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Coastal Iron Works Installs 2,500-Ton-Capacity Steel Floating Drydock 'Mr. Pat'

Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat

 

Investment In Tankers: The Case For Optimism

Lloyd's List for September 12, 1978, reported that two 1971-72, 255,000-dwt VLCCs had recently changed hands for some $7 million each. This was somewhat lower than the price level ruling during the first half of 1978, when the average secondhand price for a VLCC was about $38.

Service Machine Group Develops Plans for a Diving Support Vessel

Service Machine Group, Inc., a Terramar company headquartered in Morgan City, La. in cooperation with Design Associates, Inc., of New Orleans, has developed plans to produce a 205-foot diving support vessel (the DSV 205). Service Machine president

Multi-Purpose Mobilization Ship

One of the Maritime Administration's (MarAd) missions is to provide shipping capability during a declared national emergency. As one part of this mission MarAd has identified the need to have "on-the-shelf" plans and specifications f o r designs which will satisfy shipping requirements.

Two-Stroke Milestones

Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean

Getty Plans Expansion Of California Marine Terminal Costing $60 To $100 Million

Getty Trading and Transportation Company of Denver, Colo., recently submitted proposed construction plans to the Santa Barbara Resources Department and the State Lands Commission seeking permits to expand the company's crude oil marine terminal near Gaviota, Calif.

Dravo SteelShip Delivers Coastal Tugboats 'Sioux' And 'Maya'

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.

Gulf Fleet Marine Offers 20-Page Color Brochure Describing Vessels, Service

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,

Multipurpose Cargo Vessel Launched At GHH Sterkrade Yard

The launching ceremony for a new ship, Yard No. 1143, was performed recently at the M.A.N. Division GHH Sterkrade dock construction yard, Nordenham/Blexen, by Mrs. Franziska Ewen, the wife of the West German Member of Parliament Carl Ewen (Aurich/Emden).

Bardex Views Contract Activity As Sign Of Offshore Improvement

A flurry of contract awards during the first half of 1988 has caused Bardex Corporation of Goleta, Calif., to view near-term recovery prospects for the offshore industry with optimism. Recent contract activity contributing to the company's renewed growth

 
 
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