A 3,250-ton-capacity floating drydock, built by Conrad Industries, Inc., Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in St. Louis, Mo. Conrad Industries' CEO, J. Parker Conrad, said the unit, which was contracted for by Missouri Drydock and Repair Company, Cape Giradeau, Mo.
Although peacetime losses of submarines through accidents have been few and far between, rarely have sailors survived situations where they have been trapped within a distressed boat on the ocean tloor. The Kursk tragedy in the Barents Sea during August 2000,
—Literature Available The Port of Iberia in Louisiana has just opened a new public dock facility, financed by appropriations from the state legislature. The new facility has been planned as a drawing card to aid in the port's efforts to diversify
A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that R.J. (Tex) Ritter has joined its Shipyard Division as a sales representative in its Houston offices. From this base, he will represent National Marine's shipyard, diesel engine rebuild/repair,
Ed Shearer, corporate vice president of marketing of Bergeron Industries, St. Bernard, La., announced recently that Bergeron has signed a contract with Kosmos Cement Company, Inc., of Louisville, Ky., for a cement barge. The barge will be a 195- foot
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,
The Marine Repair Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., was the successful bidder for the extensive repair and refitting of the seagoing hopper dredge Biddle, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredge contract involves one of the largest repair jobs ever bid by Zidell.
The rebirth of the passenger/cargo ship S.S. Monterey, idled since 1978, as a modern 660-passenger luxury cruise liner is in full swing at Wartsila Marine Industries' Helsinki yard. The Helsinki yard is performing all the outfitting and interior work on the U.
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.