June 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

National Marine Service Offers Free Brochure Detailing Shipyards —New No. 7 Drydock In Service

Quick, quality service at a competitive price is the central theme of a brochure being offered by the Shipyard Division of National Marine Service, Incorporated, of St. Louis, Mo.

The 12-page, full-color publication highlights the division's capabilities with detailed information on hull repairs, gas freeing and cleaning, specialty shops, shifting and fleeting, extensive inventories, and diesel engine repairs and service.

The brochure also provides drydock dimensions, aerial photographs of all operating locations, and machine shop specifications.

National Marine's latest step in its shipyard expansion program, the new drydock No. 7, is described in the brochure.

The drydock measures 200 feet by 95 feet, with 85 feet between wingwalls, and has a lift capacity of 3,200 tons. The No. 7 is located at NMS's Canal Yard Belle Chasse, La., and makes the yard one of the largest repair facilities in the area. Complementing the drydocking, the Canal Yard offers complete hull repairs and steel fabrication that includes a 40-foot press brake and two fabrication shops.

The full service Canal Yard can handle any vessel able to transit the Algiers or Harvey locks, which includes line haul towboats up to 10,000 hp; mini-ships; a range of offshore barge types; drill rigs' dredges; and ferries.

NMS, one of the Nicor basic energy companies, also owns and operates the Grafton and Hartford shipyards, Illinois, flanking L&D 26 on the Upper Mississippi. The three yards provides the marine industry with strategic locations for round-the-clock service.

For a free copy of the National Marine Service shipyard brochure, Write 65 on Reader Service Card

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