Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently completed the 85-foot catamaran Catamarin (shown above) for Harbor Carriers of San Francisco, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime. The 30-knot, 400-passenger vessel will operate
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.
Salt water is one of the toughest environments when it comes to exposed machinery. Common untreated metals are eroded in a matter of months and expensive equipment can become useless in half that time. One particularly vulnerable part of such
The recent delivery of the Acadian Commander (shown right) and Acadian Explorer by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., marked the completion of a six vessel contract with Acadian Marine Service, Inc. for the world's first diesel electric SCR tug/supply vessels.
Canadian Defense Minister Perrin Beatty recently announced plans to design and build 12 minesweeping vessels to fill a gap in Canada's aging naval fleet. The contract is valued at 750 million Canadian dollars (US$624.4 million). J.Y. Clarke, president
Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., has been awarded major U.S. Navy contracts for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program totaling more than $225 million. One contract valued at $216 million calls for the construction of 12 LCAC and major equipment items.
A seminar on "Marine Insurance" will be held in the Hotel Hilton, Jacksonville, Fla., on December 6, 1978. Maritime industry executives in Southeastern United States are invited to attend the one-day session. The Marine Insurance Seminar will be sponsored jointly by Florida Junior College,
This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of June 19 to August 6, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, July 15, 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 11. Contract awards from April 1 to June 17, 1986 are covered.
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., recently signed a contract with the naval architectural firm of Knud E. Hansen of Copenhagen for the preliminary design and engineering, and specifications for two 800-passenger cruise ships.
Wilson & Hayes Inc., a manufacturer of shipboard furniture, has passed 55 years of business. The company manufactures furniture to any specification—Navy, Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, NOAA—as well as for commercial marine projects, offshore oil drilling,