Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
Admiral J.W. Kime, Commandant, United States Coast Guard Editor's Note: Mm. John William Kime was recently named the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was nominated to the position while serving as Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered the 98-foot scalloper Traveler to Jakob N. Shervo and his sons, John K. and Jarry, of New Bedford, Mass. Over the years, Bender has delivered several scallopers to New Bedford fishing interests,
In Stralsund, an ocean-going giant takes to the water with the help of a record-breaking lift. The Stralsund ship lift reportedly breaks all records, as nowhere in the world is there a lifting and lowering facility on a larger scale than this 754 x 115 ft.
Samsung Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SSC) of Koje, South Korea, has published a 24-page full-color brochure describing the company and its shipbuilding facilities and capabilities. Elaborately presented, photographs, drawings, and text describe the up-to-date facilities and equipment of the yard,
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently launched its third mine countermeasure ship, the USS Patriot (MCM-7). The Mine Countermeasure Ship is a new design, designated the "Avenger" class. The ships are 224 feet in length, have a beam of 37 feet,
In the fall of 1999, American Classic Voyages (AMCV) announced plans to almost singlehandedly revive the business of building cruise ships in the United States. Critics claimed it couldn 't be done, but the ships steadily took shape on the building ways in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
One of the interesting new ship designs of 1976, the "Multiflex" multipurpose cargo ship developed by the Danish shipbuilders Burmeister & Wain, is to include MacGregor stern slewing ramps when the first two are delivered to the yard's subsidiary company, Hamlet Shipping.
NICOR Inc. chairman and president C.J. Gauthier recently announced acquisition, with NICOR common stock, of two marine transportation companies — Arthur Levy Enterprises, Inc. and Offshore Island Boats, Inc. These two companies, along with Acadian Marine Service Inc.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le Raytheon Marine Company has introduced the new, multi-function RAY-410 Loudhailer, featuring twoway intercom with inputs for up to four remote stations, plus automatic foghorn with six signals, anchor bell, and more.