ATB Delivered by Alabama Shipyard

Alabama Shipyard, Inc. delivered Nicole Leigh Reinauer and RTC 135, an articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, built for Reinauer Transportation Companies of New York. Alabama Shipyard designed the 135,000 barrel, 460-ft. (140.2 m) double- hulled barge in compliance with OPA 90 regulations.


John J. Bajor Joins Midland Marine Corp

James A. McQuilling, president of Midland Marine Corporation, recently announced that John J. Bajor has joined the sales staff in Midland Marine's New York City office. Mr. Bajor will expand their ship repair sales effort under the leadership of Wayne H.

Speed to Spare

The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.

Joint SNAME/ASNE Meeting Hears Report On SPC Coating

The annual Joint Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Northern California Section, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, Golden Gate Section, was held recently at the Fleet Admiral Nimitz Club, Treasure Island Naval Station, Calif.

New Service Frees Ships From Hostile Situations

Vessel Extractions LLC (VessEx) has launched a service to free ships from hostile situations and sail them to safety. Although the company focuses on repossessing ships for mortgagees, it also assists owners whose ships have been seized, detained, abandoned or stolen.

Maritime Services Moves To Expanded Facilities

Maritime Services Corporation (MSC) has moved to expanded facilities according to George Selfridge, CEO. The new facilities will more than triple office, warehouse and manufacturing space. Located on 3.5 acres of light industrial land in Hood River, Ore.

Costa Places $450m Order With Fincantieri

The "Largest Cruise Ship in the History of Italian Shipping" The board of Costa Crociere on January 19 approved the issue of a letter of intent for the construction of a new ship at Finantieri. Value of the order is about $450 million. The 951-ft.

Laumeister, Kroll And Arkens Appointed VPs At The Ansul Company

Appointments of three new vice presidents have been announced by The Ansul Company, Marinette, Wis. They are Hugh M. Laumeister, vice president of Marketing; Leonard R. Kroll, vice president and general manager of the Fire Systems Division; and Henry E.

Bath Iron Works Sold To New York Investor Group

Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) of Bath, Maine, one of the country's leading shipbuilders, has been purchased by private investors led by Gibbons, Green, van Amerongen, Ltd., a diversified investment banking firm based in New York. BIW was formerly owned by Congoleum Corporation,

Field of Dreams

Austal USA is building, and they ... meaning customers and new workers ... are coming. With a company built to build speed, one would expect a non-stop flurry of activity to be the hallmark of the manufacturing facility. Quite the contrary. Upon coming to Mobile, Ala.

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