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Navy Requests $25 Billion For Shipbuilding, Fleet Maintenance & Repair For FYs 92-93

The budget request sent to Congress on February 4 provides a picture of changing priorities and increasing fiscal constraints in Navy spending. $16.9 Billion For Shipbuilding The Navy has asked for $8.6 billion to build 12 ships in FY 1992 and $8.

 

Passenger Vessel Report

Builder Astilleros Espanoles, Sevilla Yard Name Dawn Merchant Type RoPax Owner Cenargo Intl. The 7,360-dwt Dawn Merchant melds a high operating speed, sustainable in bad weather, and an exceptional standard of passenger accommodation with 'best practice' as applied to Ro-Pax ferry design.

Navy Repair And Overhaul Market

The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.

COATINGS & CORROSION CONTROL

Prior to the 1970s, drydocking intervals were determined primarily based on the speed with which a vessel became fouled. Today, of course, this is no longer true because of the introduction of self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint by major marine suppliers almost two decades ago.

Atlantic Marine To Build Cat-Powered Drill Barge For Mecom Company

Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Ft. George Island, Fla., h a s been awarded another contract to cons t r u c t an inland SCR mechanical drill barge f o r t h e John W. Mecom Company of Houston. A t l a n t ic Marine recently delivered a similar unit to t h e Mecom Company.

American Ship Building Awarded Navy Contract For Up To Six Ocean Surveillance Ships

The American Ship Building Company Announced recently that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a contract for the construction of up to six Ocean Surveillance Ships. The eventual contract value for construction of these vessels, which are designated T-AGOS 23- Class ships,

'Arleigh Burke,' First Aegis Destroyer, Conducts Weapons Trials In Atlantic

The new Aegis destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the lead vessel in what has been termed the U.S. Navy's ship of the 21st century, continued to live up to its advance billing when it recently engaged in weapons trials in the North Atlantic. Featured

Subsidy Board Approves CDS For $1.7-Million Delta Line Retrofits

The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved Delta Steamship Lines' application for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to increase the cargo-handling capability of two breakbulk vessels that it operates in its subsidized foreign service. The total approved CDS amount is $534,792.

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.

Leevac Shipyards A w a r d ed Supply Boat Contract

Leevac Shipyards, Inc., based in Jennings, La., was recently awarded a contract by a U.S. Gulf Coast firm to build a 200-foot offshore supply boat. This will be one of the first contracts for the construction of an offshore supply boat in the United States in about five years.

 
 
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