Homegrown Oceaneering celebrates 50th year

Oceaneering celebrated its 50th anniversary April 9 at its Morgan City facility. The company also honored its remotely operated vehicle manufacturing team. From left with an ROV are Dave Macnamara, Oceaneering Americas Region ROV manufacturing manager; Pat Mannina, Americas Region vice president and ROV general manager; and Anthony Harwin, Gulf of Mexico ROV manager.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Oceaneering celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a crawfish boil, and also used the event to surprise its remotely operated vehicle manufacturing team with a special award.

Bear Festival, Boat Show get thumbs-up from guests

Participants take off from the starting line of the annual Running of the Bears 5K run-walk to kickoff Saturday’s activities during the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Finishers included overall winner L.T. Hill, men’s division winner Josh Vilcan and women’s division winner Jerri St. Blanc. Below, the grounds of the St. Mary Peace Memorial provided the perfect spot for the Cajun horseshoe contest. Winners included the Fly Rites, Fly Adams and David Comeaux, in first place; Franklin Police Department, Tina Thibodeaux and Alphonse Burrell, in second place; and Hanagriff’s Machine, David Hanagriff and Randy Hanagriff, in third place.

Last weekend’s eleventh Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival opened to fine weather and an earlier venue.

Artificial reefs aimed at creating ‘living shoreline’

The individual OysterBreak units are like big round Legos typically stacked two layers high, Tyler Ortego said. Each unit on the top layer is 3 feet and locks it into the underlying layer. The OysterBreak units can be configured into any geometry to fit project objectives, he said.
(Submitted Photo)

An innovatively designed artificial oyster reef system is engineered to create a living shoreline and may soon help protect the St.


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