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.
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,
Venture Seals (OVS), a manufacturer of propeller shaft sealing systems, has developed the Eco-Seal - what it describes as a revolutionary new design in propeller shaft sealing technology, as it is designed to ensure there is no oil leakage to the
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.
HYDROCOMP, INC. and Hamburgische Schiffbau- Versuchsanstalt (HSVA) recently announced a cooperative relationship, with the shared principal goal to create the industry's most comprehensive source for performance prediction solutions through the mutual
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
The consulting naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C. has been chosen by the City of Los Angeles, Calif, to design a replacement for the City's major fireboat the 75-yearold Ralph J. Scott. Currently celebrating their 70th consecutive year of operations,
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.
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.