Jack Wilskey, president of Mid- Coast Marine in Coos Bay, Ore., recently signed a contract to build a new Voith tractor tug for Willamette Tug & Barge, a division of Riedel International, Inc., Portland. The tug was designed by Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc.
Bergeron Marine, Inc., Port Bienville, Miss., recently delivered the Tide Mar 34, a 10,500- barrel-capacity tank barge, to Tidewater Marine Service, Inc. of New Orleans, La. Tidewater Marine is the marine subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The barge measures 160 feet long,
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
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
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding started construction on its first water-jet-propelled pilot boat for the Galtex pilots in Galveston, Texas. Delivery is planned for March 2005. The Galtex pilots chose waterjets to avoid costly repairs to propellers and shafts from debris in Galveston harbor,
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,
M.A.N.-B&W Diesel recently published an unusually attractive new 20-page full-color brochure describing "Holeby"-manufactured generator sets. Besides describing heavy fuel generating sets and giving basic data, the brochure also addresses such topics as the "Total System Solution,
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.
Lenders faced a competitive and sluggish commercial loan market in 1993 and are looking at a number of industries, including marine, to generate higher commercial loan volumes. More lenders are doing marine deals today compared to five years ago,
Goldston Shipbuilding Corporation of Corpus Christi, Texas, announced it has signed a contract with Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas, for the construction of a supply vessel. This contract represents Goldston's entry into the supply boat market.