Fascination with the underwater wonders of the sea has prompted more than 700,000 passengers1 to venture as deep as 250 feet below the water's surface in tourist submersibles. All of these passengers have returned safely to the surface after the ride of a lifetime.
Zach McClendon Jr., founder and chairman of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark., recently announced that the Workboat Division of MonArk has changed its name to SeaArk Marine, Inc. MonArk Boat Company sold its Recreational Boat Division to the Brunswick Corporation,
Charlottesville, Va., is home to Sperry Marine Inc., a company which enjoys a world leadership position in an electronics market increasingly dominated by the Japanese. Sperry Marine, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, traces its
George Engine Company of Harvey, La., among the world's largest distributors of marine diesel engines, has added another innovation to the offshore diesel power field. The first five-screw crew/utility boat, Joyce McCall II (shown above), was launched recently by Gulf Craft, Inc.
Atlantic Marine Holding Company's subsidiary Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Mobile, Ala., will lease the repair shipyard of ADDSCO Industries in Mobile. The Alabama yard, which was recently closed, was formed in 1916 and since that time has repaired and converted all types of floating equipment.
A pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 marine diesels were selected to power a new rough-water fire/rescue vessel recently delivered to the Avalon Harbor Patrol of Catalina Island. The 7-1/2-ton, 12-foot-beam, 32-foot-long boat was built by Seaway Boat Company of Long Beach, Calif.
Leevac Shipyards, Jennings, La., recently delivered the Cape Hatteras, the first new supply vessel to be built in the U.S. since 1986, to Sea Mar Operators of Lafayette, La. The vessel is 200 feet long with a beam of 40 feet and a normal draft of 15 feet,
Conoco, Inc., the Houston-based oil firm, recently announced it would increase its capital spending by 25 percent to $2 billion in 1991. According to company president Constantine Nicandros, Conoco's increased spending is not in response to present
In one of the largest union-led buyouts in recent years, over 400 union and non-union shipyard workers became the owners of Seattle- based tug and barge builder WFI Industries, helping the company to emerge from bankruptcy. The firm will now be known as Unimar International.
Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Ft. George Island, Fla., h a s been awarded another contract to cons t r u c t an inland SCR mechanical drill barge f o r t h e John W. Mecom Company of Houston. A t l a n t ic Marine recently delivered a similar unit to t h e Mecom Company.