Owners, Operators, Suppliers Enter 1991 With Renewed Optimism Optimism is certainly the prevailing feeling among owners, operators, builders and equipment suppliers of the workboat fleet serving the Gulf of Mexico as they enter 1991. This renewed
H. Allen Fernstrom was elected president and chief executive officer of The American Ship Building Company according to a recent announcement by George M. Steinbrenner, chairman of the board. He succeeds George A. Chandler, who is leaving to become
Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Inc., a family-owned builder located on Bayou Lafourche outside of New Orleans, recently received a $73.4-million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed contract to construct twelve 110-foot Island Class patrol boats.
Crowley's petroleum services group has taken delivery of its newest tug. Avik, to serve in the company's oil transportation and distribution fleet. The 76-ft. tug was designed by Crowley's Vessel Management Services team and built by Dakota Creek Industries.
—Literature Available Dubai Drydocks, which declared a profit after its first year of activity, reported a profit exceeding expectations at the completion of its second year of operation at the end of February of this year. Since opening the yard in March 1983,
If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the
Detyens Shipyard continues to expand its dredge work, with numerous contracts at all three of its locations; the Main Yard in Charleston, S.C., the Wando Yard in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and its Jacksonville, Fla. yard. Last year Detyens completed work for six different operators.
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., was recently awarded two separate conversion contracts. The first contract calls for the design, fabrication and installation of a new stern section for a 110-foot landing craft for U.S. naval operations in the South Atlantic Ocean.
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), a conference within The American Waterways Operators, represents the interests of the small- and mediumsized or "second-tier" yards in the shipbuilding and repair industry. These yards build and repair the tugboats,