The Trinity Marine Group has completed a five-boat, $13-million contract with the delivery of two 106-foot docking tugs from Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., to the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The new tugs, Amman and Aqaba, are each 106.
A new police surveillance launch, RP 9, was recently delivered to the Dutch Marine Police Force by Damen Shipyards of Gorinchem, the Netherlands, The first vessels of this type, built by Damen as pilotboats, are in service off the German coast.
Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc., Long Beach Calif. Received a new 54-ft. (16.4-m) welded aluminum pilot boat from Hike Metal Products Ltd. in Wheatley, Ontario, Canada this past July. Hike Metal was approached in the early summer of 2002 after Jacobsen
Serving The U.S. Inland And Coastal Waterways Vessels: Since the focus of the Annual National Waterways Conference August issue is on the inland and coastal waterways of the U.S., MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS thought it might be interesting
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
Allied-Signal Inc. of Petersburg, Va., is offering free literature on Spectra high-performance ropes, described by the manufacturer as one of the strongest, lightest-weight fibers ever made. Pound for pound it is said to be 10 times stronger than
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.
Marine Industries Northwest Inc. of Tacoma, Wash., recently performed overhaul and activation repairs aboard two large RO/RO barges for a New York corporation. The former SeaWay Express RO/ RO barges City of Seward, and Resurrection Bay, each
Lexair, Inc. of Lexington, Ky., has introduced a new remote direct pilot- operated three-way poppet valve, with an operating ratio of 5:1 (internal line pressure versus minimum pilot pressure) for unequaled performance of industrial and process control of liquids and gases.