Bollinger Fourchon marks safety milestone
July 30, 2014—Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. reports that its Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked thirteen years without a lost time accident. In April 2014, Bollinger was awarded the 2013 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the ninth consecutive year. In May 2014, Bollinger announced the Bollinger Fourchon North expansion, a 50 acre complex strategically located in the middle of the nation’s busiest oil & gas support hub.
U.S. sanctions Putin’s shipbuilder and its bank
United Shibuilding Corporation, created by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been added to the list of entities sanctioned by the U.S. to put pressure on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and Crimea.
Eight-year prison term imposed in MSC bribery case
Lenny E. Toy, the former Afloat Programs Manager at the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command, was sentenced to serve 96 months in prison for receiving bribes.
Resolve Maritime Academy builds new wet trainer
Utilizing props meant to simulate flooding from breaches, broken pipes, and hatches, the new wet trainer is designed to give the first responders of a vessel the knowledge and understanding necessary to deal with survivable hull breaches.
Hyde partners with Goltens on BWTS retrofits
Hyde Marine says it partnership with Goltens will allow shipowners to benefit from precision 3D laser scanning and modeling to helps eliminate complications during BWTS retrofits.