On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.
Global Marine Development Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., has contracted to NKK and Mitsui & Co. the construction of a unique mobile drilling island to work in the frozen Beaufort Sea. The island, called a Concrete Island Drilling System is to be
Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
Dennis Banta, president of Leevac Shipyards, Jennings, La., a division of the Leevac Corporation, has named Charles A. Hall as sales manager, responsible for U.S. and international sales of marine vessels and repair operations. Mr. Hall, a marine
Detyens Shipyard continues to expand its dredge work, with numerous contracts at all three of its locations; the Main Yard in Charleston, S.C., the Wando Yard in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and its Jacksonville, Fla. yard. Last year Detyens completed work for six different operators.
If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the
Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has signed nine contracts with a combined value of more than $52 million, excluding options. The contracts are detailed as follows: FGH has agreed with Foss Maritime for the construction of a 98-ft. (29.8 m) harbor tug,
Orange Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Orange, Texas, recently signed a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority of Chattanooga, Tenn. for a 52V2 foot by 22 foot by 8 foot push boat. The vessel is to be named Patricia H and will be used to handle 1,
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
Vancouver Shipyards of North Vancouver, Canada, has been awarded a $35-million contract to install a new upper vehicle deck and re-engine the 4,903-gross-ton Queen of New Westminster, a ferry belonging to British Columbia Ferry Corporation. The