The first call is made to the Marine Response Alliance (MRA) Dispatch Office on MRA's 24 hour emergency response line. The call is from V-Ships' Miami office informing the dispatcher that they had sustained a casualty. The M/T Sea Jackie, a 58,508 dwt single hull tanker,
Crowley Marine Services recently accepted the delivery of Alert — the first of a trio of new 140 ft. (42.6 m), 10,192-hp Prevention and Rescue Response Tugs (PRT's) under contract with the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for use in both Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska.
The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.
Robert B. Bittner has been named vice president and chief engineer for Riedel International, Inc., according to Robert E. Westermann, executive vice presidentconstruction /dredging group. In his new post, Mr. Bittner will supervise all engineering
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.
Ronald A. Rossway has been named vice president of Twin City Shipyard, Inc. (TCS), St. Paul, Minn., according to an announcement by the company's president John Buursema. Mr. Rossway formerly served as director of engineering for Twin City Shipyard
Escher Wyss, Ravensburg (Federal Republic of Germany) has supplied a total of more than 1,400 controllable-pitch propellers, whose power ratings and diameters extend up to 33,800 kw (45,266 bhp) and 7.8 m respectively. The first hydraulically
The following is a condensation of a technical study prepared by the engineering and research departments of Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., Shirley, Mass. The report analyzes and compares the performance characteristics of the traditional towing
— L i t e r a t u r e Available A new line of towing and locking lines, identified as P/D 84 has been introduced by Columbian Rope, Guntown, Miss. Designed for the inland waterways system as a companion rope to Columbian's P/D 101 river rope,