The West German firm of Schottel has held a number of presentations in Italy, France and England, at which the company demonstrated to numerous shipping experts the advantages offered by the Schottel Pump-Jet under practical conditions. The outstanding
The board of directors of the State Boat Corporation, a rapidly growing operator of tug/supply, supply and utility vessels for the offshore oil industry has announced the election of Dave S. Miller as president. Since joining State Boat in 1973, Mr.
The fiberglass excursion and charter fishing vessel Nautilus II was completed recently by Westport Shipbuilding, Inc. of Westport, Wash., and delivered to Meatball Bait Company of San Francisco. Designed by naval architect Jack Sarin of Bainbridge Island,
—Brochures Offered— The repowering of three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are saving their owner, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter of a million dollars a year in fuel costs, according to their manager.
Scale Reproductions, Fairhope, Ala., recently installed an Auto CAD system for designing. The computer, which will be used in production of scale models, will be able to use the computer files of the shipyards and designers. Blue prints can also be traced with a large digitizing table.
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
Marine Inland Fabricators recently launched and delivered its first tow steering vessel at its Panama City, Fla., yard to a major U.S. towing company. The tow steering unit has a length of 36 feet 8 inches, beam of 18 feet and hull depth of 7 feet.
The offshore supply vessel Liberator, which once served rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has been converted by Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to support the U.S. Coast Guard in its war on illegal drugs. Now known as the Windward Sentry,
Offshore Industries of Edmonds, Wash., is offering a free brochure on the patented Danish "Lemvig Lift," which can have a 300-ton vessel out of the water and onto the yard deck in 20 minutes or less and move it on a cushion of air to anywhere in the working area.
Norfolk, Virginia—May 21-24 The 1985 Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will take place May 21-24 at the Omni International Hotel, located right on the waterfront in Norfolk, Va. The