Construction will begin soon on the first of two diesel-powered, twin-screw 10,000-gpm fireboats for the City of Long Beach, Calif. The boats were designed by the Seattlebased naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Nickum & Spaulding Associates.
Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron,
United States Cruises, Inc. (USCI), Seattle, Wash., has made the final $3-million payment for the purchase of the passenger ship United States, and received title to the vessel from the Commerce Department's Maritime Administration (MarAd). USCI
Getty Trading and Transportation Company of Denver, Colo., recently submitted proposed construction plans to the Santa Barbara Resources Department and the State Lands Commission seeking permits to expand the company's crude oil marine terminal near Gaviota, Calif.
Sun Ship, Inc. has named Spencer L. French vice president, program support. In this post, Mr. French will report directly to Sun Ship president Robert H. Campbell, and will be responsible for all functions that support ship construction activities.
Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston recently announced its new GranGulf® Class semisubmersible drilling unit that is rated to drill in water depths up to 3,000 feet and can carry a deck load of 4,000 tons. As the leading U.S. producer of offshore drilling units,
Memphis-April 27-29 The Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services (RTCM) will hold its 1981 Assembly Meeting April 27-29 at the Rivermont Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tenn. The American River Pilots Association is scheduled to participate. The
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.