McDermott International Terminates Proposal
The Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc. has terminated discussions with the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of its majority-owned subsidiary…
USCG Creates Y2K Web Site
The Pacific Area USCG (covering the western U.S.) has established a Y2K workgroup and web site to help identify potential problems from the millennium bug for the maritime and boating community.
Marine Research Vessel Gets Structural Overhaul
Western Flyer (shown on cover) is nearing completion of a year-long structural aluminum reinforcement project at Bay Ship & Yacht Co., Alameda, Calif. The 117 x 53 ft.
Shrimpers: Powering Up For Royal Reds
Bayou La Batre, Ala.-based shrimper Bill Sessions fishes shrimp from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the Texas coast. Most recently he has worked from his 500 hp KTA19 Cummins-powered 80 x 22-ft.
Trico Receives MarAd Commitment
Trico Marine Services received a commitment from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) to provide a Title XI financing relating to the construction of two 230-ft. deepwater supply vessels.
USCG to Decommission Local Cutter
USCGC Point Huron, an 82-ft. patrol boat with more than 32 years service in Hampton Roads was decommissioned during a ceremony at USCG Station Little Creek, Va. Point Huron was placed in service Feb.
Crowley Increases Its Fleet
Crowley Marine Transport (CMT), the breakbulk shipping division of Crowley Marine Services, has added two larger capacity breakbulk ships, Baltimar Orion and Spear, to meet increasing customer demand.
Innovative Diver Building Versatile Utility/Dive Boats
"It takes about two 12-hour days to clean the nearly flat bottom of a 1,300 x 200-ft. super tanker," says John Templet, founder of Commercial Divers in Pasgagula Miss.…
New Wave of Acquisitions
As the USCG heads into the 21st century, all the surface and air assets which perform missions in the Deepwater environment (beyond 50 nautical miles from U.S. shores)…
Western Marine Works to Supply Trio of Shipsets
Western Marine Works, a division of North Vancouver-based Allied Shipbuilders, was granted the contract to supply three shipsets of tow pin units for new Crowley tugs.
Companies Merge to Form National and Marine Fire Services
Providing representation for a variety of marine fire protection equipment Canal Fire Protection, Alarm Services & Installation and Marine Fire Protection have merged…
Jastram Cylinders Receive ABS Type Approval
Jastram Engineering has been granted ABS Type Approval status for its Model S hydraulic steering cylinders. Installed mainly on workboats, supply vessels and tankers - to name a few…
Deutz Canada Offers and Services Variety Of Engines
A subsidiary of Deutz AG of Germany, Deutz Canada, Inc. sells and services both medium- and large-sized Deutz and MWM engines in North America. In addition, high…
St. Lawrence Seaway Introduces New Computerized Vessel Tracking
The St. Lawrence Seaway has debuted its new Traffic Management Improvement Project (TMIP). The project is a joint venture between the St. Lawrence Seaway Management…
Eastern Canada's Leading Facilities Join Forces
Late last year, six of Eastern Canada's front-running shipbuilding, ship repair and fabrication outfits combined forces under the new name of Irving Shipbuilding.
The Fourth U.S. Coast
In 1970, the U.S. Congress designated the Great Lakes region as the U.S.' fourth seacoast; which, while geographically inaccurate, is completely on target in terms…
According to the Quarterly Incidents Briefs summary for cases closed in the New York area during the first quarter of calendar year 1999, nearly 60 percent of the…
Study Analyzes Reduction of Downstreaming Incidents
In fleeting operations, a towboat operator will frequently perform a maneuver known as "downstreaming," which involves positioning the boat above the fleet, then…
Correct Craft Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Turn of the Millennium
Correct Craft, Inc., based in Orlando, manufacturer of the world-famous Nautique brand of water ski and wakeboarding boats, is preparing to launch a major celebration…
Canadian Maritime Review
With 1,860 miles of waterways, our neighbors to the north are no slouches in the maritime industry. In fact, Canadian maritime companies continue to offer technological and operational innovation.