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,
Rosborough Boats of Halifax Nova Scotia recently introduced its line of 40 semi custom Heavy Duty Rigid Hull Inflatable boats. The Rough Water line was developed to meet the new and growing demand for Rigid Hull Inflatables with more personnel carrying capacity,
On many vessel types the required propulsion power varies greatly during a single voyage. Remarkable differences in load, trim or cruising speed are the cause. Many shipowners have noted that conventional single-engine solutions do not provide
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,
The Gilkes Series 'M' Gilmec self-priming pump is one of the most widely used s e l f - p r i m i ng pumps in the marine world today. With t h e i r record for quality and reliable service over an extremely long life, t h e y are fitted as standard seawater
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wis., has been awarded contracts from Avondale Industries to supply eight 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC2.5V engines, and eight 12-cylinder opposed piston engines for a reconfigured class of Navy amphibious ships.
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
When the world's largest vehicular floating bridge was completed recently at Seattle, a newly built, Cummins-powered vessel—Driftwood II—was on hand to begin serving as the concrete structure's tender. Performing bridge maintenance, backup firefighting
The Workboat Division of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark., recently delivered a new 28-foot aluminum patrol boat to the Marine Police of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control near Little Creek, Del. This new boat is