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.
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,
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.
M a r i t i m e Dominance in the 21st Century calls for naval forces that can project power forward, provide assured access in the littoral environment and support a wide variety of joint and combined operations. To meet this challenge, the U.