Burton Shipyard, Inc. of Port Arthur, Texas, recently delivered the 224-foot tuna vessel Lady Marion. The steel-hulled tuna purse seiner is the sixth of a seven-vessel contract awarded to Burton by Van Camp Sea Food Co., a division of Ralston Purina Co.
Providing fun and recreation is the only function of the 105-foot Empress, now the newest, most luxurious and modern excursion boat in the United States. Based at Phil Foster Park's Steamboat Landing in Riviera Beach, Fla., the 98-gross-ton tri-level vessel was built by Serodino, Inc.
Owners, Operators, Suppliers Enter 1991 With Renewed Optimism Optimism is certainly the prevailing feeling among owners, operators, builders and equipment suppliers of the workboat fleet serving the Gulf of Mexico as they enter 1991. This renewed
An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) recently held its first membership meeting for 1989 in Tampa, Fla. At this meeting, the shipyard conference elected its officers for 1989. C.H. Walters, National Maintenance & Repair, Inc., was elected to serve as chairman for 1989,
MARCO's Seattle, Washington, shipyard recently began the construction of two new freezer longliners for the North Pacific fishery and also completed the conversion of a crabber under a separate contract. In the area of new construction, MARCO
Bordelon Marine of Lockport, La., will host a river-front christening for the first of three mini-supply boats being built at Bollinger Shipyards. The delivery of the three boats will double the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, impressive yet challenging for a small firm.
SeaArk Marine, Inc. of Monticello, Ark., has announced two new members of the company's management staff, according to Robert Trammel, president of SeaArk. James F. Mullen will assume the position of engineering manager. He formerly worked as an engineer for Grumman Corporation,
A record number of members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Naval Architects of British Columbia recently and elected the following board of directors: president, Les Coward; v i c e p r e s i d e n t , Dave Moore; treasurer,
The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced the award of a contract worth $79,664,877 to Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., for construction of 15 high-speed, diesel-powered patrol boats. The contract was awarded following the decision of the U.