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Columbia Coastal Christens Super Barge

U.S.-flag container feeder barge operator, Columbia Coastal Transport added Columbia Elizabeth — one of the largest container barges ever built — to its fleet. The 912 TEU barge, which was christened in Portland, Ore., is ready to transport empties,

 

Three Executive Promotions Made By Tidewater Marine— Allgood Named President

Tidewater Inc. has announced a major realignment in the executive staff of Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., the oldest and largest of the company's enterprises serving the energy industry. Sam S. Allgood has been elected president of Tidewater Marine,

Integrated Mooring Systems: The Way of the Future

Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.

Student Paper Presented At SNAME Chesapeake Section

The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at Walter Reed Army Hospital's Officers' Club to hear a paper by Richard A. Swanek and Alfred L. Dinsenhacher, both of David Taylor NSRDC, and Lt. Michael F.

Castor's Downfall: Hyper-Accelerated Corrosion

Few marine incidents have vexed the collective international marine community as much as the recent situation with the damaged product tanker Castor, a ship, which experienced a near fatal deckplate crack in mid-voyage and then was denied safe

American Aero To Build New Facility That Will Double Current Capacity

American Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, will more than double its current production capacity by building a new manufacturing plant, warehouse, and office complex in northwest Houston. The AAI plant proposal, more than a year in the planning stages,

GE Credit Buys 188,500-DWT Tanker For $84.9 Million

The General Electric Credit Corporation (GECC), Stamford, Conn., announced it has acquired through a leveraged lease transaction its 12th tanker, the 188,- 500-dwt B.T. San Diego, from National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.

$8.13 Million Conversion Contract Awarded Keppel

Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,

Peterson Receives $33.6-Million Contract For Two Heavy-Lift Ships

Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.

Introducing Lean Shipbuilding to U.S. Yards

Lean times call for "leaner" boats and what better to employ than Lean Shipbuilding, which is known as a proven approach that shipyards can use to improve shipbuilding efficiency. It has the advantages of reducing defects while remaining responsive to change.

 
 
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