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Yards (continued) fishing vessel Golden Dawn and plans to shortly commence a similar project on the

F/V Pelagros. The shipyard recently com- pleted the 24-foot lengthening and RSW conversion of the North Pacific trawler


Facilities: One 70-ton lift dock, one 500- and one 1,800-ton floating drydock, steel, aluminum, electrical, piping, machine, paint and carpentry/cabinetry shops, CAD/CAM support in both naval architecture and ma- rine engineering.


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Privately owned Great Lakes builder Ma- rinette Marine Corporation, located at Ma- rinette, Wis., has built over 1,300 vessels, ranging in size from 36-foot fish tugs to 300- foot research vessels, since its founding 48 years ago.

One of the most recent contracts re- ceived by the yard calls for the construction of a 120-foot Aids-To-Navigation (ATON) barge for the U.S. Coast Guard. The con- tract, which contains an option for a second unit, calls for a spring 1991 delivery.

Other work undertaken at the yard in- cludes the construction of twenty 120-foot

Torpedo Weapons Retrievers, twenty 108- foot Yard Patrol craft, and three 224-foot

Mine Countermeasure vessels, all for the

Navy. facilities: The 57-acre yard has 440,000 ft of enclosed workspace, Ship Erection

Building, large fabrication shops and erec- tion areas, a 200-ton shiplift, three launch- ways, overhead bridge cranes with 10- to 50- ton capacities, multiple crawler cranes, 1,760-ton-capacity Dual Walking Beam ship transfer system, and design and engineering services.


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At present, Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La

Batre, Ala., is converting a 150-foot oil sup- ply vessel into an Alaskan processor. Over the past year, other noteworthy work has included the drydocking, repair and mainte- nance of six U.S. Coast Guard 110-foot

Island Class patrol boats and the conversion of a 110-foot crabber hull into a live-aboard dive/cruise vessel to Truk Islands in Micro- nesia.

Facilities: Specializing in the new con- struction of fishing vessels, tugs and barges, and the repair and conversion of all types of vessels up to 200 feet, Master Marine's main yard has two construction ways, one open and one closed, 1,000 feet of wet dock space, a fabrication building, carpentry depart- ment, paint department, pipe shop, three- platens and overhead cranes.


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At present, McDermott Shipyard, head- quartered in New Orleans, La., is construct- ing the USNS Victorious (T-AGOS-19), a 232-foot Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ocean surveillance ship. The ves- sel was recently launched at the firm's Ame- lia yard.

Facilities: At Gulfport, Miss.—One 1,600- ton-capacity drydock. New construction and repair. At Amelia, La . — Three drydocks, one 5,000 ton capacity and two 1,600 ton capac- ity. Fabrication, machine and propeller shops. New construction and repair.


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One of the leading builders of small alumi- num workboats in the U.S., Munson Manu- facturing Edmonds, Wash., recently deliv- ered a 63-foot extreme weather pilot boat for Valdez, Alaska, and a 65-foot, 150-pas- senger. 26-knot excursion boat.

Facilities:77ie Washington yard has more than 15,000 square feet of enclosed space to construct top quality aluminum workboats, with the ability to build vessels ranging in size from 21 to 72 feet in two-foot incre- ments.


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The Nashville Bridge Company (NABRI-

CO), with yards at Nashville and Ashland

City, Tenn., offers new construction of liquid cargo barges for oceangoing and river serv- ice, dry cargo barges with or without cov- ers, and all types of deck barges, as well as a complete line of deck hardware and hatches. NABRICO, a subsidiary of Ameri- can Ship Building, is capable of constructing barges up to 360 feet in length by 75 feet in width. The Tennessee firm also offers un- derwater repair on a marine railway on ves- sels up to 210- by 38-feet and 1,500 tons.

Topside repair is offered on two wet docks at Nashville and one at Ashland City, with 45-ton overhead crane service.

Several noteworthy projects have been undertaken by NABRICO as of late including the construction of a 125-ton-lift-capacity floating crane of the Huntington District

Corps of Engineers, three 7,500-ton-capac- ity, 350-foot coal barges for a Maryland util- ity company, five 30,000-barrel tank barges for a Texas company, and a 45-ton steam- powered floating crane for the City of New

York Department of Ports & Terminals.

Facilities: At Nashville—A 320-foot, 1,200-ton sidelaunch ways, a 210-foot, 1,500- ton marine ways, two wet docks with 45-ton overhead crane service, electrical, water and other shipyard amenities and services. Uti- lize modular fabrication. At Ashland

City—A 360-foot sidelaunch ways, one wet dock with 27-ton whirley crane service, and shot blast facility. Modular fabrication and barge/vessel construction under cover, with 50-ton overhead crane service of 125-foot span. All normal amenities.


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At present, New York Shipyard Corpora- tion, Brooklyn, N.Y., is completing extensive repairs to the 700-foot containership S/S

Guayama, as well as the 130,000-barrel tank barge Cibro Savannah. Additionally, the yard is drydocking the S/S Bermuda

Star, which recently sustained bottom dam- age when she ran aground.

Facilities: Three drydocks—a 40,000-ton- capacity, 720-foot graving dock and one 16,000-ton-capacity, 600-foot floating dock, and one 7,500-ton-capacity, 370-foot float- ing dock—five piers with up to 1,200 feet in length, a 70,000-ft industrial machine shop, steel plate, pipe, electrical, sandblasting and coating shops.



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Located in Freeport, Whidbey Island,

Wash., Nichols Bros. Boat Builders offers new construction, conversion, repair and maintenance services for steel and alumi- num vessels, with maximum lengths of 350 feet.

At present, the yard is involved in the con- struction of a 115-foot wave-piercing cata- maran and a 186-foot catcher/processor

North Pacific scalloper.

Facilities: Four covered fabrication build- ings, machine shop, electrical shop, pipe shop, carpenter shop, warehousing, engi- neering, and pier space.



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The Jacksonville, Florida, shipyard of

North Florida Shipyards specializes in the repair, conversion, rebuilding and drydock- ing of vessels as large as 450 feet long.

North Florida can also perform topside repairs on any size vessel.

At present, North Florida's commercial yard is finishing the major reconstruction of the M/V Seabulk, a U.S.-flag chemical/ product tanker.

The Florida yard's Mayport Division, dedi- cated to Naval work, has been busy with a number of repair, overhaul and mainte- nance contracts for U.S. Navy destroyers, cruisers, frigates and aircraft carriers.

Facilities: One drydock with 6,500-ton lift- ing capacity, 5,000 feet of quayside, ma- chine, pipe and steel fabrication shops, brit blasting, painting and coating, tank clean- ing and engine repairs.


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Patti Shipyard, Pensacola, Fla., is current- ly constructing a 2,500-passenger gambling excursion boat, the Dubuque Casino Belle, for Robert River Rides of Iowa.

Facilities: Capable of constructing all types of steel passenger, fishing and work vessels, Patti has a fully paved yard with fabrication and sandblasting buildings, warehouses and 400 feet of dockside space with utilities.


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Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI), Sturgeon

Bay, Wis., has received a contract option to construct three more 224-foot wooden hull

Mine Countermeasure ships (MCMs). This option, valued at $180,500,000, is a contin- uation of the Avenger class MCMs for which

PBI is the lead shipbuilder. Delivery of the three newly awarded MCMs will be late 1993. This new option will bring the compa- ny up to maximum employment of almost 1,000 employees by the middle of next year. The award of these vessels gives PBI a solid backlog of work which includes five other MCMs in various stages of construc- tion.


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Robert E. Derecktor of Rhode Island Inc.,

Middletown, R.I., can construct or perform repairs on military, commercial and plea- sure boats up to 600 feet in length and 20,000 tons (light ship).

The Rhode Island builder recently deliv- ered its ninth Medium Endurance Cutter to

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