Quality Shipyards, Houma, La., recently delivered the 4,200-hp pushboat SuperAmerica, the third in a series of three new vessels built for Ashland Oil, Lexington, Ky. The three pushboats replaced towboats that were all more than 40 years old. Ashland invested about $3.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation of Pine Bluff, Ark., has announced delivery of the M/V Pleasants "K" to Pleasants Power Station of Allegheny Power System for operation on the Ohio River at Willow Island, W.Va. The vessel is a standard Steel- Ship design,
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
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,
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP), announced that the company had acquired additional property for a major expansion of its shipbuilding operation. The new property is
Schuyler Rubber Company, Inc., Woodinville, Wash., which custom designs and builds rubber fender products for the marine industry, has received the "Outstanding Achievement in Market Development Award" for the second consecutive year from the Washington Department of Ecology.
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
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.
—Literature Available According to Jim Murphy, senior vice president of Georgia Transporter, Panama City, Fla., Cutless® Commander™ water-lubricated bearings from L.Q. Moffitt offer a distinct improvement over some other bearings in the gritty, silty waterways that his pushboats operate.
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.