A company specializing in computer- assisted marine design and research and development opened recently at B.C.I.T., Discovery Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Seatronics Technologies Ltd. has emerged from a long-established company, Seaspan Development Co.
Bay Shipbuilding Corporation in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., entered saltwater shipbuilding when the 396-foot tank barge Marie Tilton, built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corporation, was christened and launched in a recent dual ceremony. The Marie Tilton is named in memory of Mrs.
16th Vessel Joins The Fleet The Gulf Island V, a giant selfelevating, self-propelled lift boat capable of servicing rigs in deep water, was christened recently in New Orleans by its operator, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations of Belle Chasse, La.
On March 7, 2002 the 19,520-dwt, 515 x 78 x 42 ft. (157 x 23.7 x 12.8 m) Maersk La Guaira, fully laden with containers, lost power and ran aground while entering Guayaquil Harbor in Ecuador. Titan Maritime immediately responded with a two-man survey team from Panama,
Escher Wyss, Ravensburg (Federal Republic of Germany) has supplied a total of more than 1,400 controllable-pitch propellers, whose power ratings and diameters extend up to 33,800 kw (45,266 bhp) and 7.8 m respectively. The first hydraulically
Titan Maritime recently had its expertise put to the test with the wreck removal operation of a 426 x 105 x 28 ft. (130 x 32 x 8.5 m), 7,279 grt materials barge. The vessel was transiting the area of Mina Saqr Port in Ras A1 Khaimah, United Arab
Oceanic Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., announced that its McDermott Scotland Division has been subcontracted by Taywood-Santa Fe Ltd. for a sum in excess of 10 million pounds sterling (approximately $23
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.