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,
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
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the new 195-foot offshore support vessel Highland Light to its owner, Offshore Logistics, Inc. of Lafayette, La. The Highland Light is the fourth in a series of large rig towing, anchor
Dan Kabel has been appointed vice president of service and spare parts for Wartsila Diesel, Inc. in the U.S. Previously he served as superintendent engineer for a fleet of vessels operated by Seahawk Management, Inc. He is a graduate of the U.S.
Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS), through their U.S. subsidiary Kenmark Industries Inc. of Newport News, Va., has completed the world's largest platform jacket launch skidding system. The 200-ton system, which is able to exert a pushing force of 6,
Desco Marine, St. Augustine, Fla., reached two milestones this past December with the launching of the Singleton Fleets 56. The 73-foot vessel is the 2,200th wood shrimp boat built by Desco, and the 100th Desco boat powered by a Cummins K-series marine diesel engine.
Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., has engineered and installed refrigeration and heating systems aboard a modified SEABEE hopper barge for Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. This 971/o-foot-long by 35-footwide barge has two complete and separate systems, one at either end.
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,
—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.
The Maritime Administration has awarded a $342,500 contract to Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc., Essex, Conn., as part of a cooperative research project to evaluate the benefits of applying exotic ceramic and metallic coatings to combustion system components of high-speed marine diesels.