What may be the newest "old" boat in the United States is under construction at Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., shipyard. There, a genuine sternwheeler with all the outward appearances of a paddlewheel riverboat of a bygone era is rising on the banks of the Escatawpa River.
The U.S. barge and towing industry has established an excellent reputation for being responsive to the needs of America's shippers and consumers. It is fuelefficient, cost-effective and highly productive. With these qualities, it is no wonder
On May 22, 1944, the Certificate of Incorporation of The American Waterways Operators was filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware. It asserted, among other things, that AWO's purpose was, "To promote harmonious and friendly cooperation among
Wartsila Marine Industries has completed the conversion and refurbishment of the S/S Monterey at its Turku Repair Yard, and the vessel has been re-delivered to her owners, Aloha Pacific Cruises, Alexandria, Va. The 564-foot-long Monterey will transit via Kristiansand,
Responding to the need for a presence and to assist in the professionalization of the U.S. marine salvage and firefighting response, nine U.S. salvors have joined together to form the American Salvage Association (ASA). The initial group has participated
Ocean Salvors Company of New York, N.Y., and Crescent Towing and Salvage Company, Inc. of New Orleans, La., have jointly announced the establishment of a Gulf Coast salvage station in New Orleans. Ocean Salvors, an expanding enterprise of two leading
Chevron Corporation's newest tanker, the 78,000-dwt R. Hal Dean, was recently christened and delivered at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. Christened by Mrs. Gale Dean, wife of R. Hal Dean, a member of Chevron's board of directors,
A multi-role hospital and support ship, built at Gijon yard within schedule, was delivered by IZAR to its owner, Spain's Instituto Social de la Marina (ISM, a fishermen's welfare and health care organization, part of the Spanish Social Security).
A situation ongoing at press time half way around the world promises to affect the way in which ship emergencies are handled in the U.S. and abroad. Last month, debates were raging and political fur was flying as the stricken tanker, Castor, carrying 29,
Maritime Reporter solicited the opinions of two of the leading marine salvage companies to discover trends and challenges facing marine operators in the near future. The 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by American Salvage Association (ASA),