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.
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.
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, 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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.