Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.
Dravo S t e e l S h i p Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered the M/V Boone to Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company for use at its East Bend Station, a coal and lime facility located on the Ohio River near Rabbit Hash, Ky. The Boone is a 60 by 22 by 7.
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,
Novatug completed trials of a winchbased Carrousel system and launched a new Compact Carrousel tug design. The Carrousel system is designed to enable the towing wire to rotate 360 degrees around the tug, improving braking and steering power while reducing costs.
New U.S. Coast Guard rules will require most ships — tentatively those over 1,600 gross tons —with power-driven main or auxiliary steering gear to be equipped w i t h advanced steering failure alarm systems. The new rules, which are expected to be put into force within six to eight months,
WABCO Fluid Power, Lexington, Ky., a producer of engineered pneumatic and electropneumatic components and systems, is offering a brochure detailing its HelmMaster™ maneuvering control system for workboats. The HelmMaster provides one-handed control for
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.
Howard H. Scott, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors and continues as chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r . He replaces Frederick K. Becker, who is retiring. The board also announced the promotion of Charles A.
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,
Already operating successfully aboard tankers of a major U.S. oil company fleet, the new Henschel Rudder Follow-up Failure Alarm meets the recently proposed U.S. Coast Guard rules requiring an alarm upon steering failure. It provides the required audible