Crowley tugs deliver Tubular Bells topside
March 28, 2014—Closely following the delivery of the Jack/St. Malo floater, Crowley has again demonstrated its petroleum industry support capabilities by providing ocean towing services for the Tubular Bells topside in the Gulf of Mexico for Saipem. Crowley has participated in each of the major installations that have taken place in the U.S. Gulf in 2013 and 2014.
Houston and Galveston open to all marine traffic
The Unified Command reports that the Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston opened the bay to all traffic yesterday after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Bollinger delivers ninth FRC
The U.S. Coast Guard took delivery of the Kathleen Moore, the ninth Fast Response Cutter (FRC), in Key West, FL, where it is scheduled to commission the vessel in May.
Volstad newbuild has permanent magnet tunnel thruster
The thrusters are part of a package of advanced ship equipment that Rolls-Royce will supply for the vessel, which is currently being built at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey for delivery in 2015.
GAO rejects protest of $47.5 million inflatables contract
The award was protested by Zodiac of North America, Stevensville, MD, but GAO has denied the bid protest.