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.
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A recent joint meeting of the Pacific Northwest Sections of the American Society of Naval Engineers and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers saw a movie on salvage, and heard Capt. J. Huntly Boyd of the Puget Sound Navy Shipyard discuss
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.
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.
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
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).
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.