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Moss Point Marine Converts Tanker Into Oceangoing Grain Barge

Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has converted the American Gulf I (shown), a former 520-foot T-2 tanker, into an oceangoing bulk grain barge for American Gulf Shipping of New Orleans. The extensive modification required the relocation

Griffon Hovercraft Scores Big Contracts Around the World

Griffon Hovercraft, powered by diesel engines and built to international standards, are designed to accomplish nearly any task. The company offers a wide and versatile line (please see chart) of amphibious fast craft, which are designed for a long


A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.

Bender Delivers Two Factory Ships—Receives Contracts For Two More

—Literature Available. Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently delivered two fishing trawlers to two affiliates of Arctic Alaska Fisheries Corporation, the largest fishing and at-sea processing company in the U.S., and received two contracts from the Seattle,

Seabulk Contracts for PSV in Brazil

Seabulk Offshore do Brasil, Ltda.. finalized an agreement with Promar Brazil (Estaleiro Promara I) to build a UT-755L platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the fall of 2004, with an option for a second ship. To be named Seabulk Brasil, the 5,460-hp, 236-ft.

HUDSHIP Announces Major Expansion Of Shipbuilding Operation

Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP), announced that the company had acquired additional property for a major expansion of its shipbuilding operation. The new property is

A New Course For AWO's Shipyard Conference

A conscious decision to expand the activities of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference was made by the conference members on March 10, 1989, so that our nation's small and medium-sized shipyards could strengthen their voice in Washington.

Simrad Co-Founder Willy Simonsen Dies

The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.

Moon Engineering Expands— Moves To Portsmouth, Va.

Moon Engineering Company, Inc. of Norfolk, Va., after 65 years of service to Navy and commercial ships, is moving across the Elizabeth River from her old Front Street berth along the Norfolk waterfront to Pinner's Point in Portsmouth, Va., about two nautical miles downriver from the U.

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