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
Barge operators are often accused of giving the marine fuels industry a bad name. While it is true that there are barging companies with a debatable approach to the business, they are very much in the minority. Worldwide, barge operators are working hard to improve their services and operations.
Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently completed the 85-foot catamaran Catamarin (shown above) for Harbor Carriers of San Francisco, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime. The 30-knot, 400-passenger vessel will operate
SeaArk Marine, Monticello, Ark., recently built and delivered a 54 ft. passenger boat to Atlantis Marine World. Riverhead, N.Y. Marine World will use Atlantis Explorer to accommodate more than 70 people for eco-tours on the Peconic River. The two-hour
NKK (Nippon Kokan) has developed a new basic ship design promoting greater energy conservation, which will be applied to three vessels (two ore/coal carriers and a bulk carrier) being built for Showa Shipping Company and Nippon Yusen. Shinichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Inc.
Puerto Rico Marine Management Inc. (PRMMI), agent for Navieras de Puerto Rico, recently announced the appointmment of Chris Hayes as port manager in Baltimore. Mr. Hayes, who began his career in the maritime industry in 1963 with U.S. Lines and then with Sea- Land,
McDermott Marine Construction has completed the deepest pipelines laid in U.S. waters. The two pipelines reached depths of approximately 1,400 feet and were installed for Conoco Inc.'s Jolliet project. The 6.5-mile 10-inch lines were installed
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
William J. Blume, president, announces that Blume Worldwide Services has been appointed North American sales representative for the Selco Group of Companies, Singapore. The Selco Group includes Selco Salvage, which operates a comprehensive marine
Argent Marine Services, owner of LNG carrier Arzew, has reached an agreement of a time charter with a Shell company. In connection with this agreement, Argent will refurbish and reactivate Arzew for recommission. A sistership of the recently redeployed LNG Delta was constructed as a U.