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Friday, August 01, 2014

VT Halter Marine Announces Contracts to Build Two 130' ATB Tugs for Bouchard Transportation

Pascagoula, Miss., August 1, 2014 – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced new contracts to build two 130-foot Articulated Tug Barges (ATB) tugs for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard). Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, these 6,000hp Twin Screw ATB tugs will be classed by ABS as ✠A1 Ocean ...
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

VT Halter Marine Delivers Ocean-going ATB Tug for Bouchard Transportation

Pascagoula, Miss., May 29, 2014 – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today delivered the ocean-going 112 foot Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Tug, Denise A. Bouchard, for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc (Bouchard). Measuring 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, the 4,000hp tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

VT Halter Marine Launches Ocean-going ATB Tug for Bouchard Transportation

Pascagoula, Miss., February 11, 2014 – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today launched the ocean-going 112 foot Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tug, Denise A. Bouchard. Measuring 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, the 4,000hp tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler Sys...
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Monday, January 13, 2014

VT Halter Marine Well Into Bouchard Transportation's Major Expansion Program

Announces keel laying of ATB barge, schedules launch of offshore tug Pascagoula, Miss., January 13, 2014 – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today laid the keel for Barge “B No. 270”, which is, in part, one of two Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units being built for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchar...
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Monday, November 25, 2013

VT Halter Marine is Awarded Contract to Build Two Containerships for Corwley Maritime

Pascagoula, Miss., November 25, 2013 — VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it has secured a contract with Crowley Maritime Corporation to build two Container Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships. The value of this contract is in the region of $350m. The containerships measure 219.5m long and 32.3m wide, with a depth of 1...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

VT Halter Marine's Drydock Open Ahead of Schedule

Pascagoula, Miss. – November 6, 2013 – VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced its newest facility, a 12,000 MT Floating Drydock, is now open for business and already has its first customers. The dock, measuring 546 FT in length, 105 FT in breadth and with a depth of 46 FT, is part of an overall expansion plan at the s...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

VT Halter Marine Hosts Christening for T-AGS 60 Class Oceanographic Survey Ship for U.S. Navy

Pascagoula, Miss., March 27, 2013 – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today held a christening ceremony for USNS MAURY (T-AGS 66) at its Halter Moss Point facility.  VT Halter Marine is the leading designer and builder of specialized oceanographic ships for the U.S. Navy and has experience in building the previous six ships of t...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

VT Halter Marine to Build Articulated Tug Barge Unit with an Option Unit for Bouchard Transportation

Pascagoula, Miss., February 13, 2013 -- VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced a new contract to build an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) unit with an option unit for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard). The option must be exercised within 60 days of the initial contract award. The barge measures 625 feet by 91 feet by 47 f...
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

VT Halter Marine Announces Appointment of John J. Prendergast, III Executive Vice President

Pascagoula, Miss., December 26, 2012 -- VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rear Admiral (Ret.) John J. Prendergast, III to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP). Prendergast will be responsible for a broad range of functions including Government Contracts, Organizational Excellence, Human R...
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Friday, October 19, 2012

VT Halter Marine Delivers Evening Star, 112' ATB Tug, for Bouchard Transportation

Pascagoula, Miss., October 19, 2012 -- VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the delivery of the 112 foot ATB Offshore Tug, Evening Star, for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard). This tug is similar to others built for Bouchard in previous years by Halter Marine. Measuring 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, the 4,000hp t...
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