A new tug/supply vessel, the Charleston, has been delivered by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., to Gonsoulin Enterprises of Houma, La. The new boat, second of two built recently at Halter for Gonsoulin, has overall dimensions of 185 feet in length, with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth.
The Northern Leader, the third in a new series of 123-foot combination boats constructed by Marine Construction & Design Co. (MARCO), Seattle, Wash., was delivered recently. It is reported to be one of the most versatile fishing vessels for the North Pacific yet constructed by MARCO.
The petroleum product carrier M/V Philadelphia Sun (shown above) has left Sun Ship Inc., Chester, Pa., and joined its sister ship, the New York Sun, in the Sun Transport U.S.-flag tanker fleet, a considerable portion of which is assigned to transporting petroleum
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., delivered two new 101- foot all aluminum crewboats, the Pamela Ann and the Patricia Ann, to Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La. Both were purchased from Halter's stock boat program and delivered to their owner within 21 days of contract signing.
Moss Point Marine recently launched the first of two 140-foot by 32-foot by 11-foot utility boats for Argosy Offshore, Ltd., of Lafayette, La. The Argosy Mate will be joined in the very near future by the Argosy Chief. These two vessels will complete
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered the scalloper Westport to Soren Henriksen of Tradewind Fishing Corporation, New Bedford, Mass. She is the first of four identical vessels under construction at the Bender yard.