—Brochure Available—Since becoming part of the worldwide Ulstein Group in 1984, Ulstein Maritime has achieved major success in areas outside their traditional North American market. Recent orders received include two 2,000- hp Z-Drives for McTay Shipyards in the U.
Willard Marine, Inc., which is a leading builder of RIB's and other small craft for the U.S. Government, delivering more than 900 military boats during the past 20 years. The company's factory is in Anaheim, Calif., with waterfront for sea trials,
Free Technical Paper Offered Supply vessels and crewboats are the lifeline of the offshore oil and gas industry. These sturdy vessels perform a multitude of functions, from carrying potable water and fuel oil to valuable deck cargoes and important operating personnel.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered two 60-foot by 22-foot by 9.5-foot crane boats to Weber Marine, Incorporated of Burnside, La. These new boats, the MAR-LO, and the GOOG-E (shown above), are powered by twin GM 12V-71 diesel engines rated at 340 hp each.
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,
A few weeks before scheduled delivery of the first of two new 104 ft. (31.6 m) pilot for the San Francisco Bar Pilots, Marco Shipyard Seattle managers were anticipating a smooth, ontime delivery — but everything changed during the vessel's first sea trial.