A main key to maneuverability in new ships is the special thrusters that enable her to keep on precise course or station and to "creep" at very low speeds, and demand for one such system, the Elliott White Gill™ thrust and propulsion unit, is said to be increasing because of its simplicity,
Sayville Ferry Service Inc. recently announced the addition of the Fire Island Clipper to its fleet. The Clipper (shown above), built by Robert E. Derecktor at Mamaroneck, N.Y., was placed into service on the company's Sayville, N.Y., to Fire Island run immediately upon delivery.
The new 400-passenger Music City Queen (shown above) was christened recently in her home port of Nashville, Tenn., according to Dr. Hugh D. Claughton, owner and president of Belle Carol Riverboat Company of that city. His daughter, Carol Ann Claughton, was the vessel's sponsor.
The M/V C/Wanderer is a new crew/supply vessel designed and built by Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The all-aluminum craft is operated by Co-Mar Offshore C o r p o r a t i o n of Morgan City, and is the 29th vessel Co- Mar or affiliated companies have taken delivery from Swiftships,
St. Philip Towing of Tampa, Fla., recently announced that the company has closed with the U.S. Maritime Administration on the purchase of two "trac"-type tugs that had been under construction in Texas. Bay Transportation, owned by George M. Steinbrenner, purchased the assets of St.
Verolme Botlek, a drydocking, repair and conversion yard located in Rotterdam, has been actively repairing various vessels including FPSO Uisge Gorm, which underwent tank damage repairs this past summer. The yard concluded yet another steel repair project - renewing of the 7,
Contractor sea trials of submarines built by General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn., will be supported by Raytheon Company's research vessel Sub Sig II under terms of a charter signed recently by the two firms. The vessel, owned
The Danish shipyard Burmeister & Wain recently delivered the 84,000-dwt product tanker Petrobulk Mars, the first ship in the world to be equipped with a oneman operated bridge. The vessel is classified by Det norske Veritas with the new class registration
Alabama Shipyard has contracted with Manson Construction Co. to build a hopper dredge at its facility in Mobile, Ala. The 12,000-cu.-yd. hopper dredge, designed by Hal Hockema & Associates of Seattle, Wash., will measure 390 x 76 x 30 ft. Engineering
A full-color "Viewnav® Master Mariner Electronic Chart Navigation System" brochure is available from Navigation Sciences, Inc. of Bethesda, Md. The four-page brochure describes and illustrates the Viewnav system used by operators of pilotboats,