Metal Shark operates three separate shipbuilding facilities in Alabama and Louisiana. Primary towboat construction takes place at Metal Shark Alabama, a fully developed 35-acre shipbuilding and repair complex in the Mobile Bay region. Metal Shark Alabama features separate east and west yards both fronting a dredged deepwater inlet. The facility boasts a total of nine assembly buildings, a 660-ton Marine Travelift, multiple cranes, CNC plasma cutters, welders, and other fixtures supporting the construction of vessels up to 300’ in length and 1,500 tons launch weight. The shipyard is located 15 miles from Interstate 10 in Bayou La Batre, convenient to railway access and minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway with unobstructed access to the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about Metal Shark Alabama.
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