The board of directors of the State Boat Corporation has announced the election of Ivan J. Bourgeois and Roger Mitchell as vice presidents of the corporation. A native of Berwick, La., Mr. Bourgeois began his 25-year career in the offshore transportation industry in 1954 as a deckhand.
Aalborg Vaerft A/S in Denmark recently lauched its newbuilding No. 249, a refrigerated vessel with a capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters, for the Soviet organization V/O Sudoimport. The reefer, named the Akademik Zavaritskij, is the last in a series of three sister ships,
Gulf Coast R e f r i g e r a t i o n and Motor Service, Inc. of Houma, La., recently signed the largest contract in its history to install heating and air-conditioning systems in the seven catamaran-style tugs (CATUGS) under construction by Halter Marine, Inc.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation has delivered a new pilot boat, Cape Fear Pilot II, to the Wilmington-Cape Fear Pilots Association. The new launch, which shuttles pilots nine miles from Southport, N.C. to ships entering the
MARITIME REPORTER recently conducted a limited survey among key small and medium-size U.S. shipyards engaged primarily in the construction of shallow-draft vessels. Information received as of press time is presented here to show current levels and indicates activity is on the upswing.
Goldston Shipbuilding Corporation of Corpus Christi, Texas, announced it has signed a contract with Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas, for the construction of a supply vessel. This contract represents Goldston's entry into the supply boat market.
Desco Marine, St. Augustine, Fla., reached two milestones this past December with the launching of the Singleton Fleets 56. The 73-foot vessel is the 2,200th wood shrimp boat built by Desco, and the 100th Desco boat powered by a Cummins K-series marine diesel engine.
Waterman Steamship Corporation, 120 Wall Street, New York, N.Y., has applied for both construction- differential subsidy (CDS) and Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the construction of either a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) vessel or a lighter-aboard-ship (LASH)
The evolution of podded propulsion systems has gained steam in recent years, as a number of notable new systems have entered the market with new options. The era of podded propulsion is here and now, and despite some technical glitches with the
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322, recently launched three vessels in one week. The first was a 500-cubic-meter (about a 17,657-foot) split hopper dumb barge. Mrs. P.C. Kelly broke the bottle to launch the first barge on October 14.