Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the first offshore supply boat built by a U.S. shipbuilder to the nation of Brazil. The 185-foot Oxala (pronounced o-shal-a), the first of a three-boat contract, was built for H. Dantas Servicos Maritimos, S.
Maxon Marine Industries, Inc., Tell City, Ind., recently delivered the M/V Joe Al Jim II to J.L. Shiely Company, St. Paul, Minn. The towboat is 72 feet 6 inches by 19 feet by 7 feet 6 inches, and has an operating draft of 5 feet. It is equipped with two Caterpillar Model D353 T.
Egil Arnessen, president of The Arnessen Corporation, r e c e n t ly announced the appointment of Stephen P. Keller as manager, Navigation and Communication Systems. The Arnessen Corporation, through its subsidiary Arnessen Marine Systems, Inc.
Westport Shipyard, Inc., Westport, Wash., has delivered a 90-foot fiberglass vessel to Catalina Channel Express Lines for service on passenger routes between Los Angeles Harbor and Catalina Island. Catalina Channel Express Lines, which already is equipped with Westport-built vessels,
Data showing fuel consumed and rate of fuel consumpton is continuously displayed at the new Fuel Sav-r™ System. The system is described in literature offered by National Control Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Mo. The monitoring system can help vessel
Texas Instruments Incorporated has just introduced a TI 9930 Talking Navigator Accessory Option with Autopilot Output f or use with its Loran C based navigation system. Using the new Speech Option, the commercial boat operator situated anywhere
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
The M / V Exxon Lake Charles was delivered recently by Hillman Barge and Construction Company, Brownsville, Pa. 15417. This is the third of five such towboats being constructed by Hillman Barge for Exxon Company, U.S.A. The first two are the Exxon Louisville and the Exxon Memphis,
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., with head offices in Madrid, Spain, has announced the appointment of Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., international maritime consultants, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016, as its exclusive U.
Personnel at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., recently completed a restoration of the Coast Guard Cutter Gentian, a 180-foot oceangoing buoy tender (WLB). The overhaul of the World War II vintage vessel marked the second renovation of a Class A buoy tender under the U.