Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house design teams sitting with the major equipment manufacturers. Single-source supplier
Rockport Yacht & Supply Company, Inc. of Rockport, Texas, has delivered the Gulf King 12 to the Gulf King Shrimp Company of Aransas Pass, Texas. The newest addition to a fleet of 50 shrimp boats, the 75-footlong by 20-foot-wide by 10-footdeep vessel has a fuel capacity of 12,
The state-owned Iraqui National Oil Company has recently taken delivery of a 155,200-dwt tanker built at Gotaverken Arendal. The ship, which shortly before the delivery was given the name Hittin, is number three of four ships of the same type and size being built by Gotaverken for INOC.
Megayacht style and luxury have come to houseboats with the construction start of the Webb Tide II, a 124-foot, all-aluminum houseboat/ yacht designed by David Carambat Marine Design, Covington, La. The trend-setting boat is now under construction at Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla.
A major new stage in the reorientation of the Wilh Wilhelmsen fleet has been implemented with the January 2004 arrival in China of the first of five Mark 1 deep-sea, combined RoRo container (ConRo) vessels for reconstruction. Five ships of the Tourcoing class,
Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. (OSI) recently announced that two of its affiliated companies have assumed operational management of two U.S.-flag integrated tug/barge vessels under 12-year contracts with subsidiaries of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
Halmatic, one of the leading U.K. commercial and military boatbuilders, has announced a contract to supply four Pacific 32 wheelhouse rigid inflatable boats, three Arctic 22 rigid inflatable boats and one RTK Marine 29-ft. (9-m) Logistic Support
Application For Use Of Foreign-Flag Vessels By U.S. Operator Receives Close Attention By Both MarAd And Congress
The responses to an October application filed with the Maritime Administration (MarAd) by Lykes Bros. Steamship Company have generally not been supportive. Lykes, one of the largest subsidized U.S.- flag liner shipping companies, is seeking permission to replace U.
GE Marine Engines will install LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines in Combined Diesel And Gas (CODAG) turbine configurations on four Grand Princess-class cruise ships currently on order from Princess Cruises. One LM2500+ gas turbine will be used
The badly fire-damaged M/V Lillian G has been completely repaired and extensively modified at Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation's shipyard in Greenville, Miss. According to John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine, the 1,700-hp, 90-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot Lillian G,