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Gulf Coast Shipyards

A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard

 

Research Continues For More Fuel Efficiency With Lower Grade Fuels

The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,

Maritime History

Making the transition from lighterage to towage, with the acquisition of his first tug R.W. Burke in 1876, marked a significant milestone for the company in that it was the company's first propeller driven vessel. (See story on page 31). The 75-ft.

FR. Fassmer & Co.: Keeping It In The Family

Fassmer-Shipyard this year celebrates its 150th year in business, and the companies' chronology is literally a case study in the effective use of and evolution of marine materials. Founded as a one-man boatyard by Johann Fafimer in Bardenfelth in 1850for the purpose of boat building,

Moss Point Reports On Recent Progress And Backlog At Yard

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., reported it is currently converting a 383-foot T-2 tanker to a 17,000-short-ton hopper barge, constructing twenty-six 110-foot lighter barges for the U.S. Navy, converting a partially completed 173-foot supply boat to a 212-foot cargo vessel,

Westmont Receives $24-Million Contract For Five Floating Cranes

Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif., has received a $24-million contract for the construction of five 100-ton floating cranes with options for two additional units. The floating cranes will be delivered to Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; Port Jueneme, Calif.

Derecktor Shipyard Lays Keel For First Of Two Tugboats For U.S. Army

"Laying-of-the-Keel" ceremonies for the first of two 128-foot tugboats for the U.S. Army took place recently at Derecktor Shipyard in Middletown, R.I. The ceremony designates the achievement of a major milestone in the planned scheduled construction of the vessel.

Simrad Co-Founder Willy Simonsen Dies

The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.

Derecktor Shipyard Wins Contract For Two Pilot Boats

Derecktor Shipyards signed a contract with the New York/New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots Association for the construction of two all aluminum fast pilot boats. The two vessels will be built according to plans by Camarc Small Craft Designs of Worthing, U.

McDermott Delivers First Jumboized Crowley Barge — Gets Contract To "Stretch" Three Additional Units

Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco, which last year awarded McDermott Shipyards a contract to lengthen two roll-on/ roll-off barges, has ordered midbody extensions of three additional barges. Each barge, designed to transport wheeled vehicles and cargo containers,

 
 
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