PPG Industries has begun the launching of 14 new Hillman chemical barges, customed designed to carry caustic soda shipments from PPG's expanded plant in Lake Charles, La. The first barge was launched recently, and all the r e m a i n i n g v e
McElroy Machine, a long time builder of custom marine deck equipment, recently announced the completion of 14 double drum, self contained, diesel driven winches to be installed aboard the Navy's "Side Loadable Warping Tugs". Recently awarded contracts include,
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,
The Curacao Drydock Company, Inc. of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, recently opened a propeller service station that can accommodate propellers of nearly any type and size. The station came about by an agreement with Lips B.V. of Holland whereby
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced its program of technical meetings for the 1978- 79 season. All meetings this season, except the Annual Meeting, will be held at the Whitehall Club, 17 Battery Place, New York, N.
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,
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.
MARITIME REPORTER recently conducted a limited survey among key small and medium-size U.S. shipyards engaged primarily in the construction of shallow-draft vessels. Information received as of press time is presented here to show current levels and indicates activity is on the upswing.