Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently launched a big towing/supply vessel for Intermarine of Houston. The vessel has an overall length of 218 feet, beam of 40 feet, and depth of 14 feet. It was named the Big Orange XXL "Intermarine needed a specialized vessel,
The U.S. Enterprise, reportedly the first American vessel designed and built to catch pollock and process surimi, has been delivered by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, to the Arctic Alaska fleet, Seattle, Wash. The 224-foot, 36-crew member, floating
From an address recently presented to The Annual Meeting of the Propeller Club of the United States Our inland and coastal barge industry is too little understood, indeed it is largely invisible and we have only to look into the mirror to discover who is to blame for that.
The Seattle Fire Department in Washington recently completed the training of crews for its new 26-knot fire boat, the Chief Seattle. With three Detroit Diesel 16V92TI engines rated at 1,000 shp at 2,300 rpm, driving both propellers and fire pumps,
The Turku Shipyard of Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched the second of five Baltic cruise ferries for operation by Viking Line on routes between Finland and Sweden. Christened the M/S Athena, the 580-foot cruise ferry was named by Marianne Myrsten,
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.
Charles M. Aker, president of Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., designer and manufacturer of marine maneuvering and propulsion systems, has announced the signing of a representative's agreement with Pumps & Power Ltd. of Vancouver, B.
'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
A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,
PBI Launches MCM-10, USS Warrior, Seventh in Series Of 11 For Navy; Lays Keel For MCM-12, USS Ardent
The 224-foot wooden mine countermeasure ship MCM-10 was recently launched at the yard of Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The sponsor of the ship, Penelope L. Nyquist, wife of Vice Adm. John W. Nyquist, christened the ship Warrior.