Pacific Maritime Magazine News Online, December 20, 2013

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  • on December 20, 2013
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December 2013 Issue 



Dving and Salvage


By Michael Moore


From well-capitalized international salvage companies to high technology, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and special software packages, diving and salvage along the West Coast and worldwide is evolving rapidly.

The West Coast diving and salvage business has changed a lot since Mick Leitz was in charge of salvaging the Exxon Valdez. Mick is still in business with Portland’s Fred Devine Diving and Salvage Company – and still uses Fred Devine’s designed and built for salvage flagship, the M/V Salvage Chief with its 400-ton line pull… (More) 


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Boatbuilding, Repair Company Awarded $22 Million in Contracts

by Mark Edward Nero

Shipbuilding and repair company Marine Group Boat Works, located on the Port of San Diego waterfront, has been awarded two contracts totaling $22 million for boat repair and refurbishment…(Read Full Article)





LB Harbor Board Gets New President

by Mark Edward Nero

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Dec. 17 elected member Doug Drummond as its new board president. Additionally, the board welcomed newly appointed Commissioner Lori Ann Farrell to her first meeting…(Read Full Article)


Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins $500 Million VLCC Order

by Mark Edward Nero


Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering announced Dec. 16 that it has won a $500 million contract to build five very large crude carriers (VLCCs) for the US division of Scorpio Tankers, with delivery slated for the first half of 2016….(Read Full Article)



Marine Research Campus Planned for Port of LA

by Mark Edward Nero


The Los Angeles City Council on Dec. 17 unanimously approved a 50-year lease to transform a 100-year-old pier on the LA waterfront into an urban marine research and innovation center dubbed AltaSea….(Read Full Article)