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 American Spirit, a supertanker built by Bethlehem Steel Corporation for Gulf Oil Corporation at a base contract cost of approximately $81.4 million, was christened recently at the steel company's Sparrows Point (Md.) Yard. Mrs. Jerry McAfee,
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.
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.
Alden Electronic & Impulse Recording Equipment Co., Inc., is offering a new data sheet which lists the 32 worldwide radiofacsimile weather chart transmitter sites from which mariners can receive current marine weather charts for their particular cruising area.
A new series of automatic weather facsimile receivers has been added to Raytheon Marine Company's line of electronics for the commercial marine industry. The RAYFAX 1200 line includes four different models, each offering simple push-button operation and
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.
Trimble Navigation of Mountain View, Calif., recently introduced a new Loran receiver, the model 200. The 200 offers all the features of the 100A model and some new ones at a 40 percent reduction in price. A brochure is offered describing the capabilities of the receiver.
A new, moderate-cost system for obtaining continuous-output, up-to-the-minute weather information from weather satellites covering most of the Western Hemisphere and other parts of the world, "Earth Station W," 46 was introduced to commercial
Neville Jordan has been named manager of Magnavox International Operations Ltd., succeeding M.J. Simmons who returns to the United States following a six-year assignment, to assume new duties with Magnavox Advanced Products and Systems Company, Torrance, Calif.