Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a 127- foot raised pilothouse tug, the Capt. Fred Bouchard, to Bouchard Transportation, Inc. of Hicksville, N.Y. The vessel was named after the company's founder. The versatile vessel can be mated with notched stern barges,
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,
Effective November 1, 1981, Nav-Com Incorporated, a marine electronics system company, has begun operations from its new headquarters in Deer Park, N.Y., according to the company's executive vice president Jack Provenzano. The new building provides
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.
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
—Literature Available Wagner Engineering Ltd. of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has announced that it has been selected by Saint John Shipbuilding Limited to supply the steering systems as well as integrated steering control systems for six patrol frigates being built for the Canadian Navy.
Texas Instruments Incorporated has just introduced a TI 9930 Talking Navigator Accessory Option with Autopilot Output f or use with its Loran C based navigation system. Using the new Speech Option, the commercial boat operator situated anywhere
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., with head offices in Madrid, Spain, has announced the appointment of Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., international maritime consultants, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016, as its exclusive U.
Marine systems manufacturer Jered Brown Brothers recently announced its plans to consolidate all of its administrative, engineering, and manufacturing operations at the company's Brunswick, Ga., manufacturing facility. J e r e d ' s 220,000-square-foot Brunswick
Howard H. Scott, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors and continues as chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r . He replaces Frederick K. Becker, who is retiring. The board also announced the promotion of Charles A.