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MN 100: All American Marine, Inc.

200 Harris Ave.Bellingham, WA 98225Telephone: 360 647 7602E-mail: jhudspeth@allamericanmarine.comWebsite: www.allamericanmarine.comCEO/President: Matt MullettNumber of Employees: 48The Company:All American Marine Inc., located on the shores of Bellingham Bay in Washington State, was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30’ to 150’.

The Good, the Bad and the

It all adds up to the global effort to strengthen bottom lines, safety margins and the collective environmental footprint.The future for ferries seems to be on fire; both in good ways and bad. The good is always a good place to start. And, that’s because it is ferry fabrication time. The most notable ferry routes in America…

Marine News January 2015 - Editor's Note

Our annual Ferry and Passenger Vessel edition kicks off the New Year in high gear, even if oil prices aren’t necessarily following suit. As vessel operators – our ferry drivers included – celebrate lower bunker prices, another maritime subset frets over what might happen to the offshore service market if the downturn in crude oil prices continues unabated for a significant length of time.

Marine Noise Emissions: Is it Your Next

A different kind of emission in the compliance spotlight – above and below decks. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment during its 2012, 56th session submitted a draft revised code on noise levels onboard ships. The code set out mandatory noise level limits for machinery spaces…

Specialty Workboat Missions Propelled by

Volvo Penta allows operators to save on fuel, cut emissions and most importantly – get the job done, in a wide array of conditions and mission sets.Volvo Penta of the Americas is delivering fuel efficiency, reducing emissions and raising performance as it powers U.S. and Canadian vessels with modern diesel engines, Jens Bering…

Streamlined Service for the Offshore

In a business where time is money, Signal Ship Repair’s niche ‘high blocking’ repair methods have significantly reduced repair times and increased shipyard efficiencies.If Signal Ship Repair’s (SSR) primary business can generically be described simply as ship repair and conversion, then it can also be said that its practice of ‘high blocking’ to facilitate faster…

Great Ships of 2014: Al Kout Environmental

The KOTC operated crude oil tanker Al Kout is the fourth sister Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) of 317,300 DWT, part of the KOTC Phase III of the fleet newbuilding projects. The vessel has been designed and built under the survey of NK class and distinguished in the register by the following notations: NS*(CSR, TOB, PSPC-WBT) (PS-FA) (ESP…

Realtime Tsunami Monitoring in Japan

In 2014, tsunami waves originating off the coast of Chile were detected near Japan, where EvoLogics modems enabled acoustic communication between JAMSTEC’s Vector Tsunameter on the seafloor and the autonomous Wave Glider vehicle on the ocean surface, transmitting real-time data to the shore over satellite.Japan Agency for…

Phuket International Boat Show 2015 on track to be biggest in 12 editions

Friday 9 January 2015, 01:43PMThe 12th edition of the exhibition, which is presented by Thailand Elite, was officially opened yesterday (January 8) at a ceremony presided over by the Governor of Phuket Province, Mr. Nisit Jansomwong.Showcasing Phuket's marine and leisure credentials to the world, PIMEX is held during Phuket's peak tourism season…

Blue Tech Economy and the 'View from the Top'

From November 12-13, 2014 the McMillin Companies Event Center in sunny San Diego, Calif. played host to The Maritime Alliance’s 6th Annula Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit, an event which has grown stronger year-on-year. This year’s two-day event, of which Marine Technology Reporter served as a media sponsor, was packed with many leading executives from industry…

Nortek, Imbros Help Keep the Tasman Bridge Safe

Today, a driver over the 1.4 km long Tasman Bridge, in Hobart, Tasmania, inspires marvel at how the Derwent River gently flows past the bridge. Few today recall how this peaceful scenery was once a disaster scene, when on the evening of January 5, 1975, a bulk ore carrier vessel collided with the bridge causing two pylons…

Whats all the Noise at IMO?

Shipping may think they hear the sound of new regulations as they are slammed onto their desks. What is all the noise concerning noise at IMO? This may very well be the question from ship owners, operators and builders closely following activities at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In 2013, IMO issued mandatory…

Oil Spill Repsonse Insights from

As President and CEO of MSRC, Steve Benz presides over the largest oil spill response company in the United States (and worldwide). In that position since January 1996, he has during that tenure, overseen several critical phases in the Company’s evolution. These include a major restructuring in the late 1990s to make it more competitive…

Expanding Operations Demand Robust Fleet

As technology needs penetrate the growing offshore sector, Harvey Gulf will depend on Advanced Logistics’ software to support its expanding fleet deployments. When offshore heavyweight Harvey Gulf International Marine deployed Advanced Logistics’ marine management system, SAMM, and preventative maintenance module, Preventer…

Making Stop Work Authority Work

It is one thing to have a policy posted. It is another to review and explain such a policy to a new crew during their orientation or when they first sign on a vessel. And, finally, it is still another to claim the policy has been effectively implemented. Defining Stop Work AuthorityA number of recent maritime incidents…

Fort Ripley: Multi-Missioned & Fully

On a beautiful Autumn afternoon in Charleston, SC last month, MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe had the good fortune to attend the christening on the nation’s first dual purpose, rapid response vessel and pilot launch. As the first vessel to be designed for offshore salvage and firefighting requirements, it was also notably the first commercial application of Volvo Penta’s IPS drive propulsion.

Future LNG Exports to Impact Traffic

Workboat requirements will soar as heightened safety requirements for LNG transit demand tighter oversight. The Louisiana Gulf is gearing up to export liquefied natural gas from Sabine Pass and Lake Charles in the state’s southwest and Plaquemines Parish in the southeast. Over the next five years, as LNG import terminals begin exporting and new terminals are built…

Paul N. Jaenichen - Maritime Administrator

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen was appointed by President Obama and sworn in as Maritime Administrator on July 25, 2014.Before his appointment, Administrator Jaenichen served as Acting Administrator beginning in June 2013. He joined the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration in July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator.

Kirby Christens ATB in New Orleans

Inland and coastal giant christens ATB duo Jason E. Duttinger and Winna Wilson in an October New Orleans ceremony. The crew of the Jason E. Duttinger took a break from hauling coal between Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and Florida on Oct. 30 as Kirby Corp. of Houston christened the articulated tug-and-barge unit in New Orleans at the dock of the Hilton Riverside Hotel.
James Watson

A Look into ABS with James Watson

When ABS, the global provider of maritime classification services, announced that James A. Watson had been named President and Chief Operating Officer of their Americas Division, it wasn’t hard to see why. Likewise, there were few if any other candidates for the job with as well rounded a CV, and with the breadth of knowledge spanning the full range of maritime issues.