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Quality Shipyards, Houma, La., recently delivered the 4,200-hp pushboat SuperAmerica, the third in a series of three new vessels built for Ashland Oil, Lexington, Ky. The three pushboats replaced towboats that were all more than 40 years old. Ashland invested about $3.
North American Shipyard, Larose, La., recently delivered the converted research vessel Edwin Link to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) of Fort Pierce, Fla. Extensive modifications were required to convert a supply vessel to a submersible support ship up to HBOI's standards.
McDermott Shipyards recently delivered the M/V Enterprise to Offshore Logistics Inc. after upgrading it to meet the most demanding deepwater anchor handling requirements. Offshore Logistics specifications called for modifications that would ready