In November 2003 the Gorthon Lines AB vessel Margit Gorthon lost her rudder in the St. Lawrence River. The RoRo vessel features starboard side ramps and measures 463.9 x 73.1 ft. (141.4 x 22.3 m) and is 14,240 dwt. Halifax Shipyard visited the vessel
One of the largest excursion/dinner boat builders in the U.S., Morgan City, La.-based Service Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched an elegant 500-passenger dinner cruise boat for Holiday Cruises, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International, headquartered in Norfolk, Va.
—Literature Offered— Serodino, Inc.'s Hales Bar, Tenn., shipyard recently launched the Cummins-powered excursion vessel River Queen for the Knoxville Riverboat Company. The 550-passenger vessel will be operated on the Tennessee River near Knoxville.
The newest 1,000-foot vessel on the Great Lakes, Bethlehem Steel Corporation's M/V Lewis Wilson Foy was recently placed in service. Designed and constructed by Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. 54235, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The concept of creating a modern RO/RO terminal near the estuary of the River Thames became reality this fall when the first vessel to use the facility berthed at the Linkspan. The inaugural honor fell to Kent Line's 108-meterlong (about 354 feet) vessel Arroyofrio Uno of 5,
The Maritime Administration has invited proposals from interested parties to provide a vessel suitable for conversion to a U.S.-flag schoolship. It would replace the government- owned training ship Empire State, which is now operated by the State
As new rules now on the drawing boards go into effect—probably within the next two years—operators of barges carrying gasoline and other petroleum products will find it necessary to ensure that their vessels are vapor tight. Oceangoing tankers
The Great Congress St. & Atlantic Steamship Company, Ltd., Boston, Mass., has signed a contract with Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., for construction of a 75-foot steam launch of traditional turn-of-the-century lines. Designed by Halsey Heereshoff of Bristol, R.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle construction loan and mortgage insurance to help finance a 63,000- deadweight-ton self-unloading Great Lakes bulk carrier for Armstrong Steamship Co., 555 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. Armstrong,
Jeffboat recently announced the signing of a $3-million contract with Hines, Inc. to construct three large river-tank barges. The contract will accelerate plans to resume manufacturing at the Jeffersonville, Ind.- based shipyard. Construction