Owners, Operators, Suppliers Enter 1991 With Renewed Optimism Optimism is certainly the prevailing feeling among owners, operators, builders and equipment suppliers of the workboat fleet serving the Gulf of Mexico as they enter 1991. This renewed
H. Allen Fernstrom was elected president and chief executive officer of The American Ship Building Company according to a recent announcement by George M. Steinbrenner, chairman of the board. He succeeds George A. Chandler, who is leaving to become
Serving The U.S. Inland And Coastal Waterways Vessels: Since the focus of the Annual National Waterways Conference August issue is on the inland and coastal waterways of the U.S., MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS thought it might be interesting
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the towboat Eagle, the ninth vessel of a 10-vessel contract that was signed with Central Gulf Lines, Inc. of New Orleans, La. The vessels are operated by Compass Marine Gulf, Inc., also of New Orleans,
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,
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
Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., recently delivered twin deck barges, the Mobro 128 and Mobro 129, to their owner, Moody Bros, of Jacksonville, Fla. The twin deck barges, each measuring 120 feet long by 45-foot beam, are both equipped with two 22-inch-diameter spud wells.
Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., recently signed a contract with Chalice Trawlers Corporation of Edmonds, Wash., to build the Aleutian Chalice, a 123-foot by 32- foot longliner processor. The vessel was designed by Rodney E. Lay & Associates of Jacksonville.
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
The first of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's "super-size" anchorhandling, tug/supply vessels, the Gulf Service, was launched recently at Quality Shipyards in Houma, La. With an overall length of 222 feet, beam of 46 feet, and depth of 20 feet, the U.