A company specializing in computer- assisted marine design and research and development opened recently at B.C.I.T., Discovery Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Seatronics Technologies Ltd. has emerged from a long-established company, Seaspan Development Co.
Genstar Limited, Montreal, Canada, has announced the appointment of James S. Byrn as president of Genstar Marine Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Byrn was formerly president and owner of Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, recently acquired
Voith Schiffstechnik has introduced a pair of new technologies to its already innovative range of Voith Schneider propulsion products. The Voith Turbo Fin is a rotating cylinder at the leading edge of the stabilizing fin which influences the flow acting on a tug's hull.
Two 22,000-hp tugs, the Smit Rotterdam and Smit London of Smit Tak International Ocean Towage and Salvage Company (the Netherlands), recently towed a Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) from Nippon Kokan's Tsu Yard in Japan to the north coast of Alaska.
Oceanic Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., announced that its McDermott Scotland Division has been subcontracted by Taywood-Santa Fe Ltd. for a sum in excess of 10 million pounds sterling (approximately $23
Transport Minister Otto Lang "piloted" an icebreaker through a frozen channel recently to officially open ARCTEC Canada Limited's new Canadian headquarters. It was a simulated, yet extremely realistic "maiden voyage" in ARCTEC's new ice tank,
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.
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
Lake Shore, Inc., Iron Mountain/ Kingsford, Mich., prominent manufacturer of marine cranes, winches, windlasses and mooring systems, has opened a Gulf Coast sales office to expand its services to the offshore oil industry. The facility is located at Lake View of Cypress Station,
In the keynote speech before the annual meeting of the Warrior- Tombigbee Development Association, Joseph A. Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., warned of two major threats to the future survival of the inland and coastal water transportation industry.