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Ashland's New Towboats Being Built By Quality Shipyards To Be Powered By Caterpillar Engines From Whayne

Each of the three new twin-screw towboats being built by Quality Shipyards in Houma, La., for the Ashland Petroleum Company will be powered by two Caterpillar 3606 engines delivering a total of 4,200 hp per vessel. "This is the first installation

 

A broader-based payback from R&D

Consolidation in the diesel engine building sector is partly a reflection of the substantial capital expenditure required to maintain product development and technological advance in a business characterized by comparatively low unit margins. By spinning-off

Tacoma Boat Delivers Fourth Tractor Tug To Foss

The Arthur Foss. the fourth tractor tug for Foss Launch & Tug Co., was christened recently in ceremonies at Foss Terminal in Seattle, Wash. Performing the christening were co-sponsors Patricia Foss and Christine Foss, the daughters of Arthur Foss,

N e w U.S. Coast G u a r d Patrol C r a ft Employ Electrocatalytic's Capac System Selected To Arrest Corrosion In All N a t u r a l W a t e rs

At the dock of Bollinger Machine and Shipyard, Inc. the latest in the series of "Island" Class patrol craft is being readied for sea trials. The skipper and crew look proudly at one of the finest patrol craft available today. The Island Class is based

War Showed Absolute Surge Requirement For More RO/ROs

The Pentagon's chief shipping officer, Adm. Francis Donovan, Commander of the Navy's Military Sealift Command, said in his first postwar analysis of the Persian Gulf military crisis that the U.S. merchant marine is deficient by some 20 to 25 roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargo vessels.

ASTICAN Offers 18-Page Color Brochure On Facilities And Capabilities

Astilleros Canarios, S.A. (ASTICAN), a full service ship repair yard and the largest marine repair center in the Canary Islands and on the west African coast, is offering an 18- page color brochure on its facilities and capabilities. The publication

Bordelon Marine To Christen First of Three Utility Boats

Bordelon Marine of Lockport, La., will host a river-front christening for the first of three mini-supply boats being built at Bollinger Shipyards. The delivery of the three boats will double the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, impressive yet challenging for a small firm.

U.S. Ferry Market Prospects Looking Up

The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,

NEW NAVY BUDGET: OVER $100 BILLION

Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,

Bollinger To Acquire Halter Marine

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. If approved, Bollinger contemplates acquiring substantially all of Halter's operating assets,

 
 
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