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
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently completed the 149-passenger, 77-foot, highspeed commuter ferry Port Imperial, said to be the first high-speed commuter ferry built for a Manhattan area run. Designed and built from Blount's patented concept of hull construction,
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,
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.
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
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) completed its contract from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) to design and supervise the construction of a 32-ft. barge that will remove debris from the Blanco and Guadalupe rivers and their tributaries
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.
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,
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.