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APR 2018

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Page 29 of 44 April 2018 | ST 29 Savannah Harbor Expansion Reaches Critical Milestone The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed outer harbor dredging at the Port of Savannah, marking the midpoint of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The first half of the project deepened the outer harbor to 49 ft. at low tide. The inner harbor channel will be expanded from its current low-tide depth, 42 ft., to 47 ft. Deepening the harbor will allow Neo-Panamax vessels to take on heavier loads and transit the Savannah River with greater scheduling flexibility. HydroComp Joins Green Marine To Design Quieter Ships HydroComp has joined Green Marine, a North Amer- ican environmental certification program designed to strengthen sustainability in the marine sector. Hydro- Comp specializes in applied methods for a variety of mission-critical performance indicators, including ener- gy consumption and audible propeller noise with nota- ble work in underwater radiated noise. The group plans to focus on quieter ship design to mitigate the impact of underwater radiated noise on marine mammals. IMCA Issues Jones Act Update On Gulf of Mexico Vessels The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has updated the U.S. Gulf of Mexico vessel data associated with its study "Marine Construction Vessel Impacts of Proposed Modifications and Revocations of Jones Act Letters Related to Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Activities" submitted to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last year. This supplement focuses on the Gulf of Mexico vessels of interest to IMCA's members and can be found at Steel Tariff Could Hurt US Shipbuilders And Increase Taxpayer Dollars for Navy The Maritime Executive reported a growing debate around U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel imports, noting that the tariff may have negative effects for defense shipyards like Newport News. The report quoted lawmakers expressing concern about steel tariffs that increase the cost of building Navy ships and, therefore, taxpayer costs. Of note is a warning from the director of the Center for American Seapower, Seth Cropsey, who says "protectionism" that affects the cost of American defense goods is a "matter of concern." Canada's minister of foreign affairs said trade restrictions are "unacceptable" between NATO and NORAD allies. Global Diving Leaders Earn Roles in Global Associations Global Diving and Salvage Vice President of Opera- tions Daniel Pierson has been re-elected to the Associa- tion of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) board for a new three-year term. In addition, Global Vice President of Casualty and Emergency Response David DeVilbiss has been elected as the new American Salvage Associa- tion (ASA) vice president. ST SEEKER - Acoustic Directional Receiver The small and rugged RJE SEEKER is used to assist AUV and ROV operators in tracking underwater beacons and transponders, from 25kHz to 45kHz at full ocean depth. Enabling ROV and AUV operators to track and relocate -500m -1,000m -6,000m -8,000m | 949-727-9399

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