McDermott Shipyards has been awarded a contract by Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco to build a unique, 350-foot self-unloading container/tank barge. It will be used for Matson's inter-island cargo services in the Hawaiian Islands, and
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 recent acquisition of Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y., by Bombardier Inc., a diversified Canadian manufacturer of transportation, recreational and industrial products, will enhance ALCO's position as a well respected diesel engine manufacturer,
Halter Marine, Inc. has delivered the Summer Sun (shown above), a tug/supply boat, to D.F. Levy Marine Limited I, Morgan City, La. She is the second of six vessels to be built at Halter's Moss Point, Miss., division for the Morgan City operator.
Joseph R. Burgess has been named president of Central Pacific Shipping Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Marine & Supply Co., Ltd., which has opened new offices at 126 Queen Street in downtown Honolulu. The announcement by Steven Loui,
McDermott Incorporated announced that its Shipyard Group has purchased 70 additional acres in the Bayou Bernard Industrial District north of Gulfport, Miss., to expand the shipbuilding and repair facilities of its Gulfport Division. Located on
A ring-bound, hard-cover catalog containing 130 removable pages and data sheets is being offered by the Skagit Corporation. Skagit Division of Continental Emsco Company, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., specializes in the design, development, and manufacture
The evolution of podded propulsion systems has gained steam in recent years, as a number of notable new systems have entered the market with new options. The era of podded propulsion is here and now, and despite some technical glitches with the
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322, recently launched three vessels in one week. The first was a 500-cubic-meter (about a 17,657-foot) split hopper dumb barge. Mrs. P.C. Kelly broke the bottle to launch the first barge on October 14.
Eastern Shipbuilding delivered OSV San Rafael to Naviera Tamaulipas of Tampico, Mexico for operations in the Bay of Campeche oil fields off Eastern Mexico. Measuring 204 x 44 ft. (62.1 x 13.4 m) with a 16 ft. (4.8 m) beam, the ABS-classed supply