The International WorkBoat Show
13,000 To Attend 16th Annual International WorkBoat Show; November 3-5, New Orleans Thirteen thousand workboat professionals are expected at this year's International WorkBoat Show. According to Steve McDonough, WorkBoat '94's sales manager, "Without a doubt, New Orleans is the place to be in November for anyone involved in the commercial marine industry. Whether looking to build, buy, service or supply, visitors to WorkBoat '94 will find what they need. Everything pertaining to the workboat industry will be on display, from electronics and engines to winches and propellers." Mr. McDonough contends that the broad diversity of commercial marine market segments represented by the show's visitors and exhibitors is a key factor in the show's growth.
Workboat and marine trade prof e s s i o n a l s will gather for the WorkBoat Show at the Ernest N.
Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. Since its inception in 1978, the show has attracted more than 150,000 commercial marine professionals looking to buy, sell, sample and compare the latest in equipment and services, keep up with industry trends, make new contacts and re-establish old ones. The 1994 edition of The International WorkBoat Show promises to live up to its reputation as "North America's Premier Workboat Trade Show." More than 400 companies from across the U.S. and around the world will showcase their wares in more than 850 booths at the show. Professionals involved in the construction, maintenance, and operation of t u g b o a t s , barges, f e r r i e s and workboats, and in related industries and services, will find the show an invaluable resource.
This year's seminar program includes sessions on the latest developments in electronic navigation (Electronic Navigation: Inside ECDIS and ECS), the ramifications of Title XI on loan guarantees for new vessel construction (The New Title XI: Blessing or Curse?), and the pros and cons of vessel conversion (Conversions: Better Than Building?).
For more information on The International WorkBoat Show, contact Diversified Expositions, P.O.
Box7437, Portland,Me. 04112-7437, tel: (207) 772-3005; fax: (207) 772- 5059. To register to attend, call (800) 664-3007, ext. 86.
Yard:... Tri-Star Marine Name: Tioga Type: Tractor tug Engines: Caterpillar Tri-Star Marine of Seattle delivered a 4,000-hp tractor tug, Tioga, to Coos Bay Towboat Co. of Oregon. The new 85-ft. (26- m), ice-strengthened boat was designed and built by Tri-Star, with engineering services by Jensen Maritime Consultants. The vessel has a pair ui Caterpillar 3516 diesels providing 4,000 hp, giving the tug an estimated bollard pull rating of 106,000 lbs. The engines power two Ulstein 165H Z-Drive units with 87- in. bronze propellers, giving the Tioga a speed in excess of 13 knots. Tioga is equipped with two Caterpillar 3306 diesels for electrical power; McElroy bow winch; two radars and GPS system from Furuno; gyrocompass and autopilot from Sperry; and Ritchie magnetic compass. Yard: Marshall Branson Marine Type: OSRV The first Marshall Branson Marine (MBM) boom deployment vessel, specifically designed and constructed to meet the requirements for rapid response to oil spillage incidents requiring immediate containment and removal, was delivered for operation in South Korea. The 42.6-ft. (13-m) boom deployment vessel is based on the proven Traktakat hull design. The vessel is equipped with a dispersant spraying system, and powered by twin Cummins 6BTA5.9M1 marine diesel engines developing 250 bhp at 2,600 rpm. The transmission units are Twin Disc MG5050A gearboxes driving Teignbridge four-bladed AquaQuad 87 propellers.
The craft has been constructed to American Bureau of Shipping classification and produced along with equipment as a "total package" jointly developed by MBM and Ro- Clean International AS.