Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation, 1 Riverside Avenue, Somerset, Mass. 02725, recently announced the delivery of an allsteel 48-foot by 16-foot tug, Tappan Zee II, to the New York State Thruway Authority. There is really nothing spectacular about the boat—it's just a plain,
ABS-classed as a XA1 Floating Offshore Installation, the Medusa truss spar will be located on Mississippi Canyon Block 582 in 2,223 ft. of water. Murphy Oil's Medusa truss spar has a hull diameter of 94 ft. (28.6 m) and a total length of 568 ft.
Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
Walter Todd, president of Great American Boat Company, has announced the signing of a contract with Bender Ship Repair, Inc. of Mobile to do the re-powering work for the towboat Great America. "We are doing a tremendous amount of work on this vessel," said Mr.
An updated, input-output, economic analysis of America's maritime industries just released by the Commerce Department's Maritime Administration indicates that each dollar in sales by the U.S. merchant marine adds another $3.81 to the national economy.
Falmouth Shiprepair Limited, an A&P Appledore and Bellway joint venture, recently unveiled one of the most progressive working agreements in the United Kingdom ship repair industry, in an effort to speed up vessel turnaround and provide superior repair service to shipowners.
John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders. The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar,
MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of MARCO Seattle, has announced plans to build a new design tuna purse seiner. The vessel is 58 meters long, 11.5 meters wide, and 5 meters deep, with a carrying capacity of 700 metric tons of frozen tuna in 12 refrigerated brine wells.
Fritz G. Tovar has been elected a corporate vice president of General Dynamics Corporation and named vice president-general manager, Electric Boat Division, it was announced recently. Electric Boat, in Groton, Conn., builds nuclear-powered Ohio-class