The 195-Foot trawler Defender, shown here during sea trials on Puget Sound, recently underwent an intensive 12-week conversion at Seattle's MARCO Shipyard. Formerly an offshore supply vessel and RSW tender, she was brought to full trawler capability for Dutch Harbor Seafoods.
The latest addition to the Alaska fishing fleet is a new, longer version of Marco Shipyard's successful North Pacific freezer longliner design. The 141-foot Lilli Ann, recently christened in Seattle, Wash., was designed and built by Marco for Deep Pacific Fishing Co.
Jacksonville, Fla., naval architects and marine engineers Rodney E. Lay & Associates is completing construction detail drawings for a new 210-foot sidewheel casino vessel which will be owned and operated by Players International and Southern Illinois Riverboat Casino Cruises in Metropolis,
A tlantic Marine Inc and Atlantic / 1 Dry Dock Corp have forged an enviable reputation around the JL JLglobe in all aspects of vessel construction, conversion and repair. The yards offer ship owners modern physical facilities, technical capabilities and organizational experience,
A new PC-based software from the Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, monitors steam generating water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results. The software, called Drew Watch Electronic Services, is
When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the
Scott Watterworth has been named vice president-operations for General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. of San Francisco. His new responsibilities will encompass overall management direction of full cargo vessel operations handled by the company's offices in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Zapata Corporation of Houston recently announced that its board of directors and the board of directors of Trafalgar House Limited have approved an agreement for Zapata's U.K. subsidiary, Zapata Off-Shore Services Limited, to acquire Offshore Marine Limited,
Tano Corporation, New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Valcon Sales and Services, Chesapeake, Va., and the opening of a regional field service and repair facility for its Tano-GR Services Division in Chesapeake. Valcon, which will be part of Tano Marine Systems,
Shipowners are known for having distinct differences of opinion, but the one thing that all agree on is the importance of having access to capital. In an industry in which assets are generally bigticket items and operating margins can be thin,