The North American inland marine market is neither technologically archaic nor as environmentally hazardous as many individuals outside of the marine market may think. These two issues dominated a recent meeting sponsored by the Ship Operations
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.
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.
Ever since the requirements set forth in the new Chapter 5 of S0LAS-74 Convention, adopted in IMO Resolution MSC.99(73) dd. December 5, 2000, came into effect, the AIS (Automatic Identification System) has been mandatory ship equipment for a major part of the world's sea fleet.
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.
Granville W. Holman Jr. was recently elected president and chief operating officer of Raymond International Inc. and James J. Wildasin has been elected president of Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of Houston-based Raymond International,
Unlike the "Sasquatch" that was rumored to roam the Pacific Northwest for many years, even gaining fame with a cameo on the 1970s television adventure show "Six Million Dollar Man." a very real Bigfoot will he working for Ensco soon. Ensco selected
London-based Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd. foresees a 40-percent increase in the refined oil products trade, from 250 million metric tons in 1985 to 350 million metric tons by 1990. This would raise demand for products tankers by 7 million dwt, the report states.