Newest addition to the tugboat fleet of McAllister Brothers is the Eileen McAllister, a 4,290-hp vessel j ust put into operation at Norfolk, Va., for service in the growing Hampton Roads Harbor area. The vessel was named for, and christened at the Norfolk International Terminal by Mrs.
Gulf Coast R e f r i g e r a t i o n and Motor Service, Inc. of Houma, La., recently signed the largest contract in its history to install heating and air-conditioning systems in the seven catamaran-style tugs (CATUGS) under construction by Halter Marine, Inc.
The Point Conception, the first tug/supply ship of the newly organized Point Marine, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has been delivered by its builder, Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La. The 185-foot vessel is the first of two sisterships being built by Halter's Moss Point, Miss.
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,
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.
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.
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.
The 10th annual Arctic Marine Freighters sealift to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, has departed from Seattle, Wash., according to an announcement by Roy D. Jurgensen, Seattle, executive vice president of Crowley Maritime Corporation's Offshore Group. The
—Literature Available A new company, GCG Consultants, Houston, Texas, offering mooring equipment technology for the offshore and marine industries was recently formed, according to company principal G. Curtis Gibby. GCG Consultants offers a variety of
Maritime Protection A/S of Kristiansand, Norway, recently introduced a new nitrogen generator for marine use. The unit is said to be particularly suited for ships in the chemical and gas trades, drilling rigs, and barges, and will be a convenient alternative to nitrogen bottles.