A portfolio of some important inland and offshore shallow-draft vessels and rigs built during 1985—selected for their high standards of design or performance ANDREW FLETCHER Offshore Shipbuilding The passenger vessel Andrew Fletcher was delivered


Ellicott Machine Forms New Engineering Company —Morse Named Manager

Ellicott Machine Corporation of Baltimore, marking its centennial this year and well known for its success in dredge manufacturing, has announced the formation of a new subsidiary—Ellicott Engineering, Inc. This new company will provide machining,

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.

'Tina' Is A Happy Blend Of Innovations And Proven Designs

Wilmington Launch Service, Wilmington, Del., has placed in service the new 65-foot shipdocking tug, Tina, which can create controlled thrust while pushing or hauling, fore and aft, even sidestepping, with only one man on deck. This capability is the result of several design innovations.

Gladding-Hearn, LQMoffitt Develop Bearing Flange Design Solution

—Literature Available It has been more than four years since the specially designed waterlubricated bearing was first installed in Gladding-Hearn boats and its other custom vessels. To date, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation,

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

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

Midland Ross Offers Free, 20-Page Brochure On Max-Gard® System

Midland-Ross Corporation, Russellstoll Division, Livingston, N.J., is offering a free, full-color, 20-page brochure on the Max-Gard® plug, receptacle, connector and interlock system from Russellstoll. According to the publication, the Max-Gard system,

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.

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,

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