The 195-Foot trawler Defender, shown here during sea trials on Puget Sound, recently underwent an intensive 12-week conversion at Seattle's MARCO Shipyard. Formerly an offshore supply vessel and RSW tender, she was brought to full trawler capability for Dutch Harbor Seafoods.
Maersk Durban (Jennifer Rickmers) is the series vessel adopting a new panamax length design of 964.7 ft. (294 m). Hanjin has developed and designed the vessel themselves, and have attracted orders 32 units, making it one of the most popular design in its class.
The latest addition to the Alaska fishing fleet is a new, longer version of Marco Shipyard's successful North Pacific freezer longliner design. The 141-foot Lilli Ann, recently christened in Seattle, Wash., was designed and built by Marco for Deep Pacific Fishing Co.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has completed an 11 supply boat contract with Tidewater Marine, Inc. with the delivery of the 192-foot Tiger Tide. The Tiger Tide is 192 feet 6 inches with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth. She is powered by two EMD 16-645E7B diesel engines developing 2,
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has selected Hopeman Brothers, Inc., Waynesboro, Va., as a subcontractor on the $75-million, 13-week conversion of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Viking Serenade. As a subcontractor on the huge conversion project,
Wartsila Diesel of Finland will deliver 16 Vasa 32 engines for Norwegian offshore vessels under construction in Singapore. Wartsila Vasa 32 main engines will be installed in the four tug supply vessels ordered by the Norwegian Viking Supply Ships A.
Northern Liquid Fuels International, Ltd. (NLFI), Houston, Texas, has named William L. Bull Jr. director of marine transportation. Mr. Bull, formerly manager of supply and t r a n s p o r t a t i o n for Tropigas International Corporation in Miami, Fla.
Harris HF Communications Group of Rochester, N.Y., is under subcontract with Paramax Electronics, Inc. of Montreal to supply HF communications equipment for the Canadian Navy under the Patrol Frigate Program. The HF equipment to be supplied is
St. Louis Ship Division of Pott Industries Inc. recently appointed William R. Cumming as sales manager, Gulf Division, and promoted Donald G. Storck to sales manager, Inland Division, according to an announcement by Anthony G. Tobin, executive vice president-marketing.
Shipowners are known for having distinct differences of opinion, but the one thing that all agree on is the importance of having access to capital. In an industry in which assets are generally bigticket items and operating margins can be thin,