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Bayou Black Shipyard, Inc. Delivers 'Delta Christie'

Bayou Black Shipyard, Gibson, La., recently delivered the push boat Delta Christie (shown above) to C.D. Blankenship of New Orleans. The boat is 60 feet long, has a 25-foot beam, and a 9-foot depth midship. The fuel capacity is approximately 16,000 gallons.

 

Wind Power Comes of Age

Europe's fledgling offshore wind power industry has produced an order for an entirely new breed of vessel designed to transport and position wind turbines. U.K.- based engineering firm Mayflower Energy has contracted one such vessel from Shanhaiguan

A Proven, New Approach for Vessel Insulation

Special Advertising Section for Mascoat Products • www.deltacoat.com Vessel insulation has changed very little in many years. Normally hidden from direct view, thermal insulation systems can become ineffective over time due to poor installation, vibration or moisture intrusion.

First Commercial Icebreaking Research Ship Delivered By North American

The culmination of two years of construction, the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer emerged from the Larose, La., shipyard of North American Shipbuilding as the nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship. Able to break ice three feet thick at a speed of three knots,

Packing Solutions Help Bear Set Sail

In August 2001, the Delamar Company received a call from the Engineering Officer aboard the 270-ft. (82.2-m) USCG Cutter Bear. He described an oil leakage problem from the #1 (starboard) reduction gearbox. The stern outdrive shaft's stuffing box

Northwest Marine Receives Major Navy Contract

Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Marine Iron Works has started overhaul of the USS Lang under a $6.02-million contract. The Lang will be in Portland through May of 1978 undergoing hull repair and a major upgrading of its electronic and weapons systems.

ASTM Forms Task Group On Standards For Ship Sensors And Instrumentation

A task group, under ASTM Committee F-25 on Shipbuilding, was formed recently to develop standards for shipboard sensors and instrumentation for automation and control of the ships' main propulsion and level limit applications. Participants in

U.S.-Built NSF Research Icebreaker Begins Operation

The nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, recently began operation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program. To be operated under the direction of Antarctic Support Associates (ASA),

Energy Research In The Oceans

The potential of the sea as a major source of energy as well as the prime route over which huge quantities of fuel are transported makes it particularly appropriate that the theme "Energy Research in the Oceans" has been selected for the first

 
 
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