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This week’s photos come from the website of Intermarine:
Founded in New Orleans in 1990, Intermarine is the managing agent of the vessel operating companies Industrial Maritime Carriers, US Ocean, Linea Naviera Paramaconi, and West Coast Industrial Express. The group also includes Industrial Terminals in Houston.
These carriers operate fleets of modern multipurpose vessels (including US flag) with a concentration in servicing heavy industry construction projects, power generation plants, oil field and mining developments, and US flag impelled cargoes. Collectively we are the most dynamic and one of the largest project cargo carriers in the world.
Intermarine offers an array of regular services between North America, South America, and Asia. Our primary U.S. load center is Industrial Terminals in Houston, Texas—the largest project cargo port in the United States.
At Intermarine, we have built an organization based not on acquiring ships, but on transporting cargoes. It is a subtle twist of words to speak of cargo first and vessels second, a twist that those not committed to such an approach would classify as marketing. However, by truly matching ships to cargo (instead of the reverse), Intermarine is the fastest growing project cargo transporter in the world today.
The reasons behind Intermarine’s success, include a commitment to quality, a dedication to problem solving, and the expertise to “make it happen.” This is why our approach forms an ideal match with the needs of project shippers.
We look forward to serving you … to delivering more than promises. – Link
(M/V INDUSTRIAL CENTURY)
(M/V INDUSTRIAL CRESCENT)
(M/V INDUSTRIAL CHARGER)
Their homepage can be found here. You can find a video covering transportation of wind turbine blades here. The page has links to other heavy lift videos, such as loading train locomotives here.
Robin Storm has “EPIRBs – The Robin Storm/gCaptian Investigation Continues“. It is a must read for any boaters out there who have an EPIRB, especially those who have them on their yachts and tend to ignore them. At least one solo sailor has died partly due to failure to register his EPIRB. (Mike Plant in 1992.) Oddly enough, in addition to his failure to register his EPIRB, it also had transmission problems.
First impressions from legal experts indicate that Judge Baer’s decision is one of the most detailed and comprehensive when it comes to allocating exact percentages to blame in parties involved in a marine casualty.
The district court ruling follows up on a decision by the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in July last year, that held that all three ships were responsible for the accident.
“There’s a history of a lot of crazy people trying this sort of thing, and the idea is to do it in a way that’s not crazy,” said Joe Lonsdale, the institute’s chairman and a principal at Clarium Capital Management, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund.
Cargo Law has photos from December’s collision between the cruise ship M/V NORWEGIAN DREAM and a barge in “Recurring Dream“.
(It gets worse)
Shirlaw News Group has “Cruise Ship Crashes Into Manhattan Pier“. The ship is the NORWEGIAN SPIRIT. It happened on 25 May and resulted in the evacuation of all passengers. What might be the reason for all the bad luck?
The Unofficial Coast Guard Blog has a story that will confirm what many professional Merchant Mariners have wondered for a while in “More bad news: DHS IG reports on marine inspectors“. Over half are not fully qualified. That is interesting since they normally do not issue merchant mariners a license until they become fully qualified for it. Double-standard? Maybe….
blue water: news of my escape is getting ready to sign off the ship come the next port in “Channel Fever!“
Steeljaw Scribe has “Red Star Thursday (ÐšÑ€Ð°ÑÐ½Ð°Ñ Ð—Ð²ÐµÐ·Ð´Ð° Ð² Ñ‡ÐµÑ‚Ð²ÐµÑ€Ð³)” covering the Russian Navy’s plan to return the nuclear-powered cruiser ADMIRAL NAKHIMOV to service after being mothballed nine years ago. He wonders how the Russians are going to manage now renovating two old carriers. You can bet that the Indian Navy is wondering as well.
The Cullman Times has “Cullman man’s heroic war story to be enshrined in Smithsonian“. His story of surviving after his ship was sunk by a German submarine will be included in an exhibit titled ‘On the Water: Stories from Maritime America’. Here is the SmithsonianPress Release concerning the new exhibit noting a sizable donation from A.P. Moller (Maersk) that has made it possible.
The White Househas posted the President’s National Maritime Day Proclamation.
Last of the Few has posted online video of the first episode of WARSHIP (CARRIER UK) about life on board the Royal Navy’s Aircraft Carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Given all the problems that were documented in this first episode, the ship should probably be named the HMS MIRACULOUS. If you liked CARRIER, you will enjoy this as well.
Frank’s Movie Log has a review of the WWII Merchant Marine movie Action in the North Atlantic noting that this was Humphrey Bogart’s first movie after Casablanca. Other recent movie reviews include “The Long Voyage Home” and “Wake of the Red Witch” both starring John Wayne and “The Caine Mutiny” also starring Humphrey Bogart.
Tugster has photos of navy ships arriving in New York for Fleet Week, here and here, noting that the NY Times didn’t seem to think that Fleet Week was a newsworthy event. Neptunus Lex also posts an impressive photo of an arriving ship.
Hellenic Shipping News has “Soaring tanker rates ‘not demand driven’“. The story notes how many additional ships are needed for every one knot slow-down of the tanker fleet, as they slow to reduce fuel costs.
EU Referendum has confirmation in their post “It’s what isn’t said that matters” that the UK’s Royal Navy will shortly start construction of two new aircraft carriers, noting that no mention has been made of the design or capabilities nor which types of aircraft might operate from it. This is important given the earlier-reported suggestion that the UK and France share a carrier. If that is going to happen, the carriers need to be built with the ability to handle French jets.
Greenpeace has “How to survive cabin fever“. It’s called work, but she only mentions that ‘dirty’ word as something to be avoided.
Haight’s Maritime Items has:
Apportionment of liability in complex collision case– The US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued itsdecision in the Tricolor/Kariba collision case. The Kariba collided with the Tricolor, causing the Tricolor to capsize and sink at about 2:12 a.m. on Dec. 14, 2002 in the English Channel. A third vessel, the Clary, maneuvered in such a manner as to have embarrassed the navigation of Kariba causing Kariba to turn into Tricolor, ram Tricolor, and sink her. Judge Baer, in an opinion that explained in detail how he analyzed liability, apportioned 63% liability against Kariba, 20% against Clary, and 17% against Tricolor. He also determined that Tricolor had no liability to cargo because of the error in navigation defense of the US Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and that Tricolor could limit her liability according to the 1851 US Limitation of Liability Act. He denied Clary the right to limit under the same act. This decision is one of the most detailed and comprehensive in regard to allocating exact percentages of blame in any US collision case since the 1975 Supreme Court decision of Reliable Transfer established the principle in federal maritime law of comparative fault in collision cases. Tricolor was represented by Holland & Knight LLP. Chet Hooper of the firm’s New York office served as lead counsel. In re Otal Investments Limited, 03 Civ 4304 (SDNY, May 21, 2008). – Dennis Bryant Holland & Knight homepage(Used with Permission)
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