Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat
Eastern Marine, Inc., the diversified Floridabased shipbuilding firm, recently signed a contract with James A. Odlin, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to build an 88-foot steel scallop trawler vessel. This latest addition, which will join Odlin's fleet in early 1986, has been designed by John W.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. Mobile, Ala., recently christened and launched the cruise vessel Pilgrim Belle for Coastwise Cruise Line of Hyannis, Mass. Coastwise Cruise Line's parent corporation, Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc. is also known as Hy-Line.
The launching ceremony for a new ship, Yard No. 1143, was performed recently at the M.A.N. Division GHH Sterkrade dock construction yard, Nordenham/Blexen, by Mrs. Franziska Ewen, the wife of the West German Member of Parliament Carl Ewen (Aurich/Emden).
As a bastion of ship production in the under 10,000-dwt-vessel range, the industry in the northern Netherlands continues to demonstrate true global competitiveness in its chosen fields of endeavor. While much of European shipbuilding bewails the intensified onslaught from the Orient,
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.