Senesco Marine last month christened its new dry dock and celebrated the dry dock's receipt of a key certification that has already significantly increased the company's repair business. The certification bestowed upon the Leslie G by Heger Dry Dock, Inc, of Holliston, Mass.
A main key to maneuverability in new ships is the special thrusters that enable her to keep on precise course or station and to "creep" at very low speeds, and demand for one such system, the Elliott White Gill™ thrust and propulsion unit, is said to be increasing because of its simplicity,
The M/V C/Wanderer is a new crew/supply vessel designed and built by Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The all-aluminum craft is operated by Co-Mar Offshore C o r p o r a t i o n of Morgan City, and is the 29th vessel Co- Mar or affiliated companies have taken delivery from Swiftships,
Richard M. Currence, president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, has announced the delivery of two new 190-foot by 40-foot by 14- foot towing/supply vessels. The Gulf Fleet No. 42 and Gulf Fleet No. 43 (shown above) are sister vessels and are
In 1988, Congress enacted the Abandoned Shipwreck Act (Pub. L. 100-298, 43 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2106), in an effort to give states more authority to protect the historical provenance of abandoned shipwrecks in state waters. It was one of the more controversial
The Merrimac Ferry, which crosses the Wisconsin River between Sauk and Columbia counties, is Wisconsin's only free ferry. It shuttles WIS 113 traffic between Okee on the east bank and Merrimac on the west. In the 150 plus years that a ferry has
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).
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has implemented a program called the "Rapid Response Team" that provides immediate assistance to shipowners and offshore operators to minimize casualty losses. In the planning stage since late 1988, the Rapid Response
A full-color "Viewnav® Master Mariner Electronic Chart Navigation System" brochure is available from Navigation Sciences, Inc. of Bethesda, Md. The four-page brochure describes and illustrates the Viewnav system used by operators of pilotboats,
St. Philip Towing of Tampa, Fla., recently announced that the company has closed with the U.S. Maritime Administration on the purchase of two "trac"-type tugs that had been under construction in Texas. Bay Transportation, owned by George M. Steinbrenner, purchased the assets of St.