Jeffboat Delivers River Towboat M/V Cletus To Luhr Brothers

Jeffboat Incorporated, Jeffersonville, Ind., recently delivered the river towboat M/V Cletus (shown above) to Luhr Brothers, Inc. of Columbia, 111. Named for Cletus Whelan, vice president of Luhr Brothers, the 102-foot-long vessel has a width of 36 feet,


Detroit-Powered Towboat Delivered To FOSTI By Orange Shipbuilding

The towboat Fosti Sybil M. (shown above) was delivered recently by Orange Shipbuilding Company, Inc. of Orange, Texas, to Fuel Oil Supply and Terminaling, Inc. (FOSTI) of Houston. She is the fourth of a five-vessel contract from Fosti, which includes three other pushers and a tugboat.

Eastern Marine Delivers Towboat —Ninth of A 10-Vessel Contract

Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the towboat Eagle, the ninth vessel of a 10-vessel contract that was signed with Central Gulf Lines, Inc. of New Orleans, La. The vessels are operated by Compass Marine Gulf, Inc., also of New Orleans,

Western Towboat Gets A N e w Titan

This past June, Western Towboat launched its largest piece of high-performance machinery to date: the 120-ft (36.6 m) Gulf Titan. The vessel, which is 12 ft. (3.7 m) longer than Western's two previous builds, the Western Titan and Pacific Titan,


A Review Over the years we have published many feature articles that reviewed the latest designs and developments of diesel engines per se. For the review that follows, we decided to report on the many kinds of ancillary equipment and services

Jeffboat Names Ken Howe Manager, Marine Repair

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.

LaGrange And Wyne Appointed At Louisiana Dock's Harahan Yard

Robert W. Greene, executive vice president of Louisiana Dock Company, has announced the appointments of Wayne P. LaGrange as Harahan shipyard manager, and Garrold L. Wyne as shipyard supervisor. Mr. LaGrange will have operational responsibility for the Harahan Shipyard,


The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.

First Vessel Extruded From Covered Hall At Cammell Laird

The first vessel extruded from Cammell Laird Shipbuilders' covered construction hall —one of the biggest of its kind in the U.K.— is a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer for the Royal Navy. This operation took place when the destroyer, which is to be named HMS Liverpool,


Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,

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