Hudson Shipbuilders (HUD- SHIP) of Pascagoula, Miss., re- cently delivered its first 85-foot towboat, the Virginia Cole (shown above), to Energy Transport Ser- vices, Inc. of New Orleans. Al- though HUDSHIP builds a stock 70-foot towboat, of which several have been delivered,
Central Boat Rentals of Morgan City, La., recently put to work a unique inland, 60-foot pushboat built by Brice Shipbuilding Inc. of Chauvin, La. The Vail Trail (shown above) is an unusual ship in that it has six rudders for improved maneuverability and control.
Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (Hudship) of Pascagoula, Miss., has announced the signing of two new contracts for pushboats to be delivered during 1980. A contract was signed with Cliff Spanier and Larry Gisclair of Clydesdale Corporation, Harvey, La.