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,
Making the transition from lighterage to towage, with the acquisition of his first tug R.W. Burke in 1876, marked a significant milestone for the company in that it was the company's first propeller driven vessel. (See story on page 31). The 75-ft.
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.
400-Passenger Vessel Based On New DesignThe Warren, Rhode Island, shipyard of Blount Marine Corporation has begun the construction of a new, ultramodern design 400-passenger dinner boat for Rentacruise, Inc. To be called the Vista Jubilee, the passenger
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., reported it is currently converting a 383-foot T-2 tanker to a 17,000-short-ton hopper barge, constructing twenty-six 110-foot lighter barges for the U.S. Navy, converting a partially completed 173-foot supply boat to a 212-foot cargo vessel,
National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., has announced completion of its acquisition of the assets of Riverway Co.'s ship repair facilities north of Lock and Dam 26 at Grafton, CLIP & MAIL ^ I P* (rencra/ TYiermot/ynamics 1 110 SOUTH MEADOW ROAI>.
"Laying-of-the-Keel" ceremonies for the first of two 128-foot tugboats for the U.S. Army took place recently at Derecktor Shipyard in Middletown, R.I. The ceremony designates the achievement of a major milestone in the planned scheduled construction of the vessel.
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.
Moon Engineering Company, Inc. of Norfolk, Va., after 65 years of service to Navy and commercial ships, is moving across the Elizabeth River from her old Front Street berth along the Norfolk waterfront to Pinner's Point in Portsmouth, Va., about two nautical miles downriver from the U.
In order to provide better tug services and to diversify its activities, Sembawang Towing has embarked on a program to modernize its fleet. The company has recently taken delivery of a highly versatile tug, Sea Cheetah, shown above. The tug, built at Singapore Slipway,