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Smith Svitzer Fort Pierce Stephaich bor, to serve as the association’s chair- pertise contained in the offshore ser- cured a 5-year contract with Limetree man of the board for the 2019-20 activ- vice industry is second to none. And Bay Terminals (LBT). LBT, located at ity year. Nelson is slated to be installed those of us that live and work in south Limetree Bay, St. Croix, USVI, is in the as chairman for a one-year term on the Louisiana know the power of neigh- process of restarting an idled re? nery ? nal day of AAPA’s 2019 Annual Con- bors helping neighbors to endure and with a previous peak processing capac- vention, set for October in Norfolk, recover from a natural disaster.” ity of 650,000 barrels per day and ap-

VA. He will assume the AAPA chair- proximately 32 million barrels of stor-

Derecktor, St. Lucie County Ink manship from William D. Friedman, age capacity, located at a deep-water

Deal for New Repair Facility president and chief executive of? cer for port. Restart work began in 2018, and

Northeast Ohio’s Cleveland-Cuyahoga In mid-April, the County and Dereck- the re? nery will resume operations in

County Port Authority, who began his tor Shipyards signed a long-term agree- late 2019. Svitzer Dominicana is in the one-year term on Oct. 10, 2018. ment for the development and op- process of preparing the tugs and oper- eration of a megayacht maintenance, ational set-up to ensure the delivery of repair and re? t facility at the Port. The the tugs in St. Croix in mid-June. The

Stakeholders Push Coast

Guard on OSV Use for Disasters new shipyard will be built speci? cally company has been providing Limetree

In March, the National Offshore Safe- to accommodate power and sailing with tugs on a spot basis since 2017.

ty Advisory Committee (NOSAC) yachts in the 200+ foot range. Until recommended that the U.S. Coast now, these large yachts, particularly

WCI Chairman

Guard remove the hinderances that sailing vessels which require extreme

Testi es on the Hill prevented U.S. energy industry vessels air draft clearance and considerable Peter Stephaich, Waterways Council, from assisting Puerto Rico with recov- under keel clearance, have had few Inc. (WCI) Chairman of the Board, ery efforts after Hurricane Maria. In other domestic options. Derecktor Ft. and Chairman of Campbell Transpor- the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Pierce (DFP), as the new yard will be tation Company in Pittsburgh, PA, several Louisiana-based energy vessels known, provides direct access from the testi? ed before the House Transpor- attempted to carry cargo to Puerto Atlantic with no overhead obstruc- tation & Infrastructure Committee’s

Rico or between ports within Puerto tions and a maintained depth of 28 Water Resources and Environment

Rico. While these vessels were capa- feet (8 meters). Vessel hauling will be Subcommittee on “The Cost of Do- ble of safely completing these tasks, accomplished through both a mobile ing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of many were turned back due to strict lift and a 4,000 ton capacity drydock, the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund or differing interpretations of USCG giving DFP ? exibility in the range of and Investment in our Nation’s Wa- regulations. To that point, OMSA yachts it can handle. The lift is antici- terways Matter.” In his testimony on proposed that NOSAC empanel a pated to have an impressive 1500 ton behalf of WCI, Mr. Stephaich ad- subcommittee of industry experts capacity, with plans for it to be fully dressed the importance of the inland to study how OSVs, crewboats, and operational by fall of 2020. waterways transportation system, and other energy vessels could be safely recommended a policy improvement

Svitzer Seals Tug Contract utilized to provide disaster assistance. to advance modernization of the Na- with St. Croix Re nery

Aaron Smith, President of OMSA, tion’s critically important inland navi- commented, “The technology and ex- Svitzer Caribbean Dominicana has se- gation infrastructure.

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