In what may be a maritime first, Bay-Houston Towing Company recently christened its four newest tugboats in a single ceremony held at City Dock 4 in the Port of Houston. These four new vessels, built at a total cost of $9.2 million, represent the second phase of a $16.
The Alice Briley, a 185-foot supply ship built by Mangone Shipbuilding of Houston, Texas, was delivered to Briley Marine Services, Inc. of Morgan City, La., in late August. The ship will work the Gulf of Mexico out of Galveston for Briley Marine.
Three U.S. Coast Guard ships were moored at docks of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently for regular maintenance and repair. One, the buoy tender Iris will also have its entire electrical system replaced, necessitated by a fire at