The first GE Diesel engine in Crescent Towing's fleet went into service in 1971 powering the retrofitted Port Hudson tug — a retired U.S. Navy tug. The Port Hudson is still operating today using a GE medium-speed diesel engine. "I've worked for Crescent Towing for 24 years,
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).
Alabama Shipyard, Inc. (ASI), Mobile, Ala., is in talks with a Danish shipbuilder which could lead to cooperation on the construction of 40,000-dwt double-hulled product tankers. According to Danny Sellers, president of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, Inc.