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.
Teekay Shipping Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Naviera F. Tapias S.A.. a leading independent owner and operator of LNG carriers and crude oil tankers in Spain. Teekay has also entered into an agreement with the shareholders
A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
In January 2003, Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) was awarded eight vessel repair contracts awarded in succession — doubling the amount of jobs the yard was awarded just one year previous. Measuring 614 x 93 ft. (187.3 x 28.4 m) M /V Sheila Macdevitt of U.
Four 185,000 dwt Alaskan-class tankers that will soon be carrying oil along the U.S. West Coast feature the latest innovations in safe-ship design, including Thordon COMPAC waterlubricated propeller shaft bearings. During the design phase of the
W.J. Amoss Jr., president and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., announced recently that the purchase of Lykes Steamship by Interocean Steamship Corp. from The LTV Corporation has been completed. The
The board of directors of General Dynamics recently elected P. Takis Veliotis as executive vice president-Marine. In this new position, Mr. Veliotis will be responsible for the company's Electric Boat Division operations at Groton, Conn., and Quonset Point, R.
Nordic prowess in ferry technology, coupled with Irish business verve, is set to take the sector to a new highpoint as regards the concentration of wheeled freight capacity in a RoRo passenger vessel. Built in the cruise ferry mold, Irish Ferries' 50,
Cruise 85, the first international conference for all involved in the management, operation and services of cruise shipping, is scheduled to take place in the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London, from June 19- 20, 1985. The event will be organized by
Orders for vessels to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification increased by a healthy amount during 1980, William N. Johnston, chairman and president, reported at the recent annual meeting of the members at ABS Headquarters in New York. Mr.