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.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
When Moss Point Marine of Escatawpa, Mississippi, delivered the Nicor Clipper to her owners recently, the tug/supply/container deck vessel made the record book. Delivered to new owner Nicor Marine Inc., of New Orleans, the Nicor Clipper measures
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B„ a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms.
Furuno recently announced the introduction of their FR-803D high brightness digital radar. This is the latest and most cost competitive member of the Furuno digital radar family. The FR-803D radar offers a steady picture 12-inch CRT, three kw
Wartsila Corporation has supplied a 5,800 kW Power Module to Bergesen d.y. Offshore AS, Norway, for installation on board the FPSO vessel Berge Hus. The Module, which is powered by a Wartsila 18V32DF dual-fuel engine, will burn produced gas. Currently
Author's Introduction: One of the most exciting rescues in history took place when Derrick Lay Barge 269 sank during Hurricane Roxanne in the Gulf of Mexico in 1995. Two hundred and thirty men threw themselves into thirty- and forty-foot seas,
The West German firm of Renk Tacke recently reported that another six Renk Constant Frequency (RCF) gear installations have been ordered, bringing the total sold within three years to well over 100 installations representing a value of approximately 100 million Marks (about US$56 million).
Northern Radio announces the recent introduction of the Model N-860 Scanning, synthesized HF/ SSB transceiver. The new Model N-860, FCC type accepted, is said to be the first Scanning HF/SSB transceiver to be made available to the U.S. market.
GE Marine Engines has been supplying integrated propulsion systems for a variety of commercial and military marine customers for more than 25 years. GE's complete line of aeroderivative gas turbines includes the LM500 (6,000 hp). LM1600 (20.000 hp),