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Mississippi Marine Delivers M/V Redneck—Second Of Three Towboats For Captain Hollinger

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

 

Port of Iberia Inaugurates New Public Dock Facility

—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

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.

Navy's Newest T-AGOS Christened At Tacoma Boat

The U.S. Navy's newest ocean surveillance ship, the USNS Audacious (T-AGOS-11) was recently christened at Tacoma Boatbuilding, Co., Tacoma, Wash. Speakers at the launching ceremony included Rear Adm. Select Stephen S. Clarey, Deputy Commander/ Comptroller,

Westmont Receives $24-Million Contract For Five Floating Cranes

Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif., has received a $24-million contract for the construction of five 100-ton floating cranes with options for two additional units. The floating cranes will be delivered to Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; Port Jueneme, Calif.

Simrad Co-Founder Willy Simonsen Dies

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.

Voith to Exhibit VWT Baut at SIMM

At this year's SMM in Hamburg, Voith Turbo (Hall 5, Stand 212) will highlight the new Voith Water Tractor (VWT) Baut (pictured right) which has been put in service by Bukser og Berging A/S in Oslo. It is the fifth VWT of the Bukser fleet, but the first fitted with optimized blades.

Uniflite Elects McGown Vice President-Contracts

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,

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

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.

Onan Introduces Sea Aux® Gensets

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

 
 
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