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For Those in Peril

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,

 

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.

Bulk Carrier 'Star Of Texas7 Launched At Levingston Yard

The second of three U.S.-flag dry bulk vessels being constructed at Levingston Shipbuilding Company was christened and launched recently at the Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 612-foot ship (shown above) hit the water after being christened Star of Texas by Mrs.

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,

Franklin Promoted To Vice President At McDermott Marine

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.

McDermott Lays Keel For First Of Three C r a f t In $ 3 2 . 6 - M i l l i o n Contract

McDermott Shipyard officially marked the beginning of construction of torpedo test craft for the U.S. Navy with a keel-laying ceremony for" the YTT 9, the first of three such craft being built by McDermott at their Morgan City, La., yard. The

Three Offshore Service Fleets Plan Merger Into New Company

Three offshore service companies— Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation of New Orleans; Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas; and Zapata Marine Service of Houston—plan to merge into a new company that will have $600 million in assets and

New Brochure On Hoists, Winches And Mooring Systems Offered By Skagit

A complete overview of its capabilities in providing the offshore oil industry with needed winch /windlass power is contained in a new brochure now available from Skagit Division of Continental Emsco. The 16-page, full-color booklet describes the Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

Offshore Service Vessels, Tugboat And Inland Towboat Fleets

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,

 
 
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