Salt water is one of the toughest environments when it comes to exposed machinery. Common untreated metals are eroded in a matter of months and expensive equipment can become useless in half that time. One particularly vulnerable part of such


Passenger Vessels: What's in Store in 2004?

The passenger vessel market is a classic mature marine market. Segments of it are doing well, while other parts have literally died. For example, the overnight segment of the market saw one substantial vessel delivered in 2003 with none on the horizon for 2004.

Uniroyal Fendering To Be Fitted On ARAMCO Tug —Literature Available

Components of an extruded EPDM/butyl fendering system receive the final inspection at the Uniroyal Engineered Systems plant in Mishawaka, Ind., prior to shipping to the ARAMCO maritime company for use on one of its 6,000-bhp Water Tractor tugboats.


Faster, more efficient cargo handling reduces costs and increases profit opportunities for all vessel owners—inland, coastal and deepdraft. To satisfy the changing needs of these cost-conscious customers, manufacturers of deck machinery and cargo

Two Executives N a m ed At Mississippi M a r i ne

D. John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine Corp., Greenville, Miss., has announced the appointment of R. Monroe Barrett and Hugh Smith Jr. to executive posts in the firm. Mr. Barrett recently joined Mississippi Marine as manager of marketing and repair operations, while Mr.

Navy Honors Engineering Pioneer

A ceremony was held on November 19, 2001, to rename the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station's (NAVSSES) Surface Ship Systems Engineering Complex, the Richard C. Cunningham Engineering Complex. The building (77H) was renamed to honor Cunningham's pioneering

Burton Shipyard Inc. Names Three Officers

As a part of a complete reorganization, Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently announced the following appointments: Gene M. Woodfin, chairman of the board and chief executive officer; Nathan M. Smythe, president and chief operating officer; and Ronnie Moerbe,

Watercom Offers Extra Convenience Of Fax Machine Message Transmission

—Literature Available Subscribers to Watercom are discovering a unique feature of the only direct dial, marine telecommunications system available. They're discovering that Watercom operates with facsimile (FAX) machines. Prior to the advent of Watercom,

Two Executives Appointed At Designers & Planners

Designers & Planners, Inc. of Washington, D.C., recently announced the appointment of Michael R. Yriondo as director of special projects and Richard S. Carleton as director of marine engineering. The announcements were made by Ferd Serim, president of

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