With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
The only U.S. Navy Surface Effect Ship, the SES-200, recently completed sea trials following her refurbishment at the Textron Marine Systems shipyard in New Orleans, La., where she was originally designed and built. "This 160-foot, advanced technology test
In Stralsund, an ocean-going giant takes to the water with the help of a record-breaking lift. The Stralsund ship lift reportedly breaks all records, as nowhere in the world is there a lifting and lowering facility on a larger scale than this 754 x 115 ft.
Name White Rose Builder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Owner Husky Oil Operation Type FPSO For many years now, contracts for ships and floating units to operate in an offshore environment have been much-prized value-added goals at Samsung.
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, ship conversion, shipboard electronics, communications and weapons. This special section covers contracts awarded between January 29 and March 22,1988.
The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized the award of construction- differential subsidy (CDS) for work by Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Baltimore to increase the container-carrying c a p a c i t y of four Mariner Class vessels owned by Moore McCormack Lines of New York.
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., the West Coast's largest network of ship repair yards, has been awarded a $75-million contract for the conversion and overhaul of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's M.S. Viking Serenade. The work will take place at Southwest's San Diego facility,
The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized the award of a $622,500 contract to Atlantic Marine, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., for the subsidized construction of a twin-screw, diesel-powered landing craft-type cargo vessel to be owned and o p e r a t e d by Blue Lines, Inc.
Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wise., has been awarded a $51.8-million contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for construction of one additional mine countermeasures ship, the MCM-7. Marinette previously was awarded Navy contracts
John T. Gilbride, president and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, in a speech on January 23 at The Propeller Cluib, Port of New York, provided his audience with an "inside" viewpoint of the recent findings of the Commission on American Shipbuilding.