The design work for the sophisticated passenger vessel for Birka Line Ab/Alandslinjen has now been completed at Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard, including details of the general arrangement and accommodations. Construction work began recently in a
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a 127- foot raised pilothouse tug, the Capt. Fred Bouchard, to Bouchard Transportation, Inc. of Hicksville, N.Y. The vessel was named after the company's founder. The versatile vessel can be mated with notched stern barges,
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,
"The problem is change and how to cope with it. I have learned that 90 percent of problem solving is realizing that you have a problem," stated Adm. James S. Gracey, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, at the 1983 Society of Naval Architects and Marine
Kongsberg North America, Inc. has moved to new and larger office and service facilities at 135 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, N.J. 07605. Their new telephone number is (201) 947-6788; telex 135115. Kongsberg is the North American marketing arm of Kongsberg AS,
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,
Chevron, USA, of San Francisco, Calif., is offering a free color brochure on their inland and coastal marine lubricants. This fold-out color brochure from Chevron contains information of Chevron Delo Marine and AW Machine Oils, NL Gear Compounds,
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,
A free color brochure entitled, "A Milestone in Autopilot Technology," details the Navipilot from C. Plath. A general purpose, multi-function, microprocessor-controlled autopilot, the Navipilot V is suitable for application on all classes of ships ranging from yachts to supertankers.
Personnel at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., recently completed a restoration of the Coast Guard Cutter Gentian, a 180-foot oceangoing buoy tender (WLB). The overhaul of the World War II vintage vessel marked the second renovation of a Class A buoy tender under the U.