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September-October 2012

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Christiaan den Dekker Dredging Equipment to be Sold

Booming Heavy Equipment Demand Produces Record Month for Ritchie Bros.

RESON Training Scheduled for Miami

In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cao Martn Pea On Verge of Restoration

The Martin Pea is an estuarial channel that connects San Juan Bay home to Puerto Ricos most important port, and San Jose Lagoon a delicate ecosystem right in the middle of urban San Juan. For a century, the channel has been a dumping ground for trash and sewage, and it has shrunk to little more than a trickle. Community leaders are preparing to restore it to its original dimensions - a task that will involve moving thousands of people who have made their home on the infill.

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.

Philippine Training Center Installs Bridge Simulator

Philippine Training Center Installs Bridge Simulator Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd. Hong Kong has installed the next generation VSTEP NAUTIS full mission Bridge Simulator at the Wallem Maritime Training Centre Philippines (WMTCP). Wallem is doing it in an effort to produce highly competent ship officers, and to comply with international legislation.

Pains Wessex Launches New Compact Manoverboard

Pains Wessex launched its compact Manoverboard at the commercial shipping exhibition, SMM, in Hamburg, Germany, in early September.

Dredge Westport Finishing Up First Year of Anchorage Contract

The dredge Westport is finishing up the first year of Manson Construction Companys three-year contract for maintenance dredging in the Port of Anchorage, Alaska.

Los Angeles Container Volumes Highest in Two Years

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.

GLDD CEO Presenting at Deutsche Bank Event

Gulf of Mexico Oil Exploration Rebounding

Owen Takes the Helm at New York District

September-October 2012

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