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.
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
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
Construction will begin soon on the first of two diesel-powered, twin-screw 10,000-gpm fireboats for the City of Long Beach, Calif. The boats were designed by the Seattlebased naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Nickum & Spaulding Associates.
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Literature is being offered detailing a compact, highly efficient oily water separator, the latest product being marketed by the Pump & Compressor Division of Hamworthy Engineering Limited of Poole, Dorset, U.K., to combat pollution by ships' bilge and ballast discharge.
The Marine Division of the British company, Houseman (Burnham) Ltd. has been acquired by Vecom B.V. of Maassluis, Netherlands. Aiming at strengthening its water treatment operations in specific geographical areas of the industrial market, Houseman
The Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala., has purchased 143 acres of prime waterfront property for additional port expansion, according to an announcement by Robert M. Hope, director. Mr. Hope said the property was acquired at a cost of $11 million from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
The motor vessel Conti-Karla, fourth of six towboats under construction by Jeffboat, Incorporated for ContiCarriers and Terminals, Inc., was christened recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago. ContiCarriers and Terminals is a subsidiary of Continental Grain 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.
A full-color brochure is available describing the facilities and services of Port Houston Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas. Port Houston Marine, Inc. is located at the turning basin of Houston Ship Channel, and has a berth for vessels up to 600 feet long and 2 0 - f o o t d r a f t .