The New London, Conn., fleet of John H. Wronowski gained a new member recently with the addition of the heavy-duty tugboat Paul A. Wronowski. The vessel was built by Wronowski-owned Thames Shipyard in New London, and joins a fleet of five towboats and
Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J. Barreras, part of Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), recently delivered the 344-foot Albacora, what is believed to be the world's largest tuna purse seiner. To be operated by Albacora Company in the Indian Ocean from her base at Seychelles,
It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,
For the U.S. maritime industry, and for the U.S. Coast Guard, the fiscal year 1986 budget sent to Congress by President Reagan was little short of disastrous. For the U.S. shipbuilding industry and its various suppliers and subcontractors, though,
If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the General Brehon B. Somervell, the third of four 273-foot logistic support vessels (LSV) being built for the U.S. Army in a $40.8-million contract. The Army contract is being administered by the U.
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association of the inland and coastal tug and barge industry, will hold its annual meeting and spring convention on April 4-5, 1991, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. All AWO members,
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation of Houston has completed the acquisition of the assets of Seahorse, Inc., including 92 marine service vessels, according to an announcement by Kenneth W. Waldorf, Zapata Gulf chairman and chief executive officer.
The advantages of using general-purpose dry cargo containers for the carriage of both dry and liquid bulks as opposed to special units, which probably have to bear the costs of repositioning after use, is discussed in a booklet published by the