Watercraft America, Inc., located in Edgewater, Fla., is designing and building ad- vanced lifeboats and launch systems for installation on offshore drilling and production platforms and ships. Called the Watercraft Survival System, it includes a series of lifeboats,
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP), recently announced that he and K.W. Waldorf, president of Zapata Marine Service, Inc. of Houston have signed a contract f o r the construction of four large offshore supply/towing vessels.
A record number of visitors and exhibitors are expected to turn out for Fish Expo '89, one of the world's largest commercial fishing expositions, when it is held at the Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash., from October 18-21, 1989. For the first time in its 23-year history,
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the 166-foot supply vessel Trinity River to Transportation Resources, Inc. of Houma, La. The vessel, built at Eastern's shipyard in Panama City, is the fourth of a five vessel package which includes the Leaf River,
The Coast Guard recently announced proposed changes in the regulations for lifesaving equipment on large commercial ships. The proposed regulations are the result of recent revisions of an international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, or SOLAS.
Halifax I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, the Canadian shiprepairing company, has reentered the market for fishing vessel new construction with a 27-million Canadian dollar order f o r three stern trawlers f r om National Sea Products Limited.
— L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r e d— The first of the U.S. Navy's newest class of mine counter-measure ship, USS Avenger (MCM-1) was recently commissioned at the yard of her builder, Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI), in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Mrs. Sybil Bailey Stockdale,
GTR Campbell, the designers of standard design ships like Freedom, Fortune, Friendship, Fantasy, Fortune MKII, Festiva, Valiant and Galaxy in cooperation with their associated concept design firm; Algoship Designers Ltd. of the Bahamas are behind
April 2 9 — M a y 1, Boston This year's Annual Assembly Meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will be held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Tuesday, April 29 through Thursday, May 1. A Welcome Reception sponsored
Supplemental Funding Package Likely The projected cost for U.S. naval operations related to Operation Desert Shield through September 30 has more than doubled—from $230-million to $490-million —according to figures released by the Pentagon recently.