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New Chief Seattle Fireboat Provides High-Speed Response

The Seattle Fire Department in Washington recently completed the training of crews for its new 26-knot fire boat, the Chief Seattle. With three Detroit Diesel 16V92TI engines rated at 1,000 shp at 2,300 rpm, driving both propellers and fire pumps,

 

Jeffboat To Reopen Shipyard; Will Resume Construction Of Barges And Towboats

—Literature Avaialble— Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines Inc., recently held a press conference to announce plans to reopen its towboat and barge construction facilities at the Jeffersonville shipyard during the third quarter of 1989.

New Products From Furuno: Advanced FAP-50 Autopilot, And Weatherfax xWith A Twist'

Two new products recently introduced by Furuno include the advanced FAP-50 microprocessor-controlled autopilot, and the awardwinning FAX-208A weatherfax "with a twist." Furuno's FAP-50 microprocessorcontrolled autopilot provides extremely accurate

Merwede Tapped for Navy, Commercial Contracts

Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.

U.S. Navy Torpedo Boats To Use Omnithruster Hydrojet Systems

According to Omnithruster Inc. president Charles M. Aker, three new U.S. Navy YTT Class torpedo and mine testing vessels will be equipped with Omnithruster hydrojet maneuvering and propulsion systems. McDermott Shipyard, Amelia, La., has contracted

Devoe Offers Brochure On Marine And Corrosion Control Paints & Coatings

Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Division of Grow Group, Inc., has published a six-page color brochure that highlights the high-quality, technologically advanced marine and corrosion control coatings the company produces. Titled "Full Speed Ahead With Devoe Marine Coatings Co.

Raytheon Introduces J U E - 4 5 A, Most Compact A n d Sophisticated S a t C om Of The JUE Series

Available in the USA, Mexico and Europe exclusively from Raytheon Marine Company, this new satellite communications terminal is made by Japan Radio Company, the world's largest manufacturer of such systems. The JUE-45A is designed for merchant ships,

Tacoma Boat Launches $3.4-Million Oil Test Barge For Sohio Use

A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,

The Marine Board Of The National Research Council Plans November Symposium

Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,

Viking Introduces New 50-Man Reversible Buoyant Apparatus

Ferries and other ships operating in coastal waters can now benefit from a new 50-man reversible buoyant apparatus. It is a product of Viking, an internationally respected manufacturer of lifesaving equipment for commercial, and recreational craft.

 
 
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