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,
Rear Adm. Charles P. Murphy, USCG (ret.), general manager, ship construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., has been named recipient of the second annual Halert C. Shepheard Award for achievement in marine safety. The award was established by the American Institute
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.
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,
Marine Drive Systems of Edison, N.J., is offering literature describing its recently announced new private label type program with certain suppliers of mediumsized marine engines. Under this program, engine companies will have the capability of offering directly,
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
A new line of high-performance marine radars has been introduced by Si-Tex at Clearwater, Fla. Si-Tex Koden Model 3 has 3 kw of power, two pulse lengths, and generates clear sharp targets over x/4- to 24-m:le range. Model 9 has 6 kw of power, three pulse lengths,
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,
Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash., has been awarded a contract to furnish PSI/Frydenbo rotary-vane steering gear for two product carriers being built by Avondale Shipyards for Ogden Marine, Inc. The use of the PSI 'Frydenbo rotary vane steering
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.