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1st Annual OUTSTANDING VESSELS REVIEW

AMBASSADOR In November this year the Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany, delivered the rollon/ roll-off ship Ambassador to Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT) of Coral Gables, Fla., a subsidiary of Transway International Corporation.

 

Dravo Launches First Towboat For People's Republic Of China

The first of four Friendship class river pushboats ordered by the Chang Jiang Shipping Administration of the People's Republic of China from Dravo Corporation was launched into the Ohio River recently at Dravo's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh.

Conrad Shipyard Delivers Unique Drydock To Republic Of Venezuela

The submersible barge/drydock Rio Manzanares designed and built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., for the Republic of Venezuela, left the port recently under tow to its South American home port of Guanta. The unusual vessel was accepted on behalf of Venezuela by Capt.

The Angel Of Competition

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.

Smit International Adding Two Submersible Barges To Fleet

Barging of drilling rigs is a method of transportation which has only been used in recent years. However, the principle of this method of transportation has been used successfully for many years. The basic development took place in Western Europe

21 New Members Elected To ABS

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.

Moran Towing Appoints Kenneth S. Johnson Chief Harbor Dispatcher

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,

U.S. Navy Torpedo Boats To Use Omnithruster Hydrojet Systems

According to Omnithruster Inc. president Charles M. Aker, three new U.S. Navy YTT Class torpedo and mine testing vessels will be equipped with Omnithruster hydrojet maneuvering and propulsion systems. McDermott Shipyard, Amelia, La., has contracted

Radio Technical Commission For Maritime Services Annual Meeting

April 2 9 — M a y 1, Boston This year's Annual Assembly Meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will be held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Tuesday, April 29 through Thursday, May 1. A Welcome Reception sponsored

Rumsey Joins Pen Coal As VP Of Transportation

Peter E. Rumsey, formerly vice president of sales for Ingram Barge Company in Nashville, Tenn., recently joined Nashville-based Pen Coal Corporation as vice president of Pen Transportation Company. Mr. Rumsey has 23 years' experience in the field of transportation,

 
 
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