Professional Mariner - Web-Bulletin 2020

Harken employees acquire company

From Harken co-founder Peter Harken: (PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Throughout the years, Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business. The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn’t…

Crowley completes challenging fuel delivery to US military in the Arctic

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Crowley successfully lightered and delivered nearly 4 million gallons of military specification fuel to Eareckson Air Station on the Aleutian Island of Shemya in Alaska, overcoming challenges that included Mother Nature’s destruction of the island’s shoreside dock,…

Genoa Design joins Seaspan's polar icebreaker team

(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards and Genoa Design of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement in a bid to design and build the Canadian Coast Guard’s future polar icebreaker. Genoa will provide…

Laborde Products expands with Marine Systems Inc. agreement

(COVINGTON, La.) — Laborde Products Inc. has entered into an agreement with Marine Systems Inc. (MSI), parts and service, for its Chesapeake, Va., Thorofare, N.J., and Tampa, Fla., branch locations. MSI will provide complete service and support for Laborde Products’…

MacGregor receives new orders from Asia, Scandinavia

(SINGAPORE) — MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured two new orders, one from Asia for two ro-pax ferries and another from Scandinavia for a group of Linkspans. Both orders are booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2020 order intake, with deliveries…

Tidewater Transportation names Johan Sperling as vice president, COO

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Tidewater Transportation and Terminals has named Johan Sperling as its new vice president and chief operating officer. Sperling will have direct oversight and responsibility for the maintenance and engineering department, vessel operations, dispatch and terminal operations. Additionally,…

Vestdavit to deliver advanced boat-handling systems to US Navy

(BERGEN, Norway) — Vestdavit Inc., the U.S. operation set up by davit supplier Vestdavit, has won a contract to deliver boat launch-and-recovery systems to two expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessels belonging to the U.S. Navy. Currently under construction by global…

TOTE Maritime Alaska celebrates 45 years of service

(TACOMA, Wash.) — TOTE Maritime Alaska, an affiliate of TOTE LLC, on Thursday celebrates the 45th anniversary of its inaugural sailing between Washington and Alaska. This anniversary represents nearly half a century of dedicated service between the Lower 48 and…

Lumishore appoints David Thomas as mechanical engineering director

(SWANSEA, United Kingdom and SARASOTA, Fla.) — Lumishore, a leading manufacturer of high-performance marine LED lighting systems, recently announced the appointment of David Thomas as mechanical engineering director. Thomas brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience working within…