Despite a parceling of marine business to the Far East, the British commercial and naval marine construction base has fought to maintain an edge in certain niches. VT Halmatic has been one of the more progressive and aggressive British companies
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered three, 192-foot supply vessels to State Boat Corporation of Houston, Texas. The sisterships are named the M/V State Glory, M/V State Chief, and the M/V State Belle. Built to ABS classification and U.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the oceangoing tug, the Mister Randy, to Jackson Marine Corporation, Aransas Pass, Texas. The Mister Randy is part of Jackson Marine's domestic fleet and is currently operating out of Belle Chasse, La.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, recently completed a twovessel contract for Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., with the delivery of the supply boat Moorean Command. Now working out of Cameron, La., for Getty Oil Company, the 180-foot by 40-foot vessel carries 6,
Campbell Industries, P.O. Box 1870, San Diego, Calif. 92112, recently delivered the Biehl Traveler, second of two offshore tug/ supply ships built for Biehl Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas. Her maiden voyage will take her to the Gulf of Alaska,