Permanently on station along a 100-mile stretch of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, one of the world's largest, hardest-working dredges, the 23-year old Icoa, works day and night to keep open a 300-foot-wide channel for deep-draft vessels bringing iron ore out from the mines of Venezuela.
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
In November 2003 the Gorthon Lines AB vessel Margit Gorthon lost her rudder in the St. Lawrence River. The RoRo vessel features starboard side ramps and measures 463.9 x 73.1 ft. (141.4 x 22.3 m) and is 14,240 dwt. Halifax Shipyard visited the vessel
—Literature Offered— Serodino, Inc.'s Hales Bar, Tenn., shipyard recently launched the Cummins-powered excursion vessel River Queen for the Knoxville Riverboat Company. The 550-passenger vessel will be operated on the Tennessee River near Knoxville.
Three limited partnerships located at 2701 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, La., have applied for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing a total of 50 hopper barges. All are to be 200 feet long, and are intended for operation in the Mississippi River.
The tug and barge industry plays a major role in the local economy, but unless you live or work along the banks of the nation's waterways, you might not realize what's happening when all those huge lumbering barges float by the shoreline, loaded with who-knows-what,
Official plans have been announced for the 1989 International Maritime Exposition, which is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). In past years, the show's primary exhibitor focus has been the design,
The Great Congress St. & Atlantic Steamship Company, Ltd., Boston, Mass., has signed a contract with Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., for construction of a 75-foot steam launch of traditional turn-of-the-century lines. Designed by Halsey Heereshoff of Bristol, R.
The Maritime Administration has invited proposals from interested parties to provide a vessel suitable for conversion to a U.S.-flag schoolship. It would replace the government- owned training ship Empire State, which is now operated by the State
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) recently held a ceremony at its Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works to christen and launch the expedition cruise ship Frontier Spirit. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Frontier Cruises, Limited, in October of this year.