The first inshore towing/supply vessels certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to serve the oil and gas industry are now in service for Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The vessels, Beefmaster and Brahma, which represent a contract cost of approximately $1 million,
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.
Aalborg Vaerft A/S in Denmark recently lauched its newbuilding No. 249, a refrigerated vessel with a capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters, for the Soviet organization V/O Sudoimport. The reefer, named the Akademik Zavaritskij, is the last in a series of three sister ships,
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation has delivered a new pilot boat, Cape Fear Pilot II, to the Wilmington-Cape Fear Pilots Association. The new launch, which shuttles pilots nine miles from Southport, N.C. to ships entering the
Substantial equipment additions consisting of a new 3,500-ton drydock and large steel fabrication shop are now in use at National Marine Service's Hartford, 111., shipyard, D.A. Wright, president of the company, has announced. "The new facilities
—Free Literature Available Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. of Japan is offering free literature on three new products that the company recently placed on the market as a solution to the fuel quality problem—Selfjector Excellent-Series, e-HIDENS-System, and Marine Decanter Centrifuge.
Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, Greenville, Miss., recently launched its first offshore supply vessel. The 112-foot by 26- foot by 11-foot 2-inch Utility-class vessel was designed by the naval architectural and marine engineering firm of van Bentem and Associates of Ocean Springs,
The Alsthom-Atlantique Diesel Group has received an order from DTCN, a shipyard management company, for two S.E.M.T. Pielstick 16 PC2.5 diesel engines, each with a rated output of 20,000 bhp. These engines will be installed in a French Navy supply tanker.
Arrow Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas, has taken delivery of the M/V Arapaho Arrow, the first of two 120-foot supply vessels being built by Marine Fabricators, Inc., of Green Cove Springs, Fla. The Arapaho is fully certified by the U.S.C.G. and carries an A.
B&W Marine Service, a division of the Burmeister & Wain Group of companies, marine diesel engineers of Copenhagen, Denmark, has opened a Marine Service Center in Hong Kong at 131- 133 King's Road, North Point. Robert Jensen, superintendent engineer,