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Stena Discovery Performance Improved With Enhanced Steering System

On February 14, the world's largest high-speed ferry catamaran Stena Discovery took off from Belfast, after a planned drydocking, and about one hour out at sea on the captain's command the waterjet control was switched over to steering by a retrofitted Humphree Interceptor Steering System.

 

Emerson Shank Joins Desco Marine As VP Sales And Marketing

Desco Marine president Tom Collins announced recently that Emerson Shank has accepted the position of vice president for sales and marketing with the St. Augustine shipbuilder. Mr. Shank will supervise Desco's sales and marketing program for new boat construction,

E.C. Flint Promoted At Zidell's Marine Construction Division

Edward C. Flint has been promoted to production manager of the Marine Construction Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore. In his new position, Mr. Flint, who has 20 years of marine construction experience, will be responsible for all phases of Zidell barge construction,

First Of Three Catug/Barge Units Christened At Avondale Yard

Christening ceremonies were held recently at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans for the first of three integrated catug/ barge vessels currently under construction there for use by Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The Oxy Trader is designed

Omnithruster Describes Maneuvering System In New Brochure

Omnithruster is a new system for use aboard commercial, fishing, scientific, government, pleasure and special-purpose vessels such as cushion craft and hydrofoils. Of unique design, for which patents have been applied, the system provides thrust through port and starboard jets,

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.

Canter Named President Of At-Sea Incineration

Howard R. Canter has been appointed president of At-Sea Incineration, Inc. (ASI), according to a recent announcement by B. James Lowe, president and chief executive officer of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company. He succeeds Gerald R. Schiller, who has

 
 
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