Westport Shipyard, Inc., Westport, Wash., has delivered a 90-foot fiberglass vessel to Catalina Channel Express Lines for service on passenger routes between Los Angeles Harbor and Catalina Island. Catalina Channel Express Lines, which already is equipped with Westport-built vessels,
Riverway Shipyard Company of Grafton, 111., recently completed construction of the 910- bhp towboat Waterways Explorer (shown above) for River Operators, Inc. The new vessel will be used as a fleet boat and a shuttle boat in the Winona, Minn., area.
Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced the delivery of the Munnatawket, a passenger/vehicle ferry designed and built for the Fisher's Island Ferry District. The Ferry District is an authority of the State of New York, administrated by an elected Board of Commissioners.
Chevron, USA, of San Francisco, Calif., is offering a free color brochure on their inland and coastal marine lubricants. This fold-out color brochure from Chevron contains information of Chevron Delo Marine and AW Machine Oils, NL Gear Compounds,
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
Service Marine Industries of Amelia, La., recently announced the christening and delivery of the passenger/dining vessel Spirit of Norfolk to Spirit Cruises, Inc., of Norfolk, Va. The new boat is the largest of the four dinner boats that Service Marine has built for Spirit Cruises.
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a contract valued at $12.6 million to Uniflite, Inc., Bellingham, Wash., fiberglass boat manufacturer, for the construction of 38 trailerable 36-foot Seafox special warfare craft, according to James J.
Mid-Coast Marine of Eastside, Ore., recently received a $l-million contract for construction of a 72-foot pusher type towboat for Rocafosforica Mexicana S.A. de C.V. The vessel will be delivered in September to the owner's o p e r a t i o n in Baja California, Mexico.
The M / V Exxon Lake Charles was delivered recently by Hillman Barge and Construction Company, Brownsville, Pa. 15417. This is the third of five such towboats being constructed by Hillman Barge for Exxon Company, U.S.A. The first two are the Exxon Louisville and the Exxon Memphis,