NEWS nished by Mustang Cat Power Systems, the authorized sales, parts, and service Caterpillar Dealer for the marine marketplace on the Texas Gulf Coast. Mustang Cat Power Systems is a sub-division of Mustang Machinery Company, Ltd. headquartered in Houston. The Caterpillar engines will be mated to Schottel drives, the Model SRP-1520 driving 106 inch (2,700 mm) stainless steel propellers. Markey Machinery Company Inc. will provide the bow winch, a Model #DYSF 52 Escort Line Winch. The winch has an automatic render/recover mode and will be equipped with an application specific Markey tension meter. The winch will have a brake capacity of 500,000 pounds. email@example.com Waterjets for Fast WorkBoat Per-Sverre, Managing Director, Skjærgården 24 reports being pleased with his latest acquisition Skærgården 1. "We were very impressed by the performance of our new fast response multi-purpose workboat; it's very responsive and the twin UltraJet 340 waterjets jump onto At Hercules Offshore, we are creating an exciting platform for growth. ou have the opportunity to become part of our team. Join our Liftboat division, which is one of the largest in the world or our Drilling division which continues to expand globally. Hercules Offshore offers career opportunities in our domestic and international Drilling division for all levels of positions. Our Liftboat Division is also seeking experienced, licensed Mates and Captains, as well as AB, Engineers, O/S, and Deckhands. Our company is focused on safety as well as operational and technical excellence. Hercules Offshore offers competitive salaries and benefits. If you are interested in a position with Hercules Offshore, you can contact Liftboat.firstname.lastname@example.org us at our Liftboat Division. Y Liftboat Division 151 South Park, 3rd Floor Lafayette, LA 70508 Phone: 337-560-8000 Fax: 337-560-8030 plane in no time. The maneuverability that the jets provide us with is exceptional and the load carrying capabilities and speeds we are achieving are also impressive. With one quarter of fuel and a crew of two we are getting close to 40 knots top speed. This is better than we had ever hoped for. On one occasion we added an extra eight tons of load to the boat and were still able to get 28 knots. On another job we towed a boat that weighed 100 tons at a speed of 12 knots." Fuel consumption is also low at 50 l/hr. with both engines at a cruise speed of 28 knots at a weight of 9 tons. Built by Hemnes Mekaniske Verksted, this fast response aluminium workboat is designed for logistical support on a 24/7 basis for emergency ambulance/fire and oil spill response services, as well as providing a service for private boat and summer house owners and commercial companies along the Vestfold Coast of Norway. Skærgården 1 is propelled by twin UltraJet 340 waterjets and powered by twin Cummins 6 CTA8.3M diesel engines rated at 430 hp at 2,600 rpm. The reversing deflectors are actuated by UltraJet hydro-mechanical control systems. For more information email@example.com Horizon Lines Names Raymond Chairman An equal opportunity employer Horizon Lines Inc.'s board of directors voted to appoint current President and Chief Executive, Charles "Chuck" G. Raymond, as the company's first chairman. Raymond, will retain his current responsibilities. Raymond has served as president, CEO and as a director of Horizon Lines Inc. since July 2004, and of Horizon Lines LLC since February 2003. Before joining Horizon Lines, Raymond served as an executive officer at railroad operator CSX Corp. Furuno Honored with Three NMEA Awards Furuno was honored with three awards at the 2006 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Convention in Naples, Fla. This was the 35th anniversary of the NMEA awards. To date, Furuno has received a total of 163 such awards since 1971. Furuno won in the new category of `Manufacturer of the Year - Support.' Taking top honors in the Radar category for the thirty-first consecutive year was Furuno with the 1800/1900 NavNet vx2 series of radars. 12 · MarineNews · December, 2006
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