A concept design for a new inland containership — dubbed Waterborne Container Carriers (WCC) — was completed and released by DeJong & Lebet, a project that was completed for Venture Capitol Investors LLC, which owns a patent on the concept. Designed for operating on inland waterways,
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 Nicor Sailor (ex-Acadian Sailor) is now one of the largest-capacity supply boats in the Gulf of Mexico. This Nicor Marine vessel (shown above), which suffered an on-board fire in the Gulf in April 1984, has been completely rebuilt for a new assignment—to
Editor's Note: This article is based on a paper presented by Werner Oehlers, senior engineer and sales manager-marine engines, MAN B&W Diesel GmbH, at a recent Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers-New York Metropolitan Section joint meeting.
U.S. Navy battleship Iowa (BB- 61) being assisted by four Turecamo tugboats during recent visit to New York Harbor, which will become her home port in 1989 as nucleus of a Surface Action Group (SAG) that will also include one guided-missle cruiser and three destroyers.
The Dutch company Grootint was recently awarded a $111 million contract by Chevron Corp., San Francisco, for construction of a 9,500-ton oil platform deck for the North Sea Alba oil field. U.K. Government approval of the contract is required before
Explorer of the Seas was delivered by Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Turku shipyard on September 28 to Royal Caribbean in time for its dedication and naming ceremony, which was held in New York on October 21. The second member of RCCL's Project Eagle series,
J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Wash., recently received a contract to build a 3,000- hp, twin-screw, Z-drive tug from Portland, Ore.-based Shaver Transportation Company. The new tug is a variation on the successful Z-30, two-man
Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Division of Grow Group, Inc., has published a six-page color brochure that highlights the high-quality, technologically advanced marine and corrosion control coatings the company produces. Titled "Full Speed Ahead With Devoe Marine Coatings Co.
Burrard Clean Operations Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has contracted with MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders of oil spill recovery vessels and systems, for the construction of a new design 75-foot spill recovery boat.