Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Northern Victor, a huge U.S. owned and U.S. flagged fish processing vessel to an Alaska-based fishing group. The 379-foot former drill ship, the largest vessel ever worked on by the yard,
Hover Systems, Inc. Eddystone, Pa., and Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently signed a licensing agreement whereby Eastern Shipyards will market and build a full range of Hover Systems air cushion vehicles (ACVs) for a multitute of maritime applications.
The 600-passenger dinner cruise vessel; M/V Horizon was delivered to Pegasus Yacht Cruises of New York by Blount Industries on March 5. Measuring 161 ft. (49 m). Horizon boasts a welded steel, single chine hull with three enclosed dining decks,
OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGS, SUPPORT VESSELS, NAVY SHIPS, INLAND BARGES, AND REPAIR WORK BRIGHTEN THE U.S. PICTURE
For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding
The Maritime Administration has released "Standard Specifications for Diesel Merchant Ship Construction," a publication intended to provide guidance to the maritime industry for the preparation of specifications for ships with medium-speed diesel propulsion plants.
Winninghoff Boats, Inc., Rowley, Mass., has introduced a 7.4 meter Harbor Master design workboat. Built of all welded aluminum, this 25- foot by 8.5-foot boat joins Winninghoff's existing line of commercial boats which range in size from 18 to 65 feet.
SPD Technologies has been awarded a $6.7-million contract to design and produce the 5,000-volt switchgear for the U.S. Navy's surface ship Integrated Electric Drive Program. The contract was awarded by General Electric's Naval and Drive Turbine System Division in Fitchburg, Mass.
The El Paso Savannah, the last ship in the current series Avondale Shipyards is building for The El Paso Company's new fleet of LNG tankers, was christened on November 11, in New Orleans. Miss Rhonda Rousakis, daughter of the Honorable John P.
Seaward International, Inc., recently delivered another Spiltrol Harbor Skimmer to Asiatic Petroleum Corporation. This is the second that Asiatic has purchased, and it will clean up spills in the Strait of Malacca. The first stands ready at Singapore where Esso Singapore Private, Ltd.