Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered the first of two new pilot boats for the Charleston, S.C. pilots. This brings the number of pilots' boats built by the Somerset, Mass. shipyard for Charleston Navigation to seven within the past 40 years.
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Munson Manufacturing Inc. of Edmonds, Wash., recently delivered a new 36-foot patrol/ rescue boat, designated the CX50, to the Sheriff's Department of Chautauqua County in western New York. The 17,000-pound boat—light for its size—is equipped with Cummins's latest model 6BTAS.
The Carolina, a 55-foot aluminum pilot boat, was christened recently by Mrs. Ernest F. Hollings, wife of South Carolina's Senator, for the Charleston Branch Pilots Association. The ceremonies at the Carolina Yacht Club in Charleston were attended by the Senator and more than 200 guests,
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.
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.