The N.Y.-N.J.-Sandy Hook Pilots Association recently took delivery of a high-speed, rough-water commuter dispatch boat. It is a 64-foot, allaluminum, twin-screw vessel designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, Mass., and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp.
As the first containerships officially credited with capacities topping 8,000-TEU. the series of newbuilds ordered at the start of the year by Vancouver-based Seaspan for long-term charter to China Shipping Group embodies a design, which has been
Free Technical Paper Offered Supply vessels and crewboats are the lifeline of the offshore oil and gas industry. These sturdy vessels perform a multitude of functions, from carrying potable water and fuel oil to valuable deck cargoes and important operating personnel.
The U.S. Enterprise, reportedly the first American vessel designed and built to catch pollock and process surimi, has been delivered by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, to the Arctic Alaska fleet, Seattle, Wash. The 224-foot, 36-crew member, floating
G.W. James Jr., president, T.L. James & Co., Inc., Ruston, La., has announced that his firm is in the process of forming a joint venture with Hollandshe Aanneming Maatshappij BV (HAM), Rijwijk, the Netherlands, for the purpose of entering the seagoing hopper dredging business.
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 American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.
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.
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,
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., held successful acceptance trails for the second 225- foot steel vessel of the new class of Navy Auxiliary Rescue/Salvage ships, ARS-51, Grasp. The trial included included performance tests for all ship systems and operational equipment.