A unique 350-foot self-loading barge for Matson Navigation Company's interisland cargo service in Hawaii will be built by Mc- Dermott, Inc., of Louisiana, at a cost of nearly $6 million. The barge will have capacity to carry 216 containers of various sizes,
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B„ a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms.
A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,
MARCO Seattle recently delivered its second vessel to the Hawaiian Islands, this one a 64-foot steel work boat named Nene (shown above). Built for Uaukewai Diving, Salvage and Fishing Co. of Honolulu, the new vessel is named for the now-rare wild goose that is the state bird of Hawaii.
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.
Granville W. Holman Jr. was recently elected president and chief operating officer of Raymond International Inc. and James J. Wildasin has been elected president of Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of Houston-based Raymond International,