The close cooperation of the Finnish Maritime industry is evidenced in the highly capable icebreaking ships that it produces. Icebreakers are essential to Finland's existence, as the specialized ships enable the country to keep its shipping lanes operational during the harshest winter months.
The superseiner Napoleon, first of a three-boat contract signed between Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Ocean Blazer, Inc. in July 1978, was turned over to her owners recently just before leaving Sturgeon Bay. To be operated under the Venezuelan f l a g by Venatun, Inc.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered three, 192-foot supply vessels to State Boat Corporation of Houston, Texas. The sisterships are named the M/V State Glory, M/V State Chief, and the M/V State Belle. Built to ABS classification and U.
The size of c r e w b o a t s has lengthened considerably as the search for oil and gas moves farther offshore and into rougher waters. Halter Marine's standard long-deck, 101-foot crewboats like the Capela and Atalaia are distinctive examples
The Carthago Nova, a 272,000- dwt tanker launched August 7, 1976 in Spain at the Astilleros y Talleres del Noroeste, S.A., shipyard for Empresa Nacional del Petroleo, S.A., will be the first vessel to use a new Litton Industries' microprocessor-based
A&B Industries of Morgan City located in Amelia, La. recently delivered a 76 x 26 x 10 ft. (23.1 x 7.9 x 3 m) modelbow tug to Luhr Bros. Contractors of Columbia, 111. The Bill G will be providing service for Luhr Bros, in its construction operations on the waters of Lake Michigan.
Two brochures on two distinct doppler systems have been published recently by Sperry Marine Systems, Great Neck, N.Y. One brochure concerns Sperry's Doppler Speed Log which measures speed and distance movements. The eight-page brochure describes
Sonatech, Inc. of Goleta, Calif., recently introduced the Sonatech Expendable Doppler Penetrometer (EDP) system, designed to determine the undrained shear strength of ocean floor soils by measuring instantaneous velocity of a sound source probe
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, recently completed a twovessel contract for Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., with the delivery of the supply boat Moorean Command. Now working out of Cameron, La., for Getty Oil Company, the 180-foot by 40-foot vessel carries 6,
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., has been awarded a contract to design and construct two 85-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot towboats for A&G Transportation Company of Chickasaw, Ala. The towboats are designed with an 8-foot draft and 26-foot eye level.