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New Prototype Rescue Vessel, Built By Textron Marine For USCG, Credited With Saving Four Lives

The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built

 

EUROPEAN SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR

Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.

GASTECH 85

Nice, France—November 12-15 Gastech 85, the International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition, will be held November 12-15 at the new Palais des Congres "Acropolis" in Nice, France. This meeting will be the 11th in the very popular series, and the third to be held in France,

Manitowoc = 100 Years of Distinction

The Manitowoc Company first established itself in 1902 as a shipbuilding organization, has guided itself through the past 100 years as one of the most formidable companies within the U.S. The Manitowoc, Wis.-based company has forged an enviable track record,

Port Of A l b a n y A w a r ds $ 5 . 5 - M i l l i o n Contract

The Port of Albany has awarded a $5.5-million contract to the Edward B. Fitzpatrick, Jr. Construction Corporation of Williston Park, N.Y. for the reconstruction of a 1,500-foot petroleum terminal. The major portion of the contract is being- funded by the State of New York.

Todd President Sees U.S. Shipbuilders Improving Competitive Position

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.

Latest lnmarsat-2 Satellite Launch Provides More Capacity For COMSAT Customers

The second in a series of four Inmarsat-2 satellites was successfully launched recently by a McDonnell Douglas Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Inmarsat-2 (F2) will occupy a permanent orbital slot at 15.5 degrees west longitude over the Atlantic Ocean Region-East (AOR-E),

Latest Ingalls LHD Contract Has $1.1-Billion Potential

Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss., recently won a major competition to build three additional multipurpose amphibious assault ships of the Wasp (LHD-1) Class. The lead ship of the class is currently under construction at

Todd-Los Angeles Delivers Guided Missile Frigate FFG-51 Gary To U.S. Navy

The Guided Missile Frigate Gary (FFG 51) was delivered recently by the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation. The Gary, completed 27 weeks ahead of contract schedule and well below cost, was originally presented to the Navy

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. October 3 Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, was awarded a $27.3-million modification

 
 
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