The formation of Guarino & Cox, Inc., a consulting naval architectural marine design firm, was announced recently in New Orleans by its two principals, Salvadore J. Guarino and Gregory Cox, both formerly with Halter Marine, Inc. Mr. Guarino, president of the new company,
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered two 75-foot by 28-foot by 12.5- foot steel coastal tugboats to Apex Oil Company of St. Louis, Mo. The tugboats, the Sioux, and the Mava (shown above), are powered by twin Detroit Diesel 16V-149TA engines rated at 2,200 hp.
As a bastion of ship production in the under 10,000-dwt-vessel range, the industry in the northern Netherlands continues to demonstrate true global competitiveness in its chosen fields of endeavor. While much of European shipbuilding bewails the intensified onslaught from the Orient,
American Marine and Machinery Company, Inc. (AMMCO) of Nashville, Tenn., has announced the signing of an agreement with Damen Shipyards, Ltd. of Gorinchem, Holland, for the manufacture and marketing of selected models of the Damen line of vessels.