Marine Builders, Inc. of Utica, Ind., recently launched the Missouri River Queen (shown above), a 95- foot paddlewheel excursion boat with a 31-foot beam, 6'/2-foot depth, 3'4-foot draft and a '/-inch steel hull. The 600-passenger vessel was delivered to Richard Lynn of Kansas City, Mo.
The New London, Conn., fleet of John H. Wronowski gained a new member recently with the addition of the heavy-duty tugboat Paul A. Wronowski. The vessel was built by Wronowski-owned Thames Shipyard in New London, and joins a fleet of five towboats and
Frank Castelvecchi has been named c o r p o r a t e purchasing agent for Ships Supply Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., by Michael C. Kenney, president of the company that supplies provisions, deck, and engine equipment to vessels and industrial plants.
The 27,622-dwt bulk carrier Sanko Daring (shown above) was delivered recently by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company's Tomano Works to Panamanian owner Kisogawa Maritime S.A. She is the first of six sister ships ordered from MES by Kisogawa.
Damen is well-renowned for its innovative tug design, construction and outfitting prowess, a reputation upheld on a pair of vessels, the recently delivered Levanto Secondo and the currently under construction Damen Azimuth Stern Drive Tug 2411 yard number 512201.
A contract worth about $17 million was signed recently in the Netherlands between Rolls-Royce and the Dutch shipbuilder Royal Shelde for the supply of Marine Spey gas turbines to be manufactured at Rolls-Royce's Coventry, England, plant. The engines
AK-WA Shipyard, Tacoma, Wash., is converting the 369-foot Apollo One to a bottom fish processor for an early March delivery to the Seattle-based Dona Fisheries. In addition, the yard won a contract to repower and modernize eight LCMs. The Apollo One,
Ulstein Hatloe A/S of Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently delivered the 5,129-gt combination research/passenger ship Polar Circle to Rieber Shipping Company Polar Circle. With a length of 300 feet, the Polar Circle can accommodate a total of 120 passengers and crew in 65 cabins.
Looking somewhat like a cross between a catamaran and a hydrofoil, the 360-passenger wave piercer M/V Nantucket Spray was recently delivered by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., to Bay State Cruises of Massachusetts. The
Chris Marine U.S.A., Inc., a service oriented company, provides onsite and in-shop machining, onboard overhaul, technical direction and engine performance evaluation for large slow-speed and mediumspeed diesels as well as turbocharger repair, rebuild and service.