The marine industry, which traditionally hits a lull during the summer months, has been boiling over with new projects and business prospects, mainly centered on the business of keeping U.S. shores secure from further terrorist incursion. The Coast Guard Deepwater project,
An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers.
review of some of the oceangoing vessels that were converted during the past year for military and commercial applications. ANTARES Avondale Shipyards The USNS Antares, redelivered this year by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., was the first of three
With the LNG market heating up and owners needing to move quickly to take advantage of profitable opportunities, the work of three companies —Texon, Elefsis Shipyard and ABS — will be remembered fondly. In less than four weeks, Swedenbased Texon
As might be expected when losing the most significant navy newbuilding project for a generation, Bath Iron Works (BIW) filed a protest with the General Accounting Office (GAO) challenging the fairness of the Navy's DD(X) evaluation process. The
WABCO Fluid Power division has been awarded a contract to provide electropneumatic propulsion control systems for the Navy's new T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oilers. These vessels will have the Colt Industries' newly developed diesel engines, the largest engine manufactured in the U.
Several U.S. shipyards have recently been awarded U.S. Government, military and Navy ship repair contracts. On the East Coast, Moon Engineering, Portsmouth, Va., was recently awarded a $2,757,597 contract by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Portsmouth, Va.
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
The board of directors of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has elected Richard H. Vortmann to the new position of executive vice president, and Kristian K. Christensen to the new position of vice president of Planning and Programs.
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been awarded two contracts under which the San Francisco- based firm of naval architects and marine engineers will assist with the engineering and design phase in the conversion and modification of two