Northern Norway has a large fleet of small and mid-size boats for commercial operations, for example, passenger boats, car ferries and a multitude of fishing boats. These are boats that operate year around and that at regular intervals need to replace their engines.
Jack Wilskey, president of Mid- Coast Marine in Coos Bay, Ore., recently signed a contract to build a new Voith tractor tug for Willamette Tug & Barge, a division of Riedel International, Inc., Portland. The tug was designed by Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc.
Two recently delivered vessels—a vehicle ferry and a harbor push tug—had to endure difficult overland journeys by truck to reach the sites of their respective intended service. The Arctic Falcon is a 36-foot-long towboat that was specifically designed to be trucked overland.
On-Water Exhibition Set For June 23-25, 1992 Designed specifically for the small commercial craft industry, the 3rd European Workboat Show, which has developed into one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in Europe, has been scheduled for June 23-25,
In late May of 2000, the Malachai Dockyard was crowded with 16 boats under construction, measuring anywhere from 66 to 125 ft. (20 to 38 m). Located on the Gulf of Thailand in the province of Samutsakom, the yard is a leading builder of steel fishing boats.
IMAS-91 in Sydney, Australia, November 11-13, 1991. The Institute of Marine Engineers will hold its Sixth International Maritime and Shipping Conference at the University of New South Wales. The theme of the conference will be high-speed marine transportation.
Zodiac of North America, Stevensville, Md., recently announced that through their representative Menge Marine Equipment Group, New Orleans, the U.S. Navy has chosen two models of Zodiac's Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) to equip the new AGOR 23 currently
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding started construction on its first water-jet-propelled pilot boat for the Galtex pilots in Galveston, Texas. Delivery is planned for March 2005. The Galtex pilots chose waterjets to avoid costly repairs to propellers and shafts from debris in Galveston harbor,
Goldston Shipbuilding Corporation of Corpus Christi, Texas, announced it has signed a contract with Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas, for the construction of a supply vessel. This contract represents Goldston's entry into the supply boat market.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., has announced completion of a new addition to their main fabricating plant. This new addition is the first expansion since SteelShip Corporation was acquired by Dravo Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.