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DECEMBER 2017 • VOLUME 74, NO. 12

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FEATURES 24 In Business: River Hub Coeyman’s Marine Towing and its sister companies are 24/7 operations that keep major construction projects in the New York area moving.

40 Cover Story: Top 10 News Stories Once again, the offshore oil and gas downturn heads up WorkBoat’s top news stories of the year.

122 Showmanship Coverage of the 38th International WorkBoat Show to be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2017.


123 WorkBoat Annual Conference program schedule and descriptions. 127 WorkBoat Show exhibitors list and contact information.

BOATS & GEAR 30 On the Ways • Metal Shark delivers the first two of four 88', 149-passenger highspeed water taxis for the Washington, D.C., area • 4,480-hp Z-drive is the third ASD tractor tug for Bisso Towboat from Main Iron Works in three years • First of two 89' aluminum catamarans for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding is the 500th vessel designed by Incat Crowther • Lake Assault Boats delivers 28' and 26' fire and rescue boats to California’s San Bernardino County Fire Department • The Navy and Coast Guard issue another proposal request for a new class of heavy icebreakers, seeking shipyard input on the first prototype • Seacor Marine takes delivery of first of a new fleet of 13,500-hp fast support vessels from Gulf Craft • Navy awards contract to Austal USA to build the 15th 419'×99' Independence-class littoral combat ship • Conrad Shipyard lands contract to build components for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s San Francisco Ferry Expansion Project • Aluminum boatbuilder Geo Shipyard reopens for business after ceasing operations last year


68 2017 Boatbuilding Review Highlights of the boats that appeared in WorkBoat from December 2016 through November 2017.

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DECEMBER 2017 • VOLUME 74, NO. 12

AT A GLANCE 10 On the Water: Capable mariners — Part I. 10 Captain’s Table: Jones Act waivers are not needed. 11 Energy Level: Long-term opportunities for offshore. 12 WB Stock Index: Stocks gain ground in October. 14 Inland Insider: Barge lines can still grow despite the decline in coal tonnage. 14 Insurance Watch: Consider insurance policies as another tool for your company. 16 Legal Talk: The primary duty rule.




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he 38th edition of the International WorkBoat Show kicks off on Nov. 29 in New Orleans and runs through Dec. 1. Each year, the show becomes a big stage for workboat-related companies to “show their hand.” It’s a chance for them to show off the latest products and services to the industry. With the annual show issue, it is also a chance for us to show off what this industry is made up of — the construction and operation of brownwater vessels, from ferries to tugs and OSVs to patrol boats and fireboats. In our annual Boatbuilding Review that begins on page 68, we feature about 50 vessels and barges that appeared in the pages of WorkBoat over the past 12 months. Of the 50 that appeared in our pages from December 2016 through November 2017, we will once again honor 10 of them in a special breakfast ceremony before the show opens on Thursday, Nov. 30. From these 10 Significant Boats, we will choose WorkBoat’s Boat of Year for 2017. This year’s list was dominated by tugs — five of them were selected. Other selections: two ferries, an articulated tug-barge, a survey vessel, and a multipurpose support vessel (MPSV). Six of the vessels were built at Gulf of Mexico shipyards, three were built at West Coast yards, and one at a Great Lakes shipyard. Also in this issue, we once again list our top 10 news stories of the year. And, unfortunately, the top story continues to be the offshore energy slump, now in its third year. It was another tough year for workboat companies with close ties to the offshore energy

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market, but there were other more positive stories out there. One was the continued growth in the ferry market. Newbuild orders and deliveries of ferries have been growing and 2017 was a particularly busy year for new construction. Making news this year were big ferry commuter projects for New York and San Francisco, and many other cities are expanding or launching new ferry and water taxi operations. This story and others are sure to be discussed at the WorkBoat Show. See you there.

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lessey Marine Services, a company I started out of a home office in the 1970s, owns and operates more than 85 inland boats and 170 tank barges, making it one of the largest inland liquid petroleum carriers in the country. We operate on every navigable tributary of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. We employ 800 hardworking Americans. My home Congressional district has the largest number of maritime-employed constituents of any district in America. I ask you to remain steadfast and to support the Jones Act and everything that it stands for. The Jones Act requires that all vessel crewmembers employed on vessels in coastwise domestic shipping must be U.S. citizens. We spend a great amount of time and money screening employment applications, and then mentoring, training, and lead-

ing our crews. We also spend a great amount of time and money to ensure compliance with U.S. Coast Guard and Homeland Security regulations, which are in place for one reason: to make America and its waterways safe in every aspect. Yes, we could possibly hire foreigners cheaper. However, we would risk a lower standard of performance. We would risk having an industry with more collisions, allisions and oil spills. Since Exxon Valdez, our industry has spent nearly 30 years working with the USCG to put in place protections for all aspects of the inland marine industry, including safe equipment, safe navigation and operations, and efficient and comprehensive training. Who would monitor these foreign crews? The Jones Act requires that majority ownership of any vessel operating coastwise must be U.S. citizens. This makes sense to us. Do we want foreigners controlling our domestic commerce? We do not think so.

Finally, the Jones Act requires that equipment used in domestic shipping trade routes must be built in the U.S. If “built in America” is done away with, significant jobs will be exported and significant skills will fade away. Yes, we as operators may be able to buy our equipment cheaper from a foreign shipyard. However, we feel that a vibrant shipbuilding industry is in our national interest. Trained, skilled, high-paying jobs for U.S. welders, pipefitters, laborers, and even supervisors would be outsourced to the lowest common denominator. I am a free trade guy except when it comes to our national security. I believe that our national security interests trump free trade, and I encourage your support of the Jones Act. Walter E. Blessey Jr. Chairman and CEO Blessey Marine Services Inc. Harahan, La.

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On the Water

Capable mariners — Part I


By Joel Milton

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nce in a while I see something that restores at least a small bit of my faith in the capacity of the seafarer profession to transcend some of its own worst tendencies. While standing by with our barge at a lay berth, I watched as a small containership approached the dock just ahead of us. The ship came in at roughly a 20°-to-30° angle to the dock, which was to port, with a 15-to-20-knot wind running parallel along the face. It had an assist tug with them, but it was standing by off the starboard side with no line up, ready to help, but not in the way. They eased past us, closing slowly and steadily on the dock. By the time the ship’s stern was clear ahead of our barge’s bow, the ship’s bow was about 100' off the dock. That’s when I saw a heaving line go streaking over. At that moment, I saw one of the crewman on the stern of the ship drop a few feet of

Captain’s Table When Jones Act waivers become political


By Capt. Alan Bernstein

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roviding aid to the survivors of hurricanes and other natural disasters as rapidly as we can should always be a top priority. However, I am concerned about how quickly Jones Act waivers are granted that allow foreign shippers to move supplies without first giving a chance for the U.S. shipping industry to effectively respond. I feel that some politicians and media outlets incorrectly discount U.S. shippers in times of national need. Why do they assume that U.S. shippers and mariners cannot get the job done? I think the answer is rooted in misplaced emotion and a lack of understanding of the U.S. shipping industry. They aren’t aware that we have both the ships and mariners available in times of need. Think about the many different types of U.S. commercial vessels that carried thousands of our citizens safely from New York City after the 9/11 attacks. And don’t forget the ferries that rescued passengers of the ill-fated U.S. Air flight 1549 on the Hudson River. There are countless other waterbased rescues that go unnoticed nationwide each year.

small shot line down from his left hand and, with a deft flick of the wrist, set it spinning counterclockwise. Within a few revolutions he had simultaneously gained speed and fed out more shot line until he reached a toggle in the line and the radius of the circle was about 10'. After another quickening four or five spins, he released it from about 100' away. The line arced beautifully and the weighted end (yes, a weighted end) landed with a dull thud on the dock about three feet in from the edge. It did not bounce, roll or otherwise move, and the line-handlers quickly darted over and grabbed it. Soon they were pulling over stern line as it was fed off the drum, and by the time the ship had closed to within 50' the line had been dropped on a bollard and was slowly winched in. Between the forces from the two mooring lines and the thrusters, the ship was brought dockside in a very controlled fashion. They never used the assist tug until the very end, pinning the ship until they were “all fast.”

Many don’t understand the Jones Act and its importance to our country and the maritime industry. According to law, the Jones Act can only be waived in the interest of national defense. However, the Bush administration set a precedent by waiving the law to respond to fuel shortages caused by several hurricanes. As a result, the nation now quickly seeks Jones Act waivers in response to national disasters. Many now believe that the Jones Act gets in the way of or prevents us from adequately responding to disasters. This couldn’t be further from the truth. U.S. companies such as Tote, Crowley and others have the ability and resources to efficiently respond. Some politicians have referred to the Jones Act as being arcane, outdated, and have called for its repeal. Caving in to political pressure to grant Jones Act waivers plays directly into the hands of international shippers and others who would like to expand their businesses. They would undercut U.S. shippers, shipyards and shipyard workers, suppliers and, of course, U.S. mariners. We have the resources, talent, technology and the expertise to respond effectively to any national disaster or need. Let’s not jump the gun in the future when hurricanes hit and overlook U.S. shipping. • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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offshore drilling and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Scheduled for March 2018, it will be the largest offshore lease sale in U.S. history. While the sale will not immediately affect oil supply and prices, it will be a key driver in the future offshore market as production struggles to keep up with a projected 45% increase in global oil demand by 2050. The sale will include federal waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. But it doesn’t end there. The Trump administration is also actively encouraging energy development in Alaska and the Arctic. It announced the sale • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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51.85 22 25.4% 9.5*

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t has been a tough year for the offshore market. To put it mildly, it has struggled. But will business finally improve soon? It’s Nov. 3 and the price of oil sits at $55 bbl. A few analysts see the price of WTI rising to as much as $58 bbl. by year’s end. If it occurs, it will be primarily attributed to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing determination to end a global supply glut. The projected oil price increase is also linked to expectations that U.S. crude inventories will drop as the year progresses. Unfortunately, those expectations were somewhat dampened in late October due to a rise in U.S. production and inventory. For now, it looks as though the price of crude may trend higher as the year moves to a close. However, if the prices don’t move significantly upward, there appears to be other positives for the market, albeit with extended time lines. The biggest one is the late-October announcement that the federal government will offer 77 million acres for

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of 900 tracts of land in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. That is in addition to BOEM’s review of Hilcorp Alaska’s Liberty Project in the Arctic. Hilcorp wants to build a self-contained island connected to land by a subsea pipeline. Hilcorp estimates that the Liberty Project contains approximately 150 million bbls. of recoverable, highquality crude oil. The plans follow Trump’s reversal of the Arctic ban on oil and gas leasing by the Obama administration. It will be interesting to see whether oil price dynamics can support the massive offshore development that the Trump administration is encouraging.


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he WorkBoat Composite Index gained 75 points in October, or 3.6%. For the month, winners topped losers 17-12. All indices were in the black for the month, led by suppliers which were up 4.5% in October. Top percentage gainers included

INDEX NET PERCENT COMPARISONS 9/29/17 10/31/17 CHANGE CHANGE Operators 316.05 321.64 5.59 1.77 Suppliers 3445.28 3601.12 155.84 4.52 Shipyards 2836.98 2887.65 50.67 1.79 Workboat Composite 2076.44 2152.11 75.67 3.64 PHLX Oil Service Index 142.17 132.38 -9.79 -6.89 Dow Jones Industrials 22405.09 23377.24 972.15 4.34 Standard & Poors 500 2519.36 2575.26 55.90 2.22


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offshore driller Diamond Offshore. Despite the continued weakness in the offshore drilling market, the company reported third-quarter adjusted earnings of 25 cents a share. However, during Diamond Offshore’s earnings call with analysts in October, Marc Edwards, president and chief executive officer, said the company still was not ready to call a bottom to the market since the “number of contract rollovers in the next 12 months exceeds new fixture opportunities currently in the pipeline.” But he said the number of tenders had increased and customer inquiries have picked up. “Yet, contract durations for the most part remain short and pricing is very challenged.” Gulf Island Fabrication, which operates three Louisiana shipyards, was up slightly for the month despite missing third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates. Kirk Meche, president and CEO of the Houma, La., company, blamed the weak numbers on “underutilization” across all its divisions along with revised estimates to two of its complex projects at its shipyards division. This contributed to the company reporting a net loss of $3.1 million, or 21 cents a share, for the third quarter. However, Meche told analysts during the company’s October earnings call that he was pleased to report significant improvements compared to last quarter. “Additionally, the backlog numbers continue to improve” with contract awards within the company’s services and shipyards divisions. ­— David Krapf • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Inland Insider Looking beyond coal


popular monthly railroad publication said that in today’s railroad parlance double-stack container trains should be regarded as the successor to yesterday’s coal trains. The point was that double-stack container trains had replaced the age-old proliferation of coal trains that dominated much of the railroad network. That perspective is worth noting for several reasons. First, while railroads (and barge lines) have seen a large permanent decline in coal volumes — about 30% overall — there is still significant tonnage being moved. Second, at least for railroads, there has been growth in other traffic, notably domestic and foreign containers. However, the freight revenue per unit of traffic for containerized cargoes is consider-

ably less compared to coal. The viability of the overall traffic base is having an effect on reported profits and shareholder stock prices. Publicly traded railroad stocks are currently near record highs. This is particularly true for the two eastern coal hauling railroads that are most affected by the decline of the Appalachian coal market. The decrease in coal volumes moved via rail and barge is not a permanent impediment to growing the traffic base. For barge lines, that is the rub. Outside of coal, the traffic base must grow and take up the slack. Railroad shipment sizes, ranging in weight from 25 tons for containers to 110 tons for bulk cargo, are much smaller than 1,500-ton barge loads. But eventually containers or freight cars are marshaled into trains ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 cargo tons, which is more suggestive of barge tows. Barge lines need to secure large vol-

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hipyards perform a variety of jobs, often at different locations. They want to be able to tell customers, “Yes, we can do that for you.” An insurance policy can have a narrow set of coverage areas and if you stray outside those boundaries you might not be covered for what you are doing. The following are just a few of the areas to think about, because expanding your business often means that you’ll need to expand your insurance coverage too. If you send your employees to work on a boat at a location other than what is listed on your current policy, the traveling workmen endorsement is a smart addition. This adds coverage to your existing marina operations legal liability (MOLL). It extends its limits to the vessel you are working on whether it is at sea or at any U.S. port 14

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while your employees are on board for the purposes of repair or alterations. MOLLs are designed to cover operations related to boatbuilding and repair. They can also cover fueling, docking and hauling. The work your yard does is listed and covered on the MOLL. But what about that once-in-a-blue-moon job or the favor you make for a neighboring business? Are these covered? By including the words “and other similar boatyard operations,” you may have a chance. This catchall phrase can help provide coverage when previously there may have been none. Do you have a workboat that is used occasionally by your employees? You may have a gap in coverage should an employee be injured while operating the boat and you have not included crew coverage on your policy. The burden is on the employee to prove in

ume shippers that are not time sensitive to low speeds and operations disruptions that occur on the waterways. Unfortunately, this largely By Kevin prevents the fastHorn est growing freight sector, containerized cargo movements, from expanding on the rivers. When the coal decline began it appeared that the handwriting was on the wall for the traditional coal hauling railroads. Now five years into the longterm decline of coal, these railroads have grown and prospered while losing about one-third of their traditional coal base. Barge lines should see the same results. Kevin Horn is a senior manager with GEC Inc., Delaplane, Va. He can be contacted at

federal court that he is a seaman. While the rule of thumb is that someone is a seaman if they spend a third of their time in service to the ship, this percentage has been lowered in certain By Chris cases. Richmond By adding crew coverage you will extend your protection and indemnity coverage to include a crew claim and avoid a painful gap in coverage. The premium is worth it compared to the damages you may have to pay in case of injury and a judgment against you. Chris Richmond is a licensed mariner and marine insurance agent with Allen Insurance and Financial. He can be reached at 800-439-4311 or • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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In responding to negligence or unseaworthiness claims in a Jones Act lawsuit, employers must file an “answer” that addresses the allegations against them and sets forth the affirmative defenses to rebut the claim. Affirmative defenses must typically be pled in the answer or be considered waived and unenforceable. One such defense is the primary duty rule. The rule provides that a seaman cannot win his claim against an employer for

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injuries caused by the seaman’s own failure to perform a duty imposed on him by virtue of his employment. At first glance, this appears to be a potentially powerful bar to many Jones Act claims. However, since its By Daniel Hoerner creation over a half century ago, the primary duty rule has been significantly watered down and, in some jurisdictions, rejected entirely as a viable defense. Many courts simply refuse to apply the rule in lieu of the more equitable comparative fault doctrine, which reduces a seaman’s recovery by the percentage of his own fault. In those courts still applying the rule, three specific elements must be proven. First, the primary duty rule can apply only to a breach of duty that the seaman knowingly assumed as a term of his employment. Secondly, the rule will not apply where the seaman’s accident or injury is caused by a dangerous condition which he did not create and in the proper exercise of his employment duties he could not have controlled or eliminated. Lastly, the rule will apply only to a knowing violation of the duty consciously assumed by the seaman as a term of his employment. Thus, these restrictions will not allow the rule to be applied to accidents or injuries resulting from a momentary lapse of care by an otherwise prudent seaman. However, a seaman’s carelessness can still reduce his recovery proportionate to his own negligence under comparative fault principles. Daniel J. Hoerner is a maritime attorneywith Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett LLC. He can be reached at 504595-3000 or • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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One of the first NYC Ferry vessels built by Horizon Shipbuilding, H201, approaches Pier 11 in Manhattan.

Ferry contract losses result in bankruptcy filing for Horizon Shipbuilding


osses on its NYC Ferry construction contract brought Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. to bankruptcy court in late October — after delivering on that order, amid recriminations between builders and the ferry operator, Hornblower Cruises & Events subsidiary HNY Ferry Fleet LLC. “Had we not manned up another 70 or 80 people in May and June, those boats would not have been delivered,” said Nick Beaver, president of Kamcor Inc., Chesapeake, Va., the largest subcontractor on the project. He estimates that he was left unpaid for at least $750,000 of work by his welders and shipfitters. “If this was $80,000 I’d say, well that sucks, but this is about $1 million. This could put me out of business,” Beaver added. Documents filed with the Alabama Southern Bankruptcy Court in Mobile, Ala., show that Horizon in Bayou La 18

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Batre, Ala., submitted a voluntary Chapter 11 petition on Oct. 24. In late September, company officials revealed that the NYC Ferry “project revenues were not sufficient for Horizon to continue normal day to day operations. The forecasted shortfalls were brought to the forefront early in the project and discussions have been ongoing since then without resolution.” The public ferry service, a $325 million investment by the city of New York, is a bold project to create a complete system and new fleet within two years. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Hornblower selected Gulf Coast shipbuilders Horizon and Franklin, La.’s Metal Shark, two companies with aluminum boatbuilding expertise, to create within months a fleet of 20 Incat Crowther designed 85'4", 149-passenger high speed catamaran ferries. For the shipyards and other contrac-

alf of the U.S. ocean science fleet will be retired by 2030 and planning for new vessels is inadequate, the National Academies of Science warned in an October report. Funding for ocean research has been flat or declining for a decade, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just one research vessel with global capability, the 274'x52'5"x17' Ronald H. Brown built in 1996. NOAA has recently planned for building two new “Class A” ships, but critical decisions are needed soon for prioritizing the needs for future science ships, the report says. Eighteen of the 35 U.S. vessels will be retired by 2030. “This means making funding decisions regarding how many new vessels of each class could be built and which ships could go out of service or be upgraded, while still providing for operation and maintenance of existing ships,” the report says. — Kirk Moore

tors and vendors, it was an opportunity to be part of a project closely watched by both industry and cities looking for new water transit options for commuters. “This was a big project for us. This was something we were going to hang our hat on,” said Beaver, who wrote to the NYCEDC offering Kamcor as a subcontractor for building the vessels. That led directly to a relationship with Hornblower, and the company’s special projects manager, Junior Volpe, who spent months on the Gulf Coast overseeing the construction, said Beaver. “I was in communication with Junior on a daily basis,” and the two would meet over dinner with Horizon president Travis Short, said Beaver. He • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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was aware there were “conversations started in March” over costs between Hornblower and Horizon, and there had been assurances Hornblower could subsidize labor costs. In an email to WorkBoat, Horizon president Travis Short said his company delivered on “the extremely aggressive delivery schedule,” but that racked up costs. “Halfway through the project (February of this year), we realized we would be experiencing many more labor hours than originally budgeted,” Short wrote. Discussions on price adjustments started immediately with Hornblower and city officials, and continued up until a 10th boat was delivered in September. Short said the price adjustments never came to fruition and Horizon was forced to suspend normal operations shortly after delivery of the 10th boat. Beaver said he was getting paid “right up until I started on (vessel) 206.” Hornblower then began asking him to sign lien releases, and “the payments didn’t stop until those liens were signed,” he said. Beaver protested vigorously, but the city and Hornblower aren’t going to do anything, he said. In a statement, Hornblower officials said their company has “no legal relationship whatsoever with Kamcor, with

Fuel oil from the B. No. 120 barge was offloaded after a 2003 spill in Buzzards Bay.

respect to this project.” “Our contractual relationship was with Horizon, and we have fulfilled all of our obligations under that contract. As for Horizon’s current situation, we wish them well and would be willing to work with them in the future, should their situation change.” NYCEDC officials have stayed out of the fray, saying only that it is Hornblower’s responsibility to the city to deliver the ferries. An August contract for four 97', 350-passenger Subchapter K catamarans was awarded by NYC Ferry to Metal Shark, where they are under construction. — Kirk Moore • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Bouchard pays another $13 million for 2003 Buzzards Bay oil spill


ore than 14 years after one of its barges grounded and spilled 98,000 gals. of fuel oil into Buzzards Bay, Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. agreed in October to pay an additional $13 million in damages to the federal government and state agencies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In volume, the 2003 spill is far down the list of U.S. accidents. But its


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environmental impact and cost underscore the risk that drives the maritime transport industry and its regulators to ramp up safety efforts. The pending court settlement would raise the overall price tag for the April 2003 accident above $40 million. The number includes a previous natural resources damage claim for more than $6 million in 2010, a $10 million fine to settle federal criminal liability, and a $11.45 million settlement with 700 shoreline property owners and other plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit. The Melville, N.Y., based coastal barge operator was delivering No. 6 fuel oil from Philadelphia to Sandwich, Mass., in its tank barge B. No. 120 towed by the tugboat Evening Tide, when the barge grounded on a shoal in the western approach to Buzzards Bay and ruptured its hull. Over the following weeks biologists estimated that thousands of birds died

as a result, according to the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, one of the parties to the settlement. FWS and state wildlife officials said effects from the spill included fouled shorelines that affected the breeding success of many shorebird species, reducing their future populations by thousands. The spill led to a push by state officials to assert more control over oil shipments in Buzzards Bay, and resulted in struggles with federal authorities and the industry that have continued for years. In 2004 Massachusetts lawmakers passed a measure that among other things would require escort tugs to accompany all single- and double-hull oil barges transiting Buzzards Bay. The federal government went to court, challenging what it viewed as a state usurpation of federal authority over maritime trade, as did industry advocates.

Barge operators, politicians, environmental groups and the Coast Guard are still at odds over the safety of fuel transport through the bay. — K. Moore

Weeks barges and tug piggyback up East Coast from Gulf


tacked almost as high as a 10-story building, a Weeks Marine tow transporting new sand barges and a tugboat caught mariners’ eyes from the Gulf of Mexico to New York Harbor. The 300'×72'×19' deck barge Weeks 99 arrived in early October at the company’s Greenville Yard in Jersey City, N.J., from the Gulf of Mexico carrying four 150'×40'×19' sand scow barges, topped off with the 54'×22'×8', 700-hp tug George W. The sand scows were built by Corn Island Shipyard Inc., Grandview,

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etalCraft Marine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has formed a strategic partnership with Bill Connor of Connor Industries and Stanley Custom Aluminum Boats. Connor will be president of MetalCraft Marine and MetalCraft Marine US Inc., Cape Vincent, N.Y., with longtime MCM president Tom Wroe stepping down. MetalCraft builds vessels up to 90' for military, law enforcement, and fire/ rescue, while Stanley builds smaller vessels 14' and up for specialty commercial work. Both product lines have been used worldwide in the energy business, conservation, crew transport, and public safety since the companies were founded independently in 1988. — Ken Hocke


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Ind., and C&C Marine & Repair Inc., Belle Chasse, La. The next task of moving them more efficiently took some creative thinking and engineering. After consulting with JMS Naval Architects, Essex, Conn., Weeks officials made the decision to doublestack the barges for transport, with the tug George W riding on top of the second tier. JMS developed a shipping, blocking, and sea-fastening plan. Also, modifications to the Weeks 99 to support and secure the sand scow barges needed to be made, plus calculations and drawings had to be completed to place the George W. on top. The Weeks 99, a retrofitted tank barge, had gone through more modifications to work as a hopper barge, and planning for the stacked transit included an analysis of using her new bin walls to support the sand scow barges during shipping.

To make the trip, JMS Naval Architects had to perform a deadweight survey and stability analysis on the 300' deck barge.

JMS undertook updating the 300' barge’s stability documents, performing a deadweight survey and stability analysis, and then submitted the results to the American Bureau of Shipping for review and issuance of a new stability

letter. The four new barges will be used by Weeks’ subsidiary sand mining business, North American Aggregates, based in Cranford, N.J. — K. Moore

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early 150 miles north of Manhattan, a former brickyard that helped build New York City now assembles and ships critical pieces of its 21st century infrastructure. Just yards from the Hudson River’s west bank in Coeymans, N.Y., bridge girders stand in rows, awaiting barge transport south to the metropolitan region. In the bright autumn light of October, other massive steel components, newly arrived from overseas suppliers, await assembly for a power plant project. In a renovated 19th-century brick office building, Stephen Kelly is on the phone with his operations people and customers, sorting out the day’s work of unloading barges and planning the next tows. Coeymans Marine Towing’s (CMT) newest

tug, the 82'×30'×10', 3,200-hp Daisy Mae, is en route to Jacksonville, Fla., to move a barge loaded with Hurricane Maria relief supplies to Puerto Rico. “We’re a 24/7 operation for the most part, with four focuses in our business model,” said Kelly, vice president for sales and business development with the Carver Companies, the Altamont, N.Y.based parent company that includes CMT, the Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal, Coeymans Industrial Park and allied businesses. President Carver Laraway purchased the old Powell & Minnock Brick Co. plant with a partner in 2002 after it closed a few months earlier. In its heyday, the Powell & Minnock plant manufactured millions of bricks a year. It was one of the last of about 100 brick manufacturing companies

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along the Hudson River that mined the region’s clay deposits, barging their products down river to build a booming New York City in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The new owners’ vision was for a marine junction similar to those old commerce networks of canals, river and rail — adjacent today to the New York Thruway and interstates that link New England and Buffalo, N.Y., and the Great Lakes region, and a day’s tow down the Hudson to the city. Now in its 10th year on the river, CMT operates seven tugs in addition to the Daisy Mae, ranging from the 80', 2,600-hp Mr. Jim to the 25', 600hp Three Sisters. They typically haul barges on 24-hour trips, much of the work being bulk cargo such as construction aggregate, stone and topsoil for major construction projects in the metropolitan region.

Bridge girder assemblies at the Port of Coeymans await delivery down the Hudson River.

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the riverfront and an adjacent 275 acres as an industrial park. The river was dredged to 30', and a bridge was built to re-route truck traffic away from the Coeymans village center (pronounced “Kweemans”). In all, more than $30 million has been invested in the Port of Coeymans as the owners have focused on restructuring the site to become a full service port. Now 40 to 45 ships a year call at Coeymans, many of them bulk carriers

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salt. Other tenants include a steel rebar manufacturer and a company that does specialized crating and shipping of heavy equipment. “We export loads of scrap (metal), big armor stone that we’ve sent to the Bahamas,” he said. With its own 25-, 70-, 200- and 300-ton cranes on site, the port sells itself as a full-service stevedoring facility. In July Carver opened a new port facility in North Charleston, S.C., handling a similar range of materials. With plenty of land around its deepwater berths, Coeymans developed another key business niche: as a remote construction and fabrication site for major infrastructure projects. In 2014 the Port of Coeymans won a contract to help build the replacement to the 1955-vintage Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson, allowing the Tappan Zee Constructors consortium to assemble girders and bridge deck units for delivery by barge. Over the next three years those massive, baby blue girder assemblies moved by Dann Ocean Towing’s 3,000-hp tug Ocean Tower became a familiar sight along the Hudson. Other projects included the Willis Avenue Bridge in New York, the Route 36 bridge between Sandy Hook and Highlands, N.J., and in 2010, building and delivering cooling towers for a • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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575-MW combined-cycle power plant in Queens, N.Y. The Queens job caught the attention of Public Service Electric & Gas, which was planning its new Sewaren 7 generating station in Woodbridge, N.J., another old industrial neighborhood without much room to spare. PSE&G engineers chose Coeymans as the place to build a $195 million heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), the single biggest piece of their 600-MW gas-fired plant. An outside workforce of 350 arrived, doubling the number of people that usually work at the port for several months in 20162017, until the 130' tall, 4,000-shortton generator was complete. Then, all CMT had to do was move the monolith 170 miles south — under bridges with 135' nominal minimum clearances. The Coeymans Marine team spent months consulting with shippers, pilots and the Coast Guard about the transit.

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Moving day came Aug. 21. Loaded on the 100'×99'9"×20' Marmac 400 barge from McDonough Marine, Metairie, La., the HRSG was pushed away from the Coeymans terminal by the Mister Jim along with the 75', 2,200-hp Helen Laraway and the 62', 1,200-hp


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he first two passenger vessels built by Louisianabased shipbuilder Metal Shark for Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboat Co. have been delivered to Washington, D.C., and are now in service. Metal Shark began construction on the vessels in March and completed them in six months. “From the start, the Metal Shark team has been professional, organized, diligent and skilled,” Entertainment Cruises CEO Kenneth Svendsen said in the statement. “We have been pleased with the workmanship and attention to detail by all involved.” With a draft of 4'3", the two 87'7"×21'4"×9'7", 149-passenger high-speed aluminum catamaran vessels Potomac Taxi I and Potomac Taxi II left Metal Shark’s Franklin, La., shipyard in mid-September. The water taxis motored along the Gulf of Mexico coastline and crossed Florida via Lake Okeechobee before proceeding north up the Atlantic coast to D.C. Main propulsion comes from twin Scania DI13 081M engines delivering 500 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The mains connect to Michigan Wheel 31.5"×33.5" nibral, 5-bladed wheels through Twin Disc MGXZ-5114 marine gears with 1.74:1 reduction ratios. The Subchapter T vessels were 30

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designed by Alexandria, Va.-based BMT and feature an environmentally friendly low-wake/low-wash hull design. The propulsion system moves the boats along the water at 24 knots. Ship’s service power comes from twin Cummins Onan 29QD-MDKDS gensets. The boats have steering systems by Jastram and an electronics suite featuring products by Raymarine. Capacities include 950 gals. of fuel and 100 gals. water. Metal Shark’s original contract with Potomac Riverboat called for four of the same design vessels. Two have been delivered and two more are scheduled to be delivered next year. The Taxi I and Taxi II began operations on Oct. 12 with runs from the Georgetown area of D.C. and Alexandria, Va., to The Wharf in D.C. for a grand opening ceremony. Potomac Riverboat’s parent Entertainment Cruises is the largest dining and sightseeing cruise company in the U.S., with a fleet of 30 vessels that operate in over a dozen major U.S. cities. Chris Allard, CEO of Metal Shark, said in a statement that the company has been great to work with and “we look forward to supporting them with additional on-time deliveries in 2018.” — Ken Hocke • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Bisso Towboat takes delivery of 4,480-hp Z-drive tug from Main Iron Works he Liz Healy, third in a series of 60-ton bollard pull ASD tugboats, was delivered recently to Bisso Towboat, Luling, La., by Main Iron Works, Houma, La. The tug was christened in early November on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The 100'×38'×18' tug is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C Tier 3 main engines, each producing 2,240 hp at 1,600 rpm. The engines power two Rolls-Royce US 205 FP Z-drives featuring 90.6"×82.4", 4-bladed stainless steel propellers in stainless steel nozzles. Ship’s service power comes from twin Marathon generators powered by John Deere 4045AFM85 engines. “The delivery of the Liz Healy is the culmination of three years of combined hard work between Bisso and Main

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the drum to cross-weave rope or adjust to any speed required. The unit can be stopped and operated manually to any position on the drum. The controls are all at hands length in the pilothouse. The JonRie Series 230 winch also features a larger drum to accommodate more hawser (500' of 8") and has a brake rated at 300 tons. The winch has a line pull of 15 tons and a line speed of 100 fpm. The system also comes complete with JonRie’s foot control to allow the master to run the winch without taking his hands off the Z-drive controls. JonRie’s active heave compensation system allows the winch to pay out at a high speed in a controlled free wheel mode to help the tug maneuver in the strong Mississippi currents. The system includes a hawser scope meter and back light tension meter with dimmer for use during night operations on the river.

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office issued another request for proposal for a new class of heavy icebreakers. The RFP seeks shipbuilding industry input on the first prototype to be built, with an option for two follow-on ships. The new icebreakers would replace the 40-year-old Polar Star, the Coast Guard’s sole operation heavy icebreaker, starting by the mid-2020s. Last February the Coast Guard awarded $20 million in fixed-price contracts to five U.S. shipyards for preliminary design studies. The contracts were awarded to Bollinger Shipyards LLC, Fincantieri Marine Group LLC, General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., Huntington Ingalls Inc., and VT Halter Marine Inc. A final RFP is expected in fiscal year 2018, with expectations for a contract award in fiscal 2019. Seacor Marine has taken delivery of the first of a new fleet of fast support vessels (FSV), focused on enhanced passenger comfort and increased speed. The Ava J McCall was built by Gulf Craft, Franklin, La., and engineered by Incat Crowther’s Lafayette, La., office. The 13,500-hp propulsion system onboard the Ava J McCall gives the vessel a maximum speed of 38 knots.

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Terminal Expansion Project, now underway, is designed to increase the terminal’s capacity to serve current and future passengers. Geo Shipyard, Austal USA will build a 15th LCS. New Iberia, La., has reopened for business. The aluminum boatbuilder ceased operations last year after business slowed. The yard began building small, specialized aluminum monohulls for the geophysical survey industry 40 years ago and shipped them around the world. The shipyard has also built whale watching vessels, dinner boats, pilot boats, crewboats, and research boats. Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans, has taken delivery of its second 340' multipurpose support vessel (MPSV), the Harvey Blue-Sea, from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla. Its sister vessel, the Harvey Sub-Sea, was delivered in July. Ken Hocke

The vessel has an ABS Class 2 Kongsberg dynamic positioning system, and the vessel’s eight thrusters enhance stationkeeping and system redundancy. The new FSV has 56 seats, and is the first and only monohull in the industry with a first class pod seating configuration, Seacor said. Austal USA was awarded a contract from the Navy in October to build an additional Independence-variant littoral combat ship, its 15th ship in the class. The contract has a congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship. Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La., has been awarded a contract by Power Engineering Construction Co., Alameda, Calif., to build several components for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) San Francisco Ferry Expansion Project at its Orange, Texas, shipyard. The New 13,500-hp fast Downtown San support vessel. Francisco Ferry

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his year has been another tough one for the offshore market. November marked the threeyear point in the downtown, one of the most severe in the history of the U.S. offshore energy market. The big question everyone keeps asking is when will it end? In early November, the price of oil was at $55 bbl, with some analysts predicting that WTI will rise to as much as $58 bbl by year’s end. If this occurs, it will be primarily attributed to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing effort to end a global supply glut. The estimated price increase is also linked to expectations that U.S. crude inventories will drop as the year winds down. Unfortunately, those assumptions were somewhat dampened in late October due to a rise in U.S. production and inventory. Some now say that U.S. oil production may reach 10 million bpd. There have been other positive signs recently, including a slight pickup in activity in the third quarter. But company executives, analysts and others, perhaps numb from three years of depressed conditions, are hesitant to say business is improving. “We expected our third quarter results to show seasonal improvement, which they did,” Todd Hornbeck, chairman, CEO and president of Hornbeck Offshore Services, told analysts during its November earnings call, but “it’s a far cry from recovery or even long-term sustainability.” The company posted a modest improvement in day rates and utilization for its OSVs and MPSVs, but Hornbeck said people should be “very cautious” about taking the quarterly results as a sign of “structural improvement” in the offshore market. “In fact, there’s been very little change in fundamentals for offshore activities in our core markets,” said Hornbeck. Richard Sanchez, senior marine

analyst with IHS Markit-MarineBase in Houston, agreed. “Last month (October) offshore activity picked up a little bit, but this month looks a bit down again,” Sanchez said. “Day rates are still very low. But I get the feeling we should be close to a point where enough spare OSV capacity is removed from the market to give the vessel owners a bit of pricing power, enough to bring day rates above breakeven costs. But we could be at bottom for a long time.” Many cite the main fundamental in the Gulf as proof — the rig count. There are 25 floaters under contract in the Gulf, but an average of just 21 were working during the third quarter. This is still extremely low. Of big concern are day rates for rigs that are coming off pre-downturn contracts. About 70% are currently working at pre-downturn rates of $400,000 per day or more, Hornbeck said. As these rigs come off these contracts, rig operators are mainly seeing their equipment being renewed for short-term charters at rates a lot lower than their previous levels, some as low as $100,000 a day. “So that tells us there is an appetite for rig utilization at extremely low day rates,” Hornbeck told analysts. This, he said, is needed so that things don’t get worse for OSV operators. “In other words, Gulf of Mexico conditions for OSVs could deteriorate further if demand for even low price rigs is not there or rig owners decide they would rather be idle than work at such low rig rates.” Thus, Hornbeck Offshore and other operators are “paying close attention” to rig roll-offs. “We think that something far more fundamental in the overall picture for oil supply and demand is needed to cause a sustained pickup in offshore drilling activity in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico,” Hornbeck said. “While there has been a recent firming of oil prices, offshore operators are not likely to enter into long lead time, high-cost projects unless they have confidence that commodity prices are firm and likely to rise further.” • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Sanchez agreed. “We are far from a market recovery and operators continue to restrict spending. Oil prices are looking good, but I suspect more onshore spending as we speak. I’ve heard that 2018 will be another year of an oil production glut. I don’t expect the oil companies to spend offshore until they have to. The cheaper barrel still lies onshore.” — David Krapf




ith the first major deadline passed and the second looming, Subchapter M, which establishes safety regulations governing the inspection and safety management systems of towing vessels, became a reality this year. Compliance with the safety rule will be costly and time consuming and comes while the industry is in a downturn. The new rule was more than 10 years in the making. It requires formerly uninspected towing vessels that operate on the inland and coastal waterways to carry certificates of inspection (COI). One of the most significant rules for the towing industry since operators were required to be licensed in 1972, it covers about 6,000 vessels and everything from lifesaving, fire protection, electrical and machinery systems to recordkeeping. By July 20, towing vessels with keels laid or major conversions on or after that date had to meet Subchapter M requirements and get a COI prior to operating. By July 20, 2018, all vessels must be in compliance with Subchapter M requirements, but COIs for 25% of a fleet can be phased-in over a four-year period through July 2022. However, if the Coast Guard boards a vessel and finds a Subchapter M violation, the operator will be cited even though the vessel may not need a COI for a few more years. 41

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“I think it’s a blessing in disguise,” said Capt. Luke Guidry, owner of Lorris G. Towing and Danielle Marine Towing, Cut Off, La., which has 11 boats. “It’s what people want. It gives us a different degree of respect.” Anticipating the rule, Guidry’s companies started gradually incorporating a lot of requirements into their vessels, spreading out the cost. “We’re going to be well prepared. Whatever older boats were working, we tightened up our

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drydock inspection.” They push red-flag barges, so “maintenance is everything for the boat. The vetting process from barge lines is pretty stout to begin with,” Guidry said. “A lot of the requirements prior to anyone speaking about Subchapter M were customer driven.” Oil companies are starting to frown on any equipment older than 30 years, said Jimmy LaFont, manager of Callais & Sons, Cut Off, La., which has six pushboats. They, too, have been making changes as boats go to the yard. “Who wants to put $400,000 or $500,000 into an old boat? You don’t know if after you spend it, if the availability of jobs is going to be there.” Early estimates for industry compliance were $14 million to $18 million annually over the phase-in period. Operators say a good chunk of that may go for administration and audits. To ensure Subchapter M compliance, operators can choose between a towing safety management system (TSMS) audited by a Coast Guard-approved third party or an annual Coast Guard inspection. The question is how much needs to be done now and what can be done over time? Joe Starck, president of The Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, which has about 40 vessels, thinks most companies are underestimating the amount of work needed to meet the timeline. Starck said going with a third party made sense because of the scale of their operation — they’re in 11 different ports. “To put that onus on the Coast Guard doesn’t make any sense,” • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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he said. Stevens Towing, Yonges Island, S.C., with 12 vessels that do inland, coastwise and ocean towing, is going with the Coast Guard. “We know how the Coast Guard approaches things. We’re not afraid of how the Coast Guard does things. They are a true independent third party,” said Bos Smith, vice president of operations. The challenge is mainly the number of Coast Guard inspectors available.

The agency expects to have enough inspectors. “We haven’t assigned more people, but we have definitely shifted the focus of our staff members to Subchapter M,” said Capt. Matt Edwards, the Coast Guard’s chief of commercial vessel compliance. “We all have to be patient. I expect there will be some bumps along the road.” — Dale K. DuPont

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can Hunter, R-Calif., and Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif, ranking members of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, wrote in a letter to other House members. Industry supporters like the American Maritime Partnership laid out their Jones Act talking points, seeking to debunk misconceptions. Shippers and maritime unions pointed to facts on the ground, where Puerto Rico’s blocked roads, washed-out bridges and broken communications kept local truckers from reaching the port of San Juan to pick up supplies. The Teamsters union flew volunteer drivers to the island to help get material flowing to towns. “There is no shortage of U.S.-flag tonnage available to serve the island,” said the Maritime Labor Alliance, but a “lack of ability to distribute critical supplies food, medicine, water and fuel

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to local communities from the ports.” But the circumstances of Puerto Rico’s disaster also brought a chorus of other voices to the debate: political opponents of the Trump administration, Congressional conservatives skeptical of disaster aid spending, longtime critics of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Puerto Rican community leaders, both on the island and in mainland U.S. cities. At a time when the Trump presi-

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he Coast Guard is making a dent in the illegal charter business, but it has a ways to go to rein in the nationwide proliferation of unlicensed and uninspected boats. A summer crackdown in the Chicago area slapped 22 operators with citations totaling more than $50,000 and orders to stop operating until they comply with the law. “We decided that since these vessels were operating illegally, we would put a Captain of the Port order on them. The operators were not drug-tested, a lot weren’t credentialed, and there was no safety equipment on board,” said Lt. Katharine Woods, chief, inspection division, for the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit in Chicago. “They were truly operating in unsafe ways.”

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With almost 200 boats, Chicago has the largest fleet of inspected small passenger vessels in the country, Woods said. They get tips about possibly illegal vessels from legal operators, mariners and recreational boaters, and they’ve had passengers call in and ask how they know if a vessel is legal. “Our operation has yielded more compliance,” Woods said. “The Coast Guard is not in the business of trying to create revenue for the government. We’re in the business of trying to keep people safe on the water.” The crackdown, done in coordination

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The Coast Guard “really did a great job this year,” he said. But “there’s still a long way to go, still a bunch of people under the radar.” He’s seen fewer illegal operators than in the past. “I think the message has become clear,” Borgstrom said. “People out there honestly didn’t think they were breaking the law.” Under federal law, a boat must be

inspected if it carries more than six people and at least one paying passenger. Operators must be licensed to legally carry up to six paying riders. Commercial operators with six or more onboard — with at least one paying — must have a master’s license and a Certificate of Inspection (COI). Bareboat charters may carry a maximum of 12 without a COI. Prompted

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by the increase in ride-share websites and boat-sharing smartphone applications, the Coast Guard this past summer issued a clarification of the bareboat charter law stating that neither the owner nor an agent can be involved in operating the charter. This includes obtaining and paying the crew. If a customer doesn’t have “full possession and control of the vessel,” then the Coast Guard has to enforce vessel inspections, documentation and crew credentialing requirements. Even with tips, the Coast Guard isn’t always successful in nabbing illegal operators, especially if no one admits they paid to get on. “A lot of times we board the vessel, and they’re all friends. It’s what you can prove,” Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Hartley, chief of the Coast Guard’s investigation division in Miami, told a recent regional meeting of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA). “We do take every report seriously,” she said, urging operators to get a suspicious vessel’s name and registration number, location, number of people on board and “pictures, pictures, pictures.” Maximum penalties per day can add up: no COI — $4,591; no credential — $18,107; and no drug and alcohol testing program — $7,370. “It is up to all of us in this room to crush them out of existence,” Eric Christensen, PVA’s director of regulatory affairs and risk management, said. “It doesn’t cost them as much to operate illegally. It’s not a proper playing field.” He said he’s talked to some boat owners who admitted they never would have bought a boat if they couldn’t have rented it out. — D.K. DuPont




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The Trump administration early this year proposed a $1.3 billion cut in the USCG’s budget, $500 million of which would come from cutting the agency’s ship construction allocation. The likeliest target would be the elimination of the planned ninth 418' national security cutter (NSC) being built at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss. Politicians and others say the administration showed a lack of understanding of the Coast Guard’s maritime and defense missions when it floated the deep cut in the service’s budget, an idea that was swiftly withdrawn under opposition from Congress. In the end, the Coast Guard’s proposed budget stayed flat at just over $9 billion, but it made for some congressional handwringing. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Merchant Marine wrote in a letter that the proposal con-

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flicted with Trump’s own policy priorities to beef up the U.S. military. “It’s nonsensical to pursue a policy of rebuilding the armed forces while proposing large reductions to the U.S. Coast Guard budget,” he wrote. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., a subcommittee member, questioned Trump’s advisors who laid out the proposal. “Whoever is advising President Trump that the service could do more with even less is detached from the facts and reality on the ground.” Within a week of the 14% cut that

the Office of Management and Budget proposed for the Coast Guard, administration budget director Mick Mulvaney denied that the cuts to the Coast Guard’s budget had ever been considered. The NSCs patrol the eastern Pacific in joint law enforcement operations to detect smugglers that move cocaine by speedboats and semisubmersibles. At Ingalls, a spokesman said the shipyard had already purchased long lead materials and begun pre-construction of the latest NSC. Sen. Thad Cochran,

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erry operators have been adding to their fleets over the last few years. Newbuild ferry orders and deliveries have been growing and 2017 has been a particularly productive year for new construction. For commuter ferries, the most publicity has gone to NYC Ferry in New York and San Francisco Bay Ferry in California. “Numerous U.S. cities and states are expanding or launching new ferry and water taxi operations,” said John Groundwater, executive director, Passenger Vessel Association. “New York, San Francisco and Seattle are leaders in expanding their ferry service. Clearly, this is an exciting time for U.S. ferry transportation and signals a very positive trend for our nation.” Designed by Incat Crowther, the NYC Ferry boats are 85'4", 149-passenger aluminum catamarans. Built at two Gulf Coast shipyards — Metal Shark and Horizon Shipbuilding — 16 of the ferries were delivered in • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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he workboat industry is hoping that President Trump’s promises of regulatory relief and infrastructure modernization will provide a boost to operators that work on the inland and coastal waterways. They are pleased that for the first time in decades, a president has publicly recognized the economic impor-

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tance of the waterways, and the need for infrastructure improvements. In June, Trump appeared on the banks of the Ohio River, and as a coal barge sat idle on the river behind him, he denounced the poor state of the nation’s locks and dams and the frequent delays that affect the shipping of coal, oil and steel. He promised to include waterways in his yet-to-be announced national infrastructure overhaul plan. “The president’s visit to the Ohio River was the first time in recent memory that [a president] has given such visibility to our inland waterways transportation system,” said Michael Toohey, president and CEO of the Waterways Council Inc., an industry group that advocates for federal funds for the inland waterways. “We await the release of the president's infrastructure initiative, whether as a statement

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tration makes is yet to be determined. The most likely outcome is slowing the rate of conversion to natural gas.” Trump also intends to expand opportunities for fossil fuel development, which will lead to more energy transportation. This could benefit tanker operators as well as the struggling offshore oil industry, said Bryant Gardner, a maritime attorney with Winston & Strawn in Washington, D.C. “The inland tug and barge segment would benefit, not only from oil transportation, but from waterways transportation of dry bulk coal products, which the president has repeatedly said he would stimulate,” Gardner said. Trump’s promise to rollback environmental and other regulations that he believes have shackled the U.S. economy over the past eight years is also a positive for the maritime industry, observers say. Thomas Allegretti, president and CEO of the American Waterways Operators, called it a “bold initiative to streamline regulations,” while Toohey said reforms will help “unleash our economy” and in doing so increase river transportation. Changes to trade policy could be a double-edged sword for the industry. Canceling trade agreements without replacement could lead to less maritime traffic and spark a potential trade war with China, which would have a negative impact on global shipping and U.S ports, Gardner said. The industry also notes that several of Trump’s cabinet-level officials have maritime backgrounds and are likely to be responsive to their issues. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao brings experience at both the Maritime Administration and the Federal Maritime Commission to her cabinet post and has family ties to the industry, while Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross owns a stake in Diamond S Shipping Group, which operates petroleum tankers, and dry bulk shipper Nautical Bulk Holdings. — Pamela Glass


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he Coast Guard’s beleaguered icebreaker program has taken significant steps in its quest for newbuilds. Among them: • The service has decided not to reactivate the Polar Sea because it “would require substantially more effort and resources than was needed to extend the service life of Polar Star,” spokesman Alana Miller said. So, all efforts will focus on keeping the aging 399'×83'×31' Polar Star in shape to meet heavy icebreaking requirements as sistership Polar Sea continues to serve as a parts donor. • Since spring, the National Research Council of Canada has been tank testing two Coast Guard conceptual models at its ice tank and evaluating their ice performance including resistance, propulsion and maneuverability, an NRC spokesman said. The Coast Guard and Navy will conduct additional tests to evaluate icebreaker performance in open water at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Md. • One-year design studies of hull forms, structures, propulsion and electrical systems, costs and timelines

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will continue through February. The $20 million fixed-price contracts for the studies went to Bollinger Shipyards LLC, Lockport, La.; Fincantieri Marine Group LLC, Washington, D.C.; General Dynamics/NASSCO, San Diego; Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss.; and VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Miss. • In October the Coast Guard and Navy released a draft request for proposals for design and construction of one heavy polar icebreaker with options for two more. RFD responses were due in mid-December and will be factored into another RFP early next year, the Coast Guard’s Miller said. “Contract award is planned for fiscal year 2019, subject to appropriations.” Money has been a sticking point as icebreaker advocates in Congress have worked to convince their colleagues

that the U.S. has serious military and national interests in the Antarctic and the increasingly busy Arctic. The Coast Guard said it needs at least two new heavy icebreakers for continued access to both polar regions, and ideally would like a fleet of three heavy and three medium icebreakers. Estimates for new heavy icebreakers reach up to $1 billion. But Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft said he’s “very confident we will drive the initial acquisition cost of this platform south of a billion dollars.” The yards awarded the study contracts “are ahead of the power curve in doing modeled ice trials, looking at parent craft designs, and where you might even be able to make tradeoffs,” he said in August at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) discussion of the service’s priorities.

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hips keep getting bigger. The average size of a containership has doubled compared to what it was two decades ago, according to Clarkson Research. In July, the 1,200', 13,208-TEU, OOCL Berlin set the record as the largest ship to call at the Port of New York and New Jersey. It’s expected that ships as large as 18,000-TEUs will eventually call at the port. Tugs like New York Harbor’s 104'×40', 6,772-hp Capt. Brian A. McAllister, are handling these behemoths. The Capt. Brian, designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants in Seattle and built by Horizon Shipbuilding in Bayou La Batre, Ala., is about one-tenth the size of the new containerships, but she makes up for it with power. Tugs are being built with a lot more horsepower than a few years ago. The Capt. Brian, the most powerful McAllister tug in New York, has twin 3,386hp Caterpillar 3516E diesels. Another Jensen design, a 110'×42' tug, is being built at Diversified Marine in Portland Ore. for Shaver Transportation in Portland. It will have a pair of GE 12V 250s, each rated at 4,200 hp, and be capable of generating 110 tons bollard pull. “That’s a lot going into a small package,” said Jonathan Parrot, Jensen’s director of new design development. The increase in power for new tugs is needed to handle today’s larger containerships, not just for docking work but also to link up with a vessel traveling at 10 to 12 knots. “I’ve seen where tugs intercepted ships at 12 knots,” said Parrot. “To think you can hook up at 12 knots without a problem — maybe on a calm day — but you are beginning to

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he new 78'×24'×4' ferry Turtle built by Miller Marine Inc. for Fire Island Ferries hauls equipment and material across Great South Bay to New York’s Fire Island. It’s a deck boat with an elevated pilothouse. Coast Guard certified for Subchapter T operation, the 82-dwt ferry can carry eight passengers. But it is built primarily for cargo and containers, with a 78'×20' deck, a bow ramp, and 12-ton National deck crane. Donald L. Blount and Associates, Chesapeake, Va., helped with the new design. Designed to ABS and Coast Guard standards, Miller Marine came up with the following package: twin Cummins QSL9 engines putting out a total 580 hp at 1,800 rpm, and Twin Disc MGX-5114 HD marine gears with 2.5:1 reduction ratios. Two 36"×30", 4-bladed ZF propellers are recessed in tunnels to keep the draft at 4’. The combination yields a service speed of 9 knots — and nimble maneuverability, which sometimes can be difficult with recessed propellers. There’s tankage for 1,400 gals. of fuel. In the pilothouse are controls by Glendenning Products, Conway, S.C., and the steering system by Miller Marine. Electronics include Furuno radar, Garmin GPS and Raymarine VHF radios. Ship’s service power comes from a Cummins Onan 9-kW generator.

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involved: a pair of Suzuki 250-hp outboards, some basic electronics, seats for 20 passengers and two crew, and lighting. But the 30'×12' aluminum monohull’s mission meant that Bay Welding couldn’t build a standard offthe-shelf design and expect it to work. The Homer, Alaska, boatyard built the Alaska Nellie for Alaska Wildland Adventures, operating out of Seward and Cooper Landing, about an hour north of Seward. One of the vacation


packages it offers is a raft trip from Cooper Landing down the Kenai River to Skilak Lake. There the Alaska Nellie meets rafters at the mouth of the Kenai River where there’s a fair amount of current. The boat has to hold in place with its bow into the current, while a raft — each loaded with 10 people — ties off at the stern, allowing passengers to board over a loading platform. The boat then takes two raft loads of passengers across Skilak Lake, which can get rough, to a lodge about six miles across the lake. There they disembark over a landing craft style bow ramp. Passengers are also transported from the lodge to a load-launch ramp. It’s about 20 miles round trip. With 22 passengers, the boat easily cruises at 22 knots. Another design consideration was that the lake could also get quite shallow as you approach the shore. So while the hull has an operational draft of 2', jack plates on the outboards allow it to operate in 16" of water. The Alaska Nellie went into service in May 2017.

5,500-HP Z-DRIVE TUG Steiner Shipyard

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ew Orleans-based Crescent Towing added the new 92'×38'×17', 5,500-hp, Z-drive ship escort/ship assist tug Mardi Gras to its New Orleans fleet in 2016. Two sisterships — Arkansas and South Carolina — were scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2016. The tugs, designed by Jensen Maritime, Seattle, were built at Steiner • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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2017 BOATBUILDING REVIEW Shipyard, Bayou La Batre, Ala. The new Z-drives are the same size as the J.K. McLean, Lisa Cooper and David J. Cooper built in 2010-2011 at C&G Boat Works Inc. The difference between the tugs is the horsepower. The C&G-built Z-drives are 5,225 hp and the new tugs are 5,500 hp. Crescent now has nine Z-drive tugs out of a fleet of 28, according to its website. The new Crescent tugs are fitted with pairs of steerable Rolls-Royce US255FP Z-

drive units connected to twin Tier 3 GE 8L250 diesel engines, producing 2,748 hp each. The engines turn P-30 2,800mm fixed pitch propellers in nozzles. The units have hydraulic clutches and weld-in mountings, Vulkan carbon fiber straight shafting, Vulkan bulkhead mounted shaft bearings and Vulkan flywheel mounted flexible couplings. In the wheelhouse are mounted engine and thruster controls. JonRie InterTech, Manahawkin, N.J., introduced its

new Container Master winch series on the Mardi Gras.

JANUARY 2017 NYC COMMUTER FERRIES Metal Shark Horizon Shipbuilding

Metal Shark


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wo Gulf of Mexico shipyards located about 230 miles apart, Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre, Ala., and Metal Shark in Franklin, La., are moving along in the construction of 19 aluminum catamaran ferries for NYC Ferry. Designed by Incat Crowther, the new 85'4" high-speed passenger boats have capacities of 149 passengers (three crew) and service six routes and 10 new ferry landings. San Francisco-based Hornblower Cruises & Events’ subsidiary HNY Ferry Fleet LLC operates the new citywide service. Construction of the new ferries was held to an aggressive schedule. Ten of the ferries were set to be delivered in 2017. In addition to carrying 149 passengers, the new ferries are equipped with Wi-Fi, and feature concessions and space for bikes, strollers and wheelchairs. The vessels are ADA and NYC Local Law 68 (LL68) compliant. Not all the boats are the same. Three of the ferries have a deeper depth, draft and freeboard than the others. The Rockaway ferries measure 85'4"×26'3"×11'6", with a • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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98' ROTORTUGS Master Boat Builders

Seabulk Towing


aster Boat Builders, Bayou La Batre, Ala., is building three 98'6"×43'6"×15'7" Robert Allan Ltd.designed Advanced Rotortug (ART 80-98US) tugboats for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Seabulk Towing. The tugs have drafts of 18'6". Seabulk said this is the first time ARTs, which features triangular propulsion to deliver optimum maneuverability, will be used in the U.S. Seabulk is a unit

of Seacor Holdings Inc. Seacor said they decided to introduce the ART in the U.S. because it represents the next generation of highly maneuverable tugs that provide an ideal solution for LNG export terminals and other applications that demand safe moorings. The tugs, named Trident, Triton and Trinity, work out of Seabulk locations at U.S. Gulf and Florida East Coast ports. Main propulsion will come from three Caterpillar 3512C, Tier 3 diesel engines, producing 1,910 hp at 1,600 rpm each. The Cats connect to three Schottel SRP 1210 Z-drives. The propulsion package will give the tugs a running speed of 12.5 knots. Whereas a typical sterndrive tug provides power from just two drive units, the ART has three strategically positioned azimuth propulsion units. This provides full redundancy and maximum maneuverability while dividing the installed power among a trio of smaller units that combine for a guaranteed bollard pull of 80 tons,

CARGO IS NO GOOD IF IT NEVER LEAVES PORT That’s why Bay Ship and Yacht makes it a priority to perform on-time, quality service for all tugs. We are a full service shipyard whose mission is to guarantee absolute customer satisfaction... while also keeping our economy up and running.

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The new ferries will have seating for 30 passengers on both the upper and lower aluminum decks.

RIB PATROL BOAT Brunswick Commercial Volvo Penta


ampton Roads Transit, Hampton, Va., was scheduled to take delivery of two paddlewheel passenger ferries in early 2017. The new boats, which will replace three HRT paddlewheel ferries, measure 81'×23'×4' (67' without the paddlewheel). The boats were designed by BMT Designers & Planners, Alexandria, Va., and built at Swansboro, N.C.-based Armstrong Marine. The 150-passenger Subchapter T boats only carry passengers on a round-trip run that takes about 30 minutes with two dockings in Portsmouth, Va., and one in Norfolk, Va.

& Government Products

Ken Hocke


runswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) introduced a 26'2"×10' (8.5 meters) aluminum rigid-hulled inflatable boat at the 2016 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. A first of its kind for the company, the 850 Aluminum Impact [RIB] is the introductory model from a lineup that features five boats ranging in size from 7.5 meters (24') to 12 meters (40') and horsepower ranges from 300 hp to 700 hp. Designed for the commercial and government marketplace, BCGP is marketing the new lineup to domestic law enforcement agencies as well as militaries worldwide. Sporting an 18" draft, the aluminum hull is a mill-finish welded structure designed by BCGP, fabricated by a local aluminum contractor and assembled at the company’s Edgewater, Fla., headquarters. Notable features include dual 350-hp Mercury Marine Verado engines. a hard-sided urethanecoated polyester fabric collar system by CPI, shock mitigating SHOXS seats, a Raymarine electronics package and a Boatmaster heavy-duty aluminum trailer. Other features include a 30" transom height, 22° deadrise, room for 17 people and 150-gal. fuel capacity. • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Allemand Industries, Inc. Harvey, LA (504) 340-5581 Servicing: LA Cullen Diesel Power, Ltd. Surrey, BC (604) 888-1211 Servicing: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territory, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory

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Florida Detroit Diesel Allison Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 327-4440 Servicing: Al, FL, MS, Bahamas Helmut’s Marine San Rafael, CA (415) 453-1001 Servicing: AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT, Guam Johnson & Towers, Inc. Egg Harbor Township, NJ (609) 272-1415 Servicing: DE, MD, NJ, NY, Eastern PA, Bermuda Pacific Power Group Kent, WA (253) 854-0505 Servicing: AK, ID, OR, WA Power Products Wakefield, MA (781) 246-1811 Servicing: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT Superior Diesel, Inc. North Charleston, SC (843) 553-8331 Servicing: GA, KY (Eastern), SC, TN (Eastern) Wajax Power Systems Ste. Foy, QC (418) 651-5371 Servicing: Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, St. Pierre et Miquelon Western Branch Diesel Portsmouth, VA (757) 673-7000 Servicing: NC, OH, PA (Western), VA, WV

Alaskan fisherman Ken Duffus knew exactly what he wanted in his new boat: fast speed to get to and from the grounds, even with a full load of fish. That’s what he got with Pacific Power Group’s propulsion package for his new longliner/stern picker Highlander. At delivery trials, the twin Volvo Penta D11 625-hp engines with water jets achieved 32.5 mph with a load of 8,000 lbs.

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afe Boats International’s 35'×10' aluminum multimission interceptor (MMI) vessel gets its name from its ability to be used in a number of applications, including maritime

border protection and port security, coastal patrol, alien migrant interdiction, search and rescue, smuggling interdiction, special operations and more. Three Mercury Verado 350s with joystick piloting powered the boat at the 2016 International WorkBoat Show. The propulsion package shoots the boat across the water at a maximum speed of 50-plus knots and a range of 200-plus miles. The boat’s lightship weight is 10,725 lbs. and has a capacity (people, fuel and cargo) of 5,961 lbs. The MMIs can operate in sea state five and a survivable sea state of 6.

45' AND 29' PATROL BOATS Metal Shark

Metal Shark


etal Shark had two boats at the 2016 International WorkBoat Show — a 45' Defiant and the 29' Defiant patrol boat. The 45-footer is a welded aluminum monohull pilothouse platform specialty designed for military, law enforcement, port security, pilot, and fire/rescue missions. The Louisiana shipyard was awarded a $192 million Coast Guard contract to replace the agency’s aging fleet of 470 response boats — small with the Metal Shark 29' Defiant. The aluminum boat features foam flotation below decks and in the gunnels and a durable foam


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Thrustmaster’s Axial Flow Waterjets range from 130HP to 8600HP and propel vessels from 20 ft to 250 ft. They are designed to interface seamlessly with your vessel and provide unmatched performance; excelling in the most demanding conditions. Thrustmaster waterjets are manufactured in Houston, Texas, and serviced with our local American service network. Contact Thrustmaster for quick and reliable application support as well as competitive waterjet pricing and delivery times. Contact:

Jordan Tilton - Waterjet Sales Manager


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Gulf Craft


ulf Craft LLC, Franklin, La., delivered the 194'×32'×15' aluminum fast support vessel Liam J. McCall to Seacor Marine, Houma, La., in January 2017. Designed by Incat Crowther, the new FSV is part of what Seacor calls its Express Plus-Plus-class FSVs. The Liam J. McCall has a 9.08' draft and is designed to carry a crew of 16 and up to 58 offshore workers. Its mission is high-speed passenger and cargo transport and emergency evacuation. The Liam J. McCall has tankage for 62,700 gals. of fuel oil; 5,600 gals. water; and 650 gals. lube oil. The FSV’s rear cargo deck measures 125'6"×26'6" and can haul up to 350 LT of freight. Main propulsion for the FSV comes from five Cummins QSK60 diesel engines, producing 2,680 hp at 1,900 rpm each. The mains connect to HamiltonJet HT810 waterjets through Twin Disc MGX-61500SC marine gears with 2.56:1 reduction ratios. The package gives the boat a light speed

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of 37 knots and a loaded speed of 25 knots. There are also three Thrustmaster 200-hp tunnel thrusters for added maneuverability around offshore structures.

YARD TUG Marine Group Boat Works

Credit: Jensen Maritime


eneral Dynamics NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard is building a new 38'×15'×5'6" yard tug at Marine Group Boat Works new solar-powered yard in National City, Calif. Jensen Maritime in Seattle designed the tug. The new boat’s dual 410-hp Cummins QSL9M Tier-3 diesels run much cleaner than the old yard tug. The twin Cummins when matched up with ZF 325-1 marine gears with 2.97:1 ratios that spin 38"×26" props on 3" Aquamet 22 shafts, should produce between 18,000 lbs. and 20,000 lbs. of bollard pull and a top speed of 9 to 11 knots. Flanking rudders will provide much of that maneuverability and allow the tug to work in very tight places, such as around the shipyard’s piers. Towing bitts are in front of and aft of the pilothouse, which is outfitted with a fly bridge. The pilothouse has an unobstructed 300° view of the water. Jensen worked closely with the builder to help keep the cost down. There’s a lot of cut plate here. The idea was to eliminate the number of brackets and the amount of angle, customizing the new boat for the shipyard. MGBW was expected to deliver the new yard tug in the summer. • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Designed to meet a specific need. Easy to install, understand and use. Reliable, failsafe performance meeting, often exceeding expectations. Dometic’s design is consistent and contemporary, reflecting our understanding of our consumers and their needs. • • • • • Booth 2241

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CREWBOAT-STYLE FERRY Gulfstream Shipbuilding

Gulfstream Shipbuilding


ulfstream Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla., has been awarded a contract through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a passenger/vehicle ferry to service New York and Connecticut waters. The 118'×27'×10'9" crewboat-style vessel

will transport passengers, freight and vehicles in and around Eastern Long Island Sound and Gardiner’s Bay. The welded aluminum, monohull, diesel propelled, quad screw passenger/vehicle ferry includes a 6'6" draft and a 735 sq. ft. cargo deck. Working with C. Fly Marine Services, Gulfstream and its design team incorporated key design elements to meet and exceed its “Critical Vessel Objective.” Main propulsion will come from four Caterpillar C32 diesel engines, producing 1,300 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The Cats will be connected to 40" 4-bladed, nibral wheels through ZF 3050A marine gears, giving the new ferry a running speed of 26 knots. For added maneuverability, the vessel will be fitted with a 75-hp Wesmar hydraulic dual prop thruster. Gulfstream’s hull design is similar to that of a Gulf Coast crewboat, with a diminished cargo deck overall and a narrower beam at the waterline to reduce overall resistance at semi-displacement speeds.

A sharp entry and moderate dead rise will provide a comfortable ride platform. Ship’s service power will be the responsibility of twin John Deere GK4045-powered gensets, sparking 65 kW of electricity each.


Vane Brothers

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Mitsubishi Tier 3 & Tier 4 Marine Engines. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing complicated about a Mitsubishi marine engine. From the injection pump to the governor control to the optimized turbo charger, everything is completely mechanical. The Tier 3 & Tier 4 compliant design allows for easy maintenance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with no complex electronics that can leave a crew struggling, or worse, stranded.

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t. John’s Shipbuilding, Palatka, Fla., has delivered the fourth in a new class of 4,200-hp tugs to Baltimore-based Vane Brothers. Delaware is the newest tug in Vane’s Elizabeth Anne-class of tugs, which was recognized as one of WorkBoat’s Significant Boats of 2016. The three tugs delivered prior to the Delaware are the Elizabeth Anne, Hudson and Baltimore. Designed by Kenner, La.-based Entech Designs LLC, the Delaware is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 Tier 3-compliant diesel engines, rated at 2,100 hp at 1,600 rpm each. The Cats connect to Reintjes WAF 873 gears from Karl Senner with 7.09:1 reduction ratios that turn Hung Shen 104"×77" stainless steel propellers. Light, the Delaware makes 12 knots, while the fully loaded cruising speed is 10 knots. On deck is an Intercon DD 200 winch. The main drum carries 2,500' of 2" wire while the second drum has 800' of 1.75" wire and 300' of Spectra 2” line. A John Deere

Tier 3-compliant 4540 model engine powers the winch.


Clean Gulf Associates

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idship Marine, Harvey, La., has delivered a new $5 million 95'×21'×11' aluminum rapid response vessel to Clean Gulf Associates Inc., New Orleans. The J.L. O’Brien is the fourth in a series of offshore oil spill recovery vessels constructed by Midship for Clean Gulf. The new OSRV, which has a 5'6" draft, will be prepositioned in Leeville, La., to help anchor spill response readiness along the Gulf Coast. It’s the first OSRV designed with advanced Seakeeper 35 gyrostabilizer technology that reduces the vessel’s rolling motion by up to 75%, allowing for productive skimming in rougher seas. Like the first three vessels, the O’Brien is Coast Guard certified with overnight accommodations for a crew of six and is outfitted with the Aptomar-Rutter integrated X-Band oil spill detection system and infrared camera oil spill detection sensor allowing for 24-hour oil skimming operations. The O’Brien is also

satellite communication

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Offering drydock, repair, and conversion services Jacksonville – Mobile – San Diego

Booth 3015

At BAE Systems, we fix ships. We proudly deliver quality service on budget, on schedule for all classes of ships. We look forward to helping you where you need us.

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SIGHTSEEING BOAT Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding



ladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered the first of three 165'×34'×12.8' monohull passenger vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Inc., New York City. This follows the shipyard’s delivery of three sisterships to the company in 2009. Like the three earlier vessels, the new 2,600-hp, 600-passenger steel Circle Line Bronx was designed by DeJong & Lebet, Jacksonville, Fla. The new sightseeing boats’ accommodations include space for loose seating and tables for 275 passengers in the main

cabin. The second deck provides space for seating and tables for another 150 passengers indoors, plus reserved seating for up to 50 VIP passengers, and outdoor seating for 88 passengers. Aft of the pilothouse on the third deck is outdoor seating for 84 passengers under a fixed canopy. The Circle Line Bronx has a draft of 8’ and is powered by twin Cummins QSK-38M1, Tier 3 diesel engines, delivering a total of 2,600 hp at 1,800 rpm. The engines connect to ZF W3355 gears, spinning Hung Shen 60”, 5-bladed bronze propellers from Marine Propulsion, Ocean Springs, Miss. The power package gives the vessel a top speed of 14 knots. For dockside maneuvering, the vessel is equipped with a 125-hp Wesmar bowthruster powered by an electric motor. Ship’s service power comes from two 140-kW John Deerepowered gensets. The pilothouse is equipped with ZF Premium ClearCom-

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ll American Marine is building a new 128'×30' hybrid-electric 600-passenger aluminum monohull vessel for the Red and White Fleet in San Francisco. The Enhydra will be the first aluminum hulled, lithium-ion battery-electric hybrid passenger vessel built from the keel up under Coast Guard Subchapter K regulations and the latest guidelines for structural fire protection. The vessel is specifically designed for harbor tours of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Guests on board the Enhydra will have views of the bay and cityscape from each of the three decks. The second level offers a full wrap around viewing deck with access to the enlarged bow foredeck. The top deck is completely open and offers plenty of outdoor seating. Bellingham, Wash.-based All American partnered with BAE Systems to design and integrate the complete battery-electric hybrid system. BAE will supply its HybriDrive propul-

sion system that includes a generator, control system, and AC electric traction motor. The generator will mount to a variable speed Cummins QSL9 diesel engine, producing 410 hp at 2,100 rpm. The motor generator offers dieselelectric operation of the AC traction motor, which is coupled directly to the propulsion shaft. With this configuration, torque is immediately available for the propeller and the speed can be precisely controlled without the need for a reduction gear. The hybrid system will also utilize battery power from two 80-kW lithium-ion battery packs. The Corvus Energy batteries are supplied under its next generation Orca Energy line. The HybridDrive system can automatically utilize full electric battery operation at slower speeds and when maneuvering in and out of the harbor. At higher speeds, the generator will automatically engage and augment the additional power demands of the traction motor.

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he Huron Spirit is the latest pilot boat built at Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass. The Lake Pilots Association, District 2, Port Huron, Mich., took delivery of

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the 52.5'×16.7'×4.8' boat in late 2016. It’s a Chesapeake-class design from C. Raymond Hunt Associates, New Bedford, Mass. The Huron Spirit is the second pilot boat Gladding-Hearn has delivered to the Lake Pilots Association. The Huron Spirit is powered with a pair of 602-hp Cummins QSM11 engines matched up with Twin Disc MGX-5114A Quick Shift gears that spin Brunton 30", 5-bladed nibral props. That will give the Huron Spirit a top speed of 25 knots. Operating near that speed, the boat’s Humphree Interceptor with automatic trim optimization adjusts a boat’s trim at a given speed for a given fuel load, which should result in fuel savings. The wheelhouse features Furuno electronics and also has four Llebroc pilot seats and a helm seat. In those cold northern winters, a pair of Heatercraft 40,000-btu units will heat the wheelhouse. Another 40,000-btu heater is in the fo’c’sle. A 120,000-btu diesel-fired heater will pre-

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Services, Harahan, La., is a conventional twin-screw towboat designed by Blessey and Verret Shipyard in Plaquemine, La. The new pushboat is powered by a pair of 1,000-hp Cummins QSK38-M1 engines bolted to Reintjes WAF-562 marine gears from Karl Senner with 5.95:1 reduction ratios that spin Kahlenberg 4-bladed stainless steel 74"×58" props. That gives the 85' towboat more than enough power to push what is usually a couple of Blessey 30,000-bbl. tank barges. To handle the barges there are two electric 40-ton Patterson Manufacturing deck winches, and a Schuyler fender and bumper system. The Steve Daines has tankage for 30,000 gals. of fuel and 17,200 gals. of water.

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oose Boats, Petaluma, Calif., is building multiple 75' semidisplacement Subchapter T, 28-passenger aluminum catamaran crewboats for Westar Marine Services, San Francisco. Construction of the first vessel was scheduled to begin last spring. The new vessels will allow Westar to expand its cargo and passenger carrying capabilities. Twin Volvo D13 turbo diesel engines with Volvo IPS3 drives will provide propulsion for the aluminum catamarans. The package will produce a service speed of 25 knots and is designed for enhanced close quarters maneuverability. Engine, steering and joystick maneuvering controls in both the raised pilothouse and the upper level aft steering station are designed to 92

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eeks Marine Inc., Cranford, N.J., has converted one of its deck barges into a caisson launch barge

for McNally Construction, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. McNally is a wholly owned subsidiary of Weeks. The former Weeks 246 is now a 250'×75'×16' work platform that can double as a transport and heavy lift ro/ro barge, with capacity up to 5,000 tons. At Weeks’ Greenville yard in Jersey City, N.J., workers installed 1,600' of internal piping running from each compartment to a 16" sea chest header pipe. Two 16" gate valves on the port and starboard sea chests supply water through the pipeline, varying from 6" to 12" in diameter. The system, controlled from an operator’s station and valve manifold 20' above deck, floods and de-ballasts compartments at the same rate, keeping the barge level all through roughly 90-minute cycles of submergence and surfacing. JMS Naval Architects developed the design.

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sland Tug and Barge Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, is building two 1,700-hp 82'×41' tugs that will be paired with two of its existing barges. The two tugs, which are under construction at Island Tug and Barge’s Annacis Island Shipyard, are being built with pins for use in an articulated tug-barge (ATB) application. The two existing barges will be modified with

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2017 BOATBUILDING REVIEW the addition of pin ladders and stern extensions for connecting to the new tugs. Vancouver-based Robert Allan Ltd. did the design work for the tugs and the barge modifications making extensive use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). At the lowest point on the amidships deck of the tug, the hull has a molded depth of 12'. A poop deck aft has flush removal hatches above the two Rolls-Royce US105-P9 Z-drives. Forward, a raised forecastle deck contains the port and starboard Articouple coupling pins manufactured by Japan’s Taisei Engineering Consultants Inc. The engines, set well aft, are a pair of V-12, IMO Tier II certified, Cummins K38-M diesels each generating 850 hp (634 kW) continuous at 1,800 rpm. The carbon fiber shafts pass through a bulkhead to the port and starboard Z-drive rooms. The Rolls-Royce drives have 63" propellers in nozzles.

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aster Boat Builders, Bayou La Batre, Ala., delivered the first of three 98'6×43'6"×15'7" Robert Allan Ltd.-designed Advanced Rotortug (ART 80-98US) tugs to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Seabulk Towing in January. Whereas a typical stern-drive tug provides power from just two drive units, ART tugs have three strategically positioned azimuth propulsion units. The new tugs feature triangular propul-

sion. The Trident is the first tug built by Master Boat since the 1980s and the yard had to take a different approach than the one they use to build supply vessels, which the yard has specialized in since the 1980s. This also involved the installation of equipment that Master Boat had not previously worked with such as Schottel Z-drives, JonRie towing/escort winches, and an Alphatron integrated bridge system. Main propulsion comes from three Caterpillar 3512C, Tier 3 diesels, producing 1,910 hp at 1,600 rpm each. The Cats connect to three Schottel SRP 1210 Z-drives. The propulsion package gives the tugs a running speed of 12.5 knots. Ship’s service power comes from twin Cat gensets sparking 150 kW of electricity each. On deck are two JonRie InterTech towing winches. The forward hawser escort winch is a Series 230 outfitted with 450' of Samson 12 2-5/8"×8" HMPE rope. The aft combination towing and hawser winch

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ane Brothers, Baltimore, recently added two new vessels to the company’s growing fleet — the 100'×34', 4,200-hp tug Philadelphia and the 361'×62', 53,000-bbl. asphalt barge Double Skin 510A. Primarily tasked with towing petroleum barges in the North Atlantic coastwise trade, the Philadelphia is the fifth of eight 4,200-hp model bow tugs built for Vane by St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, Fla. The Double Skin 510A is the second newbuild asphalt barge delivered to Vane by Conrad Deepwater South, Amelia, La. The first was


the Double Skin 509A, which was put into service in July 2015. Designed by Entech Designs LLC, Kenner, La., the Philadelphia has a draft of 13' and is powered by two Caterpillar 3516, Tier 3 (“A” Rated) engines, each producing 2,100 hp at 1,600 rpm. Ship’s service power is provided by two John Deere PowerTech 4045 gensets, sparking 99 kW of electrical power each. A third John Deere 4045 drives the Intercon DD200-D towing winch. All Elizabeth Anne-class tugs feature the newest Simrad electronics package installed by Rhodes Electronics. Comfortable accommodations are available for up to seven crew. The DS-510A double-hull tank barge utilizes a thermal heating system that keeps asphalt at approximately 300°F so that the highly viscous liquid flows more easily. The new tank barge operates at a pumping rate of 8,000 bbls. per hour with a loading rate of 10,000 bph.


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ladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has been contracted to build a 75'7"×20'6"×3'11" Galveston-class pilot boat for the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association in Homer, Alaska.

When the boat is completed in July 2018, it will be the first pilot boat built at the Somerset, Mass., boatyard for Alaska. The boat will operate out of Valdez with runs of about 25 miles into the Gulf of Alaska to reach the boarding station. The C. Raymond Hunt deep-V hull design is based on two boats built for the Galveston, Texas, pilots. The boat going to Alaska is a bit longer, 75' as opposed to 70'. The extra waterline length is needed to carry heavier hull plating and tighter frame spacing that’s needed to handle ice, debris and tree trunks. The wheelhouse is outfitted with six Llebroc seats, a settee, berth and small galley behind the helm station. There are two staterooms with over-and-under bunks, a head and shower. The pilot boat should top out at around 28 knots when the twin 1,400-hp Cummins QSK38-M1 Tier-3 diesels that are matched up with ZF-5000 gearboxes and HamiltonJet HM651 waterjets are maxed out.


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he Earl W Redd, Harley Marine Services newest tug, was launched in December 2016 and christened in February 2017. The Jensen Maritime Consultants-designed 120'×35'×19'3" tug was built to ABS load line standards at Diversified Marine Inc., Portland, Ore. The tug is set up to do any type of rescue towing offshore, also

possibly some ship assist work. Diversified Marine has built several boats for Harley. Like much of the Harley fleet, the Earl W Redd has a strong “green” element to it. To find it, you don’t have to look any further than the Earl W Redd’s engine room where a pair of 2,675-hp at 1,600-rpm Caterpillar 3516C diesels reside. The engines are the first Caterpillar Tier 4-rated diesels to go in a tugboat, Harley and Cat officials said. The Tier 4 rating applies to engines above 804 hp and focuses on reducing two air emission elements: particulate matter by 90% and nitrogen oxide by 80% when compared with Tier 2 engines. Along with reduced emissions, engines with the Tier 4 rating should also offer improved fuel consumption. While some engine manufacturers saw an increase in fuel consumption when going from Tier 2 to Tier 3, that’s not necessarily the case with going from Tier 3 to Tier 4.

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ay Welding Services has delivered a whale watching boat to Juneau Tours LLC. The boat will operate out of Juneau, Alaska. Bay

Welding worked with Coastwise Corp., Anchorage, Alaska, to design the 49'6"×17'6"×2' Atlin, an aluminum catamaran high-speed passenger boat capable of carrying 49 passengers and three crew. Juneau Tours wanted a minimum speed of 32 mph with a full load of passengers. They got that and more. The 1,400-hp Atlin has a top speed of 49 mph at 5,900 rpm and cruises at 32 mph at 4,600 rpm fully loaded. That’s with four F350 Yamaha outboards mounted on the transom. The engines are a notable feature on the Atlin. They were the power choice primarily for maintenance reasons. Being a tour boat, the Atlin will be making three to four trips a day. A cost analysis was made between outboards and diesel inboards and the simplicity factor of outboards was such a major component that it tipped the scale costwise. If a diesel inboard needed to be repaired or replaced, the Atlin could be out of action for an extended period of time.

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uckworth Steel Boats, Tarpon Springs, Fla., christened and launched the 78'×26'×10.3' research vessel W.T. Hogarth in late May. Designed and engineered by Boksa Marine Design, the coastal-class research vessel will be delivered later this year to the Florida Institute of Oceanography. With a 6'6" draft, the $6 million vessel will be a needed upgrade for student scientists, replacing the nearly 50-year-old Bellows which had served as a floating laboratory for 35 years. The new research vessel will be longer and wider than its predecessor, offer

more working space, including separated wet and dry labs, have a larger work deck, and a separate galley and more comfortable arrangements for berthing. Anticipated missions for the new vessel will include a variety of over-theside operations including the study of marine life, affects of pollution, water sampling, bioacoustics, sediment coring, fisheries research and more. Main propulsion for the new vessel will come from a pair of Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesels, producing 600 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The Cats will connect to Wärtsilä 41" wheels through two ZF 200A marine gears. The propulsion package will push the boat through the water at a running speed of 10 knots. Capacities will include 6,862 gals. of fuel oil and 1,382 gals. fresh water. The rear cargo deck will measure 22'×25'6". The boat will also have accommodations for four crewmembers and 10 scientists.




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n June, Vigor delivered the 508'×96'×51' Harvest, the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the U.S. for the Jones Act trade since 1982. The vessel was built for The Mosaic Co., an integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. The Harvest will be operated by a subsidiary of Savage Companies as part of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit. Over the last 23 months, the project supported approximately 1,500 jobs and involved close to a million labor hours at Vigor facilities in Oregon and Washington and subcon-

tractors throughout the region. Teams used 9,000 tons of U.S. rolled steel to complete the tank barge. Careful integration of various complex systems was required to support the Harvest’s state-of-the-art, onboard re-liquefaction plant that keeps cargo cooled to -27° F. Vigor subcontractor JH Kelly, Longview, Wash., was a key partner in this effort, providing the onboard electrical work as well as fabrication and installation of the cargo piping systems for the plant. The new barge is ABS classed and USCG certified. The Harvest has four cargo tanks, capable of 22,000 tons of liquid anhydrous ammonia. Each cargo tank is fully insulated for cargo management at the temperature range of -25°C to -27°C. Eight deep well cargo pumps provide a tank with two redundant pumping means and can complete full discharge in 22 hours. Each cargo tank has an instrument dome, allowing access to all equipment, measurement means,


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strut multibeam transducer, and Odom CV300 Echo deployable strut, and a Klein 3075 towed sonar, controlled with a DT Marine 302 M sonar winch. An advantage of the deployable equipment is ease of repair, compared to fixing through-hull transducers that require a haul out, he noted. Propulsion is provided by a pair of Caterpillar C18 Tier 3 engines, each turning 1,001 hp at 2,300 rpm. ZF MGX-51346SC gears turn Michigan Wheel 38.5" propellers, with controls by Glendenning. Two Phasor Marine 34 kW 120/240 volt generators provide ship’s power.


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orth River Boats, Roseburg, Ore., was due to deliver a 36'×10' special forces training boat to the Navy in Stennis, Miss., in September. Then in October, another 36' boat went into the water. Up to eight boats will be delivered. The Navy’s Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School in Stennis brings people from different countries together, and they are trained to use the boat and the weapons. The design for the boat is based on the boatyard’s Valor Force Protection model, with some modifications. North River’s willingness to modify a design

to meet the customer’s needs is a big reason why the boatyard got the deal. One modification involved the Navy’s desire for a fuel range of about 320 miles from the three 250-hp Yamaha outboards that will be mounted across the stern. So while the Valor Force model starts at about 27' that wasn’t near long enough for the fuel tank that would be required. And while the Navy obviously liked the Valor Force Protection model, they needed a 14'6" cabin as opposed to the standard 10' cabin. To put a 325-gal. fuel tank in the boat, have a bigger cabin and be able to pull the tank if needed without cutting everything up, the design had to be lengthened. The freeboard was also raised 6" to accommodate the larger fuel load. In the cabin are seven Shoxs 2000 series shock mitigating seats.

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etal Trades Inc., Yonges Island, S.C., recently delivered its first

newbuild twin-screw pushboat, the 50'×24'×5'6" Capt Cooper, for Bald Head Island Limited LLC. Designed by CT Marine, Edgecomb, Maine, the 850-hp custom-built shallow draft Capt Cooper will push a barge that serves Bald Head Island, a residential and vacation community in North Carolina. This is also the first self-propelled vessel built by Metal Trades, which specializes in government and commercial ship repair, new barge construc-

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2017 BOATBUILDING REVIEW tion and heavy metal fabrication. CT Marine founder Corning Townsend said the sole purpose of the vessel is to push a single 100' barge loaded with trailers and 18 wheelers from Point Marina located north
of Southport, N.C., on the Cape Fear River to Bald Head Island. It makes up to six round trips per day. Higher than normal freeboard was required to deal with large waves caused by passing freighters and ocean swells at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Based on these requirements, CT Marine designed a vessel that is 24' wide at the bow and 17' wide at the transom, has eight rudders and an elevated pilothouse. It’s the eighth newbuild towboat to feature the patented CT Marine “Twin Dif” steering system, said Townsend. Propulsion comes from a pair of John Deere 6135AFM85 Tier 3 diesels with keel coolers, each producing 425
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Glosten designed the new research vessel. With a 12'6" draft, the 193'×41'×19' OSU vessel will be the first of three planned for the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts. The foundation chose OSU in 2013 to be the lead institution on the project for planning and selecting a shipyard. When the next two ships are funded, the total grant could increase to as much as $365 million. Plans call for laying the first keel in 2018 for a 2020 delivery and yearlong testing program. The followon vessels would be delivered in 2021 and 2022. The manufacturers have not been announced yet, but the propulsion package will include twin engines that produce a total of 2,685 hp to two dual propeller Z-drives. The boat will have a cruising speed of 12 knots. In addition, the new research vessel will have a pair of thrusters for increased maneuverability. There will be 510 sq. ft. of main lab, 385 sq. ft. of wet lab, 175 sq. ft. of computer lab, and a total capacity of 16 scientists/marine technicians and 12 crew.

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of The Mosaic Company, a large producer and marketer of concentrated phosphates and potash. The tugs are designed by Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp., Milford, Mass., with production engineering
by BMT Nigel Gee, Southampton, United Kingdom, and engineering support by Nichols Brothers. The U.S.- flagged Subchapter I vessels are ABS-classed and registered to meet all rules and regulations for unrestricted ocean pushing and towing services. The twin-screw tugs utilize Rolls-Royce propellers in RollsRoyce high efficiency nozzles and are equipped with Rolls-Royce Promas FMP flap rudders. The props are turned by a
pair of EMD 16-710T13 engines each rated at 4,000 hp at 900 rpm, through two Lufkin RHS 3200 reduction gears. Ship’s service power is provided by two Caterpillar C7.1 200-kW Tier 3 generators, plus one Cat C9.3 200-kW Tier 3 generator-mounted fire pump and one Cat C7.1 128-kW Tier 3 emergency generator system.



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ulf Island Shipyards LLC, Houma, La., will build the first in a new series of regional-class oceanographic research vessels (RCRVs) for Oregon State University. The boat will be funded with
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he $15.1 million Hydrus, a 134'×38'×6'6" Incat Crowtherdesigned ferry, was delivered in early 2017. It is the first of four Hydrusclass 400-passenger vessels, part
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2017 BOATBUILDING REVIEW delivered at the end of July for service to start in August. Those first two Subchapter K aluminum catamarans from Vigor in Ballard, Wash., (formerly Kvichak Marine Industries) have a 27-knot service speed and are replacing two of the oldest boats in WETA’s fleet of 11. With two more copies to come from Vigor, and another, even faster class to be built at Dakota Creek Industries Inc., Anacortes, Wash., WETA will expand its fleet to 16 vessels over the next three years. The Hydrus and its sisterships are powered by pairs of MTU 12V4000M64 engines, each producing 1,950 hp. The MTUs turn a pair of 5-bladed propellers through ZF 7600 reduction gears. Nominally rated at Tier 3 emission standards, the package delivers Tier 4 performance, thanks to a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system developed by Pacific Power Group, officials said. The engines can burn biodiesel B5, another component in the Bay Area air-quality strategy that is getting use in commuter buses. SCR technology along with diesel oxidation catalyst makes the Hydrus and Cetus the cleanest passenger ferries now operating in the U.S., without using more maintenance-intensive particulate filters, according to Pacific Power Group.



he 104'×40'×18' tractor tug Capt. Brian A. McAllister was built at Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre, Ala., and delivered to McAllister Towing and Transportation in New York. With a 40' beam its one of the widest boats in the McAllister fleet and the largest tractor tug. Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants in Seattle, the Capt. Brian A. McAllister is also noteworthy for its engines, a pair of Tier 4 rated 3516E Caterpillar diesels (3,386 hp each at 1,800 rpm), making the boat the first EPA rated Tier 4 tug on the East Coast. Match the Cats up with Schottel SRP4000FP Z drives and the Capt. Brian A. McAllister pulled 81.5 metric tons on a bollard pull test at Horizon. The winches for ship handling are from Markey Machinery. A Markey DESF-48-100 escort winch is on the bow with 800' of 10" line. At the stern is a Markey TES-40-75 towing winch that carries 2,500' of 2 ¼" wire. Add the two remote controlled Fire Fighting Systems fire monitors rated at 5,284 gpm and a 1,100-gpm deluge system to the Capt. Brian A. McAllister’s towing and escorting abilities and you have a vessel that has a lot more capabilities than the standard tractor tug, according to McAllister. The new tug carries the name of the McAllister Towing company chairman, who is also the great grandson of James P. McAllister, who founded the company in 1864.



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he first of 10 63'×24'×11' Damen Stan Tug 1907 ICE tugboats has been delivered by Great Lakes Shipyard to its sister company, Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland. All 10 tugs will be built to Subchapter M standards. With a draft of 10' and under 100 gt, the Stan Tug 1907 ICE is a compact design capable of 30 tons of bollard pull. Its relatively small size and high maneuverability design make it a good fit for narrow waterways with their many low bridges that characterize the Great Lakes region. The ability to operate safely in icy waters is also essential given the very cold temperatures that occur there in the winter. Main propulsion comes from two MTU 8V4000 M54R diesels, producing 1,000 hp at 1,600 rpm. The mains connect to 3-bladed, 71"-dia. Kaplan-style wheels through Twin Disc MG-5321 quick shift marine gears with 5.45:1 reduction ratios. The Cleveland got off to a good start, working two ship assists. The first was for Fednav International Ltd., Montreal, and the second was for Rand Corp., based in New Jersey.

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n August, St. Johns Ship Building Inc., Palatka, Fla., launched a 190'×38'×10' steel-hulled landing craft vessel, the Grand Master II. The 1,011-dwt vessel for Sea Venture Holdings will feature a 180'×37' cargo deck for carrying freight in the Bahamas. With its forward, hydraulic bow ramp and 6,400 sq. ft. of cargo space, the boat will be outfitted for Caribbean transport. The Grand Master II

will have a 6'8" draft. Main propulsion will come from twin 700-hp Cummings QSK19 diesel engines connected to Schottel SRP 330, 4-bladed rudder propellers in azimuth drives. The propulsion package will give the Grand Master II a running speed of 10 knots. Designed by Entech Designs LLC, Kenner, La., the Grand Master II will also feature a 22" electric Westmar V2-2ONS bowthruster for added maneuverability. Ship’s service power will come from two 99-kW John Deere-powered 4045AFM85 gensets.


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echnology Associates Inc. (TAI) and Aluma Marine and Fabrication LLC, Harvey, La., have delivered the 61'4"×23'×11' Catlett to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore. TAI, a New Orleans-based maritime solutions company, was the prime design-build contractor of the high-speed, foil-assisted hydrographic survey vessel. TAI and Alumna Marine personnel worked together on the construction of the Catlett under TAI’s supervision at Aluma’s Harvey facility. Being in charge while at the same time being part of the crew building a boat is rather unusual for a design and engineering company that doesn’t have its own boatyard, but TAI has done this at other boatyards that aren’t familiar with a proposed building project. TAI orders the metal, cuts the pieces and buys most of the major equipment. Then drawing on its base crew of 15 to 16 people, TAI personnel go in and show the shipyard workers the modern techniques of the construction project. Main propulsion comes from twin Man V8 propulsion engines, producing 970 hp each, which turn two HamiltonJet waterjets producing speeds in excess of 38 knots and survey speeds up to 10 knots. Controls are Hamiliton MECS. Tankage includes over 1,000 gals. of fuel; 100 gals. water; and 50 gals. black and grey water. The vessel also features a galley, mess and sleeping accommodations for a crew of four. In the wheelhouse is


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ibcraft, Marblehead, Mass., introduced its 41' Ribcraft 12.5 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with the delivery of a specialized Coast Guard Subchapter T-certified tour boat to Cape Rib Tours, Hyannis, Mass. The 12.5 RIB is the newest and largest model in the Ribcraft model line. It will be used for whale watching expeditions, sightseeing tours and thrill rides. Marketed as the ultimate offshore platform for tour operators, security and patrol operations, and military applications, the 12.5 combines the company’s signature deep V hull and bow sheer with an extended waterline and generous beam. The RIB is designed for offshore passages and operations requiring large crew and payload capacities. It can accommodate up to 34 passengers through the combination of 29 jockeystyle pod seats and a large aft bench. Outfitted for adventure tours, the 12.5 for Cape Rib Tours features a heavyduty yellow Hypalon tube, extended canopy top with an integrated swim ladder, bowthruster, and a marine head. Powered by triple 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards, the 12.5 reaches speeds in excess of 50 mph, Ribcraft said. The 12.5 is also available with twin inboard diesel I/O or waterjets.

merican Queen Steamboat Co. contracted Bollinger Shipyards Inc. to convert a former casino boat in Iowa into the company’s newest luxury paddlewheel riverboat, the American Duchess. The 314'×100'×14' passenger vessel had its maiden voyage in August, about a year after the company purchased the 280'6"×87'×14' former Bettendorf Capri. The boat never left the dock when it was a casino boat. Bollinger built the original casino boat in 1995 at its shipyard in Lockport, La., and the conversion was done at its Amelia, La., shipyard. Seattle-based Guido Perla & Associates handled the original design and Lay, Pitman & Associates, Neptune Beach, Fla., designed the conversion. The new riverboat gets its main propulsion from two Caterpillar 3508 diesels, producing 640 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The Cats are connected to Schottel 330 Z-drives and the boat’s paddlewheel, pushing the boat along at 10 mph. The Z-drives handle about 90% of the load and the paddlewheel accounts for 1 to 2 knots of power. For ship’s service power, there are three Cat 3516 diesels, sparking 1,440 kW of electrical power each. There is also a 500-kW Cat 3412 emergency generator. The boat carries accommodations for 192 passengers and 92 crewmembers. • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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he 38th edition of the International WorkBoat Show will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors that will be showcasing thousands of products and services to attendees, the show offers much, much more. On Wednesday afternoon, the opening day of the show, Travis Mills, retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, will deliver the keynote address. Mills’ story inspires, encourages, challenges, and motivates audiences to move forward. The next day, Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby will be the Shipyard Program featured speaker, and Walter Cruickshank, acting director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, will deliver the opening address at the Offshore Program.


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As part of the Shipyard Program on Thursday, naval architect Mark Masor of Gibbs & Cox Inc. and Geoff Dean of Offshore Ship Designers will take a look at the feasibility of converting OSVs to dredge vessels by discussing the technical aspects of a vessel conversion and the business case for the conversion. Other featured sessions at this year’s WorkBoat Annual Conference include maintenance planning, reducing operating costs through fluid analysis, and the key requirements for OSV upgrades. On Wednesday and Thursday, the show is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Friday, show hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on the show, call 800454-3007, email:, or go to

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reduce operational and compliance risk. These changes fall into a several groups, namely smarter machines, connected insights and optimized service. First, advancements in data analytics are making machines smarter, with algorithms able to learn how the machine is actually performing and using that information to adjust how the equipment is operating. Second, with greater sensorization, increased connectivity and improvements in data analytics, there are new opportunities to capture value from operations and maintenance improvements by turning previously low value data into high value actionable information. Speaker: Rob Bradenham, Global Sales and Business Development, Caterpillar

Troy Matherne, General Product Support Manager, Louisiana Cat Maintenance & Repair Program featured speaker


Owners and operators in the marine industry continue to face significant challenges. This includes macroeconomic volatility and uncertainty, the increasing complexity of vessels, keeping up with a growing list of environmental regulations, and attracting and retaining quality technical leaders on board and ashore. One path forward is to leverage the step changes that are occurring with regards to technology innovation, to not only reduce costs and become more efficient, but to also


According to the CDC, work-related injuries and illnesses pose a continuing threat to the health of U.S. workers. The marine industry has historically had higher rates of fatality, injury and illness than other industries. These injuries not only affect someone’s personal livelihood, but are also passed on as expenses to the company. This topic will demonstrate how upgrading equipment operations can improve worker safety and reduce injuries. It will also cover the benefits of upgrading to provide operators with greater flexibility and more familiarity, along with saving money and time on each job. Speaker: Larry Kelhoffer, Heavy Equipment Business Development, F&M Mafco • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Retired Army staff sergeant Travis Mills will deliver the WorkBoat Show keynote address Wednesday at 3 p.m. 10:00AM BREAK


In this session, attendees will be briefed on how to best prepare for their shipyard visit by being proactive with such items as predictive and preventative maintenance, procurement of necessary parts and spares, budget and scheduling outlining, preparing your project manager, and pre-haul surveys. Also discussed will be standardized maintenance items that should be addressed in the shipyard, as well as the items that require immediate correction. Also, how best to handle a Pandora’s Box when a schedule is in place. Attendees will then be briefed on the best way to wrap up their shipyard period, including what items need to be surveyed, post surveys, documentation archiving, etc. Throughout the presen123

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and increases the life of systems and components. This presentation will showcase the benefits of fluid analysis and how it’s used to reduce operating costs. Speaker: Tiffany Thompson, Development Engineer, Caterpillar

Speaker: Richard Merhige, President, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises 11:00AM SUPPORTABILITY OPTIMIZATION? ADVANCED ASSET MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

Supportability is defined as the ability and effectiveness of an asset, along with its support system, to achieve its desired performance over the life of the asset. Supportability is a function of reliability, availability, cost, and safety. Like reliability and maintainability, it is both a measure of effectiveness and a discipline that endeavors to maximize it. This presentation will provide an overview of the supportability analysis process, describe a methodology used to measure supportability, and present a process used to optimize supportability on complex physical assets. Speaker: Rob Willis, Vice President, Acquisition Support and Program Management Division, Andromeda Systems Inc. 11:45AM LUNCH


Safety inspection records for heavy equipment are critical to keeping operators’ safe, creating a stellar maintenance program, and achieving OSHA compliance. But most companies use a system of clipboards, static forms, and manual processes to conduct safety inspections. These methods put a company at risk for data entry errors, lost paperwork, or, even worse, \inspections that just don’t get done. Using real world case studies, this presentation will discuss how progressive companies are using the latest technology to complete OSHA-mandated safety inspections faster than ever before. Speaker: Michael Marzahl, President, XL Lifts Inc. 2:15PM NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR IN MAINTENANCE PAVILION



Fluid analysis is the process of sampling, testing and diagnosing the operating condition of fluids. Oil, coolant and diesel fuel are all found in many types of workboats. In order to keep mechanical systems and components operating correctly, it is essential to complete a fluid analysis. It prevents costly repairs, unplanned downtime, 124

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Mark Buzby, Maritime Adminstrator, Marad, Shipyard Program featured speaker

With the down market in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas sector, OSV utilization rates are at historic lows leaving many modern U.S.-flagged vessels stacked with an uncertain future. In contrast, the near-term dredging market in the U.S. presents near-term sustained business and the potential for growth. OSV operators continue to look for new ways to repurpose stacked OSVs to generate revenue. As such, we explore the feasibility of converting OSVs to dredge vessels by addressing the technical aspects of a vessel conversion and the business case of this concept. Speakers: Mark Masor, Gulf Coast Operations Manager, Gibbs & Cox Inc.; Geoff Dean, Business Development Manager, Offshore Ship Designers 9:15AM SHIPYARD DIVERSIFICATION

Shipyards are the core of the maritime industry, from implementation and maintenance to launching new vessels and repairing old ones. Over the years, shipyards have communicated with a multitude of vendors and employed various skilled workers. Shipyards contract with commercial and military operators which usually involve different projects. Some are more time sensitive than others. Shipyards, big or small, take chances, overcome chal- • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director, BOEM, Offshore Program featured speaker

lenges, and compete and collaborate in order to reach and achieve their end goals. Hear from shipyard officials as they discuss the diversification of yard operations and a day in the life of a shipyard operator. Speakers: Frank Foti, CEO, Vigor Industrial; Chris Vaccari, Senior Vice President, Gulf Island Shipyards LLC







When a boat owner contracts with a shipyard to build a boat, the success of the project depends on how many “inches” are captured. Three management issues plague all business leaders: Lack of communication, lack of accountability, and lack of information sharing. When boat owners build their boat they are often left out of the production loop unless an owner’s representative is on site. How is the owner able to capture the inches during the build? How can the shipyard be held accountable to the owner? How can the owner ensure the shipyard communicates effectively and shares the necessary information? How can the shipyard ensure communication, accountability and information sharing on the part of the owner? A case

This presentation will highlight changes in certain state taxes (including recent changes to the ad valorem tax rules in Louisiana) and any federal income and estate tax laws implemented in 2017 and related matters that affect marine vessel owners and operators, shipyards and equipment suppliers. This includes changes in tax rates and effective dates, changes in depreciation, expensing, and healthcare related taxes, and the deductibility of interest and related issues. Speakers: Leon Rittenberg III, Attorney, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC; Andrew Sullivan, Attorney, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC; Robert Russo, Chief Executive Officer, First Coast Maritime Academy • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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In the current market environment, offshore supply vessels are often chartered on short notice to perform new types of service or carry additional workers. Depending on the nature of the new work, there may be additional regulatory requirements and upgrades that apply to the vessel. Owners and operators can gain an understanding of the required changes to their vessels during an upgrade. Attendees will also hear from engineers about emerging technology of hybrid systems. The international standards and regulatory requirements regarding the safety of hybrid electric power systems are still maturing, creating a challenge for owners and operators to effectively leverage these systems. This session will outline a risk-based approach to address the safe deployment of these technologies. Speakers: Tracy Phillips, Chief, Tank Vessel and Offshore Division, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center; Jin Wang, Managing Principal Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping 10:00AM BREAK


This presentation will provide an overview of the different ship types engaged in the global offshore wind power industry. It will expand on different regulatory regimes and the care needed regarding flag administration interpretation based on experience gained in Europe. The presentation will also highlight the importance of local 125

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There has been a lot of attention centered around President Trump’s campaign promise for a $1 trillion infrastructure package. If eventually passed, what would it mean for the inland waterways? Would the $8 billion dollar backlog in lock and dam rehabilitation and new construction be addressed? How would the priorities be chosen, and where would those projects be located? More importantly, how would they be funded? Speakers: Paul Rohde, Vice President, Midwest Office, Waterways Council Inc.; Dan Mecklenborg, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Ingram Industries Inc. 9:15AM ROUTE TO COMPLIANCE

With only eight months left to comply with Subchapter M, towing vessel operators still have critical decisions to make. The biggest one is whether to go with the Coast Guard option or third 126

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party TSMS option for inspections and audits? Which third party organization is best for your company? In addition, captains and companies need to maintain quality standards in the compliance-driven world of Subchapter M. It also places an enormous responsibility on towing vessel operators and masters with respect to crewmembers health and safety, and the ability to respond to onboard emergencies. One part of Subchapter M requires that companies and captains ensure that people serving on their vessels demonstrate a high level of capability and compliance, even beyond what’s required on other inspected vessels. Subchapter M does not mandate that crewmembers attend approved safety training courses before and during their course of their employment as STCW does. Thus, vessel operators cannot rely on outside certification to determine whether or not their employees meet the law’s standard. This session will provide operators with the answers to those questions and a solid plan to move forward with. Speakers: Chris Parsonage, Executive Director, Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau; Jon Kjaerulff, Manager of Safety and Emergency Response Training, MITAGS-PMI; Kevin Gilheany, Owner, Maritime Compliance International LLC 10:00AM BREAK


In an effort to reduce the environmental footprint of workboats, stricter requirements from environmental agencies, regulatory classes and local port jurisdictions have motivated the industry to rethink its approach to generating propulsion and electrical power. As the use of modern hybrid technologies evolve, owners and operators are forced to consider which technologies fit the needs of their fleet, how economical the

Matt Woodruff, Director Public & Government Affairs, Kirby Corp., Inland Program featured speaker

investment is and what the environmental benefits are. Industry professionals will provide real world experiences from designing to executing hybrid technologies in newbuilds and retrofits. Speakers: Brent Perry, CEO, PBES; Jan Flores, Vice President, NETSCo; Joshua Sebastian, Engineering Manager, The Shearer Group; Roland Schwandt, Sales Director Tug and Offshore Energy, Schottel 11:30AM E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION: LESSONS LEARNED

Murray Goldberg of Marine Learning Systems and Kelly Curtin of Moran Towing, will present a case study on the implementation of blended learning in the maritime industry. The presentation is designed to provide valuable guidance for any operator considering improvements to their own training programs using these best-practice techniques. Speakers: Kelly Curtin, Manager, Training and Employee Development, Moran Towing Corp.; Murray Goldberg, Founder and CEO, Marine Learning Systems 12:00PM LUNCH • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2017 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans

Show Hours:

Wednesday 10am – 5:30pm Thursday 10am – 5:30pm Friday 10am – 3pm Denotes International Workboat Show Exhibitors Advertising In This Issue (Listings accurate as of 10/18/17) 1st Choice Restaurant Equipment & Supply LLC

ABB Inc.

AEGIR-Marine Americas


AER Supply Ltd. T:281-474-3276 Aeroflex USA Inc.

Aerotek 2162 T: 888-237-6835 230 Aerovent 2263 T: 763-551-7500 1219 Ahead Sanitation Systems Inc. T: 337-330-4407 3560 AIDT 1659 T: 256-642-2543 3964

T: 337-364-1991 Advanced Mechanical Enterprises


T: +358 10 774 5260 Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety LLC (Division of Drew Marine)


T: 713-392-3631




Aluminum & Stainless Inc.


T: 800-252-9074 Always On UPS Systems Canada Inc.


T: 250-491-9777 American BOA Inc.


T: 678-513-3380 3500

T: 800-938-0101 American Sprayed Fibers Inc.



T: 225-644-7063

American Chemical Technologies Inc. Alamarin-Jet 3115

T: 866-377-0770 AdvanTec Global Innovations



T: 717-217-3879 Alu Design & Services


T: 337-233-6116 Advanced Graphic Engraving



T: 504-619-9737 Advance Products and Systems

Altra Industrial Motion


T: +358 40 900 4060 ADIX Marine IT Solutions

Alphatron Marine USA Inc.


T: 410-990-4460-101 ACM-Trading Ltd.


T: 281-271-4600

Allied Systems Company

T: 678-838-3737

T: 281-877-6000 ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council)


T: 503-625-2560


T: 262-349-7821 ABS


T: 360-647-7602

T: +31 343 432 509

T: 954-874-4709 Abrasives Mfg LLC

All American Marine


T: 757-217-6873

Visit for the most up-to-date information about the show


T: 219-313-4588 American Turbocharger Technologies


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T: 504-617-5881

T: 832-315-1559

Aqua-Dyne & Flow International American VULKAN Corporation


T: 863-324-2424

2933 Autronica Fire and Security AS

T: 620-856-6222 Archway Marine Lighting

AmeriMex Motor and Controls LLC


T: 713-225-4300

1535 AV-DEC 950

T: 314-535-1314

T: 817-738-9161

ARCON Welding Equipment LLC AMI Marine (UK) Ltd.


T: +44 23 8048 0450

236 AVENTICS Corporation T: 859-254-8031

T: 410-572-6000 Armstrong Marine

Analytic Systems


T: 800-668-3884 Anchor Marine & Industrial Supply


T: 800-223-8014 Anchor Sandblasting and Coatings T: 813-247-4140 Andromeda Systems Inc.


T: 800-346-3069 APE Companies






Astilleros Internacionales de Tampico

Atlantic Radiotelephone Inc.

Atlas Incinerators APS

Audibel Hearing Healthcare


Austal USA


Auto-Maskin LLC

Ayres Composite Panels USA LLC


AZZ Galvanizing Services


Bad Dog Tools


T: 800-252-1330 3271

BAE Systems


T: 412-696-9265 3162





T:251-434-8000 3956


T: 817-810-0095

T: 512-574-3773

T: 480-247-2439 Aqua Safety First Community Program



T: 920-738-5432 Applied Satellite Technology Systems US

Aspin Kemp & Associates Inc.

Atlantic Braids Ltd.

Aydin Displays/KEP Marine

T: 251-653-0700

T: 305-405-7173

T:225-336-4116 Appleton Marine Inc.


T: 613-674-2728

T: 786-565-9932 Applegate Industrial Materials Inc.

Askew Industrial Corporation

ASV Global


T: 866-367-2934

T: 713-357-6622

T: 630-820-8886 API USA


T: +52 (833) 357 7001

T: 844-361-7038 Apex Engineering Products Corp.

ASCOM / International Boatlift Exchange Inc

T: 902-620-4882 1304



T: 713-977-1225

T: 323-974-5688

T: 904-637-2020 Anixter Wire & Cable


T: 360-457-5752

T: 813-653-4390 2741


T: 954-792-6772

Baier Marine


T: 800-455-3917 Baldwin Filters


T: 308-234-1951 Baltic Workboats US


T: 372 56 21 8929 BAND-IT IDEX Inc.


T: 303-320-4555 Bank of America Merrill Lynch


T: 713-247-6804


Baton Rouge Marine Electrical Service Inc. 1005 T: 225-642-3328


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T: 281-420-0340








T: 613-966-5611 Behringer Corporation





T: 508-558-7007 BFG Marine Inc.




T: 619-813-4797


T: 757-625-0938


T: 262-884-5372


T: 510-587-0685

BRP US Inc. Boat Lift s.r.l.

Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates LLC Boats & Harbors

Boeshield T-9


Boksa Marine Design T: 813-654-9800


Brunswick Commercial and Government Products







T: 386-423-2900

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Breco International

Brown & Brown of Norfolk BMT


T: 713-641-6073

T: 401-253-4318

Brunvoll Mar-El


T: 00 47 90765726


T: 832-243-7512

Brass Works Inc.

Bronswerk Marine Inc. Blue Sky DEF NA


Braemar 3520


T: 616-355-6615

T: 631-586-5500 BGH Specialty Steel


T: 931-484-6100 1459

Bostrom Co. Inc.

Bristol Harbor Group Inc. Bludworth Marine LLC


T: 386-943-8857

T: +39 0173500357

T: 337-519-9103 Beurteaux North America


T: 703-920-7070

T: 225-751-1930 Berard Transportation Inc.

Blucher (a Watts brand)

Bosch Rexroth Corporation

T: 713-820-9613

T: 757-673-0250

T: 504-341-0123 Belzona of Baton Rouge

Blommaert 3812

Blount Boats Inc.


T: 262-542-0222

T: 713-644-1595

T: 973-948-0226 Beier Integrated Systems


T: 978-689-6173

T: +49-40-241 99-0 BECLAWAT Manufacturing Inc.

Black Bear Corporation

Bollinger Shipyards LLC

T: 800-739-7684

T: 401-245-8300

T: +358 2 8387 9500 Becker Marine Systems GmbH


T: 3233552377

T: 985-718-9277 Beacon Finland Ltd. Oy

Bipacco Coatings LLC


T: 985-532-2554

T: 504-495-3266

T: 504-279-0967 Bayou Metal Supply


T: 573-885-2506

T: 281-717-4051 Bayou Marine Electronics Inc.

BIOBOR/Hammonds Fuel Additives

Boll Filter Corporation T:248-773-8200

T: 800-548-9166

T: 920-743-0190 Bayards Aluminum Constructions


T:850-584-7786 Bay Electronics Inc.

Big Top Fabric Structures




T: 888-509-0668


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717 CDC/NIOSH 3458

T: 954-525-4114 Burger Boat Company

CENTA Corporation

Center Lift Inc.


Chafe-Pro by FJORD Inc.


Champion Technologies Inc.


Chevron Lubricants


Christie & Grey Inc.


Cimolai Technology


Clark Foam Products Corp

Clean Seal, Inc


T: 309-675-1000 html 1417

Climate Technical Gear



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Clorius Controls



3961 Command Holdings Group


T: 586-707-4024 2032 ComNav Marine Ltd.


T: 604-207-1600 1008 COMSAT 3958 T: 571-599-3649 758

Conrad Shipyard


T: 985-384-3060

T: 503-538-2185

T: +44 (0) 1246 457900

Columbia Industrial Products (CIP Composites)


T: 902-468-6382 CLIMAX Portable Machining & Welding Systems


T: 270-881-1444


T: 704-875-7016

Colonna’s Shipyard Inc./Steel America


T:630-226-5900 810


T: 541-607-3655

T:+39 0499404539 1741

Cofish International

T: 757-545-2414

T: 508-217-3061 1300


T: 910-327-1231

T: 888-533-6571 906

Cobra Products T: 978-568-9815

T: 541-687-8015 1861

Cobham 2435 T: 925-798-7979

T: 336-567-0336

T: 513-681-6080

CC Jensen A/S


T: 972-579-2447

T: 314-644-1000

Cathelco Ltd.

Coastal Timbers Inc. T: 337-369-3017

Certified Labs

T: 902-223-7376

Caterpillar Inc.



T: 800-437-3188

Carrier Marine & Offshore


T: 610-427-3315

T: 707-654-1072

Carlisle & Finch Company (The)

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc. T: 228-832-7655

CertainTeed Corporation

Cadmatic 640

Carboline Company



T: 31 61 25 23 061

Canada Rope and Twine Ltd.


T: 504-300-1347

Calumet Specialty Lubricants

CNF Inc. T: 228-762-4612



California State University Maritime Academy


T: 630-236-3500

T:504-525-7137 C&C Panasia Inc.



T: 816-410-5726 Byrne Rice & Turner Inc.

CLS America T: 619-549-4009

T: 509-354-8024

T: 920-686-5149 BVA Hydraulics

T: 4577323130


Consilium Marine US Inc.

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International WorkBoat Show T: 954-791-7550

T:248-836-4995 DCL Mooring and Rigging

Continental Western Corporation


T: 504-733-6057

CT Marine Inc.


T: 207-232-9979

T:504-944-3366 Deansteel Manufacturing Company Inc.

Controlled Water Systems


Cummins Inc.


T: 800-343-7357

T: 731-645-3222 3441

Custom Marine Inc.


T: 920-886-8237

T: 732-943-3692 2511

CWR Wholesale Distribution


T: 800-527-3306

T: 281-265-1900 4106

Cygnus Instruments Inc.


T: 410-267-9771

T:508-951-2146 2027

Dacon Rescue Equipment


T: 91 17 20 29

T: 985-725-0222 2262 3551


Cradlepoint 3912





Danfoss Drives

Daspos USA Inc.

Datrex Inc





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Delta “T” Systems


Derecktor Shipyard


DESCH Canada Ltd.


T: 519-621-4560 2234

Desco Manufacturing Co. Inc.


T: 800-337-2648 1258

Detyens Shipyards Inc.


T: 843-746-1603 4123

T: 972-661-0288

T: 206-332-8090


T: 914-698-5020-133



CSM Products Inc.

Damen Shipyards

Dellner Brakes/Gummi USA

T: 561-204-1500

T: 206-353-1887

T: 888-698-1978

Crowley Marine Solutions


T: 888-326-3677


Creative Systems Inc.

Dale’s Welding & Fabricators


T: 757-449-1619 marine/

T: 832-482-4830

T: +31 (0) 183 65 5777

T: 208-472-2255

CRC Distribution


T: 225-659-7206

T: 512-295-2683

Craft Bearing Company Inc

Dale Fastener Supply T: 713-928-3437

T: +44 1273 454 424 CPI Marine


T: 516-822-3483

T: 44 1905729911


Daihatsu Diesel (America) Inc.


T: 970-776-6792 Delaware Elevator Inc.

CounterFire Ltd.


T: 713-939-1166 DEIF Inc.

Cospolich Inc.


T:360-777-8289 Dehumidification Technologies

Corvant LLC/PierVantage


T:519-342-3177 Deflector Marine Rudder

Cortland Company,Inc.


T: 210-226-8271 Deep Trekker

Cooper Electric Supply Co.


Dex-O-Tex Marine by Crossfield Products Corp.


T: 310-886-9100 3273 Diesel Pollution Solutions Inc.



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International WorkBoat Show T: 760-525-9435

T:503-289-2264 Electric South

Diesel Progress North American



Dropsafe 2016 T: 008523664 8322

T: 251-947-8658 Electro Plastics Inc./STEP Marine

Discount Hydraulic


T: 800-535-1302

Dufour Laskay & Strouse Inc.


T: 314-426-3555


T: 530-926-4000

T: 504-835-8505

Electro-Guard Inc. Distribution International


T: 225-343-9250

Duraflex Inc. T: 877-462-1007

Electro-Motive Diesel Divers Supply Inc.





T: 954-973-2477 Donaldson Company Inc.


Dynamat 4034

Dynamax Inc.


Eagle Control Systems Inc.



T: 877-366-2366


T: 800-266-8246


T: 631-667-4300 4153

T: 989-600-0572 1316

T: 504-818-0377-33 800

T: 419-468-0090


T: 832-437-5798

T: 231-723-2685




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E-LED Lighting Inc.


Elevating Boats LLC


Elliott Bay Design Group


Ellsworth Corporation


Ellwood Crankshaft Group


Ellwood Group Inc.


T: 800-843-0166 1611

EMI (division of W&O)


T: 504-620-9800 1910

Energy Focus Inc.


T: 216-219-5089

Ekabel 4056 Driveline Service of Portland Inc.


T: 724-308-4048

T: 504-682-5245 E-Crane International USA

Dr. Shrink Inc.

Electronic Power Design Inc.

T: 504-455-4545

T: 832-390-3858 EBI Cranes LLC

Downey Engineering Corporation


T: 850-763-1900 Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division

Dow Chemical Company


T: 206-782-3082

T: 985-876-3120 Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc.

Dover Marine MFG & Supply Co.,Inc.

Electronic Marine Systems Inc. (EMS MARCON)

T: 985-386-2053

East Park Radiator & Battery Shop, Inc. Donovan Marine Inc.


T:7 08-387-6081

T: 561-776-1702

Eagle Industries

T: 504-569-0509


T: 713-923-1191

T: 225-357-1921



T: 732-382-4344

T: 281-564-5100

T: 952-887-3202 Donna Elison Lacour, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company


T: 450-662-1803

T: 291-396-1000 Dometic

Dustless Blasting T: 713-869-2227

T: 800-355-1991 DNV GL


T: 440-834-5400

T: 504-392-2800 Dixon Valve

Duramax Marine LLC


Enfasco Inc.

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International WorkBoat Show T: 856-662-7660

Farmers Copper Ltd. enginei 3950 T: 44 191 295 8011 932

T: 606-561-4697 1227

T: 812-948-8484 3957

T:866-384-3539 3413

T: 650-761-3536

T: 815-639-7725

Firetrace USA LLC


T: 401-525-1268

2453 Firetrol Protection Systems Inc.


T: 800-662-4524

3806 Firstwatch Flotation Gear


T: 513-367-2151


T:408-955-9806 1012 Fit Up Gear/Romar MEC


T: 281-440-1725 811 Flagship Marine

T: 216-464-6440


T: 772-283-1609 1549 Flange Wizard Inc.

T: 410-643-7810 Fibergrate Composite Structures




T: 801-906-8840

Federal Resources Maritime ExxonMobil


T: 480-607-1218

Federal Process Corporation Extend Horizons LLC



T: 504-834-8342 FCI Watermakers Inc.

Evac 1417

FireIce Solutions LLC T: 844-342-3347

T: 225-924-7446 Faux Pas Prints

Eureka Chemical Company



T: 401-784-6700 Fastsigns International Inc.

Etiflex Corp.

Fireboy-Xintex LLC T: 616-735-9380

T: 207-563-3210 FarSounder Inc.

ERL Commercial Marine Inc.


T: 800-231-9450 Farrell and Norton Naval Architects

Environmental Marine Inc.

T: 713-924-9600


T: 714-792-1949 2606 FLIR Systems

T: 972-250-1633


T: 603-324-7600

Fieldge 1744 Fabacher Inc.



Flow Safe Supply Inc.

T: 82-10-2517-6037

T: 832-678-2070

Fincantieri Marine Group FabTek Industries


T: 206-693-3224 Fairbanks Morse Engine


T:800-356-6955 Fairlead Integrated T: 757-312-0574 Falck Maritime Services

Fluoramics Inc.

Fincantieri Marine Systems North America Inc.

Finnoy Gear & Propeller


Fire Fighting Systems AS



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Force Control Industries Inc.


FPT Industrial




T: 630-481-2856 Fraser Shipyards • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat


T: 513-868-0900


T: 860-848-9271

Foil Assist Cats T: 604-760-2549

T: 225-644-7063 Fire Protection Service Inc.


T: 507-205-9216

T: 4771276000

T: 504-289-5962 Faria Beede Instruments Inc.


T: 715-587-6960

T: 757-548-6000 3841



T: 715-394-7787


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International WorkBoat Show Freedman Seating Company 3061

T: 800-443-4540 Friction Stir Link Inc.



FuelTrax 2352









Guidance Marine


3609 Guido Perla & Associates Inc.

746, 4012 Gerflor 4045 T: 33474054000


T: 206-768-1515 1448 Gulf Coast Yacht Group


T: 251-980-2220 1305 Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation 4134 T: 281-752-4835

Globalstar 1758 Gulf Island Shipyards LLC

GlobalTech Motor & Controls Inc.

Globe Turbocharger Specialties Inc.

Glomex Marine Antennas USA


T: 337-288-6541 4041 Gulf Marine Repair Corporation


T: 813-247-3153 4013 Gunderson Marine


T:800-253-4350 519 Gutteling Americas, Inc.

T: 305-497-2681

T: 844-436-6274


T: +44 116 229 2600

T: 757-856-7337

T: 709-368-0669



T: 281-487-9300

T: 269-441-7000

Geozy Solutions

Global Data Systems


T: 985-871-9997

T: 985-335-1647

Genuine Marine, USA

Glide Bearings

Green Marine & Industrial Equipment Company Inc.

Guarino & Cox LLC

T: 337-291-6500

T: 832-954-0710

Genoa Design International Ltd.

Glendinning Products LLC



T: 616-868-9730

T: 913-397-8200

Geislinger Corporation

Glamox Aqua Signal Corporation

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

T: 504-833-7386


T: 604-420-4527

GE’s Marine Solutions

GKN 4143

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding


T: 231-995-1200

T: 281-944-4100

T: 504-733-9822

Garmin USA


T: 508-676-8596

T: 360-834-9300

Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc.

Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd.

GPLink, LLC T: 252-504-5113

T: 908-964-0700

T: 337-354-4559

G.T. Michelli Co. Inc.


T: 281-554-2335

T: 281-209-3480

Furuno USA

Gilbert Associates Inc.

Governor Control Systems Inc. (Gulf office) 3115 T: 985-626-8707

T: 781-740-8193

T: 337-254-6336

Fugro Satellite Positioning


T: 504-965-8542

T: 985-643-9341 FT Technologies

Gibbs & Cox Inc.



Glosten 3256 H&E Equipment Services

T: 206-624-7850


T: 504-394-7400

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) 3769 T: 954-565-9898

H2O Inc.




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International WorkBoat Show Hab-Cert LLC 1316

T: 504-818-0377 Haley Marine Gears Inc.














Highliner Lighting By Elmore Electric

Hilb Group/Gencorp Insurance

Hiller Companies (The)

Hilliard Corporation (The)

Hilti Inc.

Holloway Houston Inc.


Honda Marine


T: 423-821-5200

Honeywell Hermetic T: 800-900-1778 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Hose Master


Hose-McCann Communications


Hotfoil EHS LLC


Hubbell Water Heaters


T: 203-378-2659 1860

Huisman Equipment


T: 713-291-7928 1235

Humphree USA LLC


T: 757-374-6381 2253

Hydrasearch Co.


T: 410-643-8900 3149

Ian-Conrad Bergan, LLC.


T: 850-434-1286 2347

ICC Cable Corp.


T: 201-482-5750 3671

T: 678-339-2600 1755

Hosco Fittings LLC

T: 609-588-0900

T: 713-674-5631

T: 954-581-6996 Heatec Inc

HFW Solutions


T: 954-429-1110


T: 281-999-0047 Headhunter Inc.


T: 607-733-7121

T: 902-456-8793 HB Rentals

Henry A. Petter Supply Co.

Horn Machine Tools Inc.

T: 800-221-2319

T: 251-661-1275

T: 760-643-4061 Hawboldt Industries


T: 800-678-1700

T: 678-928-3779 Hatteland Display

Hempel Coatings


T: 248-912-1750

T: 206-213-0111

T: 269-543-4251 Harris Products Group


T: 605-343-3260

T: 262-691-3320 Harrington Marine

Helm Operations

Horizon Shipbuilding Inc.

T: 559-431-4131

T: 270-575-5029

T: 518-797-3791 Harken Industrial


T: 936-523-6000

T: 985-385-3310 Hannay Reels

Hella marine


T: 251-824-1660

T: 250-360-1991

T: 519-822-2441 Hanko’s Metal Works


T: 770-631-7500

T: 425-527-3000 Hammond Power Solutions

Helidex Offshore

Hoover Ferguson T: 281-870-8402

T: 201-636-2546

T: 954-789-9161 Hamilton Jet Americas


T: +31 033-2992500

T: 662-332-8716 Halo Iron Works Inc.

Heinen & Hopman

Icom America Inc.


T: 425-454-8155 3047

IEM Marine


T: 904-365-4444


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International WorkBoat Show Imtra Corporation


T: 508-995-7000 Incat Crowther, LLC

T: 504-733-4871 International Ship Repair & Marine Services Inc.


International Titanium Association


T: 303-404-2221 International Tug & OSV

T: 314-644-4300

Jastram Engineering

454 Jastram Technologies Ltd.

T: 630-896-2281 Interstate-McBee LLC

Infra-Metals Co.

Intsel Steel Distributors

John Deere Power Systems

3917 John H. Carter Co. Inc.

T: 561-210-5170 521

JA Moody Company

T: 516-635-6826


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J.H. Menge & Company Inc.


T: 504-887-8550 434 Johnson Controls Global Marine

T: 610-647-3810 1840


T: 800-533-6446

559 IsoFlex Technologies



T: +45 7020 7077

T: 251-300-6659 International Paint LLC

JMS Naval Architects T: 860-536-0009

927 ISIC A/S



T: 225-751-9600

T: 207-842-5589 International Marine and Industrial Applicators LLC

JMP Corp. T: 305-677-8330

3845 Iscola Inc.



T: 724-864-8900-116

T: 816-741-0700 International Business Meeting Place

Jim-Buoy T: 818-761-3516

1035 Irwin Car and Equipment



T: 954-533-9381

T:949-727-4498 Intercontinental Engineering (Intercon)

JetMarine Board T: 713-397-2100

1251 Iris Innovations USA Corp.



T: 985-873-0189

T: 225-644-7063 Intellian Technologies

Jet Dock T: 216-525-7232

2101 IOW Group



T: 901-794-5000

T: 615-540-9003 In-Mar Systems Inc.

Jerry’s Marine Service T: 954-525-0311

2951 Inventory Locator Service LLC



T: 800-762-3316

T: 888-782-7824 Inland Rivers HR

Jensen Maritime Consultants T: 206-332-8090


T: 800-243-4410 Ingersoll Rand


T: 800-321-4234

T: 281-488-1142


T: 604-988-1111

Industrial Marine Power Engineering Group 416 T:604-276-8188


T: 604-988-1111

2101 International WorkBoat Show



T: +44 1225 868821

T: 713-477-3144

Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association T: 81 33 5022041

Indeeco 2644

Industrial Packing & Seals Inc.



T: 337-267-1403

Industrial Air Tool

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales Inc. T: 561-994-3900-3102

T: 813-247-1118


T: 954-538-7888 3227 JonRie InterTech LLC

3310 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

11/2/17 11:57 AM

International WorkBoat Show T: 609-978-3523 Lalizas USA Kleeco 1658

Jotron USA Inc.


T: 713-268-1061

T: 269-623-2900

Lamar State College—Orange Maritime Kleven Marine LLC

Jotun Paints Inc.


T: 504-394-3538

T: 504-466-6268 Klingspor Abrasives

Jowa USA Inc.


T: 978-486-9800 1407

T: 920-793-4507 Kalb Corporation


T: 855-547-5252 4170

T: 757-410-4930 2817

T: 504-469-4000

T: 541-441-3097 3449

T: 904-354-6566

Kent Safety Products



T: 320-252-2056 Key Electronic Solutions


T: 504-734-0641 Kidde Fire Systems


T: 508-881-2000 King Engineering/King-Gage Systems


T: 855-367-2494 Kismet Rubber Products Corp.


T: 706-632-2261



T: 770-963-6288 Kulite Semiconductor Products


T: 201-461-0900 KVH Industries Inc.


T: 401-847-3327 La Marche Manufacturing Co.


T: 847-299-1188 Laborde Products Inc.


T: 985-892-0107 Lake Assault Boats T: 715-395-2255 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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T: 715-386-4203 Kraft Power Corporation

Kelvin Hughes Ltd. T: +44 19 9280 5300


T: 713-329-5580 Konrad Marine

KE Marine Inc.


T: 920-457-4441 Kongsberg Maritime Inc.

Katanacraft 543


T: 815-735-7802 Kohler Marine

Karl Senner, LLC


T: 604-572-3935 Kocsis Technologies Inc.

Kamcor Inc.


T: 800-447-2238 Kobelt Manufacturing Co. Ltd.


T: 409-882-3032

T: 800-645-5555 Kluber Lubrication NA LP

Kahlenberg Industries Inc.



T: 954-978-4574-5


Landfall Navigation


T: 203-487-0775 Lasdrop 801 T: 810-388-9718 Laser Tools Co. Inc.


T: 501-562-0900 Lat-Lon 3754 T: 877-300-6566 Lauderdale Propeller Service


T: 800-329-7767 Lay, Pitman & Associates Inc.


T: 904-595-5517 L.C. Doane Company (The)


T:860-767-8295 LeBlanc & Associates LLC


T: 985-876-7982 LeBlanc & Theriot Equipment Co. Inc.


T: 504-834-1438 Lenco Marine


T: 772-288-2662 Libra-Plast AS


T: +47 700 95400 Life Cell Marine Safety


T: 310-905-7831 Life Light Technology


T: 561-676-4069


11/2/17 11:57 AM

International WorkBoat Show Liferaft Systems Australia


T: 61-3-6273-9277 Lifting Gear Hire





T: 847-752-2710 Llebroc Industries



T: 501-912-3980 Logan Clutch Corporation





Lucas Oil Marine Products



T: 310-830-7111

Luftex Gears Manufacturing & Services



T: 215-847-5165


T: 604-879-2974


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Magswitch Technology T: 303-468-0662


Maradyne 2105

Maretron LLP


Marinco Mastervolt


Marine & Offshore Supplies, Inc.


Marine Builders, Inc.


Marine Builders, Inc.


T:812-283-7932 3713

Marine Chemist Association, Inc


T:860-599-3079 Marine Engine Controls Inc.


T: 727-518-8080 1562

T: 864-252-4588 3933

MANN & HUMMEL Purolator Filters


MacGregor 3041

Machine Service Inc.



T: +47 91 68 60 00

Lopolight 3507

MAN Engines & Components Inc


T: 281-233-0649

Lonseal 2753



Ludeca Inc.

Lynden International

MAN Diesel & Turbo North America


T: 561-272-9840

T: 409-842-2263

Lo-Rez Vibration Control Ltd.

Lubriplate Lubricants

Lumitec LLC



T: +47 70 10 10 70

T: 281-987-7400 Lone Star Rigging

LTI 659

Luminell AS

Malin International Ship Repair & Drydock Inc.


T: 936-635-0855

T:440-808-4258 London Offshore Consultants

LTC 3262

T: 305-591-8935 318



T: 800-342-2512

T: 281-675-3100 LMT & Supply


T: 973-589-9150

T: 800-284-5771 Lloyd’s Register

Louisiana Economic Development

T: 678-489-8264 3902

Maine Maritime Academy T: 207-326-2337

T: 409-740-3314

T: 316-944-0011

T: 847-295-1050 Livorsi Marine Inc.


T: 225-342-4319

T: 216-481-8100 Liquid Controls

Louisiana Cat T: 985-536-1121

T: 804-337-7169 Lincoln Electric Company


T: 318-219-6432

T: 800-878-7305 Lignum-Vitae Bearings

Louisiana Association for the Blind


Marine Group Boat Works, LLC


T: 619-427-6767 Marine Industries Corporation


T: 812-283-5603 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

11/2/17 11:57 AM

International WorkBoat Show Marine Industries Corporation


T: 812-283-5603 Marine Interior Systems LLC





Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Marine Maintenance Technology International Electric & Hybrid 223 T: +44 1306 743744

Master Marine Inc.


T: 520-266-0286




T: 772-388-1326

T: 717-877-1396 McDermott Light & Signal

Marine Systems Inc.


T: 985-223-7100

McMurdo Group Marine Systems Inc.


T: 985-223-7100 2527

T: 985-951-7771 2051

T: 920-743-6202 919

T: 407-380-8900 2512

T: 504-249-5291 2663

T: 954-848-9955 â&#x20AC;˘ DECEMBER 2017 â&#x20AC;˘ WorkBoat

Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America Inc.


MK Products


MMC International Corporation


T: 516-239-7339 3480

Mobile Power


T: 972-864-1015 417

Modern Engineered Products Inc.


T: 985-893-0909 3370

Modutech Marine Inc.


T: 253-272-9319

T: 800-410-8464 Metals USA - Plates & Shapes Group

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T: 843-889-5143 MetalCraft Marine Inc.

Maritime Executive (The)

T: 888-365-3301

T: 949-863-1234

T: 337-364-0777 Metal Trades Inc.

Maritime Compliance International LLC


T: 414-433-2700 Metal Shark

Marine Yellow Pages


T: 630-268-0750

T: 954-791-7550 Meltric Corporation

Marine Travelift Inc.


T: 832-612-7202 MCT Brattberg Inc.

Marine Technologies LLC



T: 954-345-4406 Millner-Haufen Tool Company

T: 718-456-3606


T: 386-248-0500 Millmac Corporation

maximatecc 618 Marine Rescue Technologies


T: 920-734-9821 Miller-Leaman Inc.

T: 832-656-7834


T: 985-519-0993 Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.

T:251-824-4151 Maven Engineering Corp.

Marine Propulsion Technologies



T: 970-980-3642 Miko Marine

T: 508-830-5000


T: 616-452-6941 Micropack Detection Americas

Mascoat 1250


T: 800-521-8104 Michigan Wheel

Marlink 3707

T: 713-465-0304

T: 212-620-7200

T: 504-431-7010 Michigan Pneumatic Tool Inc.


T: 713-910-3352

T: 855-362-7463 Marine Log

Markey Machinery Company T: 206-622-4697

T:614-759-9000 Marine Learning Systems


T: 212-477-6700

T: 985-801-2202 Marine Jet Power Inc.

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News


Mody Pumps Inc.



11/2/17 11:57 AM

International WorkBoat Show T: 661-392-7600

NACE International Monico 3505 T: 281-350-8751 545

T: 832-623-7970 3463

T: 707-778-9828 3227

T: 319-524-8430

1353 Network Innovations


T: 954-363-3364 227 Newmar

T: 203-929-6355 Nakashima Propeller Co. Ltd.

Morse Rubber LLC

Navtor 2952 T: 206-829-0430

T: 757-852-3998 Naiad Dynamics

Moose Boats Inc.


T: 281-228-6200 NAG Marine

Monti Tools Inc.

T: 705-328-2992


T: 714-619-3461 2335 Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

T: 65-68-36-5015


T: 360-331-5500

Nanni 3115 Moteurs Baudouin


T: +33 488 688 695

Nantong Yutung Industrial Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc.


T: 504-265-8800 Motortronics 4133 T: 727-573-1900 Moxie Media Inc.





National Fire Protection Association

National Fisherman

National Heat Exchange


National Oilwell Varco


T: 320-241-9417 MyTaskit 220 T: 561-969-2882 NABRICO 601

National Specialty Alloys Inc.




Norsafe A/S


North American Lifting Equipment


T: 330-916-6461 3557

North River Boats


T: 541-673-2438 1762

Northern Engineering


T: 715-394-4211 1461

Northern Friction Technology


T: 800-268-1291 3817

Northern Lights Inc.


T: 206-789-3880

T: 206-925-3569 Nauticomp Inc.

Noise Control Engineering LLC

T: +47 37 05 85 00

T: 281-345-2115 Nautican


T: 978-670-5339

T: 713-375-3700 2744

NOAA National Ocean Service T: 337-291-2111

T: 330-482-0893

T: +38 0512 454045 Mustang Survival Inc.


T: 207-842-5400

T: 954-527-5505 Musson Marine Ltd.

National Energy Equipment


T: +81-3-4366-1226

T: 617-984-7350

T: 248-560-8000 Murray and Associates LLC

Niigata Power Systems

T: 416-206-2200

T: 954-713-0460 MTU


T: 0086 18951413149 National Association of Marine Surveyors - NAMSGlobal


T: 216-642-1230

T: 281-480-6267

T:504-733-6907 MSHS Metalock Engineering USA

Nidec Industrial Solutions

T: +33 (0) 556.22.30.60


Northern Safety & Industrial


T: 615-442-1300


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International WorkBoat Show T: 281-471-3368 Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

T: 330-963-6310 617

T:442-082-202 Novaflex Hose



T: 251-471-1591

T: 336-725-4700

T: 805-815-4044

T: 717-270-5600 900


Panel Specialists Inc./Fipro-Thermax



Parker Village Marine


Passenger Vessel Association (PVA)


Patterson Company



Pelican Products



Penray Companies



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Phoenix Products Company Inc.


Pilot Marine Products


Pipeline Defense LLC


Plascore Inc.


Platypus Marine Inc.


Pleiger Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG


T: +49 2324 398-0 1401

Point Eight Power


T: 504-394-6100 953

Point Lighting Corporation


T: 860-243-0600 1404

T: 800-332-0034

T: 800-256-8977


T: 360-417-0709

T: 310-326-4700

T: 281-987-9600

Phoenix Metals Company

T: 616-748-1220

T: 412-322-2012

T: 709-722-9060


T: 844-770-9727

T: 800-807-8360

T: 508-473-0545

Phoenix Contact

T: 850-893-5730

T: 310-608-5600 1044


T: 414-973-3300

Panelfa 3635

Panolin America Inc.

Perquimans Marine Industrial Park

T: 770-447-4211

T: 805-676-1193

T: 888-544-4969-233

Omnithruster Inc.


T: +34 986 26 62 75

T: 714-891-2628

Oil Center Research LLC

Panel Components & Systems


T: 800-888-7388

T: 254-774-9800

T: 401-822-0080

Oceanwide America Inc.


T: 973-448-9400

Nylacast 3632

Oceanic Consulting Corp.

Padgett-Swann Machinery Company Inc.

Perko Inc.

T: 252-473-5867

T: 813-247-3478

Nuvair 3508

Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp.


T: 207-842-5666

Nu-Tech (division of Cross Technology Inc.) 1563

Ocean Rodeo

Pacific Marine Expo


T: 305-621-7525

T: 305-779-3390

Nudraulix 3909

Ocean Protecta

Orttech 4116

Owatrol Coatings USA

Performance Diesel Inc. T: 281-464-2345

T: 440-498-7458

T: 985-872-5480

Ocean Marine Insurance Agency Inc.


T: 985-360-3945

T:905-731-9411 NRE Power Systems Inc.

On Site Alignment

T: 860-585-7923

Pole Star Maritime


T: 207-371-1602 Polyset Company Inc.




11/2/17 11:57 AM

International WorkBoat Show T: 518-664-6000

T: 865-681-0155

Pompanette 3670 T: 603-826-5791 PortaCo 751


T: 866-992-2743

Quality Metal Works Inc.

Prime Mover Controls Inc.

QuantiServ 427 T: 281-233-6200 3171 Quantum Marine Stabilizers


2113 R. Carter & Associates


T: 251-452-0154


R.M. Young Company


T: 231-946-3980 2137

Profax/Lenco 941

R.W. Fernstrum & Company T: 906-863-5553 Racor (division of Parker Hannifin)




Radio Holland USA




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Ramtec Marine Systems LLC


T: 262-456-5002

Reliable Industries


T: 504-733-4120 Renk AG


T: +49 5971 790-0 Renold Hi-Tec Couplings


T: 716-326-3121-226 Rescue Technology


T: 770-832-9694 Resolve Marine Group


T: 954-764-8700 Reuland Electric Company


T:517-540-7322 Revere Survival Inc.


Reverso Pumps Inc.


T: 954-522-0882

T: 713-378-2131

T: 207-772-2466

T: 337-856-3709


T: 209-521-7860


Promat Inc.


T: 608-209-7616

T: 215-441-9101

Professional Mariner


T: 954-587-4205 Quest Equipment



T: 604-433-4644 ProCurve Glass Technology LLC


T: 504-734-7216

T: 832-299-3208


T: 208-637-0645

Red Sky Lighting LLC


T: 817-447-9898 Premium Plate


T: 904-683-1985

Precision Dynamics Inc.

RCI Technologies

Red Fox Environmental Services Quality Maritime Training LLC

T: 630-320-4549


Recovered Energy Inc. - BOSS Separators 1417 4057


T: 917-690-6100

Raytheon Anschütz USA LLC

T: 909-305-1241

T: 281-979-1761

PPS. Imaging GmbH


T: 251-597-4408

Pyrotek 2258

Quad Plus

T: 412-434-2941

Praxair Distribution



T: 305-407-4841 PPG Protective & Marine Coatings

PYI Inc.

T: 509-340-8730

T: 918-346-6004

Rapp Marine T: 206-286-8162

T: 425-355-3669

Poseidon Barge Ltd.

PowerRail Marine

Prüftechnik 2462 T: 514-738-6565

T: 218-236-0223

Power Transfer Solutions

T: 281-334-2904


RG Rollin Co.

1603 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

11/2/17 11:57 AM

International WorkBoat Show T: 253-588-9978

Rotork 345 RGM Inc.


T: 630-539-5300

T: 713-856-5640 Rotzler Inc.

Rhineland Cutlery


T: 321-725-2101 3363

T: 781-639-9065


T: 817-996-4579


T: +52 669 982 6020 1321

T: +52 669 989 2525 1137

T: 985-868-9240




T: 713-943-0340



T:800-836-3580 535

T: +55 91 32147800 1417

T: 1-401-741-0118 2204

T: +44 (0) 208-364-1551



T: 604-736-9466



T: 713-468-7743



T: +47 815 20 070 634



T: 225-929-5177

T: 360-384-4669 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Schuyler Companies


Scienco/FAST (division of Bio-Microbics) 3835

Scotchman Industries Inc.


Scully’s Aluminum Boats


Scurlock Electric


Sea Horse Systems


T: 337-984-6130

T: 800-776-6257

T: 425-605-0985

Schottel Inc

T: 985-868-2253

T: 410-771-3200

Samson 3640 Rose Point Navigation Systems


T: 985-385-1323

T: 330-995-5200

Sample Brothers Inc. Rolls-Royce

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

T: 605-859-2542

T: 843-679-6888

Sakura of America ROC Carbon Company


T: 314-756-9300

Saft 518 Robert Allan Ltd.

Schaefer Electronics Inc.

T: 337-321-4275

T: 360-674-7161

Safeguard Technology Riviera Maritime Media Ltd.


T: 504-831-9100

Safe Harbor Access Systems LLC Rivertrace Ltd.


T: 985-346-8302

T: 866-893-1802

Safe Boats International Rio Maguari Shipyard


T: 314-965-3339

T: 832-203-7170

Sabine Surveyors Rigidized Metals Corporation


T: 508-435-6400

Ryerson 2660 Rig-a-Lite by AZZ Lighting Systems

Scandia Gear (The Americas Corp.)

T: 210-403-0007

T: 504-392-3015 Rustibus Inc. (Dalseide)

Richard’s Supply Inc.


T: 832-916-2011

T: 704-684-6100 RSC Bio Solutions

Rice Propulsion

Scan Pacific Marine, LLC T:504-466-5788

T: 800-520-4769 Roy Supply Co.

Rice Nozzles - Metalmec



Roxtec 1240 RIBCRAFT

Sauer Compressors USA

Sea Knees Inc.


T: 772-225-4400 Sea School


T: 800-247-3080


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International WorkBoat Show Ship Interior Systems Seacoast, Genuine Cable Group


T: 914-747-3870

T: 541-436-4440 ShipConstructor USA Inc.

Sea-Dog Line


T: 425-259-0194



T: 251-340-6200


T: 410-687-5500

T: +86 21 6475 2199 Ships Machinery International Inc.



T:410-326-1590 613

T: 504-737-0591


T: 305-234-5693


T: 954-523-9396

T: 732-738-6500


T: 985-346-0122

T: 251-210-1020


T: 81-975-7981 2227

T: +47 53 42 39 50


T: 907-756-3165


T: 832-469-8558 4014

T: 803-227-1590 1904

T: 985-385-2700 3050

T: 281-532-2080 3527

T: 800-524-5979 1850

T: 251-621-1813


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T: 908-237-9099


SMST Designers and Constructors BV


SoCo Swings


SoftPoint Industries


Solar Boat Shades LLC


Solberg Crankcase Ventilation Systems


T: 630-616-4400 3941

Sonetics Corporation


T: 503-684-7080 1508

SOTEC 3421 T: 504-733-3337


T: 251-973-0000 Simplex Americas LLC

Ship Architects Inc.


T: 203-469-1337 Silver Ships Inc.


Smith Berger Marine Inc.

T: 504-615-5833

T: 248-798-0699 Silent Running

Shearer Group Inc. (The)


T: 410-777-5550 Sika Corporation

Shannon Hardware Co. Ltd.


T: 484-225-3710

T:800-241-4453 Signal Mate

Shakespeare Company

SkyMate Inc.

T: 615-477-2230

T:250-652-6003 Siemens Industry Inc.

SH Group A/S

SKF 3533

T: +31 (0)512 591000

Shoxs 3071 Servogear AS


T: 206-764-4650

T: 250-656-6165 Shouguang Marine Rubber USA

Servi Fluid Power

Si-Tex Koden Marine Electronics

T: 703-961-5800

Shockwave 3763 Separator Spares & Equipment


T: 267-436-6323

Shiptracks 1418 Separ Filter

Sinex Solutions

T: 631-996-2690

Shipserv 2248 Sea-Trac Offshore Services


T:218-722-1076 4064 Sea-Fire Marine

Simrad - Navico T: 918-438-8725

Sound Propeller Services


T: 206-788-4202 1527

Soundown Corporation


T: 978-745-7000 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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International WorkBoat Show Southern Fasteners and Supply Inc.


T: 336-765-1790 Southland Reach Rods



Specialty Products Inc.






Spurs Marine Manufacturing Inc.





Stamford/AvK 2304


2627, 2727

T: 985-725-1989

Steyr Motors

STI Marine Firestop

Stone Marine Group

Supreme Integrated Technology,Inc.


Survitec Group


Svetodesign LLC



SWOS 3644 T: 713-671-9101


Syn-Tech Ltd.


T: 630-628-7290 804

System One 3865 T: 251-621-0242

StoneL 2458

Straub Pipe Couplings

Subsalve USA

Subsea Global Solutions

Summit Electric Supply (marine division)

Sunbelt Supply Company T: 713-672-2222 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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T: 407-633-9751

Taisei Engineering Consultants Inc. 645

Taylor Made Systems 3060


T: 941-756-0600


T: 937-918-2710

Teakdecking Systems

Tech Development

Techcrane International LLC 1912


T: 81-3-3667-6633

T: 518-773-9431

T: 504-535-2600 2459

Superior Energies Inc.

T: 281-867-2000

T: 832-240-4234

T: 757-549-6534 Standard Crane & Hoist LLC


T: 401-884-8801

T:800-367-2764 Standard Calibrations Inc.

Steiner Construction

T: 619-336-0400

T: 412-281-2331


T: 504-464-0528

T: 218-737-0701

T: 870-351-7660 SSPC: The Society For Protective Coatings


T: +44 (0) 1489 890749

T: 954-463-2707 Square Scrub, LLC

Steelhead Inc.

T: 908-526-8000

T: 417-725-2667

SuperFlow Products

T: 409-962-8549


T: 603-610-7950 Springfield Marine


T: 713-751-2700

T: 401-619-5200 Sponge-Jet Inc.

Stearns Safety & Survival

Stewart & Stevenson


T: 713-900-3515

T: 251-422-1155

T: 754-273-9131 Spinlock USA


T: 210-628-1066

T: 253-588-7101 SpecTec Inc.

STAR Center

T: 316-832-2981

T: 818-364-1611

SUNY Maritime College T: 718-409-2856

T: 954-920-3222

T: 713-453-8518 Spears Manufacturing Company


T: 714-827-7600

T: 985-876-0290 Southwest Wire Rope

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T: 985-871-0056 Technical Marine Service - Levelcom


T: 503-285-8947


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International WorkBoat Show Trindgroup 1253 Thomas Financial Technofink Inc.


T: 346-331-6200

T: 401-225-2888


T: 504-282-6166 2735

T: 985-853-0620


T: +44 (0) 1494 679500

T: 905-335-1440


T: +44(0)1287 650621


T: 713-937-6295

T: 310-103-1309-20 Twin Disc Inc.

Timco Industries Inc. 1745

T: 206-632-7883


T: 800-896-3227


T: 281-542-6000

T: 800-661-5568 Titanium Marine Exchangers

Temp-Coat 1508 T: 985-875-2471



T: 562-243-3263


T: 262-638-4000 Tyne Gangway Ltd

Timken Corporation Telemar USA


T: 905-643-8823 Tugpins 4052

Thrustmaster of Texas Inc.

Teknotherm Inc



T: 630-793-0127 Tube-Mac Piping Technologies

Thordon Bearings Inc.

Tees White Gill Thrusters



T: 985-693-6829 Tsurumi Pump

T: 418-688-2230 Teekay Couplings


T: 985-649-3000 Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC

Techsol Marine

T: 334-246-1535 Triple Son Wholesale Timbers

Thomas Pump & Machinery, Inc. Technology Associates, Inc.



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Torqeedo 817 Tero Marine AS


T: 4755904300

Total Control Systems Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corp.


T: 508-730-4524 1554

T: 409-740-4887 1604

T: 630-340-5682 1958

T: 757-622-7881 Thermion 4113 T: 360-692-6469 Thermogenics 1417 T: 905-727-1901


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UES Seating

334 Ullman Dynamics USA

Tribco Inc. T: 216-486-2000


T: 757-383-8385 1117 Ulmatec Pyro


T: 206-399-4912

1544 Ultra Marine West

T: 203-656-1644 Travelers Indemnity Company T: 518-454-4929


T: 61238071200

T: 440-996-3123 Transport Systems and Products Inc.

Thermcor Inc.


T: 832-323-3992 Tradesmen International LLC

Thermamax Inc.


T: 310-538-2298

T: 800-348-4753 Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau

Texas A&M Maritime Academy

U.S. Jaclean Inc.

T: 815-444-8806


T: 714-843-6964 533 Ultra-SoniTec LLC



T: 828-404-3112 UMC Marine


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International WorkBoat Show U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)


T: 404-331-3052 United States Marine Inc.






Veem Ltd.

Veethree Electronics and Marine LLC

Wamblee Srl T: +39 0546 623891


T: 847-566-5700




T: 206-623-8500


T: 206-623-8500


T: 877-363-1200


T: 954-467-8920


T: 314-241-7354


T: 309-697-0389


T: 678-249-2000

Washington Chain & Supply Inc. T: 206-623-1635

Washington Chain & Supply Inc.

621 VitaFlex LLC T: 888-616-8848

Water Weights Inc.

3512 VMS Vansteen Marine Supply T: 713-674-3300

Watermakers Inc.

3607 Voith Turbo Inc. T: 717-767-3200

Waterways Journal Inc.

4159 Volvo Penta T: 757-436-2800

WCR Inc.

3517 VT Halter Marine Inc. T: 228-696-6888

WEG Electric Corp


T: 941-538-7775

W&O Supply T: 904-354-3800 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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Walther Electric Inc.



T: 954-579-7798

Wago Corporation

Washburn & Doughty Associates Inc.





T: 732-537-9201

T: 800-976-9819

T: 414-247-7100

Wager Company

Wandfluh of America

Viega LLC

T: 610-289-0488 Vector Technologies Ltd.



T: 800-223-8050 VDO Marine

VIAS - Virtual Integrated Analytics Solutions


T: 800-346-7245

T: 610-923-3115

T: 604-216-3375 Vartech Systems

Vetus Maxwell

Victaulic Company

T: 212-425-9600 Vard Marine Inc.



T: 504-201-4006 Vanuatu Maritime Services Ltd.

Vestdavit Inc.

W.S. Darley & Co.

T: 336-969-6909

T: 979-739-0700

T: 714-545-7444 Vanguard Modular Building Systems


T: 410-712-0740

T: 202-366-5807 U.S. Rigging/Pelican Rope Works

Vesper Marine


T: 800-323-0244

T: 425-355-4652

T: 630-549-5911 U.S. Maritime Administration


T: 609-246-5067

T: 985-223-9331 Ursviken

Vesconite Bearings

W.A. Technical Sales Inc. T: 228-452-3004

T: +27 116 161 111

T: 813-241-9206 Unlimited Control & Supply Inc.


T: 905-834-5566

T: 228-679-1005 Universal Environmental Solutions

Versitec Marine












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International WorkBoat Show Whiffletree Corporation Weld Mount System (division of Royal Adhesives & Sealants)


T: 860-227-0089 West Craft Manufacturing

T: 207-647-3300 Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.


T: 936-674-5405 1035

T: 225-644-7063 Western Branch Metals Inc.


Wexco Industries


Wing Inflatables Inc.

T: 973-244-5777 WheelHouse Technologies Inc.


T: 401-575-6782


T: 816-270-4700


T: +49-4191-508-0

Wiska Hoppmann GmbH

Wolseley Industrial 606

T: 228-712-2667

Wintech International LLC T: 318-929-1242




T: 615-316-1800 Wooster Products Inc.


T: 330-264-2844


T: 207-842-5442

T: 707-826-2887


T: 732-449-4211 WireCo WorldGroup

T: 714-948-7373 Williams Machine Works

T: 757-215-1500


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T: 305-667-5811


T: 207-282-3396


T: 770-877-9894

T: 251-338-7034 WPT Power Corporation

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Yanmar America Corporation

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T: 805-889-8487


T: 954-441-4040

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ABS.......................................................... 59

Fraser Bronze Foundry Inc......................... 6

Power Panels, LLC................................... 50

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises........... 44

Furuno USA.............................................. 35

Rapp Marine U.S. Inc................................ 76

AdvanTec Marine...................................... 92

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding...................100

Research Products/Blankenship............... 65

Ahead Sanitation Systems Inc.................. 60

GPLink, LLC............................................... 4

RIBCRAFT USA....................................... 48

All American Marine................................. 50

Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc.......COVER TIP

R M Young Company...............................108

Alphatron Marine USA, Inc......................101

Gunderson Marine LLC............................ 20

Robert Allan Ltd........................................ 46

American VULKAN Corp.......................... 97

Hamilton Jet.............................................115

Rolls-Royce Marine.................................103

Aventics Corporation................................ 20

Hamilton Marine Inc.................................... 2

Rozema Boat Works Inc..........................102

BAE Systems............................................ 85

Harken Inc................................................ 70

R W Fernstrum & Company...................... 12

Baier Universal Motion

Honeywell Hermetic.................................106

Scania....................................................... 89

Components "UMC"................................. 80

Imtra Corp................................................ 75

Scurlock Electric LLC/Fireseal.................. 93

Baltic Workboats AS................................. 17

Intellian Technologies............................... 51

Seakeeper................................................ 99

Bay Ship and Yacht Co..............................74

Intercon..................................................... 64

Sea-Trac Offshore Services................ 56, 67

Becker Marine Systems GmbH................ 16

Jensen Maritime Consultants Inc............. 52

Shell Eastern Trading (PTE) Ltd..............117

Beclawat Manufacturing Inc...................... 22

JMS Naval Architects................................ 48

Berard Transportation Inc........................109

John Deere Power Systems...................... 26

Bloom Incorporated.................................110

Karl Senner, LLC................................... CV4

Blount Boats Inc....................................... 46

KEMEL USA Inc....................................... 31

BMT Designers and Planners................... 32

Lake Assault Boats................................... 65

Bostrom, H.O. Co Inc................................ 38

La Marche Manufacturing Co................... 96

Bristol Harbor Group/Shearer Group........ 25

Lamar State College-Orange.................... 36

Brunswick Commercial & Gov't Products.. 13

Life Cell Marine Safety.............................112

Burger Boat Company.............................. 58

Livorsi Marine Inc..................................... 94

Carboline Company.................................107

Louisiana Cat............................................ 23

CENTA Corporation.................................. 54

Maine Maritime Academy....................... 121

CLS America............................................ 84

MAN Engines & Components Inc............. 73

Coast Guard Foundation........................ 148

Marine Jet Power, Inc............................... 15

Colonna's Shipyard Inc............................. 63

Marine Machining & Mfg........................... 34

Commercial Marine Expo Inc...................114

Marine Travelift Inc.................................... 95

Conrad Shipyard, LLC.............................. 72

Maritime Professional Training.................113

Cox Powertrain Limited............................. 21

McDermott Light & Signal......................... 43

Cummins Marine...................................... 61

Metalcraft Marine Inc................................ 88

David Clark Company Inc......................... 37

Metal Shark Aluminum Boats................... 47

Diesel America West................................... 6

Metals USA - Plates & Shapes................112

Volcanic Heater........................................ 79

DESCH Canada Ltd.................................. 96

Mitsubishi Turbocharger and

Volvo Penta............................................... 77

Dometic Marine........................................ 81

Engine America, Inc................................. 83

Walker Engineering Enterprises................11

Driveline Service of Portland Inc................ 9

MobileOps, Inc.......................................... 22

Walther Electric........................................ 19

Duramax Marine LLC............................ CV3

Moose Boats............................................. 71

Wartsila Finland Oy Marine Solutions...... 29

Eastern Shipbuilding Group...................... 57

Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc................. 7

Washburn & Doughty Associates Inc....... 38

Environmental Marine Inc........................100

MTU............................................................ 3

Washington Chain & Supply Inc..............108

Sherwin-Williams...................................... 39 Simrad - Navico........................................ 49 Smith Berger Marine Inc/Marco...............114 Steiner Shipyard Inc................................. 28 TEUFELBERGER Fiber Rope Corporation..................................... 82 Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service..................................... 90 Thomas USAF.......................................... 63 Thordon Bearings Inc............................... 55 Thrustmaster of Texas.............................. 78 TMS - LevelCom......................................... 8 Total / Lubmarine...................................... 53 Transport Systems and Products Inc.......104 Twin Disc Incorporated.......................... CV2 Ursviken.................................................... 21 Victaulic Company.................................... 60 Vigor Industrial......................................... 27

Nautican Research & Development Ltd.... 33

Wilkes & McLean, Ltd............................... 56

Fairbanks Morse Engine..........................106


Worldwide Electric Corporation................ 91

Farmer's Copper Ltd................................. 36

Ocean Charting Services......................... 62

Xtaero Boats............................................110

Fincantieri Marine Group.......................... 87

Omnithruster Inc......................................102

Yank Marine Inc........................................ 66

FLIR Systems........................................... 45

Pacer Pumps............................................ 58

Yanmar America....................................... 86

Flowserve Corporation............................ 111

Panolin America Inc.................................. 98

ZF Marine................................................. 42

Force Control Industries Inc...................... 84

Passenger Vessel Foundation................ 149

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants...... 5 • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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• To meet the mounting winter fuel shortage, the Army Engineers have reverted to a wartime emergency project — using icebreakers to keep the Illinois River open to continue the movement of coal and fuel oil barges to the Chicago area. Contracts were awarded this month to Federal Barge Lines to provide tugs, towboats and barges as icebreakers.

Special icebreaking bows, or plows, have been requisitioned from the Coast Guard. During the war, the icebreaking project on the upper inland waterways was a top military secret and kept many war plants running. • A request from the Truman administration for the rationing of petroleum and coal received a cold reception from the joint Congressional Economics Committee early this month. DECEMBER 1957 Undersecretary

of the Interior Oscar L. Chapman told the committee that President Truman should be granted drastic powers in case of emergency, including the control of fuel transportation and the ability to impose price controls on coal and oil.

the so-called ‘economy’ bloc, not only • The $1.5 billion rivers and harbors bill faces an uncertain fate in Congress. in Congress but also in the executive branch of government,” he said. This The bill, which passed the Senate in March, is still on the House calendar. If will be augmented by the pressure for passed, it would authorize construction more funding for missile and defense projects for rivers and harbors, navigaprograms, and the election-year drive tion, multipurpose projects and other for tax relief. programs. Rep. Overton Brooks, D-La., painted a gloomy picture of the future of the waterways program. “First, we can count on intensified opDECEMBER 1967 position from • Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, will build four tugs for McAllister Brothers Inc., New York. Two of the tugs will be 3,160 hp and two will be 4,000 hp. The tugs will be delivered beginning next spring. McAllister calls the vessels “supertugs” for their increased thrust needed for handling supertankers and giant containerships. Main features of the tugs are Kort nozzles and three-rud156

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der systems, which will provide 25% to 40% additional thrust and increased maneuverability that will enable them to outperform tugs of greater horsepower. • During the first eight months of 1967, 136 offshore service vessels were built in the Gulf of Mexico, according to WorkBoat’s 1967 construction survey. • DECEMBER 2017 • WorkBoat

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