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Novatug Launches Carrousel Winch Tug

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.

 

M/T PORTLAND Unusual 360° Steerable Z-Drive Tug Enters Service

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.

Fiberglass Passenger Vessel Built By Westport For Catalina Channel

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,

Tanker Escorts, COFRs Fill OPA 90 Agenda

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,

Literature Available On Harbormaster Transverse Mounted Propulsion Unit

Harbormaster of Quincy, Mass., Division of Mathewson Corporation, is offering literature on the company's SW-2000 and SW-3000 series transverse-mounted propulsion unit. The Harbormaster transverse design propulsion unit makes use of the latest

Henschel Announces New Steering-Failure Alarm

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

Dravo Launches 40th Viking-Class Towboat

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.

U.S. Navy Awards Maritime Industries Ltd. $1.7-Million Contract

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

Coast G u a r d Rules On S t e e r i n g F a i l u r e A l a r ms To Be E n f o r c e d Soon

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 Offers Free Brochure On HelmMaster® Control Systems

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

 
 
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