A number of Pacific Coast shipyards have been awarded discretionary grants through the Small Shipyard Grant Program of the Maritime Administration (MARAD). In Washington, SAFE Boats International of Bremerton, an aluminum boat manufacturer and supplier to military, federal, state and local law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies, will receive $587,035 for a router and press while Mavrik Marine at La Conner, which specializes in the construction of aluminum work boats, will receive $564,850 for a bridge crane, welding system, and compressor.
In Oregon, WCT Marine & Construction of Astoria, which specialize in marine services, new construction, welding, boat repair, boat building and fabrications, will receive $573,075 for a big top enclosed work structure, along with a work pad, drains and filtration system, while in Portland, Diversified Marine, which offers repair, retrofit and construction of tugs, barges and commercial vessels, will receive $1,253,160 for a 275-ton crawler crane.
In California, Mare Island Dry Dock at Vallejo, which offers dry docking, ship repair and other services, will receive $1,066,326 for a 165-ton rough terrain crane.
Out in Hawaii the Marisco yard at Kapolei, which offers ship repair and other services, will receive $745,872 for a blast and paint booth.
Also receiving a grant is Cabras Marine Corporation of Guam, which provides regional pilot, tug, barge, spill response, firefighting, and ferry services, and will receive $1 million for the purchase of a 275-ton truck crane.