Hudson Shipbuilders (HUD- SHIP) of Pascagoula, Miss., re- cently delivered its first 85-foot towboat, the Virginia Cole (shown above), to Energy Transport Ser- vices, Inc. of New Orleans. Al- though HUDSHIP builds a stock 70-foot towboat, of which several have been delivered,
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair of Mobile, Ala., recently entered into an agreement with Cleaver and Walkingshaw Ltd., naval architects of Vancouver, B.C., which permits the Gulf Coast yard to offer the proven "hostile" class design to the American
Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says. Till, Project Manager for the society's Diesel Engines and Emissions Department,
Archibald G. Gillies was recently elected vice president in the executive administration of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The announcement was made by William N. Johnston, ABS chairman and president, following a meeting of the board of managers
Concurrent Systems, Arlington, Va., is releasing a new hydrostatics program for personal computers. The Naval Architectural Problem Oriented Language (NAPOL) will perform the following calculations: hydrostatic curves of form; trim lines; longitudinal
'100 Years Of Naval Engineering' May 3-7, Washington, D.C. The year 1988 marks the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). To commemorate this important event, and their 100 years of achievement, ASNE Day '88 will
Eclipse, a converted 210 ft. (64 m) cruise vessel, recently began operating in the Galapagos Island Cruise business. The vessel conversion was designed by DeJong and Lebet. Inc., Naval Architects, Jacksonville, Fla. Eclipse was originally constructed as ferry vessel Aegean Sea,
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.
At the March meeting of the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 56 members and guests heard the presentation of a technical paper on water lubricated rubber bearings. The authors of the paper were introduced: Ray L.
The Cahners Exposition Group (CEG) and the Seatrade Organisation recently announced the formation of a joint venture company to organize China's international maritime exhibition, "Marintec China" and "Marintec Offshore China," which has been held in Shanghai every two years since 1981.