Some noteworthy news items involving some of the activities Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. was involved in recently are listed below: 

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Celebrating 25 years in business!
January 2017 - Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. celebrates  its 25-th year in business! We thank all our clients for their support over these years and we look forward to working successfully together for many more years to come...

Relocation 2 STS cranes
In May 2021, Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. was hired to provide fast-tracked engineering for the relocation of two used STS container cranes from Wilmington, NC, down the coast to Fernandina Beach, FL, using the cargo barge CHARLOTTE BRIDGE. The barge suitability was checked and the maximum allowable sea state for the coastal tow was established to avoid any internal reinforcement of the crane structures. Based on the resulting barge design accelerations, the seafastening concept was developed. During loading and seafastening of the cranes, on-site assistance was provided. Upon completion and approval by the MWS, the tow departed and arrived two days later at its destination, where the lashings were removed and the cranes rolled off, using SPMTs...>>      

Wellsburg Arch Bridge float-in
April 2021 - Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. provided on-site assistance during the float-in of the 830 ft long tied-arch bridge across the Ohio river between Wellsburg, WV, and Brilliant, OH. The 4,100 ST steel span was constructed at a yard in Wellsburg with slips under the bridge ends. To install the  bridge span, two sets of barges, each outfitted with 4 jack towers were positionied in the slips and the span was jacked up from its shore supports. After the tow downriver and jacking the span up even more, the bridge was moved over its piers and lowered in position. The float-in operations completed over 4 years of involvement in this challenging bridge transportation and installation project...>>

Recruiting scam
Some unauthorized individuals (one by the name of Mrs. Furdek Dorka Hrvatsko who claims to be a Senior Recruiting Manager at our company, which she is NOT) are exploiting our good company name and illegally copied our logo and email signature to try to recruit ship crews. If you receive a job offer to work for us, please be aware that this is a scam! On the right  is a copy of the signed "contract" complete with fake signatures and a fake Director of Fleet & Technical Operations...

We have not figured out what the purpose of this scam is, but it will likely involve getting money out of innocent people. We recommend to not respond to their request to sign up. It will be a waste of your time and money.

We do not own or operate any ships and never recruit ship personnel. 

Cherry Point offloads

August 2018 - Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. provided lashing design, stability checks, and ballast plans for the transport of four barge loads of refinery modules and ducts from Port Everett to the offload location at Cherry Point beach. Each barge was grounded at the beach and the cargo items rolled off using SPMTs over the bows in conjuction with the tide and (de-)ballasting...>>   

Houston Bayport cranes surveyed at ZPMC
April 2018 - Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. reviewed the engineering documents related to the transport of three new STS cranes from the ZPMC yard to the Houston Bayport Terminal. After loading, the cranes' seafastenings to the deck of the ZHEN HUA 27 and all internal seafastenings and lashings were surveyed and approved. After a long but uneventfull voyage, the cranes were safely delivered to Houston...>>

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Demolition SF Bay Bridge
Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. was hired by California Engineering Contractors to provide third party independent review for the various marine works inolved with the demolition of the old SF Bay Bridge. The first 504 ft long truss spans was lowered onto twin cargo barges in February 2016. The other spans will follow in the course of this year, after which the 288 ft spans will be lowered using jacking towers.  

GINA KROG modules delivered
August 2016 - The GINA KROG modules were delivered to the offshore installation site where the SAIPEM 7000 lifted the modules off the vessels and installed them onto the jacket structure. The 10,000 t MSF took less than 10 hours to hook-up, lift-off, and install. Total installation time of all 4 modules was less than 5 days including 1-1/2 days of weather delay. Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. was involved in some of the transport engineering as well as the transport project management. The lift-off operations completed over 2 years of involvement in this challenging transport project...>>

A Statoil video on the module installation can be viewed here.

DP World crane relocation

October 2016 - Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. provided ship motions and design forces for the relocation of two DP World STS cranes from Charleston, SC, to Saint John, New Brunswick. For the relocation, the ZPMC crane carrier ZHEN HUA 14 was used. After an initial delay due to hurricane Matthew, the two cranes were loaded and secured to the vessel deck. Upon arrival in St John, the cranes were quickly unloaded.  

US Navy Crane delivered
June 2021 - The Manitowoc build 140 t gantry crane was delivered by a 250x72 ft cargo barge to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey's Island, Kittery, ME.  The crane was loaded in Manitowoc, WI, by means of roll-on over the stern, using SPMTs. For the passage through the St Lawrence Seaway with its height restrictions, the boom was lowered onto a support tower, after which the crane's A-frame was lowered. After installing all the seafastenings and lashings, the tow departed and sailed to Kittery, under strict weather routing. Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. prepared the loading and offloading ballast procedures and provided the design barge motions/accelerations for verification of the crane structure and the design of the seafastening braces.    
Conversion Ferry KLAMATH
In September 2022, the ferry KLAMATH was officially opened by San Francisco Major London Breed. The ferry was converted into a floating office by its new owner Bay Area Councel. After extensive modifications and upgrades which included the addition of a new roof deck, the ferry was permanenlty moored at Pier 9 in San Francisco. Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. provided a wide range of naval architectural services throughout the conversion, drydocking at Lind Marine in Alameda, and mooring...>>      

DP World Cranes delivered
February 2023 - Two lowered HHI Cranes were safely delivered to the DP World Terminal in St John, NB, by the module carrier HANJIN PIONEER. These cranes were loaded in Charleston, SC, after lowering of their superstructures to be able to pass under the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Once past the bridge, the booms were rasied and secured for the voyage. Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. prepared the loading and offloading ballast procedures and provided the design vessel motions and accelerations for verification of the crane structures and the design of the seafastening braces. On site assitance during the loading and offloading of the cranes, using SPMTs and a lift frame, was provided...>>