The 195-Foot trawler Defender, shown here during sea trials on Puget Sound, recently underwent an intensive 12-week conversion at Seattle's MARCO Shipyard. Formerly an offshore supply vessel and RSW tender, she was brought to full trawler capability for Dutch Harbor Seafoods.
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.
Many of Paxman Diesels most successful marine propulsion applications have been in high-speed patrol craft, two of which are outlined below. The most recent Paxman patrol boat success is the prestigious contract to supply propulsion engines to the U.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport. La., has added another new design to its list of "less is more" offshore service vessels (OSV) that have cargo carrying capacities of larger vessels without the added equipment, operational and maintenance costs to their owners or operators.
Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Company of South Korea has signed a final contract to build a large bulk carrier for Broken Hill Proprietary Company of Australia. Under the contract, Samsung will construct a 220,000-dwt coal/ore/bulk
Wartsila Diesel of Finland will deliver 16 Vasa 32 engines for Norwegian offshore vessels under construction in Singapore. Wartsila Vasa 32 main engines will be installed in the four tug supply vessels ordered by the Norwegian Viking Supply Ships A.
Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Tacoma, Wash., has chosen MAN B&W four-stroke engines for their new RoRo vessels. Each vessel's diesel electric propulsion plant will be outfitted with six MAN B&W Diesel engines comprised of four MAN B&W 9L58/64 engines of 11,
Megasystems, Inc., manufacturers and designers of marine instrumentation and control systems, has been selected to provide the ABS ACCU monitoring and generator controls for eight oceangoing tractor tugs to be built by Omni F a b r i c a t o r s of Port Brownsville, Texas.
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 6,000- grt passenger ship Tatamailau to the Directorate General of Sea Communication, Jakarta, Indonesia. The 969-passenger newbuilding is the eighth passenger ship and, at the same time,
Robin Towing Corporation, 440 Pailet Avenue, Harvey, La., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two oceangoing tugboats and two aluminum crewboats, and in the refinancing of two oceangoing tugs. The two