The keel for Hull 730 was laid recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The oceangoing bulk cargo barge is being built for Ocean Barge Corporation, New York. This will be the first vessel built for Ocean Barge Corporation by Bay Shipbuilding Corp.
John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Boston has received a contract from Sun Transport, Inc. of Claymont, Del., to design an advanced tug/barge unit for carriage of specialty petroleum products between U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports. The 4,600-bhp tug and 95,
Twin Disc recently introduced the line of coaxial in-line models of the NICO MGN Series of marine transmissions covering a range of up to 3,729 kw (5,000 hp). The company has announced an extension of this line to include horizontal and vertical
Newfoundland's Premier Brian Peckford has announced that the National Research Council of Canada has given final approval for the construction in St. John's of a $46.8-million marine research institute that will accelerate the Province's promising offshore oil potential.
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.