Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the towboat Eagle, the ninth vessel of a 10-vessel contract that was signed with Central Gulf Lines, Inc. of New Orleans, La. The vessels are operated by Compass Marine Gulf, Inc., also of New Orleans,
Global Marine Development Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., has contracted to NKK and Mitsui & Co. the construction of a unique mobile drilling island to work in the frozen Beaufort Sea. The island, called a Concrete Island Drilling System is to be
The tank barge Hannah 6301 was launched recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The launching was witnessed by a group of Hannah Marine Corporation personnel and customers and Bay Ship officials. The vessel was christened by Hannah's appointed sponsor for the occasion,
Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured
The first of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's "super-size" anchorhandling, tug/supply vessels, the Gulf Service, was launched recently at Quality Shipyards in Houma, La. With an overall length of 222 feet, beam of 46 feet, and depth of 20 feet, the U.
Malcolm W. MacLeod, president and CEO of Moran Towing Corporation, recently announced the appointment of three new vice presidents of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., the New York operating subsidiary of the corporation. The new vice presidents are Bruce D.
The U.S. Navy christened its newest crane ship, the SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) at ceremonies at Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla. The ship, named for the state of Delaware, will be operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. With a draft of 33
Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., recently signed a contract with Chalice Trawlers Corporation of Edmonds, Wash., to build the Aleutian Chalice, a 123-foot by 32- foot longliner processor. The vessel was designed by Rodney E. Lay & Associates of Jacksonville.
The Maritime Administration has approved an increase in the actual cost of a twin-screw tugboat owned by Beker Shipping Co. from $8,036,770 to $8,951,- 800.46. The maximum amount of MarAd's Title XI guarantee as a result of this change has been fixed at $7,832,000.
Vancouver Shipyards of North Vancouver, Canada, has been awarded a $35-million contract to install a new upper vehicle deck and re-engine the 4,903-gross-ton Queen of New Westminster, a ferry belonging to British Columbia Ferry Corporation. The