Boyer Towing, Inc. of Ketchikan, Alaska, will take delivery in April this year of a new 86-foot, twinscrew tug under construction at Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation in Tacoma, Wash. The 1,800-bhp vessel, with a beam of 25.5 feet and depth of 15 feet,
Two years ago the President presented to Congress a program to reverse more than a decade of declining American military strength. In the preceding 10 years, real defense spending had declined 22 percent; our nuclear megatonage had been cut in
Hawaiian maritime tradition traces its roots to the huge ocean going outrigger canoes that took sophisticated navigators island hopping around the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Today fiberglass versions of these canoes are put through their paces by canoe racing clubs.
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
Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., has announced it signed letters of intent that could lead to construction of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The world's largest shipyard signed the letters of intent with other Tenneco subsidiaries.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
American-Standard's Heat Transfer Division, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., recently announced the opening of a full-capability, regional repair facility in Elizabeth, N.J. The announcement was made by Peter D. Roome, vice president and general manager of the Division.
This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise. The provincial Department of Works, Services and Transportation ordered
B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation recently signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. to Shieldings Incorporated, a private, Canadian- owned company headquartered in Toronto and Vancouver which has
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.