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Detyens Shipyard Eastern Shipbuilding

Celebrating more than Eastern’s proven ship- 50 years of service to building expertise al- the maritime communi- lows the ? rm to build ty, Detyens Shipyards, and deliver any type

Inc., located in the his- of vessel that client’s toric city of Charleston, require; on time and

South Carolina is busy on budget. As Eastern building a tradition of moves into the future, quality workmanship it looks forward to con- at a reasonable price. tinued diversi? cation

Family owned and and growth of its port-

Detyens operated since its in- folio of vessels. Eastern

ESG ception, the company is currently one of the has continually emphasized customer service, family values and safety in the largest employers in Bay County, Florida, with a workforce number that var- work-place. Hard work, dedication and the goal to provide economical ship re- ies based on the number of vessels under construction. Many key superinten- pair services is the benchmark behind the Detyens Shipyards Creed, “Custom- dents and foremen running the shipyard have been employed at Eastern over er before Company, Employee before Owner, Family before Self, and Safety 15 years. Eastern Shipbuilding’s portfolio of more than 350 vessels includes

Above All.” Speci? cally, Detyens Shipyards facility offers three (3) graving OSVs, MPSV’s, offshore construction vessels, diesel electric vessels, dredges, docks and with a capacity of up to Panamax. In addition to the docks, the facil- ATB’s, offshore tugs, Z-drive harbor tugs, inland towboats, ro-ro/passenger ity also offers modern, enclosed shops for all crafts; eight 56-ton gantry cranes ferries, barges, ? reboats, research vessels, ? shing vessels, military craft and (on a continuous rail system); four tower cranes; rail access and over 8,000 feet more. It operates two new construction and repair shipbuilding facilities, both of deepwater pier space and a ? oating dry dock for smaller vessels. Detyens located in Panama City, Florida, spanning 326 acres and a workforce of over

Shipyards continues to increase its capacity with modern equipment and facil- 800 employees. Recent deliveries and work include cutting steel on NYCDOT ity upgrades. Recently completed repair/conversion work includes no less than Staten Island Ferries, the USCG Off-shore Patrol Cutter, a contract with FMT

USNS hulls and projects as well as work for McAlister, Vane Brothers, Bou- for four Inland Pushboats, another with Bisso Off-shore for Z-Drive Tugs, and chard and myriad dredge assignments. myriad other contracts and deliveries to a wide range of diverse customers.

Metal Shark Ribcraft

Metal Shark is a diver- Ribcraft designs and si? ed shipbuilder with builds safe, durable, three fully self-con- performance oriented tained shipbuilding fa- professional grade cilities in Alabama and rigid in? atable boats

Louisiana, specializing (RIBs) ranging in size in the design and ef? - from 15-41 ft. that cient high quality con- ful? ll a variety of mis- struction of welded alu- sions from patrol and minum and steel vessels rescue to passenger- from 16 to 300-ft.+ for for-hire and military

Metal Shark defense, law enforce- operations. Ribcraft ment, and commercial specializes in building

Ribcraft operators. Key customers include the United States Coast Guard, Navy, Air mission speci? c patrol

Force, Army, foreign militaries, law enforcement agencies, ? re departments, and rescue boats, sup- passenger vessel operators, pilot associations and towboat operators. By the port and workboat vessels, dive boats, and USCG Certi? ed passen-ger for hire numbers, Metal Shark employs 500+ employees and produces more than 200 vessels. Ribcraft designs and builds RIBs to meet the emergent requirements vessels per year. The shipbuilder has been one of the more progressive and ag- of military and government agencies with current contracts with the United gressively growing yards in the U.S. States Navy, United States Department of Fish & Wildlife Service, and United

Recently Miami-Dade selected the Metal Shark “50 De? ant X” ? re boat, a States Air Force. The Sub Chapter T Certi? ed tour boat market has also kept welded aluminum monohull vessel featuring a proven hull form and a special- production busy with numerous recent deliveries and more under contract. Be- ized arrangement optimized for ? re? ghting. The new ? re boats will be built at yond military agencies and tour boat operations, Ribcraft remains dedicated to

Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, La., production facility and are intended to replace building rescue and patrol boats for First Responders. RIB-CRAFT recently older ? re boats currently operated by the Department. The 50 x 15-ft. vessels delivered a specialized RIB-CRAFT 7.8 patrol boat to the U.S. Department of will be powered by twin inboard diesel engines mated to water jet propulsion Fish & Wildlife Service with a Hypalon hybrid foam collar and featuring twin units Mercury diesel outboards. 71

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