Over their lifetime, fishing vessels are arguably the most robustly constructed maritime structures around, due to their continuous operation in the most arduous of conditions. Marco Shipyard in Seattle — founded in 1953 — built its business and reputation in the fishing industry,
D. John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, Greenville, Miss., announced recently the delivery of the M / V Redneck to Capt. W.A. (Peanut) Hollinger of Greenville. The 56-foot by 22-foot by 7-foot 6-inch, 1,000-hp towboat
Quality Shipyards, Houma, La., recently delivered the 4,200-hp pushboat SuperAmerica, the third in a series of three new vessels built for Ashland Oil, Lexington, Ky. The three pushboats replaced towboats that were all more than 40 years old. Ashland invested about $3.
The Swedish company Boghammar Marine AB of Lidingo, near Stockholm, recently delivered the new 40-foot light-alloy pilot boat Turnstone to the Mersey Dock & Harbour Company of Liverpool, England. The new Volvo-Penta-powered vessel has a beam of about 13 feet, draft of 29.
—Literature Available Kuantan Port Authority in Malaysia recently placed an order with Penang Shipbuilding Corporation for a Voith Water Tractor as a shiphandling vessel for the newly built terminal in Kuantan. The decision was made after extensive
Southern Shipbuilding Corporation recently delivered the hopper dredge Sandy Hook to McCormack Aggregates, South Amboy, N.J., after the vessel underwent conversion at the Slidell, La., yard. The 290-foot Sandy Hook was converted from the hopper barge Harold Smith,
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.
Cummins Engine Company and Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., recently announced the completion of a joint venture development program. The result is a line of midsize auxiliary generator sets for the commercial marine industry. Rated for prime
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
In order to provide better tug services and to diversify its activities, Sembawang Towing has embarked on a program to modernize its fleet. The company has recently taken delivery of a highly versatile tug, Sea Cheetah, shown above. The tug, built at Singapore Slipway,