The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
The Australian Reefer, first of four 630,000-cubic-foot refrigerated cargo ships under construction for J. Lauritzen A/S of Copenhagen, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in South Korea. These
The responsibility of melding, developing and profitably leading one of the world's most prolific high-technology marine companies is, to say the least, a daunting task. Assuming the post with no marine industry experience would seemingly make the job all the more difficult.
Another of the U.S. Navy's T-AKR Class of fast supply ships, the USNS Denebola was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chest e r , Pa. Congressman Dick Schulze (R-PA) was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and his wife, Nancy Schulze, christened the ship.
Esso has decided to install inertgas systems in a number of its large crude oil carriers. Based on competitive bids from Norwegian shipyards, Esso Tankers Inc. — a subsidiary of Exxon Corporation in New York — has signed a contract for such equipment
The World's Largest Oil Spill Response Organization On March 24,1989, an oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, causing the biggest oil spill in the history of the United States. While thousands worked to clean up the spill,
MSC (Europe) Ltd., the European subsidiary of Maritime Services Corporation, Hood River, Ore. is currently handling various projects throughout the U.K. and Europe, mainly a $2 million conversion of a fast ferry into a casino vessel for Israeli-based Athissa Shipping.
Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Transway International Corporation, has placed a $22-million order for a roll-on/ roll-off trailership with Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. Delivery is scheduled for August 1981,
—Literature Available Grow Group, Inc. has acquired the Napko Protective Coatings Division of the O'Brien Corporation, according to an announcement by Russell Banks, president and chief executive officer of Grow Group. Napko Corporation, with headquarters in Houston,
Puerto Rico has won U.S. Farmers Home Administration approval of a $9-million loan which paves the way for immediate construction of the Island's first shipbuilding yard, to be located at a 68-acre site on Guanica Bay. This new venture into heavy industry