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.
A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard
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Dravo Mechling, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, recently announced a series of management changes related to its operations in the New Orleans- Baton Rouge, La., area. Tom Terrell has been appointed manager, Southern operations.
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.
Phillip S. (Scott) Mangan has been named Service Manager of National Marine Service Incorporated's East Coast Operations. He will be headquartered at National Marine's new diesel engine repair and parts facility, 4580 Village Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
A new series of welding type, fabricated valve operating stands, used to o p e r a t e valves below decks, is now being manufactured by the Marine Products Division of Hayward Manufacturing Company, Elizabeth, N.J. Two standard heights, 14-inch and 24-inch, are available.
A conscious decision to expand the activities of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference was made by the conference members on March 10, 1989, so that our nation's small and medium-sized shipyards could strengthen their voice in Washington.
A total of 31 United States m a r i t i m e i n d u s t r y operations were cited recently for outstanding achievements in safety, including one that has functioned for more than seven years without an accident resulting in lost time among crew personnel of the vessel.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le A new acrylic adhesive, called TG-6, has been introduced by Thomson-Gordon Limited of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, for bonding its Thordon elastomeric marine bearings and bearing materials to a wide range of backing metals,
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.