SINGING RIVER ISLAND

SINGING RIVER ISLAND

Sturdy launch keeps Pascagoula pilots all-weather ready  Capt. Walter Gautier stood on the aft deck of the new pilot launch Singing River Island in Pascagoula, Miss., as a 30-knot wind blew from the south.   “When it’s a sea like this,” Gautier said, gesturing toward the Gulf of Mexico, “this is the boat you want.” The 55-foot Singing River Island…
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PILOT/PATROL/FIREBOAT

PILOT/PATROL/FIREBOAT

Great Lakes pilot association diversifies fleet with fuel-sipping Huron Pride  The Lakes Pilots Association operates two Chesapeake-class pilot boats from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. A third launch from the yard, delivered earlier this year, adds speed and versatility to that proven fleet.  The 42.5-foot Resilient-class Huron Pride operates from the pilots’ home base in Port Huron, Mich. The deep-V aluminum hull was designed…
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