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.
The 333-passenger ferry W.L. Callahan was recently delivered by Hydraulic Fishing Supply, Inc., Anacortes, Wash., to the State of Washington. The vessel was designed, built and delivered in a specified contract period of 168 days. Naval architects
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been named by the State of Alaska as the recip- ient of a study contract for the planned replacement of the Tustumena in the Alaska Ferry fleet, it was announced recently by Hugh F. Munroe, president
Wooster Products Inc., Wooster, Ohio, manufacturer of anti—slip safety products for ships' ladders, decks, ramps, showers, galleys, gangways, passageways, etc., is offering a complete package of literature on all of the non-slip safety products marketed by the company for marine use.
A $121-million contract for the construction of the first Gulfspanclass ferry for service between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia, was signed recently by the presidents of CN Marine and Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada.