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Cruise shipping’s success remains on course, thanks to new orders and increased passenger traffic



Another gas milestone • Jury finds former executive guilty in price-fixing scheme • NASSCo to convert orca Class Ro/Ro’s to LNG for ToTE • FMT increases newbuilding program at Eastern Shipbuilding • Interested in a free ferry? And much more... 

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Changing the face of shipping

The Maritime Labor Convention 2006 will come into force this August, changing the face of shipping. Capt. Michael DeCharles and Matthew Bonvento break down what this means for the industry. PLUS: Simulators aid in ECDIS Training; • Safety milestone for Signal Ship Repair p.17

help, companies like Jeppesen, have launched new technologies that will alert ship operators to areas at greater risk of piracy attacks p. 31



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Resiliency at Sea

While the cruise industry has faced numerous obstacles over the course of the last year, it remains buoyant— with increased passenger traffic, continued fleet growth and new ships ordered p.25




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Using technology to thwart pirates

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he mood at the quarterly meeting of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) in New Orleans last month was decidedly upbeat. The phrase “cautiously optimistic” elbowed its way into just about every conversation. And why not? Global Exploration & Production is expected to rise 5.5% in 2013, according to Dahlman Rose’s Original E&P Spending Survey, new orders have begun to flow into shipyards from the offshore sector and average day rates for deepwater vessels are up from last year; Tidewater, for example, reported average vessel day rates for its deepwater vessels in the Americas of $28,721 at the end of the quarter ending Dec. 31, up from $25,247 in the same quarter one year ago. Last month, Leevac Shipyards, Jennings, LA, added to its backlog by signing contracts with Aries Marine, Inc., Lafayette, LA, to build two 270 ft diesel-electric platform supply vessels for deliveryBlenkey in October 2014 and February 2015, respectively. Nicholas Leevac is also building two Z-Tech 2400 Class Escort Tugs for Editor G & H Towing Co., Galveston, TX, and one MMC 879 PSV for Tidewater Marine, New Orleans. And speaking of Tidewater, it was said to be in talks to sell the repair yard of its subsidiary, Quality Shipyards, LLC, in Houma to Leevac. Leevac currently owns and operates two yards, one for new construction in Jennings and the other for repair in Lake Charles, LA. The optimistic mood seems to percolate across several sectors. Florida Marine Transporters, Mandeville, LA, extended its new construction program at Eastern Shipbuilding Group, exercising an option for what would be the fifty-fifth towboat built by ESG for FMT. While VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, MS, was rumored to be close to signing new deals for tank barges with both Crowley Maritime and Bouchard Transportation. Of course, all this fleet expansion can’t be accomplished without one very key component: skilled mariners. Attracting, training and retaining those mariners will be a major challenge for shipping. Certainly, a move in the right direction is the Mar-


itime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), which will come into force on August 20, 2013. The MLC 2006 sets a uniform global framework for employment. Not many industries can say that. As Captain Michael DeCharles and Matthew Bonvento of the Vanuatu Maritime Services write in “Changing the face of shipping,” on page 17 in this issue, the Maritime Labor Convention will present “unprecedented challenges to the shipping.” Dubbed the “fourth pillar” of shipping regulation— alongside the IMO SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW Conventions—MLC 2006 is likely to be strictly enforced by flag states and port state control. The MLC 2006 will be subject to port state control, including the potential for more detailed inspections if ships are thought not to comply, and the possibility of detention in serious cases of non-compliance, or where hazardous conditions exist. One issue that remains persistent is maritime piracy. While the number of reported pirate accidents dropped significantly this past year, reportedly to a five-year low, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau says vigilance is still needed. There’s no better demonstration of that then the Frenchowned, Luxembourg-flagged tanker Gascogne, which was reportedly seized by Nigerian pirates on Feb. 4. The ship, with a crew of 17, went missing off of the Ivory Coast. When it comes to treacherous waters, the Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia when it comes to piracy. While the continued support of international navies is welcome, ship operators can also arm themselves—with information. Paul Elgar writes about how Jeppesen has teamed up with Bergen Risk Solutions to deliver timely pirate alerts overlaid over electronic charts. You can read more about their efforts on page 31 in “Using technology to thwart pirates.”

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The pasT is prologue a pi River closure would have been crippling, placing $7 billion in key products at risk in December and January alone, including over 7 million tons of agricultural products worth $2.3 billion; over 1.7 million tons of chemical products worth $1.8 billion; 1.3 million tons of petroleum products worth over $1.3 billion; over 700,000 tons of crude oil worth $534 million; and 3.8 million tons of coal worth $192 million. The economic data also indicated that in January alone (7th-31st), the potential supply-chain disruption in Mississippi River states could have affected more than 8,000 jobs, more than $54 million in wages and benefits, as well as 7.2 million tons of commodities valued at $2.8 billion if shipping had ceased. A total shutdown of the Mississippi River to commerce was thankfully averted and credit is due to the Obama Administration, Senators Durbin, Harkin and McCaskill, Congressman Aaron Schock and other Members of Congress, Governors from Mississippi River states, and the news media, which underscored the importance of maintaining barge traffic on the nation’s busiest water transportation artery. Economic damage was, unfortunately, done as a result of the uncertainty of the situation on the river. Barge operators and shippers made operating

decisions about loading, transiting and purchases based on the best available, though changing, estimates and often “worst-case scenarios.” In some cases, the size of tows carrying essential commodities for export and domestic use had been cut in half; transit times more than doubled; orders were cancelled or curtailed; and jobs were put in jeopardy. This crisis should be a cautionary tale to Capitol Hill lawmakers when it comes time to the debate infrastructure funding and investment in the 113th Congress. At an industry recommended Appropriations funding level of just $380 million a year—a portion of which comes from user fees waterways operators pay into the Inland Waterways Trust Fund—this is a very small price to pay for modern locks and dams to keep the nation’s waterways transportation network operating efficiently. America’s waterways are the most fuelefficient, environmentally friendly, highway traffic congestion-relieving, costcompetitive way to move the goods our nation and the world depend upon. To squander it is detrimental to our economic competitiveness. “If given the truth, [the people] can be depended upon to meet any national crisis,” President Lincoln said. Let’s hope he was right. ML

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braham Lincoln said, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” He may have been referring to Civil War in the 1860s, but his statement could apply to the inland waterways in 2013. The national crisis the inland waterways just faced was the potential effective closure to navigation of the Mississippi River due to historic drought conditions in the Midwest. At press time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had indicated that their work to remove hazardous rock pinnacles at Thebes, IL, and their considerable dredging work would enable shipping for towboats and barges Nicholas Blenkey on the Mississippi River into the spring. Editor For the nation’s inland waterways system, the “real facts” underscore the critical importance of this segment of the transportation supply chain: In 2011, 553.5 million tons of the United States’ ‘building block’ commodities such as grain, coal, steel, petroleum products, chemicals and aggregate materials valued at $178 billion moved on the inland waterways system. More than 60% of the nation’s grain for export, 20% of its coal for electric power generation and 22% of its chemicals for the pharmaceutical, agriculture and other industries moved on the waterways. The economic impacts of a Mississip-


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here doesn’t seem to be a day that passes by without another notable milestone in using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The latest is the 2,800-passenger Viking Grace. Built for Viking Line, the 57,000-gt M/S Viking Grace is the largest dual fuel cruise ferry in the world. It entered service on a route between Turku, Finland to the Åland Islands to Stockholm, Sweden, on January 15. The 214m x 38m cruise ferry has 1,080 cabins and a vehicle capacity of 1,275m, with car decks. Propulsion and power specialist Wärtsilä has been in the forefront of the LNG evolution, supplying its dual fuel engines

for applications in car ferries, Platform Supply vessels, a product tanker and a general cargo vessel. Viking Grace has four Wärtsilä 8L50DF dual-fuel main engines that cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, enabling the ferry to sail in the Baltic Sea Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA). The use of LNG as fuel will nearly eliminate all sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions and reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to at least 80 per cent below the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) current stipulated level. Additionally, particulate matter (PM) will be cut by more than 90 percent compared to the emissions from conventional diesel engines, with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

reduced by 20-30 percent. Besides the engines, Wärtsilä supplied the transverse bow and stern tunnel thrusters, and two stainless steel fixed-pitch, builtup main propellers with complete propeller shaft lines and environmentally sound shaft line seal systems. The propellers are designed with the lowest possible pressure impulses for superb vibration control. EYE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY The vessel’s environmentally friendliness doesn’t stop at its engines. The Viking Grace’s hull has been hydrodynamically optimized to improve fuel consumption. Additioncontinued on p. 13

Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC, Jennings, LA, recently signed contracts with Aries Marine, Inc., Lafayette, LA, to build two diesel-electric platform supply vessels. The 270 ft x 56 ft x 21.5 ft PSVs will be built to Leevac Design Services “LDS” 270 DE PSV design. Construction has started and the first vessel will be delivered in October 2014, followed by the second in February 2015. Each 4,000 dwt PSV will have the ability to carry over 13,000 barrels of liquid mud. Each boat will have four 3516C Caterpillar generators rated at 1,825 kW each. Schottel will supply the propulsion drives and thrusters and Marine Technologies will provide the DP2 system. Siemens will supply the Integrated Electrical System. The Siemens Blue Drive product will be used to control the power management, vessel control, machinery, alarms, power and propulsion systems.

JURY FINDS FORMER EXECUTIVE GUILTY IN PRICE-FIXING SCHEME FOLLOWING A TWO-WEEK TRIAL, a federal jury in Puerto Rico late last month found Frank Peake, the former President of Sea Star Line, guilty of participating in a conspiracy to fix rates and surcharges for cargo carried between the continental United States and Puerto Rico from at least as early as late 2005 until at least April 2008. Peake was convicted of price fixing in violation of the Sherman Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine for individuals. The maximum fine may be increased to twice the gain derived from the crime or twice the loss suf8 MARINE LOG FEBRUARY 2013

fered by the victims of the crime, if either of those amounts is greater than the statutory maximum fine. Witnesses at Peake’s trial included former Sea Star senior vice president of yield management Peter Baci, who, after plea deal, was sentenced in January 2009 to serve 48 months in prison and to pay a $20,000 criminal fine for his role in the antitrust conspiracy. Baci’s prison sentence was the longest ever imposed for a single antitrust charge. “The coastal shipping price-fixing conspiracy affected the price of nearly every product that was shipped to and from Puer-

to Rico during the conspiracy,” said Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, after the verdict. Sea Star pleaded guilty on Dec. 20, 2011, and was sentenced by Judge Daniel R. Dominguez to pay a $14.2 million criminal fine for its role in the conspiracy from as early as May 2002, until at least April 2008. As a result of this ongoing investigation, three companies and six individuals have pleaded guilty or been convicted at trial.

Vigor to add huge drydock in Portland Vigor Industrial has reached an agreement with Daoda Marine Heavy Industry Company (DDHI) to purchase a new floating dry dock for $40 million. At 960 feet long, with an inside width of 186 feet and a lifting capacity of 80,000 long tons, it will be the largest floating dry dock in the United States. The new dry dock will be positioned at Swan Island facility in Portland, OR, will be 300 feet longer than the largest dry dock Vigor currently owns. It will be one and half times wider and will be able to lift more than triple the weight. “We decided now is the time to buy because demand to service large vessels is growing and large dry dock capacity in proximity to the U.S. West Coast has diminished,” says Vigor Industrial CEO Frank Foti. West Coast ship repair capacity took its biggest hit in 2001 when Portland’s giant 984 ft x 184 ft then Dry Dock 4 was sold. That dock is now the centerpiece of Grand Bahamas Shipyard. This new capacity will allow Vigor to service the incoming generation of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo/ammunition ships, which are replacing some smaller MSC ammunition, combat stores and fuel ships. The dry dock will be large enough to service commercial vessels including postPanamax cargo ships and cruise ships. The increased capacity will also help Vigor

The new 80,000-long ton capacity drydock will be positioned at Vigor’s Swan Island facility in Portland, OR

meet growing demand from the Arctic as oil and gas exploration and other ship operators take advantage of longer ice-free summers. DDHI will build the dry dock at its shipyard in Jiangsu Provence, China, for delivery by March 2014. It will be towed to Portland in three pieces for assembly, and its first job will likely be to prepare Vigor’s largest current Portland-based dry dock for use at Vigor’s Seattle facility. This would provide the Seattle shipyard with a new capacity to service Panamax-sized vessels. “The new dry dock will allow us to meet future demand, grow our business and put more people to work in the Pacific Northwest.”

COAST GUARD OkAYS FOREIGN-bUILT LNG TANkS ON PSVS having the independent LNG tanks for harvey Gulf International Marine’s dual fuel Platform Supply Vessels fabricated overseas won’t violate their Jones Act eligibility, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. harvey Gulf International Marine (hGIM), New Orleans, LA, sought the confirmation from the Coast Guard. hGIM is building five 302 ft dual fuel PSVs at TY Offshore, Gulfport, MS. Each will be fitted with independent Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel tanks, which are currently being fabricated in the U.S. however, to speed production, the tank vendor is considering fabricating at overseas facilities to be shipped to TY Offshore for assembly in the hull. The LNGPac system, which includes a 284m3 capacity insulated LNG tank, is being fabricated by Wärtsilä. Under the requirements of 46 C.F.R. 67.97, to be considered built in the U.S., a vessel must: (1) have all major components of its hull and superstructure fabricated in the U.S.; and (2) Be assembled entirely in the U. S. Based on the Coast Guard’s review, the independent tanks are structurally separate from the vessel’s hull and will not not contribute to the overall strength of the hull.

NASSCO to convert Orca Class RO/RO’s to LNG for TOTE Following on an announcement this past December that it would build at least two and as many as five 3,100 TEU containerships for Totem Ocean Trailer Express, General Dynamics NASSCO reports that it now has finalized a contract with the company to design the conversion of two existing Orca Class, diesel-electric trailerships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. The contract price was not disclosed. As we reported last August, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE), Princeton, NJ, received a permit providing a conditional waiver from the current Emissions Control Area (ECA) fuel sulfur content while it pursued conversion of the ships to LNG. “This project provides yet another sign that we are in the dawn of a new era of LNG

propulsion,” says NASSCO President Fred Harris. “NASSCO will be a leader in the design, construction and conversion of ships to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of LNG.” Another U.S. operator, Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM), New Orleans, LA, is building five 302 ft dual fuel Platform Supply Vessels, with options for five more, at TY Offshore in New Orleans, LA. Conversion of the ships to LNG propulsion will significantly reduce or nearly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from ship emissions, helping the ships comply with stricter environmental regulations. The 839 ft Orca Class ships, Midnight Sun and North Star, which operate between

Tacoma, WA, and Anchorage, AK, were delivered by NASSCO in 2003. They are twin-screw diesel-electric with total installed power of 52.2 MW. The main engines are: four (each) MAN B&W 9L 58/64 and two (each) MAN B&W 9L 27/38 medium-speed diesels at 400 and 720 rev/ min, respectively. The diesel engines are designed to operate on both Heavy Fuel Oil, ISO 8217 Grade RMH 55 or Marine Diesel Oil, ISO 8217 Grade DMC. The electric propulsion plant is an Alstom 6.6 kV system; each motor is synchronous, variable speed, reversible, brushless, doublewound and rated at 19.75 mW at 125 rev/ min.


Update Jeff Sutley named National Sales Director Marine Log is pleased to announce that Jeff Sutley has been promoted to National Sales Director. As National Sales Director, Jeff

will be responsible for managing the national sales team, maintaining and building new marketing partnerships,

as well as coordinating Marine Log’s promotional efforts. He was previously Regional Sales Director. “Jeff has worked extremely hard over the last six years at creating real marketing value for our clients through integrated marketing partnerships,” says John Snyder, Publisher, Marine Log. “He’s also done an excellent job at building relationships with new clients to increase their visibility in the marine marketplace. I am proud of what he’s accomplished and I know he remains dedicated to helping clients meet their marketing goals and succeed in the marketplace.” Jeff joined Marine Log in 2007 as the Gulf Coast Regional Sales Manager from Wainscot Media, where he performed sales for two years for New York Spaces and Bergen Health & Life. He lives in Bergen County, NJ, with his wife Melissa and two sons, Jeffrey Jr. and Hunter.

ACL TO CARRY CARGOES FOR EXXONMObIL American Commercial Lines (ACL), Jeffersonville, IN, has struck a multiyear deal with Exxon Mobil’s SeaRiver Maritime Inc. to provide petroleum barge transportation services on the U.S. inland waterways. The agreement was effective as of the first of the year. “We look forward to partnering with SeaRiver to transport ExxonMobil cargoes on the inland waterways,” says Mark Knoy, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACL. “This is an exciting opportunity as we continue to diversify our business mix with a focus on liquid cargoes and add the highest caliber shippers to our customer portfolio. To meet the needs of SeaRiver and all of our valued customers, we have condensed our traffic patterns for maximum efficiency, refurbished our boat fleet for improved reliability, and are adding liquid capacity with new 30,000-barrel tank barges built with the highest quality craftsmanship by our manufacturing division Jeffboat.”

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FMT increases newbuilding program at Eastern Shipbuilding Florida Marine Transporters, Inc., Mandeville, LA, recently exercised options to build at least one and up to five additional 90 ft x 32 ft x10 ft “Canal Class” inland towboats at Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, FL. Last December, Florida Marine Transporters (FMT) took delivery of the M/V Blake Boyd, the fifty-fifth towboat built by Eastern for FMT. This series of towboats originally began with a 25-vessel contract, with deliveries starting in 2006 and has expanded to become the largest single towboat design/build contract. This new contract is for one towboat with four options and will be constructed from a design

FMT has now taken delivery of 55 towboats from Eastern Shipbuilding

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will be the first in this series with EPA Tier 3-compliant main propulsion engines and generators. Louisiana Power Systems is supplying the main engines, which will be two Caterpillar 3512C Tier 3 diesels rated at 1,500 hp at 1,600 rev/min. The reduction gears are direct-coupled Twin-Disc Model MG-5600 with a 6.04:1 reduction supplied by Stewart Supply, Inc., Harvey, LA. Electrical power is provided by two 99kW John Deere 4045AFM85 99KW Tier 3 generator sets rated for 60 Hz, at 208 VAC provided by Kennedy Engine Company, Biloxi, MS. These diesel engines comply with the current EPA/MARPOL control of emissions of nitrogen oxides from marine diesel engines.

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Update Damen expands offshore line-up with new AHTS Damen Shipyards Group recently unveiled the Damen AHTS 200, a versatile deepwater anchor handling tug supply vessel able to operate in water depths in excess of 3,000 m. The vessel will be 89.1m x 22m x 7m, with a speed of 15.5 knots. The AHTS 200 incorporates lessons learned from other Damen designs, as well as the company’s design philosophy, namely values like safety, functionality, standardization, modularization, ease of maintenance and overall quality. The company’s R&D also focused on hull optimization, sea keeping qualities, noise and vibration reduction, fuel oil consumption reduction, changing rules and regulations. Although the AHTS market has traditionally been dominated by low-pressure hydraulic winches, Damen worked with Huisman Equipment to develop an electrically driven winch arrangement that has had a major impact on setting the overall dimensions and layout of the vessel. Damen says the electrically driven winches provide a clean, green, economical, functional and safe solution for the anticipated operations.

An electronically driven winch arrangement developed with Huisman Equipment had a major impact on the overall dimensions and layout of the AHTS

The vessel is suited to generate 200-250 tons Bollard Pull and is fitted with engines in a father-son layout, featuring twin-in singleout gearboxes driving CP propellers in a nozzle. The propulsion power will be two 3,840 kW and two 2,880 kW engines. High performance flap-type rudders fitted to rotary vane steering gears facilitate a high degree

of maneuverability supported by ample side thrust capacity, including tunnel thrusters as well as retractable thrusters in the fore and aft ship. Forward of the winches, there is ample space for a high-end ROV system with the possibility of launching through a side door.

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ally, onboard the cruise ferry has a complete energy monitoring tool called EMMA Advisory Suite supplied by ABB Oy Marine. EMMA Onboard Tracker provides an overall visual status of the vessel’s energy efficiency. The vessel’s performance is divided into four Key Performance Indicators: cost of operation, energy production/consumption, navigational aspect and finally the optimization level. EMMA uses state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to adjust KPI target values dynamically according to operational conditions such as speed and weather. This gives the crew realistic goals and the possibility of improving their operations. SECURE POWER Power management company Eaton supplied Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) to provide secure power for essential systems aboard the MS Viking Grace. The total capacity of the UPS systems aboard the cruise ferry is more than 200

kVA, and is made up of Eaton 9390, 9355 and 9155 UPSs with ratings that range from 8 to 120 kVA. The UPS installation ensures that critical on-board systems continue to operate even if power from the main generators is temporarily unavailable. An Eaton 9390M UPS rated at 120 kVA is installed to support critical loads throughout the cruise ferry, including emergency lighting and key shipboard services. Three 20 kVA units are used to support the vessel’s data and networking installation, key automation systems, and the on-board HVAC installation, while a further 40 kVA unit supplies the navigation systems. Additionally, two 8 kVA devices are supporting the propulsion systems. High operating efficiency is another major benefit of the UPS systems, as is their use of Eaton’s Advanced Battery Management (ABM) technology. This is based on a three-stage intelligent charging process that optimizes recharge time, eliminates overcharging and continuously monitors battery

condition. This helps to minimize battery corrosion as well as extending the life of the batteries by up to 50%, with a corresponding reduction in cost of ownership for the UPS. “We have been using electrical equipment from Eaton for many years,” said Ville Talsi, responsible for the electrical distribution system for the MS Viking Grace at STX Finland Oy. “We’ve found that the company’s UPS systems are well matched to our requirements, and that we can rely on Eaton to provide excellent commercial and technical support whenever we need it. Construction started on the Viking Grace at the STX Turku shipyard in September 2011 and the ship was floated out in August 2012. “The building process of this vessel has provided us with valuable know-how on putting the developing technology for gasfuelled ships into practice,” says Jari Anttila, Executive Vice President and COO of STX Finland Oy, and Director of STX Turku Shipyard.

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et out your scorecard and pencil. For the 113th Congress, there are some new hands at the helms of influential Congressional Committees and Subcommittees that will shape maritime and transportation policies over the next few years. Rep. Bill Schuster (R-PA) has taken over the reins of the Chairman for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from Rep. John Mica (R-FL), after termlimits forced him to relinquish the Chair after six years of serving as a ranking member and the top dog. Don’t feel bad for Mica because he’ll still be extremely influential, serving on three transportation subcommittees: Highways and Transit; Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials; and Economic Development, Pub-

lic Buildings and Emergency Management. He also serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has taken over the Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation from Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ). Meanwhile Schuster, who clearly understands the role our seaports and inland waterways play in linking U.S. commodities, exports and imports in the global economy, will be faced with the continuing recapitalization of aging Coast Guard assets. As the service’s mission and responsibilities were expanded after 9/11, its aging fleet of cutters, helicopters, airplanes and communica-

tion equipment was called on to do more, even as assets went well beyond their service lives. In its oversight plan, the Committee says “The recapitalization program has had several successes, including major upgrades to the Coast Guard’s helicopters, and the ongoing acquisition of new classes of ocean-going and near-shore cutters. Despite these successes, the Subcommittee remains concerned with the escalating costs of the program, the mission readiness of existing assets, the failure of certain new assets to meet performance goals, inattention to icebreaker recapitalization needs, and the lack of a realistic Capital Investment Plan.” And it is not going to get any easier for the Coast Guard. High on the Committee’s agenda will also be safety

and the environment, including proposing new regulations aimed at improving commercial fishing and towing vessel safety and maybe cruise ships, too, in the wake of the Costa Concordia accident. Later this year, the Coast Guard is also expected to publish new rules for the installation of electronic readers for Transportation Worker Identification Cards (TWIC). And as shown by the grounding of the drilling barge Kulluk on New Year’s Eve, more activity in the Arctic poses its own challenges to the Coast Guard, as commercial activity both from the oil and gas industry and shipping moves north to take advantage of opportunities to extract new resources and ply new shipping routes.

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the supply vessel Shepherd tide flies the Vanuatu flag


he Maritime Labor Convention 2006 will come into force on August 20, 2013, changing the face of shipping forever. The Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) is a codification of all the previous ILO conventions that lacked wide ratification for various reasons. The far-reaching requirements, Flag and owner responsibilities as well as the mandatory regulations in Part A present unprecedented challenges to shipping. This new convention will affect over 1.2 million merchant seamen according to the ILO. Shipowners and Flags alike have a lot of work ahead before the enforcement date in order to ensure compliance of their vessels. The primary difficulty for Flag will be to balance the needs of its customers versus the desire to promote safe and fair working environments for seafarers. Due to the nature of the MLC 2006 and the fact that each shipowner may have different difficulties in the

mentation, Vanuatu Maritime Services Ltd. (VMSL) recommends that vessel owners/operators send key company personnel to classes held by the Classification Societies to obtain a clearer understanding of the Convention. Companies must not only ensure that their vessels and crew are compliant, but also that the manning agencies utilized to crew those vessels are vetted so that they too, meet the standards set forth by the Convention. 14 INSPECTION POINTS Port State Control Officers (PSC) boarding vessels in MLC signatory countries will have the authorization in Regulation 5.2.1 to inspect vessels for compliance in 14 areas. A Maritime Labor Compliance Certificate should be prima face evidence of the vessel’s compliance. However, any observed infraction or complaints from crew members are evidence enough to dig deeper. PSC is authorized

upon arrival of a vessel to inspect 14 points that are: 1. Minimum Age 2. Medical Certification 3. Qualifications of Seafarer 4. Seafarers Employment Agreement 5. Use of any licensed or certified or regulated private recruitment and placement services 6. Hours of work/rest 7. Manning Levels for the ship 8. Accommodation 9. On-Board Recreational Facilities 10. Food and catering 11. Health and Safety and accident prevention 12. On-Board Medical Care 13. On-Board Complaint Procedures 14. Payment of Wages. Although Flag Administrations may grant exemptions in the areas of Accommodations and On-board Recreation facilities, most of the other 14 points do not allow for exemptions, but do allow FEBRuARY 2013 MARINE LOG 17




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for equivalencies. The Flag is responsible to issue the DMLC’s Part I, the vessel owner may request exemptions and equivalencies from Flag. Acceptable requests will be put in writing in the DMLC Part I for all PSC officers to see. Then the owners will respond with a PART II. Once these two documents are properly completed, a Recognized Organization (RO) on behalf of Flag will inspect the vessel and issue a Document of Compliance.

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK To review these points: 1. Seafarers can be as young as 16, however, they are severely restricted in the work they can perform. Another problem area is the definition of the broad term “seafarer.” Flag can use Resolution VII to help define the term. 2. Each seafarer must be certified as medically fit for duty by a qualified medical practitioner. This means Flag will have to certify each Doctor/Facility used. 3. Seafarers must be trained or certified

SIMULATORS AID IN ECDIS TRAINING If your ship is fitted with Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) equipment, then training on that equipment is mandatory for all deck officers serving on board before January 1, 2017 under the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code. Some Flag States, such as the MCA, require type specific ECDIS training. “Everyone will be required to have a generic ECDIS training before 2017,” says David Boldt, Resolve Maritime Academy’s Simulator Group Manager. “You’ll need to know how the ECDIS works and how it differs from other ECDIS equipment.” At its facility in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Resolve Maritime Academy offers generic and Transas-type specific ECDIS training and certification for national and international clients, in full compliance with Flag State, Port State Control, and Classification Society requirements, with a fully qualified team of experienced expert instructors.


Resolve Maritime Academy became the first major training center in North America to join the Transas Global ECDIS Training Network GET-Net, which also includes 17 training providers from Europe and Asia. All partnering training centers receive a detailed instructor training and pass quality audit. ECDIS training is based on a Germanischer Lloyd certified training course which follows the ECDIS IMO Model Course 1.27 and is fully compliant to the STCW 2010. “What I suspect over time,” says Boldt, “is that demand for the generic course will fall off as type specific demand increases.”

TA N K E R S as per the STCW. 4. Each seafarer must have a copy of their employment agreement and it must be signed by the seafarer and a representative of the owner. 5. The Flag via the vessel owner must ensure that every manning agency used is in compliance. This depends on where the manning agency is located. 6. The convention sets hours of work/ hours of rest. A vessel must follow one or the other. The STCW can be used to fulfill this requirement. 7. The vessel must be manned to ensure that there are sufficient seafarers to operate the vessel safely, efficiently and with regard to security. Some ROs fear this will be above what SOLAS now requires. 8. An existing vessel is in compliance if it is built according to ILO 92 and ILO 133. A new vessel must meet the new MLC 2006 requirements. 9. Recreational facilities are to be provided for the crew. 10. Ships’ cooks now have to be certified under a training program approved by Flag pursuant to the convention. 11. The Flag must ensure that all seafarers are covered by adequate measures for the protection of their health and Boldt expects the Academy to have agreements in place shortly with other major ECDIS suppliers, SAM Electronics GmbH and Sperry Marine. Joining the Global GET-Net ECDIS training network, represents another step in Resolve Maritime Academy’s recent expansion of programs and offerings. Resolve Maritime Academy offers simulation-based training for the maritime industry utilizing state-of-theart Transas Simulation software in six bridge simulators, including one full mission bridge with a connected bridge wing, four mini bridges and two ECDIS classrooms. “You can’t afford to do a lot of the things you can do with simulators,” says Boldt. “For example, you are not going to sail a ship and have its engine fail, to check how a crew would react.” He adds, “With a full mission simulator you can feel the ship move, even though it is not. You feel like you are on the bridge of a ship. For training for emergency procedures or ship handling there is no comparison in the world.”

Safety milestone for Signal Ship Repair Signal Ship Repair, Mobile, AL, a division of Signal International, Inc., achieved a significant safety milestone—1,000 days without a lost time injury—on January 30. “Safety is the number one priority at Signal Ship Repair,” commented Bob Beckmann, senior vice president & general manager of Signal International, Inc., Signal Ship Repair Division. “We have instituted a culture of safety throughout the shipyard with established procedures to sustain a safe and healthy workplace.” The achievement by Signal Ship Repair (SSR) is significant because shipbuilding and repair has one of the highest incidence rates of total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, according to the latest available data

from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS reports that shipbuilding and repair had an incidence rate of 9.3 in 2010 and 7.8 in 2009. The incidence rate represents occupational injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers based on a 40-hour work week, 50 weeks per year. SSR has several crafts which never had an injury, including: maintenance, security, inside machinist, scaffolding, carpenters, structural welders, riggers, operators, electricians, laborers, and the safety department. The painters and drydock crew will have attained a two-year injury-free milestone on



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prompt medical care is available to seafarers while working on board. 12. On board medical care facilities must be provided. For serious emergencies seafarers must have access to on shore medical care with no cost to themselves. 13. The on board complaint procedure must be fair, effective and expeditious. Complaints must be resolved at the lowest level possible. However, the seafarer has the right to complain directly to the company or Flag if they feel that the matter is not being resolved. 14. Wages must be paid on time. PSC cannot determine what a fair wage is, however, they may request proof that wages were paid in full and on time.

resolution is available. This must be kept in mind by all vessel owners. A detention under this convention can be costly and time consuming. The MLC is a far-reaching convention attempting to raise the standard of living for seafarers in line with shore side professions. From the beginning of time, the maritime profession has been known for its inherently dangerous and sometimes strenuous working conditions where seafarers have not always had fair or equal treatment. The MLC was designed to level the playing field.

DETENTION: TRIPARTITE RESOLUTION ONLY The PSC will have a foothold into the vessel. If there is an infraction of any one of the above points, the PSC can investigate further. If PSC comes across a deeper problem during that investigation, it must seek resolution from the Flag and the shipowner. A vessel being detained has no recourse because, unlike the IMO, the ILO does not have an MOU into which to complain. Only a tripartite


ABOUT THE AUTHORS C a p t a i n Pa t r i c k M i c h a e l DeCharles II is responsible for the day to day operations of the international ship registry for Vanuatu, an 82 island nation in the South Pacific formally known as the New Hebrides. Captain DeCharles brings 40 years of maritime experience to his present leadership role. After graduating from the Texas Maritime Academy (Texas A&M), he sailed on various merchant vessels as a licensed officer up to and including Master. After coming ashore, he taught

TA N K E R S at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as an adjunct lecturer. Further he practiced as a maritime attorney becoming a partner at Cichanowicz, Callan, Keane, Vengrow & Textor (CCKVT), a maritime law firm in New York. Captain DeCharles received a J.D. Degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) and a Master of Laws in maritime admiralty law from Tulane University. Matthew Bonvento is responsible for the enforcement of IMO and Vanuatu Regulations of the international ship registry for Vanuatu, an 82 island nation in the South Pacific formally known as the New Hebrides. Bonvento brings 12 years of maritime experience to his present position. After graduating from SUNY Maritime with his B.S. in Marine Transportation, he sailed on various merchant vessels, tugs and ferries as a deckhand and licensed officer up to and including Chief Officer At the same time Bonvento continued to work on his M.S. in International Transportation Management from SUNY Maritime School of Graduate Studies until his graduation in 2004. ML

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Cruise shipping remains buoyant despite challenges Last year began with the Costa Concordia tragedy, the overhang of continuing political and economic uncertainty, and a wide range of regulatory and environmental issues that would make it difficult for cruise lines to achieve desired yield improvements. The year ended with a variety of events that once again demonstrated the resiliency and vibrancy of the global cruise industry, justifying the optimism that always seems to pervade the industry. Passenger traffic increased, the fleet continued to grow, significant new ship orders were placed, increased broad global deployment of vessels enabled the industry to tap and develop new and emerging markets, proactive self-regulation in the area of safety management was undertaken with considerable success, and the industry came together to form a single global association to serve as a unified voice and advocacy leader for the entire industry—a remarkable outcome in the face of so many challenges. Passenger Traffic Year-end passenger estimates released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) indicate that member cruise lines carried 17.2 million passengers globally in 2012, up 5.4% from 2011. While considerably less than

the 10.1% increase reported one year earlier, the growth was noteworthy in light of the tremendous uncertainties that existed at the start of 2012. Of the guests carried on CLIA member ships, 68% (11.7 million) were from the U.S. and Canada, while the remaining 32% (5.5 million) were sourced internationally. This represents an increase of 4.3% from North America compared to 7.7% from the rest of the world and is consistent with the increasing importance of global deployment to cruise lines seeking to grow product demand. Australia is the fastest growing market, but the significant increase in deployments there to capitalize on the increasing demand may soon begin to create downward pressure on passenger fare yields. China, with its growing middle class, offers enormous potential for cruise lines that can offer the right product there, and consequently, considerable attention is being focused on that emerging market. cruise fleeT and OrderbOOk As of January 1, 2013, the global cruise fleet (1,000 GT and above) totaled 336 ships of 17.3m GT and 448,000 lower berths. Seven new cruise ships were delivered in 2012 (774,000 GT and 18,700 berths), representing 4% of the current global fleet. At less than half the

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number delivered in 2010, the growth reflects the lack of orders in 2008 and 2009. Going forward, a total of six ships are likely to be delivered in 2013, adding only 543,000 GT and 14,100 berths to the global fleet. Beyond that, only five ships are scheduled for delivery in 2014. The big news however is the number of new orders placed in 2012, especially during the fourth quarter, which clearly reflect the industry’s optimistic view of the future. New orders were placed or options exercised for a total of ten ships during 2012, seven of them during the 4th quarter. Four of the ships are in the 4,000+ passenger category, with the largest being a third Oasis Class ship for Royal Caribbean (with an option for a fourth). The other three are for Royal Caribbean (158,000 GT), Carnival (135,000 GT) and Norwegian (163,000 GT with an option for a second). Holland America ordered the first of a new class of ships, its largest ever at 99,000GT and 2,660 pax, while TUI Cruises exercised an option for a second ship (99,000 GT and 2,550 pax) at STX Finnyards, the two being the only cruise newbuildings at that yard. FEBRuARY 2013 MARINE LOG 25


ShipBuilding The two- ship order from startup Viking Ocean Cruises, ultimately placed at Fincantieri, in a move that would help to confirm the extent of target market overlap between ocean and river cruising has apparently been so well received that the company has ordered two more of the 48,000GT/944 pax ships and taken options for two more. As of January 1, 2013, the total orderbook amounted to 24 ships for delivery through 2017, a total of 2.7 million GT and 69,000 lower berths with a value of $15.8 billion. This excludes two ships whose future delivery is uncertain due to a shipyard bankruptcy and litigation, and a 100,000 GT/3,000 pax ship reported to be built in China at Xiamen Shipbuilding for Chinese interests, but with delivery in 2018, six years out, the first foray by a Chinese yard into the large cruise ship market. ecOnOmic imPacT and earnings CLIA and the European Cruise Council (ECC) have released their studies on the economic impact of the cruise industry on the United States and Europe in 2011. The CLIA study reported $18.9 billion in direct spending in 2011 by cruise lines and passengers, and, including indirect impacts, $40.4 billion in total outputs, generating 348,000 jobs throughout the U.S. economy. The ECC study reported 15 billion EURO in direct spending in 2011 and 36.7 billion EURO ($49.2 billion) in total outputs, generating 315,500 jobs throughout Europe, and reflects the continuing preeminent European position, largely attributable to its dominant position in cruise shipbuilding. International tourism has continued to grow in 2012, despite global economic uncertainty, to reach over one billion international tourist arrivals. The figure cements tourism’s position as one of the world’s largest economic sectors, accounting for 9% of global GDP (direct, indirect and induced impact), one in every 12 jobs and 30% of the world’s services exports. In the U.S., increased numbers of international visitors have put the U.S. tourism industry on pace for yet another record-setting year as the fastest growing private services export sector through the first three quarters of 2012. While 2012 earnings of reporting companies have thus far been down from the prior year, all have returned solid earnings that are remarkable in light of the challenges faced throughout the year, and markets have responded positively. Norwegian’s long-awaited IPO was 26 MARINE LOG FEBRuARY 2013



cruise shipping Order Book through 2017 (As of January 1, 2013) Cruise Line/Vessel



Lower Berths

Est. Delivery

Est. Price* ($ in Mil)

AIDA Cruises AIDAstella unnamed unnamed

Meyer Werft Mitsubishi H.I. Mitsubishi H.I.

71,000 125,000 125,000

2,174 3,250 3,250

May 2013 Mar. 2015 Mar. 2016

$421 $648 $648

Carnival Cruise Lines unnamed




Dec. 2016


Compagnie du Ponant Le Soleal




Jun. 2013


Costa Cruises Costa Diadema




Oct. 2014


Hapag Lloyd Cruises Europa 2

STX France



Mar. 2013


Holland America Line unnamed




Oct. 2015


MSC Cruises MSC Preziosa

STX France



Jan. 2013


Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Getaway unnamed

Meyer Werft Meyer Werft Meyer Werft

144,000 144,000 163,000

4,000 4,000 4,200

Apr. 2013 Jan. 2014 Oct. 2015

$850 $850 $917

P&O Cruises unnamed




Mar. 2015


Princess Cruises Royal Princess Regal Princess

Fincantieri Fincantieri

139,000 139,000

3,600 3,600

Jun 2013 Apr. 2014

$737 $737

Royal Caribbean International unnamed Meyer Werft unnamed Meyer Werft unnamed STX France

158,000 158,000 225,000

4,100 4,100 5,400

Sep. 2014 May 2015 Jun 2016

$943 $943 $1,320

TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 3 Mein Schiff 4

STX Finland STX Finland

99,300 99,300

2,500 2,500

May 2014 Apr. 2015

$607 $607

Viking Ocean Cruises unnamed unnamed unnamed unnamed

Fincantieri Fincantieri Fincantieri Fincantieri

47,000 47,000 48,000 48,000

998 998 944 944

Feb. 2015 Jan. 2016 late 2016 2017

$365 $365 $365 $365

Excludes two ships whose future delivery is uncertain due to a shipyard bankruptcy and litigation, and one at Xiamen SB for Chinese interests with delivery late in 2018. *Euro-denominated contracts converted to USD at the rate of 1 euro=$1.32 Source: Clarkson Research Services

priced at $19 per share, but closed at $24.79 after the first day’s trading. Royal Caribbean’s shares jumped more than 11% after posting strong and better than expected Q3 results. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ship fares in 2012 were down 2.7% from 2011, and remained more than 14% below pre-recession levels.

OPeraTiOnal safeTy review The cruise industry’s Operational Safety Review, launched in January 2012 following the Costa Concordia tragedy was a massive effort at industry self-regulation aimed at creating a proactive safety management culture that would minimize safety risks in the future and also assuage any safety concerns by the cruising public.

CruiSe Shipping ShipBuilding The Review was conducted in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO), global governments and international regulatory bodies. The review resulted in the implementation of 10 new policies, all of which exceed current international regulatory standards: • Passenger Muster policy requiring musters for embarking passengers prior to departure from port; • Passage Planning policy requiring each passage plan to be thoroughly briefed to all bridge team members who will be involved in execution of the plan well in advance of its implementation; • Personnel Access to the Bridge policy limiting bridge access to those with operationally related functions during any period of restricted maneuvering or when increased vigilance is required; • Excess Lifejackets policy ensuring that the number of lifejackets carried is far in excess of the number of persons actually onboard a ship, with the number of additional adult lifejackets being more than the total number of persons berthed within the ship’s most populated main vertical fire zone; • Recording the Nationality of Passengers policy prescribes that the data be recorded, kept ashore and made readily available to search and rescue personnel as appropriate; • Common Elements of Musters and Emergency Instructions policy specifies 12 common elements that are to be communicated to passengers in musters and emergency instructions; • Lifeboat Loading for Training Purposes policy requires the loading of at least one lifeboat every six months with crewmembers equal in number to the lifeboat’s certified capacity, and the drill to be attended by all lifeboat and embarkation/boarding station crew; • Harmonization of Bridge Procedures policy requires that bridge operating procedures be harmonized as much as possible, both within individual companies and among brands within a commonly owned and operated fleet. • Location on Lifejacket Stowage policy requires stowage of a large number of lifejackets in close proximity to either muster stations or lifeboat embarkation points on newly-constructed ships to facilitate distribution to passengers in the event of an emergency; and • Securing Heavy Objects policy requires procedures in Safety Management Systems covering the securing of heavy objects either permanently, when

not in use, or during severe weather. The mandate of the independent panel of safety experts that helped conduct the Review has been extended to assist the industry by providing ideas, guidance and impartial analysis going forward. The International Maritime Organi-

zation (IMO) has approved incorporation of the mandatory muster policy into the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Additionally, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has incorporated three other new policies (lifeboat loading, recording of passenger nationality, and the common elements



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the Norwegian Breakaway is just one of six ships likely to be delivered this year

of musters and emergency instructions) into the IMO guidance specific to Passenger Ship Safety. In a recent development, CLIA has announced its support of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control’s (a unified system of inspection procedures) Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP), through which its 27 member States will provide focused attention on passenger ship safety throughout the 2013 calendar year. During the HAVEP, Port State Control

Officers will inspect passenger ships and witness a number of emergency drills and scenarios on operational controls that govern the safe operation of passenger vessels. The main purpose of the HAVEP is to verify that the crew can organize themselves into an effective team to tackle an emergency; that there is effective communication among officers, crew and shore-based support; that the Master is in control; and that crew and passengers can safely abandon ship if necessary.

glObal indusTry assOciaTiOn In mid-December, nine cruise industry associations across the globe agreed to operate under a common organization with a unified structure to serve as the voice and advocacy leader of the global cruise industry, representing it at international maritime and shipping organizations around the world. The new association was created to provide increased benefits and a globally unified voice for cruise lines, travel agents and business partners. ML



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Using technology to thwart pirates Piracy attacks hit five year-low, but vigilance necessary


n International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Marine Bureau (IMB) global piracy report released January 2013 showed that piracy on the world’s oceans has reached a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012. This is a marked reduction from the 439 attacks documented over the previous year. Encouraging news, to be certain, but it is important that the shipping industry does not draw the wrong conclusions from this data. This same report also highlights the need for continued vigilance, as well as the fact that certain regions, such as West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Togo, have seen increased pirate activity. These trends indicate that

ing ships and shoreside fleet managers with critical information—together with improved response from navies and private security teams—have been effective tools in protecting vessels and crews. They also indicate that pirates have been quick to adapt and strike targets farther offshore (where after-the-fact response is difficult), increasing the need for preemptive planning based on the latest information technology. Working with its global partner Bergen Risk Solutions, Jeppesen will continue to develop and deliver technologies like its Jeppesen Electronic Maritime Security Charts for use with C-MAP OceanView software or integrated ECS/ ECDIS bridge systems. Updated regularly, these charts provide color-coded

Technologies such as the Jeppesen Electronic Maritime Security Charts visually alert ship operators to areas of greater risk of piracy attacks

PiracyUpdate symbols highlighting regional acts of piracy and maritime crime based on category—Black for all incidents in the previous seven days; Red for Hijack/Kidnap incidents; Yellow for Armed Assault or Robbery; Blue for Attempted Crime and Green for Suspicious Approach to a Vessel. There are several important benefits to having this information available and overlaid onto trusted electronic charts. For example, the ability to integrate this information with complimentary data FEBRuARY 2013 MARINE LOG 31

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Regulaby pirates while were andft capability of undisclosed with oil, chemicals and other Conrad Shipyard Morgan City,28 LAmay 1 lift boatBut the threat 110 5.0 1Q/00 Conrad Shipyard Morgan City, liftheavily boat 111 pirates ft Marine 5.0 6/00 issue a five-year certificate for theLAIMB’s use 1 SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF BWM SYSTEMS tions build datesand requirements areboats taken hijacked and 28 were fired upon. armed Somali remains Global Fishing vessels other smaller Conrad Shipyard Morgan City, LA 1 liquid mud barge 130 ft undisclosed 5.0 1Q/00 of an Alternative Management System The vessel owner’s attention must into account, and a Coast Guard system Piracy Reporting Center also recorded strong. are also at risk. 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Anacortes, The number “The presence of systhe Crowley Derecktor Shipyards hostageequivalent Mamaroneck, NY 2 tems pilot boats 56 ftthe aluminum NY/NJ Sandy Hook Pilots among Associationthese 2.0 alternatives 12/00 ment that demonstrates per-to andisthe timing of installation. selection from people taken onboard fell navies vital to ensuring that SomaEastern Shipbuilding Group Panama City, FL 1 Offshore Supply Vessel 204 ft Naviera Tamaulipas 7.0 6/00 formance to thatShipbuilding with CoastHouston, Guard Science Advisory30,000 Board will Marine depend upon the circumstances FirstWave/Newpark TX Type- 1 The tank barge bbl Study that Blessey Services 3.0 6/00 of Friede Goldman Halter Escatawpa, MS 2 auto/pax ferries 300 passengers/40 autos North Carolina DOT 10.8 7/00 Approved equipment. 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States navies were also contacted in case they had ships nearby. Data from Jeppesen’s PiracyUpdate indicated that the attack was 350 nautical miles west of the pirates’ usual hunting grounds. The incident followed a recent pattern of Nigerian pirate hijackings where part of the cargo was stolen and the vessel was returned after a few days. Based on this information, combined with intelligence on the ship’s position (course and speed whenever a location was available), the team contacted ships close to the hijacked tanker. Before long, a nearby ship successfully located the tanker on its radar. Because PiracyUpdate is designed for integration with other Jeppesen products such as electronic navigation charts, ports database and weather/wave forecasts, the team was able to quickly plan a safe and secure seaborne medical evacuation. All of the 24 crew members were able to return home safely. Jeppesen is constantly fine tuning ways to provide these solutions so that no vessel leaves port without this invaluable tool. Beginning the first of this year, 08:42

Piracy data is available on a monthly, three-month or six-month basis, in addition to the existing yearly subscription. These new options should be affordable and practical solutions for customers whose vessels transit piracy-plagued waters only during certain times of the year. Jeppesen also continues to work on integrating Piracy data into its Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS) and Fleet Manager solutions. Educating the maritime industry on evolving piracy prevention technology is also very important to improving outcomes. Jeppesen and Bergen Risk Solutions have partnered in Piracy Seminars to reach shipping companies directly, and will continue this effort. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Paul Elgar has been employed at Jeppesen since 1996 and has worked exclusively in the marine business from the Norway office. Paul is responsible for managing the Jeppesen OEM partners that develop systems that utilize Jeppesen products. ML

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The Nexus wave of communications at sea For 30 years, MTN has “innovated new ways to deliver connectivity and content” for vessels and passengers at sea, but as Errol Oliver, CEO and President of MTN, points out “passengers and crew no lon-

delivers sophisticated computing, caching and security infrastructure that enables connectivity and communications at a level never before experienced at sea or while in port.

ger accept limitations—they want to stream video, post their updates on Facebook and share vacation images with friends…” To provide an “at-home experience at sea,” MTN has launched MTN Nexus, which, “bridges the gap between land-based and sea-based connectivity and content delivery,” according to Oliver. MTN Nexus is a hybrid network that

It is able to do this by integrating three critical components and combining it into one maritime communication solution: 1. A hybrid satellite and terrestrial wireless network: MTN partnered with Intelsat to deliver a High Throughput Multi-Spot Beam (HTMS) solution, which enables vessels to roam between

MTN HTMS and conventional Ku-beams and ensures global coverage. The next step in developing MTN Nexus involved combining MTN’s global satellite capabilities with a terrestrial network building a Near-Port/In-Port network using Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, WiMAX and/or LTE. 2. A cloud computing-based optimization platform: MTN ShipCloud using cloud computing technology to deliver faster processing and caching of data and content. 3. New products and services enabled only through this hybrid solution: The combination of the MTN Nexus hybrid network and the MTN ShipCloud platform enables the delivery of a communication and products suite optimized for maritime use. Built as an open platform, MTN Nexus can be integrated for complete optimization and delivery. MTN says, the system is expected to minimize costs, maximize throughput, optimize operations and deliver the greatest profitability to our partners. And while MTN Nexus was specifically launched for the cruise market, the intent is to expand the capabilities to other markets that require this type of connection, content and user experience within the maritime industry.

Navigation made easy to the touch Washington-based Furuno’s new NavNet TZtouch Black Box (TZTBB) takes Furuno’s multi-touch Multi-Function Display (MFD) technology and brings its up to an entirely new level with the industry’s first Multi Touch Black Box MFD. The NavNet TZTBB has a slim-line black box processor that supports two DVI video outputs and features a built-in scaler that supports both wide and non-wide screen resolution. Similar to the touch screen mobile devices we’ve come to use everyday, the TZtouch lets you pinch-to zoom in, has a two finger course rotation capability and other multi- and singletouch gestures. TZTBB further simplifies navigation. Your fingertips are at the helm with a tap, pinch or swipe that are instantly transformed into actions and commands— zooming in (or out) and panning around the chart and other screens. TZtouch can connect via the WiFi net36 MARINE LOG FEBRuARY 2013

work and access tablet and smartphone apps enabling you to create custom data screens with the information that is vital to operation. Additionally it features the NavCenter Weather Forecasting that can show you weather up to 16 days in advance. The unit is supplied with free official NOAA raster and vector charts and bathymetric data for the entire U.S. coastline. Moreover, C-Map by Jeppesen vector charts for North America are also preloaded. TOUCH CONTROL fOR fLIR M-SERIES When TZtouch’s multi-touch control works in conjunction with the FLIR M-Series line of thermal night vision cameras, the result is a deeper control over the functionality of the camera and an increase in situational awareness at night and during poor visibility.

Using the TZtouch technology, the operator can make the camera look in any direction and zoom in or out on a target with just the use of his fingertips. Furuno says, TZtouch also adds to the camera’s tracking capabilities by automatically slaving the camera to Radar & AIS targets, an active waypoint and even enabling automatic man overboard tracking.

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KVH Industries, Inc., Middletown, RI, is launching new Unrestricted Rate Plans featuring Business Class Service for its mini-VSAT Broadband network. KVH says the new service provides

Simrad Yachting’s GoFree Wireless solution combines user-friendly mobile software with rugged marinegrade hardware. The solution is made up of the GoFree Viewer and Controller app, and the Simrad WiFi-1 wireless gateway. GoFree supports simultaneous connectivity with multiple devices and the Controller app enables users to control Simrad NSS function from anywhere on the boat, in real time. Louis Chemi, COO, Navico Americas, owner of Simrad, says, “Our free mobile apps give boaters the tools to view and control Simrad NSS functions from their preferred mobile platform, and our innovative openprotocol solution allows them to interface our navigational systems with popular third-party navigation apps.”

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The new transparent, usage-based rate plans provide a certain amount of data in a monthly package but gives the customer the opportunity to buy more service at a reasonable price if the package threshold is exceeded during the month. Moreover, by monitoring the usage, KVH will be able to add satellite capacity, in order to stay ahead of customer demands. The service is supported by KVH’s CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager, the TracPhone V7-IP and TracPhone V11 products. The solution’s high-quality service will further be strengthened when a global network upgrade implementing the advance Variable Coding, Spreading and Modulation (VCSM) technology provided by KVH’s partner in the mini VSAT Broadband network, ViaSat, Inc., is completed later this month.

Harris CapRock: Redifining connectivity at sea Passengers and crew traveling on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas will soon benefit from the O3b Maritime network. Stemming from a partnership between communications provider Harris CapRock and satellite provider O3b Networks, the state-of-the-art broadband solution, is based on O3b’s Medium-Earth-Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet and Harris CapRock’s experience as a maritime systems integrator. O3b Maritime, which will go into service this summer, will enable maritime operators to provide a fiber-like (like your cable provider’s fiber optic option) connectivity experience to cruise ships and super yachts at sea worldwide. The service will be “ground-breaking” according to Rick Simonian, president of Maritime Solutions, Harris CapRock. He says, “This exciting partnership between Harris CapRock and O3b Networks offers a unique combination for maritime innovator Royal Caribbean who is committed to providing the very best cruise experience

to its guest.” “O3b Networks and Harris CapRock together are redefining connectivity at sea by offering the first fiberquality, ultra-fast maritime broadband solution in the world.” Harris CapRock says it will deploy the stabilized VSAT antenna system and provide a fully managed service, enabling the delivery of fiber quality bandwidth to the vessels. CONTRACT EXTENSION Separate from the Oasis and Allure of the Seas 03b project, last year Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. awarded Harris CapRock a contract to support 34 ships in its fleet—the ships include vessels operating under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands. Harris CapRock will provide satellite coverage using a hybrid Ku-band/c-band architecture over the next five+ years. It’ll combine a hybrid satellite and terrestrial solution—of which, the Harris CapRock SpaceTrack stabilized antennas are

a part of—that will enable access to Royal Caribbean’s corporate network and business applications, broadband internet and telephony services. Harris CapRock says the combination of Ku-band, C-band and shore wireless connectivity will allow ship to seamlessly switch from one preferred platform to another, thus maximizing service availability and avoiding downtime.


Newsmakers InterIor secretary Ken salazar has informed President obama that he intends to leave his post at the Department of the Interior by the end of March. Salazar’s announcement was followed weeks later by secretary ray laHood’s own departure news. LaHood informed his employees at the U.s. Department of transportation and President Obama that after four years of serving, he would not stay on for a second term. According to LaHood he will officially step down once a successor is confirmed. Marco Wirén has been named Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä corporation, effective August 1, 2013. Wirén is currently Executive VP and CFO at ssaB. r e u b e n yo s t h a s been appointed Deputy Commissioner for the alaska Department of transportation and Public Facilities (aDot&PF). Yost will oversee the division of Measurement Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Alaska Marine Highways System and Special Projects. Don roussinos has been appointed President Naval-Marine for rolls-royce. He succeeds andy Marsh, who has been named President of the Rolls-Royce Marine Services business. rick Hepburn, PE, CAPT, U.S. Navy (Ret) has been appointed the second President of the american shipbuilding suppliers association.

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neering firm Boska Marine Design, Inc., Tampa, FL, has added Jeffrey Kuenning to the team. Kuenning will develop a variety of custom yacht and commercial marine design projects for the company.

point of contact for off-site program support for craft previously designed, manufactured and delivered to Naval Special Warfare Group 4 and subordinate commands.

tracy Murrell has been appointed Director of the national transportation safety Board’s office of Marine safety. Murrell is the former chief safety officer for royal caribbean cruises ltd.

After 33 years with tote services captain Jorge aguirre, has retired. With his departure, rear admiral (ret. U.s. navy) Philip H. Greene, Jr., assumes the role of president.

representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will serve as chairman of the subcommitte on coast Guard and Maritime transportation for the 113th Congress. Hunter will also serve on the House committee on armed services and House committee on education and the Workforce.

Judy “J.P.” Peplinski has been named CEO of Griffin americas, Houston, TX. Peplinski assumes the position for all North and South America operations for Griffin Global Group.

Florida-based trailer Bridge, Inc., has named chris J. Dombalis a board member and CEO of the company. Dombalis succeeds Frank Halliwell who served as interim CEO since October 2012. Dean corgey has been appointed, Vice President of the seafarers International Union Gulf coast region, to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston authority. Mississippi-based United states Marine, Inc (UsMI) has named evin thompson Program Executive of its Virginia division. Thompson will be the

shipyard expansion leads to appointments for cleveland's Great lakes shipyard Recent shipyard expansion has led Great lakes shipyard, Cleveland, OH, to make three new management position appointments. Paul W. Deterding has been named Vice President and General Manager. Deterding is the former General Manager at Donjon shipbuilding and repair Inc. llc. Meanwhile, David Dudley, who previously

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worked for International ship repair & Marine service Inc., has been appointed Shipyard Foreman, New Construction and Repair. And Paul M. Hendricks, former Project Manager at newport news Industrial, was named Assistant Vice President of New Construction.

chris Miner has been promoted to Vice President of in-service aircraft carrier programs for newport news shipbuilding (nns). Miner will be responsible for planning and executing aircraft carrier overhaul programs and inactivations. Ingram Barge company, a subsidiary of Ingram Industries Inc, Nashville, TN, has promoted robert Barker to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. After its new corporate restructuring— which saw all american Marine, Inc, Bellingham, WA, CEO Matthew Mullett purchase all the remaining shares of corporate stock that were held by founder, Pat Pitsch— Joe Hudspeth has been named Vice President of Business Development. Additionally, Del Mcalpine has been appointed Vice President of Finance and corporate treasurer. The liberian International ship & corporate registry (lIscr) has appointed takeshi okamoto president and managing executive officer of its office in Tokyo. He succeeds shigeki Fukuda who now assumes the role of Chairman, lIscr Japan.



Scrubbers with Pride The Pride of America will soon be a greater source of pride for norwegian Cruise Lines. As part of a $30 million upgrade at bAe systems ship repair Hawaii, the 2,124 passengership will be fitted with Green Tech marine exhaust gas scrubbers. According to Green Tech marine, the scrubbers will replace the ship’s silencers

and can clean the exhaust of four engines, each producing 8 mw, making it the biggest marine scrubber installation in the world. The system, which will be a hybrid system, will operate both in open loop as well as closed loop. Additionally, the scrubbers will reduce particulate matter emission, soot and other particles.

Wärtsilä power for Scottish ferry when Flensburger schiffbau Gesellschaft needed environmentally efficient, light-weight and compact engines for a new roPax ferry it was building, the Germany-based yard turned to wärtsilä. wärtsilä will supply the main engines and auxiliary generating sets for the scottish-owned ferry, ordered by Lloyds banking Group and leased by Caledonian maritime Assets, Ltd (CmAL). wärtsilä will provide two 8-cylinder in line wärtsilä 32 main engines and three 8-cylinder wärtsilä 20 gensets. In total, the equipment will weigh only 151.4 tons and result in a

relatively higher payload that the vessel will be able to carry. once the 700-passenger ferry goes in to service in 2014, it will operate around the clock and replace two existing ferry routes running from the mainland of northwest scotland to the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides (western Isles). “ The engines were selected as the most suitable for the project due to their overall performance in terms of fuel consumption, emissions, weight and size,” says Andrew Duncan, Director of vessels at CmAL.

SurvitecZodiac’s latest system The Uraniborg, the newest ferry in swedish operator ventrafiken’s fleet has been equipped with the latest version of survitecZodiac’s mIs mes escape slide and liferaft system. The ferry features two systems, each equipped with two reversible liferafts and the capacity to hold 151 passengers.

The liferafts are inside the rolled and folded inflatable slide and carried aboard a tilting deployment cradle. Deck installations on board feature a light-weight soft fabric cover that protects against all types of weather

as well as ultra-violet light. The life rafts are survitecZodiac Aspirators, which further reduces the system’s weight by requiring less bottled gas for inflation. The system is available in four sizes covering freeboard installations from 3.8 to 9.3 m. survitecZodiac is currently preparing a 12.5 m version for approval in early 2013. The slides are designed for deployment at an angle of 30 to 35 degrees as specified by soLAs rules and are suitable for a wide range of vessels. The survitecZodiac soLAs mes mIs can be provided with a choice of Throw-over 100 or 150 person (b Pack) and Throw-over self righting 100 or 150 persons (b Pack), or open reversible Inflatable 100 or 151 person (HsC Pack).

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Alabama Shipyard Mobile, AL 1 riverboat casino 38,000 ft2 casino Hollywood Park Casino 35.0 RECENT CONTRACTS Allen Marine, Inc. Sitka, AKFL passenger catamaran 90 ft x 3278ftft Allen Marine Tours 2.0 Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City, 1 1 towboat Florida Marine Transp. Allen Hearn Marine, Inc. Sitka,MA AK passenger NYWaterway 2.0 Gladding Somerset, 1 1 pilot boat catamaran 52 ft x 1778ft,ft 23 kn Cape Fear Pilots AMFELS TX 2 1 towboats deepwater construction 74 vessel CalDive International 100.0 Horizon Shipbuilding BayouBrownsville, La Batre, AL ft x 324000-ton ft 6 in deckload Canal Barge Co. Atlantic Marine, Inc. Jacksonville, FL 2 cruise ships 226 passenger Delta Queen Coastal Voyages 60.0 Leevac Jennings, LA Bay, WI 2 1 PSVs 270 ft x 56 Aries BayShipyards Shipbuilding Sturgeon cutterhead dredge 250ftft Lake Marine Michigan Contractors NASSCO San Diego, CA 2 RO/RO convert to LNG (C) TOTE Bay Shipbuilding Sturgeon Bay, WI 1 trailing suction hopper dredge 5,000 m3 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock 51.6 Patti Bender Shipyard Pensacola, 2 1 tugs Signet Maritime Shipbuilding Mobile,FLAL MP deepwater vessel 105 ft x 38 340ftft Torch Inc. 30.0 VigorBender Industrial Portland, ORAL 1 1 deck barge 250 ft x 70 Harley Marine Services Shipbuilding Mobile, offshore tug 150ftft Otto Candies, Inc. 5.0 Bender Shipbuilding Mobile, AL 1 offshore tug 150 ft Otto Candies, Inc. 5.0 Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 harbor tug 55 ft stock Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 oyster dredge 90 ft Tallmadge Brothers DELIVERIES Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 sightseeing dinner boat 64 ft 10 in Chicago from the Lake, Ltd. Aker Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 1 product tanker 330,000 bbl Crowley Maritime Bollinger Marine Fabricators Amelia, LA 1 oceangoing barge 400 ft McDonough Marine Service Horizon Shipbuilding Bayou La Batre, AL 1 towboat 74 ft x 32 ft 6 in Canal Barge Co. Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LA 1 cement barge 295 ft Lone Star Industries Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LA 1 towboat 8,000 hp Riverway Company 8.0 Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LA 1 utility vessel 166 ft Gilco Supply Boats, Inc. 8.0 Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LA 1 utility vessel 166 ft Gilco Supply Boats, Inc. 8.0 PENDING CONTRACTS Bollinger Southeast Shipyards Lockport, LA utilityscows vessel Lytal Marine 8.0 BAE Systems Mobile, AL 2 1 dump 7,700 ft3145 ft 6 in Great Lakes Operators Dredge Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, utility vessel 145 ft ft 6 in Plaisance Marine 8.0 GD-NASSCO San Diego, CA LA 3 1 containerships 764 ft x 106 TOTE Longview, WA Z-Drive tug 3,600 hp to LNG) Diversified Marine, 5.0 TBD Brusco Tug & Barge 6 1 car ferries 1,200 PAX (Convert Washington StatePortland, FerriesOR Conrad Shipyard Morgan City, LA 1 lift boat 110 ft undisclosed 5.0 TBD Conrad Shipyard 5 OSVs stretch to 250 ft Harvey Gulf Intl. Marine Morgan City, LA 1 lift boat 111 ft Global Marine 5.0 TBD Conrad Shipyard OPCs Offshore Patrol Cutters U.S. Coast Guard Morgan City, LA 1 liquid mud barge 130 ft undisclosed 5.0 TY Offshore New Orleans, LA LA 2 1 PSVs dual fuel, 302 ftton x 64 ft Harvey Intl. Marine Conrad Shipyards Morgan City, dry dock 10,000 Conrad Gulf Industries 3.0 VT Halter Marine MSWA 1 1 Roll-On/Roll-Off Hawaii $137.0 8.0 Dakota Creek Industries Pascagoula, Anacortes, Prevention/Response Tug692 ft, 26,600 140 ft,dwt 10,192 hp Z-drives Pasha Crowley MarineTransport Services Derecktor Shipyards Mamaroneck, pilot boats 56 ft aluminum NY/NJ Sandy Hook Pilots Association VT Halter Marine Pascagoula, MS NY24 2 PSVs 97.2m, DP2 Hornbeck Offshore $1,080.02.0 Eastern Shipbuilding GroupHouma, Panama Offshore Supply Vessel 108m x 22m, 204 ftMT6022 Naviera Tamaulipas 7.0 Candies Shipbuilders LA City, FL 1 1 subsea vessel Otto Candies LLC Houston, TX tank barge 30,000 bbl Blessey Marine Services 3.0 TBD FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding 1 1 research vessel 65ft, hybrid Maritime Aquarium Friede Goldman Halter Escatawpa, MS 2 auto/pax ferries 300 passengers/40 autos North Carolina DOT 10.8 Friede Goldman Halter Pearlington, MS 2 casino barges Harrah’s Entertainment Friede Goldman Halter Gulfport, MS 30 inland deck barges 200 ft Ingram Industries 9.0 Friede Goldman Halter Gulfport, MS 1 oceangoing tank barge 370 ft, liquid sugar Express Marine 10.0 Friede Goldman Halter Pascagoula, MS 1 pure car truck carrier 579 ft Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines 70.0 Friede Goldman Halter Pearlington, MS 1 self-unloading bulker 740 ft Great Lakes Marine Leasing 30.0 Friede Goldman Halter Lockport, LA 1 tugboat hull 150 ft Thoma-Sea Boat Builders 4.0 Friede Goldman Offshore Orange, TX 1 semi-submersible 7500 ft water depth ENSCO International 100.0 Friede Goldman Offshore Pascagoula, MS 2 semi-submersibles 5000 ft water depth Petrodrill Construction Inc. 186.8 Friede Goldman Offshore Pascagoula, MS 1 semisubmersible (C) Ilion Noble Drillling/FGII N/A Friede Goldman Offshore Pascagoula, MS 2 semisubmersibles (C) Bingo 9000-12 Ocean Rig ASA (Norway) 313.0 Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Somerset, MA 1 fast ferry 143 ft Boston Harbor Cruises 5.0 Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Somerset, MA 3 pilot boats 75 ft Charleston, Boston Pilots 6.0 Gunderson, Inc. Portland, OR 3 railcar/deck cargo barges 420 ft Alaska Railbelt Marine, LLC 15.0 Gunderson, Inc. Portland, OR 1 split hull hopper barge 1,700 yd3 capacity J.E. McAmis, Inc. 3.0 Houma Fabricators Houma, LA 1 offshore tug 125 ft Harvey Gulf International 7.5 Kody Marine, Inc. Harvey, LA 3 switchboats 1,500 hp LC Power 2.0 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 catamaran 54 ft aluminum Maui Classic Voyages 0.8 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 oil spill response vessel 38 ft Clean Sound Co-op Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 passenger shuttle 54 ft aluminum Atlantis Submarines 0.8 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 patrol boat 38 ft aluminum Nassau County Police 0.5 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 pilot boat 73 ft aluminum Columbia Bar Pilots 2.6 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 whalewatch catamaran 65 ft aluminum Eco Adventures 0.9 Leevac Shipyards Jennings, LA 2 deepwater supply vessel 260 ft-280 ft Hornbeck Offshore Services 36.0 Leevac Shipyards Jennings, LA 1 riverboat casino 280 ft, 30,000 sq ft casino Hollywood Shreveport 36.0 LeTourneau Vicksburg, MS 1 jackup rig 400 ft depth Rowan Offshore 211.7 LeTourneau Vicksburg, MS 1 Super Gorilla XL 550 ft water depth Rowan Offshore 190.0 Litton Avondale Industries New Orleans, LA 3 Alaskan tankers 125,000 dwt ARCO Marine 496.0 Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, MS 2 cruise ships 1,900 passenger American Classic Voyages 880.0 Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, MS 3 multipurpose jackup vessels 180 ft water depth Searex, Inc. 21.9 MARCO Seattle Seattle, WA 2 pilot boats 104 ft San Francisco Bar Pilots 8.0 Marine Builders Utica, IN 1 dinner cruise boat Winston Knauss 5.0 Mark Steel Corporation Salt Lake City, UT 1 car passenger ferry 148 pax/26 auto Utah DOT 3.0 NASSCO San Diego, CA 2 RO/RO ships 839 ft TOTE 300.0 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Whidbey Island, WA 1 dinner boat 800 passenger Argosy Cruises 8.0 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Whidbey Island, WA 1 high-speed ferry 400 passenger Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy. 8.5 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Whidbey Island, WA 1 high-speed ferry 379 passenger Catalina Express Lines 8.5 Nichols Marine Ways Portland, OR 1 hydraulic pipeline dredge Manson Construction 10.2 North American Shipbuilding Larose and Houma, LA1 AHTS 7,200 hpEdison Chouest Offshore 8.0 North American Shipbuilding Larose and Houma, LA1 Offshore Supply Vessel 190 ftChouest Offshore Ser vices3.5 5/00 North Florida Shipyards Jacksonville, FL 1 oil tanker 171 ft Marine Tankers Services, Ltd. 10.0 Orange Shipbuilding Orange, TX 1 deck barge 200 ft undisclosed 2.0 Orange Shipbuilding Co., Inc. Orange, TX 1 deck barge 120 ft undisclosed 1.0 Patti Shipyard Pensacola, FL 2 offshore towing vessels 150 ft Harvey Gulf International 22.0 Quality Shipyards Houma, LA 1 towboat 8000 hp Marquette Transportation 8.0 SEMCO Lafitte, LA 3 Multi-Purpose Vessels 156 ft x 103 ft Transocean Sedco Forex 15.0 Swiftships, Inc. Morgan City, LA 2 crewboat 170 ft aluminum hull Candies Fleet 12.0



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AMERiCAn MARinE CoRpoRATion: oFFSHoRE pionEER Civil engineering contractor, Lester F. Alexander & Co. worked mostly on the waterfront. Its base of operations for the New Orleans area was on the east side of the Industrial Canal, immediately south of where the I-10 bridge is now. When World War II approached, Alexander converted the facility into a shipyard and began building tugs and barges, not only for the Army, the Navy and the Defense Plant Corporation, but also for commercial customers and even for the Canadian Navy. When the war ended, the operation was renamed Alexander Shipyards, Inc., but, like so many small yards, found little new work in the post-war economy. In 1948, however, they were contracted to build a submersible drilling barge, designed by John Hayward, of Barnsdall Oil Company, for operation in the Breton Sound, off Louisiana. This was a posted barge, 160 ft. by 85 ft., designed to operate in water depths up to 20 feet. It was christened Breton Rig 20 and proved to be the first true MODU, (mobile offshore drilling unit), the first mobile rig to drill for oil out of sight of land. The success of this new technology led to a contract from a new company, called Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company, or ODECO, which was headed by Charles Murphy, Jr., of Murphy Oil, to build a submersible drilling barge designed by Alden J. (“Doc”) LaBorde, of Kerr-McGee. That rig, the Mr. Charlie, is now in the Rig Museum in Galveston. The following year, Alexander Shipyards got contracts

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