VT Halter starts construction of first LNG bunkering ATB; Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz nominated to be next USCG Commandant

Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz nominated to be next USCG Commandant
March 9, 2018 — Vice Adm. Karl  L. Schultz, the commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area, currently serves as the operational commander for all Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf, spanning across five Coast Guard Districts and 40 states.

VT Halter Marine starts construction of first LNG bunkering ATB
It’s been a busy week for Shane J. Guidry. On Wednesday, his Harvey Gulf International Marine and 90 affiliated entities each filed for Chapter 11. Yesterday, he was front and center at a ceremony to mark the start of construction on what will be America’s first offshore LNG bunkering ATB, which is being built for another one of his ventures, Q-LNG Transport.
Seacon bulker reports engine room flooding

The 40,000 dwt Panama flag bulker Glory Hongkong was reportedly taking on water in international waters to the west of Suursaari Island, Finland.
Vane Brothers unveils new Launch Division

The new division builds upon the company’s existing launch service offerings while taking advantage of enhanced synergy with Vane’s bunkering operations.
JDP aims to push marine battery development and safety

Partners joining the initiative include flag states, research institutions, battery and propulsion suppliers, fire detection and extinguishing system providers, and ship owners, operators and shipyards.