Essex Machine Works, Inc., Essex, Conn., recently delivered new forged steel propeller shafts for America's Tall Ship, the barque Eagle, to the Coast Guard base at Governor's Island, N.Y. According to Wilson W. Cross, president of Essex Machine Works, Inc.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., first entered the high-speed catamaran market in the early 1980s with the delivery of the 210-passenger M/V Klondike. Last year, the firm delivered the first wave piercer catamaran, the Nantucket Spray, built in the U.
The Petrojarl I, said to be the world's first purpose-built, floating offshore oil production and testing system, was completed recently at the Tsurumi Works of Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan and delivered to K/S Petrojarl A/S. The vessel will enter North Sea service this summer,
Bay State Cruises of Boston, Mass., recently put the Nantucket Spray, an "ocean catamaran" built by Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island, Wash., in service between Nantucket and Boston. Nichols Bros, delivered the $4.5-million, 121.5-foot vessel to Bay State via the Panama Canal.
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.
Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
Joseph B. Shiffert, president of North Florida Shipyards at Commodores Point in Jacksonville, Fla., has announced recent appointments to expand and strengthen the yard's extensive services to ship operators. Albert A. White has joined North Florida Shipyards
—Literature Available Houston Ship Repair, Inc., headquartered in Channelview, Texas, operates facilities at Brady Island (Port of Houston), Galveston, Orange and Corpus Christi, Texas. The company's Houston Ship Channel berth on Brady Island accommodates ships up to 780 feet,
The Trinity Marine Group, reportedly the largest builder of small ships in the U.S., has entered the megayacht field with the establishment of Trinity Yachts, Inc. and the start of construction of the 97-foot, all-aluminum motor yacht Leda, designed by MPS-Gilgenast.
Oil & Gas Rental Services, Inc., Morgan City, La., has exercised its option with Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to build a fourth 220- foot all-steel offshore supply boat. Construction and delivery of the $5- million-plus boat will be in 1991.