NEWS Mitsubishi Makes Smith Maritime Tug Move For more than 20 years, the Elsbeth II, a 110-ft. Smith Maritime tugboat, has done extensive deep sea towing and delivered military vessels around the world. When it came time for Smith Maritime owner Captain Latham Smith to replace one of Elsbeth II's three engines, he relied on a Gulf Coast distributor for help. Laborde provided the perfect fit for Elsbeth II - a Mitsubishi heavy-duty marine engine. "My new Mitsubishi engine performance far exceeds my expectations," said Capt. Smith. "The maneuverability and horsepower it provides are outstanding." A 6,000 hp ocean tug with a shallow draft and triple screws, the Elsbeth II needed the Mitsubishi S16RY1MPTA engine from Laborde to complement its heavy-duty design and operations. At 1,600 rpm, the engine provides 1,568 hp. "I love Mitsubishi's simple design and power," said Smith. "The engine was easy to install and the crew has no problem servicing it while underway." Complete with a double drum towing winch, two 7,000 lb. anchors, a two ton hydraulic crane and an extensive assortment of automatic controls, alarms, electronics, searchlights and spare parts, the Elsbeth II is well-equipped for any situation. She carries a crew of up to seven and has berthing for 11. Smith Maritime was founded in 1968 when Capt. Smith built his first oceangoing boat, the tug Elsbeth, with a little help from his friends. From the successful operation of that initial boat, aboard which he and his wife raised their five children, his company has grown into an international ocean towing and salvage service. Smith has since constructed three more tugboats, including the Elsbeth II. For more than 25 years, Laborde Products has provided the marine and industrial markets with a wide range of high-quality products and parts. They distribute Mitsubishi, Yanmar and Hatz diesel engines and also package their own diesel-powered generators, pumps, pressure washers and other custom diesel equipment. One of the last family-owned salvage and rescue businesses, Smith Maritime vessels operate around the world, but primarily between the U.S., Caribbean and South America. Their services include ocean and coastal towing, dock and facility construction, pipe and cable laying, submersible operations, cargo and dredge operations, salvage and rescue plus harbor, anchor and buoy handling. For more information email email@example.com Marlink Opens New Regional Operations Center in Houston Marlink has opened an expanded regional operations center in Houston, Texas to meet growing demand from its maritime and offshore industry customers. Marlink's expansion of its Houston center follows closely the opening of business facilities and support centers in Oslo, Dubai, and Singapore in the second half of 2006. The new business offices and technical facilities in Houston will also serve as Marlink's regional headquarters responsible for coordinating company business activities throughout North and South America. The new Americas headquarters will provide both North American and Latin American markets with a suite of satellite services that will evolve with customer requirements, as well as support Marlink's growing list of global customers with operations in the region. The new business office is located in One Harbor Square, near the South Shore Harbor complex, with access to rapidly growing ports of Houston, Galveston and the primary offshore oil and gas support bases in Louisiana. Gladding-Hearn Begins New Pilot Boat Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new pilot boat for the St. Johns Bar pilots of Jacksonville, Fla. Delivery is scheduled for February 2008. The all-aluminum Chesapeake class launch, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 53.6-ft. overall, with an 18-ft. beam and 4.8-ft. draft, and is expected to reach a top speed of 24 knots. The deep-V hull will be powered by twin Lugger 6140AL2 diesel engines, each producing 600 bhp at 2,100 rpm and turning a five-blade NiBrAl propeller. The gear boxes are Twin Disc model MG5114A. The launch is equipped with a 12kW Northern Lights generator. The vessel is equipped with port and starboard hinged, air-actuated boarding platforms on the roof of the pilothouse, which is located amidships on a flush deck. At the transom are throttle and steering controls and a winch-operated davit over a recessed platform for pilot rescue operations. Interior accommodations include three Marine-Air, reverse-cycle HVAC units, Stidd reclining seats, a settee, two bunks, a small galley, and a head. Meyer to Serve as President and CEO of Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. the venerable New York attraction taking millions of visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis A College of The City University of New York Lecturer/Instructor/Assistant Professor in Maritime Technology Program Teaching courses in undergraduate Maritime Technology including Vessel Technology, Marina Operations, Coastal Piloting and Seamanship, Propulsion Systems, Vessel Maintenance and Marine Electronics. Academic student advisement and committee participation required. For detailed job description visit: http://www.kingsborough.edu/kccJobs/FY13016.html Apply online at Apps.firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Stuart Suss V . for Academic Affairs & Provost .P Kingsborough Community College 2001 Oriental Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11235 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/ Americans with Disabilities Act Employer 14 · MarineNews · April, 2007
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