Harvey Gulf converts four PSVs to lightering support vessels; Maersk Etienne transfers rescued migrants to NGO vessel

Marine Daily
Harvey Gulf converts four PSVs to lightering support vessels

Shane Guidry takes Harvey Gulf into new market by converting four PSV’s into vessels he says will be larger, better equipped and safer than the smaller vessels presently doing this work. Full Article





Hyde Marine
Maersk Etienne transfers rescued migrants to NGO vessel

The 27 migrants rescued in reponse to a request from Malta were transferred from a Maersk tanker to a vessel operated by rescue group Mediterranea after 38 days on board the tanker with no port willing to disembark them. Full Article

Louisiana Cat
Tidewater Transportation names Johan Sperling VP and COO

Former Vice President, Marine Services at Crowley Maritime Corporation, is joining Vancouver, Wash.-headquartered Tidewater with responsibilities that include direct oversight and responsibility for its Maintenance and Engineering Department, Vessel Operations, Dispatch and Terminal Operations. Full Article

Volvo Penta
Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy takes simulation to the cloud

Remote access to training allows students and instructors to reach various Wärtsilä Voyage simulation models on their personal devices, away from the classroom and without the need for specific Wärtsilä software. Both the platforms in the cloud provide a classroom configuration with trainer and multiple student stations for familiar instructor-led training. Full Article

JA Moody
Kentucky riverports awarded grants

Five Kentucky riverports are being awarded $450,000 for critical repairs and equipment replacement. The funding is in the form of grants to be matched by the authorities that operate the riverports. Full Article

Nag Marine
RMC installs Azipods in RoPax newbuild in one week

Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has taken just one week to complete the installation of the ice-class Azipod propulsion solution in a new 150-meter Wasaline RoPax ferry. Full Article

Multipurpose spill response and towage newbuild will have Cathelco MGPS

Evac reports that its Cathelco unit is to supply a new multi-purpose oil spill response and towage vessel being built for the Kuwait Oil Co with a marine growth prevention system (MGPS) to prevent bio-fouling and corrosion in seawater pipework. Full Article