A l u m i n um Boats Delivers Unique M i n i - C r e w b o a t To Five Star M a r i n e Service

An all-aluminum crewboat delivered recently by Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., to Five Star Marine Service of Belle Chasse, La., the Joe Lynn II (shown), is described by Five Star president Clyde A. Giordano as "a 50- foot crewboat that has the look,


Blount Marine Yard Completes High-Speed Commuter Vessel

Blount Marine Corporation has announced the completion of the Hitech Express, an extremely lightweight commuter boat built of aluminum, foam, fiberglass, and stainless steel. Making a speed of 31 mph, the vessel completed test runs in Narragansett Bay and is available for demonstration.

Ellicott Machine Forms New Engineering Company —Morse Named Manager

Ellicott Machine Corporation of Baltimore, marking its centennial this year and well known for its success in dredge manufacturing, has announced the formation of a new subsidiary—Ellicott Engineering, Inc. This new company will provide machining,


A portfolio of some important inland and offshore shallow-draft vessels and rigs built during 1985—selected for their high standards of design or performance ANDREW FLETCHER Offshore Shipbuilding The passenger vessel Andrew Fletcher was delivered

Avondale Offers Free Color Brochure On Full Propeller Line

Avondale Shipyards, Inc., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, Harvey Quick Repair Division, Harvey, La., is offering a free, full-color, foldout brochure on Avondale propellers. The six-page publication gives an informative synopsis of the propeller styles offered by the company,

Inventive Machine Introduces Improved B l a s t / V a c u um Units

—Free Literature Available Inventive Machine Corporation's Blast n'Vac pneumatic blasting and recovery system that allows abrasive blasting and vacuum recovery simultaneously now offers three improved packages to meet production needs—BNVP-3, -4, and -5.

Metropolitan Offers N ew Grooved Pipe Fittings

—Literature Available Metropolitan Master Machinists, Manufacturing Division of Metropolitan Plumbing Supply Corporation, has introduced a new line of grooved victaulic-type pipe fittings in several sizes and material types. According to the manufacturer,

Advanced Structures Offers New Free Brochure On Honeycomb Panels For Shipboard Applications

Advanced Structures Corporation, Deer Park, N.Y., is offering a free eight-page color brochure on their honeycomb panels and systems for shipboard applications. The new publication features more than one dozen illustrations showing the various

Western Gear Receives $3.4-Million Contract From Deepsea Ventures

The Heavy Machinery Division of Western Gear Corporation, 2600 East Imperial Highway, Lynwood, Calif. 90262, received a $3.4-million contract from Deepsea Ventures, Inc., Gloucester Point, Va., to design and build a system of machinery for installation aboard the R/V Deepsea Miner II,

Series Production Of Aluminum LNG Spheres

In the fall of 1972 General Dynamics signed the first contracts in the United States for the construction of 125,000 cubic meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Subsequently, in 1973 and 1976, contracts for additional vessels were signed for a total of 12 ships.

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