Marco of Seattle, Wash., primarily known as a builder of fishing boats, has signed a contract for the construction of a 75-foot twinscrew tugboat. The Shipyard Division has recently increased its emphasis in the workboat fields as evidenced by its installation of an 1,
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
ZF of North America has announced reliability and horsepower capacity improvements in four of its marine transmission models. The input torsional couplings on the transmissions are now attached to the input shaft by means of an SKF® keyless taper.
Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered two aluminum patrol and rescue boats to the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Great River, N.Y. The vessels are the first to be specifically designed and built for the police — previously, the department procured stock boats.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently proposed extensive changes in existing regulations covering small passenger vessels because of new uses for these vessels and advances in design and technology. The proposed regulations are expected to reduce the number of injuries,
Seabury C. McGown has been elected vice president-contracts of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., with responsibility for governmental marketing, bidding, and contract administration and other commercial boat business,
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,
FOCUS ON THE STEADY GROWTH IN THE SMALL SHIP, BARGE & BOATBUILDING SECTOR IMA has just completed an indepth business assessment of the entire U.S. marine market. The study looks at 38 specific segments of the U.S. marine market—from large commercial ships through small municipal craft.
The Sedco 602, an offshore drilling rig, now in Singapore, has become the 2,000th user equipped for maritime satellite communications. With its newly installed ship earth station, the rig has access to the international maritime satellite system operated by INMARSAT,
It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 self propelled tugs, towboats and offshore service vessels in the U.S. fleet. Add to the above 10,000 tugs, towboats, and offshore support vessels, the balance of the United States shallow draft self propelled fleet consisting of 11,