The first of two 135-foot, Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels being built by Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., under an $8.6- million contract with the U.S. Navy, has been delivered. The all-steel, twin-engine landing craft, designated LCU-1680,
NKK Corporation recently announced that it has received an order from Nippon Yusen K.K. (NYK) and Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line Berhad (PNSL), Malaysia's leading shipping company, to build a 18,000-cubic-meter LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier.
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.
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.
Richard M. Currence, president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, New Orleans, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Gulf Fleet Marine Operations, Inc., has been awarded a multi-vessel, oneyear contract by The Oil & Natural Gas Commission, the national energy company of India.
The Maritime Administration has awarded the following research and development contracts: A $442,000 contract to Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn., to investigate the potential improvement in atomization of marine bunker fuels that have been emulsified with water.
Shipping industry professionals interested in statistics will welcome a new publication just issued by Fairplay Information Systems (FISYS). Drawn from the extensive FISYS database, "World Shipping Statistics 1990" presents a detailed statistical analysis of world shipping industry,
Transtema Kockumation, Sweden, formerly the electronics division of Kockumation, wellknown producers of the Loadmaster and Levelmaster computer systems, recently introduced a new system under the trade name Shipmaster. The system is designed to
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., recently delivered a 125-foot, 315-passenger excursion boat to Padelford Packet Boat Co., Minneapolis, Minn. Christened the M/V Anson Northrup, she is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3306 BT diesel engines,
ANSCHUETZ Circle 6 1 on Reader Service Card Anschuetz & Co. GmbH of Kiel- Wik, West Germany, designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of navigation products, including gyrocompasses, autopilots, and steering controls that have been installed on more than 9,