Reportedly Largest Passenger Catamaran Built In U.S. Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island, Wash., have delivered what is said to be the largest high-speed passenger catamaran built in the U.S. to Catalina Passenger Service, for service
Warren, Rhode Island-based shipbuilder Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and christened the latest addition to the growing Cruise International fleet, the dinner/excursion boat M/V Spirit of Boston. The Spirit was the first boat launched from Blount Marine's new shipway.
The construction of three modern, highly efficient, low-cost marine railway drydocks designed by Crandall Dry Dock Engineers, starting with the 4,000-ton railway at Jacksonville, Fla., followed by a 3,000-ton at Pago Pago, American Samoa, then another of 4,
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, Houston, Texas, recently accepted delivery of the Gulf Shark (shown above), a 112-foot by 26- foot by 11-foot, 1,200-hp utility vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss. The Gulf Shark is the second of
Homeport Marine Services, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., has completed the 195-foot fish tender Northern Wind, owned by Arctic Alaska Fisheries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. Upon delivery, the vessel will travel to Seattle by way of the Panama Canal where
Two identical oceanographic research ships ordered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be constructed by Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Fort George Island, Ga., at a total cost of $5,- 900,000. Building of both vessels at the same time is expected to effect a saving of about $250,000.
Marine Gears, Inc., Greenville, Miss., recently delivered six new main propulsion Haley gear units and six Haley auxiliary drive units to Main Iron Works, Houma, La. These gears were installed in three new vessels operated by G & H Towing of Galveston, Texas.
The first dinner/excursion boat of a new ultramodern design developed by Luther H. Blount was recently launched at the Warren, R.I., shipyard of Blount Marine for owners Bay Queen Cruises, Inc. Mr. Blount, president of Blount Marine, is a true innovator in the shipbuilding industry.
The U.S. Army has awarded Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., a $10-million contract to build the fifth of a new class of 274- foot Logistics Support Vessels (LSV). The new ship will actually be built by a sister company in the Trinity Marine Group, Halter Marine at Moss Point, Miss.
Global Maritime Services, Inc. (GMSI), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a ship repair, machine shop, welding and fabrication facility, has completed the fabrication and assembly of the first Swirling Flow Research Combustor for Florida Atlantic University.