The Rauma-Repola shipyard in Uusikaupunki, Finland, earlier this year handed over to its Soviet trading partner, V/O Sudoimport of Moscow, a type SB 406 oceangoing salvage tug, the 14th oceangoing tug delivered by that yard to the USSR. Construction of the series started in 1976; four 3,
A recent monthly meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Predicting Hydrodynamic Behavior of Small W a t e r p l a n e Area, Twin-Hull (SWATH) Ships." The author was Edward Numata,
Tillman Esteve, president of Bourg Dry Dock & Service Co., Inc., has announced two new appointments to the Bourg, La.-based shipyard. Allen A. Sandoz has been named chief engineer and designer. Mr. Sandoz has an extensive background in marine engineering,
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.
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
Gerald A. Plank has been appointed supervisor of operations and diving for Crowley Environmental Services Corporation, Seattle, Wash., according to an announcement by Barry Paulsen, CES Northwest Division general manager. Mr. Plank has nearly 10 years' experience in underwater construction,
Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.
Marco Seattle has signed a contract for the construction of a 64- foot twin-screw all-steel workboat to be built for Uaukewai Diving, Salvage and Fishing, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii. The vessel will be used primarily in assisting petroleum tankers at
Three 195-foot by 35-foot by 11-foot 11-inch double-skin tank barges have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., for Binion Marine Service of Houston, Texas. The barges are certified by the United States Coast
Newpark Resources, Inc., has announced their purchase of a 50 percent interest in Bulkfleet Marine Corporation for an undisclosed cash amount. Bulkfleet was organized to design, construct and operate Dedicated Deep Notch Tug Barge Units (DDNTBU) in charter service along the U.