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  • One of the largest passenger excursion boats built this year has been put into service powered by a trio of 500-horsepower Cummins KTA-19 engines. The vessel sails on all-day excursion trips between South Charleston, W. Va., and Huntington, W. Va.

    Appropriately named the West Virginia Belle, this vessel is the latest addition in owner Bob Kehl's fleet. Mr. Kehl owns Robert's River Rides, which operates three other excursion/dinner boats on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities, Dubuque and Bettendorf areas of Iowa and Illinois.

    By any standards, the West Virginia Belle is simply spectacular.

    Built by Patti Shipyards, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., and designed by their own in-house architectural staff, the West Virginia Belle measures 197 feet 9 inches by 46 feet with a 10- foot draft. She features two totally enclosed decks, a partially enclosed third deck, and an open fourth deck topped by a pilothouse. Although the boat will be certified for at least 1,200 passengers, Mr. Kehl will limit capacity to 1,000 on all-day 100- mile trips.

    While the KTA-19 engines are one of the standard workhorses of the Cummins marine diesel line, the propulsion system aboard the West Virginia Belle is unique.

    For example, the Columbian Kaplan- style propellers are enclosed in Padget-Swann kort nozzles. "That's a first for passenger excursion vessels as far as we are concerned," said Frank Patti, owner of Patti Shipyard.

    Another important aspect of the propulsion system is its vibration isolation system, supplied by Lo Rez Vibration Control, British Columbia, Canada. This system provides an effective isolation system for engine- sourced vibration in mediumand high-speed marine engines, reducing noise by 90 percent over the entire speed range of the engine. It was custom designed for this application by Lo Rez working with the Patti design staff and Cummins engineering.

    "We have used similar isolation systems on smaller horsepower engines before," said Dave Adams of Cummins engineering department.

    "But, this is the first installation we know of on engines in the 500 horsepower range." Two additional Cummins engines are located far forward to power a pair of 250-kw gensets. Cummins NT855 models were chosen for this job. All five Cummins engines were sold by Northern Iowa Diesel, Dubuque, Iowa.

    The hydraulic system onboard the boat was supplied by Custom Hydraulics, Gretna, La. A PTO, attached to one of the gensets, runs a hydraulic pump that powers the bowthruster. Separate electric motors powering hydraulic pumps operate the steering system, and the paddlewheel lifting system. The West Virginia Belle has a cosmetic paddlewheel that can be lifted out of the water to cut drag during times when the boat is underway at full speed.

    Among the state-of-the-art systems onboard the riverboat are an eight station TV monitoring system, centralized liquor dispensing, electronic engine controls with five control stations, three Microphor sewage treatment systems and an Aquafine ultraviolet water purifier.

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  • . Telco, Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio, will service northern Ohio. George P. Dempler Company, Bridgeville, Pa., will cover western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and southeastern Ohio. M & H Equipment Company of Minneapolis will cover Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and the

  • venture, the company's demand continued to grow, causing a need for added capital. Ingersoll called upon C.E. Hutchinson, president of the West Virginia Coal and Coke Company to discuss a possible venture. Talks between Ingersoll and Hutchison proved favorable, as ORCO was incorporated as a

  • to the vice president, sales, by Michael R. Marlier. Mr. Gladwell j o i n e d Union Mechling Corporation in 1976. He has a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and a master's degree in business and marketing from Marshall University. He is a member of the American Society of Traffic and

  • of the attack on Hickam Airfield. Photo evidence shows that the first torpedo strike against Battleship Row (USS CALIFORNIA, USS OKLAHOMA, USS WEST VIRGINIA) has been completed. The CALIFORNIA had been struck by one torpedo and was leaking oil, the OKLAHOMA had been torpedoed and was listening to

  • , in 1972, he has been project manager for the engineering and construction of rail to barge coal transfer terminals on the Ohio River in West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky, and the r e c o n s t r u c t i o n of a petroleum coke shiploading facility in Houston. His overseas projects

  • Conrail, and additional linkage can be provided as required to meet demand. "We anticipate moving coal to Albany by rail primarily from West Virginia and western Pennsylvania," Mr. Lynch said, "because of the excellent rail connections and the quick access to the port by ship." New Amsterdam Coal

  • be operated by the Pittsburgh Region of Dravo's Aggregates Division, a major supplier of construction aggregate in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia area of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers. The Elizabeth D. measures 93 feet 9 inches long by 27 feet 2 inches wide and is 32 feet high at its

  • coal mine industry while creating jobs for a depressed economy. The company is located along the Guyandotte River just 15 miles south of Huntington, West Virginia. Opportunity opened in the marine industry. The hard-coated tail shaft sleeves were very much in demand but very competitive. Eventually, the firm

  • system supplied by Unitor Ships Service. Unitor also supplied an owner's supply medical package that included medicine and medical equipment. WEST VIRGINIA BELLE Patti Shipyards One of the largest passenger excursion boats built last year was the triple Cummins engined West Virginia Belle. Operating

  • , USN(Ret.), former Vice Chief of Naval Operations, was the ship's sponsor. Principal speaker was Hon. Jennings Randolph, retired U.S. Senator from West Virginia. Other speakers included Commo. Harry K. Fiske, USN, assistant deputy commander, surface ships, Naval Sea Systems Command; U.S. Representative Lind

  • , Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In announcing the award, Mr. Blackwell said: "This project will complement a recently completed study which concluded that

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    needs. In 1887 the Schoellhorn- has a 150-tonne safe working load (SWL) Albrecht building was located on the capacity and features an advanced rope west bank of the Mississippi River. It monitoring and management system that began by providing steamboat engines maximizes rope lifespan and provides

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    new projects. “ below its overall measure- at 72%. between anchor handlers and platform though less dramatic upticks in the U.S. Tidewater’s activity in West Africa The tide may be turning, with the supply boats. Gulf and in West African waters). encompassed 50 units (more than the statistics beginning

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    the world’s carbon footprint, and, at the same time, not nearly enough credit for what it does right. Nowhere is that more evident than out on the U.S. West Coast, where the nation’s two biggest container ports compete – and cooperate – when it comes to commerce and the environment. The Golden State has

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    be installed with the Damen “Goes Solar” its Dutch yards, collectively deliver- panels is Damen Shipyards Gorinchem ing almost 12 MW of clean electricity West. It will be followed by Damen While much of the focus is on ship-based technology, per year. “At Damen, we always take a Dredging Equipment Nijkerk

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    the the widespread use of welding and mass production the skills required to design and build wooden vessels fertile minds of Robert Allan Ltd. and other West Coast It wasn’t until 1938 that Robert Allan actually designed his ? rst rivetted steel vessel, the well-known yacht Fifer, that didn’t have its

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    ? rm Moffaft & Nichol has made the case that in- creased fuel costs due to IMO2020 could prompt 1.2 mil- lion TEUs inbound to the U.S. to swing back to West Coast discharge, with shorter transit times from Asian ports. The inaugural LNG transit of the new and improved Pan- ama Canal came courtesy of

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    but long to be the ? rst ship through the widened canal, fort at Canal expansion, in the early 1940s, gone, U.S. carriers including Grace Line, sailing westwards. Five days later, in the op- with dredging actually begun on a third set of Great White Fleet, Farrell Lines (also with posite direction and

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    I INSIGHTS: MARITIME SECURITY Dr. Joe DiRenzo is the Director of Research Partnerships at the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. He is the former project manager for the service’s AI/ML project involving disaster response planning, a retired USCG of? cer, and former cutter Commanding Of? cer.

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    Dredging Summit his undergraduate and Master’s de- Lefeber has a Master’s Degree in Pub- grees from Stevens Institute of Tech- DSC Dredge, LLC sponsors the West- lic Administration from Seattle Uni- nology. Don succeeds Tim Glinatsis, ern Dredging Association (WEDA) versity and an undergraduate degree Vice

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    VesselValue, 36 per cent of OSV’s were laid up at the start of this year, with similar per- centages out of action in the US Gulf, Middle Chasing East, West Africa and North West Europe. This represents a sizeable portion of the global OSV ? eet sitting idle or in dry dock. Many of these vessels have

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    vessels for both ful waterfront park. Just down the road from that park, if commercial and government operators. In other words, the one were to venture west toward the historic Stokes Land- perfect venue for workboat newbuilding and repairs. ing made memorable by William Bartram in his 18th Cen- The customers

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    COLUMN OP/ED Offshore Wind: Set to Soar, Taking Offshore Support Industry With it. By Nicolette Nye Offshore energy development is BIWF is small compared to the much larger commercial opening a new front in the United scale projects that are on the horizon. Today, offshore wind States – the Atlantic