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.
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis, Mass., has received a new 300-passenger, highspeed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the Cape Cod tourism company,
Service Machine Group, Inc., a Terramar company headquartered in Morgan City, La. in cooperation with Design Associates, Inc., of New Orleans, has developed plans to produce a 205-foot diving support vessel (the DSV 205). Service Machine president
A full-color brochure is available describing the facilities and services of Port Houston Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas. Port Houston Marine, Inc. is located at the turning basin of Houston Ship Channel, and has a berth for vessels up to 600 feet long and 2 0 - f o o t d r a f t .
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,
Sea Containers, Inc. announced recently that its wholly owned subsidiary, Seaco Energy Corporation, and Coastal Carriers Corporation have formed a partnership to build and operate American- flag floating terminals. These terminals, located in New Orleans at the mouth of the Mississippi,
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF), the Argentina stateowned oil company, has awarded IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, a contract in excess of $6 million for two offshore marine terminal systems to augment two other IMODCOdesigned and
The Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala., has purchased 143 acres of prime waterfront property for additional port expansion, according to an announcement by Robert M. Hope, director. Mr. Hope said the property was acquired at a cost of $11 million from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
The motor vessel Conti-Karla, fourth of six towboats under construction by Jeffboat, Incorporated for ContiCarriers and Terminals, Inc., was christened recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago. ContiCarriers and Terminals is a subsidiary of Continental Grain Company,