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Newest Bulkfleet Marine Tug Is Powered By MaK Diesels

The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.

 

De Laval Separator Establishes Marine- Offshore Sales Dept

The De Laval Separator Company has established a Marine/ Offshore Sales Department to provide increased service to this rapidly growing segment of the company's markets. Robert J. Wimmer has been named national sales manager for the new department.

R o l l - O n / R o l l - O f f And Container Carriers

A N e w Concept In M a r i n e Transport Is Seeded Only In Times Of Economic U p h e a v a l And Bears Fruit Only If It Is A d a p t a b l e To Economics Of A C h a n g i n g Pattern The most c h a l l e n g i n g and unique problem the naval architect faces

Halter Marine Completes Contract With Tidewater

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has completed an 11 supply boat contract with Tidewater Marine, Inc. with the delivery of the 192-foot Tiger Tide. The Tiger Tide is 192 feet 6 inches with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth. She is powered by two EMD 16-645E7B diesel engines developing 2,

Heerema Group Acquires Big Inch Marine Systems

The Heerema Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, which is involved worldwide in the design, fabrication, and installation of offshore structures and pipeline systems, recently announced the acquisition of Big Inch Marine Systems Inc. of Houston, Texas.

Coast Guard Improves Inspection Program To Detect Unsafe Tankers

More Oil Is Shipped In U.S. Waters Than Any Other Commodity; Petroleum And Petroleum Products Account For 40 Percent Of The Cargo Shipped Through U.S. Waters C o a s t Guard inspections have not always been reliable in detecting unsafe tankers.

Marco Delivers 38-Foot Skimmer To Panama Canal

A second Marco Class 1-D oil skimmer was delivered recently to the Panama Canal Commission. The 38-foot skimmer features Marco's Filterbelt, the key component of all Marco skimmer systems. The Filterbelt separates oil and debris from the water without taking the water aboard.

Aqua Signal Supplies Lighting Systems For Cruise Ships

About 20,000 or more light sources are needed for equipping a modern passenger ship. Even a freighter has between 500 and several thousand lighting points. Therefore, the responsibility of equipping a modern commercial vessel is no small task.

Maritime Prepositioning Conversions Begin At Bethlehem's Beaumont Yard

The first midbody section built in Beaumont, Texas, for the Navy's Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship program (MPS) was recently launched. Thirteen Maritime Prepositioning Ships will be built from the keel up or converted

Hong Kong Tycoons See Buoyant Market For Bulk Carriers

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council reports that two of Hong Kong's biggest shipping tycoons, Sir Y.K. Pao, the head of the World-Wide Shipping Group, and C.H. Tung, the chairman of Orient Overseas Container (Holdings) and son of shipping magnate C.

 
 
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