August 27, 2001
Larry Hornbeck joins Hornbeck-Leevac board
From its inception in 1981 until its merger with Tidewater, Inc. in March 1996, the original Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. was a publicly-held offshore supply vessel company. Following the merger, Larry Hornbeck was also a director of Tidewater, Inc. from March 1996 until October 2000.
Hornbeck grew the original Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., from four to over 100 offshore service vessels. through a series of vessel building programs and acquisitions
In other board changes, Mark J. Warner, who until his departure from Enron Capital & Trade Resources was the board designee of Hornbeck-Leevac's warrantholders, has resigned . R. Clyde Parker, Jr., a founding director and the company's corporate and securities counsel, has changed his status to that of a non-voting advisory director .
Navy job for Halifax
"Government of Canada contracts such as this one for maintenance work on naval ships ensure that these vessels continue to operate efficiently and cost-effectively," said the Minister. "I am very pleased to see that this project will have the added benefit of creating and maintaining a significant number of local jobs."
Ft Lauderdale gets a Waterbus
The Water Bus service is a makeover of the Water Taxi concept. Bekoff believes that the new service will attract a much higher ridership.
The 70 passenger boats are being built by another Bekoff undertaking, Canal Boats, for Broward County, which has received $2 million of federal mass transit grants.
With a length of 42 ft and beam of 11 ft 6 in they have a draft of 3 ft .
They will be operated by Bekoffs Water Bus under a 10 year service contract.
For the first three years, the service will benefit from $1.5 million of operating subsidies under another federal program designed to improve air quality.
By avoiding Fort Lauderdales traffic congestion, the buses will hopefully tempt commuters out of their cars. But beyond that, the electrically-driven boats themselves have a green power system.
The drive system is powered by a 100 kW John Deere genset which runs on bio-diesel, an 80/20 mix of diesel fuel and vegetable oil. A bank of 6V DeKa batteries also provides 240V power to the Baldor drive motors through Danfoss variable frequency drives.
The boats throttle/directional controls are by Marine Engine Controls and steering is Seastar capilano. The unique top was built in Quebec by RTM and shipped in one 39 ft long assembly. The top has anodized aluminum frames and Lexan Thermo-Clear overhead panels. Rich Beers Technicold supplied a 10-ton programmable air conditioning system. Conveyor and Castor supplied the fendering. Depco supplied the fire pump.
More Japanese take cruises
The report covers cruises lasting for more than one night. The previous record was 225,000, set in 1995.