The following quote was taken directly from a draft report on shipping, shipbuilding, and sealift and is in reference to the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, which constitutes our current domestic maritime poli cy. This report was developed by a Presidentially-appointed
—Literature Available The Port of Iberia in Louisiana has just opened a new public dock facility, financed by appropriations from the state legislature. The new facility has been planned as a drawing card to aid in the port's efforts to diversify
Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, Inc., a Trinity Industries company headquartered in New Orleans, has announced the delivery of the catcher/processor fishing boat Atlantic Prince (photo), built at its Moss Point, Miss., shipyard for Lund Fisheries.
Although peacetime losses of submarines through accidents have been few and far between, rarely have sailors survived situations where they have been trapped within a distressed boat on the ocean tloor. The Kursk tragedy in the Barents Sea during August 2000,
Moon Engineering Company, Inc. of Norfolk, Va., after 65 years of service to Navy and commercial ships, is moving across the Elizabeth River from her old Front Street berth along the Norfolk waterfront to Pinner's Point in Portsmouth, Va., about two nautical miles downriver from the U.
Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif., has received a $24-million contract for the construction of five 100-ton floating cranes with options for two additional units. The floating cranes will be delivered to Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; Port Jueneme, Calif.
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.
The Marine Repair Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., was the successful bidder for the extensive repair and refitting of the seagoing hopper dredge Biddle, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredge contract involves one of the largest repair jobs ever bid by Zidell.
The Sedco 602, an offshore drilling rig, now in Singapore, has become the 2,000th user equipped for maritime satellite communications. With its newly installed ship earth station, the rig has access to the international maritime satellite system operated by INMARSAT,
Ed Shearer, corporate vice president of marketing of Bergeron Industries, St. Bernard, La., announced recently that Bergeron has signed a contract with Kosmos Cement Company, Inc., of Louisville, Ky., for a cement barge. The barge will be a 195- foot