Latest McAllister tug is JonRie equipped
November 24, 2014—JonRie InterTech, LLC, Manahawkin, NJ, has supplied its fifth ship set of Full Bollard Pull Winches to McAllister Towing of New York. They are installed on the latest addition to the McAllister fleet, the 92 ft x 32 ft Tate McAllister. Designed and built by shipbuilder Washburn & Doughty of East Boothbay, ME, the 6,000 HP Z-drive tug has a bollard pull of 90 tons. In the recover mode, the tug’s JonRie Series 250 Escort Winch is designed to handle the full bollard pull of the vessel.
U.S. Coast Guard rescues crew from sinking freighter
The U.S. Coast Guard reported that seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap–Haitien, Haiti, Friday, November 21.
One killed, three injured in GOM platform explosion
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is actively investigating the explosion aboard the production platform, which is operated by Fieldwood Energy, Houston, TX.
Holland America names Orlando Ashford president
Ashford will oversee Holland America Line’s sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy.
IMO to be more flexible on ferry LNG tank location
Key member states agreed a way forward that offers impact protection of the tanks in the event of collision or grounding while avoiding the potentially prohibitive requirements of proposals previously under discussion.
LR to class Maersk AHTS newbuilds at Kleven
Steel cutting is expected to begin in June 2015 with the first two vessels being delivered in fourth quarter 2016 and subsequent deliveries following at two-monthly.