The 67-foot patrol boat Santa Cruz de la Sierra (shown above) was christened at a recent ceremony held at the Hope/Progressive shipyard in Houma, La. The new vessel, ordered by the Naval Forces of the Republic of Bolivia, was built under contract with Napco International Inc.
Gulf Oil Corporation has acquired a newly developed oil recovery vessel for its deepwater oil terminal in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Besides requiring a highly effective oil recovery unit, Gulf also required a ship to patrol the waters near Whiddy Island,
This Spring, VT Group will unveil what it touts as Europe's most advanced naval shipbuilding facility, a nearly $60 million investment located within Portsmouth Naval Base. From the start. the facility will be used to build blocks for all the Royal Navy's new 7.
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.
The 13th annual edition of the colorful, informative 16-page tabloid "Uniflite News" with 28 articles and 115 photos — 55 in color — on 1977 Uniflite fire retardant fiberglass boats from 28 to 42 feet long is available free of charge from Uniflite dealers or the company.
Richard M. Ehrlich, chairman of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., of New York City, one of the nation's leading independent naval architectural firms, recently announced that the board of directors had elected Malcolm Dick president. Mr. Dick, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract valued at $690,000 for five 50-foot utility boats to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash, according to James J. Doud Jr., president. These utility
The election of Rear Adm. William M. Benkert, USCG (ret.), to be president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) was announced by Adrian S. Hooper, chairman of the board of AIMS and IOT Corporation. Admiral Benkert will succeed James J.
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
Maryland's marine police recently took delivery on four new high-speed 28-foot Uniflite patrol boats to be used in year-round law enforcement and search and rescue operations on Chesapeake Bay and along the state's Atlantic shoreline, according to Maj.