Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently launched the first of two ferries being built for the State of Louisiana, Department of Highways. The ferryboat New Roads is the first of two ferries to be built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc.
The Clipper III, at 114 ft. (35 m) long and 88-gt, is the smallest of the three Clipper ships — high-speed passenger catamarans — owned by Clipper Navigation, Inc. of Seattle. The main route of the vessels is between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia — a trip which,
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Route #4, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601, recently delivered a SteelShip 80 with elevating pilothouse to International Paper Company, Woodlands Division, Mobile, Ala. The new vessel, named the Forest Queen, will be operating on the Yazoo River,
Faster and lower-cost replacement of ships' alarm systems is now an option for vessels struggling with costly maintenance of old monitoring equipment. Existing control panels can be used, and the upgrade even carried out, while the vessel is under way.
It appears that however big you are, and however much oil you have, you still have to worry about how much oil you are burning in your boilers. Some major oil companies, although they deal in larger quantities of this precious resource than most companies,
The 500-passenger Landing Queen, a 290-ton displacement sternwheel riverboat, was christened recently at the Landing at Seven Coves, a country club/resort hotel on Lake Conroe, Texas. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Wilburn S.