The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
Pacific Lighting Marine Awards Contract For Two LNGs To Sun Shipbuilding With Option To Build Three More Ships
A subsidiary of Pacific Lighting Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., contracted on December 28, 1973, with Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships, it was announced by Paul A. Miller, chairman of the board of Pacific Lighting.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently announced the signing of three new vessel contracts. Westferry, Inc. of New York has ordered an 85-foot by 20- foot by 4-foot 11-inch all-welded, aluminum, passenger commuter vessel for operation on Great South Bay, Long Island.
Port Fabricators, Inc., specializing in the design, construction, maintenance and repairs of facilities and equipment for the petroleum and marine industry, has recently been established at the Port of New Iberia, La. Occupying a 12-acre waterfront site,
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two contracts with the aggregate value of $3,244,414 for construction of 33 radio-controlled target boats and repair parts to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat and yacht manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash.
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has received contracts totaling $23,725,000 from the U.S. Navy, providing ship's service auxiliary power for three classes of vessels. Stewart & Stevenson will supply Detroit Diesel Allison, gasturbine- powered,
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has been awarded a contract with the City of Detroit to construct and deliver a 77-foot high-speed aluminum fireboat. The hull of the vessel, specially designed for operation in the ice-filled waters