The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine
An offshore jacking system built by National Supply Company, Houston, will give "legs" to a cargo handling barge designed for shipping major marine components between New England shipyards. The jacking system will enable General Dynamics' Electric
Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
Largest Vessel Delivered To Date By Washington Yard The 232-foot, 1,600-passenger M/V Star of Honolulu, the largest, heaviest vessel ever built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, was recently delivered by the firm's Whidbey Island, Wash., yard to operator, Paradise Cruise Ltd.
Marine Industries Northwest Incorporated (MINI) recently drydocked the freighter Redfin to install a new bow thruster unit. The 2,800-ton drydock MINI 1, had previously lifted the Redfin's twin sister Yellowfin for a routine drydocking. Installation
Seatrain Shipbuilding Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y., a wholly owned subsidiary of Seatrain Lines, Inc., has announced the appointment of Edward P. Hellenbrecht as chief marine engineer. In making the announcement, John Serrie, president of the company, said: "Mr.
Peter B. Goetz has been appointed general manager of Electro Dynamic, an Avenel, N.J., facility of the General Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn. He will report to Fritz G. Tovar, vice president-general manager of Electric Boat. Mr.