Martinac in the News
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March 2012 – Martinac Sends the Puyallup to Yokosuka, Japan
December 5, 2011 – Puyallup performs Honor Ceremony at Martinac Shipbuilding, alongside the Navy Tugboat YT806, PUYALLUP, adopting into the Tribe Rear Admiral Douglass T. Biesel, Commander NW Regon
December 3, 2011 – Martinac Announces the Menominee
J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. announces the launch of the sixth in a series of YT tugboats built for the U.S. Navy. This sixth tugboat is named “MENOMINEE”, honoring the Menominee Nation.
September 29, 2011 – Martinac Launches the YT806 Puyallup
J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. announces the launch of the fifth in a series of YT tugboats built for the U.S. Navy. This fifth tugboat is named “PUYALLUP”, honoring the Northwest Puyallup Tribe. Keynote speeches by The Honorable Norm Dicks, U.S. Congressman and Roleen Hargrove, Puyallup Tribal Council.
September 29, 2011 – The Puyallup Tribe Performs the Honors Ceremony for the YT806 Puyallup
The Puyallup Tribe performs the Honor Ceremony at the launch of YT806 “PUYALLUP” at the Martinac Shipyard in Tacoma, Wash., adopting the vessel into the Puyallup Tribe. Attending the ceremony are Joe Martinac and Jonathan Platt from Martinac, The Honorable U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks, Father John Kohler, and Chris Winters of the Muscogee Tribe – IUPAT DC5 Tribal Liasion.
July 2011 – Navy YT Tugs under construction
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The U.S. Navy introduces the YT805 in the Spring 2011 edition of the CNIC’s N3 Newsletter.
Brian Gauvin reviews the M/V Justice for the October/November issue of Professional Mariner. The high performance ASD tug is now in service in Boston Harbor.
American Tugboat Review discusses the M/V Resolution in its August 2010 edition. This vessel delivered by Martinac to Seaspan International is similar to the America and Pacific Scar, two tugs built Martinac for Signet Maritime Corp. of Texas and chartered to Foss Maritime.
Brian Gauvin reviews the Valiant, also known as YT802, for the June 2010 edition of American Tugboat Review. The Valiant is one of a six tugs delivered by Martinac to the U.S. Navy.
Bruce Buls reports on the first, new Z-Tech 4500s delivered to the U.S. Navy. The vessels are designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built by J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation.