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E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., long a fixture in towing, heavy lift and marine contracting at the Port of
New Orleans, has branched into ocean towing.
The company announced that three of its powerful tugs, all cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard for offshore work, are available for rig towing, salvage, and long-distance barge towing "anywhere in the Western
This includes the Atlantic Coast,
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and
Mississippi River, according to
Capt. Ralph Diaz, general man- ager.
Tugs available for long-distance assignments are the 4,200-hp J.A.
Bisso II, 3,600-hp A.T. Higgins, and the 2,400 C.D. White. The latter two vessels, recently acquired, are un- dergoing minor repairs and ABS inspection.
Acquisition of the two new tugs increases E.N. Bisso and Son's ac- tive fleet to 13. The company, well- known in the Port of New Orleans since 1880, also operates derricks with capacities up to 100 tons.
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Conrad Delivers 150-Foot Deck Barge
Conrad Industries, Inc., recently completed the Dixie-3, a 150- by 45- by 9-foot deck barge, at its shipyard on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan
City, La. The Dixie Towing Corpo- ration vessel will be used to trans- port prestressed concrete bridge members in waters in and around
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Ulstein Hatloe To Build
Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein
Hatloe recently won an order to build a 298-1/2-foot icebreaking passenger vessel for Rieber Ship- ping of Bergen, Norway.
Although primarily intended for use as a support vessel in Arctic and
Antarctic expeditions, the Polar
Circle will have the capacity to carry 120 passengers for cruise trips.
The 2,500-dwt vessel will have a breadth of about 59 feet, draft of 21 feet, and will be powered by two
Bergen Diesel BRM8 main engines, each developing 3,000 kw at 720 rpm.
The 4,200-hp J.A. Bisso II is one of three oceangoing tugs E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc. is employing in its new long-distance towing activity. The tug is 125 feet in length with a beam of 29.6 feet. E.N. Bisso and Son operates 13 tugs in the New Orleans harbor.
E.N. Bisso And Son Begins
Long Distance Towing
OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIP KEEL-LAYING—Principals at the keel- laying of the U.S. Navy AGOR-23, a 274-foot oceanographic research ship under construction at Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss., are, left to right: Brian Lewis, AGOR-23 project director, University of Washington;
Ray Helveston, SUPSHIP, Pascagoula AGOR-23 deputy officer; Rob- ert Hinton, on-site representative, University of Washington; David Lit- tle, NAVSEA assistant program manager; Capt. Charles Martinek, commanding officer, Naval Oceanographic Office; Capt. Michael Simp- son, SUPSHIP Pascagoula; John Dane III, president, Trinity Marine
Group; Harvey Walpert, vice president, Trinity Marine Group; Paul
Myers, AGOR-23 program manager, Trinity Marine Group; Vincent
Almerico, vice president, Trinity Marine Group; and Lt. Comdr. J.N.
Andrews, SUPSHIP auxiliary and small craft project officer. AGOR-23 will be operated by the University of Washington. The two most recent
Navy oceanographic ships, the Moana Wave (University of Hawaii) and the
Gyre (Texas A&M) were also built by Halter Marine, Inc.
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