It was supposed to be the world's largest artificial coral reef for scuba diving, located off the coast of Key Largo. More than eight years ago, a group of divers from the area devised a plan to sink a 510 f t . < 155.4-m) retired Dock Landing Ship (LSD) to the bottom of 130 f t (39.
The Marina S., a passenger/ supply vessel built for Dinko's Marine Service of Aransas Pass, Texas, has been completed by Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation of Greenville, Miss. The new vessel will be available for contract work in Gulf waters from Brownsville, Texas, to Key West, Fla.
To Tim Domke, the new MA' Dixie Legacy (pictured on the cover), is much more than simply the largest, most advanced lift boat in the world. To Domke, the Dixie Legacy is personal, the culmination of a career built sailing onboard these unique vessels with the last four years spent shoreside,
Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Inc. of Freeport, Fla., recently completed the excursion/dinner cruise vessel Calypso II for Nassau Cruises Ltd., a Bahamas-based company. The 550-passenger vessel, with an overall length of 105 feet, beam of 29 feet,
Sperry Corporation, Great Neck, N.Y., has formally opened a new facility in Panama City Beach, Fla., to manage combat system integration support work for the U.S. Navy's mine countermeasures ships. The facility was built to house the work on the three-year, $6.
John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation's Seattle Division, has announced the award of a $6-million Navy phased maintenance contract for routine maintenance work without drydocking on the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2).
A free brochure from Task Force Boats Ltd. details its full line of Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats from 5.7 to 9.5 meters (18.7 to 31.1 feet) for the commercial, military, rescue, patrol and recreational markets. The new HF "Typhoon" range utilizes
Touted as the world's largest Crew/Supply Vessel, in late May Gulf Craft Inc. delivered M/V Granville C. McCall, to Seacor Marine, Inc. The vessel is powered by five Cummins KTA-50-M2 diesel engines rated at 1,800 bhp @ 1,900 rpm, each coupled with a Twin Disc, model MG- 6848,2.
Hovermarine Transport Limited, the Southampton, Englandbased manufacturers of the HM.2 Mark III Hoverferry, has announced the first sale of their 65-passenger craft in Japan. Hovermarine decided more than two years ago to mount an extensive marketing effort in the Far East,
Marinette Marine Corporation's contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command for fifty-two 50-foot workboats was completed one year ahead of contract schedule when the last workboat departed the Wisconsin- based shipyard in December of 1985 for delivery to the West Coast.