The Dixie Dredge Corporation of St. Louis, a subsidiary of Pott Industries' St. Louis Ship Division, Houston Natural Gas Corporation, recently affirmed the shipment of the first of five dredge tender boats, two crewboats, and the second of five dredges
In considering activities in the U.S. maritime industry for the short and long term, it is unwise to start the conversation without a mention of the patrol and defense needs of the country in the mounting effort to secure nearly 95,000 miles of coastline.
Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house design teams sitting with the major equipment manufacturers. Single-source supplier
A $5-million contract for a marine gas turbine propulsion system designed to speed a new Finnlines passenger ship between Helsinki, Finland, and West Germany in half the time it now takes, has been awarded t o Turbo Power & Marine Systems, Farmington, Conn.
IHI ( I s h i k a w a j i m a - H a r i ma Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) recently received an order for a 22,000-dwt Fortune-type multipurpose dry cargo carrier from Paal Wilson & Co., A/S, Hop (Bergen), Norway, through intermediation of Arvid Bergvall Shipbroking A / S & Co.
Sea-Land Service, Inc., Edison, N.J., has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Holeby Diesel, Denmark, for repowering the generating sets on board its twelve 4,140-TEU Atlantic Class containerships, formerly U.S. Lines' Econships.
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
The official keel-laying ceremony of Hull 725 was held recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Hull 725, a 396- foot tank barge is being built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corp. of Staten Island, N.Y. Attending this ceremony were Comdr.
Evaluation Research Corporation (ERC) of Vienna, Va., recently announced that its subsidiary, Evak Systems, Incorporated, has been awarded a contract by the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics. The contract is for the delivery of
The badly fire-damaged M/V Lillian G has been completely repaired and extensively modified at Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation's shipyard in Greenville, Miss. According to John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine, the 1,700-hp, 90-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot Lillian G,