Professional Mariner - June/July 2008

New positions pin coast-to-coast sales support for Samson

(FERNDALE, WASH. – July 30, 2008) –- Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, recently hired Phil Putnam and Doug Looker as Regional Sales Managers for the Commercial Marine and Commercial Fishing industries. These positions were created to fill the…

Samson continues to strengthen R&D with new hire, Alma Regalado

(FERNDALE, WASH. – July 18, 2008) –- Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, continues to support its commitment to having the industry’s most advanced Research and Development team by welcoming Engineer Alma Regalado to the staff.  Ms. Regalado joins…

First Workboat Academy Cadets graduate from two-year program

(SEATTLE - JULY 30, 2008) -- Gregg Trunnell, Director of the Pacific Maritime Institute and the Workboat Academy, announced the graduation of its first class from the Workboat Mate Program. The MITAGS-PMI Workboat Mate Program takes two years to complete,…

Confident Captain/Ocean Pros receives VA approval

(NEWPORT, R.I. - JULY 30, 2008) -- Confident Captain/Ocean Pros(www.confidentcaptain.com), Rhode Island’s premier professional mariner training facility, today announced that they have been approved by  the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide training for eligible veterans and their dependents under…

Captain Stephen Polk appointed new director of SCI-Houston

(HOUSTON - July 23, 2008) -- This month the torch passes from one leader to another at Seamen's Church Institute's (SCI) Center for Maritime Education in Houston, Texas.  Captain Stephen Polk, Instructor and Assistant Director at SCI since 2007, will…

Markey joins MARIN SAFETUG II

(SEATTLE, WASH. - JULY 29, 2008) -- Markey Machinery Company, Inc. announces they have agreed to participate in Marine Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) SAFETUG II.  Under MARIN’s leadership, SAFETUG II is the second phase of a project exploring new tug boat technologies…

Ambrose Light, New York Harbor's beacon, will be dismantled

(STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.) -- Ambrose Light, which was damaged in a ship collision last year, will be dismantled and won't be rebuilt, the Staten Island Advance newspaper reported. The light has guided ships into New York Harbor for 41 years.…

Showdown looming over coal residue dumping in Great Lakes

(MUSKEGON, Mich.) -- The long-dormant debate over the washing of ships' coal, limestone and iron ore residue into the Great Lakes is being re-awakened, the Muskegon Chronicle reported. Several state have argued that the practice is illegal, but Congress passed…

Donjon purchases tug boat Meagan Ann

The Meagan Ann, Donjon Marine Co.'s newest purchase. (HILLSIDE, N.J. - July 29, 2008) -- Donjon Marine Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging and related emergency response services, has purchased the tugboat…

Crane, barge partially submerged at Florida marina

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:   (TITUSVILLE, Fla.) -- The Coast Guard is responding to a partially submerged crane and barge in the Titusville, Fla., area Monday morning.   The…

Second National Security Cutter christened at Pascagoula

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:   (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Coast Guard christened its second National Security Cutter, Waesche (WMSL 751), Saturday, during a ceremony at the Northrop Grumman Ship…

Law firm launches new maritime accident Web site

The following is the text of a press release issued by the law firm Howard S. Grossman PA:   (BOCA RATON, Fla.) -- Howard S. Grossman, P.A., a Florida maritime injury law firm, announced the launch of their new website…

Delaware River maritime officials worry about dredging site

(LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.) -- A real-estate developer has acquired the only propertly that currently accepts material from maitenance-dredging in the Delaware River, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Maritime officials worry that the developer will begin accepting New York-region and Raritan River dredge…

NOAA reports 'heavy shoreline impacts' from New Orleans spill

The following is the text of a press release issued by the National Oceanic and Atmopheric Administration: (NEW ORLEANS) -- NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration and the NOAA National Weather Service are on scene in New Orleans aiding in…