in the middle of an 18-unit order for 45 ft foreign military patrol boats, we’ve got the first four of our New York Citywide Ferry builds underway with the first two vessels 100% welded and entering the rigging phase, and we’re finishing out a 60 ft DSV for a government customer.” The first of the Citywide Ferry vessels (a total of 19 will be built between Metal Shark and Horizon) is expected to be delivered by Metal Shark to Hornblower, Spring 2017. Next year will also see the construction of a 45 ft pilot boat for a Caribbean operator, a multi-boat Navy contract for 50 ft high-speed vessels, a 64 ft survey boat for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a 70 ft supply boat for a Northeast operator, and a 158 ft Incat Crowther-designed catamaran for a private client. “With a full slate of new projects scheduled, Franklin will be even busier in 2017 and 2018,” says Allard.

BIZ NOTES Bay Maritime Corp. acquires Svendsen’s Boat Works Bay Maritime Corp., Alameda, CA, parent company to Bay Marine Boat wor k s, Bay Ship & Yacht and its af filiates, has acquired Svendsen’s Boat Works and its divisions of Svendsen’s Marine Distributing, Svendsen’s Metal Works, Svendsen’s Chandlery and Svendsen’s Marine International. Under the agreement, Svendsen will continue to operate under its’ name and provide full-service boat repair at its boatyard located at the Alameda Marina. Additionally, Svendsen will supply marine products to customers through its established distribution network and Chandlery. Bay Mar itime President Bill Elliot t s ai d, “Sve n d s e n’s has been one of our chief produc t suppliers for decades, so we know the company and its employees well, and intend to continue the innovative path established by the Svendsen family for the past five-plus decades.”

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Ardent Performs Largest Wreck Removal Project of 2016

Salvage company Ardent completed its largest wreck removal project of the year in November, when it removed the jack-up Troll Solution from the seabed of Mexico’s Bay of Campeche. Weighing about 7,000 tons, the jackup tilted while attempting to carry out

maintenance work related to the Pemexoperated Caan Alf production platform. According to Mexico’s national oil company Pemex, the accident occurred when one of the Troll Solution’s legs failed. The jack-up rig subsequently collapsed and sank into the seabed in about 30 m of water depth. After sinking, the Troll Solution came to rest within two meters from the active CaanAlf platform. Prior to Ardent’s involvement, unsuccessful efforts had been made to refloat and salvage the jack-up. Houston-based Ardent, created by the merger of Crowley Maritime’s Titan Salvage and Svitzer Salvage, deployed a number of assets to the Troll Solution operation. Among them was the Conquest MB-1 crane barge with a maximum lifting capacity of 1,400 tons. The Conquest MB-1 is no stranger to big salvage operations having previously been involved in the massive salvage and removal of the cruise ship Costa Concordia. Other assets deployed by Ardent included a 1,000-ton hydraulic wreck grab from the Netherlands and a number of support vessels from both the U.S. and Mexico.

The operation used Ardent’s newly designed Guided Guillotine to dismember the jack-up—instead of cutting with more conventional methods such as push or pullcut with chains or diamond wire. Conventional guillotine cutters are restricted to operations above the surface. The Ardent Guided Guillotine functioned underwater with the precision to cut the Troll Solution jack-up into the required lift pieces. The Ardent salvage team cut the deckhouse into six pieces with Ardent Chain Pullers, and the vessel’s hull into 31 pieces— subsequently lifting those from the seabed with the Conquest MB-1. “The main hurdles to overcome were, how to best cut the jack-up into sections without fabricating an elaborate structure and boring holes underneath the jack-up through the seabed was improbable due to obstructions,” explained Shelby Harris, Ardent Americas Operations Director. “We had to apply ingenuity to use our chain cutting techniques on the deck house in a less than conventional method, and the Ardent Guided Guillotine sectioned the hull. The method worked very well.”

U.S. Coast Guard Awards First U.S. Type Approval for BWMS Norway’s Optimarin has been issued

the first U.S. type-approval certificate for ballast water management system by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Optimarin after its application for U.S. type approval was reviewed and determined to meet the requirements of the Coast Guard’s type approval requirements contained in 46 C.F. R. § 162.060. “While this is a significant milestone, it is the first of multiple system approvals that are needed to mitigate the threat of harmful aquatic invasive species,” said Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy. “One size does not fit all,

so we will continue to evaluate other systems submitted by multiple manufactures with the intent to provide options that meet shipping’s varying needs.” The Coast Guard says that while this certification provides vessel owners and operators with a type-approved system to meet the ballast water discharge standard, there are other ways that vessels can comply with U.S. ballast water management regulations. These include: • Temporary use of a foreign type-approved BWMS that has been accepted by the Coast Guard as an alternate management system (AMS) (5-year limitation) if installed in compliance with 33 CFR Part 151

• Use of ballast water obtained exclusively from a U.S. public water system • Discharge of ballast water to a reception facility • No discharge of unmanaged ballast water inside 12 nautical miles.

MARITIME Trivia­– Question #44: What was discovered in the stomach of a sperm whale after it was taken near the Falkland Islands by the whaler Star of India in 1891? The first sailor or lubber that correctly answers the Maritime Trivia question will receive a color J. Clary collector print. Email your guess to November’s trivia question: How big was the eye of the Typhoon Carmen? The eye of the monster Typhoon Carmen that passed over Okinawa on August 20, 1960, was verified by radar as having an eye with a diameter of two hundred nautical miles. The correct answer was submitted by Corey Hooker of Burlington, NC.

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Trump Names Chao Secretary of Transportation President-elect Donald Trump

has named Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation for his administration. Chao, the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor (under the George W. Bush administration) serving from 2001-2009, was the longest serving Secretary of Labor since World War II, and was the only member of President Bush’s original cabinet to serve the entire eight years of his administration.

ardent supporter of the industry. “There is nobody better qualified...” said SIU President Michael Sacco. “Throughout her time in government, Elaine Chao has long been a steadfast friend to the SIU and to maritime labor. The industry has no better supporter … she has stood up to defend the Jones Act, the Maritime Security Program, cargo preference and the other key programs that keep our industry alive. She under-

Throughout her time in government, Elaine Chao has long been a steadfast friend to the SIU and to maritime labor. Chao’s government service includes serving as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation; as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission; and as Deputy of the U.S. Maritime Administration. She was also the former Director of the Peace Corps. The news of Chao’s appointment was met with praise by many in the industry. The American Maritime Partnership said, “with vast experience across the maritime industry … Secretary Chao understands the critical role our industry plays in advancing the nation’s economic and national security.” The Seafarers International Union echoed the sentiment, stating Chao was an

stands the importance of providing jobs to America’s working families, and she has seen firsthand the value of the United State Merchant Marine to our nation’s defense and prosperity.” The Shipbuilders Council of America applauded the appointment stating that Chao “understands the critical nature of the Jones Act and its role in maintaining the U.S. shipyard industrial base,” which is integral for building and maintaining vessels for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Chao’s passion for the industry is a familial trait. Her father, James S.C. Chao, is Founder and Chairman of bulk shipping operator Foremost Maritime Group. December 2016 // Marine Log 11


Beehive of Activity at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

W i t h i t s ro lli n g h i ll s and pas-

tures dotted with farms and lush stands of Douglas firs, cedars and maples, picturesque Whidbey Island would hardly seem a likely spot to find a bustling shipyard. But Whidbey Island—about an hour-and-half drive from Seattle (including a trip aboard

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a car ferry operated by Washington State Ferries between Mukilteo and Clinton)—is home to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. A recent visit to the shipyard found ever y inch of its relatively modest 12 acres packed with new construction activity. Among the projects at the shipyard is a 100-passenger coastal cruise ship under construction for Lindblad—the 238 ft twin-screw diesel ship will operate tours between Baja, Costa Rica and Panama during the winter months and southeast Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Canada during the Summer months. Additionally, we saw the superstructure and hull of a new powerful ATB tug, a line haul tug for Kirby, and an aluminum superstructure for a catamaran ferry for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) under construction. A nearly complete sister ship of the WETA ferry—the hulls are built by Vigor—is also in the yard for outfitting. Like Noah, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) has been able to sign orders for two vessels of each type currently being built at the yard. That means that next year, the shipyard

will look relatively the same. It also means that engineering costs will be able to be spread and production efficiencies gained for each class of vessel. Keeping all of the newbuild projects on time and on budget is critical, points out COO Gavin Higgins. Each project is broken down into about 2,000 task lines and planned, scheduled and controlled closely using Oracle’s Primavera P6 project management system. At NBBB’s other small facility in Langley, about 10 minutes by car from the main Freeland facility, the finishing touches were being put on a unique 140 ft x 38 ft cargo ferry built for American Samoa. The 150-passenger SOLAS vessel— which looks more like a supply boat than a ferry—will be able to take containerized cargo and fuel between Pago Pago and the Manu’a Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Founded in 1964, NBBB offers complete new construction, repairs and conversions in both aluminum and steel, with full service production departments for ship fitting, production welding, pipe systems, electrical, joinery, machine, painting, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.


Record Penalty for Princess Cruises Princess Cruises Ltd. has agreed to

plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up. Princess Cruises, Santa Clarita, CA, is a subsidiary of Carnival Corportation. Under the plea agreement, Princess will pay a $40 million penalty—the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution—and plead guilty to charges related to illegal dumping of oil contaminated waste from the cruise ship Caribbean Princess. Furthermore, eight Carnival cruise line companies will be under a court supervised Environmental Compliance Program (ECP) for five years. The ECP will require independent audits by an outside entity and a court appointed monitor. The U.S. investigation into the Caribbean Princess was initiated after an engineer on the ship reported that a so-called “magic pipe” had been used August 2013 to illegally discharge oily waste off the coast of England. The discharge in August 2013 involved approximately 4,227 gallons, 23 miles off the coast of England within the country’s

Exclusive Economic Zone. The whistleblower eventually quit once the ship reached Southampton, England. After learning that an engineer had blown the whistle, senior ship engineers dismantled the bypass pipe and instructed crew members to lie. The U.S. Coast Guard conducted an examination of the ship upon its arrival in New York City on September 14, 2013. During the examination, certain crew members continued to lie in accordance with orders they had received from Princess employees. According to court papers, the Caribbean Princess had been making illegal discharges through bypass equipment since 2005—just one year after the ship began operations.

Multiple methods were used over the course of time to pollute the sea. Beyond the use of the magic pipe—which circumvent the oily water separator and oil content monitor required pollution prevention equipment—the U.S. investigation found two other illegal practices were taking place on the ship as well as four other Princess cruise ships— Star Princess, Grand Princess, Coral Princess and Golden Princess. One practice was to open a salt water valve when bilge waste was being processed by the oily water separator and oil content monitor; the second involved discharges of oil bilge water originating from the overflow of gray water tanks into the machinery space bilges.


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A New Breed of Offshore Wind Support Vessel Isle of Wight, U.K. energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, has introduced a new category of vessel for the offshore wind market, designed to provide both rapid crew transfer and wide-ranging logistics support for extended periods at sea. Currently under construction at the South Boats IoW shipyard, Seacat’s first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), the 27m catamaran Seacat Enterprise is scheduled to launch in January 2017. Seacat says that in the maturing European offshore wind sector, the expectations of developers, contractors and project operators with respect to the capabilities of support vessel fleets are becoming increasingly defined. The modern support vessel works around the clock in conjunction with larger floatels and installation vessels to transfer technicians and cargo to and from all project-critical infrastructure. This makes availability and versatility critical, and these attributes are being fed into the design and development of the next generation of offshore wind workboats. Seacat Enterprise is the latest product of a long-term collaborative R&D program with boat builder South Boats IoW and

Alicat Marine Design. A number of structural modifications, including substantially enhanced cargo and fuel carrying capacity, enable the vessel to carry up to four 20-foot containers, along with a full complement of 24 safetytrained personnel and six crew. A new stern fender system allows cargo to be unloaded from the aft deck via crane,

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increasing the options available for the transfer of key equipment. The system is coupled with a new dynamic bow fender design that ensures the safe and efficient transfer of technicians to and from the vessel. With an extremely large fuel capacity, Seacat Enterprise can remain operational for extended periods. Seacat Enterprise will be available for charter February 2017.

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resident-elect Donald Trump has begun to announce his selections for his cabinet, including Marine General James N. Matthis as Secretary of Defense. President-Elect Trump’s likely choice for Secretary of the Navy appears to be Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA). That news was first reported by USNI News the day after the Presidential election. USNI News quoted a

person familiar with Trump’s national security team as saying, “I don’t think there’s anyone else.” Elected to Congress in 2001, Representative Forbes lost his bid for re-election when he was defeated by State Del. Scott Taylor in the Republican primary in Virginia’s 2nd District. The Congressman is a strong advocate for the 12-carrier group, 350-ship Navy and is a Senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. Back in July 2016, Forbes released a statement regarding the Navy’s longoverdue, 30-year Shipbuilding Plan. “I am concerned that despite Congress’ clear intent to bend the curve lines and grow the fleet,” writes the Congressman, “this document still shows attack submarine production returning to a single boat in 2021, a shortfall in small surface combatants, and an eventual return to 10 carriers. All told, the plan

will result in a fleet that will only meet the Navy’s outdated requirement of 308 ships for 8 years, and falls far short of the larger force that the CNO and every serious naval analyst thinks we need for the future.” Based on his past record, it would be reasonable to think that Forbes as Secretary of the Navy would push for a larger Navy shipbuilding, conversion and repair budget and the development of new defense technologies. In a post on his website, “A Vision for National Defense,” Forbes writes, “Elected representatives have an obligation to push and pursue new defense technologies and innovations to ensure military power today, the same way that we pursued stealth and munitions to ensure victory in the Gulf. We need the creative genius that comes with collaboration between private and public sectors and allied nations to create a future-focused defense structure.”

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Best Ships Of 2016

Best Ships of 2016

Atlantic Pioneer

In the words of the great (and now, Nobel Prize winner for Literature) Bob Dylan, “The times, they are a-changing.” The U.S. is finally entering the offshore wind industry—an industry long-established in Europe—with operations set to begin off the coast of Rhode Island at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm. Helping to usher in the winds of change is Warren, RI-based Blount Boats. The boat builder delivered the Atlantic Pioneer, a true pioneer in the U.S. maritime industry, as it is the first U.S.-flagged Crew Transfer Vessel built for operations in the states. Atlantic Wind Transfers, a subsidiary of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, will operate the vessel. Touted as a “vessel to the future,” by Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, the Atlantic Pioneer was designed by South Boats IOW, Cowes, Isle of Wight, U.K. Speaking about the Atlantic Pioneer, 16 Marine Log // December 2016

Charles A. Donadio, Jr., President of Atlantic Wind Transfers & Rhode Island Fast Ferry says, “Our company is excited to have partnered with both South Boats and Blount Boats to build this first Offshore Support Vessel in the U.S., we look forward to leading the way in the U.S. Offshore Wind Support sector.” The Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) features a special bow fendering system, the latest generation in fendering systems being installed in Europe, for bow boarding and loading transfers. Blount Boats has the exclusive licensing agreement with South Boats covering the U.S. offshore wind industry. The twin-hulled, all aluminum catamaran is dual certified to USCG Subchapter T (Small Passenger) to carry up to 47 passengers and subchapter L (Offshore Supply Vessel) to carry up to 16 offshore workers. The vessel is able to make transfers in 1.5 m significant wave heights.

The Atlantic Pioneer is 21.4 m in length, has a 7.3 m beam, and a draft of 1.24 m. It was designed to carry up to 12 tons of cargo in the bow and three tons of cargo in the stern. Its propulsion system is comprised of two MAN V12-1,400 hp engines, ZF Marine 3050 Gears, and Hamilton Jet HM571 waterjets. It can reach a sprint speed of 30 knots and has a service speed of 26 knots. A Cummins Onan 17 kW generator provides AC power to the air conditioning system, a heating system and small galley. A PTO driven hydraulic system powers a deck crane, a fire pump, fuel transfer pump, and a saltwater pressure washing system. All other equipment is fed DC power through house batteries. Atlantic Pioneer’s forward and aft decks are outfitted with cargo lashing and container sockets. It can carry 12 tons of cargo in the bow. A Palfinger PK 6500 knuckleboom crane is outfitted onto the bow area.

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Best Ships Of 2016 DLV 2000

Heavy Lift, Pipelay Vessel


World’s First LNG Dual-Fueled Icebreaker This year saw the delivery of the world’s

first icebreaker capable of burning LNG as fuel, the I/B Polaris. Built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, the Polaris can operate in all ice conditions in the Baltic Sea. Classed by Lloyd’s Register as ice class PC4, the ship features an innovative design that enables it to operate in the most demanding icebreaking conditions. Polaris’ three-propulsion unit

concept is made up of three Azipod propulsion units rotating 360 degrees. The vessel, which can travel at a speed of 17 knots, is designed to operate on both low sulfur diesel and LNG. Its power system is provided by Wärtsilä. The Polaris can move continuously through 1.6 meter thick ice, and is capable of breaking a 25 meter wide channel in 1.2 meter thick ice at a speed of 6 knots.

The Ms Koningsdam

Holland America Line’s Largest Ship Coming in at 99,500 gross tons,

the ms Koningsdam is the largest ship—thus far—built for the Holland America Line fleet. The ship is also the first in a new class for the cruise line, the Pinnacle class. As Holland America Line (HAL) explains, the name of the class is significant as Pinnacle means “high point” and the ship represents a high point in the cruise line’s history. Koningsdam is also the first new ship for the operator in six years. The ship, built at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard, has capacity for 2,650 guests and 1,025 crew members. It is fitted with 1,331 guest rooms, including the cruise line’s first purpose-built staterooms for families as well as single cabins.

Among the new exciting venues and entertainment options on board the Koningsdam is French seafood brasserie, Sel de Mer. If you’re looking for a farm-to-table option, Food & Wine magazine has teamed up with HAL to bring a fully immersive concept dinner experience onboard the vessel’s Culinary Arts Center. HAL also partnered with microgreen specialist Koppert Cress to grow fresh ingredients onboard the vessel’s Culinary Arts Center. In conjunction with New York’s famous Lincoln Center, HAL presents Lincoln Center Stage, where music will be played nightly. Beyond that, the cruise line’s Music Walk area will also feature Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blue Club.

With the end goal of increasing the versatility of its global fleet, McDermott International, Inc. has introduced its flagship, the Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV 2000) to the world. McDermott says the DLV 2000’s “combination of S-lay, heavy lift, large deck space and accommodation coupled with efficient transit speeds provide McDermott with a versatile asset that can effectively execute projects in all major oil and gas basins around the globe.” The class 3 dynamically positioned vessel is classed by ABS, and combines a 2,200ton revolving crane with a deepwater under deck S-lay pipelay system. The S-lay pipelay system is designed to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 inches in water depths up to 10,000 feet. The vessel was developed by Keppel’s design arm, Marine Technology Development, and can operate in severe weather conditions while maintaining thrust output and power distribution. “The flexibility and features built into the design of DLV 2000 will enable us to provide more value-added services to match the needs of the evolving market,” says David Dickson, President and CEO of McDermott. The vessel can accommodate up to 400 personnel to facilitate large hook-up and commissioning projects, has a fast transit speed and incorporates a large, 43,000 square foot open deck to allow the transportation and assembly of large subsea structures; enabling safe and efficient standalone operations in remote areas. The vessel can accommodate a deepwater, 500-ton flex-lay system that can be installed at a later date to meet specific market needs. Its dynamic positioning system is provided by Kongsberg.

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Best Ships Of 2016 Elizabeth Anne

The Ultimate Workhorse

Carnival Vista

Largest Ship in its Fleet for the U.S. Carnival is upping the FUN with the latest addition to its fleet, the Carnival Vista. The 3,934- passenger ship is the largest cruise ship in Carnival Cruise Lines’ 24-ship fleet. It measures 1,062 ft x 122 ft x 27 ft, and features 15 decks. The ship, built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone, Italy shipyard, features plenty of at-sea firsts—including the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship; a stateof-the-art IMAX Theater (the first of its kind at sea), as well as a 3D Thrill Theater; and a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction, SkyRide. In addition, Carnival Vista features what Carnival calls the most elaborate water park in the fleet that includes a 455 ft long Kaleid-o-slide. The ship also includes the Family Harbor—new staterooms designed specifically

for families, that provide 24-hour access to a lounge with games, movies and more. There is also a place for adults to hide away with the Serenity Adults-only Retreat, Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms & Suites and the Havana Bar & Pool. The ship is fitted with ABB Azipod XO podded electric propulsion systems and complete electrical power plants. ABB also provided generators, main switchboards, a remote control system and distribution transformers. Power is provided by five MAN Diesel & Turbo 48/60CR engines, generating a speed of 23 knots—this makes Carnival Vista the first Carnival Cruise Lines vessel powered by MAN engines. Carnival Vista will operate year-round on a six- and eight-day Caribbean service.

Vane Brothers has added a number of new tugs to its fleet this year, but the 4,200 hp Elizabeth Anne was the one that started it all. Described as the “ultimate workhorse” by Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes, the Elizabeth Anne brings greater power and performance to the Vane fleet. Built by St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, FL, the Elizabeth Anne is the first, in both the class that bears her name and in a series of eight tugs, being built by the yard for the Maryland-based operator. The Elizabeth Anne Class tugs are designed by Frank Basile, P.E. of Entech Designs, LLC. The Elizabeth Anne measures 100 ft long x 34 ft wide x 15 ft and features a model bow. The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3516 Tier 3 engines, each generating 2,100 horsepower at 1,600 rev/min. And is equipped with two John Deere PowerTech 4045, 99 kW generators and a John Deere 4045 generator, teamed with an Allison transmission, driving the chain-driven Intercon DD200 towing winch. Karl Senner, LLC, Kenner, LA, provided the tug with Reintjes marine gears. The tug is also equipped with the latest in solid-state, Simrad electronics.

M/V Woods Hole

New Ferry Injects Youth to Steamship Authority Fleet

The long-awaited M/V Woods Hole

ferry made its debut earlier this year when it was delivered by Conrad Shipyard to the 18 Marine Log // December 2016

Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority. The 235 ft x 64 ft x 18 ft ferry was designed by Seattlebased Elliott Bay Design Group. The ferry, which can carry 384 passengers and 55 automobiles or 10 eighteen-wheel tractor-trailers, will begin operations Summer 2017. The vessel, equipped with WiFi stations, state-of-the-art radar, communications and navigation systems will operate two routes: to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Woods

Hole; and between Hyannis and Nantucket. The vessel’s main propulsion power is supplied by two EPA Tier 3-compliant, 2,680-hp MTU 16V4000 engines connected to Hundested controllable pitch propellers. Controllable pitch was chosen to allow propeller pitch and shaft RPM combinations that provide excellent low-speed maneuvering responsiveness and optimized fuel efficiency at all speeds. The M/V Woods Hole will operate at a service speed of 12 to 14 knots.

Best Ships Of 2016 Lindanger

Methanol-Fueled Ocean-Going Vessel Built by South Korea’s Hyundai

Mipo Dockyard, the 186 m x 19.1 m Lindanger is the world’s first methanol-fueled oceangoing vessel. Classed by DNV GL, the ship is equipped with a Hyundai-B&W 6G50ME-9.3 ME-LGI (Tier II) dual fuel, two-stroke engine that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil or gas oil. The use of methanol will help reduce SOx emissions by about 95% and NOx by about 30% when compared to conventional marine diesel oil, according to Man Choon Kim, Vice President, Contract Management Department, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. DNV GL says the Lindanger’s construction marks the first time a dual-fuel engine with a low-flashpoint liquid (LFL) fuel system has been installed on an oceangoing vessel. The 50,000 dwt ship is owned by Norwegian firm Westfal-Larsen and will be chartered to global marine transporation company Waterfront shipping. Lindanger is classed by DNV GL as +A1 Tanker for Oil Products, Tanker for Chemicals, ESP, Ship Type 3, CSR, E0, TMON, ETC, CLEAN, VCS-2, LFL Fueled.

Harvey Stone

Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel This past summer, Eastern Shipbuild-

ing Group, Panama City, FL, delivered the Harvey Stone, a Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) built for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC, New Orleans, LA. Based on the Rampage 6400 MPFSV design from Robert Allan, Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada, the Harvey Stone operates as a dedicated field support vessel for the Shell Stones FPSO offshore terminal. The MPFSV supports and assists in the berthing, loading and unberthing of offtake tankers. The 212.7 ft vessel is classed by ABS as +A1, AMS, Circle E, ACCU, ACP, UWILD, FFV-2, DP-2, Offshore Support Vessel, Notation (DSV Capable, ROV Capable), AH, TOW, SUPPLY, HAB+ (WB), ENVIRO, GP, and USCG, IMO, SOLAS and MARPOL certified.

Harvey Stone’s propulsion is provided by two Tier 4 compliant GE 12V250 MDC main engines, each rated 3,495 kW at 1,000 rev/ min, with Schottel SRP 3030CP azimuth thrusters. It has a total of 9,374 bhp. With a bollard pull of 106 MT, the MPFSV can reach speeds of up to 13 knots. One unique aspect of Harvey Stone is its hybrid propulsion system that allows for economic propulsion and station keeping on one engine, driving mechanical/electrical propulsion units and bow thrusters. Karl Senner, LLC, Kenner, LA, supplied two Reintjes LAF 3414 P HL/HR Horizontally Offset Reduction gearboxes with combined PTO/ PTI drives. The hybrid gearboxes can take input power from either the diesel engine or a separate electric motor to drive the CP propeller, as well supply AC power to the vessel.

Donna J. Bouchard/ B. No. 272

New Era of Transportation for Bouchard To meet the goals of its fleet expansion plans, Bouchard Transportion Co., Inc., Melville, NY, ordered a series of new ATB units that would provide it with a modern, fuel-efficient and reliable fleet. Earlier this year, the company took delivery of the largest member of its fleet to date, the Donna J.Bouchard/B. No. 272 Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) unit. The B. No. 272 barge unit was built at VT Halter Marine’s main yard in Pascagoula, MS. The 628 ft barge has a 255,000-barrel

capacity. The barge is ABS and USCG certified for Jones Act service. Meanwhile, the 10,000 hp twin screw ATB tug, Donna J. Bouchard, which is paired with the B. No. 272, was built at VT Halter’s Moss Point Marine shipyard in Escatwapa, MS. The tug is classed by ABS as +A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler System. It measure 150 ft x 50 ft x 29 ft. The ATB unit was designed by Guarino & Cox, LLC, Covington, LA. December 2016 // Marine Log 19

Best Ships Of 2016

Vision of the Fjords

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Fjords gives passengers and industry spectators alike, a glimpse into the future of tour vessels. The 40m carbon fiber vessel was designed and built by Brødrene Aa for The Fjords. Based on the Seasight design—a design inspired by a twisting mountain road—the vessel features inclined ramps throughout the exterior, giving passengers on board the Vision of the Fjords the freedom to take in

the scenery. Eighty percent of the vessel’s exterior is open to passengers, giving all passengers a front row viewing space. Classed by DNV GL as +1A1 High Speed Light Craft (HSLC), R5 Passenger, the vessel is truly innovative both inside and out. It features a parallel hybrid drive that allows for both the electric and diesel engine to be operated independently of each other. The innovative driveline is comprised of a twelve-cylinder D2862 LE422 MAN engine

fitted with a third-generation Common Rail injection system and delivering 749 kW at 2,100 rev/min. During sightseeing expeditions, however, the vessel will be driven by two Oswald electric engines. Power is transmitted via a CENTA electromagnetic clutch through a CENTALINK drive shaft to the Oswald electric engine. The converted energy is then transferred to the ZF gearbox via another CENTALINK drive shaft.

F/V Blue North

Game-Changing Longliner E arlier this y e ar, Dakota Creek Industries Inc., Anacortes, WA, delivered a real game changer to the fishing industry and owner Blue North, Seattle, WA — the 58.35 m F/V Blue North. The vessel is one of the first fishing vessels in the U.S. built to meet Tier III emissions standards. Considered one of the world’s most advanced, innovative fishing longliners, the F/V Blue North is fitted with new technologies to improve the quality of harvested seafood and working conditions for crew. The vessel is based on the ST 155L design from Norway’s Skipsteknisk AS and was specifically developed for the Alaska cod hook-and-line fishery. Blue North features a heavily weighted box keel design that will keep weight low, and an anti-roll tank that will help provide a stable working platform. The fish are captured via a hook-and-line 20 Marine Log // December 2016

fishing system—ensuring that one fish is handled at a time. Fish on the lines are pulled into the moon pool at the center of the boat. To reduce stress on the fish, they’re only out of the water for a few seconds before they’re stunned, processed and frozen on board. Meanwhile, the vessel’s internal haul station ensures that crews remain safe. The ability to work inside means crew will no longer be exposed to rough seas, freezing temperatures, and falling overboard. Po w e r o n b o a r d i s p r o v i d e d b y a Siemens Bluedrive diesel-electric propulsion system comprised of a pair of Caterpillar C32 engines and one Cat C18 engine driving diesel generators generating power for a twin Z-drive dual azimuth propulsion system. The DEP will also power the processing plant, freezers, lighting, heating and marine electronics.

The longliner can travel at a cruising speed of 12 knots. The Blue North has also been designed to reduce environmental impact. All water and waste on board is captured and treated, meaning no contaminants will be dumped in the ocean. And a state-of-the-art enginecooling and heat recovery system recycles water—cooling the ships engine and heating the vessel.

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FUTURE INNOVATIONS Autonomous and unmanned vessels , robotics, and the use of drones are on the horizon


THE SHIP? By John R. Snyder, Publisher & Editor

R&D moves unmanned vessels and autonomous ships forward​


mart ships, robotics, and drones have all emerged as topics of conversation over the last few years, as forward-thinking marine companies begin to assess how these new technologies will shape the business and economics of shipping in the future. While regulations still have a ways to catch up with the idea of unmanned and autonomous vessels, the technology is nearly at hand. Drones are already being tested for ship inspections and deliveries at sea and 3D printing for manufacturing parts at sea. Companies such as Wärtsilä are reinventing themselves to support the evolution of shipping in the digital age. To help in its reinvention, Wärtsilä acquired Eniram this past summer. The Helsinki-based company uses data analytics, modeling and optimization to help operators manage energy usage to reduce fuel consumption and improve their environmental footprints. Wärtsilä also relaunched its Wärtsilä

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Nacos Platinum platform of navigation, automation, and control systems. At SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany, this past September, Wärtsilä outlined several concepts of how emerging technologies could disrupt the traditional shipping model. One for the Starbucks crowd was a “bean-to-cup” concept that would use factory ships to transport coffee beans from South America to Europe and Asia. During the voyage, the beans would be processed and roasted into a consumer-ready product that would be available immediately upon the ship’s arrival in port. Now that would make a fresh cup of Joe! The “Java Express” concept is not so far-fetched given that freezer longliners already catch, process, prepare and package their catch before they arrive in port. Putting the coffee bean concept aside, Wärtsilä is actually supporting a project aimed at creating the world’s first autonomous marine transport system for the Baltic Sea by 2025.

The first applications would be for cargo ships and freight transportation. The program is being largely financed by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for innovation, and the ecosystem platform is being handled by DIMECC, a leading breakthrough oriented co-creation ecosystem provider. The main corporate investors in the program, apart from Wärtsilä, are Rolls-Royce, Cargotec, Ericsson, Meyer Turku, and Tieto.

Rolls-Royce, VTT Strike Deal Rolls-Royce is also taking advantage of the development of autonomous ship applications through the Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications (AAWA) partnership. Its commercial partners in AAWA include ship designer Deltamarin, satcom technology company Inmarsat, class society DNV GL, and ship design and ship operation software developer NAPA (owned by ClassNK). Finnish academia is also supporting the effort, with VTT Technical Research

FUTURE INNOVATIONS Center of Finland providing expertise in safety and security, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Turku addressing technical research (and business aspects, too), and Abo Akademi of the University of Turku examining legal aspects. Rolls-Royce is responsible for system integration and automation control in AAWA. “Autonomous shipping is the future of the maritime industry,” Mikael Makinen, President, Marine, Rolls Royce is quoted as saying. “As disruptive as the smartphone, the smart ship will revolutionize the landscape of ship design and operations.” Rolls-Royce sees rapid development of autonomous vessels, with the first remotely operated local vessel—with reduced crew and remote operation and support of certain ship function by 2020. It envisions the first remote-controlled unmanned coastal vessel by 2025, remote-controlled oceangoing vessel by 2030 and autonomous unmanned oceangoing ship by 2035. Just last month, Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd entered into a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. Rolls-Royce has extensive experience in propulsion, ship’s equipment, electronics, systems integration, and ship design, while VTT’s expertise lies in ship simulation and the development and management of safetycritical and complex systems in demanding environments such as nuclear safety. It combines physical tests such as model and tank testing, with digital technologies, such as data analytics and computer visualization. It will also use field research to incorporate human factors into safe ship design. As a result of working with the Finnish telecommunications sector, VTT has extensive experience of working with 5G mobile phone technology and WiFi mesh networks. VTT has the first 5G test network in Finland. Working with VTT will allow Rolls-Royce to assess the performance of remote and autonomous designs through the use of both traditional model tank tests and digital simulation, allowing the company to develop functional, safe and reliable prototypes. Karno Tenovuo, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Ship Intelligence, says, “This collaboration is a natural continuation of the earlier User Experience for Complex systems (UXUS) project, where we developed totally new bridge and remote control systems for shipping.” VT T Executive Vice President Erja Turunen, says, “Rolls-Royce is a pioneer in remotely controlled and autonomous shipping. Our collaboration strengthens the way we can integrate and leverage VTT’s expertise

in simulation and safety validation, including the industrial Internet of Things, to develop new products and in the future, enable(s) us to develop new solutions for new areas of application as well.”

Unmanned & Autonomous Workboats Tested While much of the talk has centered around autonomous and unmanned vessels for oceangoing applications, the first commercial marine applications might well be in the workboat market, according to Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics. During a joint presentation with Siemens at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans earlier this month, Sea Machines provided a glimpse of unmanned vessel control systems and autonomous navigation systems for towboat, fireboat, survey and research vessel applications. “Other industries are benefitting from autonomy, such as the airline business” says Michael G. Johnson, the Founder & Director of Sea Machines. “There are ways to use these various types of technology to upgrade our industry.” Johnson knows the marine business. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he is a marine engineer and worked at Crowley Maritime and Titan Salvage as a Vice President, before leaving the company to found Sea Machines Robotics. It was at Titan Salvage that Johnson saw the potential to use unmanned vessels to improve the health and safety of on-site workers and the efficiency of operations for deploying boom during the massive Costa Concordia salvage. The idea would be to deploy the oil spill boom by using an unmanned workboat, which would be remotely controlled by an operator onboard a mothership. Additionally, an unmanned workboat also increases safety for workers—since they won’t be exposed to potentially hazardous spills—and operational efficiency, since it does not require workers to be changed out. To remotely pilot vessels, Sea Machines has developed its Remote Command System, called RC NXT that uses Siemens PLC-based wireless control. The operator can use a wireless belt pack controller—which has full manual controls—to pilot a vessel at distances up to 2,000 m. The company has developed a fully autonomous vessel system called DP NXT, which uses vessel-based sensors and proprietary algorithms to give the vessel a degree of selfawareness, enabling it to efficiently self-motor from point-to-point while avoiding active and passive obstacles or collaborate in tandem with another vessel. Both systems can be fit on existing vessels or newbuilds.

Drone On This past year, classification society DNV GL announced that it had completed the first production surveys using a drone. The survey took place on the chemical tanker MV Apollo, owned by Carl Büttner Shipmanagement GmbH, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Two DNV GL surveyors used the drone to inspect 14 tanks over a period of two and a half days. “The advantage of using a drone over conventional staging inside the tank is absolutely clear,” says Jochen Huhn, Mar ine Super intendent and Chief Security Officer, Carl Büttner Shipmanagement GmbH. “Eliminating the risk of damage to the coating from staging means the drone survey is worth it, even before we factor in the time saved by this method.” “The success of the first drone produc tion sur vey per for med by a classification society shows how our investment in developing modern class solutions to benefit our customers is paying off,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime. The inspec tion of ship tanks and holds can be a costly, time consuming and potentially dangerous operation. The condition of the coating, corrosion, damages, piping, access points, equipment and safety systems all have to be assessed on a regular basis. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote struc tural components has the potential to significantly reduce survey times and staging costs, while at the same time improving safety for the surveyors. Currently, DNV GL is also looking into utilizing drones and other alternative means for inspection of MOUs, both for topside and external structure and for internal t ank inspec tions. A nother ongoing project is to establish a certification service for external drone operators to qualify to per form inspec tion work on classed MOUs.

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Since its inception, the company has graduated 106 apprentices who have developed into the next generation of skilled shipbuilders. There are another 75 active apprentices.

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Philly Shipyard’s ship construction backlog stretches until 2019


nce proud names such as Todd, Bethlehem Steel and Sun Shipbuilding dominated the shipbuilding landscape on the U.S. East Coast for years, building a wide variety of commercial and government ships. Those names, of course, have all receded into history. While defense contractors General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, Electric Boat, Groton, CT, and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA, all remain, along with a number of ship repair yards, the one true remaining commercial shipbuilder of large oceangoing ships on the U.S. East Coast is Philly Shipyard, Inc. A wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA—which is listed on the Oslo exchange as PHLY—held a keel laying ceremony for the third 50,000 dwt product tanker in a four-ship order for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a Kinder Morgan, Inc. subsidiary. Besides the four 50,000 dwt, LNG Ready product tankers for APT, Philly Shipyard also has orders for two dual fuel 3,600-TEU containerships for Matson Navigation. The current contracts and construction activity will keep Philly Shipyard’s 1,200 strong workforce busy until early 2019. Marine Log sources also indicate that Philly Shipyard is one of two shipbuilders shortlisted—the other being Keppel AMFELS in Brownsville, TX—in the bidding to construct two 3,400-TEU dual fuel containerships for Pasha Hawaii. According to an announcement by Honolulu-based Pasha, the contract specifications are expected to be finalized by the end of the month, with the final selection decision anticipated in January 2017. Pasha says each ship will have a capacity of 3,400 TEU, including 500 45-foot containers and 400 refrigerated containers, and a sailing speed of 23 knots. Delivery of the first vessel is expected mid-2019, w ith deliver y of the second vessel to come in early 2020. The contract might also contain options for

two more containerships. A spokesperson for Pasha Hawaii said the company’s “Non-Disclosure Agreements do not allow us to identify the shipyards at this time.” During a recent visit to the shipyard, Marine Log had an opportunity to go onboard the M/V American Endurance, the first of the 600-foot-long APT product tankers, which will be capable of carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products. The product tankers are based on a proven Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design which incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability and the latest regulatory requirements. Overall, Philly Shipyard has delivered 24 ships in its 17-year history. While talented labor plays a central role in the shipyard’s efficiency, so, too, does technology. While touring the facility, Marine Log got a first hand look at the shipyard’s micro panel line that was built by welding automation specialist Pemamek Oy and commissioned back in early 2013. The micro panel line uses high-tech Lincoln Electric Power Wave welding power sources and is based on Pemamek’s patented Vision programming system, in this case equipped with two Motoman robots. The line is equipped also with a special welding floor type conveyor solution to make working on the line safer and transport welded web plates smoothly.

a National Apprenticeship Week event to showcase its widely respected Registered Apprenticeship program. In coordination with the Philadelphia School District, the shipyard invited 30 students from four area schools to its newly developed Training Academy, where current Philly Shipyard apprentices receive welding training. The company opened the academy in May 2016 to provide a dedicated facility offering customized training for all production personnel. The visiting students shadowed current apprentices in the new academy, met with former apprentices, and then participated in a tour of the larger shipyard facility. “Philly Shipyard’s apprentice program is a necessity for our business to build and sustain a long-term workforce,” said Jim Clark, the Training Manager, who organized the second annual event. “Since its inception, the company has graduated 106 apprentices who have developed into the next generation of skilled shipbuilders. There are another 75 active apprentices. The students visiting today have an opportunity to witness firsthand the value of joining an apprenticeship program to learn the skills and academics necessary for a successful career in manufacturing. It is an opportunity like no other.”

Apprenticeship Program To develop its own skilled workers, Philly Shipyard initiated a three-year apprenticeship program in 2004. The recent graduation class added 15 skilled shipbuilders to the workforce, bringing the shipyard’s apprentices to 23% of its current workforce. Since the program’s inception, 21 apprentices have moved into management positions and many have obtained additional manufacturing qualifications. The shipyard expanded the program this year and has hired 50 apprentices with intent to hire another 50 apprentices in 2017. Just last month, Philly Shipyard hosted December 2016 // Marine Log 25


Andreas Schell Named CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems Rolls-Royce has named Andreas Schell as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTU parent company Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). He will take up the post on January 1, 2017 and succeed Dr. Ulrich Dohle who is retiring. Schell is currently Vice President of Digital Strategy for UTC Aerospace Systems. Lois K. Zabrocky has been named President and CEO of International Seaways, the spin off of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc’s international flag strategic business unit. She recently served as Co-President and Head of the International Flag Strategic Business Unit. Meanwhile, Jeffrey D. Pribor joins International Seaways as CFO.

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Australia division, HII Australia, has named Jeff McCray Vice President, Business Development. He will be responsible for developing new business opportunities for HII to support the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) has named ship management veteran, Harun Duzgoren, to their management team as Executive Director of Business Development & Strategy. Duzgoren joins SGS from V.Ships, where he spent more than 16 years in different senior positions.

HII also reports that Susan Jacobs has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. She will assume the role this month and replace Bill Bell who is retiring after 34 years of service.

RigNet, Inc., Houston, TX, has named Jay T. Hilbert its Chief Sales Officer.

International commercial law firm, Hill Dickinson LLP, has hired Iain Johnston as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Mark Woodhead has been named Senior Vice President for Training and Content for KVH Industries, Inc. In this position, Woodhead will direct KVH’s market leading maritime crew welfare, safety, and productivity services, which include Videotel maritime training packages.

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TECH NEWS Wärtsilä Enters Dry Waste Treatment Business

Volvo Penta’s IPS helps increase vessel performance

Volvo Penta IPS for New Pilot Vessel A new 55 ft vessel being built for the Virginia Pilots Association by GladdingHearn Shipbuilding will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS inboard propulsion systems. The vessel, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, will run on twin D13 900 hp U.S. EPA Tier 3 engines with IPS3 drives. “Stability, reliability, support, speed and efficiency – these are the five criteria that we used to select the engine for the new pilot boat,” said Frank Rabena, a 17-year pilot and Chairman of the association’s pilot boat committee. “We found the Volvo Penta D13 combined with the IPS3 easily met those criteria and became the power solution.” The IPS provides up to “20 percent faster speed, 30 percent lower fuel consumption, 15 percent faster acceleration and 50 percent

lower noise and vibration levels when compared to a traditional shaft installation,” says Marcia Kull, Vice President of Marine Sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas. What makes the Volvo Penta IPS powerful is its twin forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers and individually steerable boat pods under the hull. The forward-facing propellers are working in “undisturbed waters,” explains Kull, meaning it takes less power to move the boat forward since the propeller thrust is parallel with the hull. IPS technology onboard means there is an increase in performance with the vessel being able to operate at higher speeds, an increase in efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption.

Cat Tier 4 Engines for McAllister Tugs H o r i z o n Sh i p b u i l d i n g , Bayou LaBatre, AL, has tapped Caterpillar Marine to supply EPA Tier 4 certified 3516E EPA CAT Marine engines on a pair of tugs it is building for McAllister Towing & Transportation Co., Inc. The tugs will be the first equipped with the Tier 4 engines. The 100 ft azimuth sterndrive (ASD) escort and rescue tugs will each be powered by two CAT Marine 3516E EPA Tier 4 engines rated at 3,386 bhp and supported by three CAT C7.1 EPA Tier 3 gensets rated at 118 ekW and two CAT C18 EPA Tier 3,803 bhp fire pump engines (Fi-Fi). In order to meet the stringent Tier 4 final emissions standards that came into effect

this year, each 3516E engine is paired with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system. The engine’s electronic governing control unit minimizes fuel consumption and monitors engine operating parameters. The tugs will be the largest operating in McAllister’s fleet, as well as its only Tier 4 tugs. Additionally, they will be among the largest operating on the East Coast. Upon delivery, McAllister’s fleet will increase to 32 tractor units. The first tug, the Capt. Brian A. McAllister, will be delivered April 2017. The second, the Rosemary McAllister, will follow in July 2017.

Wärtsilä recently unveiled its offerings for dry waste in cruise ships—marking its entrance into the dry waste treatment business (the company already has an extensive portfolio handling wet waste). The overall full treatment solution will provide the vessels with an environmentally clean, safe, and energy efficient means for handling garbage and effluent (sewage/liquid waste). The first ship to feature the system belongs to British cruise operator Saga Cruises. The ship is currently being built at Meyer Werft Shipyard. The order for the equipment was placed in September, with an option for a second ship. The system uses new membrane technology that leads to energy savings of up to 50 percent when compared to conventional systems. Each of the Saga Cruises ships will be fitted with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater Treatment system, including grease traps, buffer tanks, and membrane bioreactors; Wär tsilä’s Dry Waste Disposal system, including densifiers, glass crushers, bale compactors and storage; Wärtsilä’s Food Waste Vacuum system, including feeding stations, shredders, collection tanks, vacuum stations, decanters with flocculation, and food waste chutes; Wär t silä’s Bio -Sludge Treatment system, including a de-watered bio waste silo, decanters with flocculation, a dryer, and a dried bio-sludge silo; and Wärtsilä’s Dry Garbage system, including shredders, a dry waste silo, and incinerator. The Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater Treatment system is fully compliant with IMO Resolution MEPC 227 (64) including ch 4.2 nutrient removal (Helcom), MARPOL annex IV Reg. 9.2 and 11.B, the Alaska Murkowski Standard USCG / Alaska continuous discharge standard and Alaska General Permit, and the USA EPA VGP 2013. December 2016 // Marine Log 27


Dellner Brakes Sets its Sights on the U.S. Market Sweden-based Dellner Brakes AB introduced its portfolio of technologically advanced braking solutions to the U.S. marine market earlier this month at the International Workboat Show. The portfolio included the world’s first fully automated, electrical “stop, turn, lock” (eSTL) system. While Dellner Brakes is no stranger to the marine market, its U.S. operations have traditionally focused on the industrial sector, operating through wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary Dellner Industrial Inc. But Dellner is now looking to bring its precision made braking systems and expertise to the U.S. marine market and is investing in the expansion of its U.S. team to support this goal. The patent pending, fully automated, electrical eSTL braking system is compact and needs no additional piping, making it quick, easy and cost effective to install, especially where space is limited. The system is available in a range of standard sizes but can be customized for different applications. The eSTL system allows customers to choose one, two or three functions to create a bespoke solution for their needs. Here’s how it works:

Dellner Brakes’ eSTL system is the world’s first fully automated electrical stop, turn and lock system

Stop: A disc brake system stops the shaft quickly in any position. Turn: After the brake has stopped the disc, an electric motor rotates the pinion so it aligns automatically and accurately with the gear wheel on the disc. A second mechanism then engages the pinion with the gear wheel and the electric motor allows the disc and connected shaft to be rotated at a variable speed to any exact position.

Lock: An electrically operated mechanical locking system locks the brake disc and shaft safely and securely, even in ship failure modes. The eSTL also has an optional continuous turning (cT) function that allows the shaft to be moved to any position precisely without the need for indexing. This makes maintenance easier and testing can take place over long periods.

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predominantly), they fire off all sorts of chemical signals that tell us to eat, and we quickly respond. This is our most primal wiring. “Eat Less” is dietary advice that fights our chemistry. Our willpower may win a few battles, but eventually, we will lose the war over and over and over again! The good news is there are strategies that can help us work more closely with our biochemistry to hack

Exercise decreases your risk of heart attack and stroke and can make you smarter

our way to a healthier cycle. These will be explored in columns to come.

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hen we gain weight or start to show signs of sickness like diabetes or heart disease, inevitably someone provides the age-old advice, “Eat Less and Exercise More.” But will this really lead us back to the Land of the Well? At some point, most of us have tried to increase activity and decrease caloric intake to lose weight. We have executed this endeavor, once, twice...and more times, only to have the attempts end in failure. We end-up heavier and sicker (higher LDL, fatter, more inflammation, higher glucose, etc.) with each attempt. The journey begins, ensues and ends in “hangry” frustration. We blame our poor execution of this seemingly simple plan on a lack of willpower, and then some...but is this failure really our lack of mental fortitude and poor execution? Let’s take a moment and think differently; taking into account a little human physiology, biochemistry, and just a bit of human history. For eons, humans have roamed this Earth in times of plenty and times of scarcity. Our bodies are hard-wired so that when we get hungry, we eat, and we also have the capacity to store any excess. When times of starvation come and there is no food, we don’t die. Our bodies compensate by using our stored/excess fat to fuel most of our organs, cells and parts of the brain. What bits cannot run on fat, still run on glucose that our liver so helpfully produces for us. Clever System! Today, starvation is defined by the World Health Organization as consuming less than 1,800 calories a day for women, and 2,100 calories a day for men. When our brains and hearts, the largest fuel consumers in the body, start to feel a lack of energy (glucose

happen first or simultaneously. Health experts estimate weight loss to be between 75-80% diet related and less then 25% exercise related. Exercise has some astounding benefits that very minimally impact the caloric equation for weight loss and these cannot be underestimated as a benefit to overall health. 1. For those fighting metabolic diseases, and those attempting to never fight them, exercise increases sensitivity to insulin in muscles and cells. 2. It helps your stress response and resilience to stress. Moderate exercise can reduce your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that sends fat storing signals, and it increases when you lack sleep, or when you are under other stresses. 3. Exercise decreases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Remember, your heart is a muscle, and it needs work to be strong, but not too much work. A consistent, moderate exercise that uses all the muscles in the body can reap great benefits. 4. Exercise can make you smarter. Exercise sparks Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) to start working its magic. In the brain, “the BDNF protein is active at the connections between nerve cells (synapses), where cell-to-cell communication occurs. The synapses can change and adapt over time in response to experience, a characteristic called synaptic plasticity.” The BDNF protein helps increase and renew your ability for learning and memory. This concept of “Eat Less and Exercise More” is riddled with problems when it comes to weight loss. Eating the right foods that decrease fat generation (lowering carbohydrates), and increase energy may be a better start to kick off weight loss goals, with exercise in tow for ultimate long term functionality and health. Stay tuned for more information on the Four Anchors of Wellness and the above topics in Marine Log’s Wellness Column. Stay healthy!

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N Nautican continues to invest in R&D, finding new solutions for vessel owners to increase power and maneuverability, and reduce fuel use.

autican engineers the highest quality marine propulsion products and has been invested in groundbreaking research and development for more than 40 years. From pioneering the use of hydrofoils to increase barge efficiency, to the development of advanced nozzle profiles, and the integration of propulsion and maneuvering systems for increased hydrodynamic efficiency and responsiveness. Nautican continues to invest in research and development, finding new solutions for vessel owners to increase power and maneuverability, and reduce fuel use. Responding to customer feedback and high demand, Nautican recently completed the pre-engineering of

standardized components for a full range of Integrated Propulsion Units (IPUs), for propeller diameters from 64” to 156”. These pre-engineered components form the core of the new Nautican Ocean Series, and allow Nautican to rapidly design a complete system for each customer, based on these standardized components. The new Nautican Ocean Series is a complete line of fully engineered Nautican IPUs, designed for heavily loaded workboat applications. The Ocean Series IPU combines Nautican’s high efficiency nozzles, triple rudders, pre-swirl stators, and propellers. This high performance complete package incorporates Nautican’s years of experience with a wide

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range of tugs and fishing vessels, and delivers a level of performance that cannot be duplicated. “Engineering used to be our biggest bottleneck” says Elizabeth Reynolds Boyd, President of Nautican. “It used to take six weeks to engineer a complete system for each customer, and even longer to ensure that all components were fully designed for production. So, eighteen months ago we invested in a massive effort to preengineer all major components for the full range of systems for ocean and coastal workboats – the Ocean Series.” Since implementing the Ocean Series, Nautican has been able to cut down significantly on the time it takes to show customers exactly what system best meets their specific vessel needs. “For most projects, we can tell the customer on the first phone call what system will work best for them and how it will perform,” says Boyd. In addition, the pre-engineering of the Series has decreased—by an order of magnitude—the amount of time and effort required to get the project from drawings into production. The push towards standardized components also means that manufacturing is smoother, faster and more predictable. Nautican is now better equipped to work with suppliers in providing the most accurate and achievable delivery dates to customers. Which allows Nautican to schedule projects more accurately, with less slack time in the schedule. This has helped Nautican to respond to increasing

demand from customers while also cutting down on lead times. Each Nautican Ocean Series IPU comes fully assembled and is combined with a ready-to-install unit complete with headbox. The inner shell of every Nautican Nozzle is made entirely of Grade 316 stainless steel for reliability and long life with minimal maintenance. Rudderstocks, pintles and bearing housings are made with high quality 316 stainless steel throughout (and high quality Duplex in the larger units) for maximum corrosion resistance and longevity. ABOUT NAUTICAN Nautican helps companies become more fuel efficient, profitable and

environmentally friendly with our high-performance integrated propulsion units and hydralift skegs. Our independently tested systems have been shown to maximize power while reducing fuel consumption, offering an exceptional return on investment. For decades, Nautican has manufactured ultra-reliable propulsion systems, using only the highest quality materials and construction techniques—and we continue to research and develop new ways to improve efficiency and performance. We work handin-hand with our customers to understand their operational needs and identify the best solution for their new construction or retrofit vessels.

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s I put these thoughts together it has been one week since the U.S. Coast Guard had issued the very first type approval for a ballast treatment system. That industry milestone caps a 2016 that has many operators and vendors exactly where we had hoped to be one year ago. Looking ahead I can say with confidence that 2017 will be a busy year for all those involved in the ballast business. Marine Systems Inc. was established in 1966 and today operates 12 service centers in key maritime markets across the U.S. At the core of our business DNA and philosophy Marine Systems is a machinery service company. Forward positioned parts and highly qualified service technicians give MSI the capability

to support the customer base and represent our manufacturing vendor partners at the absolute highest possible standard. The recently announced acquisition of the Western U.S. EMD distributorship from Valley Power Systems expands even further our service and customer network. Now in our fifth year with the Alfa Laval brand and the PureBallast equipment line, we are able to easily demonstrate how vital service and after sale support is in the market. Alfa Laval’s strength as a marine equipment manufacturer supported by MSI and our service first culture is an example of what customers are demanding in this equipment space. Now that we are entering the transition phase from approved

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Ballast Water Treatment

Alternative Management Systems towards type approved systems, and the additional news that IMO conventions had reached the tonnage to ratify globally, operators that have been observing will now be getting involved. For the large part that group is represented by smaller fleet or even individual boat owners. Fortunately in our case these smaller business owners get to benefit from the decade of learning and experience that Alfa Laval has made in PureBallast with the introduction of the 3.1 Compact. It is a skid based system suited for ballast flow rates down to 140 gal/min and operating power demands as low as 11kW. Getting our first look at how the USCG ty pe approval reads it is evident that the companies that unsuccessfully pushed for acceptance of the internationally accepted MPN test protocol may wind up with the advantage of having submitted testing data and gone through the process once before. Variances between the European hazardous area designations and the USCG standards as an example are situations that MSI and Alfa Laval have already worked through in the development of our modular solution for barges. That system is running successfully today on working vessels. As the rules of engagement become clearer so does the fact that no matter what scale you’re at, working with partners that have proven track records in not only design and production but also with robust after care networks will be the economical choice. Another development that came

forward this year is the USCG point of emphasis on crew competency for ballast treatment system operations. This is again an area where MSI and our customers gain advantage from Alfa Laval’s history and commitment. Our service technicians have benefitted from hands on training at Alfa Laval’s Test and Training Centre in Aalborg Denmark. At this facility a 2MW diesel engine operates with support from a range of Alfa Laval equipment, including a working PureBallast system. The opportunity to operate, experience fault testing in a lab platform is experience your crew can benefit from, or even participate in. This will help ensure that system operators are prepared for evaluations and supported closely in your real world scenarios. This is my third year representing the ballast treatment segment here in the Voices of the Industry supplement. Two years ago I commented about concerns related to a “gold rush mentality.” I was thinking about that recently when a colleague commented jokingly that there are as many ballast treatment companies and technologies for sale right now as there are systems being offered to the market. I imagine that might be true given the wherewithal needed to sustain until this type approval release phase. There have been countless, and we’ve attended many of them, seminars and conferences with ballast treatment as the central theme. This is a good opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of several of our competitors, participating operators and of course the regulators also. Looking

ahead to 2017 and beyond we’ll all be relieved to really get working on solutions rather than meeting to discuss problems. No matter where your business is along the implementation path, making equipment selections that take a long view with proven collaborators is the way to go. Ballast treatment systems and ballast management is not going away. The Coast Guard’s commitment to their approval process is good indication that showing them a control panel that lights up and some log entries is not going to cut it come inspection time. Now is the time to get serious and act.

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Voices of the Industry

Bouchard Transportation: A Family Tradition of Excellence


Quality, safety, environment, and crew safety are Bouchard’s highest priority. — Morton Bouchard III President & CEO

The Bouchard Family— Morton S. Bouchard III, with wife Linda, daughter Danielle and son Brendan at the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Tug & Barge Simulator at SUNY Maritime

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ouchard Transportation is the largest independently owned, oceangoing petroleum barge company is the U.S. We spoke candidly with company President & CEO Morton S. Bouchard III earlier this year about the future of the industry and the company. Morton S. Bouchard III: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. was founded and incorporated in 1918 by my Great Grandfather, Captain Fred Bouchard. Capt. Fred Bouchard became a tugboat Captain at the age of 14. In 1916, while on watch, the Black Tom explosion occurred on Staten Island, and Capt. Fred maneuvered his tug and pulled ammunition scows out to safety. He was blown out of the wheelhouse on two occasions, but continued to pull the scows to safety. For his heroic actions, he was awarded salvage money from the state and federal government. With those funds he

bought a coal scow, lived and worked on the scow, and created his own company, Bouchard Transportation Co. In 1931, Capt. Fred acquired Bouchard’s first oil barge, a sunken 15,000-barrel vessel in Jacksonville, FL, which he purchased for $100. After raising the vessel, he towed it to a Norfolk, VA, shipyard where it was converted to a hot oil system, oil barge. From there it was towed up to NY Harbor, signifying Bouchard’s first of many vessel purchases and construction projects. The company was passed on to my grandfather, Morton S. Bouchard Sr. (“Buster”), who continued to grow the company, then it was passed on to my father, Morton S. Bouchard Jr., and then on to me. Our philosophy has not changed for four generations: Work hard, do not take anything for granted, take care of your customers, invest

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the profits into new more modern equipment, and maintain our existing equipment to the highest standards possible. Sometimes I sit back and wonder what all three of them would think, as the company has grown beyond their imaginations, and will hopefully continue to grow as the 5th generation becomes more involved. ML: When did you first begin working at the company? MB: I began working at Bouchard when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. I worked in the shipyards and our outside office. The following summer I worked on the vessels, and the summer after that I was a night dispatcher, filling in for the night staff vacations. When I graduated college, I was a dispatcher, but was also attached to my father’s hip. I was with him for every meeting, and important phone call. I became President at the age of 32. ML: How did Bouchard address the challenge of OPA 90? MB: OPA 90 changed our industry in every aspect. When OPA 90 was passed, my father and I had a meeting, and he had the entire bill with him. He asked me if I had read it, and I told him no—not the entire bill, but the most important segments. He was very upset, and felt that Bouchard should sell. After a lengthy discussion, which was mostly listening on my part, I finally got my father to realize that 1990 was the year that we would need to decide what our next business plan would be for the company. From

this conversation, I finally convinced my father that we should build double hulls, and be the first company to invest in double hulls, which we did. Bouchard was the first to build double hulls (1992 & 1993), and continues to be the leader in double hulls. All of Bouchard barges are flat deck double hulls; we do not believe in trunk deck barges, and feel that the trunks should not be allowed to carry petroleum because they are not double hull. OPA 90 also increased the awareness of safety for trained crew members, as well as shore-side personnel. I continuously tell all of our employees that we cannot be profitable unless we are safe, and we must give every employee the resources needed to be safe.

ML: One of your latest deliveries was the 10,000 hp/250,000 bbl Articulated Tug Barge Donna J. Bouchard and the B. No. 272. Those vessels are some of the last under a major investment in renewing and expanding your fleet. Tell us about your fleet expansion? MB: Bouchard and VT Halter have enjoyed a relationship for over 40 years. The management of Halter has changed over those years, however, Bouchard and Halter continue our relationship. The latest expansion program involved two units, M/V Kim M. Bouchard & B. No. 270, and the M/V Donna J. Bouchard & B. No. 272. We studied various capacities. We were originally targeting 350,000 bbl and 15,000 hp tugs; however, after

The Articulated Tug Barge unit Donna J. Bouchard/B. No. 272 is one of Bouchard Transportation’s newest additions

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meetings and discussions with our customers, and possible future customers, we decided to scale the size down to 250,000 bbl and 10,000 hp, which proved to be a smart decision. These two new units bring Bouchard’s fleet to three units this size, all flat deck double hulls: M/V Danielle M. Bouchard & B. No. 245, M/V Kim M. Bouchard & B. No. 270, and M/V Donna J. Bouchard & B. No. 272. Bouchard also contracted to build two 6,000 hp Intercon Tugs with VT Halter Marine; M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr. & M/V Frederick E. Bouchard, and contracted with Bollinger Shipyards to convert the B. No. 210 & B. No. 220 to Intercon barges with segregated ballast. The B. No. 210 & B. No. 220 were two of the first double hull barges Bouchard built, and were wire barges. Upon the completion of their conversion, Bouchard’s entire fleet above 60,000 bbl will be flat deck, double hull, Intercon ATBs that range in capacity from 55,000 bbl (B. No. 250 only 1), then 80,000 bbl to 250,000 bbl. No other company has such a modern and safe fleet. ML: How does Bouchard address quality, safety and the environment in its corporate culture and corporate policy? MB: Quality, safety, environment, and crew safety are Bouchard’s highest priority. Ever y employee at Bouchard knows that safety is our highest priority. As I mentioned earlier, Bouchard cannot be profitable unless we are safe. This philosophy is practiced every day, 24 hours, 365 40 Marine Log // December 2016

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days a year—no exceptions. Every captain in Bouchard’s fleet knows that they have the authority to put the operation on hold if they feel the safety of the crew and vessel is being jeopardized. When it comes to the safety of the crew and fleet, Bouchard employees know all decisions will have my full support. Safety is the most important policy at Bouchard. ML: Can you tell us about Bouchard’s work with SUNY Maritime? MB: Education is of vital importance at Bouchard. It is very simple: The more educated our employees are, the safer we as a company will be. A major aspect of education is simulator training. New York Harbor was always the home of a simulator, and it was relocated to Houston. When I became aware of this, I was upset with myself for not being aware of it. After speaking with various other companies, I decided that a simulator was needed for oceangoing tug & barges. I wanted a simulator that could be used by Bouchard employees, but also by the cadets to learn tug & barge operations while enrolled at school. After several meetings with my dear friends at SUNY Maritime, Bouchard made the proud decision to build the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Tug & Barge Simulator, which can be used for

cadets, Bouchard employees, as well as other companies. Bouchard’s commitment to this simulator is not one and done; it entails yearly upgrades to the software, and the simulator itself. We just recently upgraded the software to include tractor tugs, and ship docking, all funded by Bouchard. This type of commitment just enforces our corporate philosophy that there is no budget for safety and proper training, and safety is our number 1 and top priority. ML: What would you like the legacy of the Bouchard brand to be? MB: Bouchard’s legacy should be recognized for the following: • Bouchard is always an excellent partner to the communities we operate in. • Bouchard always does what is required to be a good corporate partner to all customers, vendors, and communities. • Bouchard always maintains our vessels to the highest industry standards, and reinvests profits in new more modern equipment. • B o u c h a r d t a ke s c a r e o f a l l employees, and their families. Simply, Bouchard will always try to make the right decision for the benefit of our employees, customers and the community.

BTC est. 1918


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COMPANIES This handy, quick-reference Buyer’s Guide lists companies alphabetically that develop, manufacture, supply, and distribute products, equipment and services for the marine industry. ABS ABS Plaza 16855 Northchase Dr Houston, TX 77060 Phone: 281 877-6000 Fax: 281 877-6001 E-mail: Website: From its inception in 1862, setting safety standards for the marine industry has been the core commitment of ABS. This is achieved through the establishment and application of technical standards, known as Rules, for the design, construction and operational maintenance of ships and other marine structures. Classification is a process that certifies adherence to these Rules. From its World Headquarters in Houston, TX, USA, ABS delivers services and solutions to a worldwide client list through a network of local representatives working from more than 150 offices in 70 countries. Products: Classification Societies; Professional Services

Beele Engineering / CSD Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc. 2677 Port Industrial Dr Jacksonville, FL 32226 Phone: 904 354-3800 Toll Free: 800 962-9696 Fax: 904 354-5321 E-mail: Website: The NOFIRNO® penetration system, is a sealant-based alternative for casting compounds & block systems used in fire-rated bulkheads. Developed specifically 42 Marine Log // December 2016

for the marine & offshore industry, these systems are very easy to install, with a minimum number of different parts. Based on revolutionary new NOFIRNO® technology, RISE/NOFIRNO® offers ultimate flexibility for sealing any combination of metallic or plastic pipe penetrations. The system comprises of just three components and installation is simple.

Alignment Equipment; Shafting; Shafting Components; Vibration Damping & Analysis

Products: Fire Suppression Systems

Climate Technical Gear 131 Thornhill Dr Dartmouth, NS CAN, B3B 1S2 Phone: 902 225-0922 Fax: 902 468-2367 E-mail: Website: Clinton P Desveaux, Mktg & Global Sales Mgr

Centa Corporation 2570 Beverly Dr #128 Aurora, IL 60502 Phone: 630 236-3500 Fax: 630 236-3565 E-mail: Website: Bob Lennon, VP Sales & Mktg Whether calculating simple applications or complex systems: The wide range of flexible couplings, drive shafts and supplementary products with several variations offer optimum and uncompromising results for industrial, marine and power generation applications which are low-cost, reliable and technically sophisticated. The flexible couplings cover torques reaching from 10 Nm up to tremendous 650,000 Nm. With linear as well as progressive characteristics, their torsional flexibility stretches from torsionally very stiff to highly flexible. Our engineers look forward to supporting you with extensive FEM analyses and detailed calculations of torsional vibration for your most suitable coupling or drive shaft selection. Products: Clutches; Couplings; Couplings, Collars, Sleeves - Shaft; Laser Alignment/Position; Machinery Vibration; Main Propulsion Drives; Mounting Systems-Engine & Transmission; Pump Drives; Shaft

Additional Offices: CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbHHaan, Germany

North American manufacturer of marine workwear & safety clothing. Which is sourced, designed, engineered & manufactured in North America. Products: Life-Saving Equipment Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc. 20995 Coastal Pkwy Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228 832-7655 Fax: 228 832-7675 E-mail: sales@ Website: Anthony D. Gauthier, Sales Mgr Coastal Marine Equipment offers a complete line of Marine Deck Machinery including, but not limited to, Anchor Windlasses, Mooring Winches, Anchor Winches, Hose Reels, Capstans, Escort Winches, Towing Winches, Tugger Winches, Ramp Winches, Spud Winches, Cable Storage Reels, as well as General


Fabrication, Machining Services, Testing, Installation, Maintenance and Repair Services. Products: Anchors; Bollards; Capstans; Winches; Windlasses

Engine Monitor, Inc. A W&O Company 191 James Dr W St. Rose, LA 70087 Phone: 504 620-9800 Fax: 504 620-9801 E-mail: Website: Engine Monitor, Inc., a W&O Company, provides state-of-theart engineering & manufacturing as a vessel steering, monitoring, & control systems, superb technical expertise, a great reputation in the inland waterways, and experienced engineers/field technicians. Products: Alarms & Alarm Systems; Controls; Displays; Engineering; Integrated Bridge Navigation & Control Systems; Monitors; Sensors; Steering Systems

power solutions expert - a strategic partner & trusted source for application-specific, fuel - flexible power systems that deliver optimal performance in mission critical applications. These applications include power generation, emergency back-up power, ship propulsion, & shipboard power for the United States Navy & Coast Guard and commercial vessels. Fairbanks Morse reliable engine solutions can e found in a wide range of applications. Products: Engines; Generators

Gordhead, LLC 13980 Shell Belt Rd Bayou La Batre, AL 36509 Phone: 251 725-4888 E-mail: lance.lemcool@gordhead. com Website: Travis Short, Pres Lance Lemcool, Sales Mgr Gordhead is your company’s new brain, a brain that management & supervision access to share problems & quickly arrive at collaborative solutions. The process is streamlined & goals are more quickly achieved without the normal headaches caused by lack of communication information sharing & accountability. Products: Vessel Management

Fairbanks Morse Engine 701 White Ave Beloit, WI 53511 Phone: 800 356-6355 Website: Andrew Smith, Marine Sales Segment Leader Rhett Merrian, Marine Sales Representative Fairbanks Morse is the critical

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 8238 129th St Surrey, BC CAN, V3W 0A6 Phone: 604 572-3935 Fax: 604 590-8313 E-mail: Website: Shane Hill, Sales Mgr Kobelt is a premier manufacturer of quality marine engine controls,

electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic steering, shaft brakes, deck machinery controls and industrial disc brakes used around the globe in all sizes of pleasure craft, work boats, public service vessels, oil rigs, wind turbines, aerospace and mining industries since 1962. Products: Alarms & Alarm Systems; Alarms & Alarm Systems; Boilers - Controls; Brakes - Winch & Hoist; Control Consoles; Control Panels; Control Stations; Deck Drains; Electrical; Engine Monitoring Systems; Engine Monitoring Systems; Hoists; Hydraulic Systems; Integrated Bridge Navigation & Control Systems; Machinery Condition; Marine; Navigation; Pneumatic Systems; Propeller Shaft Brakes; Steering Systems - Emergency Steering Systems; Steering Systems - Joystick Control; Steering Systems - Rudder Position Indicators; Steering Systems - Rudder Systems; Thrusters - Bow Thrusters & Maneuvering Systems KVH Industries Inc 50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842-5279 Phone: 401 847-3327 Fax: 401 849-0045 E-mail: Website: Steve Griffin, Commercial Sales Mgr Chad Impey, Regional Sales Mgr Commercial Marine Jens Gegner, Mktg Mgr Products: Antennas; Broadband Services; Communications Equipment; Compasses - Handbearing; Compasses - Magnetic; Satellite Communications; Telecommunications; Telephones & Telephone Systems Additional Offices: KVH Europe A/S Kokkedal Industripark 2B Kokkedal, Denmark 2980 Phone: (45) 45 160 180 Fax: (45) 45 160 181 E-mail: December 2016 // Marine Log 43


KVH Norway Verftsbassenget 1 Horten, Norway Phone: (47) 33 03 05 30 Fax: (47) 33 03 05 31 E-mail: KVH Singapore #42-01 Sunte Tower 3 - 8 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038988 E-mail:

Omnithruster, Inc. 2201 Pinnacle Pkwy Twinsburg, OH 44087 Phone: 330 963-6310 Fax: 330 963-6325 E-mail: Website: Kurt Widmer, Pres / COO Manufacturer of water jet bow/ stern thrusters up to 2,200HP.

RIBCRAFT USA 88 Hoods Ln PO Box 463 Marblehead, MA 01945 Phone: 781 639-9065 Toll Free: 866 742-7872 Fax: 781 639-9062 E-mail: Website: RIBCRAFT designs and builds professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and inflatables for military agencies, safety professionals, law enforcement, and private industry around the world. Built to order in the US with models starting at 15’, RIBCRAFT produces safe, durable, performance oriented RIBs that fulfill the most demanding military, professional, and recreational applications. Functionally simple and technologically advanced, everything about a RIBCRAFT RIB is professional grade. Products: Inflatable Boats

Products: Pumps; Thrusters; Water Jet Propulsion Units

Pyrotek, Inc. 705 W First Ave Spokane, WA 99201 Phone: 509 926-6212 Website: Jim Maslen, Sales Mgr Dave Wolf, Sales Mgr Products: Engineering; Fasteners; Generators; Heating/Ventilation/ Air Conditioning (HVAC); Interiors & Accommodation Systems & Equipment; Naval Architecture; Paints, Coatings, & Sealants; Product Compliance; Safety Equipment; Subcontractor Services 44 Marine Log // December 2016

Spears Manufacturing Co 15853 Olden St PO Box 9203 Sylmar, CA 91392 Phone: 818 364-1611 Toll Free: 800 862-1499 Fax: 818 364-6945 Website: John Immel, Acct Mgr - Ship Building With over 45 years of both product & process experience, Spears has become one of the leading manufacturers of thermoplastic valves, fittings, & piping systems components. Innovative product designs & improvements, new

fitting technologies, & a fully integrated manufacturing system are all part of Spears ongoing commitment to Quality, Satisfaction & Service. Products: Valves/Actuators/Pipes

Sperre - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc. 2677 Port Industrial Dr Jacksonville, FL 32226 Phone: 904 354-3800 Toll Free: 800 962-9696 Fax: 904 354-5321 E-mail: Website: Sperre Pleat cooler is a module based cooler that uses a patented system consisting of open elements for easy handling & maintenance. The Sperre Pleat solution has many similarities with conventional plate coolers, which have been widely used in the marine industry for decades, with one major difference: ease of maintenance. The new technology & design offered provides low life cycle cost, reduced maintenance time, along with easy & safe assembly. Products: Engines

StoneL - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc. 2677 Port Industrial Dr Jacksonville, FL 32226 Phone: 904 354-3800 Toll Free: 800 962-9696 Fax: 904 354-5321 Improve Process Performance & Reduce Total Life Cycle Costs. Discover convenient remote access of your automated valves


when you install Axiom AN with AS-Interface featuring Bluetooth® technology. With the new patent pending StoneL Wireless Link app, owner/operators can easily access hard-to-reach automated valves, using a conventional iPhone® or iPad® device. Wireless access to valve controllers will lower costs associated with commissioning, installation & maintenance while increasing safety—thus reducing vessel downtime, increasing vessel reliability as well as increasing vessel profitability. Products: Valves/Actuators/Pipes

Tranberg - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc. 2677 Port Industrial Dr Jacksonville, FL 32226 Phone: 904 354-3800 Toll Free: 800 962-9696 Fax: 904 354-5321

A pioneer in low-voltage lighting systems & products that withstand extreme environments, Tranberg search & navigational lighting is made of exceptional quality. The #1 choice for Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV’s) & de-icing vessels, Tranberg lighting systems are durable & designed for reduced installation costs. For over 90 years, Tranberg has the experience to provide the best in external lighting to the marine industry. Products: Floodlights; Navigational Aids; Searchlights

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Products Looking for a particular type of product, equipment of service? Use this section, which lists products, equipment and services alphabetically in this Buyer’s Guide, to quickly find the name of the manufacturer, distributor or service provider that can help you. Classification Societies

Brakes - Winch & Hoist


ABS...................................................................... p 42

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43 Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44


Capstans Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc............................ p 42

Marine Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Alarms & Alarm Systems

Deck Drains

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43



KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Satellite Communications


KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc............................ p 42



Fairbanks Morse Engine................................. p 43 Sperre - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc....... p 44

Telecommunications KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Telephones & Telephone Systems

Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc............................ p 42

KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Electronics/Electrical Systems & Components

Communication Services

Communications Equipment KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Broadband Services KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43


Control Consoles

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Machinery Vibration Centa Corporation................................................ p 42

Control Panels Control Stations Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Controls Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43

Navigation Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Vessel Management Gordhead, LLC................................................. p 43

Deck Equipment/ Machinery/Hardware Anchors

Engine Monitoring Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Mounting Systems-Engine & Transmission Centa Corporation................................................ p 42

Fasteners Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44


Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Machinery Condition


Engine Monitoring Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Hydraulic Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Pneumatic Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Generators Fairbanks Morse Engine................................. p 43 Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44


Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43

Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Sensors Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43




Interiors & Accommodation Systems & Equipment

Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc............................ p 42

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc............................ p 42

46 Marine Log // December 2016


Measurement Equipment Laser Alignment/Position Centa Corporation................................................ p 42

Clutches Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Couplings Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Naval Architecture Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Navigation Compasses - Handbearing KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Compasses - Magnetic

Couplings, Collars, Sleeves - Shaft Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Main Propulsion Drives Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Propeller Shaft Brakes

KVH Industries Inc............................................... p 43

Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 44


Pump Drives

Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43

Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Integrated Bridge Navigation & Control Systems


Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43 Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Navigational Aids

Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 43

Steering Systems - Emergency Steering Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Steering Systems - Joystick Control Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Steering Systems - Rudder Position Indicators Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Steering Systems - Rudder Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 43

Paints, Coatings & Sealants Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Propulsion Boilers - Controls Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 44

Tranberg - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc... p 45

Inflatable Boats RIBCRAFT USA................................................ p 44

Life-Saving Equipment Climate Technical Gear................................... p 42

Safety Equipment

Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Searchlights Tranberg - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc... p 45

Subcontractor Services Subcontractor Services Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Vibration Damping & Analysis Centa Corporation................................................ p 42

Omnithruster, Inc............................................. p 45

Shaft Alignment Equipment Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Tranberg - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc... p 45

Steering Systems


Shafting Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Shafting Components Centa Corporation................................................ p 43

Training/Education/ CERTIFICATION SERVICES Product Compliance

Pyrotek, Inc...................................................... p 44

Valves/Actuators/Pipes Spears Manufacturing Co............................... p 44 StoneL Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc........ p 44

Thrusters Omnithruster, Inc............................................. p 45

Thrusters - Bow Thrusters & Maneuvering Systems Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 44

Water Jet Propulsion Units Omnithruster, Inc............................................. p 45

Safety/Security/Survival Alarms & Alarm Systems Engine Monitor, Inc......................................... p 44 Kobelt Manufacturing Co., Ltd.............................. p 44

Fire Suppression Systems Beele Engineering / CSD - Distributed by W&O Supply, Inc................................................... p 43 December 2016 // Marine Log 47


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Karl Senner, LLC would like to congratulate Eastern Shipbuilding and Harvey Gulf on the delivery of the MultiPurpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) Harvey Stone. We are proud to equip the vessel with two Reintjes LAF 3414 P HL/HR Horizontally Offset Reduction Gearboxes that are equipped with combined PTO/ PTI drives. These hybrid gearboxes are capable of taking input power from either the diesel engine or a separate electric motor (PTI rated for 1400 kW) to drive the Controllable Pitch Propeller as well as supply AC power to the vessel (PTO rated for 1000 kW). The total Horsepower for the vessel is 9,384 BHP.

Pictured: LAF 3414 P HL/HR Reduction Gearbox Onboard the MPFSV Harvey Stone

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