Tacoma Boatbuilding Company (TBC) in Washington recently launched on schedule the USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9), the ninth in a series of ocean surveillance ships designed and built by TBC for operation by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. Speakers at the launching ceremony included Paul A.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
AWO: SAFEGUARDING THE BOTTOM LINE OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES A truly national organization, AWO's 300-plus member companies are located along the banks of all major US waterways, and on the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts The American
0stensjo Rederi AS of Haugesund, Norway has received Ajax, one of the most powerful dedicated tanker escort tugs in the world, and the most powerful in Europe, for service on the west coast of Norway. Constructed by Astilleros Zamakona S.A. of Vizcaya/Bilbao,
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) is the only association representing the national interests of the domestic inland and coastal tug and barge industry. Reflecting its national character, AWO's 300- plus member companies are located along the banks of all major U.
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,
TBW Industries, a manufacturer of offshore deck equipment and pneumatic bulk handling systems, recently conducted the first of several scheduled winch operator seminars at its Central Office, located in Houma, La. Smatco is one of the world's leading
Russell G. McVay, vice president of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., has appointed Kenneth S. Johnson as chief harbor dispatcher for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Johnson is a veteran of 40 years' experience, ashore and afloat,
Since inception of the industry over 30 years ago, Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Ma- rine Service, Inc., has consistently been a leader in the development of oil and gas support vessel design and operating improvements—hull design,
The fishing vessel Sea Wolf, originally built by Marco in 1979 as a 123-foot combination crabber has since undergone more than one major change to stay in the forefront of the changing fisheries. In 1982, the Sea Wolf underwent a trawl conversion that included winches,