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.
Quality Shipyards, Houma, La., recently delivered the 4,200-hp pushboat SuperAmerica, the third in a series of three new vessels built for Ashland Oil, Lexington, Ky. The three pushboats replaced towboats that were all more than 40 years old. Ashland invested about $3.
A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation of Pine Bluff, Ark., has announced delivery of the M/V Pleasants "K" to Pleasants Power Station of Allegheny Power System for operation on the Ohio River at Willow Island, W.Va. The vessel is a standard Steel- Ship design,
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.
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that R.J. (Tex) Ritter has joined its Shipyard Division as a sales representative in its Houston offices. From this base, he will represent National Marine's shipyard, diesel engine rebuild/repair,
The keel was laid recently for the first of four 6,000-bhp Friendship Class pushboats being manufactured by Dravo Corporation's Engineering Works Division for the People's Republic of China. The vessel will measure 45.7 meters by 12.8 meters by 3.
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>.
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.
It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 self propelled tugs, towboats and offshore service vessels in the U.S. fleet. Add to the above 10,000 tugs, towboats, and offshore support vessels, the balance of the United States shallow draft self propelled fleet consisting of 11,