Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise
Allied Shipbuilders, Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently delivered the 57-foot 8- inch shiphandling tug Charles H. Cates X to C.H. Cates & Sons Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C. Based on a design by Vancouver-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Robert Allan Ltd.
Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Northern Victor, a huge U.S. owned and U.S. flagged fish processing vessel to an Alaska-based fishing group. The 379-foot former drill ship, the largest vessel ever worked on by the yard,
Shipyard Equipment Company of Baltimore, Md., recently delivered to Tenneco's Newport News Shipyard six of the world's largest air hoists. The transaction included four J.D. Neuhaus air hoists with 25- ton lifting capacity, and two with 50-ton lifting capacity.
Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., which has just completed a 150-acre complex for the construction of commercial ships, has announced the first phase of what is expected to be a major facilities expansion and modernization program in its South Yard.
SPD Technologies has been awarded a $6.7-million contract to design and produce the 5,000-volt switchgear for the U.S. Navy's surface ship Integrated Electric Drive Program. The contract was awarded by General Electric's Naval and Drive Turbine System Division in Fitchburg, Mass.
The first American-owned, U.S.- flag, oceangoing freezer ship designed to operate off the U.S. East Coast was christened recently during ceremonies held at the New York Port Authority's Pier 1, Brooklyn. The "Holland" (shown above) will offer
-Literature A v a i l a b le Douglas L. Oehrlein of Diesel America, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently announced the delivery of 25 lightweight diesel pumps to boat and barge operator Hollywood Marine, Houston, Texas. Mr. Oehrlein recently recalled: "Hollywood
The Bilbao shipyard of independent Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Reundios del Nervion (ARN) recently delivered the first of eight new generation Arctic class multipurpose cargo ships for the Soviet Union. Called the Igor Ilinskiy, the 7,365- ton