General Dynamics NASSCO christened a new tug boat the “Blue Fin” Saturday after a student in Barrio Logan chose the name.
As part of its Maritime Month celebration in May, NASSCO invited local elementary school students residing or attending school in the community to name the shipyard’s newest tug boat.
The winning name was submitted by Edgar Cordoba, who attends King Chavez Academy of Excellence in Barrio Logan.
Bonnie Fanelli, the wife of 43-year NASSCO employee and assistant dockmaster Tom Fanelli, christened the tug.
The name “Blue Fin” evokes San Diego’s historic tuna industry. When that industry was at its peak, NASSCO was one of the largest tuna boat manufacturers in the region.
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