Master Marine, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., recently converted a 96- foot aluminum crewboat to a 149- passenger whale watch/excursion vessel for Barnstable Whale Watch Tours Inc., Barnstable, Mass. The vessel, named Spirit, was converted in just under eight weeks.
The Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard in Lockport, La., is directing special attention to the ballast tanks on its ships. Since this shipyard constructs numerous vessels of every size, shape and purpose, a lot of ballast tanks are involved. Ballast
The Big Apple, symbol of New York City's economic and entertainment life, was utilized by Jackson Engineering Shipyard recently in a most unusual ceremony. The company designed a flag with the New York City red apple symbol on a field of white.
Since planting its roots in 1925 as a small coal delivery business known as the Ohio River Company (ORCO), Midland Enterprises has evolved from one chartered boat and four barges to more than 85 boats and 2,400 barges moving the entire eastern inland waterways system.
Maritime Reporter solicited the opinions of two of the leading marine salvage companies to discover trends and challenges facing marine operators in the near future. The 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by American Salvage Association (ASA),
Capt. C.J. (Jerry) Wages, USN (Ret.) has joined MarineSafety International, New York, N.Y., as director of a new simulator training center to be established at Newport, R.I., for senior and intermediate level line officers attending the U.S. Navy's
The City of Seward, Alaska, broke ground recently for the state's largest marine-oriented industrial development. "The Fourth of July Industrial Park, located across the head of Resurrection Bay from this picturesque community of 3,000 will be the site of a $60- million dock,
A multi-role hospital and support ship, built at Gijon yard within schedule, was delivered by IZAR to its owner, Spain's Instituto Social de la Marina (ISM, a fishermen's welfare and health care organization, part of the Spanish Social Security).
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.
Fetterolf Corporation of Skippack, Pa., has acquired the Stacey Value product line, and is currently manufacturing and marketing Stacey® Line Blinds on a worldwide basis. J.W. Williams, president of Fetterolf Corporation, stated in an interview: "Up until now,