Port State Control Initiative In April 1994, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) instituted what is deemed by many to be the most rigorous program in the world for eliminating substandard vessels from U.S. waters. The program, called the Port State Control Initiative,
Global Transport Organisation, San Francisco, has formed a separate division for international tug and barge transports which will be headed by G.A. Watkins, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, chairman of GTO's Management Committee.
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.
Agri-Trans Corporation, a barging cooperative which transports grain and chemical fertilizer products on the inland waterways, recently christened a new 3,700- hp locking river towboat, the M/V Cooperative Venture. Mrs. Georgeanna Werner, wife of Melvin Werner,
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,
A superbarge, capable of carrying as much cargo as a World War II Liberty ship, is the mainstay of a new shipping service between the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Hawaii. Paclines, operator of the service, employs a barge 336 feet long and 98 feet wide,
A Canadian company, Mari time Industries Ltd. of Burnaby British Columbia, has been award ed a U.S. Navy contract to supplj 20 of its Mariner L-295 steerabk propeller propulsion units. Value of the contract is $l/i million, and is the second substantial contract
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.