An unusual crewboat for ferrying oil field workers across the Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories is nearing completion at Matsumoto Shipyard, Ltd., on the Dollarton waterfront of North Vancouver, British Columbia, for Esso Resources Canada Ltd.
In considering activities in the U.S. maritime industry for the short and long term, it is unwise to start the conversation without a mention of the patrol and defense needs of the country in the mounting effort to secure nearly 95,000 miles of coastline.
Two power plant barges, NAPORCOR Power Barges 3 and 4, built for the National Power Corporation (NPC) of the Philippines, were completed recently at Hitachi Zosen's Osaka Works and subsequently towed to their destination. These barges, the same
Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. of Coos Bay, Oregon, recently delivered the second 94-foot trawler Centurion to Continental Marine. She is designed to participate in the North Pacific trawl fishing industry, with capabilities of switching quickly from bottom trawling to mid-water trawling.
The international classification and certification society Det norske Veritas has granted Wartsila Diesel's Vasa factory ISO 9001 certification in recognition of the effectiveness of the factory's quality system. The ISO 9001 quality system covers
VT Halmatic expanded its range of hull forms to include the Camarc Ltd. 16m pilot/patrol boat design, already proven in service with Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Humber and the Port of Tees and Hartlepool. The hull — powered by diesel
In the era of consolidation on the maritime diesel engine market, it is refreshing to report news of a new competitor. Mack Trucks - well known and regarded for the quality, durability and life-cycle performance of its products in land based markets - has created a new business unit,
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
The Australian Department of Transport has improved its oil-spill response capability with the purchase of four Class I re- covery vessels from MARCO Seattle. The MARCO skimmers are the first self-propelled Filterbelt® skimmers ordered by Australia,
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wis., has been awarded contracts from Avondale Industries to supply eight 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC2.5V engines, and eight 12-cylinder opposed piston engines for a reconfigured class of Navy amphibious ships.