The Swedish company Boghammar Marine AB of Lidingo, near Stockholm, recently delivered the new 40-foot light-alloy pilot boat Turnstone to the Mersey Dock & Harbour Company of Liverpool, England. The new Volvo-Penta-powered vessel has a beam of about 13 feet, draft of 29.
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,
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.
Tidewater Marine Service, Inc. of New Orleans, La., has accepted delivery of the Sellers Tide, a new towing-supply vessel built by Halter Marine Services, Inc. at their Lockport, La., shipyard. The 194-foot by 40-foot by 17-foot offshore service
Everpure, Inc., of Westmont, 111., is offering free literature on the onboard potable water disinfection systems marketed by the company. Everpure Bromination Systems, which represent the state-of-the-art in onboard potable water disinfection, are
Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation, New Orleans, La., one of the principal operating companies of the Offshore Marine Services Division of Pott Industries, has taken delivery of a new 190-foot by 40-foot by 16-foot, 5,000-hp-class towing/supply vessel.
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.
This March 1988 issue marks a milestone in the publishing history of MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News. It is the first A.W.O. ANNUAL to be published by MARITIME REPORTER and it establishes March as A.W.O. month. Every year from 1988 on, the March issue will be the A.
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.
The United States, like all other nations, has required from its founding that manifests of imported cargo be filed with its Customs agency. Traditionally, the manifest was filed (or "presented") when the ship arrived in port. Official entry was