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Colonna's Shipyard Wins $3.1-Million Navy

Order For Barge Work

Colonna's Shipyard Incorporated,

Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $3,092,576 firm-fixed-price contract for the selected restricted availabili- ty for barge VEB-1. The work, which is expected to be completed

April 14, 1986, will be performed in

Norfolk. The contract funds would not have expired at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is the Supervisor of Ship- building, Conversion and Repair,

Portsmouth, Va. (N00024-85-H- 8134).

Currie Named Senior VP

And General Manager,

Western Cruise Lines

Alex Currie has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Western Cruise Lines, it was recently announced by Ber- nard Chabot, president of Eastern

Cruise Lines. Mr. Currie was pre- viously vice president and general manager.

Western and Eastern Cruise

Lines are both wholly owned subsid- iaries of Gotass Larsen, and Mr.

Chabot is the president of both lines.

Western's ship, the S.S. Azure

Seas, is homeported in Los Angeles and is the only major cruise ship to make three- and four-day night cruises to Mexico 50 weeks a year.

Moss Point Reports

On Recent Progress

And Backlog At Yard

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Esca- tawpa, Miss., reported it is currently converting a 383-foot T-2 tanker to a 17,000-short-ton hopper barge, constructing twenty-six 110-foot lighter barges for the U.S. Navy, converting a partially completed 173-foot supply boat to a 212-foot cargo vessel, and doing preliminary work on a newly won contract for the construction of two U.S. Navy 134-foot landing craft (LCU).

Since the beginning of 1985, Moss

Point has delivered a 219-foot freez- er/trawler, an 800-passenger pad- dlewheel/excursion boat, two 92- foot tugs, and eight Navy barges, four of which were delivered three months ahead of contract delivery dates.

The shipyard also recently put into service a 160- by 60-foot float- ing drydock which has been used to overhaul a variety of tugs, supply vessels and fish boats.

John Dane III, president of

Moss Point Marine, said the ship- yard has a backlog of work through mid-1986 and that pending projects will extend through late 1986.

Since its founding in 1980, Moss

Point Marine has been one of the most active small shipbuilders in the U.S. To date, the yard has deliv- ered more than 60 vessels.

Johnson & Towers

Named Distributor

For John Deere Diesels

Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel power specialist with operations in

Mount Laurel, N.J. and Baltimore,

Md., has been selected by Detroit

Diesel Allison and John Deere in their joint "New Force" program to distribute the John Deere 14-model line of four-cycle (50-250 hp) diesel engines, according to A1 Harris,

J & T vice president.

The agreement, effective immedi- ately, adds the highly regarded John

Deere Diesels to the Johnson &

Towers distributorship for Detroit

Diesel Allison products in both op- erations. With this new line, J & T now offers a comprehensive range of diesel power from 50 to more than 4,000 hp, including the huge Alco diesels.

The company will market the

Deere line in gensets for prime and emergency power, power units and marine engines as well as replace- ments for existing engines in the field. The firm will also provide complete parts and service on John

Deere engines.

Headquartered in Moline, Iowa,

Deere with more than 60 years' engine experience has produced mil- lions of diesels, notably in the agri- cultural equipment field.

For more information on John

Deere diesel engines,

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