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.
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,
Agri-Trans Corporation, a barging cooperative which transports grain and chemical fertilizer products on the inland waterways, recently christened a new 3,700- hp locking river towboat, the M/V Cooperative Venture. Mrs. Georgeanna Werner, wife of Melvin Werner,
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).
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.
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.
Kongsberg North America, Inc. has moved to new and larger office and service facilities at 135 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, N.J. 07605. Their new telephone number is (201) 947-6788; telex 135115. Kongsberg is the North American marketing arm of Kongsberg AS,
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
—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.