Halter Marine Delivers First Of Three Supply Boats To Brazil —First From U.S. Shipbuilder

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the first offshore supply boat built by a U.S. shipbuilder to the nation of Brazil. The 185-foot Oxala (pronounced o-shal-a), the first of a three-boat contract, was built for H. Dantas Servicos Maritimos, S.


Coast Guard Contracts To Buy 32 Search-And-Rescue Helicopters For Maritime Defense Zone

Coast Guard aviation recently entered a new era on the West Coast with the acceptance in San Francisco of the Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter. From their base, the aircraft will be able to perform missions several hundred

Nav-Com Moves To New Facility

Effective November 1, 1981, Nav-Com Incorporated, a marine electronics system company, has begun operations from its new headquarters in Deer Park, N.Y., according to the company's executive vice president Jack Provenzano. The new building provides

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,

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,

ABS Publishes '83 Edition Of "Rules For Building And Classing Steel Vessels"

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently published the 1983 edition of "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels." The 912-page book is applicable to steel vessels of 200 feet (61 meters) and over in length. The 1983 edition includes

New Marine Autopilots Introduced By Racal —Literature Available

Six new marine autopilots were introduced recently by Racal Marine Controls Limited. Designed to meet the requirements of shipowners worldwide, the new range includes two series—the Racal-Decca 80 Series of super-adaptive autopilots and the Racal-Decca 60 Series of conventional systems.

Award $12-Million Contract To Uniflite For Boats Used By Navy's Special Forces

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a contract valued at $12.6 million to Uniflite, Inc., Bellingham, Wash., fiberglass boat manufacturer, for the construction of 38 trailerable 36-foot Seafox special warfare craft, according to James J.

1980 ABS Rules For Steel River And Intracoastal Vessels Now Available

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an international ship c l a s s i f i c a t i on society, has published the 1980 edition of Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways. Many sections in the new edition contain revised data,

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.

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