Several years ago, naval architect Peter W. Sachse, owner of PSO Marine Transport, Inc. of Houston, foresaw a need for faster, better-designed crew/supply boats to serve the growing offshore oil industry. In 1977 he introduced just such a vessel,
Swiftships, Inc., Morgan City, La., has contracted to deliver two additional passenger ferries to Turista Margarita of Porta La Cruz, Venezuela. A similar vessel was previously purchased from Swiftships and is now in operation from the Venezuelan
T-Torque Drive System, Inc. recently announced that its drive system is now available to all boat builders and high-speed enthusiasts. This system was originally developed for the Tempest 44-foot high-speed diesel-powered craft and later modified to accommodate any size vessel.
The final meeting of the 1980- 81 season was held by the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, at Quality Inn/Colony 7, Laurel, Md. The technical session was devoted to two papers: "Design of a 35-Knot Planing-Tvpe Landing Craft,
The past five years in the history of Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Wash., have been marked by construction of three new submarine tenders for the U.S. Navy and expansion of ship repair capabilities. Concurrent with construction
Paul A. Taubler has been elected a vice president of Ocean Technology, Inc. of Milford, Del., the parent firm of Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Co. Mr. Taubler joined the engineering department of Delaware Marine in 1975 as a draftsman and became chief of engineering in 1978.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a $1.292-million contract by the U.S. Navy for the conversion and regular overhaul of YFU-79 (self-propelled harbor utility craft) to HLT-1 (helicopter landing trainer) with redelivery to the Navy in March 1986.
EPSCO, Incorporated of Westwood, Mass., has announced the receipt of an $877,435 follow-on order for the manufacture of its large Integrated Navigation Plotters (INP). The Model 4436 INP will be used on the U.S. Navy's new YP Class training vessels
A Toronto company is prepared to start a roll-on roll-off, translake ferry service if the scheme receives approvals from U.S. regulatory bodies. Sherwood Marine Inc. has been developing plans for a truck/ trailer ferry run across Lake Ontario for some time,
Electro-Nav president Robert E. Negron has announced that his company had reached agreement with the Marine Division of Unitra Unitech to furnish spare parts and services as required for the marine electronics of all Polish-flag vessels calling at U.