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www.sea-technology.com June 2014 / st 51 synthetic ropes to Europe. This expansion of the UOS prod- uct offering is driven by demand for heavylift slings made with synthetic rope. Custom-engineered solutions for unique applications are Samson's focus in industries like vessel mooring, tug assist/ escort, mining, cranes, and offshore oil and gas. The Oceanscience Group Appointed HYPACK Partner The Oceanscience Group (Carlsbad, California) has been appointed as an authorized HYPACK (Middletown, Connecticut) OEM partner, which will strengthen the avail- able options for the Z-Boat 1800 remotely operated hydro- graphic survey boat. Oceanscience can now supply their single-beam and side scan-equipped Z-Boats as a full turn- key package including HYPACK software. With a digital full water column echogram driver for the Z-Boat's CEE Hy- droSystems (Hornsby, Australia) CEESCOPE or CEE ECHO single-beam echosounders, the software interface brings fa- miliar and proven editing and QC tools to the remote survey process. Delta SubSea Launches Tooling Solutions Division Delta SubSea (Montgomery, Texas) launched a new busi- ness line, DSS Tooling Solutions, that will provide compe- tencies in ROV, remote intervention systems, subsea robotics and special tooling. With services ranging from engineering and manufacturing to assembly, testing, training, operation and maintenance, DSS Tooling Solutions is an integrated provider of remotely operated solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, offering control of technologies, internal research and development, and design and manufacturing capabilities. Liberty Bay Named New U.S.-Flag Tanker Exxon Mobil Corp.'s marine affliate, SeaRiver Maritime Inc. (Benicia, California), named the Liberty Bay, the frst of its two new U.S.-fag crude oil tankers, at a ceremony at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. The frst-in-class vessel, constructed at the shipyard, in- corporates the latest safety, navigation and engine-room technologies and will begin supplying crude oil from the Alaska North Slope to refneries along the U.S. West Coast later this year. The double hull Liberty Bay is 820-feet long and has capacity to carry 800,000 barrels of oil. Deep Trekker ROV Aids in Investigation of South Korea Ferry The dangerous waters in South Korea have made the search and recovery efforts for the Ferry Sewol disaster dif- fcult. With the death toll rising to more than 120 victims, Websolus Co. Ltd. (Daejeon, South Korea), a Deep Trekker (Waterloo, Canada) dealer in South Korea, has offered the help of the DTG2 ROV (Sea Technology, February 2014) to carry out the inspections without putting more divers at risk. The use of ROVs allows searchers to inspect areas that are too dangerous for divers to search. Fidelis Group Holdings Hires Executive Vice President Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (Covington, Louisiana), through its subsidiary company Continental Underwrit- Success in Gulf of Mexico for Churchill Drilling Churchill Drilling Tools (Aberdeen, Scotland) completed its frst year of dedicated service in Houston, Texas, with a number of milestones achieved. Through its Houston base, the company has completed projects, developed a range of high-performance case his- tories both on the Gulf of Mexico shelf and in deepwater, as well as generated a high demand for advanced drifting and circulating technologies in the Gulf of Mexico. Avista, SEACOR Tankers Form Jones Act Vessel Joint Venture Avista Capital Partners (New York, New York) announced an investment in a joint venture with SEACOR Tankers Inc., a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) that operates a feet of seven U.S.-fag Jones Act ves- sels transporting crude oil, petroleum and specialty chemi- cal products. Under the terms of the joint venture, ACP III Tankers LLC, a wholly owned entity of Avista, will fund a portion of the equity required for the design and construc- tion of three 50,000-deadweight ton product carriers. INTTRA, Catapult International Partner INTTRA (Parsippany, New Jersey) announced a strategic agreement with Catapult International (Lenexa, Kansas) to sell integrated rate and contract management capabilities to freight forwarders, shippers and carriers that use INTTRA's global e-shipping solutions. The agreement brings together two solutions to automate the complete shipping process— from carrier rate, schedule and booking selection through ocean freight invoicing. Integrating accurate rate informa- tion directly into the e-shipping lifecycle will create effcien- cies for freight forwarders, shippers and carriers. New InterMoor Offce in Asia-Pacifc Region InterMoor (Houston, Texas) has enhanced its customer support and added to its stock of mooring equipment in Asia Pacifc by opening a new offce at the Loyang Offshore Sup- ply Base in Singapore. The new offce will accommodate In- terMoor's Asia-Pacifc team, including engineering, offshore installation and commercial activities. The offce was neces- sary to house a growing workforce and to provide additional capacity to serve customers' requirements. ABS Holds 151st Meeting ABS (Houston, Texas) recently hosted its annual meeting in New York, during which ABS Chairman and CEO Chris- topher J. Wiernicki said, "ABS had another strong perfor- mance year and achieved several milestones during 2013 as the global economy began to strengthen." In 2013, the ABS-classed feet expanded to 205.6 million gross tons, a growth rate of more than 6 percent year-on-year. Samson High-Performance Ropes To be Available in Europe Samson (Ferndale, Washington) and United Offshore Ser- vices (UOS), based in Moerdijk, Netherlands, announced their recent partnership to supply Samson high-performance ocean business JUN2014.indd 51 6/4/14 12:15 PM

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