The El Rey, Trailer Marine Transport Corporation's fourth triple-deck barge, departed Jacksonville, Fla., on January 18 for its maiden voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The El Rey (shown above), the final in a series of four mammoth triple-deck barges, was built in Portland, Ore.
When the mammoth World War II battleship Iowa left drydocking facilities at Avondale Shipyard enroute to its second phase of facelifting at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss, it was towed downriver on the Mississippi by Gulf Fleet Marine's Gulf Ace II,
James A. Thompsen has been appointed n a t i o n a l m a r k e t i ng m a n a g e r , commercial products, for Woolsey Marine, according to Seth R. Schneible, vice president of the 127-year-old marine coatings firm. In his new post Mr. Thompsen will
David A. Johnson has been named manager of the Propulsion Systems Group at Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation. The announcement was made by H.L. VanderMey, p r e s i d e n t of the Grand Rapids, Mich., division. Mr. Johnson comes to his
As this article is being written, the chief executive officer of an American ocean carrier is on trial for alleged participation in the discharge of contaminated wheat into waters of the South China Sea. The charges were brought under the somewhat obscure U.
Not all stability software is made equal. Even if all commonly available stability programs were of the same quality, virtually all of them are designed first and foremost for conventional vessels - and it's no secret that the unique characteristics
General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division recently christened two large oilcarrying barges during a colorful twin ceremony at the shipyard. The barges, Bulkfleet Pennsylvania and Bulkfleet Texas, were both built for Bulklfleet Marine Corporation of Houston.
Neil N. Diehi has been elected president of Ohio Barge Line, Inc., Warrior & Gulf Navigation Company, and Mon-Valley Transportation Company with headquarters at Pittsburgh, Pa. He succeeds Thomas Marshall who has been named group vice pres- ident-resource
Regulations such as the new SOLAS and Fire Safety Systems Code (FSS Code) are not to be dismissed, as anything but full compliance can lead to myriad legal and financial troubles for ship owners. Fugro's new and unique geotechnical drill ship D/S Fugro Explorer; ABS-Classed,
Vietnam's fledgling shipbuilding industry has raised its international profile by entering into a seminal agreement with the UK's Graig Group for the construction of a series of double-hulled bulk carriers. Cardiff-based Graig's bold move, potentially