Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has contracted with L & P Boat Rentals of Gibson, La., to build two 166-foot steel supply cargo vessels. The vessels will be built at the Mangone-Swiftships yard in Houston, and the first will be ready for delivery this December.
According to Calvin LeLeux, Swiftships project engineer, "We're very pleased that L & P has enough confidence in our workmanship to order not one, but two of our most rugged and dependable boats." The all-steel vessels will be powered by two GM 16V149NA marine diesel engines and will be capable of carrying fuel, fresh water, ballast and liquid and dry mud. Each boat will be certified to transport over 500 long tons of deck cargo in addition to a full load of internal stores.
L & P is a subsidiary of Bruce Boat, a $30-million company with 25 boats and 160 employees whose primary business is providing crewboats for oil companies needing rig supplies.
November 1907 issue of Motor Boat, with the headline, "A 36.5-Foot Speed Boat Designed by Mandell Rosenblatt of New York." According to his grandson, Bruce Rosenblatt, who occupies the same office that was once held by both of his forefathers, Mandell was a firm believer in the importance of aesthetics
can quickly be converted from longliner to seiner, crabber, and tender for owner Kodiak Island fisherman Jim Peterson. Workboats Northwest president Bruce Reagan said that while several designers worked on the boat, Mr. Peterson, a long-time set net fisherman, should be credited with basic ideas for
A chaser (anchor retrieval device) claimed to save rig operators between $100,000 and $300,- 000 a rig year has been developed by Bruce Anchor Ltd. The features which make the patent-protected Bruce chaser of special significance as an anchor retrieval device are its ability to slide freely along
, the third in a series of four 150,000-dwt tankers was christened and delivered to Chevron Corporation. Chevron's newest tanker was christened the Bruce Smart in honor of the director of Chevron Corpration. The ship was christened by Mr. Smart's wife, Edith. With the addition of the Bruce Smart
at Seven Coves, a country club/resort hotel on Lake Conroe, Texas. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Wilburn S. (Bill) Bruce, owner of the vessel and the resort. The craft was christened by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Bruce. The Landing Queen measures 120 feet from bow to
a 36- degree waterline entry point, the first of the new models to finish production at the Seattle Wash, facility is the 23-ft Extreme. According to Bruce Reagan, president of Northwind Marine Inc., the company has received many requests for a boat of this size with a very sharp deep-V hull. The latest
for Tracy Moran is planned for 13 knots and the vessel has a 32,000 gallon fuel oil capacity. Washburn & Doughty's vicepresident and naval architect, Bruce Washburn, designed Tracy Moran. The Moran tugs are built to Washburn's second Z-Drive Tug design. Cape Fear Towing's Fort Bragg, Washburn's first
. According to MARCO president Peter G. Schmidt, the boat was designed by MARCO's Naval Architecture Department, under the direction of vice president Bruce 0. Whittemore. Mr. Schmidt added, however, that much of the credit for the new design goes to George Fulton, the boat's owner/ skipper. "The Storm
In support of continued growth in both recreation and commercial/ military markets, Bruce Neimeth, president, MonArk Boat Company, Monticello, Ark., announced a number of promotions and changes. At the corporate level, two new positions, materials manager and information systems manager, have been
she will also perform ship-assist work and offshore mooring equipment servicing. The vessel design is by Marco's Naval Architecture Division, headed by Bruce O. Whittemore, and is a refinement of previously built Marco tugs. She will have a beam of 26 feet 6 inches (8 meters), a molded depth of 12 feet
recently completed by Cleaver & Walkingshaw, including the 350-foot icebreaker Canmar Kigoriak, a fishing boat and a turret moored drill barge, by Bruce McDonald; and "Limiting Factors of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics for Ship Construction" by Robert B. Harris. Onboard inspections of unusual vessels al
tenance activities, these are effectively hotel boats with a lot term we want to develop the HAUV track and survey buried of redundant time. We have developed HAUV to be able to be cables autonomously. Various pipe tracking technologies are deployed and recovered from these vessels essentially replac-
Image: SurfWEC “There have been four major failures in the industry that really put investors off. The sinking of the Advanced Research Technologies/Wavegen “Osprey” in 1995, the sinking of the Finavera “Aquabuoy” in 2007, the sinking of the Trident “DECM” in 2009, and the recent sinking of the Wello
V VESSELS Squid: The All-Electric Dolphin Watcher Deep in the blue waters of Key West, Hon- est Eco’s founding captain, Billy Litmer, said its dolphin watching tours help their guests “understand and interact with wild- life from a curious yet courteous proximity.” In creating his eco touring company
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FERRIES: FERRY SAFETY & SECURITY Photo Courtesy Alain Haig-Brown One of the ? eet of Archipelago’s Australian-designed FastCat ferries. tially have only one secondary terminal ferry for Scandlines. But he had a num- ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards satellites will dramatically improve the with a
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WORKBOATS: INSIDE THE U.S. WORKBOAT MARKET The U.S. towing and tug business is 5,500 boats, more than 31,000 barges with an estimated total impact on U.S. GDP of $33.8 billion (using 2014 data). in the Northeast, recently completed its 8,400 hp Bert Reinauer at its owned yard, Senesco, paired with a
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BY THE NUMBERS ucts produced, will be shipped by water for domestic up production costs by 2%-3% annually. This in turn consumption and exports. Without Towboats and Tug- will have a negative effect on Tug producers net operating boats these products could not be moved. margins, which typically are less
BY THE NUMBERS Tugboat and Towboat Manufacturing in the United States A recent report from Amadee+Company provides a The report identi? es C&C Marine as the largest Tow- unique, ? rst-time market and competitive analysis of the boat builder in terms of production value, followed by size, segmentation