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,
Signs Of Improvement As Passenger Ship Orders Rise Despite battling what the European Community termed "aggressive, irregular and unfair international competition" from the Far East, European shipyards showed signs of improvement during late 1987 and early 1988.
More than 150 members, guests and students met at the Officers Club on Pier 91 in Seattle, Wash, for the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual student day. The day's events included a morning technical session,
—Literature Offered The Zodiac Hurricane Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) combines the wave cutting capability of a rigid hull with the safety features of an inflatable, creating an ideal rescue boat. Based on a design by Admiral Hoare, former director
Halifax I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, the Canadian shiprepairing company, has reentered the market for fishing vessel new construction with a 27-million Canadian dollar order f o r three stern trawlers f r om National Sea Products Limited.
Twenty-one executives of the maritime industry from nine different countries were elected members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semi-annual meeting in September of the Board of Managers of this international ship classification society.
The Coast Guard recently announced proposed changes in the regulations for lifesaving equipment on large commercial ships. The proposed regulations are the result of recent revisions of an international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, or SOLAS.
Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,
McDermott Shipyard's New Iberia Division recently delivered two 194-foot supply vessels to Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The Jan Tide and the Abshire Tide are the seventh and eighth in a series of 10 supply boats being built by Mc- Dermott for Tidewater.
The advent of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) not only brought a new dimension in cargo handling, it also brought a new dimension to tank washing. Water washing of cargo tanks of these large vessels requires tremendous volumes of water. For this