In what may be a maritime first, Bay-Houston Towing Company recently christened its four newest tugboats in a single ceremony held at City Dock 4 in the Port of Houston. These four new vessels, built at a total cost of $9.2 million, represent the second phase of a $16.
For Ship Owners, Choosing The Right Salvage Engineer Will Be Key Ship owners take notice. The USCG has updated OPA 90*, with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that outlines the expansion of the salvage and firefighting response requirements of the
The 40,876-dwt bulk carrier Kepbreeze was recently delivered at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Tokyo, to her owner, Kepmount Shipping Private Ltd. of Singapore. She is an energy conserving, labor-saving flush deck bulk carrier with forecastle and poop,
New York Corp's newest survey vessel — Moritz — recently joined the fleet. The 58-ft. catamaran was built in Seattle by Kvichak Marine and features an extensive array of survey equipment, including a Ross Dolphin Mini-Sweep System. With a beam of 18.
Users of Magnavox MX 1100 Series Satellite Navigators and Satellite/ Omega Navigators may soon retrofit their receivers to accept and process signals from Navstar GPS satellites providing position, velocity, heading and time displays. Upgraded
Bennex A.S., Norway, has appointed Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. (RMS) U.S. and Canadian agents for Jason firefighting equipment and oil pollution control. Jason brand of high quality firefighting equipment is applicable to marine and industrial applications.
The 278,000-dwt supertanker Esso Osaka successfully completed shallow water maneuvering trials on August 3, 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston, Texas, it was announced by Exxon Corporation. The trials, which took nine days, were
A 16-page, five-color brochure describing and illustrating its complete line of Polaris marine electronics is now available from Regency Electronics, Inc. of Indianapolis. The Polaris NC 7200 is said to be the only 55/75 channel VHF radio combined with a computercontrolled direction finder.
Jeff Longmore was recently appointed manager of CTI Industries' newly formed Specialty Coatings Division, Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Longmore joins CTI with more than 20 years of technical and plant management experience in the marine and industrial coatings industry.
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.