The Delaware Pilots Association of Philadelphia recently took delivery of a new 51-foot, steel-hull pilot boat named the Philadelphia (shown above). Built by Gladding- Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation of Somerset, Mass., and designed by C.
Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, the twin-screw, 18-knot craft is an all-weather boat powered by two GM Detroit Diesel Allison 8V-92NA engines, each rated 350 bhp at 2,100 rpm. These drive two 30/28-inch Columbian propellers via Allison 1.97:1 reverse/reduction gears and Aquamet 17 shafts.
The Philadelphia is a virtual copy of the pilot boat Delaware, built for the Association by Gladding-Hearn in 1979, but the new boat incorporates some minor changes and improvements not found in her sister vessel. These include heated handrails, a second radar, and a slightly altered pilothouse. Aside from these added features, both vessels offer their operators identical performance and amenities.
It was in 1979, in a trend-setting move, that the Delaware Pilots brought their operations ashore.
The delivery of the Delaware was an integral part of this innovative change in operations. She gave the pilots their first all-weather, highspeed craft for making the longer runs from shore to the rough waters off the Delaware Capes. Although the Delaware Pilots have four other boats, all built by Gladding-Hearn, they are not as fast as the Delaware and the new Philadelphia. Largely because of the versatility and performance of the Delaware, the move ashore has proved to be an outstanding success for the Delaware Pilots.
As the Delaware Pilots typically have two boats in service at any given time, it is reasonable to assume that these Gladding-Hearn twins will see the lion's share of Delaware Bay piloting service. While the older boats will still be used for their individual specialties, such as in heavy ice, the Philadelphia and the Dela- ware can be expected to earn the continued popularity and respect of the Delaware Pilots. Now, when one boat is removed from service for maintenance, her dependable twin sister will remain on station to make the temporary loss easier on the pilots.
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. As vice president he
Sealed proposals for construction of a 320-foot ferry will be received by the Delaware River and Bay Authority during normal business hours at the Director's Office in the Administration Building, Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, Del., until 10:30 a.m., E.S.T., December 13, 1978, at which time
and classic launches and tugboats, recently delivered a 30-foot steam tugboat to Peter Van der Veld of Malvern, Pa. Moored on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, this new tugboat is the first in Delaware waters in over fifty years. The Bridget 30 tugboat is one of several steam and diesel tugboats
Approximately 70 members and guests, the largest turnout ever, attended a recent meeting of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Society of Naval Engineers at the Officer's Club, Philadelphia Naval Base. Howard Taylor of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum made an excellent slide presentation on
The Delaware Bay & River Cooperative (DBRC) recently christened the Delriver, the newest and largest member of its oil spill recovery fleet in a christening ceremony at DBRC headquarters in Lewes, Del. The DBRC is a partnership of 15 companies in the petroleum, petroleum transportation and related
the most strategically located marine ports in the United States. Gulftainer through its subsidiary GT USA, Wilmington has inked a deal with the State of Delaware, USA, which would grant GT USA, Wilmington exclusive rights to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington, on the Delaware River downstream from Philadelph
Approximately 30 members and guests attended a recent meeting of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Society of Naval Engineers at the Officer's Club, Philadelphia Naval Base. Richard Watson of the J.J. Henry Co., Inc. made an excellent presentation of "The Pros and Cons of Government
The heated bidding war for what was left of American Classic Voyages' Delta Queen Steamboats abruptly came to an end at the beginning of May with Delaware North Companies sealing the deal for the vessel pair. As originally reported in the May 2002 issue of MR/EN, (see Delta Queen Makes A Comeback
vessel and crew, with each possessing a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Inland Masters License of unlimited tonnage and USCG First Class Pilot upon the Delaware Bay License of unlimited tonnage. Both Urban and Velli joined the Cape May–Lewes Ferry marine department as Ordinary Seamen in 1997 and 2003, respectively
,000 percent. Located at Cooper's Point on Camden's north shore, the company has the good fortune of being the only commercial repair yard along the Delaware River, and the only one between New York City and Baltimore, Md. Presently, it repairs and maintains 240 to 270 vessels. The floating drydock is
The latest delivery made by Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Company is the stern trawler American Eagle, built for Jack and Adele Daab of Howard Beach, N.Y. The new vessel is 78 feet overall, with a 23-foot beam and 9-foot 5-inch draft fully loaded. The hull is plated with A-36 grade steel 5/16-inch
V VESSELS and the 18th built as part of the teaming USS Delaware (BB 28), which was de- 2013. The submarine was christened by VLCC with New SOx agreement with General Dynamics Elec- livered by Newport News in 1910. Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of Scrubber Delivered tric Boat. More than 10
Anne Class tugboats that are now hard-working is being built to accommodate tankers,” said Ron Mason, members of the Vane ? eet,” Hughes said. “The Delaware Marine Operations Manager and New Construction Proj- and her three sister tugs (built by SJSB) bring heightened ects Manager for Smithbridge. performance
entrepreneurs are even ag- to elaborate, he explained, “Examples of these feeds are the gressively pushing for the construction of ? t-for-purpose, Delaware River ports, in between New York and Norfolk, self-propelled inland tonnage to greatly expand the effort and New London, on up the coast from New
of last year, Ferry history was made with the ? rst of North Cape May, and Melissa Velli and Sharon Lyn all-female bridge crew navigating across the Delaware Bay Urban, both residents of Cape May, to rank of Captain with Captain Sharon Urban and with Melissa Velli serving in the Marine Department. These
Edward M. A. Zimny, President and CEO of investment bank Seabury Maritime LLC feeds are the Delaware River ports, in between New York and Nor- barge transportation from Maryland to Maine. The new group’s folk, and New London, on up the coast from
, Louisiana. MW of wind power will be paltry by tomorrow’s standards. By 1949, 44 wells had been drilled into the Gulf of Mexico. The University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Off- The founding of this industry was anything but simple. shore Wind (SIOW) recently released a white paper esti- The routine
with a capacity of 7,900 pounds, and the working capacity delivered by Melcal’s exclusive U.S. representative, Wilm- at 25 feet is 15,000 pounds. ington, Delaware-based Advance Marine, is a replacement Designed to ABS rules, the crane therefore has the re- for an old crane on one of their barges. Intended to
making of a (supply chain) star Wind is “the tech of choice,” the International Energy Agency said recently, just as a new report by the University of Delaware outlined the opportunity in U.S. of shore wind: 5,000 miles of of shore cabling and 1,700 turbines, it turns out, are bundled into current state-side
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Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has by 40-foot tugs are multi-functional to include ship as- delivered a retroftted pilot boat to the Delaware Bay sist and escort capabilities as well as towing. Powered pilots association. Brandywine, one of the shipyard’s by twin Z-drive propulsion units
can get this work done. 450 gW available under $100/MWh (240 fxed; • In 2016 and 2018 BoEM approved leases 210 foating). for two project sites of delaware’s coast. This is theoretical progress, of course; some- In 2017, the US department of Energy (dOE) thing that’s promising shouldn’t imply promis- released
Pull: ~230,000 LB Z-Drives: (2) Rolls Royce 305, four-bladed Firefghting Capacity: 12,000 gpm Gladding-Hearn’s Reftted Launch Ready for 14 More Years on Delaware Bay Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a retroftted pilot boat to the Delaware Bay pilots association. Brandywine, one
for the specialized RIBCRAFT 7.8 to be used roughest offshore conditions. With high- cue/workboat vessel can achieve a very Pilots of the Bay and River Delaware in for tow operations and commercial dive ly a durable construction and stable and soft and dry rough ride and is available 1957, Gladding-Hearn
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, says Fitch, the next 12 $300 million expansion and the completion of the deepening months could bring about more rating changes for some U.S. of the Delaware River channel, the import volume into Phila- ports after an unusually active year of rating movement for delphia increased 21.9 percent in 2017.
, and blueberries, ing south of the Mason/Dixon line. Previously, most called at apples, and pears from Argentina. This is produce that has no the Delaware River and especially the Port of Philadelphia. pesticide treatment other than near-freezing cold treatment at Then, the fruit laden containers were
port deepening projects compensation exceeds $3.4 billion an- Competitiveness and Costs Next, the original U.S. govern- in Charleston, Jacksonville, Delaware nually. The U.S. dredging industry is highly ment estimate for the current phase of River, Boston and New York were all • The total gross economic
at Fund for Economic and Social Develop- has been a lead contractor on the Dutch speci? cs to really comment on this.” Dewey Beach and Rehobeth, Delaware. ment (AFESD). “Room for the River” program, a nation- Nevertheless, he was quick to mention Farther a? eld, the international mar- In Kuwait, the