That's the sign I saw once in a Maine boatyard. Big, bold letters. Underneath it said, "Pick two". That's the dilemma for any provider of goods or services. Low price, high quality, quick schedule. Our customers want all three objectives, our industry
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North American Shipyard, Larose, La., recently delivered the converted research vessel Edwin Link to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) of Fort Pierce, Fla. Extensive modifications were required to convert a supply vessel to a submersible support ship up to HBOI's standards.
The 115-foot Oriole, built by Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La. for A&P Boat Rentals of Cut Off, La., gives new meaning to the term "crew/utility vessel." the allaluminum, triple-screw boat can not only haul 63 people, 30 long tons of cargo,
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.
—Literature Available Kuantan Port Authority in Malaysia recently placed an order with Penang Shipbuilding Corporation for a Voith Water Tractor as a shiphandling vessel for the newly built terminal in Kuantan. The decision was made after extensive
Southern Shipbuilding Corporation recently delivered the hopper dredge Sandy Hook to McCormack Aggregates, South Amboy, N.J., after the vessel underwent conversion at the Slidell, La., yard. The 290-foot Sandy Hook was converted from the hopper barge Harold Smith,
Three offshore service companies— Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation of New Orleans; Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas; and Zapata Marine Service of Houston—plan to merge into a new company that will have $600 million in assets and
"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.
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.