The Department of Behavioral Health provides comprehensive behavioral health services to active-duty service members, their family members, retirees and Airmen eligible for care at Moncrief Army Health Clinic. Each service within the department plays a very distinct role in meeting the behavioral health needs of the Fort Jackson community.COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESLocated in the McWethy Troop Medical Clinic, Fort Jackson’s Community Mental Health Clinic provides a wide range of mental health services to trainees, permanent party Soldiers and TDY personnel. Services include evaluation and treatment of emotional illnesses, medical evaluation boards, and individual and group psychotherapies. Appointments are required, but Soldiers with emergencies will be seen on a walk-in basis. The Reception Behavioral Health Clinic services initial entry trainees and is in the physical exam section at the 120th Reception Battalion. For more information, call 803-751-5911.Other services within the department include:• Joint Behavioral Health, which provides outpatient mental health services to combat veterans from Fort Jackson, Dorn VA Medical Center and Shaw Air Force Base.• Social Work Services, which provides care for active-duty service members and their families who may be in need of assistance in identifying and resolving personal problems.The Department of Behavioral Health also provides TBI services and child psychiatry services. The department is on the seventh floor of the hospital. For more information regarding services, please call 803-751-0217.
Has the fat lady been silenced?The saying goes that it is not over until the fat lady sings but does she know what is happening in the heavy lift shipping sector? Reports this week point to a significant merger & acquisition (M&A) move in the coming days or weeks involving a raft of Dutch shipping companies.Just two days ago, Royal Boskalis Westminster took a 33 percent stake in Dockwise – and as a result is now the majority shareholder in the heavy lift shipping services provider.Dockwise is reported to be pleased to be courted so soon after it acquired Fairstar in a less than easy acquisition earlier this year. However, all does not seem to be rosy in the negotiations as a quarter of Dockwise shareholders are not happy with the price offered by Boskalis, which neatly mirrors similar statements made by Fairstar,when it was subject to that hostile and ultimately successful takeover by Dockwise. Plus ça change.Industry observers are suggesting that with the euro difficulties, global trading worries and financial pressures, the sector is likely to see high levels of M&A activity in the medium term. Just two years ago, Boskalis itself acquired heavy lift shipping, tug and salvage company SMIT International and this year has seen, among others, Scan-Trans Holding and Intermarine merging operations under the Intermarine brand.No doubt we will hear much more from the fat lady before she stops singing.Hong Kong PhooeyLooking to acquire business from international oil, gas, mining, and power generation companies operating in Central Asia, Russia and the CIS, A.R.T Logistics has opened its global HQ in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Agility achieved Authorised Economic Operator full (AEO-F) status in Hungary; F.S. Mackenzie – the UK member of the FPS network of independent freight forwarders – has opened its fifth office, located at East Midlands Airport; MIQ Logistics announced a multi-year service agreement with Atlas Tubular and Air Charter Service strengthened its position in the CIS by opening for business in Almaty.Going equippedThis week brought impressive news of two new crane models from the drawing board of Terex Corporation: Superlift 3800 is a lattice boom crawler crane that can lift a maximum load of 650 tonnes; while the Terex Powerlift 1000 crawler crane has a lift capacity of 55 tonnes.In Australia, AG&P ALE Ventures has developed Hydro Deck, an innovative transition pontoon, to enable load-in operations for loads of up to 17,000 tonnes regardless of tidal conditions.Port to PortThe going is about to get better as the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has approved an infrastructure development project at Ocean Terminal that will aid the handling of high and heavy cargo at the gateway. In Belgium, the first concrete has been laid for the Port of Antwerp’s multi-million Deurganckdocklock – the world’s largest lock due to open in spring 2016 which will strengthen the port’s position as Europe’s second-busiest.Spreading the netThis week, the Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomed three companies, including SAMMA in Mauritania; Prime Cargo in Denmark, and Kimex Air & Sea in Korea bringing the PCN membership to 165 members spanning 85 countries.Rival network, Project Partners has snapped up EES Freight Services as the group’s member in Singapore, having said goodbye to Alliance 21.Pony expressPampas grass definitely doesn’t grow under Chapman Freeborn’s feet. No sooner had it opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, it secured its first cargo chartering operations, including 75 tonnes of printing equipment flown from Germany to Buenos Aires on a B747 freighter.Brought to bookThe UK P&I Club wants us to ‘read all about it’ on the issues surrounding the operation of tug and barge fleets in its latest publication ‘Tug and Barge Matters’.Hatches, matches and dispatchesFrank Brogan is taking his seat as managing director of the Port of Corpus Christi having been promoted from deputy port director. Berndt R Olesen has been appointed as senior advisor in Perth, Australia for Hansa Heavy Lift. Discovery Air has named Jacob Shavitas president and CEO,with Brian Semkowskibe coming director and chair of the board.All about EvieEvie Aufheben, our sassy gossip columnist, was underwhelmed by the quirky and off-beat stories she has been sent this week. Working in the manly world of heavy lift operations, Evie is determined to hang on to her femininity at all costs and, quite naturally, facial hair has never featured in her beauty regime. However, it hasn’t escaped her notice that a number of men in her life have been taking part in Mo-vember, the global charity effort to support men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Throughout the heavy lift industry, there will be men today charging their electric razors to remove their ‘taches. Evie salutes those who put down their shavers this month to raise money for this worthy cause.Ms Aufhebenhas been all agog at this week’s news from the Netherlands, where the diner is about to become the dinner – and she’s not thinking about one of those scrummy pancakes she can’t resist when she visits the land of tulips, clogs and windmills. Having scoffed Fairstar, it seems like Dockwise is now on the menu itself, prompting some annoyance for Evie who failed to take heed of daddy’s advice to buy some shares in Dockwise last week, when the price was almost half what it is today.Join us on LinkedInThe Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International LinkedIn group complements the print and online editions of HLPFI and offers you the opportunity to discuss key issues and network with your peers and a wide cross-section of industry experts. Join the discussion now at: http://tinyurl.com/ces7odbFind the right person with HLPFI JobsRecruiting the right person can be a costly business. Agency fees can be prohibitively high and going through countless irrelevant applications can be very time consuming. Why not advertise your employment vacancy on our website? Those that have used this service tell us that they have found perfect applicants with the right expertise, very quickly.Our website now attracts over 9,000 unique visitors every month, all heavy lift industry professionals. Almost 10,000 receive our Friday Flyer. Both platforms could feature your vacancy and ultimately fill it.Issue 29 of HLPFI should be hitting your desks around now. Work is progressing on the first issue of 2013, issue 30, so do consider submitting editorial contributions or booking some advertising. There are still some opportunities to join the likes of Broekman Project Services, CEE, WWPC, GPLN, DHL, and PCN, by sponsoring our Friday Flyer.Contact Ian Matheson on +44 (0) 1689 857631 or [email protected] for more information on any of the above.
The absorbers, each of which had the dimensions 13.5 m x 4.25 m x 4.12 m, were lifted using a 400-tonne capacity crawler crane and 500-tonne capacity mobile crane.In order to lift the columns onto their foundations the crawler crane was mobilised in a super lift configuration, with spreader beams and slings being used to hoist the absorbers.Recently, Wagenborg Towage also performed the transport of four monopiles via inland waterways from Emden in Germany to Schiedam, the Netherlands. The monopiles, each of which weighed 180 tonnes and measured 1.5 m wide and 98 m long, were destined for Shell’s Leman Uptime Compression project, which is located in the UK sector of the North Sea.The tug boat Waterlelie and pontoons, Wagenborg Barge 6 and DH4 were used for this inland transport. Both pontoons were outfitted with 24 transport saddles.The monopiles were transported on SPMTs under the hook of a 600-tonne capacity crawler crane, before the crane lifted each of the piles onto the pontoonsIn Schiedam, the cargo was discharged from the pontoons using two 400-tonne capacity sheerlegs. www.wagenborg.com
The Indianapolis Star reported that USA Gymnastics accuses the insurers of breach of contract and alleges they haven’t provided a full defense or fully reimbursed it for defense costs in 10 lawsuits filed by women who say Nassar abused them.Nassar worked for USA Gymnastics for 29 years and also worked at Michigan State University, which is named in many of the lawsuits.The women’s lawsuits accuse USA Gymnastics of failing to protect athletes from Nassar’s abuse.USA Gymnastics has denied those and other allegations. KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 USA Gymnastics is suing its insurance carriers, alleging that they haven’t fully reimbursed it for defense costs incurred in lawsuits filed by victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.The Indianapolis-based governing body for gymnastics sued seven insurance companies Friday in Marion County. lawsuit, USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES