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Marine Enviroment Edition
Vinyard Re-elected to
On April 21, 2005, Herschel T.
Vinyard, Jr., Vice President of Atlantic
Marine Holding Company, was re-elect- ed Chairman of the Shipbuilders
Council of America (SCA). Donald T. "Boysie" Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger
Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA, was elected Vice Chairman. The elections occurred during the annual SCA Spring
Meeting held in Arlington, VA.
New Orleans, New York
Gain in Cruise Departures
More people are choosing to depart from New Orleans and New York on their cruises than ever before.
Departures from New Orleans were up by 33 percent while departures from
New York grew 27 percent in 2004, according to statistics released by the
Maritime Administration (MarAd).
North American cruise passenger traf- fic increased overall by 12.8 percent in 2004, with more than 9.4 million pas- sengers traveling on the 17 major cruise lines. These figures are up from the 8.3 million passengers traveling on the same lines in 2003. Although ports in Florida continue to account for the majority of cruise passenger departures, passenger departures from Miami fell by 10 per- cent. The outlook was better for Fort
Lauderdale and Port Canaveral where departures grew by 11 percent.
Horizon Offshore Names
New CEO, CFO
Horizon Offshore, Inc. elected David
W. Sharp, currently its Executive Vice
President and CFO, as President and
CEO. He was also elected to the compa- ny's board of directors for a term expir- ing in 2007 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Bill J. Lam in
December, 2004. The company also announced the promotion of Ronald D.
Mogel, currently Vice President
International Accounting and Tax of the company's subsidiary Horizon Offshore
Contractors, Inc., to CFO.
Tug Company Honored
Island Tug and Barge Ltd. of
Vancouver, B.C., received an award from the Washington Department of
Ecology for excellence in marine safety and environmental stewardship. The
Exceptional Compliance Program (Ecopro) Award was presented at the
Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center on
Pier 66, 2205 Alaska Way, in Seattle.
MAN B&W's Service Center
Denmark expanded its activities in line with the growth in its business. Recent, large-scale, tasks like the re-engining of the passenger ferry Banasa can be done with increased speed and efficiency. As part of new structure, service operations have been refined and new quality checks introduced. This results in more and faster reconditioning and reengi- neering work. "As the sole all-in-one supplier of quality parts for all MAN B&W Diesel engines at the gate of the Baltic Sea we offer a unmatched quality service and reengineering opportunity," said Steen
Vessels from an increasing range of trades and sizes have been attracted to
Service Center Denmark. The location of the Frederikshavn facility in the
Northern part of Denmark, at the gate to the Baltic Sea, makes it convenient for vessels using the the Scandinavian sea lanes.
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