Shipyards around the world are facing increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations, adding additional expense to a business sector with an already reputed thin bottom line. Nonetheless, to stay in business shipyards must continuously enhance their capabilities and compliance,
Charles H. Rains, president of St. Augustine Trawlers in St. Augustine, Fla., recently announced the signing of a contract to construct an 85-foot by 24-foot steel trawler for Salvatore and James Bramante of Boston. Designed by John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Bel-Aire Shipyard Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has received a $20- million contract from Atunera Coinseco S.P.A. de C.V. of Mexico City, Mexico, to build two tuna seiners. The vessels are Canadiandesigned by naval a r c h i t e c ts Cleaver & Walkingshaw Ltd.