A 3,250-ton-capacity floating drydock, built by Conrad Industries, Inc., Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in St. Louis, Mo. Conrad Industries' CEO, J. Parker Conrad, said the unit, which was contracted for by Missouri Drydock and Repair Company, Cape Giradeau, Mo.
Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, has outfitted one of its supply vessels for special service off the coast of West Africa for Nigerian AGIP Oil Co., Ltd., a venture of the national oil companies of Nigeria and Italy.
The 42-foot, 50-ton pushboat Walter D. Johnson, newly built by Keith A. Record of Portland, Ore., is undertaking a demanding job on the Columbia River—that of spotting bridge construction barges in tight quarters and rapid river currents. For this tough assignment, vessel owner Johnson Bros.
John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, G r e e n v i l l e , Miss., announced the recent delivery of the M/V Miss S h e i l a (shown above) to Red Wing River Towing, Inc., Red Wing, Minn., and the M V Cole (shown below), to White River Fleeting, Inc.
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.
Ed Shearer, corporate vice president of marketing of Bergeron Industries, St. Bernard, La., announced recently that Bergeron has signed a contract with Kosmos Cement Company, Inc., of Louisville, Ky., for a cement barge. The barge will be a 195- foot
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.
—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.
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.
The Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors, Detroit, Mich., has published a full-color brochure describing their complete line of marine diesel engines for propulsion and auxiliary power. The brochure clearly describes the broad line