With the recent delivery of the 4,300-bhp tractor tug Brooks K. McAllister (photo), McAllister Brothers Inc. of New York announced the formation of McAllister Towing of Florida Inc. to begin a ship docking service in the Port of Jacksonville. Capt.
In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
The solid rocket booster recovery vessel Independence, built by Halter Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., was delivered recently to the Lockheed Space and Operations Company, for whom the vessel was built under a contract from Lockheed Shipbuilding.
Birka Line Ab and Wartsila Marine have signed a contract for a new $135-million luxury cruise vessel to be delivered in the autumn of 1990. The 32,000-gross-registered-ton vessel, with accommodations for 1,700 passengers, will be built at the Turku Shipyard.