The second of three U.S.-flag dry bulk vessels being constructed at Levingston Shipbuilding Company was christened and launched recently at the Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 612-foot ship (shown above) hit the water after being christened Star of Texas by Mrs.
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,
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.
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.
At this year's SMM in Hamburg, Voith Turbo (Hall 5, Stand 212) will highlight the new Voith Water Tractor (VWT) Baut (pictured right) which has been put in service by Bukser og Berging A/S in Oslo. It is the fifth VWT of the Bukser fleet, but the first fitted with optimized blades.
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
The rebirth of the passenger/cargo ship S.S. Monterey, idled since 1978, as a modern 660-passenger luxury cruise liner is in full swing at Wartsila Marine Industries' Helsinki yard. The Helsinki yard is performing all the outfitting and interior work on the U.
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.
—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,
U.S. oil producer Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently ordered two double-hulled 95,000-ton tankers from South Korean Samsung Shipbuilding & Engineering for operation in the Gulf of Mexico. The double-hull tanker contract represents a break by Conoco from other U.