Dravo Corporation recently launched the most powerful towboat ever .built for use on the world's inland waterways. Splashing into the Ohio River on January 31 at the company's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., the 10,100-horsepower vessel will
Offshore Shipbuilding of Palatka, Fla., has delivered the paddlewheel passenger vessel Andrew Fletcher, a replica of the steam-driven sidewheelers that flourished at the turn of the century. The new vessel, however, is powered by two Detroit Diesel engines
Benjamin Van Cleve Andrews, naval architect, presented a paper entitled "Transport Ships and Marine Terminals for Manganese Nodules Mined from the Deep Pacific Ocean," at a recent dinner meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers,
As dot-com firms that lacked a solid foundation disappeared from the landscape, the strongest are left standing amid the rubble. It is worth noting that at the height of the 'dot-com' boom and phenomenal statistics from various research groups,
Columbia O f f s h o r e Technical Services Ltd., a Division of Columbia Surveyors (Marine) Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada, has avail able a new brochure describing the company's diverse marineoriented services Columbia Offshore was established in
The latest in navigation systems, machinery monitoring and control, internal and external shipboard management and communications feature flat screen displays, many of them from- Jakob Hatteland Instrument AS of Nor- way. Jakob Hatteland Instrument AS (JH1),
Kongsberg Maritime can provide complete integrated systems and solutions across the board. The systems available range from hydroacoustic survey solutions and subsea autonomous vehicles and transponders, through DP, Automation, Navigation and Simulation.
President Nixon has nominated Rear Adm. William F. Rea III to command the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area and Third District, headquartered on Governors Island, N.Y., with the rank of vice admiral. Pending Senate confirmation, Admiral Rea will relieve Vice Adm.
The Maritime Administration has announced the publication of a twovolume research report, "Ship Performance Analysis System (SPAN)." The report describes the development of a microcomputer software program for determining the best hull and propeller surface vessel.
—Catalogs Available Two of the world's leading marine manufacturers— Perko, Inc. and United Kingdom-based Lucas Marine Products—have combined efforts to offer in the U.S. the 200 Series International Navigation Lights. The series, certified for