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Marinette Marine Launches First In Yard Patrol Boat Series

Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wise., recently launched the YP 683 first of the 20 Yard Patrol boats under contract to the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command. This YP was the first woodhull vessel launched at the Marinette yard since

 

Committees, Associations, and Societies

Last Fall I had the opportunity to attend the Southeast Conference in Craig, Alaska. This conference is an association of communities working together on common issues such as transportation, their regional economy, and outside influences on their region such as the federal government.

Industry Icon Lester Rosenblatt Leaves an Indelible Mark

On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.

The Sea-Shed System

The "Sea-Shed" is a king-sized, open-top, multipurpose container which forms the "heart" of an innovative marine transportation system. Designed primarily for the stowage of the large number of commodities which comprise the neo-bulk cargo market,

Diversified Technologies Supplies Launch/Retrieval System For Steam Tanker

Diversified Technologies (Dt) of Chesapeake and Alexandria, Va., re- cently delivered one of its patented Launch and Retrieval Systems (LARS) to Houston Ship Repair, Houston, Texas, for installation on board the steam tanker Chesapeake. Its is the second of a series of SALM-LARS,

Newest Navy Crane Ship Christened 'Diamond State' At Tampa Shipyards

The U.S. Navy christened its newest crane ship, the SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) at ceremonies at Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla. The ship, named for the state of Delaware, will be operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. With a draft of 33

Dubai Drydocks Reports Profit For Second Year

—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,

Atlantic Marine To Build Caterpillar-Powered Longliner Processor

Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., recently signed a contract with Chalice Trawlers Corporation of Edmonds, Wash., to build the Aleutian Chalice, a 123-foot by 32- foot longliner processor. The vessel was designed by Rodney E. Lay & Associates of Jacksonville.

M a i n Iron Works Y a rd Acquired By Molaison

Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.

Leevac Awarded Conversion Contracts —Literature Available

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.

 
 
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