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.
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,
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
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.
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
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.
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