Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered the 800-passenger, sternwheel excursion boat Colonel to her owner, the Colonel Museum, Inc. in Galveston, Texas. The 152-foot vessel is now providing historical and dinner cruises of the Galveston Bay harbor.
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.
The design work for the sophisticated passenger vessel for Birka Line Ab/Alandslinjen has now been completed at Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard, including details of the general arrangement and accommodations. Construction work began recently in a
Kockums Shipyard, Malmo, Sweden, has just announced delivery of the 256,050-dwt tanker Sea Swift to the iSalen Shipping Companies of Sweden. The turbine-powered VLCC is the last of six tankers ordered by Salen and the 16th in the Kockums present series of twenty 255,000- tonners.
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.
Stanley A. Dashew, president and founder of OMNITHRUSTER INC., recently announced that the board of directors elected J. Michael Melvin vice president, marketing. Mr. Melvin will report directly to the office of the president. OMNITHRUSTER INC.
Marine Drive Systems of Edison, N.J., is offering literature describing its recently announced new private label type program with certain suppliers of mediumsized marine engines. Under this program, engine companies will have the capability of offering directly,
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.
Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash., has been awarded a series of major contracts to furnish controllable-pitch propellers, bow thrusters, and rotary vane steering gear on the large and medium class dredges being built for the Army Corps of Engineers.
P.K. Wennberg, president of Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash. 98031, has announced the appointment of Eagle Marine, Inc. as PSI sales representative, covering Florida and Georgia. The agreement covers PSI's product lines of PSI/Liaaen controllable- pitch