The first of four Friendship class river pushboats ordered by the Chang Jiang Shipping Administration of the People's Republic of China from Dravo Corporation was launched into the Ohio River recently at Dravo's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh.
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.
Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (Hudship) of Pascagoula, Miss., has announced the signing of two new contracts for pushboats to be delivered during 1980. A contract was signed with Cliff Spanier and Larry Gisclair of Clydesdale Corporation, Harvey, La.