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Bipartisan support as rare as hen’s teeth

Next stop: Russian Arctic • Marine surveyor killed in insurance “scam” •Major tune up for Crystal Symphony •Chemical tanker towed to ASRY after explosion. •WSF unveils more details on ferry conversion to LNG. And much more... 

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As activists try to thwart Shell’s move to the Arctic, the company continues to push its way up north. The company’s drillship Noble Discoverer and the Kulluk are already at Dutch Harbor p.14



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iven the acrimonious atmosphere in Washington, it’s hard to imagine Congress doing anything in a bipartisan fashion. It’s as rare as hen’s teeth. But surprise, surprise that’s just what happened last month when Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly passed MAP-21, the $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill. The legislation was welcomed with open arms by the ports and freight industry because it establishes the framework for a National Freight Policy. The law continues the Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) program, authorizing funds for large, multimodal projects that bolster freight mobility in locations that generate national or regional economic benefits. Other good news for the marine industry is the continuation of the Ferry Boat Discretionary Grant Program, which will make available $134 million over two years to build ferry and ferry terminals for public ferry systems. Unlike past years, however, there won’t be any earmarks for specific ferry projects. Rather, grants will be doled out based on a formula that takes Nicholas Blenkey into account a number of factors. Those factors include the Editor number of passengers carried by ferries in the state (20%), the number of vehicles carried by ferries in the state (45%) and the route miles served by the state (35%). A major benefactor of the new formula will be Washington State Ferries, which is the nation’s largest ferry system, carrying over 22 million passengers and 10 million vehicles annually. It has several large terminal upgrade projects planned and is building 144-car ferries. Also in the works is the conversion of its six existing Issaquah Class ferries from traditional diesel power to either dual fuel or natural gas burning engines. We cover MAP-21 more fully in this month’s Inside Washington. After signing the legislation into law, President Obama said in his weekly radio address that Congress needs to do more

to help the American people. My sentiment: Heck, yeah! Talk is cheap in Washington. The Obama Administration and Congress should be working towards creating more certainty for businesses to invest and create jobs. Take for example the administration’s “all-of-the-above energy strategy.” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced the Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017. It schedules 15 potential lease sales for the five-year period, including 12 in the Gulf of Mexico and three off the coast of Alaska. But as House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings points out, “The Obama Administration has announced a bleak future for American energy production by keeping 85% of America’s offshore areas under lock and key and refusing to open any new areas to drilling. This plan reimposes the drilling moratoria lifted in 2008, hurts job creation and keeps new areas of American energy production sidelined.” And whatever happened to the support for alternative energy? The Production Tax Credit (PTC) is set to expire at the end of this year. Without an extension of PTC, more than 10,000 jobs are expected to be lost by year’s end, and upwards of 37,000 job losses by the end of next year, according to a study by Navigant Consulting. In the study, Navigant says that with predictable policies, wind could grow to 100,000 jobs by 2016. “Wind projects typically have an 18- to 24-month development cycle. So effectively the PTC is already expiring,” says AWEA CEO Denise Bode. “Extending the PTC already has broad bipartisan support, but Congress and the President need to act,” Bode says. “Let us finish the job of creating this industry.” There won’t be much coming out of Congress until next year. The gut feeling here is that a lot of businesses are sitting on their cash until after the elections.

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struction of an icebreaking rescue vessel has started at Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. The hull will be shipped to Helsinki for outfitting and completion in the spring of 2013. The new 99.9m x 21.7m supply vessels are classed by Lloyd’s Register +100A1 Icebreaker, Offshore Tug/Supply, FireFighting Ship 1 (Total monitor discharge capacity 2,400 m3/h) with water spray, WDL (5.0 tons/m2 aft to Fr. 68), RD (Brine 2.0t/m3), IWS*, Winterization H(-35) B (-35), +LMS, UMS, DP (AM), NAV, OIL RECOVERY, EP, ShipRight ACS(B).

Operating in temperatures as low as -35 C degrees with heavy drifting ice conditions, each supply vessel will have four engines generating total power of 18,000 kW and the propulsion power of 13,000 kW, with a bollard pull rated at more than 128 tonnes. These vessels will be used to supply the gas production platform and to protect it from the ice. The vessels will be able to operate independently in 1.7 meter thick ice. The vessels will be equipped for oil combating, fire fighting, and rescue operations.

General Dynamics has agreed to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of privately held Earl Industries, an East Coast ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, VA, and Mayport, FL, for an undisclosed amount of cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close this summer. Earl Industries’ Ship Repair and Coatings Division employs about 575 workers in Norfolk and Mayport. Earl Industries is a prime contractor for nuclear aircraft carrier (CVN) multi-ship, multioption (MSMO) contracts. MSMO contracts provide for maintenance, modernization and repair to all ships of a class in specific homeport areas. Earl Industries’ Ship Repair and Coatings Division is expected to become part of the shipbuilding, maintenance and repair operations of San Diego-based General Dynamics NASSCO.

MARINE SURVEYOR KILLED IN INSURANCE “SCAM” A U.K. COURT HAS BEEN told that a British marine surveyor was killed by a car bomb blast in Yemen on July 20 last year after he had doubts that an allegedly hijacked tanker, the Brillante Virtuoso, had ever been attacked. The surveyor, David Mockett, was killed two weeks after the reported attack on the Brillante Virtuoso hit the headlines. The ship reported being attacked by 8 MARINE LOG JULY 2012

pirates and shortly after claimed there was a fire on board which was beyond its control and said that it intented to abandon ship. The crew was rescued from a liferaft by the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The Philippine Sea found no evidence of pirates. Det. Supt. Jonathan Tottman from Scotland Yard’s counter terrorism squad, who was sent

to Aden to investigate Mockett’s death, told the court that he ruled out official Yemeni claims that al-Qaeda was behind the bombing. Tottman said Mockett’s last job was to investigate “criminal enterprise, piracy on the high seas where a third of the world’s oil goes through at any one time in very busy shipping lanes.” He said Somali pirates had targeted shipping lanes, but said

a scam was being operated so insurers would pay out once “attacked” ships had been surveyed for damage and loss. “This was a scam and a lot of money was being made,” he told the Plymouth and south Devon coroner Ian Arrow. “David had great integrity and professionalism and would not bow to bully boy tactics.” The coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.

major tune up for Crystal Symphony

Over the course of the last five years Crystal Cruises has invested a total of $65 million to revamp every room on the Crystal Symphony. The 781 ft x 99 ft x 25 ft ship recently returned from a $15 million drydock at Blohm + Voss where its major public spaces underwent a redesign. And at the helm of that redesign were three separate design firms—Adfecto and SMC Design, both based out of the U.K., and Los Angeles-based KNA. Among the spaces Adfecto redesigned was the Tender Embarkation Area where the firm created a new foyer for the space. Additionally, Adfecto revamped the Hollywood Theater. Drawing inspiration from Hollywood’s Golden Age the theater features a style reminiscent of the classic, art deco movie palaces. The firm also redesigned the gaming area for junior cruisers known as Waves and Fantasia. The area now makes the division between children and teens’ space more apparent. Essentially, the space has been reconfigured to allow more privacy between the

groups and features specified dedicated areas for designated activities. SMC’s design of the Galaxy showroom achieves an out-of-this-world feel. The lounge features gold fabric panels, black Nero Marquina marble flooring and LCD digital signage. Meanwhile KNA redesigned Avenue Saloon and Piano Bar keeping its 19th century gentlemen’s aesthetic—yet injecting it with rich colors, furnishings, materials, music and seating configurations. The LA-based firm also transformed the Bridge Lounge into a classic card room. Additionally, all staterooms were equipped with “do not disturb” doorbell systems and cordless digital telephones. Finland’s Kvaerner Masa Yards, now STX Finland Oy, built the Crystal Symphony in the early 1990’s. The ship entered service in 1995 and is currently performing itineraries in North Europe and the Baltic this summer before beginning cruising operations between New England and Canada later this fall.

Titanic II: Coming soon to an ocean near you Whether you find it absolutely ludicrous or think it’s the greatest idea ever, the Titanic II may soon become a reality. The brain-child of Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer, the Titanic II will mirror its 1912 counterpart, White Star Line’s RMS Titanic, in size, physical appearance and luxury. The infamous ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912 taking with it 1,500 souls. Titanic II will be the first ship to operate on Palmer’s newly formed Blue Star Line. To prevent the Titanic II from meet-

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Last month, the 25,268 dwt Liberian-flag chemical tanker Stolt Valor arrived at Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) for repairs, following a fire and explosion in one of its cargo tanks while transiting the Arabian Gulf on March 15. The Stolt Valor, owned and operated by Stolt Tankers NV/Stolt-Nielsen Ltd, suffered a cargo tank fire and explosion 48 nautical miles southeast of Farsi Island, Iran, while carrying 13,000 tonnes of MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether), which had been loaded at Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia. MTBE is a volatile, flammable liquid chemical and petrol additive. The cause of the explosion is still unknown. Twenty-four crew members were rescued by the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Paul Jones and the US Coast Guard cutter Baranof. Holland’s Smit Salvage was awarded the salvage contract for the vessel, based on Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF2011). Smit was responsible for the safe discharge of all cargo, fuel and ballast, prior to towing the vessel to Bahrain. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia were the only two countries in the Arabian Gulf to offer Stolt Valor a port of refuge. There was no cargo or fuel oil spill following the explosion or during ship lightening operations. Initially, ASRY will conduct a safety inspection prior to any further investigation. It will then be transferred alongside for a detailed investigation to be carried out in conjunction with the owners to determine the best course of action going forward. Commenting on the job, ASRY’s CEO Chris Potter says, “Most importantly we are committed to protecting the safety, security and the environment of Arabian waters, to which Stolt Valor posed a risk. Therefore, as the most experienced shipyard in the region, we see it as our duty to bring our 35 years of experience to bear on this challenging repair, where other yards were not willing.” Commenting on the announcement the Director General of the GOP Hassan Ali Al Majed said, “We are happy to provide refuge for the Stolt Valor in Bahrain, especially since the ship owner has fully complied with our requirements. As the maritime regulator, GOP is committed to complying with the rules and regulations as laid down by the IMO, and we feel it is our duty to provide what assistance we can.”

Matson spin off completed The separation of Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc. into Matson, Inc. and Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. has been completed. Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc. has changed its name to Matson, Inc. As of july 2, jones Act shipping operator Matson, Inc. began trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol MATX. Matthew Cox, president of Matson, Inc., has assumed the role of Matson’s CEO. Matson, Honolulu, Hawaii, has a fleet of 17 jones Act ships, and is the leading u.S. carrier of goods in the Pacific.

MOL’s new hybrid car carrier delivered Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the completion of the 6,400-auto hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace, designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., in the Kobe shipyard in Japan. The 199.9m x 32.26m x 34.52m Emerald Ace was built as the world’s first newly built hybrid car carrier, and is equipped with a hybrid electric power supply system that combines a 160kW solar generation system—jointly developed by MHI, Energy Company of Panasonic Group, and MOL—with lithium-ion batteries that can store some 2.2MWh of electricity. Conventional power generation systems use diesel-powered generators to supply onboard electricity while berthed. On the Emerald Ace, elec-

tricity is generated by the solar power generation system while the vessel is under way and stored in the lithium-ion batteries. The diesel-powered generator is completely shut down when the ship is in berth, and the batteries provide all the electricity it needs, resulting in zero emissions at the pier. The vessel’s hybrid system represents a significant step forward in realizing ISHIN-I, the concept for the next-generation car carrier that MOL announced in September 2009. MOL continues to take a proactive stance in technological development with the aim of reducing the environmental burden of its vessels and operations. The words “Solar Hybrid” on the aft of the hull designate the ship as a hybrid that makes use of renewable energy.

The development of the Emerald Ace was subsidized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as a project to help reduce CO 2 emissions from oceangoing vessels, and received support from ClassNK as a cooperative development project to reduce greenhouse gases produced by ocean shipping operations.

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Update Update WSF UNVEILS MORE DETAILS ON FERRY CONVERSION TO LNG Washington State Ferries (WSF), Seattle, WA, has unveiled more details about the possible conversion of six of its Issaquah class vessels from diesel to liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an RFP. Commissioned in the early 1980’s, all six of the 328 ft Issaquah class vessels were built to carry 1,200 passengers and 100 cars. However, in the 1990’s all of the ferries except the M/V Sealth were modified to carry 130 cars. WSF’s tentative retrofit plan envisions the switch to LNG would yield fuel savings of up to $195.5 million for the Issaquah class


ferries from the first potential conversion in the engines. The tanks are manufactured in 2015 to the retirement of the last con- using the same technology as those in the tank trucks certified to travel over verted vessel in 2042. LNG operations could the road. also significantly reduce emissions, with Gas detection system nearly a 100% reduction in particulate integration would be matter and SOx, a 90% reduction in provided as a package NOx and a 20% reduction in CO2. The conversion would include from either engine supthe removal of the existing GE 12Vplier that meets IMO in fuel savings 228 diesel engines and installation regulations. of either a single fuel natural gas Control and moniengine from Bergen or a dual fuel toring instrumentation engine from Wärtsilä. would also be provided as The existing diesel fuel tanks would a package from either engine remain intact on the ferry and the ship’s sersupplier. Electrical equipment would vice generators (SSDG) would use the day include sensors for gas detection and a ventitank which would provide about 30 days of lation system. fuel for the SSDG’s. A deluge system would be installed for The 100m3 LNG tanks would be located fire suppression in each pilothouse and a dry on the upper deck, which is not used by chemical system for the bunkering station. passengers. There would be two tanks that LNG bunkers will be supplied via tanker are skid mounted located either side of the truck and bunkering will be conducted, as at stack. The tanks are an integral assembly present, during night tie-up. A pump trailer with a cold box and control system built in is used to transfer the LNG from the tanker to control the bunkering process as well as truck to the LNG tanks on deck, a lift of the vaporization of the LNG to gas for use about 26 feet.



Good news for ports, ferries in transportation bill


ith all the rancor and backbiting that goes on in the halls of Congress these days, it almost seems impossible to imagine that anything could be accomplished in a bipartisan fashion and, on top of that, without any earmarks. But that’s just what happened when the House and Senate both overwhelmingly passed Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the $105-billion, two-year, omnibus surface transportation reauthorization bill. At press time, the legislation was awaiting the President’s signature. PORTS & FREIGHT MOVEMENT Of interest to ports and the freight industry in the legislation is establishment of a National Freight Policy that includes the development of

a National Freight Strategic Plan. The National Freight Strategic Plan will enable freight projects that improve cargo movement, reduce congestion, increase productivity and improve the safety. The bill continues the Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) program, authorizing funds for large, multimodal projects that bolster freight mobility in locations that generate national or regional economic benefits. In addition, MAP-21 also recognizes the economic importance of maintaining the federal navigation channels. The legislation points out the disparity between the money collected from shippers through the federal Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) and the funds requested and appropriated for the purpose

of maintaining federal navigation channels. It calls on the administration to request full funding consistent with revenue collected from harbor users for the purpose of maintenance dredging and associated projects. “For the first time, a surface transportation reauthorization includes consideration of the water transportation mode and elevates goods movement priorities that have traditionally been ignored in previous surface transportation bills,” says Jean Godwin, Executive Vice President of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). FERRIES The legislation also continues the very popular Ferry Boat Discretionary Grant Program, which provides grants

to public ferry systems to construct new ferries or upgrade existing equipment and improve or build new terminals. The funding in MAP-21 is set at $67 million per year and contains no earmarks as in past years. Funding will also be based on a new formula that will take into consideration a number of factors. The factors include passengers carried by ferries in the state (20%), vehicles carried by ferries in the state (45%) and the route miles served by the state (35%). U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee, says up to $20 million of the total $67 million authorized for ferry systems would be for Washington State Ferries (WSF) annually.

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ARCTiC BOUND Environmental activists look to keep Shell’s drilling plans for Alaska tied up


ocial media is a powerful tool for change. That was proved by the Arab spring in the Middle East. It also appears to be the weapon of choice for environmental activists trying to thwart Shell’s plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska. Last month as Shell was making plans to move its drill rigs and support vessels from Seattle to Dutch Harbor, AK, activists staged a launch party at the Space Needle. A Youtube video of the staged event shows a model of an oil rig on a table at what looks like an official Shell function. Guests at the function are horrified when a woman is accidently sprayed by the gushing oil rig. Combined with the “live event,” activists also created a website,, that mimics the format of Shell’s own website and uses the company’s logo. The site has a series of 10 “Let’s go!” ads, one of which includes the image of the Titanic sinking, as well as a children’s game called “Angry Icebergs.” The object of the game is to melt the icebergs before they hit the rig. Additional disinformation is spread via Twitter account with the hashtag #shellfail.

With more than $4 billion riding on its Arctic exploratory efforts, it is no laughing matter for Shell. In a statement, Royal Dutch Shell plc. said it was considering formal legal action against those who staged the faux launch party at the Space Needle. “We can confirm that this was not a Shell event,” said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. “Activist groups are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to block our federally approved right to drill in the Arctic, and are resorting to ever more underhanded tactics.” “These individuals choose to focus on the safety record of the rigs going to the Arctic, but there have been no accidents involving either vessel and both have been extensively upgraded in a recent $150 million overhaul. We stand confidently behind these measures, which is why we have gone beyond the fed-

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erally mandated liability cap of $75 million and have established a $12 billion escrow fund to mitigate any potential risks. Despite this deliberate attempt to frighten the public, it is clear and obvious that Shell takes safety extremely seriously.”

“We’ve been working with Arctic vessels for 30 years,” says Vigor Marine spokesman Grant Fosheim, “so we’re no stranger to ice class vessels.” Fosheim says about half of the Shell-chartered fleet was serviced or upgraded by Vigor Marine, a unit of Vigor Industrial. Most of the upgrades COAST GUARD CREATES SAFETY ZONE focused on safety and environAROUND ARCTIC BOUND FLEET mental compliance. The U.S. Coast Guard also takes That includes the ice-classed safety seriously. It established a semi-submersible drill rig Kultemporary safety zone around the Greenpeace activists such as the actress Lucy Lawless, have luk. The rig underwent about 12 19 vessels in the Shell fleet while gone to the extreme trying to halt Shell’s drilling efforts months of work at Vigor and will they were underway in the Puget operate with zero discharge in Sound Captain of the Port Zone. the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The temporary safety zone prohibits zone to protect the safety of all legiti- Like the rest of the fleet, the Kulluk’s any unauthorized person or vessel from mate waterway users. hull is painted in a “whale friendly” blue entering within 500 yards of the vessels The drillship Noble Discoverer, one of and white paint scheme. It’s also fitted in the Arctic-bound fleet. the rigs upgraded by Shell for Alaska, with a bird avoidance system. In addition, in March 2012, the U.S. was illegally boarded in New Zealand To mitigate greenhouse gases—NOx, District Court for the District of Alaska back on Feb. 26 by Greenpeace activists SOx and particulate matter—the Noble issued a preliminary injunction order led by actress Lucy Lawless. Lawless, Discoverer’s six engines were each outin a civil case between Shell Oil, Inc. first made famous by her role as the title fitted with an Epod. The 512 ft drilland Greenpeace. The injunction requires character in the TV fantasy series Xena: ship arrived this past April to undergo Greenpeace to remain 500 to 1,000 yards Warrior Princess, and other protestors winterization and similar environmenaway from the vessels. occupied the derrick of the drillship for tal upgrades. Vigor Marine says the The Coast Guard, however, said it four days. upgrades, which would normally take would not enforce this injunction. Rather, Other Shell-contracted vessels were up to six months to complete, were perit was establishing the temporary safety also targets of boardings earlier this formed in just 10 weeks. In-house engiyear, including the Finnish icebreakers neers worked closely with naval archiFennica and Nordica. tects to accommodate additional requirements. FLEET DEPARTS SEATTLE Dangerous sea ice conditions in the But on June 27, Shell announced that Chukchi and Beaufort Seas will limit the drillship Noble Discoverer and the Shell’s window of opportunity to drill. Kulluk conical drilling unit left Vigor Drilling in the Chukchi Sea would have Shipyard, Seattle, for Dutch Harbor, fol- to halt in September and in Beaufort Sea lowing months of safety and environ- in October. Drilling will be about 12 to 15 mental upgrades. A portion of the associ- miles offshore in water depths of about ated drilling fleet departed at approxi- 100 feet. mately the same time. The Klamath was a petroleum tank “Upon arrival in Dutch Harbor, the barge when it arrived at Vigor’s Seattle fleet will await the opportunity to make yard. Vigor Marine teams fabricated and entry into the Beaufort and Chukchi installed a 30 foot high section of one Seas. Once open water allows, the rigs inch plate steel around the rake of the will sail to their respective theaters and vessel to meet stringent ice class requirecommence exploratory drilling,” says ments. In the highly unlikely event of Pete Slaiby, VP Alaska. an oil spill, Klamath will play a key On June 25, members of Shell’s well role in skimming and booming a spill. delivery group, along with inspectors The Klamath will be on station with a from the Bureau of Safety and Environ- response crew at all times. mental Enforcement (BSEE) witnessed At press time, the other spill response the deployment of the capping stack that vessel, the ice class barge Arctic Chalwill join Shell’s drilling fleet in Alaska. lenger, was still awaiting final U.S. Coast “While we remain confident in our Guard certification. The Coast Guard pre-staged, three-tier oil spill response is reportedly looking for additional capability, Shell’s Arctic-engineered cap- upgrades to the vessel’s electrical, piping ping system will allow for the capture of and fire protection systems. Once those hydrocarbons at the wellhead in the very upgrades are performed to inspectors’ The drillship Noble Discoverer underwent a unlikely event of a blowout,” says Slaiby. satisfaction, the BSEE is expected to safety and environmental upgrade at Vigor issue the final drilling permits to Shell. Marine in Seattle EXTENSIVE WORK BY VIGOR ON FLEET ML 16  MARINE LOG JulY 2012





AMBITIONS The American Phoenix at BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama




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the completion of the construction of American Phoenix was a milestone for BAe Systems Southeast Shipyards


AE has made a strong commitment to get back in the newbuild business. We’re pushing new construction at Mobile and Jacksonville,” says Richard McCreary, Vice President, Commercial Business Development, BAE Systems. That push paid off with an order to build two 295 ft x 62 ft dump scows for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Oak Brook, IL. The contract also includes the option

hans Blomberg, technical manager of hopper dredging for Weeks Marine, initiates the first steel cut for construction of the MV Magdalen at the BAe Systems shipyard in Mobile, Al GC2    MARiNe lOg

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to build two additional dump scows, which will be used to transport and dump sediments from dredging operations. The two dump scows, which will be built simultaneously, will be delivered in 2013. If Great Lakes Dredge & Dock options the second set of dump scows, those will be completed in 2014. McCreary also sees potential opportunities for BAE in building offshore vessels, heavy construciton barges, ATB’s and replacing aging single-hull barges that were double-hulled in the 1990’s. Of course the new order came as BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards was delivering its biggest project to date—the 616 ft x 105 ft product/chemical tanker American Phoenix to Mid Ocean Tanker Company, South Norwalk, CT, a joint venture between ALTERNA Capital and Mid-Ocean Marine. McCreary called the christening of the American Phoenix a “significant milestone” for BAE. The American Phoenix, a U.S. Flag/Jones Act-qualified product chemical tanker, is the largest vessel launched in the State of Alabama. To become a reality, the American Phoenix took the road less traveled. The

vessel was originally ordered by AHL Shipping Co. as part of a trio of ships at a cost of $124 million apiece. The three ships were to be built as part of a “virtual shipyard” concept, with different shipyards taking responsibility for different components, sections and modules of each ship. Atlantic Marine Mobile was responsible for building the hull and assembling all of the components. The project went south when AHL declared bankruptcy. The American Phoenix found new life when Mid-Ocean was able to buy the partially completed vessel at auction in January 2011 for $12.65 million. Meanwhile, BAE Systems has begun construction on the MV Magdalen, an 8,500 yd3 capacity trailing suction hopper dredge for Weeks Marine, Inc. The 340 ft x 79 ft vessel will be completed in 2014. The trailing suction hopper dredge is the first designed by Dutch company IHC Merwede to be built in the U.S. Gibbs & Cox is providing the functional engineering and detailed production support during the construction.


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TY Offshore takes the lead on dual fuel vessels “We think we are going to take the lead,” says Phil Nuss, Vice President, Engineering and Program Management, TY Offshore. Nuss is talking about the dual fuel platform supply vessels that the Gulfport, Mississippi, shipbuilder is constructing for New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM). Nuss says that TY Offshore has erected modules for the first boat (see photo), has started building modules for the second and is cutting steel for the third. Each of the 302 ft x 64 ft vessels is divided into seven 40 ft modules weighing upwards of 80 tons. HGIM’s order for the four STX Marine Inc.-designed dual fuel Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) is clearly groundbreaking. Each of the vessels is contracted at about $55 million apiece. Classed by ABS, each of the PSVs will be just slightly over 92 meters long, with a beam of 19.5 meters, a cargo deck area of 17.1 meters wide by 55.6 meters long. Wartsila will supply three six-cylinder Wartsila 34DF dual-fuel engines for each of

the vessels. Compliant with IMO and EPA Tier II/Tier III, the four-stroke engines, which will each produce 2,610 kW, are turbo-charged and intercooled and provide fuel flexibility. Switching between diesel mode and LNG can be done smoothly without any loss of power, says Wartsila. Besides the engines, Wartsila is also supplying a complete propulsion solution with steerable main thrusters, LNGPac bunkering and storage solution and an electrical and automation sys-

tem. Nuss says TY Offshore is building the bunkering station. TY Offshore has a diverse order book of steel and aluminum hulled vessels, including ten 30,000 bbl 297 ft 6 in x 54 ft x 12 ft fuel barges for Florida Marine Transporters (FMT), Mandeville, LA, and has delivered four of ten 90 ft MK V for Kuwait. It also has five megayachts on order, with the largest at 242 ft in length.

FiRSt RB-S ii DeliVeReD By MetAl ShARK The u.S. Coast guard took delivery of the first new Response Boat-Small (RB-S) ii at the Coast guard Special Missions Training Center at Camp leJeune, nC, on June 5. T h e RB-S ii will g r a d u a l l y replace the defenderclass RB-S as the older asset reaches the end of service life. The RB-S ii is built by Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, la. The Coast guard currently has 38 boats on order that are scheduled to be delivered by April 2013. The new RB-S ii has a length of 29 feet, is capable of a top speed of over 45 knots and has a range of 150 nautical miles. The RB-S ii is outfitted with a standardized communications and navigation suite and was designed with an increased emphasis on functional design and crew comfort. The RB-S ii will be operated by a crew of four.

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NOAA commissions new SWATh The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last month commissioned the coastal mapping vessel, NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler, during a ceremony at its Marine Operations Center-Atlantic in Norfolk, VA. The vessel was ordered from VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, MS, but in July 2010

NOAA canceled the contract, citing construction delays and weight issue. NOAA towed the ship from VT Halter Marine, which said that it was 98 percent complete, and completed it elsewhere. The 124-foot, twin-hull ship

This advanced NOAA survey vessel will play a vital role in ensuring safe navigation and commerce as we work each and every day to position America for the future.

will conduct basic hydrographic surveys of the sea floor using side scan and multibeam sonar technologies. The ship is also equipped to deploy buoys and unmanned submersibles and conduct general oceanographic research. Ferdinand R. Hassler is the first SWATH (small waterplane area, twinhull vessel) to be constructed for NOAA. The ship’s twin-hull design minimizes the rocking motion caused by wave action, making it particularly suited to mapping the ocean floor. The new ship’s primary mission will be to detect and monitor changes to the sea floor. Data collected by the ship will be used to update nautical charts, detect potential hazards to navigation, and enhance our understanding of the ever-changing marine environment. “With the growth in the size of commercial vessels and the importance of waterborne commerce to our economic security, there is a critical need for accurate information about our coastal waterways,” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction. “This advanced NOAA survey vessel will play a vital role in ensuring safe navigation and commerce as we work each and every day to position America for the future.” Ferdinand R. Hassler will operate mainly along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Caribbean Sea and Great Lakes in support of the NOAA Office of Coast Survey’s nautical charting mission. “NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler represents a major step forward in NOAA’s effort to modernize the agency’s fleet,” said Rear Adm. Jonathan Bailey, director of the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations and the NOAA Corps. “This new, highly capable ship will enable surveyors to map waterways and coastal areas both accurately and efficiently.” G2    MARINE LOG

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Silver Ships delivers two high-speed patrol boats Silver Ships, Inc., Theodore, AL, recently delivered two 27 ft patrol boats to the New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Departments in North Carolina and secured an export order to build two oil spill service vessels for Saudi Aramco to operate in Saudi Arabia. The two high-speed boats will patrol the Intracoastal Waterways, the Cape Fear River and coastal waters, as well as the surrounding estuaries and barrier islands within the jurisdiction of the New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, NC.

gasoline generator and 30-amp shore power. Meanwhile, the oil spill services boats for Saudi Aramco will be of all-welded aluminum construction. Each boat will be a 48 ft x 16 ft bowloader, with air conditioined pilothouse, push knees and two 350 hp Cummins QSB5.9 inboard diesel engines. The oil spill equipment on board each vessel will include an Elastec hydraulically

controlled, powered boom reel, an Elaspray portable dispersant system, a 200-gallon dispersant tank, an Elastec TDS 118 skimmer system and an Elastec 500-gallon pillow tank. Additional outfitting equipment includes an 8.5 Kw generator, a Furuno NavNet System, an ICOM VHF radio and a six-person life raft.

• ISO:9001 Certified • 1,550 Linear Feet of Quayside • Crane Service • Project MOB and DE-MOB Capabilities • 5,000-Ton Dry Dock • 1,800-Ton Dry Dock • Staging and Storage Area The deep-vee vessels will be capable of extended patrol, emergency response and fast pursuit. For year-round service, each boat is configured with a four-man, fully enclosed, climate-controlled pilot house and a Wing foam collar system. Mission enhancements include suspension seating for the operator and navigator and bench-style seating for additional officers. Each boat is outfitted with two 200 hp Yamaha four-stroke outboards. Fully operational, the boats achieve a maximum speed in excess of 41 knots. Each vessel has a heavy duty, custombuilt aluminum trailer. Navigation and communications equipment include Raymarine Radar, GPS, FLIR camera and Icom VHF radio as well as dedicated police radios. Lighting consists of a roof mounted remote controlled searchlight, roof mounted deck lights, cockpit courtesy lighting and red/white interior cabin lights. Onboard auxiliary power is supplied from a 5.5 kW

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Economic and Property Damages Settlement Providing Money to Individuals and Businesses

If you have economic loss or property damage because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get money from a class action settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”). Go to for more information, including information on how to file a claim.

Who is included in the economic & ProPerty damages settlement? The Economic and Property Damages (“E&PD”) Settlement Class includes people, businesses, and other entities in the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the oil spill. The website has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in the E&PD Settlement. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail questions@ to find out if a geographic location is included.

What does the economic & ProPerty damages settlement Provide? The E&PD Settlement makes payments for the following types of claims: (1) Seafood Compensation, (2) Economic Damage, (3) Loss of Subsistence, (4) Vessel Physical Damage, (5) Vessels of Opportunity Charter Payment, (6) Coastal Real Property Damage, (7) Wetlands Real Property Damage, and (8) Real Property Sales Damage. There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the E&PD Settlement; all qualified claims will be paid.

hoW to get Benefits from the economic & ProPerty damages settlement You need to submit a Claim Form to request a payment. You can get a copy of the various Claim Forms by visiting the website or by calling 1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted online or by mail. If you have questions about how to file your claim, you should call the toll-free number for assistance.

The deadline to submit most E&PD claims will be April 22, 2014 or six months after the E&PD Settlement becomes effective (that is, after the Court grants “final approval” and any appeals are resolved), whichever is later. There will be an earlier deadline to submit E&PD Seafood Compensation claims. The earlier deadline to submit Seafood Compensation claims will be 30 days after final approval of the Settlement by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (regardless of appeals). Actual claim filing deadlines will be posted on the website as they become available. Valid claims will be paid as they are approved, beginning shortly after the Court-Supervised Settlement Program commences. It is highly recommended that E&PD Settlement Class Members complete and submit their claim forms promptly. Please read the Medical Benefits Settlement notice because you may also be eligible for benefits from that settlement.

your other oPtions If you do not want to be legally bound by the E&PD Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won’t be able to sue BP over certain economic and property damage claims. If you stay in the E&PD Settlement, you may object to it by August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider whether to approve the E&PD Settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. The Court will also consider Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses including an interim payment of $75 million and additional awards equal to 6% of class claims and benefits paid. Class Counsel fees, costs and expenses under the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement and the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members’ payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.


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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Medical Benefits Settlement Providing Benefits to Clean-Up Workers and Certain Gulf Coast Residents If you have a medical claim related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get benefits from a class action settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”). Go to for more information, including information on how to file a claim.


included in the medical Benefits settlement? is

The Medical Class includes (1) clean-up workers and (2) certain people who resided in specific geographic areas in coastal and wetlands areas along the Gulf Coast during specific periods in 2010. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements. com has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in one of these zones. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail info@ to find out if a geographic location is included.


medical Benefits settlement Provide? does the

The benefits of the Medical Benefits Settlement include: (1) payments to qualifying people for certain acute (short-term) and chronic (ongoing) medical conditions occurring after exposure to oil or chemical dispersants; (2) provision of periodic medical examinations to qualifying people; and (3) creation of a Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, consisting of projects to strengthen the healthcare system. Benefits (1) and (2) will be provided only after the Court grants final approval and any appeals are resolved.

hoW to get Benefits from the medical Benefits settlement You need to submit a Claim Form to request benefits. You can get a copy of the Claim Form by visiting the website or by calling 1-866-992-6174.

Claims can be submitted by mail. If you have questions about how to file your claim, you should call the toll-free number for assistance. The deadline for filing a Claim Form is one year after the Medical Benefits Settlement becomes effective (that is, after the Court grants “final approval” and any appeals are resolved). The exact date of the claim filing deadline will be posted on the website. It is highly recommended that Medical Class Members complete and submit their claim forms promptly. Please read the Economic and Property Damages Settlement notice because you may also be eligible for a payment from that settlement.

your other oPtions If you do not want to be legally bound by the Medical Benefits Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won’t be able to sue BP over certain medical claims. If you stay in the Medical Benefits Settlement, you may object to it by August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider whether to approve the Medical Benefits Settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. Class Counsel will ask the Court to consider an award of fees, costs, and expenses of 6% of the value of the benefits actually provided under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement. Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement and the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members’ payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.






FIRST OF FOUR OCEAN CLASS TUGS NEARS DELIVERY The Ocean Wave, the first of four Ocean Class tugs for Crowley Maritime, was expected to go on builder’s trials early this month. The boat, along with its sister vessels, are being built by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA. The first two boats in the series, the Ocean Wave and Ocean Wind, are exactly the same, with an overall length of 146 ft, beam of 46 ft, depth of 25 ft and design draft of 21 ft. They will be DP1 Class vessels. The third and fourth vessels in the series, the Ocean Sun and Ocean Sky, will be 10 ft longer than the Wave and the Wind and be classed as DP2 tugs, with larger fuel and fresh water capacities, larger shaft generators, and two bow thrusters as opposed to one. All four tugs are in various stages of construction, with the Ocean Wind launched, the Ocean Sky on the erection lane and the Ocean Sun in production. Progress is also well underway on three 290 ft sludge carriers for the NY City Department of Environmental

Protection. The contract delivery date is the fourth quarter of this year, but change orders by the city could well push the delivery into the first quarter of 2013. “We are getting bid opportunities on specialty projects—supply boats, tugs, barges,” says Bollinger Shipyards’ Robert Socha. “We have a backlog of two years, but we continue to talk about opportuni-

ties down the road, two to three years.” With its 10 facilities along the Gulf Coast, Bollinger is trying to target major repairs and conversions, particularly deepwater offshore tonnage. The shipyard, of course, is also the source for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sentinel Class cutters. The second Fast Response Cutter is to be commissioned shortly and the third is on sea trials.

New well  stimulation vessel  for Baker hughes Edison Chouest Offshore, Galliano, LA, will supply a state-of-the-art, 311 ft well stimulation vessel to Baker Hughes for operation in the North Sea. To be called the Blue Orca, the well stimulation vessel will be contracted to Maersk Oil when it is completed in late 2013. The 311 ft3 in x 60 ft x 26 ft vessel will be part of a well stimulation fleet that includes

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CENTRAL GULF LEASE SALE DRAWS STRONG INTEREST Last month, the Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale drew strong interest, attracting $1,704,500,995 in high bids for tracts on the U.S. outer continental shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A total of 56 offshore energy companies submitted 593 bids on 454 tracts covering more than 2,402,918 acres. The sum of all bids received totaled $2,602,563,726. The highest bid on a tract was $157,111,000 submitted by Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC for Mississippi Canyon, Block 718. Shell submitted the highest total amount in bonus bids, $406,594,560 on 24 tracts. The Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 216/222, conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), offered more than 39 million acres for oil and gas development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The acreage included 7,434 tracts from three to more than 230 miles off the coast, in depths ranging from 10 to more than

11,200 feet (3 to 3,400 meters). BOEM estimates the economically recoverable hydrocarbons that could be produced as a result of the acreage offered ranges from 0.8 to 1.6 billion barrels of oil and 3.3 to 6.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Back in December 2011, the Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale held by BOEM attracted more than $337 million in high bids and included 20 companies submitting 241 bids on 191 tracts comprising over a million acres offshore Texas. “Before moving forward with Sale 216/222, we conducted a rigorous analysis of the environmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Central Gulf of Mexico,” said BOEM Director Tommy P. Beaudreau. Lease terms for both sales included escalating rental rates to encourage faster exploration and development of leases as well as shorter lease terms for shallower water in order to encour-

age timely development. BOEM has increased its minimum bid requirement in deepwater to $100 per acre, up from $37.50 in previous Central lease sales. Rigorous historical analysis showed that leases that received high bids of less than $100 per acre have experienced virtually no exploration and development activities. TOP TEN BIDS IN CENTRAL GULF LEASE SALE Company name Bid Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC BP Exploration & Production Shell Offshore Inc. Shell Offshore Inc. Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC Shell Offshore Inc. Chevron USA Inc. Chevron USA Inc. Shell Offshore Inc. Shell Offshore Inc.

Amount $157.11 $110.36 $66.06 $61.46 $61.40 $60.06 $57.82 $51.23 $46.06 $40.06

two other recent ECO/Baker Hughes additions in tthe Gulf of Mexico. The other two vessels are the Blue Tarpon and the Blue Dolphin. According to Baker Hughes, the Blue Orca will be rated at 15,000 psi and will feature one of the largest fluid and proppant carrying capacities in the world. “When it comes to performing multi-zone, high-rate, high-pressure completions, our vessels are reliable abd efficient and minimize delays in high-cost offshore environments, where time is of the essence for the operators on behalf of whom we are working,” says Lindsay Link, Baker Hughes’ president of pressure pumping.




Conrad Shipyards, established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, lift boats, deck barges, crane barges, double skin tank barges, spud barges, offshore supply vessels, dredges and other steel and aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its four shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas. Conrad’s repair activity is supported by six dry docks ranging from 900 tons to 10,000 tons capacity and a 300 ton Travel Lift. Conrad Shipyards, LLC 1501 Front Street Morgan City, LA 70381 Ph: (985) 384-3060 Fax: (985) 385-4090


Metal Shark’s fleet of custom-built CBRN, law enforcement, military, fire/rescue, commercial and recreational boats redefines the standard of excellence for heavy-duty welded aluminum vessels. Designed to the mission-critical specifications of the world’s most demanding operators, Metal Shark’s solid, durable, and low-maintenance platforms are built to withstand extreme conditions, harsh environments, and years of abuse. Contact us today and let our team of naval architects and marine engineers custom-design the perfect Metal Shark for your mission. Metal Shark Aluminum Boats 6816 East Admiral Doyle Drive Jeanerette, LA 70544 Ph: (337) 364-0777 Fax: (337) 364-0337


Lufkin Industries designs and manufactures heavy-duty, precision gear drives that deliver the strong reliable performance and durability critical in marine applications. Lufkin specializes in configuring marine gearing to customer specifications for multiple types of vessels and applications. All Lufkin marine gears are rated and designed to AGMA and ABS standards. Field service, technical or after market support is available 24/7 worldwide. Lufkin Industries, Inc. PO Box 849 Lufkin, TX 75902 Ph: (936) 634-2211

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA, provides marine repair conversion and new construction services to the energy, commercial and government marine markets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region and international markets. Family owned and operated since 1946, Bollinger consists of ten ISO 9001 certified shipyards and 28 dry docks for small to mediumsized shallow and deepwater vessels and rigs. Bollinger has a premier reputation for superior quality and timely services for its customers. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. P.O. Box 250 8365 Hwy. 308 South Lockport, LA 70374 Ph: (985) 532-2554 Fax: (985) 532-7225


The world-class facilities and expertise of Mexico’s largest shipyard, Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG), are available for a wide range of services for customers in both the shipping and offshore sectors. In particular, TNG is involved in repair and maintenance as well as upgrading and conversion of ships and offshore units and offshore-related fabrication work. Its location in the Port of Veracruz, within easy reach of the main shipping routes and close to offshore oil and gas installations, is ideal in terms of customer access. TNG was established in 1995 but the shipyard itself dates back to 1935. Talleres Navales del Golfo A member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group 91800 Veracruz Ver, Mexico Ph: +(52) 229-989-2500



Formed in 2001, Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc. has quickly established a reputation for supplying THE BEST VALUE IN DECK MACHINERY. With over 100 years of combined marine industry experience the key personnel of Coastal Marine Equipment along with the expert craftsmen offer a complete line of marine deck machinery as well as general fabrication, machining services, installation, maintenance and repair. Coastal Marine Equipment, Inc. Ph: (228) 832-7655



Signal International, Inc. is a global provider of marine and fabrication services to the offshore, marine and naval industries. The core business is overhaul, repair, and upgrade of ships, vessels, and rigs. Our full service Mobile shipyard specializes in drydocking, topside and conversions of Panamax vessels, workboats, and tugs. The 500,000 sf fabrication facility in Texas manufactures barges, NOAA-type vessels, power plant modules, and renewable energy components for wind and wave. Recognized as one of the “Best Large Shipyards� for excellence in safety, Signal is known for quality workmanship, on time and on budget. Signal operates production facilities in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

For over 60 years, VT Halter Marine has designed and built ocean going, state-of-the-art vessels, for both military and commercial applications up to Panamax size. Vessel types include: Patrol Vessels, SPECOPS Craft, Logistics Vessels, Landing Craft, Car Carriers, Oil and Cargo Vessels, PSVs, Ferries, ATBs, Research Ships and Fast Sea Lift Vessels. VT Halter Marine 900 Bayou Casotte Pkwy Pascagoula, MS 39581 Ph: (228) 696-6888 Fax: (228) 696-6899

Signal International RSA Battle House Tower 11 North Water Street, Suite 16250 Mobile, Al 36602 Ph: (251) 544-2620

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Silver Ships, Inc. and Ambar Marine produce custom fabricated aluminum vessels for a variety of specialized tasks. Our vessels are in use throughout the world by military, law enforcement and fire/rescue. Whether you need a small fast rescue boat or an offshore patrol vessel Silver Ships can fulfill your needs. All vessels are built to fit your individual requirements. We will provide you with a superior product for a competitive price. All boats are not created equal, give us a call before you purchase from anyone else. Silver Ships, Inc. P.O. Box 1266 Theodore, AL 36582 Ph: (251) 973-0000 Fax: (251) 973-2711


ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life, property and the marine environment. ABS develops and verifies standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships and offshore structures. From its headquarters in Houston, Texas, ABS delivers services and solutions to clients through a network of more than 150 local representative offices in 70 countries. ABS Americas Division Headquarters 16855 Northchase Drive Houston, TX 77060 Ph: (281) 877-600 Fax: (281) 877-6001


Meeting aggressive schedules. Whether it's a ship repair or new construction, vessel owners rely on the delivery timeline we provide to set their schedule. We excel at meeting demanding schedules and minimizing project risk. Applying lean manufacturing processes has systematically boosted operational performance on a continual basis to facilitate the building of world-class vessels more efficiently. Our customers value the cost-effectiveness, higher standard of quality, and our industry-leading safety record. From management to highly skilled craftsmen, the entire Signal team embraces a zero defect quality control program to put your vessel back to work when promised. Our capability is demonstrated time and again through repeat business. We specialize in new construction, repair, and conversion of ships, workboats, rigs, specialty barges, modules for refinery expansion and offshore wind farm components. Let us maximize your investment.

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Using newly developed wireless devices, video can be shared with “virtual” experts to inspect work

Mobile collaboration BRiNGS hOME SAViNGS V

ideo conferencing is a standard form of business communication and is expected to become a $10.8 billion industry by 2015. The typical form of video collaboration facilitates face-to-face meetings in video conferencing boardrooms. For the marine industry, though, the heart of their business is often in a shipyard or onboard a ship—where traditional video conferencing doesn’t reach. However, the development of new mobile technologies has presented the opportunity for video collaboration to expand into the shipyard, to a supplier location, or onto the water. Mobile technologies generally include wireless video devices for use in the yard or onboard and collaboration software for the remote experts’ desktops. Yard workers use the mobile device to share video, voice, telestration (i.e., onscreen drawing) and images with the experts who interact live through the collaboration PC software in a totally secure manner.

For example, mobile collaboration was used by BP to share live video from inside a tanker in a Singapore shipyard with multiple remote experts across Europe. The purpose of this live video collaboration session was to monitor and assess the conversion of a Very Large Crude Carrier to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel destined for ultra-deepwater exploration in offshore Angola. With a live mobile collaboration session, BP brought in virtual experts to immediately inspect critical areas and review progress. The solution included a certified mobile device and rugged headset inside the tanker and collaboration software on the PCs of experts in offices in Aberdeen and Sunbury, Scotland, as well as the home of the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM). The mobile device streamed content to the remote experts using SingTel’s cellular service and a Hauwei cellular to WiFi router. With this adhoc network, live collaboration was possi-

ble even from within the depths of the engine room. Using mobile collaboration, the technician in the tanker was able to show very detailed visuals of critical areas including the engine, welds, and work permits. The remote participants were able to talk, draw onscreen and take high resolution snapshots to perform detailed assessments. The built-in illumination ring of the camera provided high quality visuals even when lighting was very poor in areas like the engine room. This FPSO conversion is just one example of the use of mobile collaboration within the marine industry. “This initiative was a powerful illustration of the huge potential of remote video collaboration and has opened a wide spectrum of new possibilities for us,” says Ken Douglas, former CTO Technology Director and now in a CIO role in BP. continued on p. 22 JulY 2012 MARINE LOG 17




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FRANK COLES,pRESiDENT,  iNMARSAT MARiTiME FRANK COLES: I started at sea. I served 12 years as a deck officer, and hold a Master Mariner’s certificate. I followed that with a Master’s Degree in Maritime Law from the University of Wales in Cardiff, which led to several years as a lawyer with Richards Butler in London and Stephenson Harwood & Lo in Hong Kong. Later, I took up the role of General Manager with Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping, and it was from there that I joined Globe Wireless, one of Inmarsat’s distribution partners, as President and CEO. It was at Globe Wireless that I led the development of innovative solutions such as Globe iFusion, which was the first system to integrate shore-side administrative control, GSM voice, data, firewalls and crew communications into a single

handheld satellite phones to VSAT, and everything in between. The breadth of portfolio is important because it means that, as a vessel’s needs change and grow, we can continue to provide the service they need. We are the first to offer true future-proofing for maritime customers. And we do all of this while maintaining our reputation for reliability, which is unmatched. The advent of Global Xpress will mean that we continue to lead the industry and extend the capability of communications solutions into the next decade.

MARINE LOG: How did you get started in this business? What was your career path?

Broadband communications today means that ships can behave more like remote offices—using the same business tools and software applications as a shore-side operation.

satcoms package. My move to Inmarsat came via its Global Xpress division, where I directed the development of the maritime offering, before taking responsibility for the company’s entire maritime business unit.

ML: You recently were named President, Inmarsat Maritime. What’s your vision for the company’s future? COLES:

I want Inmarsat Maritime to continue to lead the industry in safety services and connectivity solutions. We offer the most complete portfolio: from 20  MARINE LOG JulY 2012

ML: What is the Global Xpress net network?

COLES: Global Xpress will be the first global Ka-band network, offering the shipping industry true broadband speeds and reliability: up to 50Mbps through a 60-100cm antenna. We have invested $1.2 billion in three new satellites—the Inmarsat-5 generation—and the ground infrastructure. More importantly, we’re putting our 33-year experience of the maritime industry into this new offering. GX has been developed with maritime customers in mind. We have the industry’s lead-

ing antenna manufacturers signed up: Intellian, JRC, SeaTel and Thrane & Thrane. As for distribution, we now have 20 dealers signed and selling XpressLink, our integrated Ku-band and FleetBroadband offering, which is a pathway into GX. So we’re in a very strong position leading towards the launch of GX in 2013.

ML: More and more

companies are looking to broadband services to improve operation efficiencies and businesses processes. How can ship operators use VSAT services to achieve operational savings and efficiencies?

COLES: Broadband communications today means that ships can behave more like remote offices—using the same business tools and software applications as a shore-side operation. We are helping to apply the trends in technologyenabled business efficiency to a vessel at sea, and that can be transfor transformative to a maritime business. Savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars per vessel per year are achievable—if you look at the accumulated benefits that satcoms can offer in operational savings; less turnover of crew leading to reduced recruitment costs; savings in remote maintenance; better weather routing, etc. ML: Can you talk about Inmarsat’s investments and how you are working with your partners to enhance VSAT services for the shipping market?

COMUNiCATiONS COLES: When we acquired Ship Equip, which is now integrated within Inmarsat Maritime, it was to prepare Inmarsat for the launch of GX—both in terms of their customer base and the resources they brought to our organization. What this has enabled is the development and launch of XpressLink, which utilizes a combination of FleetBroadband with VSAT. XpressLink has revolutionised the way in which redundant communications can be available to the shipowner. It’s a concept that will continue into Global Xpress. ML:

Generally, all passenger and cargo ships in excess of 300 gross tons on international voyages must carry GMDSS equipment in order to comply with SOLAS regulations. This means that they must be fitted with Inmarsat solutions that support GMDSS. What criteria should operators use to choose the right solution for their ships?

COLES: An operator should

first be aware of their responsibilities towards safety communications, as defined by the IMO. Inmarsat is the only satellite operator to support GMDSS. This fact alone should tell shipowners or managers all they need to know: that despite the hyperbole from our competitors, there is only one company that can provide the quality, reliability and global reach needed for GMDSS, and that is Inmarsat. We expect to add FleetBroadband to the list of our GMDSScompliant services. We are well into the development program and the discussion with the IMO to make it happen as soon as possible.

ML: Where do you see the future of ship communications headed?


The landscape will transform over the next 5 years. Satellite communications, particularly broadband,

will be seen as delivering new opportunities and value—not just a cost. Opportunity in the way it can create business efficiency in the running of ships. And value in the benefits it brings to crew, in terms of welfare and the retention of qualified personnel. ML

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HEMPEL COATS THE NEXT WAVE IN CLEAN ENERGY The industry is going green, looking for alternative ways to save money, reduce emissions and create innovative products that will bring those goals to fruition. One such green project, AW Energy’s WaveRoller, will further ensure its production of green energy with assistance from Hempel. Hempel was recently awarded the contract to coat the WaveRoller system which will begin producing energy later this month. The WaveRoller pilot project, currently being conducted off the coast of Portugal, features three independent units of 100 kW each. Submerged in water, the

system consists of a converter panel that moves back-and-forth according to the water’s movements. The movement of the panel produces energy that is transferred to the shore by an undersea cable. The first grid connected pilot power plant will be coated by Hempel’s line of coatings systems to protect it from corrosion and fouling. CEO of AW Energy, John Liljelund says, “The units are completely environmentally neutral and the project is taking place in a nature reserve, so it was important to us to choose a coatings supplier with a good track record in marine coatings. This was one of the reasons we chose Hempel.” mov Hempel will also coat the moving panels with its Hempasil X3. The hydrogel technology will render the steel “invisible” and prevent organisms from attaching to the hull, improving

hydrodynamics. The improvement of the hydrodynamics will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. ANTIFOULING LINE REVAMP Hempel’s new version of its GLOBIC, OCEANIC and OLYMPIC ranges of antifoulings will feature optimized binder systems, polishing rates, biocide packages and solid levels. The new Hempel Globic 9000—which is an improvement upon the Globic NCT antifouling technology—is a top-end antifouling available in high-solid versions, and like its predecessor will feature Hempel’s patented nanocapsule technology. The system offers a high return on investment for extended service intervals and worldwide trading. Hempel is also reinventing its coatings for the 60-month market segment. The Globic 6000 was developed specifically for vessels requiring protection for 60 months of services in waters worldwide. And for a more cost-effective solution for 60-month intervals, Hempel has revamped its Oceanic+ to offer a highsolids version as well as a special version engineered specifically for flat bottom applications. Additionally, the company’s reformulated OLYMPIC+ was improved to deliver the benefits of high-solids coating.

SECONd STATEN ISLANd FERRY GETS THE ECOSPEEd TREATMENT The Sen. John J. Marchi is the second Staten Island Ferry to be coated with the Ecospeed coatings system. The John Noble was coated with Ecospeed last year. The John J. Marchi is part of the Molinari class of ferries built for the ferry operator. It can hold 4,500 passengers and carry 40 cars. Ecospeed has been proven to enhance a vessel’s performance and optimizing fuel efficiency. The TBT-free, copper-free and biocide-free coating features a high

centration of embedded glass platelets and low VOC. Its anti-corrosive qualities can be attributed to its use of these glass platelets that act as an impermeable barrier. Ecospeed also negates the need for drydocking. Instead in-water maintenance keeps the coatings system at peak performance. A third Staten Island ferry will be coated with Ecospeed later this year.

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nGSCO DECiDES tO  UpGRaDE itS   intERSLEEK COatinG It’s been six years since the Ghasha L N G c a r r i e r wa s coated with Intersleek 700 silicone coating. When the ship was brought to drydock earlier this year, it was evident that Intersleek had done its job with only light slime present on the hull and that was easily removable with low pressure washing. Impressed by Intersleek 700’s performance, the vessel’s owner, Abu Dhabi-based National Gas Shipping Company Ltd. (NGSCO) opted to upgrade the hull’s system to Intersleek 900. The use of Intersleek 900 is expected to improve the vessel’s hull performance, reducing fuel consumption and subsequently greenhouse gas emissions.




APC AND REACTIVE SURFACES TEAM UP Ohio-based Advanced Polymer Coatings and Reactive Surfaces, Ltd., Austin, TX, signed a letter of intent to create a joint venture that would develop an environmentally friendly bio-based functional marine coatings system for the maritime industry. The coatings will utilize surface-modifying additives designed to meet or exceed the effectiveness of current marine coatings. According to the managing partner and chief innovation officer of Surface Technologies, Dr. C. Steven McDaniel, “Bio-based functionality employs natural biomaterials such as proteins and peptides, to provide an enormous resource of functional additives that are non-persistent in the environment, non-toxic and renewable.” Dr. McDaniel explains

that with the focus on the biomolecules, the additives “create an innovative function to coatings systems called ‘recharge-ability.’ By being able to change or renew functionality without recoating, a new effective dimension is added to the coated marine surface.” Donald J. Keehan, Chairman of Advanced Polymer Coatings, says, “This new generation of exterior underwater coatings we will develop will expand our offering to the marine industry. We plan in the years ahead to take advantage of the growing ‘green’ trend for nontoxic, low drag underwater vessel surfaces by introducing Reactive Sciences’ bio-based functionality into new coatings using natural biomaterials such as proteins and peptides.”

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cospeed gives a very thorough and lasting defense against cavitation and corrosion damage for a ship hull’s entire service life.

The coating equally provides the rudder with an impenetrable protective layer while its flexibility enables absorption of the forces that are produced by cavitation. This prevents the damage normally caused by this phenomenon. Without proper protection against cavitation and the resulting erosion and corrosion damage, the financial consequences can be severe. By removing the existing paint layers and applying Ecospeed on the rudder we can break the never ending cycle of painting, suffering damage, having to perform extensive repairs in drydock followed by a full repainting, again and again. With an Ecospeed application no full repaint will be needed during drydocking. Ecospeed is guaranteed for ten years. At the most, minor touch-ups will be required.

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Newsmakers GE MarinE, EvEndalE, OH, appOintEd Jeremy Barnes as Commercial Marine Marketing Director. Barnes’ will be responsible for global commercial market development activities for GE’s full line of LM marine aeroderivative gas turbines, including industry analysis, strategic planning, and customer education and channel development. U.S. Transportation Secretary ray laHood has named Colonel (ret.) Jim Helis, ph.d., the new superintendent for the U.S. Merchant Marine academy, Kings Point, NY. The 30-year Army veteran spent the last eight years as a department chair at the United States army War College. tom Godfrey has joined Signal international as Domestic Sales and Marketing at the Signal Ship repair (SSr) facility in Mobile, AL. Group Finance Director for Braemar Shipping Services plC, James Kidwell, was named Chief Executive. He succeeds the retiring alan Marsh.

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rolls-royce, in hoT demand Its been a busy few months for Rolls-Royce as orders for its power systems and deck equipment packages poured in. Recently it was awarded an £18 million contract from Italy’s Rosetti Marino s.p.A to supply the propulsion and equipment system for an anchor handling vessel being built for Augusta Offshore s.p.A. Rolls-Royce will also supply the vessel with its main engines, propulsion systems and gear, tunnel thrusters, rudders, deck machinery, electrical systems and automation and control systems. The contract follows a £15 million ($23.3 million) contract awarded to RollsRoyce by sTX OsV, norway, for an extensive deck equipment package. The package, which will be fitted on to an anchor-handling vessel that will be operated by Iceman As, will include a new anchor

austal to distribute Kelvin hughes down under

handling frame (AHF) and a hydraulic anchor winch that is capable of pulling 500 tonnes. genera ion generaT PoWer generaTion Rolls-Royce Additionally, Rolls-Royce to supply won a contract to supply (pictured) for four waterjets (pictured) for four support vessels wind farm support vessels being built by south Boats. The 19 m cats will each be fitted with a pair of Rolls-Royce FF600 waterjets. The vessels will be operated by MPI and used to transfer crew and cargo to the offshore wind farms strewn across the european coast. And in a first, the Turkish navy came knocking on Rolls-Royce’s door. RollsRoyce secured a contract that would see it supply the

navy with navy with a propula propulsion equip sion equipment package for three new ships. The ships, designed by Istanbul shipyard, include one submarine Rescue Mother ship (MOsHIP) and two Rescue and Towing ships. All three ships will be equipped with Rolls-Royce tunnel thrusters and retractable thrusters. Moreover, the MOsHIP will be fitted with Rolls-Royce Azipull main propulsion thrusters.

Blue sKy launches sKyrouTer Blue sky network, la jolla, CA, has launched the new skyRouter, a fleet management portal for land mobile, aviation and marine applications. Designed to support connectivity with Blue sky network’s advanced DualMode GsM and Iridium track-

ing and communications The new skyRouter will services, the system works in help with around-the-clock combination with Blue sky communication and increase network hardware, and feasafety and fleet efficiency. tures over-the-air parameter Additionally, fleet managers settings, automated event will be able to receive realreporting, local sensor data time updates and alerts. capture, and two-way saging capability.

ViKing eXTends Program oFFerings VIKInG life-saving equipment has extended its global servicing network in Australia and new Zealand. The expansion will take place through Australia’s wiltrading and new Zealand’s Denray Marine. The expansion will see a total of nine service partner stations—six in Australia and three in new Zealand—implement

Viking’s fixed-price shipowner Agreement. The Agreement offers the market a broad comprehensive servicing package for marine safety equipment. The fixed-price payment plan ensures shipowners know what they’re getting and how much it will cost.

Kelvin Hughes has tapped Austal to lead its defense, border protection and paramilitary sales and support activities in Australia and new Zealand. Austal will sell and support Kelvin Hughes’ naval and marine products to a client list that includes the Royal Australian navy, the Royal new Zealand navy and the Australian Customs and Border Protection service. “we have developed a unique relationship with Kelvin Hughes over many years which we have now strengthened to best support our shared customer base,” says Andrew Bellamy, Austal’s Chief executive Officer. Austal has been providing systems maintenance, repair and integration services for Kelvin Hughes since 1993. “we believe this agreement will provide enhanced value to these customers in terms of cost, expertise and operational efficiency,” concludes Bellamy. The contract solidifies the relationship between the two companies, and is expected to further the growth of the regional systems capabilities and strengthen Kelvin Hughes’ defense offerings, according to Russel Gould, CeO, Kelvin Hughes. Among the marine products Austal will be selling are the KH-2007 naval Transceiver, naval MAnTADigital (nMD) Display and Processor system, the naval Tactical Display (nTD) and sharpeye. july 2012 marine log 27


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Alabama Shipyard Mobile, AL 1 riverboat casino 38,000 ft2 casino Hollywood Park Casino 35.0 7/00 RECENT CONTRACTS Allen Marine, Inc. Sitka, AK passenger catamaran 80-car/250-PAX 78 ft ft2 casino Allen Marine Tours 2.0 2000 WaterBridge Steel Nakusp, BC, CAN ferry casino BC Min. Transp. & Infra. C$26.535.0 Alabama Shipyard Mobile, AL of 1gl11 car riverboat 38,000 Hollywood Park Casino 7/00 2014 RECENT CONTRACTS John Walker was named head Crystal Taylor Kevin Kirby 2.0 masamichi morooka Allen Marine, Sitka, AK 1 passenger catamaran 78 ft NYWaterway 2000 Allen Denton’s Marine, Inc. Inc. Marine Sitka,MA AK Investipassenger Allen Marine Tours 2.0 20004Q2012 Gladding-Hearn Somerset, 1 11 pilot boat catamaran 52 ft x 1678 ftft Delta Launch Services noble Casualty AMFELS Brownsville, TX deepwater construction vessel 4000-ton deckload CalDive International 100.0 1Q/01 Ingram barge KVIChaK ICS DELIVERIES AllenMarine Marine, Inc. Sitka, 1 passenger catamaran NYWaterway 2.0 2000 Kvichak Seattle, WAAK boat 31 ft 8 in78 ftftxpassenger 11 ft 4 in Puget SoundCoastal Energy SUM2012 Atlantic Marine, Inc.for the Jacksonville, FL 1 2 work cruise ships 226 Delta Queen Voyages 60.0 6/01 gation practice Americas region. AMFELS Brownsville, deepwater vessel 4000-ton deckload CalDive International 100.0 1Q/01 BAE Systems Mobile, AL tkr 616 x in 105 ft Mid Ocean Marine JUN12 Kvichak Marine Seattle, WA Bay,TXWI 11 11 prod./chem. work boat construction 37 ftft11 Puget Sound Energy SUM2012 Bay Shipbuilding Sturgeon cutterhead dredge 250 ft Lake Michigan Contractors 2000 Atlantic Marine, Jacksonville, FL 1 2 FRC cruise ships passenger Delta Queen Coastal Voyages 60.0 6/01 JUN12 HeFab will lead a Inc. team of marine Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LAengineers, 145 ft, 28226 knots U.S. Coast Guard $47.0 Bay Shipbuilding Sturgeon Bay, WI 1 trailing suction hopper dredge 5,000 m3 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock 51.6 3Q/2001 US Shipyard Seattle, WA 1 car ferry 144 cars Washington State Ferries $138 2015 BayShipbuilding Shipbuilding Sturgeon Bay, WI 1 1 PSV cutterhead dredge 250 ft Lake Michigan Contractors 2000 JUN12 Eastern Panama City, FL 265has ft, DP2 Bender Shipbuilding and Mobile, AL MP deepwater vessel 340 ft m3named SeniorSEACOR Torch Inc.Marine 30.0 2001 master mariners naval architects Debra a. Colbert been gennaro pipoli the ManBay Shipbuilding Sturgeon Bay, WI 11 trailing suction hopper dredge 5,000 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock was appointed 51.6 3Q/2001 Kvichak Marine Seattle, WA 1 pilot boat 52 ft x 15 ft 5 in, 32 knots Crescent River Port Pilots JUN12 Bender Shipbuilding Mobile, AL 1 offshore tug 150 ft Otto Candies, Inc. 5.0 8/00 Bender Shipbuilding the cause Mobile, AL extent1 MP deepwater vessel of the Waterways 340 ft Inc. 30.0 marine 2001Sinin determining and Vice President Council Torch aging Director for Imtech BenderMarine Shipbuilding Mobile,WI AL offshore tug tug 150 ft ft OttoNavy Candies, Inc. Inc. 5.0 10/00 Marinette Marinette, 1 11 LCS 387 ft 150 U.S. DELIVERIES Bender Shipbuilding Mobile, AL offshore Otto Candies, 5.0 8/00 JUN12 of machinery damage, fires, collisions, Inc. (WCI). Colbert previously served as gapore. Pipoli has an extensive track Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 harbor tug 55 ft stock 2000 Metal SharkShipbuilding Jeanerette, 11 1 response boat 29 knots U.S. Guard JUN12 Bender Mobile,LA AL offshore tug 150 ft 26 knots OttoCoast Candies, Inc. 5.0 10/00 All American Marine Bellingham, WA survey vessel 134ft,ft45 x 37 ft, C&C Technologies APR12 Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 oyster dredge 90 ft Tallmadge Brothers 7/00 groundings, operations and Director of Communications and MediaHanover having worked a number of2000 years Silver Ships Theodore, AL RI 21 1 patrol boats 27 ft, 41 55 knots County & Blount Shipyard salvage Warren, harbor tug ft stockrecord, DonJon Shipbuilding Erie, PA ocean tug SEAJON LLC APR12 Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 sightseeing dinner boat 64 ft 10 in Chicago from the Lake, Ltd. 4/01 Blount Shipyardincidents. Warren, RI oyster dredge at WCI. 90 ft serves as Pres-New Tallmadge Brothers 7/00 APR12 Brunswick County other marine Relations Sheton also with general electric (ge). DonJon Shipbuilding Erie, PA 1 11 ocean barge SEAJON LLC Bollinger Marine Fabricators Amelia, LA oceangoing barge boat 34,000 400 McDonough Service 2/01 Blount Shipyard Warren, RI 1 sightseeing dinner 64 ftft10 in Chicago fromMarine the Lake, Ltd. 4/01 Sheriffs Dept. JUN12 Kvichak Marine Seattle, WA LA 1 1 patrol boat 44Communications. ft 11 in x 14 ft 7 in Seattle Police Dept. APR12 Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, cement barge 295 ft Lone Star Industries 2000 ident of Colbert Bollinger Marine Fabricators Amelia, MS LA 1 SWATH oceangoing barge 400 ft McDonough Marine Service 2/01 JUN12 VT Halter Marine Pascagoula, 1 research 124 ft NOAA Bollinger Shipyards Shipyards Lockport, LA LA 1 cement towboatbarge 8,000ft hp Riverway Company 8.0 3/01 Bollinger Lockport, 1 295 Lone Star Industries 2000 TheBollinger tanker owners’ association, Inter-1 utility vessel Kvichak marine Industries, Seattle, WA, Shipyards Lockport, LA LA 166 ft hp Gilco Supply Boats, Inc. 8.0 10/00 Bollingerreports Shipyards Lockport, 8,000 Company 8.0 3/01 tanko, council has111 towboat lance joined cruise com- Riverway appointed Kevin Kirby new Bollinger Shipyards that itsLockport, Lockport, LA utility vesselCamarena has166 166 ft Gilcohas Supply Boats, Inc. Inc. 8.0 as its 5/01 PENDING CONTRACTS NOTES PENDING CONTRACTS NOTES Bollinger Shipyards LA utility vessel ft Gilco Supply Boats, 8.0 10/00 Bollinger Shipyards Shipyards Lockport, LA LA utility vessel holland 145 ft 6line in to and Lytalproposal Marine Operators 8.0 9/00 TBD 68 11 car ferry 1,200 (Convert LNG) Sea-Washington State Ferries RFP byoptions July 11 appointed Katharina Stanzel panies manager. Kirby with him Bollinger Lockport, utility vessel 166 ft Gilco Supply Boats, Inc. 8.0 5/01 Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City, FL to the PSV 300america ftPAX Hornbeck Offshore $360.0 brings Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LA 1 utility vessel 145 ft 6 in Plaisance Marine 8.0 1/01 VT Halter Pascagoula, MS 11 1 Roll-On/Roll-Off 692 Hawaii Transport $137.0in8.0 option Bollinger Shipyards Director Lockport, LA utility vesselas director, 145fttraining ft6dwt 6in, in 23 cars Lytal22 Marine Operators 9/00 TBD car ferry 115 ft, ftfleet x26,600 47 Wahkiakum County del. end 2014 post ofMarine Managing of Intertanko. bourn and per-Pasha years ofPortland, experience the aluminum Brusco Tug & Barge Longview, WA 1 Z-Drive tug 3,600 hp Diversified Marine, OR 5.0 4Q/00 Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, LA utility vessel 145 ft 6 in Plaisance Marine 1/01options VT Halter Marine Pascagoula, MS 241 1 PSVs 97.2m, DP2 Hornbeck Offshore $1,080.08.0 TBD car ferry 500 PAX, 60 vehicles Alaska Marine Highway Alaska Ship Conrad Shipyard Morgan City, LA 1 lift boat 110 ft undisclosed 5.0 1Q/00 Stanzel, who currently acts as Deputy formance management. His responsibiliboatbuilding industry. Brusco Tug & Barge Longview, WA 1 Z-Drive tug 3,600 hp Diversified Marine, Portland, OR 5.0 4Q/00 & Drydock Conrad Shipyard Morgan City, LA 1 lift boat 111 ft Global Marine 5.0 6/00 Conrad Shipyard boatwill include overseeing 110 ft 5.0 1Q/00 Managing Director, will Morgan step City, in LA to her11 lift ties the deck and undisclosed Conrad Shipyard Shipyard Morgan City, City, LA LA liquid mud barge 130 ft ft undisclosed 5.0 1Q/00 Morgan 1 lift boat 111 Global Marine 5.0 6/00general newConrad roleShipyard on July 1. engine fleet training team. braemar Conrad Shipyards Morgan City, City, LA LA dry dock 10,000 Conrad Industries Technical Services 3.0 appointed 4Q/00 contractor Conrad Morgan 11 liquid mud barge 130 ft ton undisclosed 5.0 1Q/00 Dakota Creek Industries Anacortes, WA 1 Prevention/Response Tug 140 ft, 10,192 hp Z-drives Crowley Marine Services 8.0 7/00MAY13 TBD Conrad Shipyards 20 vehicle/149 PAX WA DOT graeme Morgan City, LA 1 1 car dryferry dock 10,000 ton Conrad IndustriesTemple to the role 3.0 of Regional 4Q/00 Derecktor Shipyards Mamaroneck, NY 1 12 ferry pilot boats 56 ftft,aluminum NY/NJ Sandy Hook Pilots Association 2.0 12/00 TBD 65 ft, 49 PAX Port Townsend MAR/APR12 Dakota Creek Industries Anacortes, WA Prevention/Response Tug 140 10,192 hp Z-drives Crowley Marine Services 8.0 7/00 Nashville-based Ingram barge evan Supply efstathiou was204named Executive Naviera Director for its Far East 7.0 region. Temple Eastern Shipbuilding Panama Company City, FL Offshore Vessel Tamaulipas 6/00 Derecktor Shipyards GroupPascagoula, Mamaroneck, NY 1 21 Roll-On/Roll-Off pilot boats 56 ftftaluminum NY/NJ Hawaii Sandy Hook Pilots Association 12/00 VT Halter Marine MS 692 ft, 26,600 dwt Pasha Transport $137.0 2.0 FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding Houston, TX 1 tank barge 30,000 bbl Blessey Marine Services 3.0 6/00option has promoted Crystal Taylor to Senior Director of SpecTec america. He previwill be responsible for strengthening Eastern Shipbuilding GroupPascagoula, PanamaMS City, FL 24 1 PSVs Offshore Supply Vessel 97.2m, DP2 204 ft Naviera Tamaulipas 7.0 6/00 VT Halter Marine Hornbeck Offshore $1,080.0 Friede Goldman Halter Escatawpa, MS 2 auto/pax ferries 300 passengers/40 autos North Carolina DOT 10.8 7/00options Shipbuilding Houston, TX bargeworked in Veson 30,000 bbl Services surveyor network 3.0 6/00 ViceFirstWave/Newpark President and Controller. Taylor will12 tank ously nautical as the Blessey theMarine company’s in this Friede Goldman Halter Pearlington, MS casino barges Harrah’s Entertainment 2Q/00 Friede Goldman Halter Escatawpa, MS 2 auto/pax ferries 300 passengers/40 autos North Carolina DOT 10.8 7/00 succeed the retiring Director of Client Services. region. Friede Goldman Goldman Halter al oldham. Gulfport, MSMS 302 casino inland deck barges 200 ft Ingram Industries 9.0 4Q/00 Friede Halter Pearlington, barges Harrah’s Entertainment 2Q/00 Friede Goldman Goldman Halter Halter Gulfport, MS MS oceangoing tank barge 370 ft ft, liquid sugar ExpressIndustries Marine 10.0 8/00 Friede Gulfport, 301 inland deck barges 200 Ingram 9.0 4Q/00 Friede Goldman Goldman Halter Halter Pascagoula, pure car truck carrier 579 ft, ft liquid sugar Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines 70.0 sp/02 Friede Gulfport, MS MS 11 oceangoing tank barge 370 Express Marine 10.0 8/00 Friede Goldman Goldman Halter Halter Pearlington, MS self-unloading bulker 740 ft ft Great Lakes Leasing 30.0 4/00 Friede Pascagoula, MS 11 pure car truck carrier 579 Pasha HawaiiMarine Transport Lines 70.0 sp/02 Friede Goldman Halter Lockport, LA 1 tugboat hull 150 ft Thoma-Sea Boat Builders 4.0 4Q/00 Friede Goldman Halter Pearlington, MS 1 self-unloading bulker 740 ft Great Lakes Marine Leasing 30.0 4/00 Friede Goldman Goldman Halter Offshore Orange, TXLA semi-submersible 7500ftft water depth ENSCO International 100.0 8/00 Friede Lockport, 11 tugboat hull 150 Thoma-Sea Boat Builders 4.0 4Q/00 Friede Goldman Goldman Offshore Offshore Pascagoula, semi-submersibles 5000 ft ft water water depth depth PetrodrillInternational Construction Inc. 186.8 12/01 Friede Orange, TX MS 12 semi-submersible 7500 ENSCO 100.0 8/00 Friede Goldman Goldman Offshore Offshore Pascagoula, MS MS semisubmersible (C) Ilion ft water depth Noble Drillling/FGII N/A N/A Friede Pascagoula, 21 semi-submersibles 5000 Petrodrill Construction Inc. 186.8 12/01 Friede Goldman Goldman Offshore Offshore Pascagoula, MS MS semisubmersibles(C) (C) Bingo 9000-12 OceanDrillling/FGII Rig ASA (Norway) 313.0 12/00 Friede Pascagoula, 12 semisubmersible Ilion Noble N/A N/A Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Somerset, MA 1 fast ferry 143 ft Boston Harbor Cruises 5.0 2000 Friede Goldman Offshore Pascagoula, MS 2 semisubmersibles (C) Bingo 9000-12 Ocean Rig ASA (Norway) 313.0 12/00 Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Shipbuilding Somerset, MA MA pilot ferry boats 75 ftft Charleston, Boston Pilots 6.0 2000 Gladding-Hearn Somerset, 13 fast 143 Boston Harbor Cruises 5.0 2000 Gunderson, Inc. Portland, OR 3 railcar/deck cargo barges 420 ft Alaska Railbelt Marine, LLC 15.0 2000 Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Somerset, MA 3 pilot boats 75 ft Charleston, Boston Pilots 6.0 2000 Gunderson, Inc. Inc. Portland, OR OR split hull hopper barge 1,700ft yd3 capacity J.E. McAmis, 3.0 2000 Gunderson, Portland, 31 railcar/deck cargo barges 420 Alaska RailbeltInc. Marine, LLC 15.0 2000 Houma Fabricators Houma, LA offshore 125 ft yd3 capacity Harvey Gulf International 7.5 2000 Gunderson, Inc. Portland, OR 11 split hull tug hopper barge 1,700 J.E. McAmis, Inc. 3.0 2000 Kody Marine, Inc. Harvey, LA switchboats 1,500ft hp LC Power 2.0 1Q/01 Houma Fabricators Houma, LA 13 offshore tug 125 Harvey Gulf International 7.5 2000 Kvichak Marine Seattle, LA WA catamaran 54 ft aluminum Maui Classic Voyages 0.8 7/00 Kody Marine, Inc.Industries Harvey, 31 switchboats 1,500 hp LC Power 2.0 1Q/01 Kvichak Marine Marine Industries Industries Seattle, WA WA oil spill response vessel 38 ft ft aluminum CleanClassic Sound Voyages Co-op 2000 Kvichak Seattle, 11 catamaran 54 Maui 0.8 7/00 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 passenger shuttle 54 ft aluminum Atlantis Submarines 0.8 3Q/00 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 oil spill response vessel 38 ft Clean Sound Co-op 2000 Kvichak Marine Marine Industries Industries Seattle, WA WA patrol boat shuttle 38 ft ft aluminum aluminum Nassau County Police 0.5 12/00 Kvichak Seattle, 11 passenger 54 Atlantis Submarines 0.8 3Q/00 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 pilot boat 73 ft aluminum Columbia Bar Pilots 2.6 8/00 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WA 1 patrol boat 38 ft aluminum Nassau County Police 0.5 12/00 Kvichak Marine Marine Industries Industries Seattle, WA WA whalewatch 65 ft ft aluminum aluminum Eco Adventures 0.9 3Q/00 Kvichak Seattle, 11 pilot boat catamaran 73 Columbia Bar Pilots 2.6 8/00 Leevac Shipyards Jennings, deepwater supply vessel 260ftft-280 ft Hornbeck Offshore Services 36.0 6/01 Kvichak Marine Industries Seattle, WALA 12 whalewatch catamaran 65 aluminum Eco Adventures 0.9 3Q/00 Leevac Shipyards Shipyards Jennings, LA LA riverboat casino 280 ft-280 ft, 30,000 HollywoodOffshore Shreveport 36.0 10/00 Leevac Jennings, 21 deepwater supply vessel 260 ft sq ft casino Hornbeck Services 36.0 6/01 LeTourneau Vicksburg,LA MS jackup rigcasino 400 ft, ft depth Rowan Offshore 211.7 6/00 Leevac Shipyards Jennings, 11 riverboat 280 30,000 sq ft casino Hollywood Shreveport 36.0 10/00 LeTourneau Vicksburg, MS MS Super Gorilla 550 ft ft depth water depth Rowan Offshore Offshore 190.0 3Q/03 LeTourneau Vicksburg, 11 jackup rig XL 400 Rowan 211.7 6/00 Litton Avondale Industries New Orleans, LA 3 Alaskan tankers 125,000 dwt ARCO Marine 496.0 4/01 LeTourneau Vicksburg, MS 1 Super Gorilla XL 550 ft water depth Rowan Offshore 190.0 3Q/03 Litton Avondale Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, cruise ships 1,900 passenger American Classic Voyages 880.0 1/04 Litton Industries New Orleans,MS LA 32 Alaskan tankers 125,000 dwt ARCO Marine 496.0 4/01 Litton Ingalls Ingalls Shipbuilding Shipbuilding Pascagoula, MS MS multipurpose 180 ft passenger water depth Searex, Inc. 21.9 2000 Litton Pascagoula, 23 cruise ships jackup vessels 1,900 American Classic Voyages 880.0 1/04 MARCOIngalls Seattle Seattle, WA MS pilot boats jackup vessels 104 ft ft water depth San Francisco 8.0 1Q/01 Litton Shipbuilding Pascagoula, 32 multipurpose 180 Searex, Inc. Bar Pilots 21.9 2000 Marine Builders Utica, INWA dinner cruise boat Winston KnaussBar Pilots 5.0 2000 MARCO Seattle Seattle, 21 pilot boats 104 ft San Francisco 8.0 1Q/01 Mark Steel Corporation Salt Lake City, UT 1 car passenger ferry 148 pax/26 auto Utah DOT 3.0 9/00 Marine Builders Utica, IN 1 dinner cruise boat Winston Knauss 5.0 2000 NASSCO San Lake Diego,City, CA UT RO/RO ships ferry 839 pax/26 ft TOTEDOT 300.0 3Q/02 Mark Steel Corporation Salt 12 car passenger 148 auto Utah 3.0 9/00 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders San Whidbey Island, dinner boat 800 ft passenger Argosy Cruises 8.0 6/00 NASSCO Diego, CA WA 21 RO/RO ships 839 TOTE 300.0 3Q/02 Nichols Brothers Brothers Boat Boat Builders Builders Whidbey Whidbey Island, Island, WA WA 11 dinner high-speed 400 passenger passenger Golden Cruises Gate Bridge, Hwy. 8.5 6/01 Nichols boat ferry 800 Argosy 8.0 6/00 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Whidbey Island, WA 1 high-speed ferry 379 passenger Catalina Express Lines 8.5 sp/01 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Whidbey Island, WA 1 high-speed ferry 400 passenger Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy. 8.5 6/01 Nichols Brothers Marine Ways Portland, Island, OR WA 11 high-speed hydraulic pipeline Manson Construction 10.2 N/A Nichols Boat Builders Whidbey ferry dredge 379 passenger Catalina Express Lines 8.5 sp/01 North American Shipbuilding Larose and AHTS 7,200 hpEdison Chouest Offshore 8.0 5/00 Nichols Marine Ways Portland, ORHouma, LA11 hydraulic pipeline dredge Manson Construction 10.2 N/A North American American Shipbuilding Shipbuilding Larose and and Houma, Houma, LA LA11 AHTS Offshore Supply Vessel 190 ftChouest vices3.5 5/008.0 North Larose 7,200 hpEdisonOffshore ChouestSer Offshore 5/00 North American Florida Shipyards Jacksonville, FL oil tankerSupply Vessel 171 ftChouest ft Marine Tankers Services, Ltd. 10.0 2000 North Shipbuilding Larose and Houma, LA11 Offshore 190 Offshore Ser vices3.5 5/00 OrangeFlorida Shipbuilding Orange, TX FL deck barge 200 ft ft undisclosed 2.0 2Q/00 North Shipyards Jacksonville, 11 oil tanker 171 Marine Tankers Services, Ltd. 10.0 2000 Orange Shipbuilding Shipbuilding Co., Inc. Orange, TX TX deck barge barge 120 ft ft undisclosed 1.0 1Q/00 Orange Orange, 11 deck 200 undisclosed 2.0 2Q/00 Patti Shipyard Pensacola, offshore towing vessels 150 ft ft Harvey Gulf International 22.0 2000 Orange Shipbuilding Co., Inc. Orange, TX FL 12 deck barge 120 undisclosed 1.0 1Q/00 Quality Shipyards Houma, LA 1 towboat 8000 hp Marquette Transportation 8.0 8/00 Patti Shipyard Pensacola, FL 2 offshore towing vessels 150 ft Harvey Gulf International 22.0 2000 SEMCO Shipyards Lafitte, LA Multi-Purpose Vessels 156 fthp x 103 ft TransoceanTransportation Sedco Forex 15.0 2000 Quality Houma, LA 13 towboat 8000 Marquette 8.0 8/00 Swiftships, Inc. MorganLA City, LA crewboat 170 ft ft xaluminum Candies Fleet 12.0 3Q/00 SEMCO Lafitte, 32 Multi-Purpose Vessels 156 103 ft hull Transocean Sedco Forex 15.0 2000


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An operAtor’s perspective “The term ‘responder immunity’ is generally used in the maritime context to refer to provisions in the law that protect those who respond to marine casualties from legal liability for damages resulting as a consequence of their efforts,” says Jim Shirley, Legal Counsel to the American Salvage Association. Maritime salvage often involves operations that mitigate or even eliminate hazardous discharges, or spills, before they occur. Concern should be focused on the adverse effect such questionable liability immunity has on the salvage operator. Is this language sufficient to encourage a full and immediate response in all situations? Consider the possibility for the delay or failure to immediately respond to an imminent tanker grounding in a remote, environmentally sensitive area. Imagine a situation where a fully laden crude oil tanker has lost her power somewhere off our nation’s coast. The call is made; the wind is blowing on shore with a rapidly increasing sea state making response exponentially more difficult with each passing hour. You are called to respond. Your first realization is that this tanker is going on the rocks in all probability regardless of how heroic the efforts. And if by some good fortune your tug crew is able to make it to the ship, the line may part, or the tug may not be the most perfect for this response. You know you

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are the most qualified local asset, still you hesitate. What happens if this thing goes aground, spills millions of gallons, becomes an epic wreck removal project and has every maritime lawyer across our nation leaning forward over his or her morning paper wondering if he/she can get a piece of this somehow? Would you roll the dice and bet your entire company, and even perhaps prison time to make the heroic effort, or would you simply decline to become involved, knowing there is no risk to the responder who is brought in to clean up the spill once the oil is on the water, beaches and wildlife of our nation? It doesn’t take much imagination to conjure up other equally problematic scenarios, but one is enough. The two parties most able to make a good informed decision regarding proper and risk appropriate responses especially regarding who to call as well as to approvals regarding operational decisions are the vessel owner and his representatives (QI, designated salvage master, ship’s captain, etc.) and the U.S. Coast Guard representatives. It is, after all, they that have the ultimate responsibility for response. The owner as the legally defined Responsible Party, and the USCG as our nation’s coastal watchdogs, federally mandated to maintain the environmental purity of America’s navigable waters. The salvor has every responsibility, legally, mor-

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