The well-known Cousteau Society oceanographic research vessel Calypso recently underwent a major refurbishing at the Merrill Stevens Dry Dock Company in Miami, Fla. The vessel's engineers and mechanics installed two Cummins KTA19- M diesels, along with Twin Disc reduction gears,
In considering activities in the U.S. maritime industry for the short and long term, it is unwise to start the conversation without a mention of the patrol and defense needs of the country in the mounting effort to secure nearly 95,000 miles of coastline.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently received a pair of 30 x 10-ft. (9.1 x 3-m) PACKCAT catamaran landing craft designed and built by the William E. Munson Company of Mount Vernon, Wash. Developed for the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program,
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., recently delivered the 65-foot, 76-person ferry MTV Super Emerald to the Commonwealth Marine Leisure Corporation in Saipan. The vessel, boldly painted in red, white and blue will be used to ferry passengers to the Saipan Grand Hotel on Tinian Island,
The multipurpose cargo vessel Nordland (hull no. 179) contracted by Nordland Schiffahrtsges. mbH of Dorpen, West Germany, was recently christened and launched at ceremonies held at Jansen Werft's Leer yard in West Germany. The sponsor of the vessel was Miss Tiina Valve,
The Workboat Division of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark., recently delivered a new 28-foot aluminum patrol boat to the Marine Police of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control near Little Creek, Del. This new boat is
TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne, N.J., recently took delivery of an 80- foot, high-speed catamaran, TNT Express I, to be used for commuting and excursions in New York Harbor. The vessel, one of the first catamarans to be used for commuting in the area,
A control manufacturer, like any other organization, is in business to sell a product at a profit and therefore, makes every effort to develop and standardize a line of products that is acceptable to a given market in terms of overall performance and is within established price limitations.
Fusion Polycraft offers the FRC 1; a RIB comprised entirely of heavy-duty polyethylene or GRP, and touted as indestructible. The RIB's hull, sponson and seating are all made from polyethylene — with the hull fabricated from 12 mm thick PE80 sheeting.
Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. (OSI) recently announced that two of its affiliated companies have assumed operational management of two U.S.-flag integrated tug/barge vessels under 12-year contracts with subsidiaries of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.