The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal.
A new 95-foot oceangoing tug, the Selat Siberut, built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently was loaded aboard the cargo ship Louise Lykes. The tug was built by Equitable Shipyards for the Government of Indonesia, and will be offloaded by the Lykes ship at Singapore,
Fredriksstad mek Verksted, Norway, is to build another 42,000-dwt RO/RO ship for the carriage of forest products and cars on Seaboard's cross-Pacific trade. Like the first two vessels in the series, Skaugran and Skaubord delivered from the same yard two years ago,
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced the signing of a contract and the start of construction of a mini-cruise liner to be operated by Explorer Cruise Lines of Seattle. The vessel will cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Years of planning will come to fruition with the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium. This has all taken place under a Steering Committee headed by George Uberti of National Steel and Shipbuilding, prominent in the Society's San Diego Section,