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trial trip into Canadian waters and reported that everything "was just fine."
She was built in 1930 at Ever- ett Marine Ways for Monroe Log- ging as the "A-l," and was used on the Snohomish River. Later she was sold to the Scott Paper
Company for use in the Similk
Bay boom grounds. Then she was sold to Chuck Hanson, who used her in his pile-driving business for about 10 years at Anacortes.
Fremont Tugboat purchased her in 1980 and began her reconstruc- tion.
Gibbs & Cox Relocates
Washington, D.C. Office
Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York,
N.Y., announced recently the move of their Washington Divi- sion to new offices at 1235 Jeffer- son Davis Highway, Crystal City,
Arlington, Va. The Gibbs & Cox
Washington Division has been providing naval architectural services to the Naval Sea Sys- tems Command for the past 10 years. The Division has also' served as the naval architectural support contractor for the Ocean
Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Project for the Depart- ment of Energy for the last three years. The telephone number at the new office remains unchanged.
Holland America To Sell
Statendam For $19 Million
Holland America Cruises, N.V.,
Curacao, has announced it has en- tered into an agreement to sell the T.S.S. Statendam to a group of investors, with delivery in late 1982. The purchase price was in excess of U.S. $19 million. Paquet
Cruises, Inc., New York, will as- sume marketing and sales man- agement for the purchasers. All
Statendam cruise programs will be operated by Holland America
Cruises as scheduled until No- vember 1982.
The recent sale of the Staten- dam coincides with the antici- pated delivery of the M V Nieuw
Amsterdam in early 1983 as part of Holland America Cruises' fleet modernization program. The M/V
Noordam, the sister ship to the
Nieuw Amsterdam, is scheduled for delivery in January of 1984.
Japan To Spend
One Billion Dollars
To Upgrade Shipyards
The seven largest shipbuilders in Japan have earmarked more than $1 billion (U.S.) for invest- ment in plant and equipment this year, 18.3 percent higher than the investment total a year ago.
The higher investment is taken as a sign that Japanese ship- builders are recovering from the recession, according to Tokyo- based Kaiji Press.
The seven major shipbuilders are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy In- dustries, Mitsui Engineering and
Shipbuilding, Hitachi Shipbuild- ing and Engineering, Sumitomo
Heavy Industries, Kawasaki
Heavy Industries, and Nippon
Kokan Kaisha. Mitsubishi alone is spending almost $200 million on its Yokohama Shipyard.
Another shipbuilder, Mitsui, has a $30-million project to build a factory in Oita, Kyushu, and
Hitachi has a $21-million project to modernize ship repair facilities at Kanagawa Shipyard. Invest- ment is also taking place in re- search facilities.
According to Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Japan leads the world shipbuilding nations. At the end of June, there was 5.6 million tons gross under construc- tion in Japan, 776,000 tons more than at the same time last year.
Another 9 million tons was or- dered but not yet under construc- tion—600,000 tons more than last year. In all, the orderbook of 14.6 million tons was 1.3 million tons more than at the end of June 1980.
The completion figure for Jap- anese yards in the first six months of this year was the larg- est since 1978. And the trend con- tinues upward. Over 70 percent of the Japanese production is for export. [^[SHWriRfl
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