Central Boat Rentals of Morgan City, La., recently put to work a unique inland, 60-foot pushboat built by Brice Shipbuilding Inc. of Chauvin, La. The Vail Trail (shown above) is an unusual ship in that it has six rudders for improved maneuverability and control.
Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
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.
Gen-eral Dynamics has announced the award of an approximate $30- million contract to Morrison-Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho, to construct a pontoon graving dock at its Electric Boat Division's shipyard in Groton, Conn. The new graving dock,
SEACO/Elliot manufactures and sells a full product line of inflatable life rafts and personnel rescue platforms and related products for oceangoing vessels, offshore platforms, commercial fishing vessels, corporate and commercial aircraft and various military applications.
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc. won a contract from Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. of Tampico, Mexico, to build a 202-ft. (61.5-m) Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) designed by Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM), part of the Aker Kvaerner Group. The design is based on the K220,
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,
MarineSafety International of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, has announced it has signed a multiyear contract with LOOP Inc. to provide operational and safety training for mooring masters and vessel traffic controllers.
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.