The submersible barge/drydock Rio Manzanares designed and built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., for the Republic of Venezuela, left the port recently under tow to its South American home port of Guanta. The unusual vessel was accepted on behalf of Venezuela by Capt.
Service Marine Industries, Inc., a full service shipyard located at Amelia, La., has been awarded a contract by Premier Yachts, Chicago, 111., to design and build a 175- foot megayacht dinner/excursion boat. Premier Yachts will operate the vessel,
—Free Literature Available— A medium-speed diesel engine designed for heavy fuel operation and low fuel oil consumption is an ideal basis for engines with the load profile for naval operations. Such medium-speed engines should be designed for:
Free Literature Available Increasing containerization in shipping has necessitated the development of a number of advanced ship-mounted loading systems to shorten berthing times in port and to make cargo-handling more costeffective. One of the
The release of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) Safety and Training Program Manual has been announced by Coe Sherrard, NAPVO's president. "This document serves as a comprehensive manual to train crew members about the safe operation of small passenger vessels.
The first of 60 grain barges has been delivered to the American River Transportation C o m p a ny (ARTCO) by the Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO). The barges are 195-foot rake hopper and 200- foot box hopper barges being constructed at the NABRICO Ashland City, Tenn.
The Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a $41.7-million contract to Sea Mobility, Inc. of Houston for the operation and maintenance of 12 T-AGOS-1 Class ocean surveillance ships. The contract took effect February 1 this year and will continue through September 30, 1989.
Soundcoat Company, Inc., of Deer Park, N.Y., has introduced Soundfoam HT, a newly developed sound-absorption material made of a flexible very low density, fireresistant polyimide foam. It provides not only excellent sound absorption but good thermal insulation,
Capt. Perry W. Nelson, USN (Ret.), president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/technical organization for members of the mar rine industry, announced the following committee chairmen for 1986: STANDING AND SPECIAL
*Editor's Note: Mr. Cain is chairman of the board of Nautilus Submarines of America, Inc., a Fort Pierce, Fla.-based company specializing in the manufacture, development, and marketing of tourist passenger submarines. The firm is currently considering