Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced the signing of a contract and the start of construction of a mini-cruise liner to be operated by Explorer Cruise Lines of Seattle. The vessel will cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal.
Columbia, the latest 122-foot combination fishing- vessel built by MARCO Seattle, was christened in Seattle, Wash., recently by Kristine Fuller, daughter of one of the owners. The all-steel vessel is outfitted for crabbing and for packing salmon and herring.
Fredriksstad mek Verksted, Norway, is to build another 42,000-dwt RO/RO ship for the carriage of forest products and cars on Seaboard's cross-Pacific trade. Like the first two vessels in the series, Skaugran and Skaubord delivered from the same yard two years ago,
Years of planning will come to fruition with the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium. This has all taken place under a Steering Committee headed by George Uberti of National Steel and Shipbuilding, prominent in the Society's San Diego Section,
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).