Dravo SteelShip Corporation has announced the recent completion and delivery of nine 48-foot pilot boats for the Panama Canal Commission. The single-screw pilot launches have all been delivered to the Canal Zone under their own power. They were delivered two at a time for safety measures.
Aluminum Popularity Growing Fast Among Diverse Group of Boat Builders Aluminum has been used in the marine industry for more than 100 years because of its light weight and ease of fabrication combined with good corrosion and fatigue resistance.
C. Raymond Hunt Associates, designers of Boston, and Gladding- Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation of Somerset, Mass., have collaborated on a fast, twin-diesel, all-aluminum pilot boat for the Sandy Hook Pilots. The construction contract was awarded to Gladding-Hearn in December 1984,
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $5-million contract to build two high-speed 112-foot, 250-passenger ferries for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The all-aluminum vessels are based on Trinity's proven monohulled designs
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.
—Literature Available Jack T. Bunt, vice president and general manager of the Seattle division, announced that the Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Forge Division, Seattle, Wash., and Escher Wyss GmbH of Ravensburg, West Germany, have recently signed
The Rodolf, a 48-foot surfaceeffect ship built by Bell-Halter, New Orleans, La., for the Portland (Oregon) District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun a Gulf and Atlantic Coast tour to demonstrate its operational and hydrographic surveying capabilities.
Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,