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
Sperry Marine Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of marine electronics, has agreed to distribute the "Northstar 800" Series of Computerized Loran-C Navigators manufactured by Digital Marine Electronics Corp. of Acton, Mass.
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.
Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered two enlarged and completely refurbished offshore vessels to Ensco Marine, Broussard, La. The former 156-foot supply vessels Gulf Stream I and Gulf Stream II, were acquired by Eastern
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.
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Larry T. Rigdon, vice president-North American operations, has announced. Based in the Harvey, La., office, B.B. Breland has been named manager-tugs and barges.
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.
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.
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
Tom Frazier I I I , formerly vice president of sales, has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), a unit of the Inland Waterways Services division of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation.