Jakobson Shipyard, Inc. of Oyster Bay, N.Y., recently delivered an important and innovative Ocean Service Oil Skimmer Catamaran to Lagoven, C.A. of Venezuela, that c o u n t r y ' s successor to Creole/Exxon on Lake Maracaibo. While classed by ABS for ocean service,
Alva M. (Al) Hill has been elected senior vice president of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., with an Eastern plant at Swansboro, N.C., while Steve Harris has been promoted to national sales manager, and Timothy J.
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., recently launched its first tug/supply vessel for Tidewater Marine of New Orleans, La. The Sun Tide is the first of two being built under a $12-million contract. The 218-foot vessel has four engines supplying the oceangoing workboat with 7,
The subject of the January meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was "Waterjet Propulsion." Considering the U.S. Navy's latest philosophy of smaller, faster, ships, the paper was very timely.
Bath Iron Works has placed an order of $50 million with General Electric for the company's LM- 2500 marine gas turbines to power the U.S. Navy's Oliver Hazard Perry-Class guided missile frigates. The contract was announced by O.R. Bonner, general manager,
Reportedly the nation's first highspeed whale-watch vessel was delivered to Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, Bar Harbor, Me., by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass., licensee for Australia- based International Catamaran Designs (Incat).
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA of Italy and Arab Bridge Maritime Company of Jordan have signed a contract for a TMV 84 high-speed monohull to operate on their route from Aqaba, Jordan to Nuweiba, Egypt. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in less than a year from now.
The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.
Island Research and Development Corporation of Victoria, British Columbia, has ordered a Boeing Marine Systems Jetfoil hydrofoil for use in marine research tasks. The approximate value of the sale is $24 million. Jetfoil is Boeing's trade mark name for its computerized hydrofoil.
B. James Lowe, president of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., has announced that details of a contract valued at $110 million with Gulf Pacific Cruise Lines of Houston for construction of an 800-passenger cruise liner have been finalized.