Bender Acquires Large Dry Dock Formerly Operated At Todd Ship

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently purchased a 545-foot-long steel floating drydock formerly operated at Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston, Texas, facility. The drydock, which recently arrived in Mobile, has been named the Pete B in memory of a Bender superintendent, the late Pete Borgueta.

The drydock, called Lone Star by Todd, was built by Bender at its Mobile shipyard and delivered in January 1983.

The Pete B has a lifting capacity of 17,500 long tons and has an overall length of 545 feet. The distance between the inside of its wingwalls is 122 feet.

The drydock's lifting capacity and wider working area between its wingwalls will allow Bender to service larger vessels including cruise ships and vessels designated Panamax, the largest vessels capable of navigating the Panama Canal.

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