Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
The recent meeting of SNAME's New York Metropolitan Section was past chairmen's night, with 12 of them in attendance, including Lester Rosenblatt, president of the Society. The title of the technical paper, which was presented by R. Stanlev S.
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.
—Literature Avaialble— Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines Inc., recently held a press conference to announce plans to reopen its towboat and barge construction facilities at the Jeffersonville shipyard during the third quarter of 1989.
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.
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,
Pittsburgh, Pa.—June 8-10 1988 Ship Technology And Research Symposium To Be Held In Conjunction With 3rd International Marine Systems Design Conference The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will hold its 1988 Spring Meeting/ Ship
"By halting the discharge of plastic waste from ships, we are taking a major step to protect the world's marine environment," said Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner recently in announcing an interim final rule that prohibits the dumping of plastics,
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 first of 60 grain barges has been delivered to the American River Transportation C o m p a ny (ARTCO) by the Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO). The barges are 195-foot rake hopper and 200- foot box hopper barges being constructed at the NABRICO Ashland City, Tenn.