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
The Dixie Dredge Corporation, St. Louis, Mo., a subsidiary of Pott Industries Group, St. Louis Ship Division, Houston Natural Gas Corporation, has shipped the first of five new Dixie dredges and associated equipment to the Egyptian Dredging Company of Cairo,
Trinity Industries, Inc., of New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Moss Point Marine, Inc., a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipbuilder. The acquisition gives Trinity the largest production capacity of its type of commercial vessels in the United States.
One of the most advanced vessels to go into service for Tidewater Marine Service, Inc.'s Australian joint venture company, Tidewater Port Jackson Marine Pty., Ltd. of Sydney, was nearing completion at Carrington Slipways, N e w c a s t l e , New South Wales, when the photo above was taken.
Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, announced that James F. Franklin has been promoted to vice president and general manager, Fabrication and Shipyard Operations based at Bayou Boeuf and Amelia, La.
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Larry T. Rigdon, vice president-North American operations, has announced. Based in the Harvey, La., office, B.B. Breland has been named manager-tugs and barges.
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.
The keel was laid recently for the first of four 6,000-bhp Friendship Class pushboats being manufactured by Dravo Corporation's Engineering Works Division for the People's Republic of China. The vessel will measure 45.7 meters by 12.8 meters by 3.
Tom Frazier I I I , formerly vice president of sales, has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), a unit of the Inland Waterways Services division of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation.
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