Safe Boats Wins 700- Boat, $145-M Contract

The Coast Guard will purchase up to 700 new Defender Class Response Boats from SAFE Boats International of Port Orchard, Wash. The new Defender Class boats, which will be used in homeland security missions, will replace nearly 300 non-standard


Santa Fe Reenters Onshore Drilling !n The United States

Santa Fe International Corporation, Orange, Calif., has reached an agreement in principle with A.W. Thompson, Inc., a prominent Texas drilling contractor, to purchase all the outstanding shares of A.W. Thompson, Inc., for $22 million in cash and notes.

Bender To Build Fisheries Research Vessel For NOAA

Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has authorized the award of a contract to Bender Welding and Machine Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., for the construction of a fisheries research vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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