The twin superseiners Sea Chase and Chiriqui II were christened recently at Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The Sea Chase, launched last December, departed Sturgeon Bay at the end of July under command of Capt. Gregory Chase, whose wife, Renee, christened the boat.
The superseiner Napoleon, first of a three-boat contract signed between Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Ocean Blazer, Inc. in July 1978, was turned over to her owners recently just before leaving Sturgeon Bay. To be operated under the Venezuelan f l a g by Venatun, Inc.
The close cooperation of the Finnish Maritime industry is evidenced in the highly capable icebreaking ships that it produces. Icebreakers are essential to Finland's existence, as the specialized ships enable the country to keep its shipping lanes operational during the harshest winter months.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has delivered the new M/V Prudence Ferry to the Prudence Island Navigation Company. The ferry took over operations of the previous vessel, the Prudence II, on March 1. The new M/V Prudence Ferry at 64 feet by 35 feet by 4 feet,
Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS), Stamford, Conn., was awarded a contract to supply their IBM PC-based Planned Maintenance System (PMS) for Amoco Transport Company, according to an announcement made by MMS vice president Don Logan. This contract
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has announced that its Applied Sciences Group has received an initial contract of approximately $1.1 million from Fujitsu Ltd., Japan, to develop a computerbased Tactical Support Center for the Japanese Maritime Defense Agency.
DEBEG Marine Inc. has formally launched its entry into the U.S. and Canadian markets with the opening of its new headquarters in Salem, N.H. Rolf D. Seichter is president of the U.S. operation while Robert McCarthy is sales manager. Mr. McCarthy is