A l u m i n um Boats Delivers Unique M i n i - C r e w b o a t To Five Star M a r i n e Service

An all-aluminum crewboat delivered recently by Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., to Five Star Marine Service of Belle Chasse, La., the Joe Lynn II (shown), is described by Five Star president Clyde A. Giordano as "a 50- foot crewboat that has the look,


Aluminum Tanks And LNG Ship Steel Hulls To Be Joined By Using Du Pont Detacouple Explosion Bonded Welding Transition Joints

The first three liquid natural gas tankers to be 'built in this country using the spherical design will incorporate the Du Pont Company's "Detacouple^ explosion bonded welding transition joints to attach the aluminum cryogenic cargo tanks to the ship's steel structure.

Blount Marine Yard Completes High-Speed Commuter Vessel

Blount Marine Corporation has announced the completion of the Hitech Express, an extremely lightweight commuter boat built of aluminum, foam, fiberglass, and stainless steel. Making a speed of 31 mph, the vessel completed test runs in Narragansett Bay and is available for demonstration.

Dravo SteelShip Names Frank C.A. van Bentem 30 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News Engineering Director

Edward D. Fry, vice president/ general manager of Dravo Steel- Ship Corporation, has announced the recent appointment of Frank C.A. van Bentem as engineering director. The company maintains its own engineering department with Mr. van Bentem having overall responsibility.

Gladding-Hearn Building N.Y. City Harbor Survey Boat

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Mass., has begun construction of a harbor survey vessel for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The shipyard is building the relatively compact 55-foot-long by 16- foot-beam,

Metropolitan Offers New Vanstone Flanged Fittings

—Literature Available Metropolitan Master Machinists, the Manufacturing Division of Metropolitan Plumbing Supply Corporation, has introduced a new line of Vanstone flanged fittings. According to the manufacturer, the company has doubled its machine shop

Inventive Machine Introduces Improved B l a s t / V a c u um Units

—Free Literature Available Inventive Machine Corporation's Blast n'Vac pneumatic blasting and recovery system that allows abrasive blasting and vacuum recovery simultaneously now offers three improved packages to meet production needs—BNVP-3, -4, and -5.

Reynolds Announces $580-Million Upgrading For Sea-Land Service

R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has announced a fleet modernization and globe-circling shipping program of approximately $580 million to strengthen the leadership position of its subsidiary, Sea-Land Service, Inc. The two-year

New Diagnostic Kit From Aeroquip Corp.

—Literature Available Aeroquip Corporation, Jackson, Mich., has introduced their new Quick Check® Diagnostic Kit. The kit contains Aeroquip FD90 Quick Disconnect couplings for permanent installation in system test ports for easy diagnosis of hydraulic

The SatCom Shakeout

The satellite communications sector of the marine market has not been immune from the corporate consolidations that have swept all other corners of the industry, and while this particular niche has been widely regarded as fragmented, it is yet

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