Genset failure, loss of steering cited in Lower Miss. grounding

Genset failure, loss of steering cited in Lower Miss. grounding

(WASHINGTON) — An electrical generator set failure aboard a towboat and subsequent loss of steering led to the grounding of barges near Greenville, Miss., the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined. The towing vessel Marquette Warrior ​was pushing 35 loaded dry cargo barges down the Lower Mississippi River on Nov. 21, 2021, when several barges grounded on the riverbank.…
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Markey closes investment to expand 100-year-old business

Markey closes investment to expand 100-year-old business

(SEATTLE) — Markey Machinery, which for over 100 years has established itself as a global leader in the marine deck equipment and winch industry, has closed a growth investment with Christian Schiller and Brian Bogen. Markey will continue to operate from its current Seattle production facility and office, with all employees remaining on board. Current CEO Blaine Dempke will continue…
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ABS verifies design of Foss tug with autonomy system

ABS verifies design of Foss tug with autonomy system

(BOSTON) – Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy system aboard the Foss Maritime tugboat Rachael Allen has achieved a key milestone. The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) verified the design of the Foss harbor tug outfitted with the system. This follows the established process of new technology qualification, document evaluation in accordance with ABS Rules and Guides, and a successful product…
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Robert Allan Ltd. awards scholarships to Newfoundland students

Robert Allan Ltd. awards scholarships to Newfoundland students

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — The trustees of the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Trust and Robert Allan Ltd. are pleased to announce the award of two scholarships for the 2022/2023 academic year. Awards have been made to the following deserving students, chosen from a large slate of well-qualified candidates: • Paige Bodnar is in her second year of a five-year ocean…
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Foss Maritime names Chris Mack Jr. chief operating officer

Foss Maritime names Chris Mack Jr. chief operating officer

(SEATTLE) — Chris Mack Jr. has been promoted to chief operating officer of Foss Maritime. As COO, Mack is responsible for all harbor service activities including safety, efficient operations, service delivery, technical management and organizational well-being, including engagement and development. Mack will oversee marine assurance, human relations and labor, fleet engineering and Foss’ regional management teams in Washington, Oregon, California…
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