Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured
First Component Of 16-Vessel, $188 Million Fleet The first oil spill recovery vessel in the Marine Spill Response Corporation's planned 16-vessel national fleet was recently launched at Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., in Mobile, Ala.
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
Barring the ability to transport mass amounts of cargo in a Star Trek-esque manner, it's reasonable to assume that ships and boats will continue to be the globes' hauler of goods for the foreseeable future. In the quest to make water transportation safer and more efficient,
The tug Jamie A. Baxter, part of the first integrated tug/barge unit to be operated by CF Industries, Inc., was recently launched at the Peterson Builders, Inc. shipyard at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. This announcement was made jointly by R.R. Baxter, president
The Maritime Administration has approved an increase in the actual cost of a twin-screw tugboat owned by Beker Shipping Co. from $8,036,770 to $8,951,- 800.46. The maximum amount of MarAd's Title XI guarantee as a result of this change has been fixed at $7,832,000.
The rebuilding of the U.S. petroleum carrying fleet to OPA 90 standards continues, as Bollinger Gretna, Harvey, La., and K-Sea Transportation Corp. of New York have signed a contract for the construction of four double hull, ocean service, OPA '90 oil barges.
Ken Howe has been named manager of marine repair at Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Marine Service Company in Jeffersonville, Ind. In his new position, Mr. Howe will be responsible for the management of marine repair as well as Jeffboat's machine shop.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application from National Marine Service, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of 46 double-skin, petroleum / chemical tank barges and five towboats.
Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.