Jaap van de Guchte Senior stands on the port side half way up the ship's 110- m length. With hand signals, two fingers pointing aft. he directs the helmsman to move the precise two meters for alignment of the tanker's cargo manifolds and those on the BP refinery dock.
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,
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport. La., has added another new design to its list of "less is more" offshore service vessels (OSV) that have cargo carrying capacities of larger vessels without the added equipment, operational and maintenance costs to their owners or operators.
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.
Soaring steel prices are now a major concern for leading shipbuilders. Uncertainty about spiraling material costs is even causing some yards to defer new orders, market reports indicate. "The lack of steel in some shipyards of the three major shipbuilding nations
Concurrent with the National Council Congress and Exposition in Chicago, 111., October 17-20, Todd Shipyards Corporation held its own Safety Conference at the Oxford House Hotel in Chicago. Attending the Todd Conference were safety engineers,
The major Korean Shipyards have recently asked the Korean Government to lower the interest rate on loans for ship and plant equipment exports on deferred payment terms. At a recent meeting arranged with the minister of commerce and industry at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul,
Puerto Rico has won U.S. Farmers Home Administration approval of a $9-million loan which paves the way for immediate construction of the Island's first shipbuilding yard, to be located at a 68-acre site on Guanica Bay. This new venture into heavy industry
The American Bureau of Shipping, the nation's ship classification society, recently signed an agreement with World City Corporation under which, among other tasks, it will assist and advise World City in the process of bringing existing and developing U.
Algoma Central Railway of Sault Ste. Marie, the third largest Canadian Great Lakes operator, recently christened the 13th vessel in its fleet in honor of the town of Collingwood with the launching there of the M/V Algowood. Mrs. Douglas A. Berlis,