Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says. Till, Project Manager for the society's Diesel Engines and Emissions Department,
—Literature Avaialble— Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines Inc., recently held a press conference to announce plans to reopen its towboat and barge construction facilities at the Jeffersonville shipyard during the third quarter of 1989.
AWO: SAFEGUARDING THE BOTTOM LINE OF ITS MEMBER COMPANIES A truly national organization, AWO's 300-plus member companies are located along the banks of all major US waterways, and on the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts The American
With the recent signing of a $3.6- million contract with the U.S. Navy for the construction of 15 110-foot open lighter barges, Moss Point Marine (MPM) of Escatawpa, Miss., has begun to look to the future with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
The Ocean Odyssey, a new super-class Arctic semisubmersible recently completed for Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans, was christened during impressive ceremonies held at the Oppama shipyard of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,
A 43.5-million Canadian dollar agreement was signed recently for the purchase of an oversized Panamax floating dock for Halifax Shipyards of Nova Scotia. The new dock will be capable of handling all types and sizes of vessels up to 115,000 dwt,
The Trinity Marine Group has acquired the assets of Guarino & Cox, Inc., a New Orleans naval architecture and marine engineering firm. The principals, Salvadore Guarino, president, Gregory Cox, vice president, and their employees have moved to
The Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a $41.7-million contract to Sea Mobility, Inc. of Houston for the operation and maintenance of 12 T-AGOS-1 Class ocean surveillance ships. The contract took effect February 1 this year and will continue through September 30, 1989.
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.