J. Ron Brinson, former port director and now special projects coordinator of the Port of New Orleans, was elected chairman of the National Waterways Conference, Inc., at the organization's annual meeting. Brinson succeeds Craig E. Philip of Nashville, president and CEO of Ingram Barge Co., who had served as chairman for the last two years.
Brinson, who served as president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans from 1986, now heads the millennium port and other special projects. He previously served seven years as president of the American Association of Port Authorities.
He also worked for the South Carolina State Ports Authority and as a reporter and later associate editor of The Charleston News and Courier. H. Merritt Lane, III was named as the conference's vice chairman of New Orleans, president and CEO of Canal Barge Company. Harry N. Cook of Washington, D.C., was re-elected as the organization's president.
Fred C. Raskin of Andover, Mass., was named as first vice president. He was formerly president of Eastern Enterprises, Inc. Elected as vice presidents of the conference were W. Scott McGeorge, president of Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co.; Joseph L. Meibergen of Enid, Okla., chairman and CEO of Johnston Enterprises, Inc; J. Scott Robinson Muskogee, Okla., port director of the Port of Muskogee; and Michael J. Toohey of Washington, D.C., government relations director of Ashland Inc. William H. Satterfeld was named as secretary and counsel, and Glenn W. Vanselow was selected as treasurer.
Christopher J. Hresica, C. Barry Gipson, John W. Holt, Jr., Heather Hampton-Knodle and Emmett R.
Neal were all elected to the Executive Committee.
Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies. The Fredericksburg was enlarged for affiliated
Fort Ripley, a new offshore emergency response craft entering service in Charleston, S.C., is reported to be the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, and
On a beautiful Autumn afternoon in Charleston, SC last month, MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe had the good fortune to attend the christening on the nation’s first dual purpose, rapid response vessel and pilot launch. As the first vessel to be designed for offshore salvage and firefighting requirements
M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., one of the nation's largest naval architecture and marine engineering firms, has expanded its Western Area operations with a recently added facility in Oxnard, Calif. The Oxnard office will be staffed initially with 60 engineers, technical writers, editors, and illustrators.
The Charleston Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers reports a productive winter and spring. The first meeting in January included the election of officers and a presentation by Joseph Schilling, American Bureau of Shipping, Savannah, Ga., on "Construction Techniques of Present Day
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, Jacksonville, Fla., recently announced major changes in the organizational structure of the company. Donald W. Jett has been promoted to executive vice president responsible for the operation of the firm's nationwide network of marine design offices.
Jack T. Day was elected the national president of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association at the annual convention, which was held recently in Bremerton, Wash. Mr. Day is the director of management engineering at the C h a r l e s t o n Naval Shipyard in Charleston, S.C. He has been employed b
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, has announced the appointment of several new managers in conjunction with a change in organizational structure. T.P. Reardon is appointed manager, Southeast Region, which consists of offices in Jacksonville, Fla., Charleston, S.C., and Pascagoula
Lester Rosenblatt, president and chairman of the board of M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent naval architectural and marine engineering firms, recently announced the appointment of four new branch managers. Amos Baki has been promoted to assistant vice president and
Hydranautics' hydraulic Translift systems are now in operation moving 12-story-high LNG spheres at the General Dynamics tank fabrication facility located at Charleston, S.C. The Trans-lift systems, having a maximum capacity of 1,000 tons, move the massive tanks out of the fabrication building to
The National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) sailed away from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Sunday, July 12, one month after being delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard, HII announced. The newbuild vessel James was commissioned on August 8 in Boston before heading to
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Showtime SMM 2020 SMM: The ‘United Nations’ of shipbuilding SMM is the largest and argu- ably the best marine exhibi- tion in the world, and Claus Ulrich (Uli) Selbach, Business Unit Director at Hamburg Messe Und Congress is the man in the driver’s seat. We recently met with Selbach in his of? ce in
People & Companies between Terminals, Ocean and from the acquisition of Hamburg Sud, and building competitive advantage from technology through digital solutions. Burnett Named CEO of Seiche Seiche Water Technology Group an- nounced that COO Mark Burnett has been promoted to CEO. Burnett joined
In the Yard New Ship & Boat designs, contracts & deliveries New Contracts ESG Launches NYCDOT Ferry Late last year Eastern Shipbuilding Afghanistan Star from Poland for his valor. Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the SSG He was 24. The three 4500 passenger fer- Michael H. Ollis (Hull 219) the ? rst of ries
Zero Emission Waterbus While Norway ranks 120th among countries globally in terms of population size (5.3 mil- lion), it packs a powerful punch in the maritime world, as Norwegians rank near the top as mari- time and offshore industry innovators. With decarbonization, digitalization and autonomy
in China Zhoushan IMC-YY is an innovator, with a family of automated systems to make ship mainte- nance clean & ef? cient. Photo: Zhoushan IMC-YY While the ship repair industry is not ment was touted by the yard as bringing tions. Dockelephant includes three se- generally lauded for being progressive
and Investments in ship repair & conversion yards Astican & Astander Regulatory Work, Offshore Drives Astican Reliance entered Astican for the installation of a new HydeMarine Hyde Guardian ballast water management system. Photo: Astican While 2019 provided a mixed bag of ing levels of
Drydock & Repair Corp. BDDRC Invests in Shiplift Capacity Bayonne Drydock & Repair in Bay- “We have taken onne, NJ, reported brisk business in 2019, with the BDDRC ? oating drydock delivery of a 1280T and graving dock in use approximately 98 percent of the time, according to Bob MBH (Marine Boat Magas
INTERVIEW MORGAN FANBERG, PRESIDENT, GLOSTEN off the charts. Ultimately, the work we do here is supporting ground-based midcourse missile defense system. “That was a our client’s businesses with engineering excellence and un- massive project we did with Boeing; a hallmark project for me matched problem
of Maryland to race dinghies at a col- legiate level but soon realized that racing sailboats was not go- ing to turn into a career,” said Fanberg. “I loved the boats, but I also had an underlying interest in how they worked. I liked engineering and I was good at math and physics.” As fate had it, one weekend
INTERVIEW MORGAN FANBERG, PRESIDENT, GLOSTEN Photos: Glosten 36 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • January 2020 MR #1 (34-49).indd 36 1/10/2020 2:12:57 PM
REPAIR & CONVERSION Suda JG10000 This design, offers a 2000 ton lift capa- bility, the ability to handle eight x 8- 9.5 MW turbines with accommodation for 112, in depths up to 68 m. Photos: A.K. Suda Naval Architects ing conversion candidates. “Installation vessels will also need thrusters,” he said.
REPAIR & CONVERSION the concerns about security as the electric grid becomes more He added that improved safety features, including lifeboats, dependent on offshore wind. would be necessary in a conversion and that personal com- These calculations and estimates provide a backdrop for the fort is also an
REPAIR & CONVERSION Fit for Re? t? While it is generally agreed that the nascent offshore wind energy market in the U.S. will be a newbuild market, there is a repair and conversion possibility for some stacked OSVs. By Barry Parker 32 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • January 2020 MR #1 (18-33).
REPAIR & CONVERSION You have to stand on an exposed seawall protecting a tiny bility together with the ability to keep a high service speed Norwegian village’s little marina to realize how “the basics” in bad weather,” Hammerfest Hospital said of the order. The must be in place before you can mimic the
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subpoenas to require the production of documents and infor- it is ? nalized and submitted to the Commandant of the USCG mation and to summon witnesses for testimony. Testimony for review and approval. The ? nal report will be released to at a formal hearing is usually open to the public unless it in-
Legal Beat Following notice of a major marine casualty, the NTSB’s roadmap for other governmental agencies and/or litigants to investigation team – called the “Go Team” – begins its in- independently build a legal case of who is at fault and why, vestigation. Depending on the severity and or technical
Legal Beat Marine Casualties Anatomy of the Investigation lank Rome’s maritime attorneys have rep- damage. resented clients in some of the largest mari- Our experience investigating and providing legal represen- time casualties in the last 20 years, includ- tation for clients because of these casualties
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Back to the Drawing Board Marine Casualties Alcohol is NOT the Probable Cause irst some disclosures. I have worked with (MAB-19/30) on an incident that occurred in Guam. I (or my the National Transportation Safety Board company) had no involvement in that matter, but since it was on a number of occasions.
latory regime. Speed through the water cannot be accurate- ly checked, but is closely related to emissions. Speed over the ground can be checked, but is less closely related to emissions than speed through the water. Average speed can be measured, but is even less closely related to emissions.