Bombardier/ALCO A New Force In Diesel Manufacturing

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,


Aalborg Yard Launches Third Reefer For Delivery To USSR's Sudoimport

Aalborg Vaerft A/S in Denmark recently lauched its newbuilding No. 249, a refrigerated vessel with a capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters, for the Soviet organization V/O Sudoimport. The reefer, named the Akademik Zavaritskij, is the last in a series of three sister ships,

Halter Marine Services Delivers First Boat To New Company

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.

Bourgeois And Mitchell Elected Vice Presidents At State Boat Corp.

The board of directors of the State Boat Corporation has announced the election of Ivan J. Bourgeois and Roger Mitchell as vice presidents of the corporation. A native of Berwick, La., Mr. Bourgeois began his 25-year career in the offshore transportation industry in 1954 as a deckhand.

Galtex Pilots Order New Jet Boat

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,

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Newest OSV

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

Duramax Marine Creates Largest Ever DuraCooler

Duramax Marine LLC created a DuraCooler of seismic proportions with its largest keel cooling system to date. Created for Astromaritima's supply vessel, the Astro Vermelho, the DuraCooler measures 32 tubes wide by 16 ft. long. A first of its size

Amerada Hess To Build Five Catug Units At Cost Of $283,800,000

Assistant Secretary Robert J. Blackwell, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle an application from Amerada Hess Corporation, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y., for a Title XI guarantee to aid

Kenneth M. Jones Elected President Offshore Logistics, Inc.

At its regular board meeting following the annual shareholder's meeting in November, Offshore Logistics, Inc., Lafayette, La., anounced that Kenneth M. Jones had been elected president of the corporation. Burt H. Keenan will remain chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

Mississippi Marine Launches Its First Offshore Supply Vessel

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,

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