The Apollo One, first oceangoing hazardous waste incinerator ship designed and built in the U.S., was launched at the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company's Yard No. 3 in Tacoma, Wash., recently. The $37- million vessel and a sister ship, the Apollo Two,
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., the world's largest builder of offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industry, has delivered a new 65-foot pilot vessel to the New York Pilots Association. The new boat, named Chapel Hill,
—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which
Mobile Marine Ltd. of Corradino Heights, Malta, recently unveiled a new design of general- purpose workboat suitable for a wide range of duties. Known as the Mobile-165 (the designation being derived from the craft's 16.5-meter overall length (about 54 feet),
Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, recently received a sizable order for large-bore marine hose for unloading crude oil, from Fluor Ocean Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, who is the contractor for the project of the Louisiana O f f s h o r e Oil Port (LOOP).
—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Cummins Engine Co., Inc., which acquired majority ownership of Onan Corporation in early 1986, recently announced an agreement with Hawker-Siddeley and Onan Corporation whereby Cummins will assume responsibility for the Onan L series diesel engines.
Petrocon Marine and Industrial Chemical Corp. has announced the initiation of a complete fuel oil laboratory analysis service. The service is available through the company's offices and laboratories in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Piraeus, Greece. During the past 14 months,
N.V. Parry, senior vice president of Santa Fe Drilling Co., Orange, Calif., has been named general operations manager with responsibilities for all of the company's drilling rigs in this country and abroad. In other organizational changes announced by president G.
National Marine Service has introduced a scanning pyrometer, which is a basic tool to help the operating engineer maintain full power and fuel economy while minimizing downtime by scanning diesel engine cylinder temperatures automatically. This
Braathens S.A.F.E., a Scandinavian d o m e s t i c a i r l i n e headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has reached agreement with Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle, Wash , toward the purchase of two Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoils for use in o f f s h o r e oil c r e w and supply transfer.