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.
Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Inc., a family-owned builder located on Bayou Lafourche outside of New Orleans, recently received a $73.4-million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed contract to construct twelve 110-foot Island Class patrol boats.
Richard F. O'Boyle, president, announces that the firm of Richard F. O'Boyle, Inc. has been appointed U.S. sales representative for CNOMV (Cantieri Navali e Officine Meccaniche di Venezia, S.P.A.) of Venice, a member of the Fincantieri group of Italian s h i p y a r d s .
According to Gruzling, the Hydralift skegs work in a number of ways. They have a much higher aspect ratio than regular skegs, which makes them more efficient foils; that is they have a higher lift to drag ratio than regular foils. Although the
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.
Am-Can Transportation, Inc. recently announced the introduction of a new tug-barge service to Great Lakes shippers. With the tug-barge, Am-Can will provide service to both line haul and to side port shippers, concentrating on fast, reliable service
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., based in Jennings, La., was recently awarded a contract by a U.S. Gulf Coast firm to build a 200-foot offshore supply boat. This will be one of the first contracts for the construction of an offshore supply boat in the United States in about five years.
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,
The U.S. Navy christened its newest crane ship, the SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) at ceremonies at Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla. The ship, named for the state of Delaware, will be operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. With a draft of 33
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.