Mr. Henri Kummerman, founder and president of the International MacGregor Organization, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law by the Senate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Announcing the honor at a dinner in Switzerland to mark Mr.
—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.
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.
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.
Thirteen merchant ships were selected for purchase on 17 January 1986 for the Ready Reserve Force of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The Maritime Administration is processing four contracts totaling $206.7 million with American Automar, Barber Steamship Lines, Lykes Bros, and U.
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 National Waterways Conference, Inc., advocates fair and evenhanded Federal navigation policies. It is the only waterway organization which directs practically all of its resources into the policy arena, working for adequate funding for navigation
The concept of creating a modern RO/RO terminal near the estuary of the River Thames became reality this fall when the first vessel to use the facility berthed at the Linkspan. The inaugural honor fell to Kent Line's 108-meterlong (about 354 feet) vessel Arroyofrio Uno of 5,
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,
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