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.
The 66,800-dwt petroleum products carrier Urania Coulouthros (shown above) was delivered recently at the Tamamo Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company in Japan to Olympos Trading Corporation of Liberia. The Panamax tanker is equipped
The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the installation in New York Harbor of the Inogon Leading Mark, a single station, short-range optical guidance system that directs vessels safely and accurately through narrow channels. The system, which had previously
—Free Literature Available— Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., is now shipping its GPS Core Module and the 501 TR/GPS Navigator to a growing number of commercial shipowners worldwide, according to Sperry project manager Bruce Angus. The GPS Core Module is a singlechannel,
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.
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
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N a t i o n a l W a t e r w a ys C o n f e r e n c e Elects Officers A n d C o m m i t t e e M e m b e rs
Sheldon L. Morgan of Mobile, Ala., senior vice president of First Alabama Bank, was elected as chairman of the National Waterways Conference's board of directors at the organization's annual meeting this year in Little Rock, Ark. He succeeds Rodman Kober of Chicago,
The International Chamber of Shipping, in an appeal to the world shipping community to cut down on marine pollution and save lives at sea, has published a new booklet to assist in the attainment of these goals. Called the Bridge Procedures Guide,
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.