Several hundred people gathered at the Sturgeon Bay, Wise., shipyard of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) recently for the commissioning ceremonies of the USS Salvor (ARS-52), one of the most versatile support ships in the U.S. fleet. She is the third
Patti Shipyard, Inc. of Pennsacola, Fla., is well known as a builder of towboats, crabbers, tugs, and fishing trawlers. Within the past two years, however, Patti has delivered two 800-passenger excursion vessels to Roberts River Rides in Dubuque,
Mangone Swiftships, Inc. of Houston recently delivered the 245-foot Northern Sun (shown above) to Sun Transport, Inc., a subsidiary of Sun Company, Inc. Classed + A 1 Oil Carrier + AMS by the American Bureau of Shipping, the minitanker has a cargo capacity of about 22,
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
St. Philip Towing of Tampa, Fla., recently announced that the company has closed with the U.S. Maritime Administration on the purchase of two "trac"-type tugs that had been under construction in Texas. Bay Transportation, owned by George M. Steinbrenner, purchased the assets of St.
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.
ANSCHUETZ Circle 6 1 on Reader Service Card Anschuetz & Co. GmbH of Kiel- Wik, West Germany, designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of navigation products, including gyrocompasses, autopilots, and steering controls that have been installed on more than 9,
Moss Point, Mississippi-based Homeport Marine Services recently ; delivered the 195-foot, U.S.-flag fish i tender Eastern Wind to Arctic Alas- • ka Fisheries, Inc., Seattle, Wash. She is the first of a series of two under construction at the yard for the U.
A full-color "Viewnav® Master Mariner Electronic Chart Navigation System" brochure is available from Navigation Sciences, Inc. of Bethesda, Md. The four-page brochure describes and illustrates the Viewnav system used by operators of pilotboats,
Two 23-meter (about 75-foot) long lightships are to be built at Ocean Shipyards, Fremantle, Western Australia, for the Australian Department of Transport at a cost of 2.4-million Australian dollars. On completion, scheduled in 1982, one will be stationed at the Carpentaria Shoal,