A trio of 88.5-ft. (27-m) patrol vessels being built by Southampton based FBM Babcock Marine Ltd. have arrived in the Port of Southampton on the back of a heavy lift mother ship. At press time, the trio was scheduled to undergo final testing prior to delivery.
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
The 67-foot patrol boat Santa Cruz de la Sierra (shown above) was christened at a recent ceremony held at the Hope/Progressive shipyard in Houma, La. The new vessel, ordered by the Naval Forces of the Republic of Bolivia, was built under contract with Napco International Inc.
Gulf Oil Corporation has acquired a newly developed oil recovery vessel for its deepwater oil terminal in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Besides requiring a highly effective oil recovery unit, Gulf also required a ship to patrol the waters near Whiddy Island,
Port Fabricators, Inc., specializing in the design, construction, maintenance and repairs of facilities and equipment for the petroleum and marine industry, has recently been established at the Port of New Iberia, La. Occupying a 12-acre waterfront site,
The 13th annual edition of the colorful, informative 16-page tabloid "Uniflite News" with 28 articles and 115 photos — 55 in color — on 1977 Uniflite fire retardant fiberglass boats from 28 to 42 feet long is available free of charge from Uniflite dealers or the company.
A 42-foot explosive ordnance disposal training boat valued at $218,500 has been ordered by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command from Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., according to James J. Doud Jr.
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has been awarded a contract with the City of Detroit to construct and deliver a 77-foot high-speed aluminum fireboat. The hull of the vessel, specially designed for operation in the ice-filled waters
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will
The election of Rear Adm. William M. Benkert, USCG (ret.), to be president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) was announced by Adrian S. Hooper, chairman of the board of AIMS and IOT Corporation. Admiral Benkert will succeed James J.