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Canada's Largest OSRV Designed By MARCO

A new design oil spill recovery vessel from MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders and designers of these type vessels, was recently commissioned by a Canadian owner. Called the Burrard Cleaner No. 9, she is the largest oil recovery vessel serving Canada.

 

Self-Cleaning Filter System Cuts Maintenance Costs

A routine oil and filter change in the tight quarters of the engine room onboard a boat is normally a messy and awkward job. Buckets of used lube oil and filter cartridges must be lugged up the narrow galley stairs for disposal and new oil and filters must be carried down the stairs,

Tacoma Boat Launches First Of Two Tug/Supply Vessels For Tidewater Marine

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,

Submersible Drilling Barge "The Mr. Ray' Christened At McDermott Yard

The Phoenix Seadrill Rig 3 — The Mr. Ray—an all-new slottedtype submersible posted drilling barge built by McDermott Inc. shipyard, New Iberia, La., was christened recently at ceremonies held at the yard. The rig can drill below 30,000 feet in nominal 7- to 21-foot water depths.

Promoting A Modal Shift

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.

ABS Classes 127 New Vessels In September

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,

Nichols Brothers Delivers 39-knot Catamaran

The transit between Long Beach and Catalina Island will be reduced to "well under" one hour when the "Jet Cat Express" joins the Catalina Express fleet. "This will take place before Memorial Day," according to G r e g Bombard, president of the California company.

Austal USA Secures Candies Vessel Duo

Austal Ltd. has reported that its U.S. operation, Austal USA, has secured a two-vessel order for the construction of 150 ft. (45.7 m) aluminum crew supply vessels to operate in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel pair, which has been ordered by Otto Candies of Des Allemands, La.

N a v y Awards $ 9 6 8 , 0 00 Fiberglass Patrol Boat Contract To Uniflite

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two separate contracts with an aggregate value of $968,000 for the construction of fiberglass patrol boats, one for the development of a prototype 11-meter (36-foot) high-speed diesel craft to Uniflite, Inc.

SWATH Cruise Ship Passes Sea Trials

The world's first luxury SWATH design cruise ship, the SSC Diamond Radisson, recently cleared her first hurtle, completing her threeday sea trials with "flying colors," according to Finnyards Oy, her builder. "The trials were an outstanding success,

 
 
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