ABS Selects Board of Directors, Advisory Council & Members
At the 152nd Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, industry leaders were elected to serve on a number of bodies that contribute to the operation of the classification society as it fulfills its mission of promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment. •Christopher J. •Michael L. •Dr. Peter H. •Richard D. •John A. •William E. •Philip J. •Craig H. •Dean E. •Elizabeth D. •Douglas C. •Vikki M. •Derek S. •Joseph O. •William T. •Captain Spyros N. Karnessis, Chairman, European Navigation Inc. •Stephen Y. K. Pan, Chairman, World-Wide Shipping Agency Ltd. •Spyros M.
LA Governor Jindal Appoints Bollinger's Barker
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appointed James "Ray" Barker to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. Barker, of Raceland, is the Director of Human Resources at Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council serves to develop a strategic plan to coordinate and integrate a workforce development delivery system to ensure efficiency and cooperation between public and private entities by advising the governor on the needs of Louisiana’s employers and its workforce.
Bollinger Shipyard Stalwart VP Dave Marmillion to Retire
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. headquartered in Lockport, La., inform of the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Repair, Eastern Division, Dave Marmillion, after 46 years in the shipyard industry. Marmillion’s retirement was announced by Bollinger’s Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon, who said, “Dave has been an integral part of Bollinger’s growth and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over the past 46 years. Marmillion started his shipyard career as a lifelong resident of the New Orleans Westbank area.
Bollinger Fourchon: 13 Years Without a Lost Time Accident
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked 13 years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top, Bollinger Shipyards strives for zero accidents. Workforce, contractors, and customer safety is priority and an evident core component of facility operations. Through dedication of top management, a proactive workforce, and comprehensive safety program, Bollinger Shipyards continues to achieve high safety objectives.
Bollinger to Build 6 More FRCs for the USCG
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional USCG Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). The U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) awarded a $255 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., July 23, 2014 for the production of six more Sentinel-Class FRCs, bringing the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 30, with a current contract value of $1.4 billion. The FRCs acquired under this contract option are scheduled to be delivered in 2017 and will be homeported at various bases throughout the U.S.
Bollinger HSE Executive Wins Award
Jodi Satches named 2011-2012 Safety Professional of the Year by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd. Ms. Satches is Bollinger's Vice President,Health, Safety & Environmental Services, and the award was presented to her recentlly at the Signal Mutual Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando. The Safety Professional of the Year Award is presented to the industry representative who has promoted employee safety and health throughout their organization, setting high safety standards based on personal values and commitment to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses.
Bollinger Delivers 10th FRC to the USCG
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Raymond Evans, the 10th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The announcement was made by Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger: “We are extremely proud to announce the delivery of the Raymond Evans, the latest FRC built by Bollinger, to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla. The Raymond Evans, as well as the previous nine FRC deliveries, were proudly delivered on time and on budget. The 154 foot patrol craft Raymond Evans is the tenth vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program.
Bollinger Delivers Coast Guard FR-Cutter
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. deliver 'Paul Clark', the sixth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) for the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger: “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to the Coast Guard. The Paul Clark was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, FL, and will be stationed at USCG Sector Miami. The 154 foot patrol craft Paul Clark is the sixth vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program.
New Senior Manager at Bollinger Shipyard
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Richard K. Murphy as a senior manager working on Coast Guard and other governmental programs. Murphy joins Bollinger Shipyards following a very successful 30-year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Captain. His most recent assignment was Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md. His prior assignments include staff tours at Coast Guard Headquarters, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit in Miami…
Brent Barker Named Bollinger Sales Representative
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the addition of Brent Barker as Sales Representative for its 10 shipyards and support services. Along with the entire Bollinger Sales Team, Mr. Barker will focus on quality construction, repair, and conversion products and services to the marine industry, with emphasis on enhancing our fabrication efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in Agriculture Business. “Mr. Barker has been…
Bollinger Delivers Eighth FRC to USCG
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Charles Sexton, the eighth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Charles Sexton was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla., and will be stationed at USCG Sector Key West. The 154-foot patrol craft Charles Sexton is the eighth vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program.
Bollinger VP Larry Vauclin to Retire
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Central Division, Larry Vauclin. Vauclin’s retirement was announced by Bollinger Executive Vice President, Ben Bordelon, who said, “Larry has been a critical part of the growth of Bollinger over the past 16 years, and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over his 52 year career. His attention to detail, hard work and focus on client satisfaction have helped create a solid foundation for us going forward.
Bollinger Delivers First Ocean Class Tug to Crowley
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the OCEAN WAVE, the first of four “Ocean” class tugs, to Crowley Maritime Corporation. “We are extremely proud of our Ocean Class team and the delivery of the first in class tug, OCEAN WAVE, said Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. The OCEAN WAVE is the first of the Ocean class tugs and is the first of two 10,880 BHP tugs that are featured with DP1 capabilities.
Coast Guard Cutter Delivered by Bollinger
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the 'William Flores', a third Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The 154 foot patrol craft WILLIAM FLORES is the third vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. The cutter has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessels 26 foot cutter boat.
US Coast Guard Gets New Cutter from Bollinger
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the WILLIAM FLORES, the third Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the WILLIAM FLORES, to USCG Sector Miami. The 154 foot patrol craft WILLIAM FLORES is the third vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708.
Bollinger, Bouchard Contract for Tank Barges
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has signed a contract for the new construction of a 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, N.Y. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce the signing of the 55,000 BBL OPA’90 tank barge with Bouchard. The 55…
Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. continues to achieve safety milestones changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its US based facilities. In the last quarter, Bollinger facilities at Algiers and Lockport New Construction both surpassed one year without a lost time accident. Of the many program achievements this year, the Bollinger Fourchon facility reached 10 years without a LTA, and the Bollinger Marine Fabricators’ facility reached an impressive 2,750,000 man-hours worked without a LTA.
Bollinger Issues Statement on Fast Response Cutters (FRC) Award
“The Bollinger organization is very pleased that the U. S. Coast Guard has awarded four additional Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to our on-going contract. This follow-on award will result in an extension of our backlog for several years, and provide jobs for over 500 Bollinger employees. This award reflects the Coast Guard’s continued confidence in the quality products delivered by the Bollinger team, including our workforce and team of suppliers and contractors.
Feeding the ERP Beast: Properly Integrating CAD and ERP
ERP systems are beasts. To be happy, they have to be well fed. Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD) systems are a source of the food for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems since they contain significant information regarding the plans and materials needed to construct a ship. ERP systems are data hungry. They can only be effective at planning purchasing and production as long as the beast is consuming the information that the CAD system provides. In fact, there is a direct link between the success of an ERP system and how well it is fed the information it requires to do its job.
Dick Bollinger Passes Away
Dick Bollinger — President Emeritus of Bollinger Shipyards-- died at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard N. Bollinger died at home on January 17, 2012 of natural causes. He was President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. from his graduation from LSU in mechanical engineering in 1950 until his retirement in 2003, and remained President Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the company until his death. During his time with Bollinger, he performed almost every job in the shipyard, including lofting, welding, designing and marine engineering.
Demand for Offshore Vessels:
Growing In Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. As the feds issue more drilling permits for the Gulf, demand for offshore support vessels in the GOM deepwater sector has accelerated, industry members say. Anger about the government's spill-related, drilling moratorium--which ended a year and a half ago--has given way to optimism recently. The region's shallow-water sector, nevertheless remains slow and gives little cause for cheer. Paul Candies, president and chief executive of Otto Candies…
Sparre to Retire from Bollinger After 51 Years
Bollinger Texas City, L.P., (BTC) a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. facility, announced the upcoming retirement of its Vice President and General Manager, Max Sparre. Sparre’s retirement was announced by Bollinger Executive Vice President, Ben Bordelon, giving an overview of Sparre's 51 years of service to the shipyard industry and the Bollinger group of shipyards. In addition to the announcement of Sparre’s upcoming retirement early next year, Bordelon also announced that Monty Bludworth…
Bollinger Receives the SCA “Award For Excellence in Safety”
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2011 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the seventh consecutive year. With focused efforts of continuous improvement, they also earned the 2011 SCA “Award for Improvement in Safety”. On April 24, 2012, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the award during the association’s Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Award for Excellence in Safety is given to member companies…
Shipbuilders Rely On Training To Fill Crafts Jobs
With skilled craftsmen in short supply in U.S. coastal areas, many shipbuilders turn to their own, sometimes extensive, internal training. Because fewer young people are entering shipbuilding out of high school, the industry is faced with an aging workforce that will soon have to be replaced. As good jobs for shipfitters and welders go begging, industry leaders say it's way past time to spread the word about these opportunities. Pascagoula, Miss.-based John Lotshaw directs Operations Workforce Training and Development at Huntington-Ingalls Industries (HII).
Bollinger Long-serve V-P Larry Vauclin to Retire
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announce the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Central Division, Larry Vauclin. Vauclin’s retirement was announced by Bollinger Executive Vice President, Ben Bordelon, who said, "Larry has been a critical part of the growth of Bollinger over the past 16 years, and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over his 52 year career. His attention to detail, hard work and focus on client satisfaction have helped create a solid foundation for us going forward.
ABS New Council and Committee Members
Melvyn J. Dennett, Admanthos Shipping Agency, Inc. Jim Bradford, General Manager – Operations, Gulf Offshore N.S. Dr. William J. Dr. David W. Costas M. Fostiropoulos, Chairman, Almi Tankers S.A. Dr. Ian J. Jim Miller, President & CEO, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. Mrs. Leif Kristian Nielsen, Executive Vice President, A.P. Dimitrios Patrikios, General Manager, Springfield Shipping Co., S.A. Leonidas S. Polemis, Manager, Remi Maritime Corp. Gerard H. Capt. Yodchai Ratanachiwakorn, Operations Director, Thoresen & Co., (Bangkok) Ltd. I.S.