Nichols Brothers Yard Starts Work On 265-Foot Split-Hull Hopper Dredge

Work commenced at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. Whidbey Island yard, Freeland, Wash., recently on the initial phase of a 265-foot by 54-foot by 22-foot self-propelled trailing suction split-hull hopper dredge. Manson Construction & Engineering Company of Seattle, Wash.


Midland Enterprises Expands With The Times

Since planting its roots in 1925 as a small coal delivery business known as the Ohio River Company (ORCO), Midland Enterprises has evolved from one chartered boat and four barges to more than 85 boats and 2,400 barges moving the entire eastern inland waterways system.

SeaArk Delivers Commander To Passaic Valley

SeaArk Marine of Monticello, Ark., delivered its 27 ft. (8.2 m), all-welded aluminum Commander model to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners of Newark. N.J. Named R.V. Passaic River, the vessel will be utilized for water quality sampling and

I.T.C. Holland Engineers Its Third Double Rig Dry Transport On The Sibig Venture

I.T.C. Holland B.V., Haarlem, Holland, the Netherlands, recently contracted the dry transport of two Rowan rigs from Seward, Alaska to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Rowan Middletown was loaded aboard the Sibig Venture in Seward, Alaska. The vessel then proceeded to Long Beach,

Verolme Botlek Carries Out Vessel Upgrades

Verolme Botlek, a drydocking, repair and conversion yard located in Rotterdam, has been actively repairing various vessels including FPSO Uisge Gorm, which underwent tank damage repairs this past summer. The yard concluded yet another steel repair project - renewing of the 7,

USCG Ammends Illegal Drug Policy For Commercial Fishing

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Yost and Customs Service Commissioner William von Raab recently announced that personal- use of illegal drugs found on commercial fishing industry vessels will no longer subject the vessel to immediate seizure,

Navigation Sciences Offers Viewnav® Master Mariner Brochure

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,

Fjellstrand Wins Order For Two High-Speed Passenger Catamarans

Two 38.8-meter (about 127.3- foot) high-speed passenger catamarans worth about NOK75-80 million (about $11-12 million), have been ordered from Fjellstrand of Norway by the Spanish shipping company Cat Lines S.A. in Valencia. This order marks a

Watercom Installs Payphones On Steamboat

The steamboat Delta Queen, owned and operated by the Delta Queen Steamboat Co. of New Orleans, La., was recently fitted with two Watercom payphones. John G. Smith, vice president of marketing and sales for Watercom, stated, "All passengers and

Workboat 2002 Round-Up Bollinger to USCG: 50 Boats and Counting

What first began in 1996 as a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to Bollinger Shipyards to construct one 87-ft. (26.5- m) Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) with options, has since led to the delivery of 50 of these same vessels —

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