Industry News

Joint diesel research project completed

The HERCULES project--investigating technology for higher-efficiency engines and ultra-low emissions--is complete after 43-months of cooperative research led by Wärtsilä Corporation and MAN Diesel.With a budget of EUR 33 million, HERCULES (High Efficiency R&D on Combustion with Ultra-Low Emissions for Ships)…

Kvichak constructing MPF utility boats for U.S. Navy

[Courtesy Kvichak Marine/Bill Sutton] Seattle, WA  –  Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing four each MPF utility boats for the United States Navy.  The 40’ high-speed landing craft replace the Navy’s existing LCM-8 craft as part of the Improved Navy…

MOPS heading to international workboat show

Exhibiting in Booth #2033, MOPS Marine License Insurance will be joining professionals from throughout the maritime industry at the International WorkBoat Show 2007. Considered the leading commercial-maritime event serving commercial vessel operators on offshore, inland, and coastal waters, and businesses…

Lloyd's Register issues green passport to new Crowley barge

the Crowley barge 650-3 [Courtesy Lloyd’s Register Americas, Inc.] Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. has issued a Green Passport to the Crowley Petroleum Services barge 650-3 that was recently christened in Mobile, Alabama, for entry into the company’s US coastwise…

NYC Man Cited for 1775 Submarine Replica Incident

A man in a Revolutionary War-era submarine was cited by the U.S. Coast Guard for drifting into a security zone and for unsafe sailing in New York's East River near the Queen Mary 2 luxury liner,  ABC News reported Aug.…

Konzel joins Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. Senior Management

Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. announced that Stephen N. Konzel has joined NETSCo in the newly created position of VP/General Manager.  Konzel will be responsible for general management and marine engineering activities required to support the company's growth & business…

Bisso Towing Inc. announces new appointments

June 25, 2007 – Bisso Towboat Co., of New Orleans, Louisiana has announced the following appointments within the organization:   Ruben S. Dupre, Jr. has been named to the position of Vice-President, Engineering.  With Bisso since 1981, Mr. Dupre will…

Intermarine's Schmidt accepts post in Shanghai

Intermarine has announced that Michael Schmidt recently transferred to the company’s new Shanghai office.  Michael will have direct management responsibility for project development and pricing activities in the company’s Far East, India and Arabian Gulf service. Intermarine’s Asia Manager, Richard…

West Coast distributor for Alfa Laval adds Gulf Coast facility

(Seattle, WA) Today Alfa Tec Inc., a 14-year-old Seattle-based marine sales and service distributor, announced it will open a second location in Tampa, Florida, by June, 2007. "This will allow us to offer expanded operations to cover the East Coast…

Dometic Environmental Corporation appoints new vice presidents

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – June 15, 2007 – Dometic Environmental Corporation, a supplier of marine regrigeration and air conditioning products, announced two new executive appointments. Ken Taranto has been named vice president of galley products and aftermarket sales. Ned Trigg…

CS Controls introduces new marine service company

CS Controls, Inc of Orange, CA. and Houma, LA, a well-established supplier of Marine Equipment, is pleased to announce the formation of a Marine Service Company. The new company will operate under the name of CS Marine Services and will…

Markey Machinery readies towing winch for 34 more years

On June 15th, 2006 a Markey TDSD-32 Towing Winch originally built in 1973 arrived at the Markey Shop for a complete rebuild so that its owner, Penn Maritime, could get another 30+ years of service out of it.   Eleven months…

Introducing the WQIS Policy Form 2007

Recognizing the need for change, the Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) has created its 2007 Policy Form. The overall policy has been simplified by including and clarifying several endorsements while the coverage itself has been expanded, making it the most…

MEBA reaches LNG agreement with Armada

The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) has signed an agreement with Armada Companies, LLC to provide Person-In-Charge (PIC) marine officers for liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater ports and other terminals worldwide. Armada has a contract with Skaugen Petro Trans (SPT)…

Clean Water solutions names new distributor

Island Marine Outfitters in Roadtown, Tortola, BVI, has been named the newest distributor for Clean Water Solutions, Inc.  Susanne Homer, vice president for Clean Water Solutions, made the announcement. Island Marine has been providing services and products to avid cruisers…

PCB Piezotronics introduces combustion pressure sensors

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®) has introduced a new series of dynamic pressure sensors, ideal for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines and other reciprocating equipment. Proper monitoring of engines and machinery using these sensors allows…