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.
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the 166-foot supply vessel Trinity River to Transportation Resources, Inc. of Houma, La. The vessel, built at Eastern's shipyard in Panama City, is the fourth of a five vessel package which includes the Leaf River,
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 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,
—Literature Available Sperry Corporation's Aerospace & Marine Group's new Satellite Communicator has been granted unrestricted type approval by INMARSAT, following extensive qualification testing as a Standard A, Class I Ship Earth Station. The
Saab Marine Electronics, one of the leading manufacturers of level gaging and cargo-handling equipment for tankers, recently reported that 1990 was their best year ever, with orders received in excess of $35 million. The company got orders for equipment for 103 tankers.
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
MarineSafety International of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, has announced it has signed a multiyear contract with LOOP Inc. to provide operational and safety training for mooring masters and vessel traffic controllers.