The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
Jaap van de Guchte Senior stands on the port side half way up the ship's 110- m length. With hand signals, two fingers pointing aft. he directs the helmsman to move the precise two meters for alignment of the tanker's cargo manifolds and those on the BP refinery dock.
The responsibility of melding, developing and profitably leading one of the world's most prolific high-technology marine companies is, to say the least, a daunting task. Assuming the post with no marine industry experience would seemingly make the job all the more difficult.
A new PC-based software from the Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, monitors steam generating water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results. The software, called Drew Watch Electronic Services, is
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will conduct a port facilities engineering seminar January 28-30,1991, in Los Angeles, Calif. The theme of this program is "Dynamics in Design for an Industry on the Move," A wide range of major
IMO AB of Stockholm, Sweden, one of the companies that will be exhibiting this month at the International Ship Machinery, Marine Technology (SMM) Exhibition and Congress in Hamburg, Germany, has announced some of the new products it will be showing.
About 20,000 or more light sources are needed for equipping a modern passenger ship. Even a freighter has between 500 and several thousand lighting points. Therefore, the responsibility of equipping a modern commercial vessel is no small task.
Raytheon Service Company has opened a new marine sales and s e r v i c e f a c i l i t y in Greenville, Miss., to serve the river transportation industry on the Mississippi. The facility will provide sales and 24-hour service of marine electronic,
When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the