Recent Sutor Group Projects

Ship owners


Alaska Marine Highway System

M/V Columbia, Ketchikan, Alaska

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System to assist in the review and evaluation of the quantification of damages of a claim asserted by Alaska Ship and Dry-dock.

The contract included the replacement of the passenger cabin and the ship's service switchboard, modifications to the HVAC system, Internal Communications system, fresh water tank structural and piping, and Engineer's operating station.

M/V Kennicott, Gulfport, Mississippi

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System to assist in the review and evaluation of the quantification of damages of a claim asserted by Halter Marine Group, Inc.

AMHS contracted with Halter Marine to construct a new Ocean class passenger and car ferry 382 feet long, 85 feet wide, with nine decks.

M/V Tustemena - Repower Project, Seward, Alaska

Seward Ship's Dry-dock hired us to prepare its claim against Bird-Johnson Company its subcontractor and to defend against the counter claim from Bird-Johnson.

The project included the removal and replacement of the main propulsion system, alarm system, replacement of the engineer's operating station and other upgrades.

M/V Tustumena Refurbishment, Port of Portland Shipyards, Oregon

The Sutor Group was engaged by the State of Alaska to review and evaluate claims in the amount of $8,363,501 submitted to the State of Alaska by Northwest Marine, Inc.

The purpose of the refurbishment was to replace and upgrade all accommodations and facilities in the crew and passenger spaces; to install a new handicapped elevator; expand the fresh water tank and upgrade the electrical distribution system.

M/V Tustemena, Ketchikan, Alaska

This was a major renovation of the ship including various improvements to electrical, mechanical, navigational, propulsion systems, as well as, steel renewal and improvements to living spaces.

M/V Malaspina Habitability Refurbishment, San Diego, California

The Sutor Group was engaged by the State of Alaska to review and evaluate claims in the amount of $614,073 submitted to the State of Alaska by Southwest Marine, Inc.

The contract included refurbishment of passenger and crew accommodations, steal deck replacement and galley improvements.


BP America

S/S Keystone Canyon, Port of Portland Shipyards, Oregon

The maintenance and repair contract included general maintenance and repair to the vessel.


Commodore Cruise Lines

S/S Bermuda Star, Port of Portland Shipyards, Oregon

The scope of work on the vessel included two separate contracts; a conversion contract and repair contract.


US Navy

USS Observation Island (T-AGM 23), Portland, Oregon

Evaluation of impact damages relating to refurbishment of the USS Observation Island and high-tech radar ship.


Washington State Ferry Systems

Jumbo Mark II Ferry Project, Seattle, Washington

The Sutor Group was engaged by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc. to assist in the quantification of damages incurred by Todd resulting from alleged compensable owner caused changes.
Todd's contract with Washington State involved the detailed design and construction of three Jumbo Mark II Class (Super Ferries).

M/V Yakima, Seattle, Washington

The Sutor Group was engaged by Todd Shipyards to assist in the establishment of project management and operations control process, including oversight of cost control, schedule and change management.
The project involved a $25 million renovation of the jumbo ferry.