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Big IOT Petroleum Barge Launched At Galveston Shipbuilding

Ocean 210 (shown above), a 200,000-barrel petroleum barge, was launched recently at the Galveston S h i p b u i l d i n g Company yard in Galveston, Texas. The 25,000-dwt barge, under construction for Interstate and Ocean Transport Company (IOT), will be employed in the U.

 

Newest Addition To ACBL Towboat Fleet Named For Texas Gas Transmission President

The motor vessel Dennis Hendrix, a new 8,400-horsepower towboat in the fleet of American Commercial Barge Line Company, was christened in ceremonies Saturday, July 16, at the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky. The vessel, which is equal to the largest and most powerful towboats operated by ACBL,

New Design For Firefighting—Pemex 652

Matsumoto Shipyards of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recently delivered the 150-foot aluminum-hull fireship, the Pemex 652, to Pemex, Mexico's national oil company, for service in the extensive Gulf of Mexico oil fields owned and managed by the firm.

Rados Converts Tuna Purse Seiner Into Stern Trawler 'Alaska I'

Rados International Corporation, Naval architects and marine engineers of San Pedro, Calif., has announced completion of a new design to convert existing tuna purse seiner fishing vessels into mid-water stern trawlers. Under a contract with the Fishing Company of Alaska,

Raytheon Marine Purchased By Management Buyout Group

The management of Raytheon Marine Company (RMC) has successfully purchased the recreational marine products division for $108 million. The management buyout team was backed by the European venture capital firm Mercury Private Equity. Led by CEO Rick Kane,

 
 
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