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Kongsberg to Supply Cameras for Deepwater Trenching and Mining

Kongsberg Maritimes Aberdeen-based underwater camera group has received contracts to supply comprehensive underwater camera packages to four SMD trencher and mining vehicles for subsea service clients.

September-October 2012

Pacific Chapter Meets in Seward, Alaska

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter meeting featured an amazing venue near Seward, Alaska, a wildlife-rich cruise on Resurrection Bay, and a keynote address by Mead Treadwell, lieutenant governor of Alaska and a member of the board of directors of Ellicott Dredges. Seventy-seven people attended, despite the multi-faceted travel arrangements required to get to Seward a three- to six-hour flight to Anchorage, followed by a three-hour drive or longer train ride to Seward.

September-October 2012

Los Angeles Container Volumes Highest in Two Years

September-October 2012

GLDD CEO Presenting at Deutsche Bank Event

September-October 2012

Gulf of Mexico Oil Exploration Rebounding

September-October 2012

Owen Takes the Helm at New York District

September-October 2012

Appeals Court Gives Delaware Dredging Go-Ahead

A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania rejected appeals by New Jersey and ruled on July 3 that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers can proceed to deepen a 102-mile stretch of the Delaware River from the mouth of the bay to Camden, N.J. In a 67-page ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals refused New Jerseys demand for new studies to protect the environment. The administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said it would review its options in the rulings wake. Christie and his Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) oppose the Corps plans to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet.

July-August 2012

Dredge Arthur J Sinks in Lake Huron

The 110-foot-long dredge Arthur J and the 38-foot-long tugboat Madison, both belonging to MCM Marine, sank in rough weather in 22 feet of water in Lake Huron in the early morning of July 19. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was coordinating the response to the two sunken vessels. The sinkings occurred about two nautical miles from the Michigan shoreline.

July-August 2012

Leonard Green Acquires Tank Holding Corp.

Tank Holding Corporation, (THC), which includes polyethylene tank manufacturers Snyder Industries and Norwesco, has been acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (LGP) and the executive management team.

July-August 2012

South Carolina Votes to Fully Fund Charleston Dredging

On June 29, the South Carolina legislature underscored its commitment to the Charleston Harbor dredging by voting an extraordinary fund of $300 million, adding to a previously-set-aside $180 million, to fully fund the Charleston dredging after its approval by the U.S. Congress.

July-August 2012
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