Ashland's New Towboats Being Built By Quality Shipyards To Be Powered By Caterpillar Engines From Whayne
Each of the three new twin-screw towboats being built by Quality Shipyards in Houma, La., for the Ashland Petroleum Company will be powered by two Caterpillar 3606 engines delivering a total of 4,200 hp per vessel. "This is the first installation
The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built
Marine Builders, Inc. of Utica, Ind., recently launched the Missouri River Queen (shown above), a 95- foot paddlewheel excursion boat with a 31-foot beam, 6'/2-foot depth, 3'4-foot draft and a '/-inch steel hull. The 600-passenger vessel was delivered to Richard Lynn of Kansas City, Mo.
Louis J. Roof has been appointed manager, river repairs at Paducah Marine Ways Inc. at Paducah, Ky. Paducah Marine Ways Inc. is one of the three shipyards operated by the St. Louis Ship Division of Pott Industries Inc. Mr. Roof, a 20-year veteran at Paducah Marine Ways,
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), a conference within The American Waterways Operators, represents the interests of the small- and mediumsized or "second-tier" yards in the shipbuilding and repair industry. These yards build and repair the tugboats,
Hartley Marine Corp. will lease and operate the Riverport General Cargo Facility, according to a recent agreement between Hartley and the Paducah-McCracken County Port Authority. The facility is located at approximately Mile 1.3 on the Tennessee River
Homeport Marine Services, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., has completed the 195-foot fish tender Northern Wind, owned by Arctic Alaska Fisheries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. Upon delivery, the vessel will travel to Seattle by way of the Panama Canal where
Ken Howe has been named manager of marine repair at Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Marine Service Company in Jeffersonville, Ind. In his new position, Mr. Howe will be responsible for the management of marine repair as well as Jeffboat's machine shop.
K o c h - E l l i s C o m p l e t es N e w R O / R O F a c i l i ty — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le
Koch-Ellis Barge and Ship Service recently announced the completion of a totally new RO/RO facility. This new department has been created to handle the increasing demand for cleaning, gas freeing and light repairs for all standard types of containers in both 20- and 40-foot lengths.