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Avondale's Harvey Division Finishes Major Refurbishing Of Offshore Tug

The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards, Inc. in Harvey, La., recently completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of the 121-foot oceangoing tug Harvey Trojan (photo). Originally delivered by Halter Marine in 1974 as the Abdon Martin,

 

West Coast Manly Shipyards Delivers Fisheries Patrol Vessel Leonard J. Cowley

The latest addition to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans' fisheries patrol fleet, the Leonard J. Cowley, is the largest and most sophisticated vessel of her type in Canada. Operating out of St. John's, Newfoundland, her major function

Offshore Express In $10-Million Expansion- 'Lightning Express1 Delivered By Progressive Shipbuilders

A $10-million expansion program has been announced by Offshore Express, Inc., a Houma, La.- based marine transportation firm. Robert C. Schmidt, vice president and general manager of Offshore Express, said the company has taken delivery of the

Is 3-D Product Modeling Practical For Small U.S. Shipyards?

Over the past 30 years, computer-aided ship design and construction has progressed from mainframe computers to PCs, from independent programs to fully integrated programs, and from large shipyards to all sizes of shipyards. More to the point, key

Liu Elected Vice President Of American Bureau To Head R&D Division

Dr. Donald Liu, formerly assistant vice president of the American Bureau of Shipping, has been elected vice president. The announcement was made by ABS chairman and president William N. Johnston following the recent annual meeting of the Board of Managers in New York.

DPS: Expanding Options for Many Operators

Paul English, sales and business development manager for Alstom's Marine and Offshore activities, looks back at the company's role in the development of Dynamic Positioning Systems In recent years, dynamic positioning (DP) systems have become

Crisis Management and the Integration of Vessel Tracking Technologies

The implementation of Crisis Management Systems (CMS) designed to respond to situations in ports and waterways, and along our coasts, requires the availability of up-to-date information on the location of resources on-hand and those already deployed.

Omnithruster Appoints Manotherm Representative For Benelux Countries

Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager of Omnithruster Inc., has announced the signing of a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e 's agreement with Manotherm B.V. to cover the Benelux countries, and act as service agents in many chief seaports of the world.

$180-Million Satellite Communications System Approved By INMARSAT

Future prospects for communications in the international maritime community, including the offshore industry, are now assured as a result of a $180-million decision made by the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) in London recently.

COMSAT A n d MCI Sign Interconnection Agreement

COMSAT Maritime Services recently announced that it has signed an agreement with MCI International (MCII) to interconnect MCII's long distance telephone network with COMSAT coast earth stations for telephone service to and from ships at sea. As a result,

 
 
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