The recent delivery of the Acadian Commander (shown right) and Acadian Explorer by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., marked the completion of a six vessel contract with Acadian Marine Service, Inc. for the world's first diesel electric SCR tug/supply vessels.
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
SeaArk Marine of Monticello, Ark., delivered its 27 ft. (8.2 m), all-welded aluminum Commander model to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners of Newark. N.J. Named R.V. Passaic River, the vessel will be utilized for water quality sampling and
Dennis Banta, president of Leevac Shipyards of Jennings, La., recently announced the delivery of the 165-foot offshore supply vessel Champion Express to Offshore Express, Inc. of Houma, La. The Champion Express is the first of two sister vessels ordered
Austal USA has signed a contract with New York operator, Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. (Circle Line) for a 143-ft. (43.5-m) passenger catamaran, which will be the first aluminium highspeed vessel for this operator and the third contract Austal
Bureau Veritas (BV), working with Knud E. Hansen, BV has developed a 12,500-teu containership design, it says will provide economies of scale and harness innovative technical solutions to providing more capacity. "There are nearly 15 major terminals which
Touted as the world's largest Crew/Supply Vessel, in late May Gulf Craft Inc. delivered M/V Granville C. McCall, to Seacor Marine, Inc. The vessel is powered by five Cummins KTA-50-M2 diesel engines rated at 1,800 bhp @ 1,900 rpm, each coupled with a Twin Disc, model MG- 6848,2.
The Geeste yard of Schichau Seebeckwerft AG recently delivered the ethylene gas carrier Etagas to Sloman Neptun, Bremen, West Germany. The Etagas has an overall length of 439-1/2 feet, molded breadth of 61 feet, draft of 27 feet and deadweight tonnage of 8,500 tons.
Stork-Werkspoor Diesel, a division of the Dutch VMF Group of Companies, have received orders for the delivery of 32 engines. Of these, 10 are intended for Smit & Co.'s Internationale Sleepdienst, Netherlands, to power two of their new seagoing tugs,
The creation of broad stroke, groundbreaking business deals are traditionally portrayed as being hatched on the golf course, at an exclusive social function or within the confines of a harried boardroom. The creation of Tradiant — which is a new